Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday January 26, 1888

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, January 26, 1888, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Thursday, Jan 26, 1888 A foot of snow must have fallen and the country seemed buried under it this morning. I heard a knock at the front door a little after day light. It was Tom. Katy had got locked in her room and could not get out and I had to let him in. I went down town after breakfast and it began to blow when I returned. It has been the wildest day I ever experienced on the hill. Dyer's man came up with some groceries and feared he could not get back the snow had drifted so. I hope Sara is snug with Janette and Emily. This would have been a fearful day to be caught on the road. A telegram came from Eastman about 5 o'clock saying he hoped to come up on Saturday forenoon but would telegraph me later. The Freeman reports the storm as general and severe. It announces also the death of Robert Kerry (Mrs Hultons father) at the age of 83. Also the wife of Enoch Carter, and the funeral of Mrs. W. C. More today from Mr. Crosbys. I forgot it was to be today but could not have gone. I wonder they did not postpone it. There will be no tobogganing tonight. The wind still blows (8 oclock) but not so hard.

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