Jervis McEntee Diaries

Saturday October 25, 1884

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, October 25, 1884, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Saturday, Oct 25, 1884 It has been cold and windy. We put down the sitting room carpet and got the room in order, put up a coal stove in my fathers room and got a coal stove from my house for the spare room up stairs. I am tired and my hands are sore and stiff. The men finished shingling the carriage house before 5 oclock. Sara went to Nannies to tea. My room is cold as I have not yet started my stove. Returning from my walk yesterday I came through the cemetery. Our pink morning-glory was in bloom among the frost blackened vines on Gussies grave. On Gertrudes a few Nasturtiums still blossomed feebly among the ruins of the frost. On Maurices grave the little flag placed there on decoration day was folded in a tendril of the smitten morning-glory while on my mothers all had perished. I came home sad and despondent.

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