South Station in Boston ca. 1905, photo courtesy of Library of Congress
The day before, Cynthia had taken the train from Boston to Harwich (on Cape Cod), the location of her family home. Her Aunt Myra, her suitor, Ben, and others met her at the train. On June 18, she began the task of getting the house ready for the summer.
Cynthia's sea captain father, traveling with her mother, was still at sea and would not arrive until much later in the summer.
Came down to the house, opened the windows, and aired all out. Unpacked my trunk. Ben over in p.m. Stayed at Aunt Myra's.