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A colde snowy day. Has snowed nearly all day. We all set around the fire most of the day. I milked and churned and fed the chickens. Josie got dinner. She cooked some beans. The Edmons tried to have a dance to night. It is so bad I dont expect that they could get a crowd. Ben & Josie has gone down there. They walked. I feel uneasy about them and will until they come back.
Franklin has waked up and I will be glad when they get back.
10 30 oclock
A clear colde day. Ben moved the stove from the barn to the cabbin in the woods and cut wood fixin for a dance. Josie baked some cakes. I killed and cooked two chickens. Josie made sand witches and carried up there. Hellen and Virginia has bin here all day. Elsie and Bulah come in here. Elsie gave me some candy and Bulah gave oranges. Virginia gave me a box of candy.
I hope they may enjoy the dance. I had rather they had not had it but nothing else would not do. I am a fraid that there is so many there that they cant have a good time. I am so sleepy that I hardly can write.
11 30 oclock
A good day but it is snowing to night. Ben and Tom and Edmons helped Ben cut a set of barn logs to day. They both eat dinner with Ben. We were glad to have them here to night. Ben has gone to Jim Powers to a dance. Josie was sick this morning but is feeling some better tonight.
I got most of the dinner. I sewed some this evening and then went to Marvins. Josie sewed on her quilt this evening. Lee Brumfield passed here and stopped a while. He was hauling a load of wood for the teachers. They are going to try and keep house at Kate Harveys. I am sorry for the girls.
9 30 oclock
I went to Johnson Reynolds they were going to Jim Thompsons. I went with them. I had a pleasant day. Alice had a very nice dinner turkey and olde ham and every thing needful. There was crowd eat dinner all kindfolks. Ben and Fanny Power has gone to Lee Brumfields to night. Guess they will dance.
Ben worked on Owens house all day. Josie sewed some. I got dinner. Boiled hogs feet. This evening Franklin fell out of the window. It hurt him very bad not to brake any bones. There is a dance at Dick Woodings to night. Ben & Josie and Virginia and Irvin Harvey has all gone down there. 9 oclock
A clear day.
Josie started to Danville while I was there.
Jim and Ben & Josie are playing cards tonight. I think they had better go to bed.
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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.
Josie made some mince meat.
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.
A beautiful day for January. We was all at home for dinner. Henry traded his wheel for type writer. He is carried a way with it. Ben and Josie went to Strait Stone late this evening. While they were gone Charles Harvey and Miss Virginia Moses come. They wanted the records for the phonogarapth. They was on their way to Lee Brumfield. Guess they will dance there tonight.
I ironed some today.
Ben or Josie one are typewriteing now.
A good day. Jim went home. Marvin went to Gretna. Jim went with him that far. Ben helped Owen strip tobacco a while. Ben & Josie and the little children went to the school house. The car stuck in the mud as they came back home.
Tonight Marvin & Ben went to the farmers meeting to night. Josie got dinner & supper. Lees folks are having a dance. Oscar has bin hunting some one to make musick. Mr Owen would not go. His baby is sick. Mrs Edmon is sick. Marvin went to see her this evening. I have not bin well today.
I have 5 little chickens. Hope I can rais them.
A beautiful day. Ben helped Mr Owen strip tobacco. Henry brought water and Josie and washed some. Josie fixed dinner. Henry went to Mount Airy. He rode Prince. The roads is so bad that a car hardly can go. I do hope that they soon will be better.
I have not heard from Mr. Edmons today. Hope she is better. Josie is having a time batheing the children tonight.
A good day. Jim & Ben finished getting up their corn, cleaned out the stables, and put leaves in them. To night Ben has gone to a dance at John Hutcherson's vacant house. Josie washed again this morning. The children went to school. I sewed on my quilt this evening. 9 oclock
A good day. Ben went to Renan this morning. Went to John Hutcherson this evening. Bought some oil. Tonight he has gone to Will Mayhews to a dance. The children went to school. Franklin is sick. Josie got dinner. Tonight she is ironing. I sewed on a quilt some.
Ben turned two possomes loose.
A beautiful day. Ben & Owen made a crate for Mr. Owens calf. This evening Ben went to the saw mill. Josie washed a big washing. I staid with the children. I have helped some to day. They are haveing a dance at Mr. Edmons to night. Ben & Josie was invited but did not go. The baby has a bad colde. Is very cross. I had a letter from Julia Fergerson this evening. I am always glad to hear from any of the folks off.
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.