Thursday, Aug 26, 1880 This has been one of the loveliest of days. I went to the Strand this forenoon and received by mail the bill for the memorial stone $110. About what I expected it would be. My father and mother went over to the cemetery and saw the stone and thought it very chaste and beautiful. This afternoon my father, mother and with Jimmy and little Charlie took a ride by the Strand along the river road and to the ice house at Turkey point, where we got out of the wagon and remained a while. The river was quiet, a cool autumn feeling was in the air and the atmosphere was fine and rich making this one of the perfect days. Such days fill me with memories of dear Gertrude. I dedicate the lovely days to her who felt all their beauty and made others feel and share her joy in them.