Saturday, February 14, 2009

26Dec1864, We Kept Christmas

HAGLEY, December 26th, 1864.
Albert played in the service for the day. We kept Christmas in the technical sense ; viz., general holyday and monster dinner of all the creatures—counting Fred, we make up the dozen, but oh for Meriel and John ! Uproarious fun and games, ending in famous chorus singing and "God save the Queen." Next Christmas, alas ! we shall probably be without dear old Nevy, whose Rifle Brigade commission may come any day.

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