Several months ago, Eileen McAdam of the Sound and Story Project interviewed me in THE CUBE. I was seated in the backyard of the Stone Ridge Library, Julia’s residence for ten years and the place of her death. I am attaching a link, for those of you that might want to listen to me speak about, A Passion for Julia.
A day of showers, warm, but not so
uncomfortable as yesterday.
I could scarcely get up this morning,
could not eat any break fast. We all felt slim,
Louis complains of his stomach very often.
Julie, is up altho her cold is very bad.
Arranged all my closets this morning.
Mended Louis, pantaloons. Altered my lilac
muslin sleeves, made them tight
The rain became a settled storm, damp, and
disagreable. Mr H. did not go down in the after.
noon, he went to bed, and made me come for
company, This is getting me in a bad way.
We jumped up to tea, and felt rather worse.
The children sneezing, and half sick with colds.
mine is better.
I commenced reading the Life of “Elisha the Tishbite”
G. made me come to bed at ten oclock.
A very hot day; the warmest we have had.
I went around the house, makieng my arrange-
ments, untill fatigued to death.
Mr H. bought me fruit, chickens, ham, and every-
thing nice for dinner.
The girls came at 1 oclock, they appeared very
lively and well. The heat made me feel dull,
but Jane kept us all in spirits.
Our dinner passed off very well, although Catharine,
does not cook as well as Ann used to do, and is
new and clumsy.
The Miss Baileys, with little William Ellery, and
Miss Burnet, came in the afternoon to see Jane.
Bell, and Ferdinand came up to tea, Henry came
in also, his first cup of tea out in three months
Julie went to bed sick with a horrid cold, she
was compelled to give up at last.
They all left at nine, I was much overcome
by uncommon exertions.
Mr H. bought me two small white pitchers
to day price two dollars.
Had some difficulty in makeing Catharine cut
Bread, and prepare for tea; she is a slow motion
creature. My cake very poor.