Hereby presenting an excerpt from “A New Year’s Reception” from Vick’s Illustrated Monthly (January, 1891) by Maria Barrett Butler. It was the story printed on the facing page of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page.
“I can’t think why you’ve done all this for me. Explain it,” said the bewildered woman.
“We can’t,” said the chosen speaker, “you wouldn’t listen.” And then all talked in a charming medley, until it was time to go, when Mrs. Clark and children received a shower of wishes for a Happy New Year all the way to its close.”
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