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December 31, 1918

Tues., 31  Moderating.  Some snow.  Finish Grace’s nightdress & do some repairing.  Write some business letters & words to members of the D.A.R.  Make rolls. This is the last day of the year.  I plan to take a close grip … Continue reading

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December 30, 1918

Mon., 30  Quite cold.  Sew on Grace’s nightdress, pick up &tc.  Write Gertrude.  Send cards of thanks to several people.  Grace does some fine cooking.  Mr. & Mrs. Woodman, Lieut. Stainton & Louisa come & spend the evening.  Music & … Continue reading

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December 29, 1918

 Sun., 29  A cool day.  Karl & H come to dinner.  Mrs. Middlebrook buried.  Carried to the Carpenter cemetery in Monkton.  Read “Mr. Pratt” by Joseph Lincoln.  Helen goes back to Harrington Park on thge 10-20 train.  Poor Helen!

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December 28, 1918

Sat., 28  Not feeling well.  Make bread & pies.  Ruth attends Miss Welch’s wedding at the Steven’s House.  Letter from Ashton.  Miss Dumas family, the Blakeleys, have influenza.  

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December 26 & 27, 1918

Thurs., 26  Still snowing.  More deaths from influenza.  Miss Welch, a friend of Ruth’s, up to dinner.  Miss Cornelia Jocelyn dead.  Fri., 27  Quite cool dark & cloudy.  Mrs. Middlebrook dead.  Cut out & sew an outing nightdress for Grace.  … Continue reading

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December 24, 1918

Tues., 24  Miss Dumas comes to wash.  Sweeps my room & bath room.  Girls sweep & I pick up.  Grace comes on midnight train  Miss D mop dining room We have music & cards of greeting from friends & gifts … Continue reading

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December 25: Henry–1870 & Ella–1918

1870–Henry:  Sunday, Dec. 25  Nell & I went to church to day.  Pleasant but (?)  Had a chicken for supper.  a splendid (??)  (Mother W is a good cook)  (parentheses his) This is the last entry in Henry’s diary.   … Continue reading

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December 23, 1918

Mon., 23  Make bread &tc.  Clean & dress the two red roosters.  Each weights 6 3/4 lbs.  Write several letters.  Send box to Gertrude.  Ruth & Helen go down street.  send books to Mrs. Jodoin Edgar, Emma MacKenzie, & Mrs. … Continue reading

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December 22, 1918

Sun., 22  Henrietta attends church, but Karl not well.  comes here.  She rides up with Tuttle.  Card from Susie Heald.  

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December 21, 1918

Sat., 21  A lovely day.  Make Graham bread & pies.  Finish apron for Gertrude.  Go out for an hour.  Letter from Hattie.  This is the shortest day of the year & one of the nicest.  Library closed on account of … Continue reading

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