Dec. 25, 2011
Today in Conifer, CO is bright sunny and 30 degrees F. There's two feet of snow and beautiful. Here's a entry from my father's trip to Antarctica, never before shared!
Christmas Day from George W. Gibbs, Jr's Journal 1939. (The crew had been at sea since Nov. 22nd.)
Dec. 24 En route for the Bay of Whales in Little America, Christmas Eve. Sent three nice letters to family and friends. I am well and still have courage and faith to go on although some days are very discouraging. Tomorrow is Christmas day aboard the Bear, too. Of course we are at sea, but we hope to have Xmas anyway.
Dec. 25 We are rolling and pitching so much today until one can hardly enjoy this merry Xmas. However we enjoyed our dinner anyway. We got some sweet music today that made me take out all my friend’s letters and pictures and look them over. Met position Christmas at noon S 50 ¸ 07¸00 “ (lat.) W 117¸ 03¸00 “ (long.) There is no ice today. Oh well, I guess Santa Claus forgot me! :)