Laura and I took a ride this forenoon crossing the river and arriving in the suburbs. The place is very picturesquely situated and the St. John river looks very interesting. The weather is still very warm and I am wearing my summer clothes. It was a year ago last night that dear Gertrude and I arrived home. How vividly and sadly I remember it all. I try not to think of those last days for I cannot get reconciled to their bitterness.