We have our New Years’ feast to day. Lucy, Col. Dawes & wife, Mr. Walton & James, Mr & Mrs. Burgess, Maggie Voris & Lizzie Poage, James & John Means were here to dinner and our own family consisting now of Mr & Mrs W. P. Cutler, their only child Sarah Julia, myself, and Nancy Carlin, John Kunz and Humphrey Peddicord. The turkey was very nicely cooked also the vegetables, the canned strawberries were delicious. Col. Dawes & wife & Lucy went home on the after noon train. Quite a heavy snow last night -- 6 or 7 inches deep.