Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday May 9, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, May 9, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Friday, May 9, 1890 Cold last night and I fear there was frost. Our hall fire nearly went out but we were glad to revive it again. It has been rather a sad day with a strong south wind. I have felt unhappy and ill satisfied with myself all the time knowing I have so many things to be thankful for. I know very well the reason. I am not at work and it is the penalty of idleness. I gave Mary and Girard our tickets for this afternoons concert. Mary went with us last night on Johns ticket. Sara went down to see Mrs. Cornell who she saw was glad to see her. She wished they were in a smaller house--no more contented than people who have little money. I gave Mary and Girard our tickets for the concert this afternoon. We went in the evening. It was a fine concert and the house was well filled. This was the last concert and I regret that it is all over. So much in this festival of music to remind me of dear Gertrude and to make one forget all unhappiness. I wrote to Church today.

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