Mora staid all night with Mrs. Boots. Quite stormy altho not very cold. Sidney went to P. Maruney's a.m. and Pat got Claud Burt to draw the poles down for him. Strickland plowed and Pat kittled out the road p.m.
A beautiful Christmas day, but quite cold. There is over a foot of snow on the level and some great drifts. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Shrader called yesterday p.m. and Mrs. S. left a nice piece of plaid for Mora, a dress, a brown pair mittens for Maud and a pair red ones for Memphis also some S.S. cards for them all. We had a very enjoyable Christmas, a roast duck and mince pie for dinner.
A fierce blizzard all a.m. Sidney went to church with Mora and Maud p.m. to see they got through alright, and in the evening he carried Memphis some of the way. Had a nice Christmas entertainment, church packed. Mora's gift from her teacher was a nice tie box, Maud's a burned gold glass tumbler and Memphis's a mug, same material. All got bags of candy. I rec'd a handkerchief from Aunt Kate. Sidney and the children rode home from church with P. Maruney.
Snowed all night and is still snowing hard and is quite cold too. Children could not go to school, roads full.
Quite pleasant. Sidney went to church. Mora could not get her shoes on her feet were so swelled with chilblains. Maud went but afraid they had commenced S.S, she came back without going in, but she opened the door to let a cat go in that came from across the way.
Pleasant sunshiny day, but did not thaw any. Mora and Maud went to school and carried their dinner, but just as the children and I were about to sit down to our dinner, Mora came in. Rather walk home in the cold than eat at school. Rec'd a card from Adelle, her and Lew and a girlfriend photo card. Mailed a card to Lillian Smith.
Quite pleasant, not very cold. Susie and Marguerite came p.m. I let them have a brown leghorn rooster. Earl and Hazel Boots here all p.m. Sidney came home on the 7 p.m. brought 25lbs. macaroni from Syracuse factory, also a pretty good pair gunmetal shoes he got at bargain .15c.
Mild day, quite mussy underfoot. Maud and Memphis took their dinner, Mora came home to dinner. Cassie went to P.O. 4 times, got a letter from Sidney and a P.O.Order for $2.00. Mora ordered 1/2 cord wood. Orla Courbat brought it and took 8 shillings instead of 7, as she should have done. Rec'd a card from Adell. Hazel Lynch brought the things I ordered off her, .25c worth.
Looks like snow, a trifle cold tonight. Sidney started out at about 6 a.m. Mora, Maud and Memphis went to school. Memphis has not been to school since Nov. 9th. I got washing all done before noon. Clint and Gene came and after fussing about 2 hours witht the pump, took it to the blacksmith shop to be repaired. Children are studying pieces to speak for Christmas at the church.
Sidney started at 6 a.m. south. Mora attended a birthday dinner at Mr. and Mrs. Wm Shrader's in honor of Irene Piguet's 12th birthday, the invited ones were Irene, Hazel, Rose, Avis Weatherup and Mora. Each rec'd a lovely hair ribbon. Mora said they had a very nice dinner and a good time. Leslie Wires came in his car at 12 noon, ate dinner and he and Mina started back at 4 p.m. Very cloudy all day.
Rained all last night and until after daylight. Sidney was going away early but did not on account of the rain. Rev. Mitchel's wife and daughter called for Sidney, Mina and Mora to go to prayer meeting with them at John Fidler's. Clayton Porter bought a paper.