Saturday, Apr 21, 1888 We came away after breakfast. Julia came over the river with us and we took the West Shore train for home arriving there about 11 o'clock. There were occasional patches of snow along the rail road and the mountains showed considerable snow. A N. W. wind blew and it still had the chill of snow banks in it. We found Tom and Katy at the house. They had not expected us until evening but were ready for us. The house seemed as though we had not been away. The poor cat was overjoyed to see us. Tom had kept her in the cellar and fed her there to keep the dogs from worrying her. She evidently had had a lonesome time the past two months and testified her joy at seeing us by rubbing against us until I fancied she would rub herself out of existence. Tom is spading the garden and in the midst of it there were snow flurries.