Jervis McEntee Diaries

Sunday May 15, 1881

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, May 15, 1881, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Sunday, May 15, 1881 Thunder shower in the night but the country heavenly beautiful. It is so pleasant to have Mary and Marion here. My father & mother, Mary and I took a lovely ride around Hussey Hill by St. Remi and home by the river road. John McEntee took his team and took Nannie, Marion & Sade. John had never been the river road. We all enjoyed the ride very much and the country was as sweet and beautiful as it is possible to be. I thought of dear Gertrude all the way for this was a favorite ride of ours that last summer she was with us, and we all talked of her. Indeed she is always in my mind up there but somehow I dont think hardly any one likes to talk about her to me, and this is a great privation to me, for I love to talk of her and never retire at night without reading several of her dear loving letters. John & Nannie came to tea and Jansen Anderson came up after tea. Sara had had a letter from Maurice, homesick and dissatisfied but not more so than we expected. We talked a great deal about him and of how much he was missed at home.

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