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12/1/03
Mary
was in, but I wasn't there. Edith telephoned. Spent the evening "quietly at home". Dec. 2. Wed. Lovely frosty morning and day. Took prints of Alice's pictures, &c. Also worked hard. Claude went to Syracuse with Mrs. Charlie Ellis to "rescue" poor old Harvey. Edith called for me at 5:30 & we did a little Christmas shopping - Wrote tonight, & Papa read aloud, too. Dec. 3. Thurs. Claude says Harvey is dying in a catholic hospital in Syracuse (St. Joseph?) and is in a terrible state. It quite broke him up to go. I'm afraid. Stopped at Hospital Donation at Eureka Club, about 5:30. Papa read aloud tonight, while Mother & I sewed. Dec. 4. Fri. Nice day. Tonight The Perfects" and the Bride & Groom were invited to Hamilton's "29th bithday party" (not his birthday at all, and he's 39 at least!) We all went (but the Rogers girls) and had a very nice time. Frank and Lillian were great fun - quite "spooney". They gave the Skipper a big new spoon in a string "to catch muscalonge" and Helen gave him a steamboat "to take the place of the Atlantic" (burned) and Chat a cake of soap "to wash himself ashore" and Lura a tobacco pouch, Mary tobacco, Nellie, ash receiver, I, cigars (as usual, Edith a pen wiper. Catherine Crichton a big stick of candy &c. &c. He had

12/1/03
Mary
was in, but I wasn't there. Edith telephoned. Spent the evening "quietly at home". Dec. 2. Wed. Lovely frosty morning and day. Took prints of Alice's pictures, &c. Also worked hard. Claude went to Syracuse with Mrs. Charlie Ellis to "rescue" poor old Harvey. Edith called for me at 5:30 & we did a little Christmas shopping - Wrote tonight, & Papa read aloud, too. Dec. 3. Thurs. Claude says Harvey is dying in a catholic hospital in Syracuse (St. Joseph?) and is in a terrible state. It quite broke him up to go. I'm afraid. Stopped at Hospital Donation at Eureka Club, about 5:30. Papa read aloud tonight, while Mother & I sewed. Dec. 4. Fri. Nice day. Tonight The Perfects" and the Bride & Groom were invited to Hamilton's "29th bithday party" (not his birthday at all, and he's 39 at least!) We all went (but the Rogers girls) and had a very nice time. Frank and Lillian were great fun - quite "spooney". They gave the Skipper a big new spoon in a string "to catch muscalonge" and Helen gave him a steamboat "to take the place of the Atlantic" (burned) and Chat a cake of soap "to wash himself ashore" and Lura a tobacco pouch, Mary tobacco, Nellie, ash receiver, I, cigars (as usual, Edith a pen wiper. Catherine Crichton a big stick of candy &c. &c. He had

12/1/03
Mary
was in, but I wasn't there. Edith telephoned. Spent the evening "quietly at home". Dec. 2. Wed. Lovely frosty morning and day. Took prints of Alice's pictures, &c. Also worked hard. Claude went to Syracuse with Mrs. Charlie Ellis to "rescue" poor old Harvey. Edith called for me at 5:30 & we did a little Christmas shopping - Wrote tonight, & Papa read aloud, too. Dec. 3. Thurs. Claude says Harvey is dying in a catholic hospital in Syracuse (St. Joseph?) and is in a terrible state. It quite broke him up to go. I'm afraid. Stopped at Hospital Donation at Eureka Club, about 5:30. Papa read aloud tonight, while Mother & I sewed. Dec. 4. Fri. Nice day. Tonight The Perfects" and the Bride & Groom were invited to Hamilton's "29th bithday party" (not his birthday at all, and he's 39 at least!) We all went (but the Rogers girls) and had a very nice time. Frank and Lillian were great fun - quite "spooney". They gave the Skipper a big new spoon in a string "to catch muscalonge" and Helen gave him a steamboat "to take the place of the Atlantic" (burned) and Chat a cake of soap "to wash himself ashore" and Lura a tobacco pouch, Mary tobacco, Nellie, ash receiver, I, cigars (as usual, Edith a pen wiper. Catherine Crichton a big stick of candy &c. &c. He had
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