Sunday, Oct 19, 1884 I wrote to Mrs Bayard Taylor today, to Miss Nesmith and a note to Mrs. Winter. We have sat in the parlor by the fire in the Franklin. Charlie and Girard were at dinner with us. My father seems to steadily grow stronger and today walked over to Girards and back. It has been a day of rest for me for the most part, although the first thing I did after breakfast was to drive down and bring Canfield up here to see what is needed for the kitchen range and he is to telegraph for it today so that it may be sent tomorrow. John McEntee called and took tea with us and spent the evening. My father had been wishing he would come up. It is not cold tonight but it is fine October weather with just an agreeable coolness in the air.