Monday May 12, 1890
Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, May 12, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Monday, May 12, 1890 I made a sketch from the front porch looking down the valley past Hussey Hill directly after breakfast to try to get some of the linden color. It was not very successful but I think these sketches, poor as they are help me to something of an insight of the spring color. Tom who is at work on "McEntee Hill-way" today had to cut down the [D?] apple tree as it was directly in the middle of the street. It was filled with blossoms and it gave me a pang to see it fall, partly because it was fulfilling its mission of blossom & fruit but chiefly because my father planted it when he came here, a much younger man than I am now. Sara and I went down and spent the evening at Mr. A. A. Crosbys, with Miss Tuckerman and several others, Col. John and Julia, Cantine and Miss Sheffield, a Mr. [Suyster?] a musician, Miss Dearstein and another teacher who lives there. We had music and some games afterward which we all really enjoyed, the proof being that we staid until midnight. We let the fire in the hall go out today.
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