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1897
bringing the Ponds and towing the Dymonds. We all put on clean shirt waists &c for after supper we were going to our "party" at the Headlands - as Mr. D. said it was "calm" at last - tho' the wind was still strong. We sat on the piazza talking a long time and then Mr. D.
said it was time I went so I got 'em started & Mary & I each took on oar and Miss & Mr Dymond in the boat, and went to the store first. Sure enough my letter from dear Mother was there. Mr. Taylor and Mr. Tate were serenading us with a banjo and "Yankee Doodle" when we came in and "Blinkie" & another dog insisted upon shaking hands with me. We were led up the path & introduced to Bishop(?) McCulloch and Canon Sprague and then taken to the observatory on the roof where we spent a breezy half an hour, I talking to Mr. Taylor and admiring the views thro' a nice field glass. Then we came down & sat on the piazza which looked 'way to Boschink and sang & [illegible] for a long time. Mr. Taylor sang "Misses 'Awkins" and "I lub a lubly girl I do and I have lubbed a gal or two And I knows what it is to lub a A lubly gal, I do." &c.&c Go out & search the world around - Her equal it cannot be found. And this I'm tellin' you is true! After awhile they invited us in to whist and

1897
bringing the Ponds and towing the Dymonds. We all put on clean shirt waists &c for after supper we were going to our "party" at the Headlands - as Mr. D. said it was "calm" at last - tho' the wind was still strong. We sat on the piazza talking a long time and then Mr. D.
said it was time I went so I got 'em started & Mary & I each took on oar and Miss & Mr Dymond in the boat, and went to the store first. Sure enough my letter from dear Mother was there. Mr. Taylor and Mr. Tate were serenading us with a banjo and "Yankee Doodle" when we came in and "Blinkie" & another dog insisted upon shaking hands with me. We were led up the path & introduced to Bishop(?) McCulloch and Canon Sprague and then taken to the observatory on the roof where we spent a breezy half an hour, I talking to Mr. Taylor and admiring the views thro' a nice field glass. Then we came down & sat on the piazza which looked 'way to Boschink and sang & [illegible] for a long time. Mr. Taylor sang "Misses 'Awkins" and "I lub a lubly girl I do and I have lubbed a gal or two And I knows what it is to lub a A lubly gal, I do." &c.&c Go out & search the world around - Her equal it cannot be found. And this I'm tellin' you is true! After awhile they invited us in to whist and

1897
bringing the Ponds and towing the Dymonds. We all put on clean shirt waists &c for after supper we were going to our "party" at the Headlands - as Mr. D. said it was "calm" at last - tho' the wind was still strong. We sat on the piazza talking a long time and then Mr. D.
said it was time I went so I got 'em started & Mary & I each took on oar and Miss & Mr Dymond in the boat, and went to the store first. Sure enough my letter from dear Mother was there. Mr. Taylor and Mr. Tate were serenading us with a banjo and "Yankee Doodle" when we came in and "Blinkie" & another dog insisted upon shaking hands with me. We were led up the path & introduced to Bishop(?) McCulloch and Canon Sprague and then taken to the observatory on the roof where we spent a breezy half an hour, I talking to Mr. Taylor and admiring the views thro' a nice field glass. Then we came down & sat on the piazza which looked 'way to Boschink and sang & [illegible] for a long time. Mr. Taylor sang "Misses 'Awkins" and "I lub a lubly girl I do and I have lubbed a gal or two And I knows what it is to lub a A lubly gal, I do." &c.&c Go out & search the world around - Her equal it cannot be found. And this I'm tellin' you is true! After awhile they invited us in to whist and
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