Sunday, Dec 2, 1883 Went over to my studio and built a fire and spent the forenoon arranging and packing my sketches preparatory to going to N. Y. Calvert, Gussie and Sara came over and saw the portraits of my mother I am going to send to Lucy and they all thought they were very much like her. After dinner Calvert Park and I took a walk across the bridge and over the hill to the right on the opposite side of the creek and home through the tunnel and around by John OReillys. The weather was cold with a brisk N. W. wind. Steward Barber and his wife who live in Toledo called to see us. He looks much as he used to. He is 68 years old he told my father. Thinks Rondout has improved more than any other place he knows.