Jervis McEntee Diaries

Monday June 16, 1884

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, June 16, 1884, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Monday, June 16, 1884 It has been a pretty long and not very happy day. I begin to have worries and anxieties about my money affairs and cannot help looking into the future, vain as my experience teaches me it is. Then the sad thoughts of those who have gone are constantly present in this great silent house. Sara and I drove down to Ned Tomkins after tea and called on them. Ned and Henry Snyder were in the garden watering it with the hose from the hydrant supplied by the new water works. We had a pleasant call for they are always glad to see us. When we came home I remarked how strange it seemed that there was no one here but my father. I am constantly oppressed with the idea that we three are alone here. It seems so unlike all our former family life. Mrs Davis spent the day here and went to Kingston with Sara. I think she wishes she were back here again.

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