rWT. CARROLL FREE PRESS, CARROLLTON, CARROLL COUNTY, OA.
THOT5TDAY, DEO. 20, 1923
in Own Home
B, ETHEL COOK EUOT
TO OUR LOYAL PATRONS
May the sound of Christmaa bella bring glad
tidings to you and may the holly wreath prove
a symbol of happiness for you. We wish you
the happiest sort of a Christmas and a New
Year full of health, happiness and prosperity.
I glad »i'n
i not going to
i our Grand
Fatnilu Feast ohristmaa tht«
year," Mrs. W1U | ]
confided to Mr. Will a week beforo
that great day. "Do yon realize we’re
never had a Ohrlatmas here In our
own home, Juat ourselves and oar
"Yea, I’ve been thinking of that”
Mr. Will replied. "Let’s keep It Just
ourselves, and give the kiddles one
truly home Christmas to remember."
As usual, Mr. and Mrs. Will were
In complete agreement In their Ideas
and emotions. Mrs. Will sighed con
tentment Mr. Will sighed content
ment too; for after all, such harmony
as theirs la not bo common In this
workaday world of wives and hus
But as Christmas day grew nearwr
and nearer Mrs. Will suddenly realized
she was nnrstng a sick conscience.
There was something she had not the
heart to confide to Mr. WU1. Now,
Mr. Will had a sick conscience, too.
Thera was something he bad not the
heart to confide to Mrs. W1U.
Bnt fortunately everything was
straightened out before Christmas,
that day of peace, dawned.
Billy, their oldest, didn’t know
what the word conscience meant. Of
course he had heard mother and fa
ther whispering about how nice |U
strictly family Christmas would be.
May Your Stocking of
Hope Be Filled To
And Your Fondest Desires Be
Realities in 1924
We are sincerely thankful for the business
entrusted to us the past year and ask for a con
tinuation of the same during 1924.
of the part your loyal friendship and
liberal patronage have played
in our progress we
tend to you
and Good Wishes for the New Y*
with the hope that iti will
bring you peace and
M. W. Lovyorn’s
So good have the people of this city and community
been to us during the past year we look back and find
much for which to feel truly thankful. Your generous
patronage has enabled us to record a satisfactory busi
ness and in coming to thank you we are pleased with
the opportunity offered by the season to
WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A
NEW YEAR OF PEACE AND PLENTY
He had heard them, but perhaps he
hadn’t understood their aenUmenL
Anyway, at luncheon, two days be
fore Christmas, he suddenly blurted,
"Say, Mom, I've asked Jim Larkin to
our Christmaa dinner and the tree.
You know his folks are In Burope, and
he's Just staying on nt the schooL
Thought he'd like It here better. More
“Oh, bother, Billy,'’ Lncy cried—
thlrteeo-yaar-eld Lady Lncy. “I’ve
asked Patty Brawn. Ske hasn’t any
folke anywhar* even In Burope. Just
that snobbish great-aant who's giv
ing a big hones party, all eld folks,
and doesn't want Patty around. She
deeds a hone Christmas mors than
your Jim I”
Father was eyeing mether anxious
ly. Her bright smile amazed him.
“Well, I’m sure there's room for them
both. I am glad yon have such kind
But now Mr. Will g»kl timidly.
*Tm sorry, mother, but L too, have
naked a guest Couldn’t help U som»
howl That young Miller at the of
fice. He'a so cat up about his moth
er’s death, and a boarding house Is a
dreary place to apeod Christmas,'* Mr.
Will's voice was timorous, almost
But Mrs. Will’s bright smile had
now turned to a calm, relieved one.
“Oh, that'* splendid, dear,” she said.
"For, do you know, I myself have In-
The Peoples Bank
vlted that pretty little Gladys Haver-
UL She looked so woebegone when I
met her at the grocer** Saturday and
asked her whether the was going home
for Christmas. She said a poor school
teacher couldn't travel way across a
continent even for a Christmas at
home. What could I del And do you
know I’ve always thought Gladys and
Ted Miller ought to meet They're
such nice young people—end Gladys
Is so pretty 1"
So that's what happened to the Wills'
precious family Christmaa. But not
one of the Wills felt that he had been
cheated of anything. On the contrary I
And Mr. and Mrs. Will are in closer
harmony than ever. You see, they are
the same sort of people—not a too com
mon thing In workaday life. And Billy
and Lucy are growing up rather like
(£, nil, Weaters Newepeper Onto*.)
IN MERRIE ENGLAND
The English Christmas Is not unlike
ours, save that we do not have their
pretty custom of "bringing In the
yule.’’ In almost every family In Eng
land the boya and girl* gather about
the burning log on Christmas Eve to
ling carols and tell Christmas legends.
Often the children who Uv* In the
country aaelst at the dragging In of
the huge log. An EngUah child would
not feel that It was Christmas If there
were not a bit of mistletoe hanging In
the hall, under which the unwary aie
kissed soundly. Llttls and big eat the
rich and blazing plum pudding, and all
join In the Binging of Christmas carols
A Merry Chrlitnmr, yea, a day af
And here's wish for every day there
When Christmas goes, aa It ef oouree
Hay every day that oosoea he merry,
' ' ■
May the Christinas Bells Sound
Happiness to You and
O'er every home throughout this peaceful and
prosperous nation the benign spirit of Christmas
settles like a benediction. Gladness prevails,
generous acts and kindness is seen on every hand.
How we all welcome the Yuletide days.
In the true spirit of the season we send our
greetings to friends and patrons and wish you a
New Year that will be better than you have ever
before experinced. We thank each of you for
business of the past and hope we are privileged
to serve you during 1924.