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1922

Wednesday, November  8, 1922

Wednesday, November 8, 1922

A good day some cooler than yesterdy. Ben disked some land to sowingness. Jim & Nellie stripped tobacco. It was not in good order. Mollie come down here a while this morning. She would not stay for dinner. I went to Renan this evening. Nat Wooding carried me most of the way over there. I walked home.

Josie has suffered a lot today. I got dinner. Nel churned. The children went to school. I started Carrie a letter today. Nellie got a letter from Evylin to day. I was glad. She wanted to hear so bad.

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Thursday, November  9, 1922

Thursday, November 9, 1922

A good day. Ben sowed some grass seed. Jim & Nellie stripped tobacco. Nellie helped me this morning. I milked two cows and one was not up. I hunted for her but did not find her. Jim found her in Mr Bookers field. Josie has suffered a lot today. Mr Irvin Lewis sent Josie a nice box of grapes by mail today. Mr Dews come tonight and paid Mrs Car some mony. Fannie Power and I ironed some this evening. I am so glad that it is done. I s[t]arched some clothes this evening.

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Friday, November 10, 1922

Friday, November 10, 1922

A clear cool day. Ben hunted a little wood this evening. Ella & Loucas Hubbard come her this evening. Mr Kent come tonight. She brought Josie some [oiters?]. I am glad that she did. They will be something that she has not had Jim & Nellie worked on their tobacco all day. I ironed some & Fanny ironed some so we got all the things done. The children went to school. Henry went to the ball game. I got a letter from Carrie. I was glad. Jim got a letter from John. I was glad to hear from him.

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Sunday, November 12, 1922

Sunday, November 12, 1922

A good day. We all was at home for dinner. Mrs Hubbard & Mrs Power was here. Mr Sam Hubbard come for them while we were at dinner. Carrie & Marvin and all the children except Reese Henry went to Sunday School. Mr Anderson come for Miss Fannie Power and carried her to church. Ben & Jim & Henry has gone to load some tobacco. Nellie tried to persuade then to wait until morning but I think it suited Jim best to load tonight. I am glad that Josie's sisters come to see her. Want them to come every time they can.

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Monday, November 13, 1922

Monday, November 13, 1922

A good day. Ben shucked corn all day. Jim went to Gretna with tobacco. He has not come home yet. Nellie got a present from Evylin today. A work bag. Virginia Harvey spent the day here with Fannie Power. I was glad that she come. The children went to school. Hettie washed here today. I churned & and got dinner. I wanted to go to the mill & fish a while & get some [brand] but Ben talked so belittling a bout it. Would not go. I am not as good as a servant should be. Ben dont know how much I wait on him and his crowd.

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Tuesday, November 14, 1922

Tuesday, November 14, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim shucked corn this morning. This evening Jim went to the mill. He carried wheat did not get it ground. He brought 1000 weight of brand. Mabel and I went with him. Nellie milked the cows. Fannie got supper. Ben watered the calf after dark. Fannie Power went to Renan. We had cabbage for dinner and enjoyed them. Nellie is busy making a dress for a little girl in Charlottesville. Some one sent Josie a box of flowers by mail today. Mollie Reynols come today. I would of bin glad to see her.

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Wednesday, November 15, 1922

Wednesday, November 15, 1922

A cloudy morning rain this evening. Jim & Ben shucked corn all the morning. This evening they could not do much of any thing. I finished hulling walnuts.

Hattie finished getting out peas and we divided them. Launa Davis (col) come here for some [...?] for her sick son. I got dinner. Nellie sowed. Fannie ironed some this morning. Henry come by Mr Booker and got some apples. Ben & Jim went to Renan to night. They will have a mudy walke. The wind is bowing to night.

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Thursday, November 16, 1922

Thursday, November 16, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim shucked corn all the morning. This evening Ben went to Gretna. Fanny [..?] and I went with him. He had a puncture. Stuck a nail through his tire. He had good luck mending it. We made the trip ok. I bought a few thing. Among them a sweater for Edna. Jim went to Mr Steven [Dais's?]. I got dinner & churned. The children went to school. Josie did not suffer very much today. No one come to see her today. Mabel staid with Nellie this evening. She has bin happy with her waggon today.

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Friday, November 17, 1922

Friday, November 17, 1922

A good day. The boys hauled up stalks and corn. Very glad they have got as much as they have. Nellie sewed some. She washed the dishes and fixed the milk ready to churn. Fannie ironed. I got dinner. We had cabbage. They were a rarity. Josie has suffered a lot today. Mrs Lewis sent her some nice fruit this evening. The people send her some thing nearly every day. Fannie has started to [?] Gladis to a school entertainment. George Blair come for her. I want to see all of my children so bad but cant.

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Sunday, November 19, 1922

Sunday, November 19, 1922

A good day. Rain last night. Jim and Ben staid at home. Mr. Fletcher Carr and his wife and Rufus and his family come. Rufus's wife brought Josie dinner. Part of a wild turkey. Several other things. Kate Harvey and Julia Fergerson come a little while. Mr. Tom Wooding died today. They sent for Jim and Ben. They had company and did not go until late. Ben is there now. Nellie and I got dinner. Josie has not suffered so much today. I feel worried about every thing. Got the blues I guess.

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Monday, November 20, 1922

Monday, November 20, 1922

A good day colde tonight. Ben helped dig a grave for Mr Tom Wooding. Jim went this evening and helped to burie him. Norman Booker carried Miss Fanny Power and I. He brought me home. Fanny & Jamie come with some one else. Mr Fletcher Car and Mrs Car are here tonight.

Nellie & I got dinner. Nellie & Mrs Lelia Carr washed dishes. Henry went to Johnson Reynols and got some beef this evening. I am glad to have some thing to cook. Hattie washed here to day.

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Tuesday, November 21, 1922

Tuesday, November 21, 1922

A beautiful day. Jim & Ben cut some wood. Ben went to Renan for oil. Fletcher Car carried the children to school this morning. Fletcher and his mother & wife & Mrs Power went to Rob Hubbards today. Have just got back here tonight. Nellie has helped me and sewed some. Ben & Jim got the Turkey in the hen house tonight. Edna said she would tell me something to write. She said that Alice Massa was married last Sat. Johnson Reynols & wife went to Chatham today . I could of went but was crowded out by company.

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Wednesday, November 22, 1922

Wednesday, November 22, 1922

A very windy. Ben & Jim cut wood until dinner. Then they killed 15 turkey. Nellie & I helped tp pick them. Denia Blair come to see Josie this evening. Fletcher Car & his mother & wife went to Mr Dews & Mr Powers this evening. Mrs Lelia Car & Nellie got supper & washed dishes to night. I did not milk tonight. It was was late when we come from the spring. We had a big frost. The children went to school. Lelia Car ironed some this morning.

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Thursday, November 23, 1922

Thursday, November 23, 1922

A good day. Ben went to Gretna this morning & Nel went with him. He carried the turkeys that we picked yesterday. Got home by ten oclock. Nel got most of the dinner. I churned. Jim cut wood in the woods. Ben hauled wood this evening. This morning Mr Fletcher Car & Mrs Car & Fanny Power went to Jim Powers and spent the day. Got back about dark. Nellie got supper tonight. Jim & Ben has gone to Renan to help Irvin Harvey load on some tobacco. I hope he may do well[with it?].

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Friday, November 24, 1922

Friday, November 24, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim hauled wood. They had Mr Bookers team. Irvin Harvey had our horses and went to Gretna with tobacco. Mr Fletcher Car went to Chatham. His mother wife and I went with him. We had a good trip. Come home for dinner. Nellie got dinner and churned. Carrie & Marvin and three of the children come a little while. I was very glad to see them. Denia Blair & Sallie come by here going to see Mrs Trent. I would of bin glad to see them.

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Sunday, November 26, 1922

Sunday, November 26, 1922

A clear colde day. We all eat dinner at home today. Henry went to Sunday School this morning. Nellie baked a cake this morning. I fried beef steak. Fannie stewed oisters and I thought we had a nice dinnner.

Lee & Grace Brumfield come to Mr Norman Bookers this evening. Grace & Ruth come to see Josie this evening. Grace brought Josie some beautiful flowers. Josie has felt mighty bad all day today.

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Tuesday, November 28, 1922

Tuesday, November 28, 1922

A colde day for Nov. Ben & Jim worked on tobacco some today. It was two dry so they could not do much with it. Hattie washed here today. I got dinner Nellie sewed some. Josie has felt very bad today. The children went to school. Ben went to Renan for stove pipe. Could not get it. Jim had a letter from John today. Nellie heard from Evylin to day. I killed & dressed a turkey. Want to cook it for Thanksgiving.

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Wednesday, November 29, 1922

Wednesday, November 29, 1922

A good day. Jim & Ben stripped a little tobacco this morning. This evening they went to Gretna. Ben went for Fanny today. Nellie washed the dishes & churned. Then she sewed some. Kate Harvey come to see Josie to day. The children went to school. Will not go any more until Monday. Several of the neighbors killed hogs today. Josie has not suffered so much today as she did yesterday. Ben & Jim went to the barns tonight to tie tobacco.

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Friday, December  1, 1922

Friday, December 1, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim worked at the barn most of the day. They helped Norman Booker cut feed a little while. Ruth & Lottie Booker & [?] come a while. Lizzie Bennett come this evening. Mr Bennett & Earl come by for her tonight. I was glad she come Mrs Hubbard sent Josie a nice box of good things to eat by mail. Nellie washed some for her self this morning. Fannie ironed some this evening. Josie has not suffered so bad today. Julia Emerson went from here this morning.

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Monday, December  4, 1922

Monday, December 4, 1922

A raining tonight. The boys finished stripping Bens cureing of tobacco and put some of Jims in the pit. The children went to school. Nellie & I got dinner. Hattie Gilbert washed and all of the clothes is on the garden fence. Josie has suffered a lot today. Nellie heard from Evylin today. I planted a few little bulbs today. Ben and Norman Booker wanted to start to Gretna in the morning but they could not load their tobacco so they cant go. Our cows got in Booker field this morning. Jim got them out.

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Tuesday, December  5, 1922

Tuesday, December 5, 1922

A good day. Ben & Mr Booker put their tobacco on the waggon and started to Gretna a bout 10 oclock. Nellie & Henry has gone to Mr Bookers to stay until he comes home. Jim is tying tobacco by him self. Nellie tied tobacco this evening. I got dinner. Nellie sewed a little this morning. I starched the clothes. This evening Mabel and I [shelled?] some corn. This evening I started a letter to Effie Brumfield. Jamie Gravely stopped to see Josie this morning. Edna got a letter from Virginia Wooding today.

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Wednesday, December  6, 1922

Wednesday, December 6, 1922

A good day. Jim stripped tobacco. Ben carried Mrs Car to Long Island. She intends going to Lynchley[?]. I hope she may keep well and come back soon. Fanny is taking care of Josie. Nellie sent a box to Evylin today. I got a snack to eat for dinner. I ironed most of the evening. Denia Blair sent Mabel some papers to cut up and a bag of rags that Mrs Anderson sent for Josie. Henry caught a rabbit this morning. I was glad of it.

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Thursday, December  7, 1922

Thursday, December 7, 1922

A rainy day. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco. The children went to school. Henry went to a ball game at [...ting?]. Went with Lawson Emerson. Nellie ironed some this morning. I ironed this evening. Finished what was to do. Nellie & I got dinner. I milked tonight & Nellie & Edna got supper. Nel let Edna make the bread for supper. It was good. Fannie has bin with Josie all day. Mrs Car has not come yet. Guess it will be a day or two yet before she comes. We will be glad when she comes.

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Saturday, December  9, 1922

Saturday, December 9, 1922

A bad day. Rained some. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco all day and are tying tonight. Nellie cleaned my suit today. I am glad that she did. Fanny has gone to see Doris Brumfield to night. Nellie and I got dinner. Edna & Franklin went to Mr Hutchersons this morning. Mrs Mayhew & [Audna?] passed here today. They had bin to see Mrs Hutcherson. Johnson Reynols come here today looking for his dog. They hunted some down here yesterday. He brought Josie two birds.

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Sunday, December 10, 1922

Sunday, December 10, 1922

A cloudy day. Very colde tonight. We was all at home at dinner. Henry went to Sunday School. This evening I went to Reynols. I started walking. Jo Edmons overtook me at the bridge and ask me to ride. He carried me to the sand clay road. I walked the rest of the way. Johnson brought me home. I had a good visit. Posie & Kate was there. Nellie & I got dinner. I cooked a chicken. Nellie baked a cake. It was fine. [Ren?] & Ethel Worsham come to see us. I am sorrie not to have seen them. Hope they will come a gain soon. Good night.

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Monday, December 11, 1922

Monday, December 11, 1922

A colde cloudy day. Jim & Ben and Mr Booker and Claud Edmons & a darkey killed our hogs & Mr Bookers. Ellen Lewis & Hattie Gilbert helped. Ellen helped Mrs Booker. We got on fine. Did not try to work on the meat tonight. Nellie got dinner. She cooked birds and a rabbit. We had pork for supper. I got a letter from Carrie today. I am always so glad to hear from them. Wish I could go up there once more. Mrs Car gave me a peice of goods to make me a dress. I think it is pretty. That is a Xmas gift. Wish it was made.

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Tuesday, December 12, 1922

Tuesday, December 12, 1922

A cloudy most of the day. Jim & Ben finished stripping Jims cureing of tobacco and loaded it on the waggon ready for market. They have gone to Renan tonight. Josie has suffered a lot today. Nellie and Fanny ground the sausage meat and made the sausage. That was a great help. I dried out the [?]. Worked at the wash house all the evening. I am so glad that much is done. The children went to school. Franklin come home complaining but he is Ok now as far as I can tell.

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Wednesday, December 13, 1922

Wednesday, December 13, 1922

A cloudy cold day. Jim went to Gretna with tobacco. Started before day. Did not sell. He came home & brought the team. Ben got Mr Bookers team and went to the mill. I am so glad that he did go as we was out of flour & cornmeal. Josie has bin pent all day. Fanny & Mrs Car has worked on Mrs Cars dress some today. Nellie & I got dinner. Hattie Gilbert(col) washed here today. Henry turned over a churn of milk this morning be for he started to school.

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Thursday, December 14, 1922

Thursday, December 14, 1922

A very bad day colde and raining. Jim went to Gretna with [Thellbert?] Edmons. He solde his tobacco and got home before night. Ben helped Mr Edmons kill his hogs today. Nellie got dinner & churned. I cleaned the hogs heads & feet. I am very glad that is done. Mrs Car sewed on her dress to day. Josie has bin quiet today. The children went to school. They are talking tonight so that you cant hear no one but them.

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Friday, December 15, 1922

Friday, December 15, 1922

A bad day. Rained most all day. The children went to school. Ben & Jim did not do much of anything. Nellie ironed some. I got dinner except make the bread. I boiled meat & made scrapple. Jim carried the things home that we had borrowed. I am glad that is done. Josie got Ednas & Mabels dresses that she had ordered. They are very pretty. Ben bought goods to make Edna some gowns. I have rocked little Mabel to sleep and put her in bed. she is so petted that she dont know what to do with her self.

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