Woops! Mrs. Claus slept in and missed a day. Sometimes it's good to get extra rest before the festivities begin.
Thursday, Dec. 17, 1896 -- on this day at Gilbert:
Gene and Ben made shake for house and stable-- about 200 for my house. Ed started his cistern. I finished making chamber floor joist. Weather warm and not so foggy as yesterday.
~M. L. Dickson