Final Pioneer Diary Entry
I’m scared of this trip. This trip has done no good! I first lost all my livestock. We are freezing to death! It's like two degrees here! My son froze in the middle of the trail! I had to give him a cream that goes on your body that warms him up. My daughter was always crying because she thought that her husband was going to die and leave her pregnant! I told her that she isn’t going to be alone, that I'm always with her, and if I die her father and brother will be there! She started to cry even more! My dad died, and I cried like I was a waterfall. This is how it went. He froze and wouldn’t talk and he wouldn’t move. My husband screamed, “Elizabeth! Your father died! Come quick!” I went, and we buried him there in the snow. I left flowers there, and I hope when I die I will lay right next to him!
Since it has been snowing like a blizzard and the snow blocked the pass we thought to go right off the path and go right. We decided this because there are no mountains and trees and since there’s no mountains and trees we can just go through the clear space! Honestly, I'm scared but I tell my children that I love them and that we might be safe! I hope that this is the right trail to take!
I expect to be safe and to find nice land! I also except to not find death. I also want to see all these wagons be safe and sound when we get there. I also except to be with my family and live a beautiful life with them!
My advice to give to any pioneer is to make wise decisions and be with your family. Never leave your family alone! Have the right material for weather! Spring, winter, fall, and summer! Have the right clothes too. These may be my last words!