Wednesday, June 25, 1884 Had a lot of cherries picked for Mrs. Crispell which she did not come after. The little boys picked a bushel this afternoon some of which were sold but I did not get the money. The cherry business demands a different order of talent from mine to ensure success. It began to rain after dinner and has settled into a North East storm. The rain is most welcome. Mary came by the day boat. I went down to meet her. She came over in the ferry boat with the visiting Knights Templars from Springfield. They marched to Kingston but it rained slightly. Were going to the Grand Hotel. A letter came from Lucy and one from Major Wilkinson wanting me to go to Copake fishing with him but I replied I could not go.