Monday, Mar 14, 1881 Made a drawing of my father for an illustration to Taylors "Pennsylvania Farmer". Came down by noon train on the H. R. Julia came on but went to Rhinebeck to attend Alvin Trempers funeral and is coming down tonight. The river is open in parts below Rondout and will soon be clear. I always feel sad coming from home. Am trying to get to work on something but find it very difficult. Attended the Council.