Friday. 23rd April. 1852.
High wind, and cold as winter.
The storm has not left us yet; clouds cold & dark.
I went to get 1 yd silk for Julia’s dress
from Stewarts, they expect it on Monday.
Looked at some pretty muslins at Meyer’s. Walked up,
the air cold and piercing; but I feel well in this cool air.
G. went to ride, finds his horses starved and
thin; called Mr [Wier] to an account. Consoled himself;
by two stews of oysters, and something to keep them down;
I sat alone in the basement, finishing a flannel skirt.
how different our lives, no excitements for me.
Julia took Remsen to the “fair” again
they staid untill twelve oclock. Saw the infant
drummer, and had fine times.
Mr O. there, spoke of D.
Mr [Kemer], brought Julia home.
Saturday. 24th. April./1852.
Clouded, and cold, like December.
I have been busy with my sewing this mor.
ning. Julia went over to pass the day with Josephine.
Louis would not wait for her to dress, he is a rude boy.
My morning has been very still, no calls, and nothing
to harass me.
Mr H. looks fashionable with his moustache, he feels
like a youth of twenty in his Spring Suit; and enjoys
his Broadway rambles.
What changes a few years make, our habits, feelings, every
thing seems to change. G. becomes more fond of style,
while I hesitate and cling to quiet, and comfort.
Dominie St. house, tho small, was my happiest home;
there, I was the centre of G.’s happiness; now he has
many sources; and seeks variety to charm his unoccupied