Sunday, Jan 11, 1880 Mary, Julia, Gertrude (Tula) Marion and I went to Dr. Bellows church. Mr. Minsan of Springfield preached a most interesting sermon. His idea was to try to live a true life and that God would be brought near us and we would be sustained through all trials. It was very comforting to me. After church we went around to the Century to see the pictures and after dinner I came over to my studio and wrote to Sara and sent my father a check for $864. to pay our taxes and interest.