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A clear colde day. Ben moved the stove from the barn to the cabbin in the woods and cut wood fixin for a dance. Josie baked some cakes. I killed and cooked two chickens. Josie made sand witches and carried up there. Hellen and Virginia has bin here all day. Elsie and Bulah come in here. Elsie gave me some candy and Bulah gave oranges. Virginia gave me a box of candy.
I hope they may enjoy the dance. I had rather they had not had it but nothing else would not do. I am a fraid that there is so many there that they cant have a good time. I am so sleepy that I hardly can write.
11 30 oclock
I washed a little and got dinner.
Willie Mayhew come here to night. Him and Ben went to John Hutchersons to play cards. Snow is still on the ground and it looks to night like it might snow before day. I certainly do hope it wont. We have not got much wood at the wood pile. I cut out an apron to night and then I was too lazy to make it.
9 15 oclock
A clear colde windy day. Ben cut some in the woods. I got dinner. Josie sewed on her quilt. This evening she went to Marvins a while. Come home and fed the chickens and calves. Brought water. I staid by the fire all the time that I could. I am hookin a mat don't know yet a bout finishin it.
9 45 oclock
He went to Strait Stone this evening. Josie went with him. They went on the waggon and carried some chickens. Marvin Smith went to see Charles. Said he was feeling some better than he had bin. I do wish that the weather would get good so that I could get out some.
9 30 oclock
A clear colde day. It snowed a little this morning. Ben and Owen cut wood in the woods to day. Josie ironed some this morning. Josie got dinner. I ironed for while. She got it and after dinner I finished ironing.
Franklin staid a wake until half after ten. It is now eleven.
They had killed hogs at Reynolds yesterday. Mollie gave me a mess of meat. They were all well up there. Ben has gone to Strait Stone to the lodge to night. All of our folks has gone to bed and I will go soon.
9 30 oclock
A beautiful day.
I washed some.
All are well and I want to be thankful.
9 15 oclock
A good day. Jim and Ben cut some in the woods to day. Ben loaded on his tobacco on John Tuckers truck this morning. Ben intends going to Danville in the morning. Josie got dinner. She got turnip salet. The first that we have had this year. I ironed some. I went to Marvins this evening. While I was there a man came and bought a cow from him.
A changable day. Clear tonight and the wind blowing. Jim and Ben hauled stalks and corn this morning. Ben hauled wood this evening. Jim cut in the woods. Josie baked a cake in the oil stove this morning.
I went to see Mrs Edmons. Found her sitting up. She looks feeble. She is improving. They have a col woman staying there. They were making a canvas for the plant beds. Miss Carter stopd here a while. We all are all ways glad to see her.
A clear cold day. Jim & Ben cut wood in the woods. We got dinner today at twelve oclock. Josie went to Carries a little while today. I kept the baby. She was very good. I cut a feww peices for a quilt. Josie washed & ironed a dress for Edna.
A cold day cloudy tonight. Ben went to Straight Stone this morning to register his car. Jim went to the woods to cut after they got back. They hauled wood. They have a nice pile of wood at the wood pile.
Josie got dinner. I staid with the baby. I went to Marvins this evening. His children has very bad colds and the children here has bad colds, Jim had a letter from Nellie saying that Mr. Walker was sick a heap of late. 9 30 oclock
Cloudy & warmer no rain. Today Jim & Ben finished sawing wood & cut some in the woods. Kate Harvey come and eat dinner with us, The Boys gave her a little pig. I am a fraid that she cant rais it. Irvin came after it this evening. Mrs Owens baby is sick I went up there this evening. I do hope it will get better soon. Henry & Edna went to schoool today. The little baby cried most of the evening. 9 oclock
A cloudy day no rain. To night the wind is blowin. The men cut wood in the woods. Josie got dinner this evening. Bob Starkey got his car stuck in the mud at the mail box. Mrs Starkey come in a few minutes.
I went to Carries a little while to night. Louise Hutcherson is here. They are playing cards. We heard today that Mr Allen is very bad off. To night Ben spoke in a way that hurt me. I give them nearly all of my time & strength and they don't respect me.
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 good day. The land is as wet as it can be. Jim and Ben cut wood in the woods to day. The Owens stopped ]?] tobacco mans in [?] stripped tobacco. I got breakfast and milked & churned and got dinner. I cooked beans and potatoes. This evening I went to Marvins a while. Carrie was sewing for the little girls. Mrs Car and Josie shelled a lot of beans. Henry went to school. Henry got a letter from Evylin this evening. 9:30 oclock
A beautiful day. Jim cut in the woods. Ben & Josie was in Danville. Come home about dark. I had supper a bout ready. Had sqirrel hash and sausage for supper. The baby done very well last night. Molly and [?] come a while last night. Mr Owens carried a load of tobacco to Gretna to day. He went on the waggon. Could not get any one to go on a truck. Edna has just broke a chamber vessel all to peices.
A good day. Ben and Jim cut in the woods to day. Marvin hauled wood. Josie baked a fruit cake this evening. I went to Marvins this evening. Carrie was sewing. I worked some button holes in Pauls waists. Charles Harvey come there to see if he could get William Gilbert to cut wood for him. Could not get him. I brought in 14 eggs to night. Eggs is selling at [?] cts per doz. Henry was reading in his new book to night. The children all has colds & coughs. Most everyone has colds now.
A good day. Ben & Jim cut some wood in the woods today. The children went to school today. Josie ironed. I got dinner. This evening Josie went to see Evelyn Hutcherson. Come by Mr Bookers. Their baby is complaining. I got a letter from Alma saying that Lonnie is very sick yet. I do hope that he may get well. Oh how I miss Marvins family. I want to see them so bad. I know that I cant go as we all have to work.
A very warm day for February. The snow is about all gone. Ben & Henry shucked some corne and fed the stalks. This evening they sawed some wood in the woods. Josie killed and dress a chicken & baked a cake. We boiled some meat and stewed fruit for dinner. I washed a few garments & a lot of olde stockings. Ben & Josie milked night and morning. The children played games tonigh. Ben has gone to Strait Stone to meet at the lodge. He went horse back. The mud is so bad.
A cloudy day. Rain tonight & hail. Jim & Ben cut in the woods today. Josie got dinner. I got breakfast & churned and washed dishes. Marvin come today. He eat dinner with us. He got his meat from Bookers and lard from here. I am glad for him that it is at home. He said that his folks was bad off with colds. I do hope that they may soon be well. I got a letter from Julia Fergerson today. Was glad to hear from her. Henry & Edna went to school. Franklin got a valentine.
A cloudy day most of the day. Some snow on the ground yet. Jim & Ben sawed some wood in the woods. Jim & Nellie and Josie caught some chickens to night. Ben went to Renan after a crate he wanted. He walked and toated it home.
Josie got dinner. She is not well and I see trouble a bout her. I am not doing much and it hurts me for her to have so much to do. Nellie wants to go home in the morning. I am afraid it will be raining. Hope not. The roads is so bad that they will have to go on a waggon if they go.
A good day. Ben & Josie started to the hospitle at Charlottsville. I am distressed about Josie. Hope she may come back improved. J Jim split wood in the woods and got wood and brought it in for us to burn. The children went to school. Mollie Reynols come a few minutes this evening. I milked this morning & to night. The first time in several weeks. The cow kicked at me but did not hurt me much. Max can come tonight to see his mother. Jim Doss carried Marvin Smith a load of straw. I wish I could see all of Marvins folks and him two.
A colde day. Ben & Jim cut some wood in the woods.
Henry & Edna went to school. Ben & Josie milked. Mrs Car churned. I got breakfast and washed dishes and got dinner & supper. Josie & Mrs Car and I quilted some. We finished the quilt tonight.
Hattie & Elie washed to day. I tried to bring a chunk of fire from the parlor to my room and droped it. Burnt the drugget & the floor. I am sorry but it cant be helped now. I will not try such a thing a gain soon if ever.
A clear cool day. Ben & Jim firmed up the garden this morning. Ben hauled wood this evening. Jim split wood in the woods. Clay Harvey come here a bout [day?] this morning on his way to Lynchburg. He got some gas from Ben. His had gave out. Josie ironed some and got dinner. Mrs Car had the sick headache. I put a quilt in the frames all by my self. We all quilted on it this evening. Mollie Reynolds come and helped us. I was glad that she come. Christenia come and went with her home.
A good day. Jim & Ben stripped tobacco at the barn in the woods until dinner. Then Ben carried Mabel and I to White Falls. I caught 8 fish. When we got home the col girl wanted to go home. He carried her home. Nellie preserved & caned some pears today and gathered green tomatoes to make pickle. Bettie ironed most of the day. Josie had bin [pent?] of day. Jo Edmons & Henry has gone hunting to night. Jim & Ben has gone to the barn to strip tobacco.