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We had a storm last night. It thundered and rained and the wind blowed very hard. Ben mended his fire place this morning then went to Renan. He helped Marvin strip tobacco this evening. To night he has gone to Strait Stone to the lodge.
I got breakfast this morning. Ben milked. Josie got dinner and washed dishes fed the chickens and calves. I have not tried to do anything out doors to day. Was afraid I might fall. I got a nice letter from Effie to day.
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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.
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A cloudy day.
A cloudy day.
Josie got most of the dinner. Kate Harvey come and made most of the bread and helped wash dishes and that was a job. Mrs Carr is here yet. Edna hurt her toe right bad to night bringin in some wood and dropped a piece on her toe.
Oh I am so glad the barn is raised. I thank all that helped.
10 oclock by the new time
A good day most of the day.
I did not have but one setting. Virginia got them.
A good day cool and windy. Had a good shower last night. Josie staid at home and ironed and got dinner. Paul thinned corn. Ben went to the meeting of the School Board. Henry and Edna and I went to White Falls fishing caught several fish.
Tom Edmons came this evening to tell us good by.
Some of the Mayhew children and some of Owens come to play with Henry and Edna. Paul and Reese and Roy come a while. I think they had a good time. Josie baked a cake this morning. We cooked cabbage and potatoes for dinner.
A clear morning. Some rain this evening and I am glad. Ben and Paul and Henry suckered tobacco. Mr Baily come. He eat dinner here. Ben and Baily went to Finches this evening. Marvin and I and Reese went to Long Island to meet Thelma and Julia Brumfield.
Ben has gone to Strait Stone tonight to the Lodge.
This evening I went to see Mollie. She was washing her floors up stairs.
Marvin carried Kate home and I come with him back. I was glad of the ride.
I left this book at Letcher Craddocks got it home this evening.
A cloudy day. Ben & Jim sawed wood this morning and cleaned up a plantbed place for a potatoe patch this evening. Tonight Ben has gone to Strait Stone to a meeting of the lodge. Jim has gone to Reynold's to meet Nellie. Evyline is at Johnsons.
I knit some and dodged around all day.
A good day. Ben & Jim went to Mr Hutcherson. Woodings and got a pig then stripped tobacco a while then fixed to go to Chatham. Marvin went with them. They got some [logs?/dogs?] Ben & Tim Emerson went to Strait Stone to the lodge. They have just got home now.
I helped to strip tobacco nearly all day. Henry B & Luke and Norman Owen tied for me this evening. We had finished what was in the pit and was on our way to the house when Mr Jim Emerson & Sarah Emerson and two children come. I was glad to see them.
I was at Carries a few minutes this evening.
Ben worked his water mellons vines late this evening.
Josie and I got dinner. This evening I went to George Blairs. Went by Charley Hutchersons and bought a busel of meal. Irvin Harvey brough it home for me. I stopped at Jessie Hutchersons a few minutes. All the young folks from Blairs was gone to a lawn partie at Edge Hill.
A good day. The men stripped tobacco all day.
A good day. No rain yet. We need it so bad. Ben has bin a bout the home most of the day. Ben & Josie went to the tomato patch. They got a few tomatoes. Julia come from Reynols this morning. Doris Brumfield & Christenia Reynols come with her. They spent most of the day here. Marvin sent us a peice of ice this morning. Josie made some cream. It was fine. Henry has gone to Lee Brumfields tonight. Ben has gone to Strait Stone to night to a meeting of the lodge. The first time in a long time.
A good day. Jim & Ben and Henry worked tobacco and planted potato slips. Ben has gone to Strait Stone tonight to the Lodge. Josie ironed all the morning. Bathed and dressed the children. I got breakfast and milked the cows fed the chickens then I went to Mr Mayhews and Mr Edmons s for potatoe slips. Got a few at both places. Beatrice and Dewie come down here this evening. They said that the baby was sick.
A beautiful day. Ben, Josie, Franklin & Mabel went to Mr Jim Power. Mrs Car went with them. She staid down there. Mr Power was hunting. They did not see him. Betty Haley & Shooler washed here today. I washed up the kitchen. Henry & Edna helped me some. Edna and I went to Carries a few minutes this evening. Carrie was sewing on my dress. I think she will finish it to night. Martha Miller went home this evening. Ben has gone to the lodge.
A bad day. Some rain and plenty of mud. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco all the morning. This evening Ben & Josie went to Strait Stone to Miss Anna Wilborns burial. Josie got dinner. I washed the dishes and churned while they were gone. Edna has been sick all day. I hope she may be better by morning. Maybel is better. There is right much sickness a bout. Ben has gone to the lodge tonight. Josie made a stew for dinner & made potatoe pudding.
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 good colde day. Ben plowed part of the day. Jim and olde John cut all day. Ben and Henry has gone to Strait Stone. Ben went to the lodge for the first time in several months. Nellie sowed some today. I cut some pieces for a quilt. I [washed?] some this evening. I let Edna and Franklin go to Reynols this evening. They did not stay long. Mollie was gone to see Mrs. Kellie. She is sick. Norman Booker carried Ben to Strait Stone tonight. Edna got the first butter cup today.
A good day. Ben went to Gretna this morning to take the train to go to the lodge in Tennessee. I do hope he may make the trip o.k. Henry went to the Sunday School this morning. The rest of us staid at home until after twelve. Edna and Franklin and Mabel and I went to Mr. Edmons. John and Sarah Emerson and three children and Mr. Trent come here. Walter Emerson come for me to come. I was glad to see them. I get so lonesome I cant hardly stay at home. Henry has gone to Uncle Johnson Reynols to carrie Floids [cap/car?] home.
A windy day. We need rain bad. The men have not done much today. I have not done any thing to count any thing. Lelia Ward come this morning and washed up the dishes for me. Mrs. Booker come this evening to get a setting of eggs for Mrs. Dave Booker[?]. Ben and Henry are fixing to go to Strait Stone to the Lodge. Jim planted some tomatoe plants. The weather is so colde and the land so dry that nothing cant grow. The children is worrying me. They won't go to sleep.
A cloudy day and some rain. Not enough to stop work. The men suckered tobacco. Jimm went to Strait Stone to get the horses shod and flue joints. Got dinner. Nellie caned some tomatoes and gathered some grapes. We staid at home and I have no news. Lelia Ward went to a lodge meeting. Mabel got a letter from Edna to day. I got one from Kitty Reynols. I am glad to hear from any of them. I want to go for Edna tomorrow but the men is so busy I am afraid they wont go. Fraklin and Mabel has bad colds.