Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday December 24, 1889

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, December 24, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, Dec 24, 1889 Walked to Kingston and bought a [?] which I mailed to Cousin Nannie at Middletown in which I wrote "in memory of many happy Xmases the hope of many more in the future.["] I rode down [?] from there walked across the lots back of O Reillys. It [?] a little cooler than yesterday. We decided not to leave [?] all the presents for the children in a big tub in [?] have the Servants and Children and let them fish [?] a hook and line. We invited cousin John and [Julia?] present Mr. & Mrs. Reid, Sara and I, Girard and Mary, [?], Girard going over and bringing the baby Jansen [?] came in smiling, Tom and Minnie with their [?] Thomas McEntee Daly and our girl Katie Hollis [?] except John & Julia who did not get there [?] over. It was very successful and satisfactory to [?] all went home by six carrying their trophies [?] John & Julia dining with us. Many times I [?] not help asking myself how many times more [?] would take place in the old home. Downing [?].

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