Louisa P., age 72, Washington, D.C.

Fine. K and I had breakfast, tea, and crackers. Went to 9 o’clock service at St. John’s – Music – Carols. At 10:30 with great baskets of apples, Florence, K and I motored to Girls Home. Nearly 100 girls getting presents. Florence and I ate at church. Fine dinner at 2. Four Norths came – Then presents – Had scarf, lavender and calendars.  *(Louisa Pitkin Diary #M2003.5.1, D. H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)