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1895
Dec. 8. Sun Cloudy - Pepper & salt snow, too. Staid home most all day - reading &c. by a pretty crackling wood fire. Went to church this p.m. Edith was there and came home with me but wouldn't stay. Went away offended be- cause I wouldn't go home with her (oh! ye shades - and they blame Mary!) To-night I've been reading Kipling's "Brushwood Boy" - a "plain tale" sort and good. The refrain still haunts me. "We must go back with Policeman Day. Back from the City of Dreams". Dec. 9. Mon. Mae was up to-day and asked us up to- morrow night. Shopped a little. Sewed tonight on pillows - or cushions for window seat. Dec. 10 Tues Pleasant. Went shopping again. Tonight Claude & I went to Stull's (after I had seated parlors & my room after sweeping) and found Charlie Case there. John had "Barrack Room Ballads" & we read some. The one about Tomlinson and "It's" "Tommy" this and "Tommy" that and "Tommy" "mind yer eye" But it's "make way there for Adkins". When the band begins to play. We talked house to - quite extensively - but mostly after Charlie Case left. Then had

1895
Dec. 8. Sun Cloudy - Pepper & salt snow, too. Staid home most all day - reading &c. by a pretty crackling wood fire. Went to church this p.m. Edith was there and came home with me but wouldn't stay. Went away offended be- cause I wouldn't go home with her (oh! ye shades - and they blame Mary!) To-night I've been reading Kipling's "Brushwood Boy" - a "plain tale" sort and good. The refrain still haunts me. "We must go back with Policeman Day. Back from the City of Dreams". Dec. 9. Mon. Mae was up to-day and asked us up to- morrow night. Shopped a little. Sewed tonight on pillows - or cushions for window seat. Dec. 10 Tues Pleasant. Went shopping again. Tonight Claude & I went to Stull's (after I had seated parlors & my room after sweeping) and found Charlie Case there. John had "Barrack Room Ballads" & we read some. The one about Tomlinson and "It's" "Tommy" this and "Tommy" that and "Tommy" "mind yer eye" But it's "make way there for Adkins". When the band begins to play. We talked house to - quite extensively - but mostly after Charlie Case left. Then had

1895
Dec. 8. Sun Cloudy - Pepper & salt snow, too. Staid home most all day - reading &c. by a pretty crackling wood fire. Went to church this p.m. Edith was there and came home with me but wouldn't stay. Went away offended be- cause I wouldn't go home with her (oh! ye shades - and they blame Mary!) To-night I've been reading Kipling's "Brushwood Boy" - a "plain tale" sort and good. The refrain still haunts me. "We must go back with Policeman Day. Back from the City of Dreams". Dec. 9. Mon. Mae was up to-day and asked us up to- morrow night. Shopped a little. Sewed tonight on pillows - or cushions for window seat. Dec. 10 Tues Pleasant. Went shopping again. Tonight Claude & I went to Stull's (after I had seated parlors & my room after sweeping) and found Charlie Case there. John had "Barrack Room Ballads" & we read some. The one about Tomlinson and "It's" "Tommy" this and "Tommy" that and "Tommy" "mind yer eye" But it's "make way there for Adkins". When the band begins to play. We talked house to - quite extensively - but mostly after Charlie Case left. Then had
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