The gale which rose last night had quite cleared this morning + the day was a fine mild calm one with a little sunshine: in fact a perfect winter day. There are some spears of bulbs (probably snowdrops) appearing under the weeping ash. I was twice at church which I have not been for a long time. Made 11 town calls including Hospital, Lockie1, Forest Road + Smith, Castle Street. Looked in at Wellwood2. Dav3. was at Midgehope + after getting home had to go to B’gairhill4. Mousey5 was busy with Mary Inglis6 arranging parcels for Xmas gifts for Child Welfare.
1 Margaret ‘Peggy’ Lockie (1903-1921), daughter of Walter Lockie and Margaret Lockie née Scott, was suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis
2 Wellwood, Ettrick Terrace, home of John ‘Jack’ Roberts junior and Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir and their children
3 David Charteris ‘Dav.’ Graham (1889-1963), M.B., medical practitioner and Dr Muir’s business partner
4 Broadgairhill, south west of Over Kirkhope
5 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963), Dr Muir’s third daughter and sometime housekeeper
6 Assume Mary Carruthers Ingles (1871-1954), daughter of Alexander Ingles and Margaret Ingles née Nicholson; at Forest Road, 1920 Valuation Roll she may well be the Mary Ingles with whom Jean and Helen Muir had tea on 7 October 1914
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/23, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1920]