Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday October 12, 1888

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, October 12, 1888, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Friday, Oct 12, 1888 It rained when I awoke this morning and has rained steadily but gently all day. Of course Carter did not come to put up the hall stove. I went down town after dinner but he was not in his shop. Deyo's store was closed on account of Elvin Deyo's wifes death. I wrote to Church and to Henry Studer to send me the book I left at Bisby. Sara and I put down the sitting room carpet yesterday afternoon and today she put down the carpet in the upper hall after giving it a vigorous overhauling. We are getting ready for the winter. Toms illness is a serious affair just now when I need his help so much. He is better today and I hope will be out tomorrow. I broke one of my teeth last night which has been a great grief to me. The house is cold and cheerless with no fire in the hall. It looks as though we are not to have a pleasant fall. I cut this notice of Geo. Thompsons funeral from the Freeman of the 10th. He must have died while I was at Bisby. I feel a little depressed today and wish I did not have to leave home just now.

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