Sat. 1st Windy and cold. New Years Day. Immediately after breakfast Father and Mother drove over to Brooke ville to take the butter sending it to town in the creamery wagon. They came home by Olney and brought the mail. Aunt Eliza feeling badly, and did not come down till dinner time. Uncle Dr. and Charlie called. In the afternoon Mr. Chichester came. and after tea Father and Mother walked up to Mr. Machalle. the little baby is very ill with pneumonia. I made ginger cake.
Sun. 2. Cold. Father, Mother and Auntie Brooke went to Meeting to cousin Joe [Stabler??] to dinner, and to Mr. J. T. Moo[?] to call. Aunt Eliza and I worked about read and wrote. Agnes left right after dinner and we were all alone for a while. How much I miss my dear Cissy these days that we were to spend together, -- no one can know -- and how can she come home some where else? A quiet evening reading and writing.