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Heard to day that Willie Mayhew went to Danville for Steven Davis and they looked for him home last night and he had not come yet tonight. I feel uneasy a bout him. I do hope that nothing serious has happened to him. He is one of our best neighbors.
I went down to the cook room 15 to four oclock made a fire washed the supper dishes then got breakfast. Called the rest of them then we eat. After breakfast I cut up two pumpkins and put them on to cook then put on some meat to cook fed two calves and brought a bucket of water then milked two cows and sloped the pigs put on a liver and face to make scrappel then churned. Josie made bread and coffee for dinner. I washed up a lot of things and took up the meat for dinner then eat dinner. Took up the pumpkins and meat for scrapple and made the scrappel. Janie Gravley and Lucius Muriel Gravley and Effie Brumfield stopped here a few minutes on their way home from Danville. Well I have not room for any more.
Ben brought some things at Renan to day.
Ben worked on Owens house all day. Josie sewed some. I got dinner. Boiled hogs feet. This evening Franklin fell out of the window. It hurt him very bad not to brake any bones. There is a dance at Dick Woodings to night. Ben & Josie and Virginia and Irvin Harvey has all gone down there. 9 oclock
A cloudy day. Ben & Jim put tobacco in the pit this morning. Ben & Owen helped Marvin kill hogs then worked on a plant bed. I went to Marvins and staid with the children while Carrie got dinner and made her sausage.
A cloudy day and some rain. Julia and the baby. Mrs Farmer and Mollie and I went to the citty park. It rained so that Julia & the baby staid under a shelter. The rest of us looked a round. There was a lot to look at. Fowls & flowers & animals. We got back to Howards and eat supper. John & Henry Brumfield come. Then we went to a picture show. While we were waiting for a car the fire bell rang. We went to see them throw water with their pump It is all a show for them that dont live in town. I certainly do wish that Ben & Josie & Carrie could be there and hear & see for a while. Julias baby cried a heap. I am a fraid it is not well.
This is wrote Thursday evening. I for got to write last night. Having such a big time.
Betty Haley (col) helped me. We got on fine.
Jim & Ben went to Renan to night.
The children are playing domminoes to night.
I went to Marvins a few minutes this evening.
We finished up after killing hogs to day.
A colde day. Ben & Jim helped Marvin Smith kill hogs. They killed two for Kate Harvey. Kate & Charles was at Marvins. I was there all day. Bettie Haley (col) was there. She washed for Carrie. Nellie and Josie nursed & got dinner.
February the 19th 1919 Marvin Smith solde a curing of tobacco for Ben for $2:19 dollars.
Lucys calf came December the 2nd 1919.
A cloudy day. No rain yet. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco all day. Mr Owen helped a little. I got dinner. I boiled the last hog face and baked the last potatoe pumpkin. Josie made Edna a dress and Mabel two caps. I think that Mabel was quieter than she has ever bin since she could walk. Carrie come a few minutes. She brought some apples. They was highely appreciated.
Today is 56 years a go I was married.
A good day. Ben served as one of the judges at the elect tion. He sent Irvin Harvey for Josie and I. We went and voted. We voted the Democrat ticket. We went to Otho Blairs a while. Kate & Virginia Harvey/Moses as was was there. We had a pleasant visit. Josie went to see Carrie a few minutes. Mabel & Franklin has sore feet so that they can hardly walk.
A cloudy day & some rain. We all was at home until after dinner. Josie and I got dinner. I killed and dressed two chickens and fried them. Josie baked some pies. I churned this evening. Jim went to see John Hutchersons hogs. Met up with Mr Jess[?] & Willie Hutcherson and Will Alen and spent the evening walking and talking. Henry B went to Dr Owens. He rode Jake, Bens horse. The [?] broke and Henry fell off. It did not hurt him. Ben & Josie, Edna & Franklin and Mabel and I went to Marvins. They were all well. One of the turkeys is sick and I expect it will die.
A cloudy day and rain this evening. We all staid at home until dinner. It looked as if it was going to clear off. Ben and family went to Mr Powers. It rain a gain before they got there. They made it home all right before dark. Jim and I went to Marvins. Jim and Marvin walked a round and got about wet. Ben & family and got home just before dark. It is very warm for the time of year. Most evry one wants is to get colde so they can kill hogs. Johnson Reynolds and John Hutcherson have their trucks loaded ready to start to Danvill in the morning.
A rainy day. We all staid at home until after dinner. I went to Marvins late this evening. Marvin is thinking of killing hogs in the morning. Mabel is not well yet. Hope she will be well soon. I got dinner except make a potatoe salid. Josie made that. It was fine. I and Josie have read some today in book that we borrowed.
A colde windy day. Marvin killed hogs. Ben & Jim helped him. They sent Reese for Martha Miller. She come and will helpe them for several days until they move. I was there today. Jim and I eat dinner there. Josie got dinner at home. She made some preserves and pickel to day. Poor little Mabel has cried the most of the day. I feel so troubled a bout her and cant do any thing to help her. The children went to school today. It was rough on little ones.
A good day. Ben & Jim killed their hogs, 6 in number. They were very fat. Marvin and Claud Edmons and a darkey Booker Callands. Alcie Green helped me. We got on fine I thought. Nellie Brumfield come this morning. Mr. Fretwell[?] brough her down. Martha Miller worked on lard for Carrie most all day. Marvin Smith & Ben Brumfield went to Gretna late this evening. They have not got home yet. I am so near a sleep I cant write much
I have counted the times that I have bin fishing this year. I have bin thirty nine times.
A good day. Ben helped Mr Edmons kill hogs. Jim helped to grind sausag and carrie the lard to the spring then shucked some corn. This evening Jim & Ben helped to load the waggons for Marvin. They intend to move away tomorow. I hope they may have a good day. Josie and Nellie ground sausag and seasoned it and got dinner & supper. I staid at the wash house and dried up the lard. We made a good lot of lard. The children went to school. Oh how we all will miss Marvin and all of the family. I think it may be the best thing that he can do. Time will tell them that lives to see.
A cool windy day. Jim & Ben shucked some corn. The wind blowed so that they could hardly shuck. I boiled some hogs ears for dinner. Josie made bread & coffee. I put feathers in Josies new bed tick this morning. This evening I went to the store and bought a few things. I walked up there & back. I brought back 7 pounds 6 of coffee & one of soda. I went to see Kate Harvey a few minutes. She was busy fixing up after hog killing. I come by Mollies. They were very busy abought their land & sausage. I did not stay to bother them long. I have bin working on a quilt. Tonight little Mabel is up yet. I hear her talking. 8:30 oclock
A cloudy day. Rain tonight. Ben went to William Gilberts this morning and carried some things for them that Carrie sent and Josie sent some things two for their children. Henry & Ben hunted some this evening. Did not get any game. We boiled some ham. I boiled the last of the hogs feet. Josie baked a cake. She ironed all the morning. Irvin Harvey come this morning and got their cow & little calf. The children has bad colds. They cant hardly wait for Santy to come. They are a sleep now all but Henry. I guess he is a wake. Well I am glad that Xmas is here. Hope nothing bad will happen. I got a nice box of candy from BlacksBurg today & a letter from John & a card from Julia Fergerson.
A good day. Some clouds but no rain here. Jim & Ben worked on tobacco until dinner then they & Josie and three of the children went to Mr Bill Tuckers burial and then to Chatham. I do hope they got there ok. I got supper. Reese & Henry and I eat. I milked. The boys fed the horses & hogs. Now we are ready to go to bed. Reese and Henry will sleep in my room. 8 30
A rainy morning and that was what we needed. The boys planted some tobacco. Kate & Irvin Harvey come after plants. They were here for dinner. They got a few plants and went home. We had cabbage for dinner. Ben carried my heifer to Reynolds. Ben & Jim brought Bell home from Mr Laynes. Josie made Ben a shirt to day. I ironed some. I thined my beets and parsnips to day. 9:15 oclock The bees swarmed to day.
A good day. Ben and Jim and Henry worked tobacco most of the day. Josie and I got dinner. We made some preserves of dew beries that was caned also some peaches. Josie sewed some this evening. I went to Marvins a little while. Miss Bell and Miss Christenia Wooding was there. I was glad to see them. Marvin was working tobacco. 9 30 oclock
A good morning and a good rain this evening. Jim plowed some today. Ben was with the machine. Josie washed two Preachers [?] come here a little while today. I went to Marvins a few minutes this evening. Edna hurt Maybels finger with the bell. I am so sorry. I got a litter from Effie Brumfield to day. 8:30 oclock
A good day. The men folks suckered tobacco to day. Josie and I got dinner. Bettie Hayley washed here. Mr Mcraye come to day. I went to George Blairs this evening. Denia and the girls were busy mending. Kate and Charles Harvey come to Marvins and got a lot of matoes. Josie gathered a lot of tomatoes and picked up apples for the hogs. Jim has gone to the barn. Henry has gone with him.