Jervis McEntee Diaries

Monday November 26, 1888

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

Monday, Nov 26, 1888 The wind howled all night but the snow is mostly all blown off the hill. The Tribune gives accounts of the severity of the storm in all directions. It is raining a little today and the wind still blowing pretty hard from the North. Mr. Jansens daughter and her aunt drove in today and brought us half a bushel of their nice hickory nuts. They are to send the hickory wood next week and we also engaged a Christmas turkey from them. I wrote Robt. Wilkinson a note and sent back "Marius the Epicurean "which he lent me. I went down town after lunch to see about the new stove for the hall but they had not received it. A letter from Mary to say she and Sedgwick, and probably Downing would come up on Wednesday but that Calvert would not come. I was very irritable tonight and made Lucy and Sara unhappy. They had been pressing me pretty hard for being worried and over anxious. I confess I am very easily troubled. I am afraid sometimes that my trouble being of a nervous nature may have made a [naturally?] quick temper, abnormally so. I know it makes me very unhappy and I strive against it. I know I am too sensitive and I fear it is gradually estranging my friends and making it a dread to meet people.

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