I was requested to fill the breach, which I did, telling of the Boston Conservatory
of Music, early music in Boston
, and down to our time.
Had an ovation afterwards of friendly handshaking.”
“ May 19
. Meeting of National Alliance of Unitarian Women.”
. My seventy-fourth birthday.
Thank God for my continued life, health, and bodily and mental powers.
My prayer to Him is that, whether I am to have a year, a month, a week, or a day more, it may be for good to myself and others.”
“Went to the Columbian Exhibition
's Orchestra playing for Mrs. Potter Palmer
's reception given to the women of the Press Association
Later I went into the model kitchen where tea was served by the Cingalese.
asked me to follow her brief address with a few words.
I did this and told of its being my birthday, at which Mrs. Palmer
gave me her bouquet of carnations, and the ladies present rose and waved handkerchiefs.
Read my sermon for tomorrow twice and feared it might not strike a keynote here.”
. Rather nervous about getting to town in time for my service at the Unitarian Church,--we were in good time.
My mind was much exercised about my prayer, I having decided to offer the longer one, which I did, I hope, acceptably.
I don't think that the sermon told
as it did in Boston
The church is not easy to speak in. Mr. Fenn
said a few words very tenderly about his pleasure in receiving me into his pulpit.
The pulpit roses were given me.”