Monroe County Democrat, (Monroe Co. TN) October 11, 1972:
“Mrs. Sands Still Keeps Diary She Started In 1918:
Dear Dan [Hicks]
Yes, I am still keeping my daily diary that dates back to Sept. 1, 1918. The first little five-cent notebook has grown into quite a collection of other notebooks, several five-year regular diary books and various business year-books for the year. Some years were hard to keep on keeping on, but Ben always insisted on my not giving up. I thank him for that. Incidentally, I have a 1972 five-year-diary now.
I’m wondering who will be interested in my long work when it will be 100 on Sept. 1, 2018?”