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.