JOURNEY TO THE SOUTH
ON 5 January 1910 we moved from our old house at 44 High Street, which my father had built in 1868, to our new house at 110 Whitney Avenue, ground for which had been broken in November 1908. It is on the exact plot of ground where we first lived after our marriage in December 1892; just before breaking ground for the new house, we sold the old wooden one on the premises for fifty dollars! Our new house of Colonial style was very comfortable and for the first time in our lives we had electric light. Someone told me that as this was the first house we had built, we should only learn from it how to build another; that after we moved in, we should find many disappointments. The humble truth is that we were satisfied indoors and out on the first day we moved thither, and after nearly thirty years in it, we like it better than ever. On the day we moved the thermometer fell to zero; no mud or dust entered the house and the workmen had to move with speed.
Shortly after we were settled we were visited one evening by thirty of our neighbours who gave us a surprise party as a welcome. This was one of the happiest evenings of our lives.
On 18 June in the open air on the Yale campus the students gave a fine performance of The Taming of the Shrew--the feature being the admirable acting of Katherine by William C. Bullitt, Yale sophomore, who during the war was assistant in the Department of State and was sent