Sunday, Jan 15, 1888 We have had no word from Mary. It was raining when we woke and has rained all day but it has frozen and the snow has not wasted. We had all of Girards family over to dinner today except the baby and the little nurse who is threatened with cramp. It was like old times to have so many children around our table. We had dinner at 3 and they all staid except Mary until after 7. The rain ceased at night but it is still mild and the wind rising but from the South. I finished a letter to Lucy which I began on Wednesday and will mail it tomorrow.