Journal of Adolph G. Rosengarten, Jr. - July
- J.N.R. & A.G.R. Jr. left for Montana where they stayed with Major Wallis Huidekoper, of American Ranch, Two Dot for two months, visiting Glacier & Yellowstone Parks & Struthers Burt Esq. of Moran, Wyo.
- Frederick & Gertrude Hart departed.
- A.G.R. JR. & J.N.R. took possesion of 54 Blvd. Flandrin, Paris, XVI. Where we lived like good, bourgeois Persian till 5th Sept. See P. 193 for 1952.
- A.G.R. Jr. & J.N.R. to Gettysburg: Loyal Legion Dinner on 100th Anniversary of the battle.
- A.G.R. Jr. rcovered from chest wound, shot punctured his lung and just missed his heart, sufficiently to return home from Bryn Mawr Hospital.
- Carl & Priscilla Weinig here for the weekend: dinner of 16.
- 786 Church Road acquired from Orton Jackson.
- During our abscence, old cement porch floor removed, level lowered about 4" and flag stone flooring put in. Kitchen & pantry smooth plastered and painted. Hood above south foor removed & cement step replaced with two flag stone treds.
- Elm tree N.W. of porch very sick with gnomonia. Watered heavily on advice of Bartlett Tree Co. who will spray & feed it.
- Blue stone bench in rose garden set by Mandes.
- Thunderstorm tonight broke heat wave we have had since 6/28/34.
- "Beer perty" for the masons, carpenters, etc. at Minder House. Walls completed & roof covered with tar paper but not, as yet, the tiles.
- Beginning at 6:30 AM - 3.5" rain had fallen by midnight.
- Samuel Goodman died today at the age of forty.
- The Borgerhoff family here for lunch: Ledlie had been here for 2 days.
- Scythed woods above hardy border today. Also all annuals plus the columbine & dianthus removed from hardy border. Which was then sown in millet as we expect to be away till late October.
- A.G.R> Jr. & J.N.R. to Oyster Harbor Club, Cape Cod, via Bedford Hills where we spent night w/ Weinigs. Joined by Wests on Cape & returned 13, July.
- Installation of a General Electric Oil Furnace. Our rearrangement of retain pipes & the removal of the Electric Furnace Man began today.
- Eighteenth succesive day of excessive heat, both day & night.
- Iris divided and clumps redistributed so blue - white - blue effect.
- A.G.R. Jr. & V.S.R. flew to Edgartown, Mass. We had rented 26 S. Winter St for July.
- Severe drought for past two months ended w/ good rain. beg 8:30 AM - 1"+ at 4:30.
- A.G.R. Jr. & JNR motored to N.E. Harbor for 3 nights: to North Haven w/ Burkes 12th to 16 July: Returned via Kingstown R,I. & Princeton, N.J. on 18th.
- Heavy rains. At 8 PM, 2.76 in. had fallen during preceeding 24 hours.
- Very hot. Temp of 103 deg. at 3 PM. Equalled all time high.
- Furnace operations completed.
- Extremely hot. At 3:00 PM temp. was 104 deg. The all time record.
- J. Clifford Rosengarten - first cousin once removed - died today.
- A rainy Sunday afternoon, so wine cellar was washed.
- Beg today & thru 13th Bickers pruned Ivy on house. Sycamores, 2 cedars, maple, & holly by drive. Arborvitae & Hemlock hedges of garden. All foregoing should be done annually. Also pruned oak & apples W. of porch, hemlocks on Brooke Road, maples near Harrison line & behind wild cedars etc.
- A.G.R. Jr. & J.N.R. to Expo '67 via Albany, N.Y., returning PM July 15th.
- Still hot, but only 98 deg. at 3:00 PM.
- A.G.R. Jr. & J.N.R. accompanied by the Cheverolet convertible sailed from New York on the "Liberté". Smooth but cloudy crossing. Debarked La Havre 17th July &, after three days at Hotel Bourgogne, moved into 2nd floor, 54 Boulevard Flandrin, Paris XVI. Phone Trocadero 32-17. We moved out on 19th Oct.
- Anna Porter Jackson born at 2:00 AM. Eight pounds.
- A.G.R. Jr. left Indiantown Gap Mil. Res. at noon by motor to Harrisburg. By train to N.Y. being joined at Paoli by J.N.R. Dinner & theatre in N.Y. & by train Sunday to Hyannis. Thence by car to Chatham Bars Inn. We did not have a single day that was entirely clear and left Chatham July 18th spending the night in N.Y. and coming back here Sat. 19th July 1941.
- David Hennessey grading area below new garden for future flower beds.
- AGR Jr & J.N.R. to Winter Harbor, Maine, to stay four days with Walter & Helen West.
- Wm Steven Mark, aged 16, to work in mornings on grading.
- Forty-eight hours of very heavy rain: 4" w/ excess since 1st Jan. 8.35".
- A.R. Jr. to Troop Camp at Cole Brooke. J.N.R. to stay at Chanticleer till the 19th and after that at Secane.
- After 1/2" rain in an hour yesterday. A good rain began at noon. 1/2" at 5:00 PM.
- We returned from a week with the Burkes on North Haven Island, Maine.
- Howard J. Holden departed. Replaced by Christopher Woods as Horticulturist/Superintendent.
- Tony DiRocco commenced putting new flue in fire place in our bedroom, which had smoked all last winter.
- Cess-pool pumped out & then "blown" with dynamite to loosen pores.
- Nicholas Newlin died.
- Extremely hot and sultry for the past ten days.
- A.G.R. Jr. & J.N.R. departed for Chatham, Cape Cod, Mass for four weeks. We had the Rush's for a weekend. The Weinigs for ten days & C.P.R. for a few days after her return from Europe on Aug. 8th. We met her at Hoboken.
- New steps, walls a/c Wm Frederick & plan for directions of tours down to pond, with 3 steps added by A.G.R. Jr. substantially completed.
- Sixtenths (.60) in. of rain between noon & 6:30M PM. Ending severe drought.
- While we were in Maine (see July 8th grading done by junior varsity around garage & parking area.
- A.G.R. Jr. to Burke's, Chantham (with Wests). and to Brussells. See Aug. 8th.
- A.G.R. Jr. to Burke's, Chantham (with Wests): returned Aug. 3rd.
- A.G. Jr. home for Merck & Co. Inc. meeting.
- J.N.R.'s left wrist operated on for carpale tunnel at B.M. Hospital.
- To Princeton to pick up Nini Borgerhoff. Bath, Maine on 20th where we saw Ledlie B in "A Singular Man": on to Burkes & thence to Chaltham.
- To N.E. Harbor, Augusta, Maine, Kennebunkport, Me., Chtham, Mass. & Wickford, RI.
- Sam Lee painted spare room and upstairs sitting room.
- A.G.R. Jr. returned to Indiantown Gap Mil. Res., to be acting S-2 of 111th Inf. A short vacation with bad weather but a very happy one for us.
- 2 1/2" rain fell between 3:15 PM & 7 AM 21st July.
- Campbell completed installation copper water line from 810 Church Road to garage & to 840 Church: old cast-iron had rotted out.
- J.N.R. went to Drifton with Young's for weekend.
- Major & Mrs. John C. Murphy, formerly of Chicago and Fort Monroe, Va. came for the weekend.
- Grading & seeding around "Titanic" finished.
- Eleventh successive day of intense heat & humidity.
- Seventh successive day of intense heat & humidity.
- Practically continuous rain since Monday the Eighteenth.
- We moved to Chanticleer during re-plastering of living room & hall on first floor & entire second floor: John P. Hallahan in charge.
- To Buffalo to stay with Carl & Prescilla Weinig for the weekend.
- Area around garage, recently graded,(see 18 July) seeded.
- Mandes & Co. began construction of New fore-court at Chanticleer, Designed by L.F. Sims.
- Casper & King repaired roof south of maid's room.
- After seven days of rain, beginning at about 7:00 AM there occured a terrific downpour. At 8:20 AM. The water in the stream was over the bridge. After the water subsided, considerable damage was found to have been done to retaining walls.
- At 5:00 PM 2-3/4" of rain had fallen intermittinetly since July 20th.
- Mandes & Co. completed masonry of spill way & of inlet of pond & placing of boulders in clumps on margin, and grading & seeding remains to be done.
- A.G.R. Jr. (with J.N.R. who had been staying with him at Hotel Chamberlain at Ft. Monroe, Va.) returned on a five day leave of absence.
- The sycamore trees on N. side of house pruned.
- Large wasps arrived today. No welcome mat out for these!
- A.G.R. Jr. & J.N.R. to Chatham with Water & Helen West. Returned 8 Aug. ' 58.
- A.G.R. Jr. & J.N.R. to Chatham with the Wests. Returned via N.E. Harbor Maine. St. Johnsburg, Burlington, & Saratoga on Aug. 13th.
- A.G.R. Jr. & J.N.R. on holiday to Chatham, Mass. Stopping at N.Y. on the way up & returning via Jamestown, R.I. (Ashton).
- A very hot & humid week end. Shrubs above flower beds pruned.
- House cleaning of tool sheds, potting houses etc. under way.
- To New York to see A.G.R. Jr. & C.P.R. off on their annual pilgrimage to N.Y. They were upset by having to change their plans and first go to London on account of Aunt Susie's heart attack.
- A.G.R. Jr. & J.N.R. with Walter & Helen West to Chatham, Mass. for 10 days.
- A.G.R. Jr. & J.N.R. spent weekend w/ Ann & Peter Bissell at Wickford, R.I.
- We leave today for two days with Ashtons at Jamestown, R.I. & two weeks at Chatham.
- A.G.R. Jr. & J.N.R. to New York for the night. Dinner at the twenty One Club & afterward to see "By Jupiter".
- A.G.R. Jr. & J.N.R. departed for the West. Chicago (the Murphy's), Los Angeles, & then N. by car stopping at San Francisco, Portland, & Seatle. Thence by boat to Victoria, B.C. & home by the C.P.R. stopping at Yoho Valley, Lake Louise, & Banff, arriving on 2nd Sept. '48 in late PM a/c a cissed connection in Chicago.
- Jane Cuyler Borgerhoff born at Princeton, N.J.
- Grading, seeding, area of water wheel & tank completed by John Paul, Jr.
- A.R. Jr. home. House reopened. John & Bertha returned in AM.
- Torpid & humid in the extreme!
- A.G.R. Jr. & J.N.R. sailed on Q. Elizabeth: after 5 days in London, motor trip thru S.W. England to Falmouth; thence to Yorkshire [Bell's dance for Alex on Aug. 14th], on to G. Burns at Kilmalier & S. Burns at Cowdenknowes; to Paris on Aug. 27th for a month.
- AGR Jr & J.N.R. returned tonight to Ft. Monroe, Va.
- In 24 hrs. preceeding 2 AM, torrential rain w/ 4-1/4in. Second greatest on record.
- A.G.R. Jr. - returned from 4 days w/ Bissells at Wychford, R.I. & 4 days with Wests at Weekapaug Inn.
- J.N.R. finished painting walls & woodwork of spare bathroom. An excellent job - it is now as white as I am pure.
-J.N.R. & AGR Jr. left on vacation today at Watch Hill, R.I.
- "Cyclopean Wall" forming bank of stream - N. of drive and coming under Brooke Road - finished. Grading remains.
- James O'Brien reemployed on daily basis. Lawn cut close to kill fall grass.
- End of a very hot & rainy month, with frequent real deluges.
- Dinner of 18 at Gulph Mills Golf Club following Nurses Graduation Excercises of Bryn Mawr Hospital Nursing School.
- Campbell relaying w/ copper water pipes from 810 Church Road to garage & to 820 Church.
- A.G.R. Jr. & J.N.R. returned from Dorset, VT. after 7 days w/ Wests.
- A.G.R. Jr. & J.N.R. returned from Chatham, Mass. after 6 days w/ Wests.
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