Tuesday December 25, 1888
Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, December 25, 1888, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Tuesday, Dec 25, 1888 Xmas. The day was bright, warm and sunny. We had all of Girards family over to dinner and after dinner the presents being all arranged in my room (my mothers) we all went in there, the children, Mary & Girard, Katie, Tom, Minnie and [June?] and they were given to them. Tracy had left on Saturday but came in the evening for her gifts. The children stayed with us all afternoon and were delighted with their gifts. Altogether we had a very happy Christmas. Sara and I sat alone in the sitting room in the evening she working on Marys present. During yesterday and today I made my will anew, which I have been intending to do for a long time and I feel relieved that it is accomplished. I have thought it over for a long time.
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