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How lovely it was of you to think of us at this first hard Christmas3. We are saving the pudding for New Year's day, when Douglass4 will be with us. Your remembrance brings back to me so many lovely memories of the gracious hospitality of your mother's5 house. All those early memories grow deeper and richer as time goes on.
Christmas here6 has been both sad and sweet. We have had a dear little niece7 with us, and nearly all of my old friends here2 are still living.
My love and good wishes to you and Ellen8 and Frances9.Faithfully always, Willa