Sunday, Apr 30, 1882 Staid at home all day. The weather is not very warm and the cherry blossoms are not yet out. It seems very quiet at home. We miss Maurice and are not sorry to be rid of his constant scolding. I wrote to Mrs Bayard Taylor and gave Lucy dear Gertrudes mauve muslin dress in which she sang at the Rondout choral unions concert. It costs me a pang to get rid of these beloved things but I have thought it over carefully and think it best. It is restful to be at home. I wish I had my affairs all settled and were here to remain now.