It seems someone lost a diary, and the folks at the Houston Daily Times were eager to find its owner.
"Several memorandums in the diary give no light as to who is the owner, but the following daily entries of the owner's wife's temper during the last week may assist the proprietor in recovering his property," the paper published, on Jan. 16, 1869.
Monday: A thick fog; no seeing through it.
Tuesday: Gloomy and very chilly; unseasonable weather.
Wednesday: Frosty, at times sharp.
Thursday: Bitter cold in the morning, red sunset, with flying clouds portending hard weather.
Friday: Storm in the morning, with pearls of thunder; clear afterwards.
Saturday: Gleams of sunshine, with a partial thaw; frost again at night.
Sunday: A slight southwester in the morning; calm and pleasant at dinner time; hurricane and earthquake at night.
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