Nov. 25. therefore, the goodness andseverity of God." Yes, God is supremelygood, but He abhors sin &will surely punish it. We have beento S. school and have first returned.Nov. 25. The Dr. has been to visit the schooltoday. Dr. Canders, the school superintendentwas there, also Mr. Shepherdand Mr. Athearn. Mr. Shepherdreturned with Dr. and took dinnerwith us. And George Holman cameto see Robert, and dined with usalso. I have been making Thanksgivingcake & pies - jelly tart grape & whortleberry.The weather has been good all day.Nov. 27. This day has been very pleasant.I have been washing. I saw ice forthe first time this winter, on my washtub this morning. Mr. Noel took teawith us.Nov. 28. Wednesday. Today has been verycloudy, and about noon we had alittle rain. I have been making custardand squash pies today. Havebeen writing to Sister Susan.Nov. 29. Today is Thanksgiving Day, butwe have decided to wait until tomorrowbefore we have a Thanksgiving Supper,Nov. 29. as father and George are goneto the mines and will not be backbefore tomorrow. It has been cloudy allthe forenoon, but it has not rained, &this afternoon has been very pleasant.I have been making mince pies today,and Dr. has made me a verynice cupboard in the cellar, to putthem in, I have now seven kinds ofpies made.Nov. 30. Friday. This morning was veryfine. I commenced a letter to Mother& while I was so engaged, Mr. Haynescame in and so I stopped to play musicand sing. I then finished it.Mr. Rragg & Mr. Card also called. Wedined at five today. I baked a plumpudding, and roasted a nice largeturkey from Elmer's, and a duck whichhe shot this morning. Dr. helped me toprepare the stuffing. About sunset, itcommenced to rain, and rained quitehard all the evening. Father & Elmer cameto supper, but George did not reachhere. We had a mercy, happy time atsupper, and after supper we had musicand singing. Then we melted some maplesugar which came from N. E. and it
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