Today was Christmas. We got up rather late, and I cooked pancakes for breakfast while Kate washed and dressed Una. After breakfast we opened our Christmas boxes and found a most valuable collection of presents for all of us. I had a beautiful neck scarf, which Kate had sent down there for, a mustache cup from Geo. and Effie, and Effie’s picture, cake, candy, etc. Kate had lots of things too, and Una was remembered. Ida sent us a fine crumb tray and bib and pin for Una. I went to church this forenoon. We had oysters for dinner and I ate in immense quantity of them. It has been a fine day.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)