Jervis McEntee Diaries

Monday May 5, 1884

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, May 5, 1884, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Monday, May 5, 1884 Sara wanted me to stay at home today to help her to move Tom down to his room in the carriage house. I dressed for it and immediately after breakfast went down and cleared out the room. Sara mopped it out and we soon had it ready to carry the furniture in. I took the double windows off the house and Tom and I put them snugly away in the carriage house. It rained a little and in the night we had quite a shower. In the afternoon I planted two rows of nasturtiums the whole length of the garden and some double hollyhock seed to be transplanted. Gussie who was pretty bright yesterday had a bad night last night and was very feeble today. She sat out on the back porch in the sunshine in the afternoon and reminded me of my mother as she sat there a year ago. I am very anxious about her and Sara is. She seems very feeble to me and I am afraid her ailment is something serious. I came away in the 5.55 train Sara driving me up to the station. I did not get to my room until after half past 9. I went immediately to the club where I had some supper as I was very hungry and got so interested in talking to Mr. Ford that I forgot to go in and see the collection of pictures.

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