Thursday, May 19, 1887 Sara could find no one to whitewash the kitchen to I did it and finished the whole thing, ceiling and walls by 1 oclock. Sara told Katy she had engaged a man to do it and when I walked in dressed for my work and told her I was the man, she would hardly believe me. I dressed before dinner and going out to the garden after dinner I discovered that the currant bushes were infested with the currant worm and I spent more than an hour picking them off. Sara and Marion went up to the Academy of Music this evening to see a performance by local talent called "The Blue and the Gray" and did not get home until 12 oclock. Girard took an Irish part in it.