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Sunday, March 22, 1896

Cloudy bland slightly rainy day. Green leaves being caressed & nourished gently

M. Blum playing violin. His wife piano

Mr & Mrs Douglas return home.

Monday 23

Bland half cloudy day - beautiful red burning bars of cloud at the sunrise rugged & massive

X Sent Sierra Bulletins to Dr E R Taylor Cal [California] St [Street] S.F [San Francisco].

Tuesday 24

Bland half cloudy, warm

X Received $202.70 from Mr Mr Hogan in payment in full of note.

X Returned note marked paid

X Received 9th vol [volume] of [Selru] X & se sent $25. money order of Wells Fargo in payment -

Wednesday, March 25, 1896

Rain heav[e]y showers. High winds

Grandma & [Magri] [ousely] sick, the latter after trip to the city

Thursday 26

Cloudy. With light showers

The servant called in a physician who pronounces the sickness Grippe

Friday 27

Fine cool windy day. Took long walks over the west hills & far [area] with Helen. The two white oaks not yet in full leaf. Some just opening buds, but most are well clad with soft downy new-born leaves. Some of their young shoots 5 inches long & fertile flowers open. The young buds for next yrs [years] leaves a fine rose color. X Saw & caught small gray lizard that was shedding its skin - the old skin gray - the new nearly black, first sheds about eyes, giving curious look. X Noticed delicate collinsia sparsiflora in flr [flower].

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Original journal dimensions: 18 x 21 cm.

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