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A colde snowy day. Has snowed nearly all day. We all set around the fire most of the day. I milked and churned and fed the chickens. Josie got dinner. She cooked some beans. The Edmons tried to have a dance to night. It is so bad I dont expect that they could get a crowd. Ben & Josie has gone down there. They walked. I feel uneasy about them and will until they come back.
Franklin has waked up and I will be glad when they get back.
10 30 oclock
A beautiful day.
Ben worked until noon then went to Mr Carrs burial. Josie and Franklin was down there. I got dinner then went with Ben to the burial. Henry went to school. Edna staid at Carries all day. We heard to day that Buck Farmer was buried to day. I set three hens this evening the first that I have set. Mr Owen plowed to day the first plowing that has bin done here this year. We had salet for dinner the first that we have had this year.
A good day. I was at Charles.
A good day most of the day.
I did not have but one setting. Virginia got them.
A good day. The men folks hauled feed all the morning, finished a plant bed and plowed up a potatoe patch this evening. Josie finished Edna's dress today. Josie got a letter from Mary Brumfield to day.
9 10 oclock
A good day. There was frost this morning.
The men folks worked on their tobacco land all day.
Josie scraped the grass out of the walke way to the front gate walk.
Well I will quit. I went to sleep before I finished.
A good day. Jim and Ben burnt a plant bed. Jim finished the bed. Ben carried some chickens to Mt Airy for me and then started to Gretna. Was going to Danville tonight. Grace Brumfield went to Danville today.
John Tucker carried some tobacco for Ben & Lee today. Mr Owen carried his cows from here today. Josie ground the sausage and seasoned it. Today I made scrapple. I went to Marvins this evening. Henry and Edna went to school.
I sent 4 roosters and 4 hens to the store.
A good day. Ben [and] Jim hauled feed and a load of corn today. Ben went to Gretna this evening to meet Nellie & Evylin. I went with him. We carried 12 hens and 7 doz eggs. We bought several things. I am glad that Nell & Evylin come.
A cloudy day. Ben & Jim cut wood all day. Josie made Mabel a dress. Josie got supper. She baked light rolls. They were fine. Henry & Edna went to school. I went to Marvins and worked button holes in Hazels and Evas dresses. I set a hen this evening. I wrote two letters this morning.
A rainy day. The men that was to put in the light come and worked all the evening. They got one so we eat supper by it. Josie got dinner. I hemed a pair of sheets. I went to Marvins a few minutes. To day was Evas birth day. She is three years olde. Jims little game chickens hatched out today and yesterday. One of my hens quit her nest. I am sorry.
Jim come home this evening. I am so glad that he come all right. It is a discouraging time. I do hope that the weather will soon be better. Then people will feel better I hope.
I set a hen today.
A cloudy day and rain to night. Jim & Ben cut in the new ground today. The children went to school.
Josie got dinner. I sewed some on my quilt. Josie read some today and I have read tonight,
I went to Carries this evening.
Henry's duck died to day. I caught ten hens and put them up. I want Ben to carrie them to a store some where.
A good day. Ben & Jim cut wood in the woods. Ben made a crate this evening for the calf. I caught some hens & put them up. Hope that they can go to Gretna tomorrow. Josie got dinner and baked some pies for the children to take to school. Nettie Blair & Hellen Brumfield come [?] school there. I am glad to have them. I got a letter from John this evening. I got a pair of shoes by mail.
A cloudy day & rain this evening. Ben went to the saw mill. Jim cut. Josie ironed some. I killed two hens this morning. Denia Blair come and spent most of the day with us. She went by Carries and staid a few minutes. Some of her folks come after her. I was glad that they did come. I went with her to Marvins. Today 55 years ago I was married 1865. Most all of the chldren is complaining. I do hope they will soon be well.
A rainy morning & rainy again tonight. Ben & Jim finished the hen house. I cut salit this morning. Henry went to school to day. Virginia Wooding played with Edna this evening. I went to Carrie this evening and got some eggs to set my hens. Tonight Effie & [?] They had an entertainment at the church to night. I would of bin glad to go but the roads is so bad that you cant run a car. 9 oclock
A good day. Cool for this time of year. Ben plowed with two horses. Jim clean up the ground for him to plow. Mabel has cried most of the day. I got dinner and washed dishes. I went to Marvins a while this evening. The dogs broke up one of the hens this evening. Edna has bin crying with the tooth ache. Jim & Ben has gone to Marvins tonight.
I let Nat Wooding have a pound of butter.
A cool clear day. Jim worked on his new ground. Ben worked on his corn land. Josie washed this morning. I got dinner. This evening I went to Mr Edmons. Mrs Edmons gave me 30 eggs. I put them under hens as soon as I could after getting home. Mrs Doss and three children come here. Ben has gone to Marvins. Dr. Owen is up there to examine them for insurance.
A cloudy day. No rain yet. Jim and Ben shucked some corn and fed the cows the stalks. Then hauled some wood. Josie made some bats for her quilt. I [ put up?] some hens. Expect to kill them tomorrow. This evening I went to Johnson Reynolds. Found them well. [Johnson] was stripping tobacco. The children here are better of their sore mouths. I do hope that they very soon be well. I am so sorry for them all that are sick. I want to hear from Carrie & [family] so bad.
A good day. Ben & Jim hauled some wood and cut it with John Ward and Mr. Booker helped them. Mollie Reynolds come this morning and again this evening. She brought cake and pickle. I boiled two hams to day and had two hens cleaned. Lillian Kent come to see Josie today. Josie has bin very bad all day. Nellie washed and dressed Mabel (?) today. She has bin good today. Today the children went to School. Heared today over the phone that Ola Jefferson's boy was very sick. I am so sorry for them. I never heared of more sickness in my life. I don't think it is God's will. I wish they all could get well.
Snowed last night and this morning. The land is covered with snow tonight but it is warmer now than yesterday. The men could not do much of anything to day. Ben went to Renan. Jim went to Mr. Bookers. There is some one sick at nearly every house. Earl Bennett was here today about fertilizer. Nellie got a letter from Evyline. She is sick and Nellie is so distressed she did not eat any supper. I am sorry for her but can't do any thing that would do any good. Henry and Edna went to school. Franklin and Mabel has had a good time today. I finished Carries quilt ready to quilt to night. I set a hen today.
A good day. Jim plowed some. Hauled out corn stalks. Ben went to Rob Hubbards and helped work on his house. He come home at dark. We was all glad. Franklin and Mabel are better today. Nellie has held Mabel a heap today. I hope she may soon be well. Henry went to school. Edna had to stay and help wait on Mabel. I put eggs under two hens tonight. [Louease?] Hubbard sent Mabel a little basket and Easter rabbit. She is please with them. She wont show them to me.
A good day. Ben and Jim and all that could drop or plant tobacco went to the field. Mabel staid out all day for her first time. She had a good time playing. Lelia Ward and her children was at the field this evening. I churned and got dinner. Fried some nice meat and had Irish potatoes. Stewed some apples and picked some strawberries. Baked corn and wheat bread. Have not seen any one to day to hear any news. I planted a few beet plants in the garden. Found one of my hens dead this morning. The first poppy bloomed today. It is beautiful.