(Painting by Joseph DeCamp)
"January 15. I have come to another birthday. I am seventeen. Mother has celebrated it just as usual, though I know all these anniversaries which used to be so pleasant must be sad days to her now that my dear father has gone. She has been cheerful and loving, and entered into all my pleasures exactly as if nothing had happened." ~ Katy's journal entry January 15, 1832, Stepping Heavenward
Another example from Katy's mom. More on this at the Scraps of Glory blog.