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An Unusual Autobiography of a
Daughter of One of America’s
By Edith Gould Wainwright
Daughter of George J. Gould and Granddaughter of
Jay Gould
TTNTIL half-past seven on
V Christmas morning we would
continue to play with our gifts
as quietly as possibly in order
not to disturb she rest of the
household. Ono nurse would
come to dress us. and with shouts
of “Merry Christmas!” wo gave
her the present we had prepared
for her. Then we rushed down to
mamma's and papa's room with
the embroidered gifts which we
hfad» made for them. Wo threw
our arms around their necks and
kissed and hugged them.
Papa would solemnly take the
stocking he had hung up and
empty it of numerous toys with
feigned surprise. The additional
presents ho would divide among
us. After the excitement had
died down we children returned
to our nursery dining room for
breakfast and there gave our gov.
ornesses their presents.
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• After breakfast we would fly
all over the house, shouting
“Merry Christmas!” at the top of
our lungs. Next we hastened
downstairs, two steps at a time,
to view with exclamations of de
light the Christmas tree, which
was laden with scintillating deco
rations and wired from top to
bottom by the house electrician
with colored bulbs.
Papa gave each member of
the household employes an amount
of money in proportion to the
length of time each had been
our service. These sums
were in gold pieces, each in an
envelope bearing the name of
the recipient. The envelopes
were handed to me to distribute
along with my own gifts to
the servants. This task took
up what was left of the morn
At half past twelve wo wore
dressed for the Christmas lunch,
which was one of the great
events of the day. About forty
relatives and guests were 4 seat
ed at the long table in the cen
ter of which was an enormous
Jack Horner pie with a ribbon
leading to each person's plate.
At the end of the meal each
person pulled the ribbon and
out of the pie popped a present.
Mama supervised the purchase of
these presents, and with her
never-failing sense of humor,
gave something appropriate to
all of us.
Nuts and raisins and candy
adorned the table. This was
the one day in the year that
we children were permitted to
eat anything and as much as
we- pleased. As the piece de
resistance we always had a large
plum pudding aflame with lighted
On Christmas Day our custom
ary after-luncheon nap was omit
ted and we returned to our'pres
ents to play until 4 o'clock when
we had an event known as “The
Christmas Tree." Mamma invited
the wives and children of our
employes to come into the hall.
Tree was lighted and the chil
dren received toys and candy
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% ' This photograph was made in 1909. while the Gould family was yachting in West Indian watera
; fey From left to right they are: George, Vivien, Jay, Edith, and Julius Noyes, the latter a friend of Jay.
; Wr BQ Mra - Wainwright calls attention to the fact that her brother, George, was only fourteen at the time,
x but towered above the others. A year later George was manly enough in appearance to wear a
high hat and a cutaway at the wedding of his sister, Marjorie, to A. J. Drexel, jr-
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The children of Mr, and Mrs. A. J. Drexel, jr, of Philadelphia. r «
Mrs. Drexel, before her marriage, was Miss Marjorie Gould, Mrs. | a J
Wainwright, in her recollections, says little Edith was the favorite F z \. ■ 1/1' Al
grandchild of her mother, the late Mrs. George J. Gould. £ ? I g jrf. 'i .7
rom its branches. Then they pecially happy one at Georgian i /i 4
>layed with Gloria and me. There Court. My sister, Marjorie (Mrs.
v. , A - J - Drexel, visited us with
were dually about Mtteon of th. her (> the BMMH Jgg __
youngsters who spent two hours beautiful of all my sisters and ’
■nmnint- ahnnt with US. When —• «.<—.> —— .a .e . -T
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The children of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Drexel, jr, of Philadelphia.
Mrs. Drexel, before her marriage, was Miss Marjorie Gould, Mrs.
Wainwright, in her recollections, says little Edith was the favorite
grandchild of her mother, the late Mrs. George J. Gould.
from its branches. Then they
played with Gloria and me. There
were usually about fiftteen of the
youngsters who spent two hours
romping about with us. When
they had gone we had a very
light supper and went to bed,
weary but happy. Our good
night remark annually was:
“This is the best Christmas we
ever had."
The Christmas tree was left
standing until after New Year,
and order was not fully restored
in the house until long after that
when we had grown accustomed
to our new toys.
The week between Christmas
and New Year Day was an es-
By Hannah Wing
A Recognized Authority on All
Matters Pertaining t» House
hold Management.
DURING thia between-seasons
period when salad materials
are still scarce and high-priced,
one can discover many salad pos
sibilities in tin cans of fruits and
vegetables. Here one must use
the same discrimination in select
(ng the salad material that one
would use in planning a. salad of
fresh green materials. For the
heavy substantial meal the salad
i must be light and suited to a
French dressing. Ths light meal
may be helped out by a substan
tial salad with a heavy mayon
naise or boiled dressing-
Canned lima beans with celery,
a bit of onion or chives marinated
i in French dressing with a dash of
chili safcce, chilled and served on
crisp lettuce makes a salad of
the heavier type. Plain baked
beans from the can with minced
sour pickles or gherkins, a bit of
celery, served with mayonnaise
dressing, season with tomato cat
sup Is another canned salad with
meal possibilities.
There are dozens of possibilities
s os salads from canned pineapple.
With cream cheese, with raisins,
with nut meats, with oranges,
dates, apples or even well-drained
tomatoes, pineapple makes one of
the best spring salads
Two cups of diced pineapple
with a cup of diced celery and a
minced sweet red pepper served
with French dressing make a fine
spring salad.
Canned i»ears, peaches, or apri
cots are nearly if not quite as
; good In salads as the fresh fruit.
1 Well-drained, firm canned to
matoes, sliced and served with
slices of canned peaches and diced
celery is a novelty in canned
salads. Large canned plums may
be served alone on lettuce with a
French dressing. Sliced peaches
with thin shreds of blanched al
■ monde with a cream mayonnaise
I dressing is another fine salad of
a type suited to occasions of en
The National Dally
pecially happy one at Georgian
Court- My eieter, Marjorie (Mrs.
A. J. Drexel, jr.,) visited us with
her children. She is the most
beautiful of all my sisters and
was always kind to and sympa
thetic with the younger of us
children. She has three lovely
children of her own, two girls
and a boy. The eldest, bom in
October, 1911, is named Edith
Kingdon after mamma. She was
mamma’s favorite grandchild of
the fourteen living at the time
of her death. My son, Stuyve
sant, was the youngest of the
fourteen, and mamma never got
to know him well, as he was
only seven months old when she
Edit Kingdon Drexel, a beautl-
The various kinds of fish that
come in cans have saved more
than one luncheon menu from
mediocrity. Sardines are an old
favorite, but shrimps, salmon, tuna
fish and even herrings, have pos
Many of the canned meats come
in the class of supper salads,
chicken and tongue being par
ticularly good.
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A recent photograph of the
author of Edith Gould’s own
story. Observe the simplicity of
the gown, Mrs. Wainwright pre
ferring this type to more elab
orate creations.
ful blue-eyed blonde child, com
pletely won her heart with her
sweet nature and winsome ways.
In her will mamma directed that
jewelry worth SIO,OOO be given
her, the only grandchild men
tioned by name In the will.
Mamma adored all of her grand
children and there was no sacri
fice she would not have made
for them- In a later chapter I
will tell more of her devotion to
After Christmas we would
often board the yacht and go
cruising in West Indian waters-
In my next chapter I will de
scribe one of these pleasure trips
on which we children enjoyed
ourselves Immensely,
To be continued tomorrow.
Thia photograph was made in 1909, while the Gould family was yachting in West Indian waters
From left to right they are: George, Vivien, Jay, Edith, and Julius Noyes, the latter a friend of Jay,
Mrs. Wainwright calls attention to the fact that her brother, George, was only fourteen at the time,
but towered above the others. A year later George was manly enough in appearance to wear a
high hat and a cutaway at the wedding of his sister, Marjorie, to A, J, Drexel, jr.
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