Saturday, May 21, 1881 Mr. Howells called. Regretted I could not accept his invitation to dine with him on Tuesday. Mr. Haskell called. Finished packing my things and left town for the summer by 4 oclock train. Found Joe Tomkins at Rondout as well as Mary and Marion. A letter from Mrs. Lane regretting she could not take Miss Ford and full of a tender recollection of dear Gertrude.