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1922

Saturday, February 18, 1922

Saturday, February 18, 1922

A cloudy day most of the day and some warmer and so much mud that roads is all most impasable. Miss Wille Wooding come and eat dinner with us. Josie got dinner and it was a good one. Jim & Ben went to Renan. They couldnt get a box that would do for a box to pack meat. Oh all of the children has bad colds and Edna is sick. Bin sick all day. I am not well but I hope I may be better by morning. I have bin miserable this evening. So much to do and I am not able to help much. I would like to help some. I do so much hope that the children may be better in the morning.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, February 20, 1922

Monday, February 20, 1922

A cloudy day. Ben & Jim trimmed up some apple trees. Mollie Reynols come today. I was glad to see her. I had a letter from Carrie. Was glad to hear from her & them all. I am not well and Mabel is crying and going on so that I am tempted to go off some where. Josie has whipped her more than she ever did in her life. Gess she needs it but I can hardly stand it. Edna & Franklin has bin up all day today. I do hope that times will get better here soon. If they dont I would go some where if I knowed where to go.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, February 21, 1922

Tuesday, February 21, 1922

A cloudy day but no rain. Ben & Jim helped Johnson on the phone line. They eat with Johnson. Josie got dinner here. Edna ironed a little. I have set by the fire all day. I have a bad cold. Mrs Hutcherson & Denia Blair come this evening. The come on a buggy. I was glad that they come. I had bin wanting to see some of our folks so long.

Today 57 years ago I was married. Henry went to school. Tonight he has gone to Norman Booker. Two of Less Bookers children is there.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Wednesday, February 22, 1922

Wednesday, February 22, 1922

A good day. The best that has bin this year. Ben & Jim worked on the phone line a gain today. Henry and Edna went to school. Josie got dinner. I have helped a round some today. Hattie & Elic washed here today. George Blair Jr. come here this morning for his mothers over shoes. Carrie & her children except Paul come a few minutes We were glad to see them. The baby has fattened up and is so pretty. I miss them more than i can tell. I do hope that the roads may get good soon. The boys have some tobacco to market yet.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Thursday, February 23, 1922

Thursday, February 23, 1922

A warm cloudy windy day. Jim Helped on the phone line. Ben shucked some corn & worked to get the wire from Owens garden. Josie washed some. Did not hang out her clothe. I ironed some. Churned and fixed up the butter. Henry & Edna went to school. A car passed here today. The first one in some time.

Ben & Josie milked this morning & tonight.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Friday, February 24, 1922

Friday, February 24, 1922

A good day. Jim worked on the orchard. Ben Helped work on the phone line. Henry & Edna went to school. Josie got dinner. Kate Harvey come and eat dinner with us. We was glad to see her. Franklin & Mabel is not well. I would be so glad for them to get well a gain

Kate and I worked on some button holes for Carries children.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, February 27, 1922

Monday, February 27, 1922

A good day. Ben loaded on his & Jims tobacco this morning, Mr John Tucker carried it to Danville. The roads is very rough. Norman Booker helped Ben handle his tobacco.

Henry & Edna went to school.

Jim & Nellie come this evening. I was glad that they did. Oscar Brumfield brought them from Gretna. We miss Ben tonight. It is the first time he has been a way in a long time.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Ladybug1492
Wednesday, March  1, 1922

Wednesday, March 1, 1922

A bad day. Hailed & snowed and rained all day. Hailing now 8 oclock at night. The men folks fed the stock and made fires. Ben & Josie milked. I churned and got dinner. We had turnip salit & poached eggs. Nellie & Jim brought the sallit from Chatham. We were very glad of it. Henry & Edna went to school. Mabel has cried a lot all the morning. Was better all the evening. Nellie was complaining all evening. Hope she will soon be teethed.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Ladybug1492
Tuesday, March  7, 1922

Tuesday, March 7, 1922

A rainy morning. Clear tonight and the wind blowing and colde. Jim & Ben did not do any work this morning. This evening they cut some. Josie & I got dinner. We had turnip greens & potatoe sallid. Henry and Edna went to school.

Mrs Booker come a few minutes this evening. She swapped some eggs to set. Mrs Car churned for me this morning. Mabel is not sleepy to night but I am.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Ladybug1492
Thursday, March  9, 1922

Thursday, March 9, 1922

A cloudy day. Rain tonight. Max Car went from here this morning. Jim went to Lee Brumfields to a cutting match. Kate Harvey come to see us this morning. She eat dinner with us. Ben & Josie come home today from Charlottsvill. We was glad to have them back. Josie is feeling bad I know. Henry & Edna went to school. Hattie Gilbert washed here today. Most of the clothes was dry enough to take in. Oh how I wish I could See Carries folks. It rains rains rains.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Friday, March 10, 1922

Friday, March 10, 1922

A rainy day. Rained all night last night and it is raining to night. They teacher intended to have a box party at the school houes tonight but I guess there wont be many there. I am sorry that the weather is so bad. Jim & Ben has not done much today. Henry & Edna went to school. Josie got dinner. We had caned sausage & eggs and tomatoes. I washed dishes after dinner and fixed the butter. Have not done much today except dodge around and set by the fire. Ben milked Lady tonight. Josie milked Red.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Ladybug1492
Monday, March 13, 1922

Monday, March 13, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim put on the plantbed canvas today. Lee & Oscar come here today to see a bout buying some feed. They eat dinner with us. Miss Willie Wooding come this evening & Ila & Cordie Blair and Nettie Hendricks and her little baby. The baby is a beauty. I think Josie made a bed quilt lineing and put a quilt in the frames today and we quilted more than half of it. Cordie & Isla & Miss Willie all quilted some. Edna has bin sick today. She could not go to school.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Ladybug1492
Wednesday, March 15, 1922

Wednesday, March 15, 1922

A rainy morning. Clear tonight. Jim & Ben worked on the garden this evening.

Henry & Edna went to school. Josie and [?] finished Josies quilt and put one in the frames. I quilted a little tonight.

Mrs Car is quite sick yet. I do hope she may be better by morning.

Jim found five little pigs yesterday morning. We are very glad of them & hope to rais them.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, March 20, 1922

Monday, March 20, 1922

A cloudy morning. Colde and windy tonight. Ben put the wire a round the flower garden. Josie and I hope to enjoy planting things in the garden. I put a quilt together and Josie put one together and made a lineing. Josie got dinner. Mrs Car washed dishes and churned. We put a quilt in the frames. All of us quilted a square. Ben quilted a few lines. Jim come home this evening. Nellie went to see Carrie today. I am glad that she did. I want to see her so bad but I cant go. Josie has bin pent today. Henry & Edna went to school today.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Wednesday, March 22, 1922

Wednesday, March 22, 1922

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.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Ladybug1492
Monday, March 27, 1922

Monday, March 27, 1922

A cloudy day and some rain. Jim and Ben commenced plowing and had to quit. The land got too wet. Henry and Edna went to school. Josie made a quilt lineing and we put in a quilt. I got a snack for dinner and quilted a little. Then went to Mr Bookers. Ruth Brookers mother was there Mrs Jackson. I liked her fine for the acgiatanice[acquaintance]. Josie is feeling bad tonight I am so sorrie for her. Jim found the turkeys nests today.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, March 28, 1922

Tuesday, March 28, 1922

A rainy day. There was a thunder cloud this morning and this evening. Ben and Jim worked some between showers. Ben tied the cow this morning. I got a fraid she would kill her self and he untied her.

Josie has felt mighty bad today. I don't feel well. Oh at the trouble I see about that that cant be helped. Josie quilted most of the day. I got dinner. I quilted some this evening & tonight. Irvin Harvey come this evening and brought us some salit. I was glad of it. Henry and Edna went to school. Bob Starkey wants to rais a barn to morrow.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, April 17, 1922

Monday, April 17, 1922

A cloudy cool day. Jim plowed all day. Ben cleaned up the branch in the morning. Henry and Edna went to school. Come home at noon & Ben and Josie and all of the children went to Mount Airy to a spelling bee. I staid at home a while. Norman Booker & family went to Level Run and to Jim Bookers fish trap. They had a fish fry. It was very nice much better than I expected. There was a crood there and all seemed to enjoy the sport. Norman Bookers horse got cut in the wire fence yesterday. I do so much thank them for taking me with them.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Wednesday, April 19, 1922

Wednesday, April 19, 1922

A rainy day & cool. A bad day on little chickens. The men could not work much. Henry & Edna went to school today. Josie & I got a snack for dinner. Johnson Reynolds come as we was ready for dinner. He eat with us.I was glad that he did. I have not worked on anything to day like sewing.

Josie is not well. She has a colde and says she feels so sad. I hope that she may soon feel better. She helped me milk tonight.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Ladybug1492
Thursday, April 20, 1922

Thursday, April 20, 1922

A clear cool day. Jim and Ben worked on a peice of new ground all day.

Henry and Edna went to school. Josie has bin sick all day. Ben is complaining to night. Hattie Gilbert washed here today.

Josie found her pin that she lost a week or so ago. I am miserable. There is so much that is needing to be done and no one much able to do. And them that could be so much help is not willing but there will be some sort of a way provided for the children.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, April 25, 1922

Tuesday, April 25, 1922

A cool day some frost this morning Tim has plowed some. Ben has tried to work this evening. Him & Josie are some better of their cough. I do hope that they all may get well soon. Henry is not well tonight. I do hope that they all will soon be well. Edna and Franklin went to the store today for beef & salmon. Henry come by from school and got coffee & corn flakes. I wrote two letters and got one today.

I put out fifteen little chickens this evening. Franklin got out some nails that was in old paleings to build a coop to put the hen & chickens in.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, May  2, 1922

Tuesday, May 2, 1922

A good day. the Boys planted corn all day. Irvin Hervey was here today. he eat Dinner here. he come [fo?] Seed corn. Denia come to see us today I was glad to see her. I got a letter from Carrie today. Marvin [wry?] out trying to work. Josie [ironed?] and starched today will have a big ironing to morrow. I got Dinner went to the plant seed for [salit?]. Henry & Edna went to School then Henry & Franklin went to the store got home at dark. Henry brought a jug of [ail?] I was glad he got it.

Last edit about 7 years ago by Lydia B
Wednesday, May  3, 1922

Wednesday, May 3, 1922

A rainy Day. Josie carried Henry and Edna to school. She drove Jake. She come by the store. I got a bushel of meal and paid [Hulebard?] what we owed him. The men could not do much today. Ben killed three crows. Josie and I got a snack for dinner. Josie made Mabel a pair of drawers. I worked the button holes in them. I sewed a little on any guilt did not get it done.

Last edit about 7 years ago by tonycremer
Thursday, May  4, 1922

Thursday, May 4, 1922

A Rainy day the men could not do much of anything Josie made Mabel some little drawers Mabel is proud of them. I finished the squares for a quilt we don't have much trouble cooking not much to cook. Henry & Edna went to school one of the Mayhew children got sick at school and they had to send for him I wrote [cousine] a letter.

Last edit about 7 years ago by Lydia B
Monday, May 15, 1922

Monday, May 15, 1922

A good day. The boys [hunted?] cut worms most of the day. Mr Mayhew helped them get off some big rocks. Josie got dinner this evening. She went to the plant bed and cut salit for dinner tomorrow. Tonight she is broke down. Went to bed. Did not eat supper. I have [bin?] up most of the day. I churned this morning and milked two cows this evening.

I wrote two letters this morning one to Willie & one to Carrie. [Henry?][?] worked on Edna a [Do?] to day. The children went to school.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by stuartb
Tuesday, May 16, 1922

Tuesday, May 16, 1922

A cloudy day no rain. Jim and Ben worked on their Tobacco land all day. Henry and Edna went to school. Franklin staid with the men all day the first time in his life. I got dinner and [churn?]. Josie has lein sick all day. Mollie Reynolds come a while this evening. I was glad she come. I milked to night. Fanny Power made bread and coffee for supper. I had a letter from Carrie Smith to day. I wish I could hear from them every day

Last edit almost 7 years ago by LondonLibrary
Thursday, May 18, 1922

Thursday, May 18, 1922

Rainy morning. quit about twelve Ben + Jim planted some tobacco the children choped ptants and Henry planted some carie Sent a piece of goods to make Mabel a chess. Kate + Joace come This evening on Lees buggy I was glad that they come Fannie made Edna a dress today Farmie milk the red cow this morning + tonight that is a gmea help to one she coasties most of the dishes Jose has begin wh doing today oft that she could get well again

Last edit almost 7 years ago by erinblasco
Tuesday, May 23, 1922

Tuesday, May 23, 1922

A good day. Jim + Ben worked on their Tobacco land. Henry + Edna went to School. I got Dinner. Tommie washed dishes after Dinner. Mrs Kent come she brought us some nice cabbage she wanted to swap some eggs. Isla + Cordie Blair come to See us this evening. I was glad they came. Mabel has bin good today for her to be. Fannie made Mabel a Dress to day a pink gingham she is proud of it. After supper to night Mrs Cor + Ella Hubbard + Ron Hubbard come to see Posie. I am glad that they came to see her

Last edit over 6 years ago by Lydia B
Thursday, May 25, 1922

Thursday, May 25, 1922

A good day. The boys worked on their Tobacco land all day I planted some potatoe slips Today Josie & fanny got dinner. They killed chickens and cooked cabbage. Hattie Gilbert & Louis washed here today. Mrs Hutcherson & mrs Evylin Hutcherso & Ada Hutcherso was here this evening. They were on mrs Hutcherson's car. Ada was driving the car. I was glad that they come. Evylin's baby is a fine fellow. Henry & Edna went to school.

Last edit over 6 years ago by kleind
Monday, May 29, 1922

Monday, May 29, 1922

A good day. Jim plowed the garden and planted some seed of one kind or other. Ben has not come home yet. Kate Harvey come a while. I was glad that she come. We went to the cherrie tree & curant bush. Kate tolde me that Thomas Thomson & Virginia went to Marvin Smiths They were all well. Henry & Edna went to school. Hattie washed here Today I borrowed soap from Mrs Booker paid it back this evening. I keep going to sleep and blot my book.

Last edit over 6 years ago by kleind
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