Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday November 4, 1886

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, November 4, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Thursday, Nov 4, 1886 Lucy is packing her trunks and they are to go tomorrow night at 9 o'clock. I can hardly bear to think of it and all through the day it has recurred to me. I went over to see Rich Van G[?]beck about being at the Common Council tomorrow night to see about the grade of Chester St. and it was arranged to that I need not be there as I want to go to the station with Lucy and John. I wrote to Booth and sent Eastmans check to the Bank of the Metropolis. I am now much interested in getting Chester St. graded and saw Henry and arranged with him to work for me if I conclude to do it. I am in hopes to sell lots there when this is done and perhaps in this way work out of our perplexing position. I talked with my father about it and he showed a great interest in it and thought it a good thing to do. Tuesday was the anniversary of my mothers death and our wedding day. I thought of both in the morning but going to the city and the election and altogether they did not occur to me again. But I hardly ever enter this room that I do not think instantly of Gertrude. Today I opened my trunk and there was a little piece of white flannel which had dropped out of our portfolio and which I have kept because she had wiped her pen upon it. I do not think of my mother so often but still very often I remember her in so many ways, sewing at night [?] lamp when she used to look so pretty dressed in white, or going about [?] house, or later sitting disabled and helpless in her invalid chair. Oh! the [?] memories of his dear home, and now comes another separation [?] all the fears of what may happen before we meet again.

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