Journal of Adolph G. Rosengarten, Jr. - June
- The second red oak N.W. of porch not doing very well on account of borers, but still alive & better in it's second year than the first one we planted.
- A.G.R> Jr., having left London 31st May at 12:30 "B", arrived at La Guardia Field at 8:00 PM, at N. Phila at 10:45 PM, where he was met by JNR and at Chanticleer at 11:30 PM.
1953< br/> - Canker or Army Worm very, very bad this spring, esp. on ash, maple etc. & we are exposed to Brooke Road, despite our efforts to plant it out, will spray 1954.
- A.G.R. Jr. & J.N.R. having arrived from France on 29th, spent week end with Bells at Thirsk: then to Scotland on 4th, stayed with Ged. Burns 7th - 11th & returned to Thirsk, via Aberfeldy & Kinross on 13th June.
- A.G.R. Jr. at St. Paul's School Concord, N.H. for his fortieth Anniversary.
- A.G.R. Jr. at St. Paul's School, attending hir Forty-fifth Anniversary. To Boston by air, to Concord by hired car, returned on Sunday June 2nd.
- Horacio Casasus came for dinner with Ben & Anna Pepper, Ted & Nick, & spent the weekend.
- A.R. Jr. attended his Fiftienth reunion at St. Pauls's, returning from Concord, N.H. on Monday June 6th.
- Bench in green garden w/ Greenwood's statue put in place.
- A.G.R. Jr. at St. Paul's School for his Fiftieth Anniversary. For his work in raising Form of 1923 Master of English fund was awarded his S.P.S. bowl.
- A.G.R. Jr. to St. Paul's School for his Fifty-fifth Anniversary.
- Jeanes for lunch; Harries for tennis & Chanticleer for supper with "Casey".
- Frank Caniglia, mason, completed first part of dry wall on Brooke Road.
- Finally, good rain.
- Swimming Pool at Chanticleer painted to match copper roofs of bath & tea house: one coat.
- Visit by 25 students from Ambler Campus of Temple: Prof. Geo. Whitney.
- Bridge at foot of vista, J.N.R.'s fiftieth birthday present to AGR Jr. completed.
- Dinner of forty at Chanticleer for Edward & Penny Goodman.
- Ledlie Borgerhoff born at Princeton, N.J.
- Dinner Dance for Benjamin Neilson & Judith Rawls. 68 guests & 45 cars.
- Receptin at Chanticleer following wedding of Harry Neilson to Jannete Haak at St. Davids Church. 65 guests.
- Christine Goodman Peatterson married to Ray M. Hayworth M.D. at Knoxville, Tenn. No one but her three children attended.
- Berwyn Garden Club - some 30 women, toured "The Estate".
- A.G.R. Jr. & J.N.R. returned on Q.E. 2.
- To Princeton for Jane Cuyler Borgerhoff graduation from Princeton Day School.
- Doyle & Hemscher at long last completed plastering garden walls at Chanticleer.
- 21st Birthday Party for Ledlie N. Borgerhoff at Chanticleer. 16 present.
- While we were away Mandes built wall S. side forecourt. Tiled along stream & built retaining wall Spring House.
- Wm. & Gertrude Gleditzsch departed. We enjoyed a servant less existence.
- Michael, smooth haired fox terrier, aged 11 years died today.
1979< br/> - The 16th day in a row in which some rain has fallen: Excess for year 10 1/2".
- "The Fortnightly," J.N.R.'s reading class at Chanticleer.
- Penny's party in honour of J.N.R. & A.G.R. Jr. Alchoholic for some!
- A.G.R. Jr. went ashore at "Omaha Beach", Normandy!
- First Anniversary. Caviar, 1929er Wawerner Herrenberger, 1881 Armagnac.
- Second Anniversary. Caviar, 1929er Wawerner Herrenberger, Fine fine Champagne De Luze.
- Third Anniversary. Caviar, 1929er Wawerner Herrenberger, Bellows 25 yr. Armagnac.
- Fifth Anniversary. Caviar; our last bottle of the 1929er Moselle: Armagnac.
- Sixth Anniversary. Caviar; 1935er Piesporter Brandy.
- Twentieth Anniversary. The Rabbit with a total of thirty.
- Twenty-fifth Anniversary. C.P.R. gave us a dinner at Chanticleer.
- Drought broken by heavy showers, beginning at dinner.
- Elizabeth G. Borgerhoff, aged 2-1/2, arrived for a weeks visit.
- We began "moving to the country".
- To Princeton for the graduation with honors of Beth Borgerhoff from The Princeton Country Day School. She will go to Yale! in September.
- The Junior Varsity (Henry & Alexander Krayo) planted Magnolia salicifolia: 4 laurel along Brooke Road. Also 4 sreading yew at the gate.
- Completion of 1st phase of opertation at Chanticleer: formation of a turf platform extending W. porch. sand blast masonry by front door & planting of yew & spreading juniper. Mandes & Waldon Nurseries.
- A.G.R. Jr. left with Nini Borgerhoff for France. Returned June 23rd.
- Emily Penrose Rosengarten married to Samuel Goodman at Old St. Davids by Rev. Cronwell McBee at 4:30 P.M. Reception at Chanticleer followed, attended by 600 people who drank twenty-one cases of Lanson 1926 Champagne.
- By reason of having fertilized the lawn this spring - chick weed is very bad. Fall grass just beginning.
- A.G.R. Jr. to Princeton for his twenty-fifth reunion.
- Between 5:30 A.M. & 8:30 P.M. over 4-1/2" of rain.
-32 for dinner at Chanticleer; marred by heavy thunderstorm w/ 2" rain.
- To Princeton for graduation of Ledlie Newlin Borgerhoff.
- Chanticleer opened for Scott Hort. Association, 450 people came.
- More rain.
- Hottest day this year. Heaviest rainfall for any June day in history of weather bureau - 3.51 in.
- A.G.R. Jr. operated on for left hernia at Valley Forge General Hospital, Phoenixville, Pa.
- Elm tree which had been sick (see p. 184) died of Dutch Elm Disease. Removed at some expense by Bartlett Tree Co. Ill shaded porch at cocktail time. Sadly missed.
- Penna. Hort. Society's "Maintanance" conducted by Howard Holden: 18 attended.
- A.G.R. Jr. elected to Board of Merck & Co. & went to N.Y. for meeting.
- Cornelia Cuyler Newlin & E.B. O'pt Bergerhoff married at Old St. Davids. Reception followed here for about one hundred & seventy five. Except for a torrential rain & the breakdown of Holland's truck it was reported to have been an enjoyable affair for six cases of Almaden Brut champagne, six bottles of rye & six of scotch were consumed.
- A.G.R. Jr. & J.N.R. to Bedford Hills for weekend with Carl & Priscilla Weinig.
- Pa. Hort. Society Symposium & tour led by Harold Holden. 20 attended.
- Much rain & clouds lately. Excess to date 7".
- Wrought iron work designed by L.F. Sims R.A. installed over rear door.
- The Borgerhoff's, Aunt Lily Borgerhoff, & the three girls: Jane, Beth & Ledlie at Kinterra for a "cook-out" lunch.
- Excess rainfall since Jan. 1st. is 8+"
- At 7:00 PM gum tree 100' from house struck by lightening.
- A.G.R. Jr. & J.N.R. returned on S.S. France. Departed on May 20th on Inst. of Contemp. Art Tour: Russia, Czechoslovakia, & Vienna, where we left the tour, spent six days in Paris, sailing home June 11th.
- Buffet supper at Chanticleer of 27 before Nursing School graduation.
- One hundred twenty divided equally between Am. Int. of Architects & Friends of the Phila. Museum of Art, toured estate from 11:30 to 1:00 pm. Light refreshments.
- Dinner tendered S.R.S. & D & Associates at Chanticleer, the occasion being the departure of
- Mrs. Arthur Newlin sold 1804 Pine St. & moved to Chestnut Hill.
- Completed "moving to the country".
- Heavy rain started at 5:00 PM. 1-1/12 in. fell by 5:00 PM, June 19th.
- More rain.
- Raymond T. Haskins & Margaret vacated Chanticleer.
- "Move to the Country" completed today.
- Pansies replaced by ageratum & petunia; annuals planted in hardy border.
- A.G.R. Jr. & J.N.R. sailed for France on the S.S. Liberty. Our car preceeded us on the Ile de France by a week.
- "Move to the Country" finally completed today.
- J.N.R. and A.R. Jr. went to Pohoquiline for weekend.
- Champagne dinner tendered to officers ea. Franklin Research Co.
- A.G.R. Jr. home from Ft. Leavenworth, Ka. on 9 day leave.
- A.G.R. Jr. & J.N.R. to Hastings on Hudson to spend weekend with the Weinigs.
- Charles E. Godfry, at 12:15 P.M., after being ushered into library, attempted to hold up AGR Jr. Struggle ensued over possesion of pistol. Godfry fled toward front door but shot persuing AGR Jr. in chest. As Godfry had dropped car keys in scuffle, he escaped on foot but was later captured. J.N.R. the real heroine.
- Longest day of the year; and first Japanese Beetles.
- Mandes & Farrow completed the intermediate wall & provisional grading above area of projected pond.
- Henry W. Farrow & Sons completed renovation of four light wells on N. side of house & one under dining room window: cement sills, sand in bottom with brick cover & iron grills on top.
- Very heavy rain today: 2.35" in Phila., more here. Floods in rivers of Pa.
- First measurable rain since the first of June.
- A.G.R. Jr. & Nini Borgerhoff returned from France. 3 days in Paris followed by motor through Touraine, Brittany, Normandie & Omaha Beach after 40 years.
- Japanese beetle appeared for first time this year.
- Brigadier & Mrs. E.T. Williams spent the night. David Hinks stayed with B.A. Dickson & we for gathered at Gulph Mills for dinner.
- A.G.R. Jr. & JNR boarded the S.S. Mauretania for Europe.
- Jane Cuyler Newlin died today at the age of sixty-six.
- Merck's board their wives & key executives from the M.S.D. division, fifty-three in all, at Chanticleer for dinner.
- Pomante cut down large wild cherry back of garage.
- A.G.R. Jr. & J.N.R. returned on S.S. Queen Elizabeth.
- J.N.R. and A.R. Jr. went to wedding of Ted Price & Nancy Heckscher N.Y.
- After intermittent rain for past 14 days by 8:00 AM local rainfall was 7.27".
- Black Wilson Soy Beans sown in new cutting garden.
- Heavy rains since the 26th a total of 4.85 in. having fallen.
- A.G.R. Jr. & J.N.R. returned to C.B.S. Ft. Monroe Va.
- A.G.R> Jr. & J.N.R. after an absence of 4 1/2 years, moved back into Minder House, the former on sick leave from the Army.
- A.G.R. Jr. & J.N.R. returned home on Queen Mary.
- Approx. 150 from Pa. Horticultural Society visited gardens at Chanticleer & here.
- Official temperature at 5:00 PM - 102°, Ergo. very hot Diner for Ledlie.
- Rainfall on this day 4.62", a record for any day. Excess since Jan. 1st 8.13".
- "Move to the Country" completed today.
- Begininng at 8:00 AM 3" rain by mid-night.
- 840 Church Road demolished, but some grading remains to be done.
- Rainfall for June - 3.22 in.: Excess temperature 146°.
- Rainfall for June - 6.25 in. (Excess since Jan 1st 0.46 in) Temp. normal.
- Rainfall for June - 3.46 in. (Excess since Jan 1st 2.13 in.) Excess temp. for month 15 deg.
- Rainfall for June - 3.48 in. (Excess since Jan 1st 1.26 in.) Excess temp. for month 37°.
- Rainfall for June - 10.06 in. - Defeciency since June 1st 4°.
- Rainfall for June - 4.45 in. Excess temp. 53°.
- Twenty for dinner with aid of a caterer.
- Rainfall for month a normal 4": defeciency for year 3 1/3".
- Prof. E.B.O. Borgerhoff died at PRinceton.
- Phila. reported 5.45" in month; Excess since Jan. 1st 3.17".
- Rain for month 4.32", Excess for year to date 10.79".
- Excess of rain for the year 7.10" inches.
- A.G.R. Jr. & V.S.R. off to Edgartown Mass. for July.
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