Sunday, Aug 22, 1880 This has been a sweet sad day to me filled with tender memories of dear Gertrude, one of the days when I seem nearer to her. I have been reading some of her fathers and mothers and Alices letters to her during her illness and was deeply affected by one of her fathers written the day we left College Hill reproaching himself for letting her go and that they had not done enough for her. The reading of these letters cost me many tears but they showed me afresh how much they all loved her and how anxious they were for her. I wrote to Mrs. Sawyer this evening and a long letter to Lucy this morning. Bowyer, John & Girard have been off all day fishing at Glen Erie. It has been a perfect day. Mrs. Van Deusen brought over a night blooming cactus for me to see, sent up by Mrs. Cornell.