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Stoughton Dec 26th 1944 

Dear Doris 

The day after x mas it is a nice & sunny day all day was cloudy but not cold. most of our snow went off last night in the rain the ground is mostly bare. 

We had a nice x mas & were up stairs opening our presents, when Mr Gilcher came with his usual offering of coffee cake, his wife always gives us & he thought we were abed & asleep, as Mrs Barry always attends the midnight service at her church. she didn't get much sleep, but got up as usual & made the fire then went back to her room but couldn't sleep. 

We enjoyoyed our presents & they were very nice, all very useful. that sweater was lovely & I intend to wear it afternoons when I change my dress. a very pretty pattern & it cost a lot. writing paper was very useful, also the packages & tea they will last us a long time. Sid can use the gown & wont have to bother to bring his up. candy & gum, were also very nice. Doris homemade candy tasted very nice. the figs were also very fresh & aid my digestion [[fi?cing]].  
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