Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday July 8, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, July 8, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, July 8, 1890 It has been very hot today with a hot south wind. I went down town this forenoon. Some one has almost entirely broken down the little late cherry tree in front of the house down by the woods. I have picked the few cherries remaining on it as well as those on the old fashioned sour cherry tree up near the house. I think now I will have the little tree down near the woods cut down as it only exasperates me to see it so ruthlessly torn to pieces each year for the few cherries. The men are tearing down the carriage house in the fierce heat. Tom has covered the water pipe as far as he can until it settles. They are drawing material for Deweys house and the man finally came this afternoon with the mowing machine to cut the grass on the hill which I gave to Lewis the milk man, if he would cut it, but after working a little while he disappeared, his horses not working well together, I think. Sara is making currant jelly and preserving the sour cherries I picked. I sent Sam today a check for $12 for my interest on the $200 I still owe him. I overtook him on my way down this morning just as he came out of his gate.

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