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Cloudy most of the day. Ben plowed to day. Mr Owen planted potatoes. Jim carried stalks to the cows. Josie ironed & got dinner. I washed a little. I made the button holes in Hazel Smiths cloak and carried it home. Carrie was busy fixin for tomorrow. She is thinkin of going to meeting tomorrow.
A beautiful warm morning. I would of given either of the boys five dollars to have taken me where I could of fished some but did not say a word about it. I was afraid they would deny me & belitle me for being so foolish and it hurts so bad to be denied. In the place of fishing I got dinner and helped to clean the yard and draped and covered two rows of onions and went to Carries a few minutes.
Then hauled some stalks to feed the cows. To night Ben & Josie went to Renan. I stayed with the children. Josie got a package from the island to day. She gave me a nice sweater. I am glad of it. I am so near a sleep that I cant hardely write.
Josie washed a gain today.
I got dinner. Boiled meat in the dineing room & started to the cook room and stumbled and fell and spilt some of the meat. It did not hurt me. Burnt me a little. I am glad it did not hurt me and I am very sorrie that it happened.
I hemed two little sheets for Franklins bed.
Made a place for little chickens and mended some this evening. Josie went to Carries. I staid with the children. Annie and Ta??ie Doss come. Brought the suit case home. I have got a very bad colde. Hope it will be better soon.
I am so near a sleep that I cant write much.
A bad evening. Hail and rain. Jim & Ben cut stalks for feed this morning. Henry helped them. Josie got dinner. I boiled some meat at the wash house and burnt some bre[ad?]. Evlyn made some candy and poped some corn. The children is foolish a bout Evylin. She is good to play with them. Ben & Jim put some tobacco in the pit after it commenced to rain.
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.
Edna and Franklin went to Mr Mayhews to play with the children. Henry and I went to White Falls. Henry caught 4 fish. I one. We come back by Renan. Stoped at Kate Harveys a little while. Went to the store. Hubbard was not there. Mollie Reynols and Christenia was there. Mollie said she intended to go to Portsmoth tonight to see Julia. Josie dressed a spring chicken to send to Julia. Love to all the children & grand children.
The children went to school to day.
A beautiful day. Jim & Ben shucked some corn this morning and fed the cows the stalks. Then they stripped tobacco until dinner. Josie and I persuaded Ben to go to the mill. Josie shelled some corn whle washed the dishes. We went with him. We fished some. We caught 39 fish dressed them and intend to cook them for breakfast in the morning. I was so glad to go fishing. We come by the store and bought a few things. Jim and Ben tied some tobacco to night. The children went to school except Mabel. She went with us fishing. I have not seen any of Marvins folks today.
A good day. Jim & Ben gave the cows some corn stalks this morning. I got a snack for dinner. Josie dressed the children. We eat before twelve and went to Marvins. Marvin and the three boys brought William Gilbert to Mr Bookers and then come here. They would not eat dinner here. I went with them home. Ben and his folks went on Bens car. I come with Ben back. The children all done very well. Jim staid at home. He done several things. He had a good fire in the range and fire place and had brought water when we got home. Had turned the cow to the calf. We fixed supper and all eat. I am so glad that I got to see Carrie. She seems to be satisfied.
A partly day. Jim & Ben hauled up some corn stalks this morning. This evening they cut wood for Norman Booker. Tonight Ben & Josie went to Strait Stone. Did not stay long. Mabel staid up until they come home. Marvin Smith come today. He eat dinner with us. Josie ironed most allday. I got dinner except make the biskit. Josie done that. I stewed pumpkin the most of the day. Lizzie Bennett and Lee Brumfield gave me a pumpkin. We did not make one this year. Eleck Gilbert hauled and put wood under shelter to day. I am glad of it. The children went to school.
A cloudy day. No rain until tonight. Jim & Ben hauled some stalks this morning and cut them this evening. Mr Booker helped them to cut them. Josie got dinner & supper. She went to Reynols and got a nice bucket of salit for tomorrows dinner. We hope that Carrie Smith and the children will come. Jim made a pen this evening and got up the turkeys. He put four up in the hog pen to keep a few days. They smell of wilde onions so bad. I spent most of the day mending up some clothes. Ben mended Henrys shoes this evening. I guess there will be lots of mending done this winter & spring.
A good day. Jim and Ben shucked some corn and hauled stalks and put in the stable. Josie washed dishes and milked the cows. I went to Chatham with Johson & Mollie Reynols. Clack Hubbard and Christenia Reynols went with them also. I dont think any body bought much. They ask such prices for what they had to sell. Henry & Edna went to school. Franklin is not well. Virginia Harvey come here and Josie and Virginia made candy for to treat the school children on Wednesday. I had a good day. I met with several of my kind folks and acquaintances. I was so glad to go and every thing [?] of good. Alice Thomson was at Chatham.
A colde day partly cloudy. Hailing and snowing tonight. Jim shucked some corn and toated stalks for the cows. Ben sawed wood at Kate Harveys. Brought the engine & saw home tonight. Ben went to Strait Stone tonight. He went for medicine for Mabel. She has a colde and is very hoarse. We are a fraid she will have the croup. Josie ironed today and worked on her cakes some. I got dinner. Denia Blair come a little while. I was glad that she come. Two of the Doss girls come a few minutes. They borrowed a last. Said they wanted to mend shoes. I am sorry that it is weathering. Did hope it would stay good until Jim could get home. We sent Kates turkey to her this morning.
A cloudy colde day. Jim & Ben shucked some corn and fed the cows the stalks. We got dinner at twelve oclock today. The children went to school was very late comeing home. Mabel stuck a stick in Franklins eye. I am afraid it is hurt bad. Hope it may be a bout well in the morning. Josie and I have sewed a little today. I wrote Lizzie Benett this morning. I am uneasy a bout Lonnie. I had a note from Carrie today. I am glad that they got home ok. I feel like I would like to see all of the children but I may never see them all a gain. No one knows what will be.
A good day. Ben & Jim worked on their plant bed. They went to Steven Davis for guano. Ben has gone to the lodeg tonight with Norman Booker. Josie has gone up there to stay until bed time. Josie and I washed some today. Henry made the fire and diped some water. He shucked a little corn and gave the cows a few stalks. We have bin reading tonight.
A clear colde day. Jim & Ben and Henry shucked some corn & gave the stalks to the cows. Then cut wood. Kate Harvey come a while today. I was glad that she came. Josie got dinner. I ironed some. Mabel has been sick alday. I am very sorry for her and hope she may soon be well. Ben has gone to the store tonight for oranges for her. I have not heard from the sick grandchildre today. I hope they may soon be well. Jim cut his finger right bad today.
A cloudy day. No rain yet. Jim and Ben shucked some corn and fed the cows the stalks. Then hauled some wood. Josie made some bats for her quilt. I [ put up?] some hens. Expect to kill them tomorrow. This evening I went to Johnson Reynolds. Found them well. [Johnson] was stripping tobacco. The children here are better of their sore mouths. I do hope that they very soon be well. I am so sorry for them all that are sick. I want to hear from Carrie & [family] so bad.
A very colde day. The men did not work much. They shucked a shock of corn and fed the stalks to the cows. Henry went to school. Edna is complainy and have not bin to school this week. Hugh Brumfield has bin sick all of this week. Josie went to Mr Bookers a little while this evening. The weather is so bad that that no one can do much but stay by the fire and then cant keep warm. I think now that if live to see warm weather I will be so glad.
A cloudy day. Ben was in Danville. Solde the last tobacco that they had. Did not get much for it. Ben got home OK a little after dark. Jim shucked some corn and fed the stalks to the cows. Marvin come and eat dinner with us. I was so glad to see him. Josie ironed some this morning and Nell ironed some this evening. Henry is reading. He sleeps in my room now that Nellie is home. Anna Callans (col)[coloured] come here and wanted to rent a house. I am sorry for her but dont want her here.
A good day. Jim & Ben shucked some corn this morning & fed the stalks to the cows then worked on the garden. Josie cut a nice mees of turnip salit. I got dinner. Mrs Car was up today. Mollie Reynols was here today a little while. She helped us quilt some. We finished the quilt tonight. That is three that we have quilted this week. Irvin Harvey is here tonight he brought us some salit. We are mighty glad to get it. Nine oclock and bed time I think.
A very windy day and some rain. Lee and Oscar come and got two loads of corn stalks this morning. Ben finished plowing in the orchard today. Jim made a hot bed to day and worked in the garden half the day. The children went to school. Mabel has a bad colde and is so cross that we cant hardly stand her. Josie has sewed some today. I fixed some on my chicken coops and sewed on my quilt a little. I have wrote Carrie a letter to night. Now it is time that we was in bed.
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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A cloudy day and a little rain. Ben and Jim and Henry cut stalks this morning. This evening Henry was caught by the band and had his shirt and pants torn off of him. It is a wonder that he was not kill. He was not hurt much. Broke his watch all to pieces. Mrs. Booker and Mrs Kelie come to see Josie this evening. Mr. Kellie come for them. Mrs Rufus Carr sent Josie some birds. Ben and Jim and Henry went to Strait Stone for some barrels. They got them. Fannie went to Kates this evening to spend the night. Hattie cleaned the yard some this morning.
A good day. Jim & Ben stripped tobacco. Henry shucked a littl corn. Elie & Lewis [?] shucked one shock and got up the corn & stalks. Elie went to the store for me. Fanny Power went to George Blairs tonight. They have a lot of young company there tonight. The Bennetts come down this evening Lizzie sent me a nice peice of beef. I am so glad of it. Glad to be remembered. I had a letter from Carrie this evening. I was so glad to hear from her. Wish I could see them all. Mollie come to see Josie this evening.
A good day. Jim plowed some. Hauled out corn stalks. Ben went to Rob Hubbards and helped work on his house. He come home at dark. We was all glad. Franklin and Mabel are better today. Nellie has held Mabel a heap today. I hope she may soon be well. Henry went to school. Edna had to stay and help wait on Mabel. I put eggs under two hens tonight. [Louease?] Hubbard sent Mabel a little basket and Easter rabbit. She is please with them. She wont show them to me.
A good day. Very warm for December. The men hauled some stalks and cut some feed for Mr. Booker. The children went to school for the last time this year. This evening Henry went to Mt. Airy and played ball and got beat. Come home so mad that he cried. Then he went to Strait Stone to meeting at the church. He has not got back yet I don't think. Mr. Mayhew and some of the children come tonight to play games. They seam to enjoy them. I am glad for them to come. Ben and his children like to play.