Friday, Dec 16, 1881 Miss Teale and her friend called. Somewhat to my surprise they noticed all my pictures except the very one I painted for her but of which she was ignorant however. A good deal of running about buying Christmas gifts. Found a nice little violin for Sedgwick at Ponds. George Thompson Jr.'s widow called on me. Said she used to go to school at Mr. Abbeys school when I did and that she was a little Irish girl then named Mary Little. Told me all about her family history and her two marriages. Had had her ups and downs. Seemed a bright woman but I have no recollection of her. [?] and I went to the San Francisco minstrels. They have degenerated and they bored me. No more banjo, and dance and real darkey character.