Sent Lauras picture last week and the frame for her mother. Gertrude and I went up home on Saturday, she for the summer. I returned Monday and attended the Council meeting for the last time unless called for some special purpose. My father started on Monday on a visit to his brothers to be gone a couple of weeks at least. I tried to paint a small picture yesterday but I need now to go somewhere to sketch for a while but the trouble is to know where to go and then to find a companion. I am afraid as I grow older my enthusiasms vanish.