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A good day. Ben helped to dig Chesley Edmons grave to day. Josie has bin sick most of the day. She has the head ache to night very bad. Ben and Jim Emerson come here for dinner. I had not fixed any thought Ben would be at Mr Edmons for dinner. We soon got them a snack. Am all ways glad to see Mr Jim. Mrs Jessie and Mrs George Hutcherson stoped in here a while this evening. Murptist Harvey commenced on Marvins frame for his pit to day. Hope he will soon finish it. Ben has gone to Strait Stone to night. 8 oclock Little Edna Jenings was buried to day.
A colde cloudy day. The boys rambled a round some. I got dinner this evening. I went to Marvins. Kate and Irvin Harvey come there a little while. Marvin went to Mrs Carsons burial. Came home while I was there. Josie staid with the children all day. Stewart Owen is sick. There is a lot of sickness a bout now. 9 oclock
A good day. Some clouds but no rain here. Jim & Ben worked on tobacco until dinner then they & Josie and three of the children went to Mr Bill Tuckers burial and then to Chatham. I do hope they got there ok. I got supper. Reese & Henry and I eat. I milked. The boys fed the horses & hogs. Now we are ready to go to bed. Reese and Henry will sleep in my room. 8 30
A good day. Rain tonight. The men cut a caneing of tobacco for Mr Owens and commenced to pull one for Jim. Owen went to the mill. Got two barrel of flour. Betty Haley washed here to day. Mrs Berger was buried today. Marvin and Carrie went to the buriel. Roy staid here. Maggie Bar[?] and 4 of the children come this evening. Ben carried them home. I was glad for him to take them.
19th A good day. Ben went to Gretna for a casket for Roy Mayhew. He died from a burn. He was buried at his grandpas burial ground. We were all at the burial. I got dinner. Ben and Josie went to see Martha Miller. She a greed to come here and stay a while. Henry went with Marvin and Reese & Hugh hunting. Did not catch anything.
A good day. Ben & family went to Jim Powers. Ben carried 4 dogs. Mr Power was bird huntting. Ben hunted rabbits. I think they all had a good day. Power was going to have a dance to night. Mrs Allen was buried this evening. Carrie went to work today. I staid here by my self all day. I was busy all the morning. They say that the roads is in a bad fix. You cant hardly get every where.
A cloudy day & some rain. Raining tonight. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco. The children went to school.Ednacome home with the head ache. I hope she will be well in the morning. Mabel has as well as we could expect today. I have mended some thing today. Josie sewed on her quilt what Mabel would let her. Josie got two letters today. One from Carrie one from Ella. All of their people were well. We heard today that Miss Anna Wilborn died this morning. Will be buried tomorrow at Strait Stone.
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 good day. The boys finished getting up hay and oats and commence plowing tobacco. Mrs. Trent and I got dinner. Josie had bin feeling better today. Grace Brumsfield & Lottie Kellie come to see Josie today. Grace brought some apples. Hattie Gilbert washed here today. I am glad to get her to wash. Henry got very mad today because we tied the dog. Mrs. [Eldens?] little baby was buried this morning. Nellie B came this evening. We are glad to have her. My cow is bad off in some way. I don't know what to do for her.
A good day. The men [?] tobacco. Miss Sally [?]. Nellie picked and caned some berries. I got dinner. Mrs. [?] was sick. She is better tonight. This evening [?] Blair come to see Aunt Effie. [?] & Kate come to see Josie. Mrs. Bates & Mrs. White & three children come to see Effie. Got a [phone?] message this evening that my brother Letcher dies this morning at 8 oclock. I am very sorry to hear of his [deth?] He will be missed by his children. I want to go to the burial if any one will take me.
A good day. The boys topped tobacco all morning. Jim went to Chatham this evening. Ben carried him to Gretna I went as far as Coleman Mayhews. Mathew Mayhew buried this evening. Mr Barber preached his funeral. There was a big crowd at the burial. I did not go to the grave. Carrie and Marvin and four of the children come and I come with them home. They eat supper with us. Mrs Trent went home this evening. I was very sorry to see her go. Grace sent me some apples by Ben. I was glad of them.
A good day. The boys worked on their tobacco all day. Nellie has bin very busy today. she got dinner & churned gathered some grapes to make jellie. I went to Miss Willie Woodings burial. There was a big crowd at the burial. I went with Mr Booer[sic] & family. It was kind of him to take me. Mrs Car has him up all day or nearly so. This evening I cut some grass in the garden and gathered a few snaps for dinner tomorrow. Hattie washed here today. The children and I got the clothes in tonight.
A beautiful day. We were all at home for dinner. Jim & Ben helped dig Mrs Hutchersons grave. Marvin & Carrie & all the children come a little while today. Marvin & Carrie and Reese went to the burial. I did see a lot of people that I knew. I was glad to seem all. Would like to go to Johnsons while the children are at home but guess I cant go. Mrs Car got a nice box from Fletcher. Ethel [W...?] gave me a nice box this evening. Wish I could see all of my folks this Xmas. Guess I cant see many of them.
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.
A good day. The boys watered the plant beds. Then got up some hay. Ben went to Strait Stone this morning for things to cook with mostly. This evening he carried the three smallest children and I to Cedar Forest. I fished in the pond. Caught a few little fish. Ben and the children went to Jim Powers. Miss Mollie Moon was buried today. I met Mrs Anderson and we talked a while. I thought she looked so pretty. He clothes was so becoming to her We stopped at Mrs Hendricks a few minutes. Got home ok.
A windy day. Very hard on the crop. Mr. Booker planted tobacco but it can't live long unless it rains. I got peas to day and cooked beans. It is a hard time a bout something good to cook. I want to be thankful that we are doing as well as we are. Kate Harvey and Pearl Wiggenton come a little while. Pearl brought Mabel a nice dress. Mrs. Car sent Edna a nice dress. I am glad that they have got them. John Ward went to Level Run to a burial. Mabel slept a good nap in the [s?ing] and have bein good ever since. Went to sleep.
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.
A beautiful day. The men cut wood in the woods and Ben hauled. They put some tobacco in the pit. The children went to school. I got a card announcing the birth of Virginia Thomson's baby. I have bin very busy today. I boiled meat and made scrapple. I brought some water, cleaned out the range, buried my pech seed. I could not get any way to plant them like I wanted to. Hope I may live and plant them. I want them to do some body some good. They were fine peaches. They come from Marvin's.