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We had a storm last night. It thundered and rained and the wind blowed very hard. Ben mended his fire place this morning then went to Renan. He helped Marvin strip tobacco this evening. To night he has gone to Strait Stone to the lodge.
I got breakfast this morning. Ben milked. Josie got dinner and washed dishes fed the chickens and calves. I have not tried to do anything out doors to day. Was afraid I might fall. I got a nice letter from Effie to day.
8 30 oclock
We both done as little as we could make out with Henry is some better off to night 8 oclock
Josie made the fire in the Stove this morning
Some one killed him over near Renan.
10 30 oclock
A good day. Clouds a round this evening but no rain here to do any good. Ben fired tobacco. We all tied tobacco this morning a while. Lizzie Bennett helped us. Josie come home and got dinner. She had corn and irish potatoes and fried apples. We all enjoyed the dinner. Doris Brumfield and Christine Reynolds come here a while this evening. Heard to day that Kate Reynolds and Clack Hubbard was married yesterday.
10 35 oclock
A good day. Some clouds a bout but no rain to stop work. Ben and Paul and Owen cut two barns of tobacco today. The children and I and Mrs Owen helped what we could. Josie washed this morning and ironed this evening.
9 30 oclock
Josie went to Mr Powers this evening. Henry Blair brought Mary and Bill from Long Island to Mrs Hendricks and Josie brought them here. Miss Alice Wooding and Mrs Winston come this evening. Carrie and the children come a few minutes.
9 30 oclock
I did not see them. I was at the bean patch.
9 30 oclock
I am so sorry for Ben tonight. It is raining so hard and he is at the barn.
Ben has gone to Strait Stone tonight to the Lodge.
This evening I went to see Mollie. She was washing her floors up stairs.
Marvin carried Kate home and I come with him back. I was glad of the ride.
Josie washed. I got dinner - then went after Franklin. He ran a way and went to Carrie's. He eat dinner up there. We all sat in my room tonight. The other fire place had some brick out so they would not make a fire in it.
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A good day. Ben & Jim and Owen hauled some feed for the cows then stripped tobacco until twelve after dinner. They tramped a plant bed. Ben mended his fire place then we all stripped tobacco. Josie got dinner and ironed. The children Henry and Edna went to school. Franklin come to the barn to tell us dinner was ready. Reese come this morning & brought me some little aprons to work the button holes in. Mr Mayhew come at twelve to get Ben to phone for the doctor for Mrs Mayhew. Tonight Ben and Josie has gone to a dance at Mrs Gravelys. To night a pedlar come and wanted to stay all night. Ben would not let him. I was sorry for him.
A good day. Jim fired tobacco all day. Quit at night. Has cured two houses of primings. Edwin staid here all day. Paul Bennett & Loney come a little while this morning. Paul got his hair cut this evening. Ben and family went to Jim Powers and Rob Hubards.
Edwin finished reading Philo Gubb to day & slept two hours.
I read some in the land mark & [?].
A good day. Ben carried Lady cow to Odie Kellies the went to Cedar Forest to see [?] Patrick. He let me go with him and fish. I caught several cat fish.
Willie Mayhew brought our tobacco to Gretna from Danville.
I got supper tonight after dark. The children had made a fire and brought water.
A very windy morning but a good evening. Jim & Nellie and Evylin Brumfield came last night a bout nine oclock. Ben & the girls come home this morning at half passed four We were all at home at dinner Today we had a nice turkey for dinner it was Josies turkey. And mince pie & cakes and custard
Ben & Evylin & Thelma & Mary and Charley & Virginia Harvey went to Jim Powers to a dance. Josie did not go on account of the little baby The baby has bin better today than she was yesterday Jim has gone to the store tonight.
Snowed a gain last night. This morning was very colde. Ben milked the cows for me and fed the calf. Jim and Ben stripped tobacco. Henry did not go to school. He made pathes a round to several places. I fed the chickens and brought some water. I have 18 little chickens for the hawk I am a fraid. We cooked dinner in the dining room by the fire place. Wood is scarce for the range.
All of the rest of them have gone to bed.
A good day. Cloudy this morning but no rain. Ben & Henry helped Marvin cut tobacco. Jim fired his all day and part of tonight. Josie gathered two baskets of tomatoes this morning and Jim brought them to the house. I helped peel them. Josie put up 24 quarts.
I went to Marvins this evening. Norman Booker sowed him a turnip patch in the garden this evening. I cant get use to the idie that Booker is going to come there. I most shurely hate to think that Marvin & Carrie is going to leave.
Josie staid at the barn while Ben carried Jim to Gretna. Ben brought Elsie East & Effie Brumfield home from Gretna. Oscar Brumfield carried his mother and Hugh and Aubra Brumfield and Ralph East to White Falls. We caught several fish. Jim Thomson was there with his car. He brought us part the way home and I was glad that he did.
A good day. Jim & Ben worked on their tobacco fireing it. Henry and I picked some beans and peas this morning. This evening Ben carried Henry and Edna and I to the river. He did not want to go but went.
Dodson Bailis come to see Ben to day.
Had a rain tonight.
A good day. We all staid at home until after twelve. Jim fired on his tobacco all day. This evening I went to Johnson Reynols. They had a house full of company. All their people. Posie & family, Clack & family and Jim Thomson & family and I. I think they enjoyed having them. They made ice cream and had cake. Rubin brought me home on Jim Thomsons car.
We had a good rain last night.
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 very disagreeable day. The men folks hauled wood. Jim made a fire & filled up the pot for me to wash. I was glad of the help that was.Josie got dinner. I washed some & killed a hen for dinner tomorrow. Josie churned for me this morning.
Henry has gone to Marvin's to play Rook,all the rest has gone to bed except Jim & I.
A cloudy and snowed untwelve. Colde and clear to night. Lee Brumfield & Hugh come eat dinner with us. Henry & Hugh went out. The dogs caught a possome. Hugh started home with it. Josie done the work a gain today. I set by the fire. Do hope I may be able to work soon.