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1922

Wednesday, December 20, 1922

Wednesday, December 20, 1922

A cloudy dreary day but no falling weather. Jim stayed a round home most of the day. Ben moved in a hand. John Ward. He was until dark getting home. Then he carried Fanny Power and the children to the school house to a play. Nellie baked two cakes & Fanny one and made some pies. Fanny ironed some/ The cloths was not dry eneough to iron good. I mended Edna's coat this morning & churned and fixed up the butter this evening. Josie has suffered bad today. I had a letter from Carrie today. It is very colde tonight too.

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Sunday, December 24, 1922

Sunday, December 24, 1922

A beautiful day. We were all at home for dinner. Henry went to Sunday School & to Johnson Reynols. No one come to see us today. Josie has felt bad today. I got dinner. I did not go to the spring. Jim & Henry brought some water. Etta Gilbert brought 4 buckets full. I dress two chickens. Henry caught a rabbit. He skned that. Johnson Reynols brought Josie some grapefruit & boiled ham this evening. Edna & Franklin brought the water for tonight.

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1923

Friday, January  5, 1923

Friday, January 5, 1923

A beautiful day The boys strpped tomacco Mr Booker helped them This evening Josie has been bad off all day. Mrs Booker cooked and brought her dinner She eat what she could and was glad of it. Kate Harvey come to see me today I was very glad that she come. Etta Gilbert helped me was dishes this morning Kate washed them at dinner and Henry helped me tonight I had the longest nest this evening that I have had this year Kate churned I worked the butter and ???nted it The children went to school Harvey got in wood and Edna brought water. Franklin wont work if he can help it

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Tuesday, January  9, 1923

Tuesday, January 9, 1923

A changable day. The wind is blowing tonight and colde. The men folks stripped tobacco all day. Ben] has been complaining all day. Hattie] washed today. Josie is very bad off tonight. Ella] come today. Mollie] & Johnson] come a while this morning. Nellie] and I got dinner. Nel sewed some this evening. I ironed a little. The children went to school. I do want to hear from Carrie] and her folks so bad. Wish I could go up there a little while. Edna] and Franklin] has gone to bed half past seven o'clock.

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Saturday, March  3, 1923

Saturday, March 3, 1923

A beautiful day. Warm. Mabel has played out of doors for the first time this year. The men folks hauled in some feed. Nellie done most of the cooking and churned and killed a chicken. This evening I washed some the clothes. Dried and I ironed them. Irvin harvey come for some butter. He got two pounds. Kate Hulel[?] and & Christenia Reynols come. They got one pound. Henry and his father went to Mr. Mayhews to play games. Franklin cried to go and Edna wanted to go. They did not.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Nathani
Sunday, March 11, 1923

Sunday, March 11, 1923

A rainy day very disagreable day. We was all at home at dinner. Henry went to Johnson Reynolds. Mildred Ferguson is seriously sick. Nellie got dinner. She baked potato pies that pleased the children. Ben helped Edna fix her beads. Painted them for her. Edna fed the calf for me. Mable is sitting up in the bed talking. She has a bunch of violets. I have stayed with the children in the dining room. Ben put papers under his mattress this evening.

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Friday, March 16, 1923

Friday, March 16, 1923

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.

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Saturday, March 17, 1923

Saturday, March 17, 1923

A cloudy morning. Clear this evening. Ben and Jim could not do anything much. John Ward brought us two buckets of water from his spring. By twelve we could get water at home. We had no mail today. Heard this evening that no one had crossed the island today. Nellie got dinner. Ben cut some sallit. We did enjoy it. Ben went to Rob Hubbands this evening. Will stay all night. I think Edna miss him worse than any body else. Jim went with Mr. [Peak?] to Renan. I am about a sleep. Good night. Jo Edmons has mesles.

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Sunday, March 18, 1923

Sunday, March 18, 1923

A good day. Cloudy. Tonight Henry went to Uncle Lee's. Jim went to Mr. Bookers a few minutes this morning. This evening he went to the island with Mr. Mayhew and Mr. Taylor. The river is in its banks again. Ben come home about dark tonight. Found all of the people getting on very well. Nellie got dinner and supper. Bathed Franklin and Mabel and dressed them. Edna and Franklin had company and Mabel of the Hutchenson children come to see them. They had a good time. Heard that Mildred is getting on very well. Do hope she may continue to improve.

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Tuesday, March 20, 1923

Tuesday, March 20, 1923

A clear cold day. Jim and Ben shucked a little corn. Then Ben went to Rob Hubbards to work on a house. Jim worked on something. I don't know what. Nellie got most of the dinner. I have not done much of anything all day. Thomson sent up here this evening for some butter. Henry and Edna went to Mr. George Emersons. This evening several of the school children went there. Tonight Franklin and Mabel and I are here in the room by ourselves. Jim and Nellie is here. Oh it is so different to what use to be.

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Wednesday, March 21, 1923

Wednesday, March 21, 1923

A good day. Ben is at Hubbards. Jim and John shucked some corn. The children went to school. Henry and Edna staid all night at George Emersons. Henry come by and changed clothes and got his lunch. I had a letter from Carrie this evening. They were well. Mabel has bin good today. Hattie Gilbert washed here today. The clothes got dry. Nellie got dinner. I cut some salit this evening for tomorrows dinner.

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Thursday, March 22, 1923

Thursday, March 22, 1923

A good day. Jim and John Ward shucked corn all day. Nellie washed a big washing of cloths and got dinner and churned. The children went to school. Henry went to Renan for coffee. Ben has not come home yet. Lizzie Bennett come. Gorden brought her. Edna and I got a letter from Mrs. Car today.

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Friday, March 23, 1923

Friday, March 23, 1923

A good morning. Rain this evening and thunder. Jim and John Ward finished shucking corn today. This evening Jim and Ben helped Norman Booker put some logs under his barn. Ben come from Role Hubbards. We all are glad that he come home. Lizzie Bennett and I went to George Blairs. Had a pleasent day. Earl Bennett come for his mother to go with him home. I come home early. It rained before I got home. Edna come from school sick. She may be taking the measles. I do hope she won't be sick much no matter what is the matter. The branch was up so we could not get water from the spring.

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Tuesday, March 27, 1923

Tuesday, March 27, 1923

A good day. Ben went to the island for Guano. John Ward went with him. They got home by dinner time. Jim worked cleaning up some land. This morning Jim went to Renan. He carried Mabel with him. Edna come home sick today. We think she has measles. Henry is complaining two. Nellie sewed on her some dresses today. I went to Johnson Reynolds this evening. Mildred Fergerson is able to sit up today. [?sla? B?] and [?enna] Anderson was there. Lizzie Bennett was there. She come home with me. I am glad to have her to stay what she will.

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Wednesday, March 28, 1923

Wednesday, March 28, 1923

A very windy day. Ben carried Lizzie to Dr. Owen this morning. Mrs Owen carried her to Gretna. Jim plowed while Ben was gone. Then Ben plowed the ballance of the day. Working three horses to the plow and it pulls them hard. Jim worked some on the garden. Cleaned out the spring. Raked around the spring yard and burned the trash. Henry and Edna has bin sick all day. They are broke out now and I hope they will soon be well again. Nell has waited on the children with some thing to try to eat and water to drink. She has cut out sewing but did not do much sewing today.

Last edit about 7 years ago by Nathani
Thursday, March 29, 1923

Thursday, March 29, 1923

A clear colde day. Ben plowed half the day. John Ward plowed some this evening. Ben went to Renan and Cedar Forest this evening. He got a plow from Mr. Dews. Jim plowed up the garden and planted some things. Lee Brumfield is here tonight. Henry and Edna are both sick. They are broke out with measles. I do hope they will be better soon. They both got a lettr from their school mates today. Nellie cut and made Mabel two dresses and bloomers today. I doged a bout as usual.

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Friday, March 30, 1923

Friday, March 30, 1923

A good day. Ben and Jim plowed some. They finished hauling up the corn. John Ward planted his garden. Nellie finished making the bayby two dresses and bloomers. I worked the button holes. Nellie washed all the evening. the post office in [Gretna?] come to see Nellie today. Henry and Edna has bin sick all day. Edna is some better tonight. Franklin has followed the men most of the day. Our phone has gone dead. Today we cant her over it so as to under stand any thing that is said. Ben went to Norman Bookers tonight to get them to phone Johnson Reynolds to come and fix it.

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Saturday, March 31, 1923

Saturday, March 31, 1923

A windy day. The ground was frozen this morning. They plowed some here today. Johnson come and fixed the phone. Edna is feeling fine a gain. Henry is not so well. Nellie finished Ednas dress today. She has made the baby two dresses and Edna one this week. I dont do any thing that counts but keep busy most of the time. John Ward and family went visiting this evening. I guess they got very colde. Mabel seemed to have a colde. I am so sorry for her to be sick. Ben worked in his garden some this evening. I do hope it may get warmer tonight. Guess the fruit is killed.

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Monday, April  2, 1923

Monday, April 2, 1923

A clear colde day. Ben and Jim worked all day. John Ward worked half the day. Then took holiday. Kate Harvey come to see us today. I was glad to see her. So glad she is able to walk that far. Jim got home last night and we did not hear Jim. Marvin brought him. I know he had a colde trip. I would of bin glad to see him and all the rest of them. I miss Nettie. Hendricks Baley has measles. Hope it wont hurt her much. Franklin is sick to night. We think he is taking measles. Edna and Franklin and Mabel did not eat supper.

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Tuesday, April  3, 1923

Tuesday, April 3, 1923

A good morning. Rain this evening. They plowed some today. Jim planted potatoes. Mollie Reynolds come to see us this evening. I was glad that she come. Johnson come for her. I was glad. Ben would of carried her but his car has no top. Franlkin is sick. Edna and Henry are getting on very well. I had a letter from Lottie Craddock. Was glad to here from her. Ben had a letter from Lelia Car. Mrs. Car is sick yet hope she may be well soon.

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Sunday, April  8, 1923

Sunday, April 8, 1923

A rainy morning. Ben got home at home at eleven oclock. The children was so glad. He brought a nice fish home. We enjoyed it. Franklin and Mabel are very sick. Think Franklin is better than he was last night. They are broke out badly with measles. Nellie have held Mabel nearly all day. I got dinner. We had a chicken for dinner. This evening Ben and Jim Henery Edna went to [Vaugns?] store. Bought some apples and corn flakes. No one came today

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Monday, April  9, 1923

Monday, April 9, 1923

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.

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Tuesday, April 10, 1923

Tuesday, April 10, 1923

A good day. There was a big frost this morning. The men folks plowed and cleaned up all day. Nellie and I has held Mabel in our laps most all day. She has bin as cross as could all day. Edna has bin at home today. Henry went to school. Franklin went to dinner and supper. Hope it wont hurt him. I talked with Grace Brumfield. She said that the most of the sick was feeling a better. I will be so glad when the measles is over. Ben is singing Daniel Tucker to Mabel. She wont go to sleep.

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Wednesday, April 11, 1923

Wednesday, April 11, 1923

A good day. The men plowed all day. Ben broke his plow handle. They had Mr Bookers horse. The children has staid at the dining room today. Mabel is as cross as she can be. Nellie and I dont do any thing more than what is oblige to be done. Spend the ballance of the time attending to Franklin and Maybel. John carried the clothes home this morning for Lettie[?] to wash. Ben planted his dalah roots to day. Edna went to school today. She is broke down to night. Nellie got a checm to day for her going to see then.

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Thursday, April 12, 1923

Thursday, April 12, 1923

A good warm day. The best that has bin this spring. The men plowed today. Nellie rehemed several of Ednas dresses and made hear a dress. Lelia sent the cloths home by John. I sent some quilts to be washed. Hattie come a gain this morning. Ben planted some canna roots today. Henry and Edna went to school. Heard today that Mr. Mayhews children is very sick measles. I am sorry for them. Franklin and Mabel played out of doors today. I hope it wont hurt them. Mabel is playing tonight.

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Sunday, April 15, 1923

Sunday, April 15, 1923

A cloudy day. We all staid at home until noon. Then Henry went to May Brumfields. He come home about sundown. Jim and Ben hunted crows nest. Foud three. Edna and Franklin and Mabel and I staid at the house. I wanted to get out but the weather is rough and colde. Lilia Ward come this morning and helped to clean up some. I got dinner by twelve oclock. Have some little chickens that need putting out but the weather is two bad. Bathed Franklin and Mabel. I told them that was the last of the measles if they dont take colde.

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Wednesday, April 18, 1923

Wednesday, April 18, 1923

A clear colde windy day. Ben and Jim worked on the fence some. Jim made a hotbed and worked in the garden some. John Ward draged the corn land. Ben got his gladolis bulbs. Jim got a letter from his son inlaw telling that Evylin was feeling better and that Nellie got to Silver Grove Sunday. The three children went to school. Mabel and I have a bad day. It was so colde that she could not stay out of doors and that was what whe wanted to do. I think now that I will enjoy warm weather. Edna has come to go to bed.

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Thursday, April 26, 1923

Thursday, April 26, 1923

A good day. Jim went to mill. He got back by 11 oclock. He work on the garden all evening manureing and planting. Ben plowed all morning. This evening John Ward and Ben went to the island for guano. They were late getting home. I have bin busy all day. Fixed Ednas sweater sleeves. Made them short enough. Mabel has bin good today. Played out doors most of the day. I have not seen any body to day except Lelia Ward. Edna helped milk tonight. We had or first mess of plant bed salit today.

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Friday, April 27, 1923

Friday, April 27, 1923

A good day but windy. Ben an Jim went to the island today. Ben went again this evening. Ben bough some straw hats to day. Mollie come to see me this evening. I was glad. Edna come by Reynols. Julia fit a dress on Edna. Franklin is complain to night. I dont know any to write. Edna got a litter from Nellie today. We ae all glad to hear from her.

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Sunday, April 29, 1923

Sunday, April 29, 1923

Sunday. A rainy morning. Ben worked on Henrys clown suit some. Henry and Edna went to Strait Stone to Sunday school but they did not have any school it rained so much. The children did not get wet much. This evening Johnson Reynols come and Lee and Grace Brumfield. I was glad to see them. I got dinner and supper. I cooked a chicken and baked pies. I bathed little Mabel and dressed her. Henry went to Johnsons to see Floid. He thinks they found a hawk nest. Preacher [Dabney?] was buried to day.

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