The page for Sunday, February 17th says:
Arose at 8 A.M. Airing clothes. Prayers for the day - Meditation on Eternity. Sun is hot - all stuff and nonsense about this country being unhealthy if care is exercised. Wondering if Anna is having better health. Somehow, I feel she is going to New York to live. Last night dreaming I met my sister Maria going up 1st Street, J.C. I told her I was going to Susie's. She then said she took my things and was keeping house at 178 - 12th Street. Also impressed me that there had been trouble among themselves. I wonder at it. 95° today. Spent a day well. Much reading. Thunder and lightning all afternoon. Boy is very amusing in the evening telling me about Huckleberry Finn in Tom Sawyer. He enjoys it much and I enjoy my son. Always laughing and in good spirits. (as always, you can click on the image to get a larger view)
Questions and comments:
- “My sister Marie” is Anna Marie (McHorney) Wells, who Nathaniel was living with in June of 1900 – she a widow and he a widower.
- Nathaniel had a sister Susan McHorney, who married Andrew Daly. (or Daley). In the 1900 census, they were living in Jersey City. If I had to guess, I’d say that was “Susie”