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1897.
with the "sure enough" Vagabonds - Claude, George, Con & Harvey - & Geo. the waiter was very attentive & we had a good time. Staid till 6:15 tonight - writing to Green & Wicks. Did up Xmas presents after supper - and read "Quo Vadis". Dec. 23. Thurs. Nice snowy weather - busy with Xmas anticipation. Con announced that he was "another uncle" - as his sister Nellie
has a new daughter & I got Nicholson's picture - Almanac - with Kipling poems. The October (?) one being, let's see "A pious horse to church may trot A maid may work man's reformation But horses four and girl are not A ? ? combination I'm going to give it to Ned. Tonight I did up more & wrote & read & "talked to the family". Dec 24 Fri. The day before Christmas rush. J.G. gave me Gibson's "London" - which delighted me - and let me go after the noon mail - I went to Salter's to send some flowers to Mrs. Baker and there saw Ned & Will & had a nice little chat with them while they sent a "Jersusalem Cherry" to Charlotte- then I went down to Edith's & Fredericka's with gifts, stopping at the Postal Telegraph to send a pretty green & white waste basket to Mae Stull. Met Frank Decker, just sending me my annual box of candy - so I took it. He looked pale, poor boy

1897.
with the "sure enough" Vagabonds - Claude, George, Con & Harvey - & Geo. the waiter was very attentive & we had a good time. Staid till 6:15 tonight - writing to Green & Wicks. Did up Xmas presents after supper - and read "Quo Vadis". Dec. 23. Thurs. Nice snowy weather - busy with Xmas anticipation. Con announced that he was "another uncle" - as his sister Nellie
has a new daughter & I got Nicholson's picture - Almanac - with Kipling poems. The October (?) one being, let's see "A pious horse to church may trot A maid may work man's reformation But horses four and girl are not A ? ? combination I'm going to give it to Ned. Tonight I did up more & wrote & read & "talked to the family". Dec 24 Fri. The day before Christmas rush. J.G. gave me Gibson's "London" - which delighted me - and let me go after the noon mail - I went to Salter's to send some flowers to Mrs. Baker and there saw Ned & Will & had a nice little chat with them while they sent a "Jersusalem Cherry" to Charlotte- then I went down to Edith's & Fredericka's with gifts, stopping at the Postal Telegraph to send a pretty green & white waste basket to Mae Stull. Met Frank Decker, just sending me my annual box of candy - so I took it. He looked pale, poor boy

1897.
with the "sure enough" Vagabonds - Claude, George, Con & Harvey - & Geo. the waiter was very attentive & we had a good time. Staid till 6:15 tonight - writing to Green & Wicks. Did up Xmas presents after supper - and read "Quo Vadis". Dec. 23. Thurs. Nice snowy weather - busy with Xmas anticipation. Con announced that he was "another uncle" - as his sister Nellie
has a new daughter & I got Nicholson's picture - Almanac - with Kipling poems. The October (?) one being, let's see "A pious horse to church may trot A maid may work man's reformation But horses four and girl are not A ? ? combination I'm going to give it to Ned. Tonight I did up more & wrote & read & "talked to the family". Dec 24 Fri. The day before Christmas rush. J.G. gave me Gibson's "London" - which delighted me - and let me go after the noon mail - I went to Salter's to send some flowers to Mrs. Baker and there saw Ned & Will & had a nice little chat with them while they sent a "Jersusalem Cherry" to Charlotte- then I went down to Edith's & Fredericka's with gifts, stopping at the Postal Telegraph to send a pretty green & white waste basket to Mae Stull. Met Frank Decker, just sending me my annual box of candy - so I took it. He looked pale, poor boy
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