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1922

Thursday, March  2, 1922

Thursday, March 2, 1922

A very bad day. The ground was covered with snow & ice and it rained most of the morning. Ben & Jim could not work at any thing much. Jim kept a good fire at the dining room. Ben went to Renan late this evening. He went horse back. He carried Kate Harvey some quilting frames. Henry went to school. I cooked the break fast & churned and killed a chicken and d[r]essed it. Josie cooked the dinner and made ice cream. We all did enjoy it. Josie got a letter from Carrie. I got one from Effie Brumfield and three of their pictures.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Friday, March  3, 1922

Friday, March 3, 1922

A cloudy day most of the day. Some snow on the ground yet. Jim & Ben sawed some wood in the woods. Jim & Nellie and Josie caught some chickens to night. Ben went to Renan after a crate he wanted. He walked and toated it home.

Josie got dinner. She is not well and I see trouble a bout her. I am not doing much and it hurts me for her to have so much to do. Nellie wants to go home in the morning. I am afraid it will be raining. Hope not. The roads is so bad that they will have to go on a waggon if they go.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Ladybug1492
Monday, November 27, 1922

Monday, November 27, 1922

This morning it was snowing. The first snow of this winter. It has bin cloudy all day. Jim & Ben put some tobacco in the pit & helped Norman Booker get some down on the ground tier. This evening Ben carried Fannie home. I hope she wont stay long at home. Josie & her Grandma need her so bad. Ben heard from the turkeys. They solde well. Edna come home with the head ache & sore throat. I hope she will not be sick. Mabel cut off the dolles hair today.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, December 19, 1922

Tuesday, December 19, 1922

A clear colde day. Snowed a little last night. Jim has bin a round home most of the day. He put the pea hulls in sacks this morning. Ben & Fanny Power went to Gretna this morning and to Dunvill on the train. I got dinner. Nellie made beds & swept the floors. Josie has bin quiet most of the day. Mrs Car has stayed by her most of the day. Hattie Gilbert washed here today. The clothes did not get dry.

Ben & Fanny has come home. The children is so glad.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Memoranda (iii)

Memoranda (iii)

The first snow this year Jan the 14th 1922. One of the worst snows that I ever have seen fell today January the 27th 1922. Snow & hail & rain Feb the [?] Snowing this morning Feb the 7 Snowed today Feb the 9th Snowed Feb the 15th & 16th 1922 March the 4th the tree was covered with ice this morning.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart

1923

Tuesday, January 16, 1923

Tuesday, January 16, 1923

A colde windy day. Ben & Jim burned a plant bed today. Nellie & I got dinner. Mrs Carr staid up stairs most of the day. The children went to school. I got a letter from Effie. She writes that there is a lot of sicknesss at Blacks Burg. Hattie washed here today. We have had snow showers today. I have not heard from the sick around here today. Do hope they are better by now. I have mended some things to day. Among them was Edna's cloak. Edna & Mabel both went upstairs tonight with Mrs. Carr.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Nathani
Wednesday, January 24, 1923

Wednesday, January 24, 1923

Snowed last night and this morning. The land is covered with snow tonight but it is warmer now than yesterday. The men could not do much of anything to day. Ben went to Renan. Jim went to Mr. Bookers. There is some one sick at nearly every house. Earl Bennett was here today about fertilizer. Nellie got a letter from Evyline. She is sick and Nellie is so distressed she did not eat any supper. I am sorry for her but can't do any thing that would do any good. Henry and Edna went to school. Franklin and Mabel has had a good time today. I finished Carries quilt ready to quilt to night. I set a hen today.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Thursday, January 25, 1923

Thursday, January 25, 1923

A clear day. Snow melted all day. Ben painted some in his room. Jim made Nellie a table. Nellie got dinner. Mrs. Carr kept Mabel. I went to Johnson Reynols. He come for me and brought me home on his buggy. Mrs Cook and Kate Hubband & Kate Harvey and I was there for dinner. They had a good dinner. Jim thomson & Alec & some of the children were all sick. Dr. Owens baby childe is seriously sick. Jim Farthings has a new baby at his house. Kate Harvey combed my hair today.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Nathani
Monday, February  5, 1923

Monday, February 5, 1923

Snowed most of the day. The men folks did not work much. Ben varnished his furniture. Nellie done the cooking and sewed on my rugs. Finished them tonight. Dr. Willie B[rumfield?] was here today a little while. Kate Harvey they hope is some better. Irvin and Duepney(?) come this evening and got the cot for to put in Kate's room. I got a letter from Mrs. Carr this evening.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Nathani
Tuesday, February  6, 1923

Tuesday, February 6, 1923

A bad day. Snowed some today. Ben worked on picture frames. Jim made fires until dinner. Then he went to Renan and to Bookers. They think that Kate is better. Hope so. Any way there is more sickness than I ever knowed. Heard today that there was 22 persons on Mr. Less Bookers place sick.

Henry went to school. They had very few pupils. Nellie done most of the cooking. I sewed a little. I milked yesterday and today Edna helped me. She milked one cow. They baby has bin very cross yesterday and today. Nat Wooding did not come by here today.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Demo User
Wednesday, February  7, 1923

Wednesday, February 7, 1923

A good day as to weather. Plenty of snow on the groun. The children Henry and Edna went to school. Jim and Ben went to Renan. They walked. John come to see us tonight. I am glad that he came. Heard that Kate is getting on well they think. Jack Harvey is at home to see his mother. Nellie made the baby a dress today and done the cooking. Julia's children are sick and Jack Junior is sick. I do hope that the people will soon be well.

Last edit about 7 years ago by starrsum
Friday, December 14, 1923

Friday, December 14, 1923

The ground was covered with snow this morning. The first of real winter we have had. They stripped tobacco most of the day. A load of tobacco passed here this morning through the snow. They seemed to be making it fine. The children went to school. I think some of them has a colde from going in the snow. Henry got home last night some where a bout midnight. Said he eat supper at Aunt Caries. Said Reese fell and hurt his arms. I hope he may soon be well. Ben went to Mr. Allen's this evening. Will Allen and his wife moved to their selves to day.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Nathani
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