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s and apple-parings ( Training day ) Fourth of July and Christmas churches infrequent protracted meetings and revivals pce Day, as it was sometimes called, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas were each observed universally and with prodigality of prith scrupulous care and great secrecy, all they could for Christmas; and none was so poor as to be indifferent to the influen afford for Christmas morning, when, at early dawn, Merry Christmas! resounded through their homes. We have seen childree of them in their teens, going from shop to shop crying: Christmas gift! Merry Christmas! and expecting something from eacChristmas! and expecting something from each merchant. Marbles, toys, confections, ribbons, and trinkets were given sometimes, greatly to the loss of profit by the prot factor in the preparation for celebrating the advent of Christmas. A fine evergreen, of which there were giant specimens i all flew into father's and mother's room screaming Merry Christmas! to find the thirteen pairs of well-filled stockings han
each other with Well, what is the good news of to-day? Grant will be in Richmond soon. Lincoln will be inaugurated as President of a reunited country the 4th of March. The approach of the holidays was hailed with delight. The old-time Christmas festivities were looked forward to with anticipations of much pleasure. Homes that had been shrouded in gloom for four long years began their wonted preparations for celebrating the happy season. The church societies which had been absorbed iyoung of the whole town. In Carbondale, Illinois, where I lived, it would have been considered heartless and treasonable to have suggested such a thing during the holidays of ‘61, ‘62, ‘63; but every one was full of enthusiasm for the tree of Christmas, 1864. For weeks before many men and women were busy making presents for everybody, especially the children in the town, including those who only went to Sunday-school during the holidays. Mittens, caps, comforts, socks, stockings, pinafores,<