Monday, Aug 10, 1885 Down town this morning to take down the flags in the hall used at the Grant Obsequies and to do some errands. Mended the fence on the side hill when I returned and after dinner went to my studio and painted on Mrs. Warrens picture until 5. oclock. Miss Sadie Crosby dined with us and spent the day bringing her violin with her and playing for us. She is to sail for Europe on Saturday to pursue her musical studies in Berlin. Sara had a tea party of fifteen including Mary & Girard, Alice, Mrs Livingston, Ettie and Nannie, Mary, Marion, Cousin Rachel and Miss Crosby, a very pleasant and successful family party. In the evening we had music. My father seemed to enjoy it as well as any one. A letter from Eastman announcing that he and his wife and Ethel are to sail for Europe on the 19th to be absent about three months. I wrote him this evening. The day has been cloudy and it rained in the night and still is close and threatening.