Cartmen, Expressmen, carpenter &c. &c. Mr.
Haven, the nice carpenter, & the 5 & 10 cent store
man, packed all day yesterday &
most of Today. Even Mr. Starrett
& did the music box & clocks!
Saturday. Rose early (after second night
practically without sleep) packed mattrasses & last things ( Mother
does the most - she's a
wonder! Yesterday p.m. we went thro' a whole case
full of private letters, & took out all we could tell by name were not
to be read! Packed Ted
& their mother's with other things
in a trunk for them (Herbert
very grateful.) He has his Grandfather's
picture. (I have our grand (great) mother's & mean
or his son
shall have it When I die -
or break up housekeeping! At 10 the freight men came (in the rain) at
1 the trunk men - at 11 the old book man at 1:30 Herbert
and so on - all in
rotation. Finally got away at 4. 3 or so. (by
trolly) There were a bride & groom on board (not very attractive)
Went to the Martha Washington
got adjoining rooms, a "shine", a bath, &c.
and went to s's to dinner. Fred
made us all "appetizer" before hand & they were the only ones
home. It was very restful and delightful. After our "mad career" -
just about done up. She
looked fagged out when we got home and I helped undress her and we
both dropped into bed!