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368DECEMBER 25 Sun 1910 (mem) Lovely sunny, cold beautiful day. Got up late. Went over to Mar- guerites in a.m. & all to Claude's to dinner. Jim was there. Henry & Chan had on their new Harry & Edith
white suits. After dinner we had the Christmas tree & it was such fun. Henry got out packages. Claude & opened them & I put them down. We all got lovely things.Jim gave them lovely clocks & a "derrich". Afterwards Bessie Hebbard came over & they showed her the tree - pointing out its beauties so cunning! Jim walked down with us & we stopped at Marion
& Lois's
a few min- utes. Motherwent to church tonight and I went over to Carings a little while & then read old letters &c. &c.
Mon 1911 Warm Xmas day. Rain early. Channie & Henry were dear with the stockings & new dolls. Hans & Gretchen. After breakfast everybody went to the Xmas tree in the veranda - fine. Then to Millbrook & had sand pile with the children. Some went in bathing. It was hot & I had a bad 2 hours or so with neuralgia. After dinner Dorothy W. & I walk the back way (lovely) to spanish point - a big gale - beautfiful. Letitia & the boys. Hermione rowed & [illegible] & walked most of the p.m. We missed them - & were rowed back by a black boy from the washer woman's. They never came till dark. A nice chat with the W's & early to bed. cassava pie. fine dinner &c. Wed 1912 Bright sunny day. (mem) Lovely morning. Mother & I at Cro'nest about 8 & to breakfast & all day. Tree after breakfast - played on the floor - a walk with Henry (to "James' baby's") dinner (by Mother & me) The boys & all off at 4 in Hammon's carriage. Talk with Nana & the Dr. Boy's supper & Letitia's. Home about 7 and a visit to Marguerite's & Meta's (Ewers & [illegible] Beach) with Mother ! Thurs 1913 Christmas. Didn't get up early. Felt really sick - abed, but managed to go to Claude with Mother. Mr. Garwissen then to dinner and a little tree near the plant window. Chan didn't feel well. Henry's eyes shining. In the evening Mother & I went over to see the "City" & tree in Anderson park. Stormed late in evening. Fri 1914 Christmas day, & ideal as to weather. Slept very late & about noon went up on the hill - had plum puddings with the family & then walked with Claude & the children to the penetenting. Came home & rested awhile & dressed & then went with Mother to Florence's to a nice xmas supper. Lou
& "Chap" & the little dressmaker & Miss Mullholland & her son & later dear Irene- de- lighted with her love kewpie & [illegible] her.

368DECEMBER 25 Sun 1910 (mem) Lovely sunny, cold beautiful day. Got up late. Went over to Mar- guerites in a.m. & all to Claude's to dinner. Jim was there. Henry & Chan had on their new Harry & Edith
white suits. After dinner we had the Christmas tree & it was such fun. Henry got out packages. Claude & opened them & I put them down. We all got lovely things.Jim gave them lovely clocks & a "derrich". Afterwards Bessie Hebbard came over & they showed her the tree - pointing out its beauties so cunning! Jim walked down with us & we stopped at Marion
& Lois's
a few min- utes. Motherwent to church tonight and I went over to Carings a little while & then read old letters &c. &c.
Mon 1911 Warm Xmas day. Rain early. Channie & Henry were dear with the stockings & new dolls. Hans & Gretchen. After breakfast everybody went to the Xmas tree in the veranda - fine. Then to Millbrook & had sand pile with the children. Some went in bathing. It was hot & I had a bad 2 hours or so with neuralgia. After dinner Dorothy W. & I walk the back way (lovely) to spanish point - a big gale - beautfiful. Letitia & the boys. Hermione rowed & [illegible] & walked most of the p.m. We missed them - & were rowed back by a black boy from the washer woman's. They never came till dark. A nice chat with the W's & early to bed. cassava pie. fine dinner &c. Wed 1912 Bright sunny day. (mem) Lovely morning. Mother & I at Cro'nest about 8 & to breakfast & all day. Tree after breakfast - played on the floor - a walk with Henry (to "James' baby's") dinner (by Mother & me) The boys & all off at 4 in Hammon's carriage. Talk with Nana & the Dr. Boy's supper & Letitia's. Home about 7 and a visit to Marguerite's & Meta's (Ewers & [illegible] Beach) with Mother ! Thurs 1913 Christmas. Didn't get up early. Felt really sick - abed, but managed to go to Claude with Mother. Mr. Garwissen then to dinner and a little tree near the plant window. Chan didn't feel well. Henry's eyes shining. In the evening Mother & I went over to see the "City" & tree in Anderson park. Stormed late in evening. Fri 1914 Christmas day, & ideal as to weather. Slept very late & about noon went up on the hill - had plum puddings with the family & then walked with Claude & the children to the penetenting. Came home & rested awhile & dressed & then went with Mother to Florence's to a nice xmas supper. Lou
& "Chap" & the little dressmaker & Miss Mullholland & her son & later dear Irene- de- lighted with her love kewpie & [illegible] her.

368DECEMBER 25 Sun 1910 (mem) Lovely sunny, cold beautiful day. Got up late. Went over to Mar- guerites in a.m. & all to Claude's to dinner. Jim was there. Henry & Chan had on their new Harry & Edith
white suits. After dinner we had the Christmas tree & it was such fun. Henry got out packages. Claude & opened them & I put them down. We all got lovely things.Jim gave them lovely clocks & a "derrich". Afterwards Bessie Hebbard came over & they showed her the tree - pointing out its beauties so cunning! Jim walked down with us & we stopped at Marion
& Lois's
a few min- utes. Motherwent to church tonight and I went over to Carings a little while & then read old letters &c. &c.
Mon 1911 Warm Xmas day. Rain early. Channie & Henry were dear with the stockings & new dolls. Hans & Gretchen. After breakfast everybody went to the Xmas tree in the veranda - fine. Then to Millbrook & had sand pile with the children. Some went in bathing. It was hot & I had a bad 2 hours or so with neuralgia. After dinner Dorothy W. & I walk the back way (lovely) to spanish point - a big gale - beautfiful. Letitia & the boys. Hermione rowed & [illegible] & walked most of the p.m. We missed them - & were rowed back by a black boy from the washer woman's. They never came till dark. A nice chat with the W's & early to bed. cassava pie. fine dinner &c. Wed 1912 Bright sunny day. (mem) Lovely morning. Mother & I at Cro'nest about 8 & to breakfast & all day. Tree after breakfast - played on the floor - a walk with Henry (to "James' baby's") dinner (by Mother & me) The boys & all off at 4 in Hammon's carriage. Talk with Nana & the Dr. Boy's supper & Letitia's. Home about 7 and a visit to Marguerite's & Meta's (Ewers & [illegible] Beach) with Mother ! Thurs 1913 Christmas. Didn't get up early. Felt really sick - abed, but managed to go to Claude with Mother. Mr. Garwissen then to dinner and a little tree near the plant window. Chan didn't feel well. Henry's eyes shining. In the evening Mother & I went over to see the "City" & tree in Anderson park. Stormed late in evening. Fri 1914 Christmas day, & ideal as to weather. Slept very late & about noon went up on the hill - had plum puddings with the family & then walked with Claude & the children to the penetenting. Came home & rested awhile & dressed & then went with Mother to Florence's to a nice xmas supper. Lou
& "Chap" & the little dressmaker & Miss Mullholland & her son & later dear Irene- de- lighted with her love kewpie & [illegible] her.
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