Sunday, 6th January, 1867

The weather rather more moderate, but too inclement to attend Church. Bill and Roland ventured out, one to Jerusalem, the other to Acquinton. The former dined at Larkin’s and the other at Camm’s, and returned home about ten. There were very few at Church. Hardie remained with the children and myself at home. Had snow cream and a snack in the chamber. We enjoyed the Sardine very much, some Bake brought me in the summer, very nice indeed. I prepared dinner, would call in Patsy. I gave each of the children a chapter to commit to memory, including Hardie. Nannie was the first to recite. Pigeo knew hers and Hardie pretended to know his (3rd Chapter of Matthew).