Thursday, Feb 26, 1885 The weather is still wintry but not extremely cold. Alfred Booth called on me. He has grown very grey and at first I did not know him. A note from Miss Nesmith. Mrs. Anderson has asked me there to a family dinner this evening. I have written to Mary Gifford and to Sara. Mary wrote Sara yesterday. Young Calvin Tomkins, Walters son called on me yesterday to see if the box of braid reached me. I am not painting now my picture not being in a condition to work upon. Mrs. Monnell and Mrs. Stuart called. Dined at Mrs. Andersons and spent the evening very pleasantly. She is a friend of Dr. Ryers wife who told her of entertaining Gertrude and me at dinner in Florence. I gave them an account of Dr Ryers foolish behavior. It seems they do not live together she being here and he in California.