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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.
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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 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.
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?].
A very rainy day. The branch has bin out of the banks all day. We got using water from a spring up in the woods. Ben and Henry went for water this evening. Nellie come from Johnson Reynols. This morning Reubin brought her home. Henry went to school. Ben and Jim cant do any thing out of doors. Nellie got dinner. Edna churned. I finished my quilt squares. It rained so hard that I did not get the eggs.
A good dasy. Ben mowed today. Henry staid at the barn. Jim and John Ward sawed some wood in the woods. Nellie ironed some. Evylin has not felt well today. I got dinner. Reuban Reynols and Edwin Bumfield come here tonight. Are here now ten oclock. I wrote to Carrie today, I am anxious to hear from them. Ben Shotwell and Reynols come here today. They wanted to know some a bout how much tobacco they tended this year. I have shell a half gallon of peas for tomorrow.
A beautiful day. The men cut wood in the woods and Ben hauled. They put some tobacco in the pit. The children went to school. I got a card announcing the birth of Virginia Thomson's baby. I have bin very busy today. I boiled meat and made scrapple. I brought some water, cleaned out the range, buried my pech seed. I could not get any way to plant them like I wanted to. Hope I may live and plant them. I want them to do some body some good. They were fine peaches. They come from Marvin's.