29 Feb. 1924
To Knoedler’s where I saw [dealer Charles] Henschel. He gave me a letter of Winslow Homer’s about my watercolor “The Eagle’s Nest.” Told me a story about Homer. A man who had lived near him in Maine saw a man digging a hole when the flood tide was about ½ way in. Could not make out what the man was doing so approached & found it was Winslow Homer. Asked Homer what he was doing. Homer, after some urging, replied that he had gotten tired of seeing his medals around & was burying them in the sand where the high tide would obliterate all marks & he would be rid of them!! Homer hated publicity & would never exhibit publicly if he could help it.