Dec. 25, 1929, Wednesday
A lovely day, warm and bright and didn’t freeze last night. Merle Hutchins came in at 9 o’clock in Weidner’s truck and left at daylight to do the chores and left Will a neck-tie and me a box of fancy stationery. Will and Roy chored and shod Ginger in front and Roy went on horseback, and Will and I in wagon to Harry Furrey’s. Louise had a delicious Christmas dinner of chicken, gravy, dressing, potatoes, cranberries, squash pie, chocolate-nut cake, fruit salad, bread, butter, cream & coffee & pepper & salt and water. It was their first big dinner in their new house and since their marriage, and we enjoyed it, and the Evers table looked nice. Roy started back to look for horses and we ate candy and nuts, then came home just at dark. Ate more candy, nuts and apples, and Will drank coffee and retired. Christmas spent pleasantly in a lumber-wagon and one bronco, Dick, and Ginger to pull it.