Saturday December 23rd 1899 freeze & frosty in the morning but nice I hitched to the old buggy & took Mrs Evans & 2 girls to her mothers Old Mrs. Sigler road midling & thawing fast we rcd box from Hattie & one from Nora Christmas gifts Nora Sent me a nice black tie I now have about 5 or 6 new ties that have never worn I was down town PM & Eve we all went to the Rink to M E [Methodist Episcopal] Christmas tree & it was the worst Jam & Noisest Christmas tree I was ever at no order no enforcement Could hear very little of the program after the first 2 or 3 pieces & the longer the worse I was jammed in the SE corner & couldn’t get out was real glad when it was over & we could come home after all the rest had gone to bed Mother & I fixed the Christmas presents for the Children
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