Tuesday, Aug 24, 1880 The memorial stone came today and I saw the mason about putting it up. It was to be at the cemetery about 2 oclock but he sent a man to tell me that on account of the Saengerfest the teams were all employed and he feared he could not get it up today. I hope to get it up tomorrow. The Saengerfest pic nic came off today in Donovans Grove. I was at the Strand this morning and it presented a very festive appearance. I think I have burst a small blood vessel in my eye which is very bloodshot and has troubled me all day. A postal card from Alice. Wrote to Stedman about Mr. Brush and to Mary Gifford. It has been a very hot day, one of the hottest.