Sunday, Oct 28, 1883 It has been a very quiet, misty day and the river has been perfectly placid all day. I painted on my mothers portrait and improved it. Downing and Grant have been off all day in Grants canoe up to Creek Locks. I am reading "Yolande" by Wm. Black to my mother and she is much interested. Her helplessness is very irksome to her and I look at her with a pity that I cannot express. She does not seem able to move her foot and hand at all now. I answered Mr. Pages letter of inquiry concerning Thos. McEntee to Mr. Sawyer today.