Saturday, June 27, 1885 Took my father out for a ride shortly after breakfast. Drove to Rondout then up to Greenkill via Eddyville crossing over to Lucas' Turnpike and home through Kingston. It was pretty hot and dusty. After we got home my father fell backwards on the back porch but fortunately did not hurt himself although it gave me a great fright. In Kingston Hiram Romeyn stopped us and thanked me for the letter I wrote him after his wife died. He told me he and Charlie were going to Europe on the 9th of July for three months. After dinner I went at my braid. Tom McEntee arrived just before dinner. After tea he and I walked over to the cemetery and out to the "view"[.] Marion, Girard and his wife and two of the children drove out to Leggs Mill. John, Nannie, Ettie and Miss Dibbler went also with their team. Had a short note from Fuller saying he had received the sketches and would write me very soon.