Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday June 13, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, June 13, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Friday, June 13, 1890 It has been grey and cloudy all day and has rained this evening. Sara went to Kingston this forenoon partly to try to find a servant as our girl says she must go. She seems reluctant to go however and this evening has gone, as she represented, to try to get another woman to go in her place. Tom and I finished clearing the gutters on the house. I made or rather altered a Lambrequin for the parlor from an old one I have had a long time. I have very little to do and Tom also has not enough to keep him busy and still I could not live here without a man. The new Presbyterian Minister, Mr. Stowsty called on us this afternoon but Sara was not at home. He seemed an agreeable man. We are both very anxious about a servant but I dare say we will get on in some way. I feel no mercy on that priest who came here and thus coolly upset all our settled arrangements. This is the 7th anniversary of Maurices death. Sara was picking some of the white roses and spoke of it. She said they always reminded her of him.

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