Stories about 'Abdu'l-Bahá

Agnes: May 11 – ‘Abdu’l-Bahá Leaves Washington for New York

Agnes Parsons' Diary
May 11, 1912
Washington, DC

I awoke early Saturday morning, dressed and went by carriage down to the apartment where ‘Abdu’l-Bahá and His entourage were staying to say goodbye. Mirza ‘Ali Kuli Khan and his secretary and two children were in the same car. We walked together to the house where we found Mirza Sohrab and Mrs. Struven. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá said He had intended telephoning me to come as He had important things to say to me. Dr. Fareed accompanied ‘Abdul-Bahá and myself out to the sidewalk where we talked and said goodbye. I had ordered the carriage through Dr. Getsinger, but found afterward it did not reach the apartment in time, so ‘Abdu’l-Bahá missed the train. I was told later by Miss Barnitz that a man who had refused the teaching some time ago, met ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in the station and had a long, interesting talk.

Mrs. Merediths [she was Agnes Paesons housekeeper] took Jeffrey [Agnes Parsons’son] down in the carriage to the station where he bade ‘Abdu’l-Bahá an affectionate goodbye.

When I said goodbye to Him He said, “Kiss your two sons for me.”