The thermometer stays in the lower numbers, even below the freezing mark for several days. What a beautiful snowfall. The earth was white with three or four inches containing much water. It soon melted. As I did not need to get out I enjoyed the warmth and the TV and I always have plenty of books. I plan to keep extra canned food on hand also a well-stocked freezer. And I can always walk to Trap Corner for milk and eggs. I did catch up on the laundry. The loads are small compared to keeping a family of eight neat and clean.
On Sunday, Dec. 12, at the West Paris Universalist Church the Rev. Richard Beal has as his sermon topic, "What do We Make of the Virgin Birth?" All are invited.
On Christmas Eve the usual Candle Light service will be held at 6 p.m. Please join us.
The Goodwill Fellowship will gather on the 14th at Beryl Bonney's to fill and deliver baskets for the shut-ins. The group will have their usual exchange of gifts followed with refreshments.
David Walton is doing well after his shoulder operation. His recovery gives me encouragement for I need my shoulders repaired too.
I finished my life's history and have it ready for my children and grandchildren for Christmas as they had requested. There are still more episodes to write about so will continue on to be added later. As for washing clothes my mother had a scrub board and then was very happy with a wringer washer. Her water was heated in the large copper boiler on the wood stove and the white clothes and sheets were boiled in the boiler to keep them white. Then all was hung outside on the porch. All winter most were brought in and thawed before ironing. A modern washer and dryer sure makes life much easier.
I have no desire for the good old days.
There is no sleeping late here for Muffin can tell time! She wakes me at six and insists it is time to eat.