Jervis McEntee Diaries

Sunday October 17, 1880

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, October 17, 1880, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Sunday, Oct 17, 1880 Mary and I took a walk after breakfast out back of O'Reillys and across to the view and on our way back stopped at the cemetery and left a bouquet of Autumn branches and flowers on dear Gertrudes grave. They have cut down the chestnut tree on our lot and trimmed up the hemlock in a very ugly way. I wish they had cut that too. We talked of dear Gertrude all the way over which she and I have so often walked in the Autumn. It began to rain while we were in the cemetery and it has rained hard a good part of the day but cleared off at night. It was very grateful but I was in hopes it would continue. Fred Norton and Annie were here at dinner and Julia came from High Falls and was here at tea.

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