Wednesday, May 24, 1882 Cleaned the parlor at which I assisted and also put away my winter clothes although the weather is still cold. We have had a fire all day in the sitting room and have really not had one warm day in May. A letter from Mrs Taylor. I think it must be very sad for her there at Cedarcroft. A great place to take care of and little means to do it with. I feel very sorry for her. Also a letter from Mrs. Sawyer. Life seems serious to her also as I fear it does to all of us as we grow older.