Jervis McEntee Diaries

Monday April 25, 1881

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, April 25, 1881, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Monday, Apr 25, 1881 Another beautiful day. Went over to the cemetery and marked Eugenes and Janes graves so that if we grade the lot they may not be effaced. I removed the leaves from the violets on my darlings grave and drove a stake by the moccasin flower she discovered there the day Mrs. Wolfer was buried, so that it should not be injured when it comes up. Came home and wrote to Gussie. Mrs. [?] and I sat and talked together and we tried to assure ourselves that we have many things to be thankful for in spite of some troubles and anxieties. I went over to my little place and looked at dear Gertrudes roses which still live, and gave directions to have them dug about. But it is so different there from the time we lived there and met the hopeful happy spring time together. I could not help a sad regretful feeling all the time I was at home. I have so much time there, and there is so much to remind me of my dear Gertrudes absence and of all our happy life together.

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