“I shall never forget the royal preparations for Christmas tide in our home. At that time I appreciated everything, chiefly as a thrilling experience that made up for the trials endured during school hours. But, how could any one individual buy, wrap up and expedite so many presents for one single day in the year as my mother did. Presents for the family, for the servants, for poor children and their parents, for friends abroad, for the sick and insane.”—Clara Clemens, My Father, Mark Twain (1931)
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