I got dressed for the party and went out to the boat at 3. The party seemed very successful and about 50 people came. Mr. Thomas and Admiral and Mrs. Smeallie, whom I had invited, came. Lydia and Mrs. MacKay were there but I did not get a chance to talk with them much. I thought I noticed a somewhat critical attitude about the junk in some quarters. Curiosity and disapproval. There were some noticeable events. Kilkenny was not at the party and I did not see him this A.M. Hugo was there only a short time which David commented on. Mrs. Archbold talked several times about wanting to sell the junk.
I had the impression she had built it on an artistic fancy with David’s trip as an excuse and had now lost interested in it. I am interested in speculating as to how things will turn out. One thing seems secure and that is my genuine friendship with Marian and David.
After the party several people stayed and there was a good deal of talk. Mr and Mrs. George Fairchild came to dinner. Went to bed at 10.