Monday May 16, 1887
Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, May 16, 1887, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Monday, May 16, 1887 I drove Marion to Kingston and went to Rondout on some errands. When I came back I took a look at the fence about the place. Boards are off and the whole thing is ready to fall to pieces and I am not able to build a new one. I am in despair when I think of the many things which ought to be done and of my utter inability to do any thing. I worked in the garden and planted melons, cucumbers, nasturtiums and set out the geraniums from the cellar, but I do these things not as I once did but with no heart or pleasure and am glad when night comes and I can sleep and forget as happily I can.
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