Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday August 10, 1886

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, August 10, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, Aug 10, 1886 Andrews and Lucy went to N. Y. by 7.40 train. I spent most of the forenoon repairing the trimming on the two seated wagon which I trimmed eight years ago. Dear Gertrude helped me with the cushions etc., and today in looking up the materials I came across so many reminders of her beloved personality that I have been thinking a great deal about her. Indeed there is scarcely a day I do not think of her and often with a pang that wrings an involuntary sigh from me. I think if she had lived I would have been a far happier man for she was so amiable and equable in her disposition that I always found rest and solace in her. Dear Gertrude. How I miss her and always shall miss her until I cease to live. Mary Goetchins and her brother Franks wife called. She has great trouble with poor Aunt Ann who is most difficult to take care of and who I imagine does not get very intelligent care. Jamie went down to Pokeepsie to see about Eastman College and has returned disappointed. John Weir sent me the "Journal Intime of Amiel" I have read only the introduction but it seems to me it must be a sad and somewhat discouraging book, particularly to one as depressed as I am.

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