The Jervis McEntee Diaries - November 12, 1883

Diary Entry:

Monday, Nov 12, 1883 Helped Sara make the changes in my dear mothers room. We took down the bed in what is called the library where my father slept, and put it up there. The little iron bedstead and mattress which my mother used belonged to Mary and we sent it to N. Y. Her invalid chair went back to Mary Gifford today by express and so the familiar things are gradually giving place to others and being put out of sight. Unhappy task, but we strive against dejection in all our tender reflections of the dear Mother who is gone. We are beginning to receive letters from my mother's and our friends. All speak in such terms of praise and affection of her. I had a letter from Mrs. Sawyer in which she tells me she is going to write an obituary notice for the Leader, the Universalist paper and asking me for certain data, which I wrote out and sent her at once. We are all very glad she is going to do this.

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