Sunday, Dec 25, 1887 The mercury registered 0 this morning. I walked up to the station to meet Bowyer at 2 oclock but he did not come. He walked in however just after I did having come up by the morning train and gone to see some lady friend, I understood. After lunch he and I walked out to the Roatina where he had a little skating. We had our Xmas dinner at 5 Sara, Marion, Bowyer and I. The winter quiet at home was most grateful to me for I was sad and homesick.