Jervis McEntee Diaries: July 30, 1880

Friday, July 30, 1880 Another cool delightful day with fine skies. Went to Rondout to get the wheel fixed. Found it not so serious as I thought. Commenced an autumn picture this forenoon from one of my Shokan studies with a sky something like we have been having for a couple of days. A telegram from Calvert saying he cannot come up this week. Maurice has been gone ever since Monday afternoon and we do not know where he is. I have been reading some of Gertrudes letters in 1875. He was in a dreadful condition and she was taking care of him. I wonder if he ever thinks of how much she did for him. While I read her letters I seem to be with her. I wish I could dream of her. I never have except but for a moment. It would be so sweet to dream of seeing her.

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