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A bad day. Snow melting walkin very bad.
8 30 oclock
Henry went to school. Edna and I staid here all day. Ben come home this evening. Owen done the feeding this morning. Irvin Harvey come this evening and got a rooster. Said his mother come home from Java to day.
8 40 oclock
A good day. Ben stacked his oats to day and finished plowing corn for him self and Owen. Plowed some in the garden. Josie ironed and got dinner most all of it. I got a new dress. Alma Bennett sent it this evening by mail.
I went to Carries a while and then to Posie Reynolds. I carried Mrs Rice a bonnett that Alma Bennett made the bonnett. Carrie Smith furnished the material and gave it to Mrs Rice. Posie and his mother was gone to Chatham.
We are having some rain to night and need it two.
A good day. Just at dark it rained a shower. It was badly needed. The men folks got out at three oclock this morning and moved some tobacco and cut some this evening. Josie and [I] helped them some this evening. We picked some beans this morning.
9 30 oclock
Josie come home to get dinner. She fried chicken and baked cocoanut pies. A bout twelve Gordon and Alma and Ola and Frances Bennett come for dinner. After dinner Bruce Reynolds and his mother come a few minutes. I was glad to see them all. Ben sowed wheat most of the day. This evening Nat Wooding phoned for Ben to come to Reynolds mail box and help him work on his car. Ben went. They could not fix it. They brought it here. Sidney Reynolds come after Nat and carried him home.
Paul finished sowing wheat. Mollie gave me a nice box of candy a birth day present. Marvin Smith paid our taxes this evening. Paul and Ben has bin at the barn to night hangin and putting tobacco in the pit.
The men folks could not do much of any thing.
I went to Marvins a few minutes this evening.
I went to Long Island with Grace Brumfield. Reese Smith carried us. We fished all day and did not catch any thing. We eat dinner and supper at Mr Peaks. Mr and Mrs Peak was very nice to me and I am very glad for any kindness that is to me.
A good day. No rain yet to do any good. The boys worked in the tobacco some this morning. Ben finished covering the barn shetter this evening. Jim & Ben & Henry got up the potatoes this evening. Josie got dinner and made Julia a dress.
I got up soon this morning and made a fire & brough a bucket of water. Washed last nights dishes then got the breakfast before any one else come. I then milked the cow. Made a fire at the wash house and washed until twelve.
A good morning. Ben & Jim worked on the tobacco this morning then floored the cook room. Marvin went to preaching. Reese carried him then come home and carried his mother and all the children and I to Mr Johnsons mill. The children Edna and Hazel & Eva waded a bout in the river. I fished a little. Caught four.
The wind broke the shade trees.
A good day. The boys worked in the tobacco all day. I got dinner. Josie killed two chickens and baked pies. Today is Mrs Cars birth day. She is 67 years olde. Josie went to the grove to the meeting. Oscar Brumfield carried her. His mother & aunt went with him.
Mrs Car churned and washed dishes for me.
Mrs Butcher & Mrs Dalton come a while. I was glad to see them. Mrs Butcher looks well and young for her. John & Edwin come this evening. I am glad to see them. Heard today that Jack Harvey is on his way home. He is sick. I am sorry for his mother and him. Heard today that Rorner James died this morning. There is several that dont care if he is dead.
Josie staid at the barn while Ben carried Jim to Gretna. Ben brought Elsie East & Effie Brumfield home from Gretna. Oscar Brumfield carried his mother and Hugh and Aubra Brumfield and Ralph East to White Falls. We caught several fish. Jim Thomson was there with his car. He brought us part the way home and I was glad that he did.
A very good day. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco. Josie helped to tie some this evening. Josie got dinner and scrubed the dining room floor. Marvin moved two loads of hay to his home near Gretna. I went to Johnson Reynolds this evening. Mollie was sewing. Lizzie Bennett come here this evening and as I was not at home she come to Johnsons. She eat supper there. I thought I would stay until bed time but Ben come for me. I was glad to ride home. Lizzie brought me two nice pumpkins. I am so glad of them. Mollie gave me some turnip greens. I glad of that. Hope to enjoy them.
A beautiful day for Nov. Ben put in some window glass this morning. This evening they worked on the pump at the school house. Did not get it fixed. Jim did not come home tonight. Denia and Cordie Blair come here this evening and then went to Mr Woodings. I am sorry I was not at home. I had ask Oscar Brumfield to take me fishing. He carried his mother and I to the river at White Falls. We caught 40 fish. I was so glad to go. I do love to go but when I get home and can see what a fool they think I am then I wish I had staid at home. I have finished twenty squares for Josies quilt. nine oclock at night
A partly day. Jim & Ben hauled up some corn stalks this morning. This evening they cut wood for Norman Booker. Tonight Ben & Josie went to Strait Stone. Did not stay long. Mabel staid up until they come home. Marvin Smith come today. He eat dinner with us. Josie ironed most allday. I got dinner except make the biskit. Josie done that. I stewed pumpkin the most of the day. Lizzie Bennett and Lee Brumfield gave me a pumpkin. We did not make one this year. Eleck Gilbert hauled and put wood under shelter to day. I am glad of it. The children went to school.
A rainy day. Not very colde. We all staid at home all day. Irvin Harvey come a few minutes this morning. He brought me a dress that his mother had made for me, a Christmas gift. The children have a good time today with their toys and dolls. I hope they may not have the croup tonight. There has bin very little passing of people today. The roads are bad. I have bin thinkin of all of the children. Wish I could see all of them. I mis Carrie and her folks so much. If the weather stays bad I wont see them in some time. Well I may never see another Xmas. I am not feeling well now.
A colde clear day. We had company all day and until bed time. Henry Brumfield & Irvin Harvey, Floyed Reynols, Aubra Brumfield, Hugh Brumfield & his mother & Bulah & Else was here at dinner and Mollie & Rubin & Robbert Floid & Chritenia Reynols was here tonight. I was glad to have them all to see us.
A beautiful morning. Cloudy and the wind blowing tonight. Ben cut some and burnt brush all day. Josie ironed some and got dinner and ironed some more. I sewed on a quilt and finished it this evening. Lizzie come tonight. Carrie come with her. Staid a few minutes. Henry & Edna went to Marvins tonight. Heard from Wills folks they are sick with flue. Rob Hubbards folks are sick.
A clear colde day & windy. Lizzie was with us all day. Carrie & the children come this evening a little while. Jim come home a bout dark. He said he walked from Gretna home. He said that there was two deaths in Chatham last night. I am so sorry that there is so much sickness a bout.
A beautiful bright day the coldest of the winter. So colde that the boys did not work. Lizzie went from here this morning. I hope she did not suffer much. Josie got dinner. I sewed a little. The children went to school. Ben & Jim went to Marvins a few minutes this evening.
A good day. Not so colde. Ben carried some logs to the saw mill. Jim & Owen cut logs. Josie washed some. Henry went to school. Edna did not go. She has a very bad colde. Franklin is some better to day. I am about asleep. I had a card from Alma Bennett telling me that Lizzie & Earl got home ok.
A clear cool day. There was a big frost this morning. Jim & Ben covered the hen house this evening. Josie got dinner. I sewed a little. This evening we all went to Marvins. Henry & Edna went to school.
I wrote Lizzie Bennett a letter to night. I sold Nat Wooding some butter to day.
A good day. Very cool. The men worked on the tobacco land all day except Ben. He went to Johnson Reynolds and paid for the guano and got a bushel of wheat and a bushel of cracked peas for the chickens and three bushels of peas to sow. Josie got dinner this evening. She went to Mr Owens. I washed a little this morning and went to Marvins a few minutes. Kate Harvey was there and Charles. He carried his mother home. 9 oclock