March 18, 1888, Sunday
Went to church twice – we all went in the morning and all but Father in the evening. Joe & Mattie were up to dinner as usual – Jim the watchman cut out this P.M. he had had a chill & would not be able to watch – Father says he thinks he must have been celebrating St. Pat yesterday too much – He (Father) had Downing the fireman go in at 3 o’clock and get up the fires.
March 19, 1888, Monday
Went to N.Y. at 7:15 and am at the Murray Hill as usual – We came through a great many big drifts coming down but the track was much freer of snow than I had supposed – Broadway is comparatively free of snow but the side sts. are awful – I went down to Pier 25 and made a row about their not delivering us the last case which has been in their possession for a month – so they told me we could have it and I am going to send [horses?] Went down to Ortegies to see some paintings that are to be sold at auction next week.
March 20, 1888, Tuesday
Rainy all day – Belle & Miss [Braton] returned from Phila. Belle went home & Miss [Breyton] to Brooklyn.
Recd. word from Father that the Town Bus. has informed him there was no danger in wiring the old mill – was glad to learn it – The last case was recd. today – contents were all right – It was shipped from Holyoke Feb. 21st – Had my first strawberries this year tonight.
March 21, 1888, Wednesday
Warm rain all day – Snow is rapidly disappearing – Met quite a number of people I know here this week and have been sitting around talking this evening. Uncle George was down yesterday first time in 10 dys – he and all his family have been sick with sore throats – he looked slim.
March 22, 1888, Thursday
Beautiful day – Nothing new, strange or interesting has happened – Business here in N.Y. is only fair due probably to the [devastation] brought about by the storm of last week.
March 23, 1888, Friday
Beautiful day – Bought 77 pcs of [2700 ] [Meurilleux] of [E. Oclberium] Co. @ 1.50 3 of 570 for Aug. 1st also bought 3 bales of Japan Filature of the China & Jap. Trading Co. for the Yonkers at 3.55 6 mos. open acc.
G.B.S. was down today – looked much better than when last down – Have met a great many Holyoke people here this week.
March 24, 1888, Saturday
Beautiful day – went home at 4:30. Went up all the way with Dr. Reed (the physician) – Father hired a new watchman to take Jim Dixon’s place who is sick – Kittie’s average in the examinations just put as 87 which entitles her to finish [diaries] and entered into the High School without further examinations.