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WCS Journal December 23 – December 31

WCS Journal December 23-24, 1888

WCS Journal December 23-24, 1888

December 23, 1888,  Sunday
Beautiful day –  All went to church in the A.M. and in the evening all went but Belle –  Joe’s mission school came up to the church as they had a Christmas Concert there –  Miss Peel was ushered up into the seat I was occupying –  Went home with Fannie Pearsons after church –  Mother went out of the house (to ride with Joe) for the first time –  Kittie & Mary Spooner sent off a box of toys etc to a N.Y. hospital to be given to some poor children –  Kittie is the best girl in the world –

December 24, 1888,  Monday
Beautiful day –  Father & Mother took a Christmas present up to Aunt Ruth –  Joe & Mattie went to ride for a short time also Belle & I afterwards –  Gertz fooled me into consenting to permit a few hands to go out and then shut down the mill –  I hope to even up with him sometime –  Father & Mother found Aunt Ruth just about as usual –  As she has a cancer of course there is very little hope of her ever being well again –

WCS Journal December 25-26, 1888

WCS Journal December 25-26, 1888

December 25, 1888,  Tuesday
Beautiful & Warm.  A heavy over coat is uncomfortable –  Magnificent day –  “Cute Emrick” gave me a silver soap box to carry in my satchel and Kitten gave me a machine to warm your hands on when out riding –  “M” & Kitten always remember everybody on Xmas day –  Joe & Mattie came up to dinner and brought their baby (Ruth Isabel) up it is the first time the baby has ever been out of the house –  Two alarms of fire were struck tonight but I don’t know where they were –

Decembeer 26, 1888,  Wednesday
Beautiful & warm –  Returned to N.Y. at 7:20 brought Geo. Seymours little girl Daisy down with me and delivered her to her Aunt in the 42nd St Depot –  Saw boys playing foot ball on the way down –  Commenced taking stock today –  Raised F. E. Eruds salary to Þ0000

WCS Journal December 27-28, 1888

WCS Journal December 27-28, 1888

December 27, 1888,  Thursday
Rainy –  Commenced counting the stock –  Busy all day –  Smith of the China & Jap Trading Co. expects to go to China to be absent two years intends starting Feb. 1st  Business is very dull –  We shall have a very big stock this year –  We shall sell this years 5.0√√. dollars worth of goods –  which is a very big business at present prices –  Went down to see the Vereshchagin collection of paintings on exhibition at the American Art Rooms in 23rd St. liked some of them very much –  they are Russian paintings in exhibition here and are all from a Russian stand point.

December 28, 1888,  Friday
Beautiful day –  Very busy all day taking stock –  Nothing new –

WCS Journal December 29-30, 1888

WCS Journal December 29-30, 1888

December 29, 1888,  Saturday
Beautiful –  Went home at 4 o’clock –  Went up  with John Cushing. Found everybody & everything O.K. at Holyoke  –  Mother stayed down at Joe’s until 11 o’clock taking care of the baby so Joe & Mattie could get some sleep  their baby is giving them lots of trouble –  Oh! the pleasures of being a parent

December 30, 1888, Sunday
Beautiful day –  All went to church but “M” who went down to Joe’s and took care of the baby all day and remained all night –  I think it is magnificent of “M” to do so much for them but am afraid it will make her sick. Went to ride with Belle – the cute Queen has a very bad cold –  [Ecysting?] is enthusiastic about my going to Japan and I [emp__tly?] expect to go –

 

WCS Journal December 31, 1888

WCS Journal December 31, 1888

December 31, 1888,  Monday
Beautiful day –  Was at the mill all day –  Mother did not take her clothes off at Joe’s last night –  Adelaide Jenckes a V.C. friend of Belle’s from Pawtucket arrived –  Emma Bates, Rob. Roulet, Wm L Whiting, & E. Lorring came up to see the old year out and remained until 12:15 –  all seemed to enjoy themselves –  This ends 1888 which on the whole has been a very interesting year and was in which very eventful things have taken place –  2 Emperors of Germany have died  The blizzard took place in March –  and a cyclone struck the Democratic party on November 6th

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