January 2 Monday The holidays passed pleasantly. Tree and dinner at Wm's, Christmas. Carl & Rosamond, Wilfred & Bessie brought gifts. Rec'd about sixty cards & letters. Did not attend a church service but Elaine took part in two. Alfred Emerson just here to pay for cheese and told me about his trip to Alaska. Snow plow just went through.

Jan. 3 & 4 Below zero, wind blowing some. Ella passed away suddenly Monday morn from cerebral hemorrhage. (obit notice below) Very cold weather Wed. Eva went out there and stayed until after the funeral. Very sad for them all. A fine woman. John Bell (referring to obit notice below) was the father of Harry Bell. Allan went away Sun., Jan. 8 and has not returned. Mr. Washburn began work here today. The obit notices followed: