Monday, Jan 29, 1883 This would have been my dear Gertrudes forty ninth birth day. They come and go but she never grows older to me. Mary and I came down in the noon train. Tom drove us over on the ice and Pa, who did not feel well this morning, and little Charlie came along for a ride. I left home with regret. The day is full of sad memories and besides I have anxieties which I wish I could put at rest. Spent the evening at Eastman Johnsons. Met Mr & Mrs Col Gillespie, Mrs. Austin Flint, Mr & Mrs Lockwood Deforest and several others.