Letter from Eve that she wanted to stop & visit with Mart on the way; but a Letter from Mart, that she intended leaving today instead of the 24th, as originally planned. So we had to call Mart. She said she had wired Evie not to stop.
Made a water-color of a memory from childhood – the night before Christmas – (the little brick house - Joe woke up and said he had heard Santa’s reindeers beating on the roof – I believed him) -
Everyone is charmed with the picture when I bring it in late in the afternoon -
Evening – to meet Mart - Her train is late - marked for midnight but she comes on an earlier train which gets in at 11:00. -
When we went to park, we got stuck at the foot of the incline, at the traffic circle. A man behind us tried to push us with his car, but our bumpers got entangled. Almost immediately a state guard truck spied us, back up to us, freed the bumpers & pulled us out in less time than it takes to write this.
Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, December 19, 1945