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1923

Friday, August 10, 1923

Friday, August 10, 1923

A good day. Very hot. The men suckered tobacco all day. I got dinner started and then went to the garden and gathered tomatoes. Lee and Hildna come a while this morning. They said they were going to preaching at Edge Hill. They had all day preaching and dinner on the ground. Nellie sewed some today. Edna and Franklin went to Mr. George Emersons this evening to play with the Emmerson girls. We are getting plenty of tomatoes now and all other vegetables but no fruit.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Tuesday, August 14, 1923

Tuesday, August 14, 1923

A good day. The men worked on the barns and hauled two loads of lumber from the mill. Nellie and I got dinner. I went to Reynolds. Floid brough me home. He drove nice and steady. I brought some beautiful flowers home with me. Mabel was sick tonight but is better now. Hope she will soon be well a gain. I miss Edna so much. Do hope that she be [stay?] well.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Wednesday, August 15, 1923

Wednesday, August 15, 1923

A good day. Ben helped Mr. Booker work on his barn. The rest of them suckered tobacco. Isla Blair come over here a few minutes this morning. I was glad to see her. Heard today that Buck Mills was hurt yesterday by a car running over him. I hope he may soon be out a gain. Ray Booker come to see Franklin this evening. Mabel and Franklin has bad colds. Have not heard form Edna yet. Nellie heard from Evelyn today. Lelia Ward washed for us today. Nellie gathered some grapes to make jellie today.

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Friday, August 17, 1923

Friday, August 17, 1923

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.

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Monday, August 20, 1923

Monday, August 20, 1923

A beautiful day. Jim and Henry and John Ward suckered tobacco. Ben has bin sick all day. He was taken sick in the night last night and has bin sick all day. He is some better now. Claud Fitz and family come here today. Norman Booker went to Gretna for the them. He brought Edna home from Marvin Smiths. Nellie went with him for them. They have a nice baby. We have a lot of water mellons now and see that every one enjoys then.

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Saturday, September  8, 1923

Saturday, September 8, 1923

A good day. No rain. Jim fired on his tobacco all day. Ben cut on his. He filled the barn and started fires under the tobacco. Lelia and I finished suckering Bens tobacco. I got the most of the dinner. Nellie dug some sweet potatoes this evening and gathered some peas. Edna worked in the field all day of her own chois. No body ask her to. Mabel has bin very good. Evylin made some candy. It was very good. Amont them they eat it be for supper and wanted more. Jim and Ben will stay at the barns tonight. I am sorry for them.

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Sunday, September  9, 1923

Sunday, September 9, 1923

A beautiful day. Jim and Ben both staid at the barns all day. Nellie and I got dinner. Henry went with Joe Edmons to Cedar Forest. I went to George Blairs. Otho and Sallie was there. They [sic] Denia and Isla and Cordie and Sallie and I went to Earl Bennet. Otho drove the car for us. Mrs Anderson and Jennie come over there. I was glad to be with them. Earl was cureing tobacco for the first time on Sunday. I cant think it so much harm as somethings that they do. Edna and Mabel and Franklin come to Georges but there was no one at home. Otho brought me home.

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Monday, September 10, 1923

Monday, September 10, 1923

A good day. Ben staid at the barn all day and will stay a part of night. All of the rest helped Norman cut tobacco. Nellie walked to the store this morning. I got dinner and churned. This evening I went to the tobacco patch. Lelia come two. We caught a lot of worms. I gathered some peas and went to Mrs Bookers. Mrs Kellie and Mrs Blain and Mrs Allen and two Miss Blains was there. I was glad to see them all. Ruth cut two mellons for us. They were fine. Edna and Franklin and Mabel went to the barnes this evening and staid all evening. Some one sold Willie Mayhew meat last night.

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Tuesday, September 11, 1923

Tuesday, September 11, 1923

A good day. No rain today. The men moved some tobacco and cut some. They finished curing some tonight Edna and Franklin went to store and then helped me worm tobacco a little while. Edna held sticks some today. She is two little to do that but they needed her so bad and she wanted to go. Nellie got dinner for me while I wormed tobacco. People are so busy that there is not much passing so I dont know any thing to write. Little Elaine has bin cross to day.

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Friday, September 14, 1923

Friday, September 14, 1923

A good day. The men cut tobacco all day today. Edna is helping Nellie got [sic] dinner . I went to the field this morning. Nellie washed this evening. Denia and Cordie come this evening. Cordie brought me some flowers. Dalias. they are beautiful. I did look for Lizzie today. She did not come. Ben went to Mr Mayhews. He wanted to get a barn. He could not get it.

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Saturday, September 15, 1923

Saturday, September 15, 1923

A cloudy and some rain[sic]. Very cool tonight. Ben cut some tobacco. Filled up the barn. Jim fired his all day. Nellie washied some. This evening she dried her clothes and ironed some. I got dinner. Mr. Booker was here for dinner. He helped them about the tobacco. Edna has bin complaining some today. Henry went to the store this evening. He walked over there. I had hoped to go fishing this evening but I could not go it is so colde. I did not want to go if I had the chance. Heard today that Mr. Walter Car is sick. Jim will stay with his barn to night.

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Sunday, September 16, 1923

Sunday, September 16, 1923

A good day. Jim staid at the barn all day and kept up the fire. Ben carried all the children to Strait Stone to preaching. Lawson and [Lora?] Emerson come with them home. They are nice children. We are glad for them to come here. Ben has bin at worke on his tobacco all the evening. He is yellowing his tobacco. Some thing killed a chicken here last night. We think it was a possome. Hope some on will soon catch it. I went to Mr. Bookers and gathered some snaps and picked some peas. Edna and Lora Emerson went to the school house this evening.

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Monday, September 17, 1923

Monday, September 17, 1923

A good day. Ben was at the barn until twelve today. Jim staid this evening. Ben carried Edna and Franklin and Mabel and I to White Falls. I caught a few fish. Ben and the children went sloe hunting. They found a bout a half gallon. We had a good evening. I sliped on a rock and got my clothes wet. Did not hurt me much. Nellie ironed some for Evylin this evening. Evylin went to the barn and carried the baby. I got supper. Nellie milked.

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Thursday, September 20, 1923

Thursday, September 20, 1923

A good day. The men moved some tobacco this morning. This evening Ben made some boards. Jim went to the saw mill. Evylin went to Gretna. Nellie lost all the milk tonight. The bucket handle come out. Edna went to Mr. Bookers and got milk for the baby. I went to George Blains to the missionary meeting. There wa[sic] several of the neighbors there. I was glad to see them. I don't belonge with them. Several of them were my grand children. I did enjoy my self fine. Mrs. Edmons brought me home. I was glad.

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Saturday, September 29, 1923

Saturday, September 29, 1923

A good day. Jim and Henry and John Ward cut corn. Ben helped Lee with his books. Henry has gone up there tonight. Evelin and Edna washed the dishes tonight. Nellie did not come home today. There was an ice cream party at Edge Hill this evening. I worked on the turnip patch some a gain this evening. I sowed some seed on it. Hope to live to see what it will make. I gathered some butter beans this evening. They are getting a few and far between. The children and I got potatoe vines for the cows tonight.

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Sunday, September 30, 1923

Sunday, September 30, 1923

A good day. Ben staid at Lees all day. Henry went up there last night. Edna and Franklin went up there this evening. They went with Reese and Paul Smith. They brought Nellie from Gretna home. Mr. [Sprat?] and his wife and wife's sister come to see Evylin this evening. I went to see Mollie this evening. They had come from Piney Grove. They had not eat dinner. Posey and family and Clack and family was there. Mollie had a good dinner. Snaps and beef and chicken pies and cake. One of the best that I ever did taste. Posie brought me home on his Red Bird car. It did ride fine.

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Saturday, October  6, 1923

Saturday, October 6, 1923

A good day. Ben plowed until twelve. Jim plowed all day. Ben carried Evylin to Gretna this evening. I went with them. I did not buy much. Money is [true?] scarce. I saw Carrie and Mrs McLaut[ghl?]in and several others that I was glad to see. Nellie has the care of Evylins baby tonight. Evylin will take the train for Lynchburg in the morning. She will stay at Lenias tonight. I washed a little this morning. Washed the schoolhouse curtains. Edna brought them in tonight. I brought two pounds of cheese this evening.

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Wednesday, October 24, 1923

Wednesday, October 24, 1923

A colde day for Oct. There will be a freeze by morning I am a fraid. Thomas Brumfield went from here this morning on the waggon. The school children went with him. Jim and Ben has stripped some tobacco. They are tying tonight. I have cooked enought for them to eat and made Franklin two shirts. I am glad that they are made. Mabel has complained of the tooth ache today. I have finished mending Franklins coat and Edna sweater. I got a letter from Nellie today. Was glad to her from her and the baby.

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Thursday, October 25, 1923

Thursday, October 25, 1923

A good day. The children went to school. Jo Edmons[?] brought Edna and Franklin home on his car. Kate Harvey is here tonight. I am glad that she come. The men folks has worked on their tobacco all day and til bed time tonight. Lelia Ward brought me a piece of beef today. We certainly did enjoy it. I made Mabel an apron today. She has bin as sweet as could [sic] most of the time today. She has a very bad colde. Henry brought a rooster from Kates last evening. I am glad of him.

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Friday, October 26, 1923

Friday, October 26, 1923

A beautiful day. The men worked on tobacco all day and are tying tonight. Henry has started to Straight Stone tonight on a car his first trip by him self. I hope that nothing may happen to him. Kate Harvey went from here this morning. I am so glad that she come to spend the night with us. I picked up all of the walnuts today. The men and the children Edna and Franklin put them in the buggy house up stairs. Henry come by the store tonight. He got a piece of meat and matches.

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Friday, November  2, 1923

Friday, November 2, 1923

A cloudy colde day. Ben went for Thomas Brumfield. He painted the roof of the house. Ben helped him some. Ben carried Thomas to Gretna this evening. We paid 12 1/2 dollars to get the house roof painted. Jim graded tobacco. John Ward tied. He brough [sic] several gaskets full of potatoes to the house and put them up. I got dinner and played with Mabel the most of the evening. Edna is at home. I was glad to see her back. Jim and Ben has colds and coughs. I hope they may be well soon.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Nathani
Saturday, November  3, 1923

Saturday, November 3, 1923

Ednas birth day [written at the top of the page] A cloudy morning. Clear this evening. Jim stripped tobacco all day. John Ward tied. Kates Harveys sale was today. Ben went to the sale. Things sold low. Effie Brumfield carried her mother to Levelrun store and Hugh and I to Mr. Worshams pond. I did not catch a fish. Effie and Hugh caught five. We stoped at Level Run store. Effie and Hugh patched a tire. The children staid at the barn all the evening. Ben and Henry has gone a hunting tonight.

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Wednesday, November  7, 1923

Wednesday, November 7, 1923

A cloudy windy day. The men stripped tobacco most of the day. Ben carried Mr. Elders calf home this morning. He got to the corn and eat all that he could. Hope it won't hurt him. The children went to school. Edna and Franklin come home complaining of tooth ache and head ache. I hope they may be better by morning. Mabel has a bad cough. Ben has gone to the school house to night to a meeting of the committee. They want to make some way to pay for the school house. I hope that they may. I made Mabel a dress today.

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Monday, November 12, 1923

Monday, November 12, 1923

A cloudy day. Rain tonight. The men stripped tobacco all day. Would of loaded the wagon if it had bin a good evening. Mildred Power went with Edna to school. Elizabeth stayed with Mabel. I was glad that she did stay. I cooked beef and cabbage for dinner. Lawson Power come for the children at dark tonight. He eat supper with us. I hope they got home ok. We will miss them. Hope that they my may come a gain when the weather is warm so that Maybel [sic] can go where she pleases. The children here are at the dining room playing rook.

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Monday, November 19, 1923

Monday, November 19, 1923

A good day. The men worked on tobacco all day. Ben went to Altavista and carried some tobacco. It solde low. He was not pleased with the sales. Thomas Callans died this morning from a lick that Will Dickerson hit him. I am very sorry that it happened. This evening after Henry come home from school all the children and I went to Strait Stone dealing. I could not get any land. Little Avis Emerson is staying with Edna to night. Ben has gone to Mayhews tonight. We are bringing all the water from the spring up in the field.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Nathani
Tuesday, November 20, 1923

Tuesday, November 20, 1923

A good day. Jim and Ben stripped tobacco. Finished a cureing and loaded the car ready to start to Gretna in the morning. Thomas Callans was buried today. The children went to school. Edna went to Mr. George Emersons tonight. I think the Emerson girls are fine. Hattie Gilbert stoped here a few minutes today. She looks badly. I hope she may get well soon. Mabel is bad off with colde. I let her get out two much yesterday. I think Mr. Mayhew and the girls has come to play carrums[?]. I guess Ben and Henry are glad.

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Wednesday, November 21, 1923

Wednesday, November 21, 1923

A good day. We got up early this morning. Ben had gone to Gretna . I was surprised as I had not heard any thing about his starting up so early. Jim and John stripped tobacco all day. Ben come home by eleven oclock. Heard today that Bruce Reynols wife has a son. The Emerson children has a lot of school children with them tonight. Two of the Worsham children one Milam one Brumfield. Henry and Jo Edmons has gone down there to night. Jim sent off an ax helve today. I sent some goods to make Edna[she stopped in midsentence]

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Wednesday, December  5, 1923

Wednesday, December 5, 1923

A very bad day. Rained all last night and most of to day. Edna and Franklin staid at home. Henry went to school. Jim and Ben stripped tobacco. They want to kill hogs but can't. The weather is so bad. I killed a chicken for dinner. I wrote two letters. Got no litters today. Don't know any thing to write this time.

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Saturday, December  8, 1923

Saturday, December 8, 1923

A beautiful day. Warm for December. We have worked on the cleaning up after hog killing. Lelia ward and I cut up the lard and sausage. I dried up the lard. Ben and Jim ground the sausage. I seasoned it. Ben made little bags and Edna and Ben filled the sacks. Ben washed off the table and washed the dished[?]. Henry and Franklin went to the mill at Cedar Forest. Got some corn meal. John Ward washed the chidlins and cleaned the faces and feet and that was a great help. Ben helped me get supper. I was glad.

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Sunday, December 16, 1923

Sunday, December 16, 1923

A good day. Ben fixed heater in the dineing room. Henry went to Lee Brumfield's a little while tonight. He said he was going to Strait Stone. Edna and Mabel has the chicken pox. The baby has bin cross all day. I have bin most sick all day. Lelia come and washed dishes this morning. I made out to get dinner. Mr. Sam Owen come here this evening. Wanted Ben to go and see if he could do any thing for his car. Ben has not come back yet. Hope he can fix the car so he can run it. We miss Jim very much.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Nathani
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