Jervis McEntee Diaries

Saturday July 13, 1889

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, July 13, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Saturday, July 13, 1889 When I went down town this morning I took down to LeGrand Abbey the obituary notice of his father which I wrote for the Leader and which was published in the paper of July 11. I went over to the cemetery in the forenoon. Our lot did not look as unkept as I feared it would. The ground is poor and nothing grows well. I trained the morning glories I set out on Maurices grave, over a branch and tied up the Phloxes on dear Gertrudes and my mothers graves and I took the measure of the head stone at Mr. Powleys grave, which is a very neat and simple one, with the view of seeing what one like it would cost for Maurices grave as Mary and Sara propose ordering one. Then I walked out to the view and saw the remains of the Portland Cement mill which burned a short time ago. I found walking somewhat difficult as I am very stiff and lame in my right leg as well as the left. I sent Tom down for 250 celery plants I paid for down town and he set them out this afternoon. We had a shower in the edge of the evening which was good for them but bad for the last of the hay which they promised to come after but as usual they paid no attention to their promise.

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