The Jervis McEntee Diaries - August 17, 1885

Diary Entry:

Monday, Aug 17, 1885 Still a most comfortable temperature although the wind has changed to the South. Went down town after breakfast and drove out to McVeys having heard he wanted to buy a cow and I want to sell one of ours. Of course he didnt want her. No one ever wants any thing we have to sell. After dinner my father, Mary, Sara and I with little Dwight drove to Kingston and then out on the Flat-bush road and around by Dr. Shradys and Livingstons home. Little Katy Stoner[?] came just as we started and Sara had her remain here and she took tea with us. She is 16 years old and is quite pretty and womanly. After tea I set out two rows of strawberry plants from the three plants I got last year in connection with Ned Tomkins. I am sorry to find myself troubled and anxious, I hardly know why but there seems a sense of trouble in the air. I must resist it for there is really no reason for it. While I was at work setting out the strawberry plants a telegram came from Weir asking if I could meet Louise tomorrow at Rhinebeck and put her on the train for Kaaterskill. It occurs to be now when it is too late that I ought to have replied.

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