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Miss Janie Gravley stopped in here this evening.
There is so much sickness I am a fraid he is sick.
[This page is pasted over the original entry for November 16, which Julia had accidentally written on the page for November 18.]
This evening I mended my sweater. Miss Janie and Mrs Gravley come in a few minutes on their way from school. Mr Layne come this morning to try to get his calf home. He could not manage him and he is here yet. Ben got home from Gretna about sundown.
8 o clock
I went to Carries this evening. I did not stay but a few minutes.
10 : o clock
A good day.
Josie went up to Marvins and staid with Carries children while Marvin and Carrie went to Strait Stone and tonight Ben and Josie and Janie Gravley has gone to the school house at Strait Stone to a Community League meeting. Miss Angle passed here to day on her way to the Mountain School House.
9 : oclock
Virginia Harvey come with Janie home.
Mrs Carr has bin sick all day. Josie got supper . She cooked a chicken and made cocoanut pies. They were fine. I have set by the fire more than common to day and have enjoyed it. I have had a very good fire tonight for which I am glad.
This is the night of Thanks Giving day.
11 30 oclock
I am not well tonight. Hope I may feel better by morning.
I went down to the cook room 15 to four oclock made a fire washed the supper dishes then got breakfast. Called the rest of them then we eat. After breakfast I cut up two pumpkins and put them on to cook then put on some meat to cook fed two calves and brought a bucket of water then milked two cows and sloped the pigs put on a liver and face to make scrappel then churned. Josie made bread and coffee for dinner. I washed up a lot of things and took up the meat for dinner then eat dinner. Took up the pumpkins and meat for scrapple and made the scrappel. Janie Gravley and Lucius Muriel Gravley and Effie Brumfield stopped here a few minutes on their way home from Danville. Well I have not room for any more.
Ben carried me to Johnson Reynolds be fore light this morning. I went with them to Danville. We was at Spring Garden be fore it was light good. We saw lots of pretty things. I did not by much. Eat supper at Mollies and enjoyed it. The boys Robert and Floyd got them a bycicle to day.
I am at home to night O K. Miss Janie is here to night. I enjoy having her.
A cloudy disagreeable day but no rain.
Bessie Callands (col) come here this morning to work. I hope she may stay and be some help to us.
I washed a little this evening.
Josie made some mince meat.
I guess I would of went to some of their homes but thought I might be in the way. They might be going some where and I would be a bother. Be sides I did not feel like walkin far.
A good day. Ben helped rais a barn at George Blairs. Jim worked at home. Josie washed. She has had the tooth ache all day. I staid with the baby. This evening I went to Carries a little while. Tonight Janie Gravely & Hellen Brumfield and Franny Emerson are here to stay all night. Orval Gravely & Charley Harvey and Miss Smith & Miss Carter will stay until bed time. I will be glad when they brake up.
A good day. Jim and Marvin & Reese went to Gretna and carried the calves. Ben & Henry plowed and sowed peas. Mr Owen plowed in his corn. Josie and got dinner. Carrie and the children come down here. Janie & Aubra Brumfield come this evening. I went to Johnson Reynolds. Johnson come and got a cat and 3 kittens. We got a barrel of flour to day. 9 30 oclock
A good day but windy. We all staid at home until after dinner except Edna. She went to Sunday School with Marvin. I went with Marvin and Carrie to Gretna to meet Jim. Mr Emet and Dr Will Smith and their wives come to Marvins a few minutes this evening. Doris & Janie and Christenia Rey nolds come and staid a while this evening 9 oclock
A clear windy day. Rain last night. Jim has staid at home all day. He looked for Nellie & Evylin. They did not come. Ben went for Mrs Car this evening. I am glad that she come with him back. Josie thought of going with him but Carrie came and she did not go. Grace Brumfield & Kate Harvey come. We were glad to have them. Glades and Doris and Janie Brumfield & Christenia Reynols come a while. Marvin and family went to church and then Carrie & the little ones come to see us.
A colde cloudy day. Ben worked on the garden. Jim helped Johnson on his plant bed until twelve. He come home to dinner. This evening Ben went to Gretna. Jim and I went with him. Jim went to Chatham. I done some shopping. Ben bought some flour. We got home about night. Henry and Professer Gambol went to the Sulpher Strings. Hugh come here. Henry & Hugh went down the branch fishing. Did not catch any thing. Miss Janie Gravely come to see Josie this evening. We were very glad that she come. I did want to go and see Carrie this evening.
A good day. We all staid at home. Mr. Trent & I got dinner. We cooked snaps & [potatos?] and beets friend chickens made apple dumplings Mrs. Anderson & Denia Blair come to see Josie. Miss Janie and Anna Hubbard and Rob & Ella and Mr. Sam all come to see Josie. Mrs. Lewis sent her some nice peaches. Miss Anna brought her a box of tomatoes & some light bread. Charley Harvey brought Carrie here a few minutes. I was so glad she come. I had thought of her all day.
A good day. The boys plowed half the day. Ben & Henry helped thrash wheat at Johnson [Reynolds?]. Mollie came to see Josie this evening. [Kate?] HUbbard for her in the car. Mrs Booker come for a whil [Nellie?] sent [?] a dress today. Janie [?] come ion a few minutes this morning. She was on her way from Lynchburg. Mrs. Trent & I got dinner. Mrs. Trent churned. Josie had [bine?] up a little today. Heard from my brother They though he was [some?] better. I hope he may get well.
A good day. The men cut corn. The children went to school. I got dinner & churned. Nellie milked and caned some apples & made jellie. Daisy & Queen both (col[oured)] washed. Mrs Dr Owen come to see Josie a while this evening. Josie has bin lead off all day. Fanny Power come back tonight. Miss Janie Gravely come with her. She did not stay but a few minutes. Mabel has bin good all day today. I broke my glasses to day. A Mrs Layne come here begging today.
A good day. Ben disked. He had Mr Edmons disk. Jim come home this evening. I got dinner. Daisy col girl washed some this morning. Mr Rufus Car & family come to see Josie today. Kate Harvey & Julia Fergerson come this evening. Heard to day that John & Edwin started to Washington today. Miss Janie Gravely & her friend come in a few minutes this evening. Fanny Power went with them home. They expect company there tonight. Heard tonight that Ray Booker is sick. He has diphtheria. I hope he may soon be well.
A very hot day. We need rain so bad. The men worked tobacco all day. Ben has gone with Henry seining to night. I am glad that Ben went. Mr. John Smith and wife come here this morning. They did not stay long. They went to Marvins from here. They offered to take me but I could not go. I baked berrie pies and cooke cabbag and potatoe and beans this evening. I have done almost nothing. There is lots of sweeping that should be done. Kate Hubbard and Janie Brumfield and Floid R passed here. Went to Alleen Emersons for peaches.