Monday Dec 24 Cool Cloudy damp & looks much like rain Harve & I split & piled wood & cleared out a wood cover most of the AM Roy called & I gave him a sack of apples PM I took Mag to Nira & she helped fix 2 Christmas trees & I soon came home & after we did the chores we all went to Nira Mag stayed there & took supper at Ashtons. We had a full house in my hall  & 2 trees & they were well loaded with presents of which the Carr family got their full share & our girls made much the largest part of the entertainment singing & speaking &c I got 2 handkerchiefs a good pair of mittens an ink stand with pen holder attachment & a nice large arm rocker home at 10-30 turning cooler
 Isaac owned a building in Nira that he called his “hall”. He rented it out for parties and meetings.
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