Jervis McEntee Diaries

Saturday May 24, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, May 24, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Saturday, May 24, 1890 I met Joe Tubby on my way up from down town this morning. He and his wife came up to attend John Tubbys Golden wedding. A most lovely day. Miss Sheffield came up and invited Sara and me to ride this afternoon. We started at 3 oclock and stopped for Julia Dillon. We drove around by Kingston to the old Wilbur road, up to Eddysville where we crossed the bridge and around by St. Remy and Ulster Park to the river road and home arriving at 7 oclock. We loitered along the way gathering flowers and had a most enjoyable afternoon. I was constantly reminded of my father and mother and dear Gertrude for it was a favorite drive with all of us and I think this is the first time I have been there without some of them. These drives through the charming early summer landscape are very enjoyable and add much to a life in the country. I often long to go to some of the familiar places where we went very often when we kept houses, and I often feel my enjoyment of the country curtailed since I cannot walk as I used to.

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