Monday Dec 25 Christmas Colder cloudy & froze all day I killed 2 dux [ducks] Roy gave & we had them roasted for dinner Bell & Ralf were here for dinner our girls took dinner over for Holden & Laura Holden is about the same he improves very Slow I am better to day this has been a rather Slim Christmas day for us & our home will be apt to have fewer children each returning Christmas till they are all gone we miss them Even now Maude got home late last night from Keota & left Nellie there for a week’s visit with Sylvia
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