Dec. 25 Sat.
Lovely Sunny Christmas. We were wakened in the night by a
telephone announcing a fire next to Doyle's & Fred & Jack went
down. Was busy about the house all the morning &
Claude, Henry, Chan & Letitia came to din- ner. Later the
came over. We had a very nice time & they stayed
till after dark, when I put them on the car. The house is so lovely &
everyone - children in- cluded - enjoy it so much. This morning went to
Rowe's & Meta's, &
this evening to
Caring's to see Xmas presents.
came over tonight & we had our first grate fire. The flue works
beautifully - I did a puzzle later. The kittens were so
Dec. 26 Sun.
Lazy morning. We all went up to
Cro'nest to dinner & saw the dear babies
with their pretty Christmas things. They have a blackboard with a
picture of a school house &c. Henry "is
going to take Bessie
to school" there - with his new "umbolly"
Aunt Maisie gave him. They both had loads of
things - so much some will have to be put away. Late I went over to Mac Arthur's to see the new kittens which are very
shy & to Rogers with Mary
to see Mabel - nice as ever. Went back
to supper & got home about nine.
Dec. 27 Mon.
Busy at office. Anderson
here & Miss
away. Home at noon - we got 22 more Christmas
packages & letter today!
Fred home sick. Wrote letters tonight.