Saturday, July 12, 1884 This morning I picked the late, sour cherries from the tree in front of the house and the one over near my outside studio which Sara made into preserves. These trees dear Gertrude bought from Mr. Forter and I well remember how puzzled I was to find a place to set them out. The band was playing down in the town this evening and something in the music recalled her to me most vividly and I felt anew the pang of her absence. Calvert and I have made out a description of our property to give to Homer Morgan. I went down town and had some braces made for my sketching stool which I put on this afternoon. We had a fine shower with thunder and lightning. Sara had a letter from Joe Tomkins sending her fifty dollars which was coming to her.