December 25, 1897

Saturday December 25th 1897  Christmas & a most beautiful day & good Sleighing  Our children were up Early & found many nice gifts that Santa claus had left for them  I got a nice tie & a heavy Silk muffler  Mag got a nice album & glass vase & numerous pieces of bric a brac & handiwork of our girls  it done one much good to hear the Children in great glee over their presents & I never begrudge a few dollars for Christmas presents to these bright spots in lifes journey  may not last long for me but will I hope be looked back to by our Children for many years as happy times long to be remembered  Willard came from Keota this morning & Roy & Cora came & we had a good dinner  Scalloped Oysters &c & killed a turkey for tomorrow  we done no work only Chores & I went to Nira to horse meeting in the PM & got 2 doz oranges 50c & book & Hdkf [hankerchief] 15c  home at dusk  Willard & Harriet went to Keota in Eve  H G Moore made me a Christmas present cup & saucer nice  Harve 104 days & drew 29,85

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