Wednesday, Feb 14, 1883 Painted on my studio interior. Whittredge came in and we talked for an hour. He is going home to paint there a while. I almost wished I were. A rainy & snowy day. Beard came in. We talked of my dear Gertrude and her sweet winning manner. Beard said she had the sunniest disposition of any one he ever met. He spoke of being here once and she came up and put her arms about me and kissed me while I had my palette and mahlstick in my hands, and of my expression of impatience and then my winking to him to show it was not very disagreeable. Spent the evening at Marys and called on Fred Norton.