June 21, 1893
Ruth and I took the train into Chicago for the fair. It was hot, unbelievably hot, but our excitement was too great to be extinguished by the heat.
We had heard they were unveiling some sort of new attraction and we had to see what the fuss was about.
When we arrived among the great crowd of people shuffling about, trying to make their way into the gates, we were amazed at what we saw.
There was a towering structure high above everything else, looming, casting a shadow of wonder and exuberance. It drew us in, we got closer and closer until finally it was our turn. We got on, Ruth grabbed my hand as we got to the top and said “I’ve never been so happy”.