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Mrs Edmons come this morning and staid a few hours.
A good day. Ben went to Stevin Davis s to day and got a sack of ferterlizer. Finished Pauls tobacco land. He plowed in the garden and planted corn in the bottom. Josie and I planted pea nuts. I planted some Irish potatoes. Josie got dinner. Alma Bennett made Edna a dress this evening.
10 15 oclock
A good day.
A good day. Ben stacked his oats to day and finished plowing corn for him self and Owen. Plowed some in the garden. Josie ironed and got dinner most all of it. I got a new dress. Alma Bennett sent it this evening by mail.
I went to Carries a while and then to Posie Reynolds. I carried Mrs Rice a bonnett that Alma Bennett made the bonnett. Carrie Smith furnished the material and gave it to Mrs Rice. Posie and his mother was gone to Chatham.
We are having some rain to night and need it two.
A good day. Clouds a bout this evening but no rain here. Paul suckered tobacco all day. Ben suckered four rows this morning and then went to Chatham. I went with him. We staid longer than Ben thought he would have to stay. We eat dinner at Mrs Woodings. She had a good plain dinner.
9 o clock
The men will stay at the barn to night.
Josie helped to load the waggon.
I got most of the dinner.
Julia Fergerson come a bout sundown. She got some snaps and butter. I got Paul to carry her home. Lizzie and Alma and Earl Bennett come down to Johnsons to night. Paul and Mary Brumfield and I went up there to night.
Josie helped to load the waggon. I got most of the dinner. We looked for [ink stain] Mollie and Julia all the evening. They did not come. Julia come a bout sundown. She got a few snaps and some butter. Paul carried her home. To night Lizzie + Alma and Earl come to Johnsons. Paul carried Mary and I up there. We staid until ten oclock have just got home.
9 15 oclock
Cloudy today and some rain. Ben got up part of his pea hay and part got wet. We got dinner when we got breakfast thought we would strip tobacco. It was so dry that we could not handle it. Josie sewed some.
I dug some potatoes.
9 30 oclock
Josie come home to get dinner. She fried chicken and baked cocoanut pies. A bout twelve Gordon and Alma and Ola and Frances Bennett come for dinner. After dinner Bruce Reynolds and his mother come a few minutes. I was glad to see them all. Ben sowed wheat most of the day. This evening Nat Wooding phoned for Ben to come to Reynolds mail box and help him work on his car. Ben went. They could not fix it. They brought it here. Sidney Reynolds come after Nat and carried him home.
Paul finished sowing wheat. Mollie gave me a nice box of candy a birth day present. Marvin Smith paid our taxes this evening. Paul and Ben has bin at the barn to night hangin and putting tobacco in the pit.
A beautiful day. There was a killing frost last night. We all staid at home until after twelve. Ben and Josie and Edna and Franklin and Paul went to Mr Powers. Henry and I went to Marvins. All at home a gain to night. Ben and Owen and Paul want to start to Gretna in the morning at three oclock.
A cold windy day. Ben went to Glenland this morning to the meeting of the School Board. This evening he worked on Owens house. Jim Brumfield helped him today on the house. Josie and Virginia made some candy today. They got dinner. I worked some button holes in Hazel Smith's dresses and mended some things. Late this evening Edna and I went to Carries.
Virginia is here tonight.
10 oclock and the wind is blowing hard and it is very cold.
I had a card from Alma Bennett this evening.
Ben & Jim and Josie are playing cards tonight. All of the children are asleep I think I will go to bed soon. Today has bin warm for the time of the year. Now the wind has commenced to blow I think it will get colde by morning.
A good day. The men hauled in the pea hay this mornin and hauled manure this evening. Commenced to use the spreader this evening. Josie helped to get dinner to day and has got the dinner for ten days she says. I went to Mr Owens and dressed the baby.
I was glad of the trip.
Kate come this evening. Ben & Jim went with her home.
A clear morning. A hard rain this evening. The branch was all out of the banks a gain. Jim & Nellie started to the Island. They had got as far as Arch Moons when the rain began to fall. When [it] quit so that they could, they come back home.
Jim brought the olde hog this evening.
A rainy morning and it is raining to night. Did not rain all day but the most of it.
Josie got early supper. Jim did not get any dinner today.
Rain a gain to day. Old as I am I don't think I ever saw such a time. Jim & Marvin an Paul Bennett all started to Chatham this morning. We have not heard a word from them yet. Carrie & the children staid here all day and they are here tonight. Jack Harvey come to see us today. He is lookin well. Heard to day that Mrs Hutcherson had come home. Hope she may get well.
A good day. Ben & Jim suckered tobacco this morning. This evening Ben went to Gretna to meet John & his children. They are all here to night. Mary Brumfield went to Lee Brumfield this morning. Walked all the way up there. Oscar & Hellen come with her back home. They would not come in and have supper with us. Josie staid at home & got dinner. I went to Johnson Reynolds to spend the day. I eat dinner there. Mollie had a good dinner. Reubin brough me home as soon as I heard that John was comeing. Marvin & Carrie went to meeting this morning. Carrie & the children was here this evening. Alma Bennett is at Lees to night. Jim brought home some cucumbers & tomatoes from the tobacco ground this evening.
Mrs. Owen went to see her brother to day.
This evening I went to the corn field to see if there was any snaps. I could not get any. I think all concidered they have got the sorriest crop I ever saw. I know they worke and tried but it is drowned.
A good day. Did not see Alma today. Effie had company to day, a Mrs Lavender. She had a nice dinner. Served it in three courses. William had a head ache last night and was sick this morning. Could not go to school. He was better this evening. William, Cordie, and I went to Windensburg [?] Pond. We saw the prettiest flowers over there. Great beds of cannas in bloom. We walked over there and come back on the street car.
We went to the Confederate Musieum. Saw lots of things that I never expected to see.
A good day. We are at Wills yet. Guess they wonde what happened that we did not come home.
Wills children had company this evening. Miss Wood & Miss Thomas, Mr Haynes, Will and Julia Brumfield and Emily & I went walkin this evening. It was so dark that I could not see much. Cordie & Thelma went to see Alma Bennett tonight. Willie Brumfield & Jack Harvey left tonight, one for Bluefield & one for Ashland, N C to a doctors meeting. Effie is washing dishes now.
A rainy day. We are still at Richmond. They expected to have a parade here to day but it rained so they did not have it. There is all sorts of side showes and merry go rounds in the city. We that is Effie Brumfield and all of her children, Cordie Blair & I went to the city.
We went to see Alma Bennett. She is in the best of spirits. They have taken off the cast that they had on her leg. She has a room mate that has a baby. Alma says that she likes her fine. Willie & Jack are away yet.
A good day. I am at Bennetts to day. Lony & Earl are replanting tobacco. Alma is working on a dress for Bessie Shelhorse. Lizzie had English peas for dinner the firs that I have seen this year. Gordon come this morning and brough his baby. Lizzie & Alma kept it until twelve oclock. Well I do wish I could know how they are getting on at home. I do hope that Mabel is better off by now.