Wednesday, Oct 12, 1887 The weather is cool and we sit in the parlor with a fire in the Franklin. Tom is gathering the few apples we have and bringing in the corn fodder. Sara and I went to Pokeepsie by the day boat and spent the afternoon with the Wilkinsons and dined and came home by the 6.30 train on the Hudson river road. Mary Gifford was there and it was she who urged us to come. We also saw Mrs. Wilkinson who is greatly pleased with Lilys marriage to Mr. Bachelder which took place at the Majors house on Sept. 28th. We had a charming visit as we always do there. Sara and I are trying to decide what is best for us to do this winter. It seems an extravagance to keep this big house open just for Sara and even then she cannot stay here alone. We do not know what is best.