We experienced today one of those extraordinary sudden changes to mild weather. While the temperature in my room was 45 it was actually 50 outside. The air felt quite warm when one went outside. It was calm till night when the wind rose but there was no rain. I saw 9 town cases + spent the afternoon reading in the kitchen. Bella1 was still in bed but improving. Helen2 + I dined at Wellwood. The Patons3 were there + there was the usual house but a very happy house!
1 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963), Dr Muir’s daughter and sometime housekeeper
2 Isabella ‘Bella’ Paulin (1873-?1952), Dr Muir’s housekeeper
3 Isabella Clementina ‘Isa’ Paton (about 1838-1929) and Marion Agnes Paton (about 1838-1929), sisters living on their own means
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/23, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1920]