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1922

Saturday, April  8, 1922

Saturday, April 8, 1922

A good day. Ben went to the Island to Pat Woodings for two pigs for Kate Harvey. He come home by eleven oclock. Jim & Henry shucked corn. They finished shucking & hauled it to the corn house. It was dark when they come with the last of it. Ben has gone to Strait Stone tonight. Josie and I got dinner. We had fresh fish for breakfast & dinner. Josie baked pies for dinner tomorrow. I killed a hen. We hope that Marvin's folks will come. I am a fraid it will be raining.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, April 11, 1922

Tuesday, April 11, 1922

A very windy day and some rain. Lee and Oscar come and got two loads of corn stalks this morning. Ben finished plowing in the orchard today. Jim made a hot bed to day and worked in the garden half the day. The children went to school. Mabel has a bad colde and is so cross that we cant hardly stand her. Josie has sewed some today. I fixed some on my chicken coops and sewed on my quilt a little. I have wrote Carrie a letter to night. Now it is time that we was in bed.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, April 25, 1922

Tuesday, April 25, 1922

A cool day some frost this morning Tim has plowed some. Ben has tried to work this evening. Him & Josie are some better of their cough. I do hope that they all may get well soon. Henry is not well tonight. I do hope that they all will soon be well. Edna and Franklin went to the store today for beef & salmon. Henry come by from school and got coffee & corn flakes. I wrote two letters and got one today.

I put out fifteen little chickens this evening. Franklin got out some nails that was in old paleings to build a coop to put the hen & chickens in.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, May  1, 1922

Monday, May 1, 1922

A good day. Jim worked the Garden this morning Ben planted some mellons then went to the School House to Speakin [crossed out] Speaking. Ben eat Dinner at Johnsons to day was [Rauly?] Birth day he eat Dinner at Home he was 22 years olde today. Josie was Sick last night. She got up and got Breakfast. I have bin up all day but did as little as I could. heard today that Marvin is sick hope he may Soon be well I want to See them all so bad. The Boys [commenced?] to plant corn this evening. I hope the Weather will stay good a while.

Last edit about 7 years ago by Lydia B
Tuesday, May  2, 1922

Tuesday, May 2, 1922

A good day. the Boys planted corn all day. Irvin Hervey was here today. he eat Dinner here. he come [fo?] Seed corn. Denia come to see us today I was glad to see her. I got a letter from Carrie today. Marvin [wry?] out trying to work. Josie [ironed?] and starched today will have a big ironing to morrow. I got Dinner went to the plant seed for [salit?]. Henry & Edna went to School then Henry & Franklin went to the store got home at dark. Henry brought a jug of [ail?] I was glad he got it.

Last edit about 7 years ago by Lydia B
Tuesday, May 30, 1922

Tuesday, May 30, 1922

A good day. Jim plowed corn all day. Ben & Josie & Mrs Car come home this evening I was glad to have them at home but so sorry that the Dr could not help her in some way The [?] school closed today. I am glad to have the children at home a while. This evening Mrs. Booker come a while. Mrs Edmons stoped a few minutes Jim & [Lizzie?] and [Loraine?] and Frances & Shirley & [Cary?] Jefferson come by from the Red House. I was glad to see them. I dropped some ink an made a mess of it.

Last edit over 6 years ago by kleind
Monday, June  5, 1922

Monday, June 5, 1922

A good day Jim & Ben plowed corn. [Mr.?] Trent is here as help. [Mark? & Floyd] come for cherries virginia come for cherries. Billie Brumfield & Pete White come on a visit Mrs. Lews and [Denia Bluin] & Mrs. [Mamie] Hutchenson & three children come to see Josie. The Dr. Owen has been to see Josie to night. She is feeling some better now. Mabel has a very bad colde to night I went to the plant bed this evening for salit. [Ovell ] it is time I was [wheel]

Last edit over 6 years ago by jmcloone - UTSA
Tuesday, June 20, 1922

Tuesday, June 20, 1922

A cloudy day most of the day. Rained a little. Jim & Ben plowed in the corn. Henry plowed some two. Mrs. Car churned & strung snaps for dinner. Mrs. Mamie Hutcherson sent the snaps. Denias folks was looking for Henry & his bride today. There has not bin any one to see Josie today. Josie has suffered a lot today, I am so sorry for her & can't do any thing to help her. I started a letter to Effie today. Hope she may get it soon. Mrs. Trent helped me get dinner & got supper. Had it about ready when I come home from milking.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, July 11, 1922

Tuesday, July 11, 1922

A very hot day. A good day. The boys finished plowing corn & tobacco. Then commence to plowing peas. Josie got a letter from Effie Brumfield & Thelma & Marys pictures. Mrs Trent ironed all the morning. Mrs Car churned & strung the snaps for dinner. I got dinner. I set a round most of the evening. Mrs Trent sewd some. I wanted to go some where that I could fish but could not go. I miss Reese so much. Some of them here has me where they want me - work and stay at home.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, August  1, 1922

Tuesday, August 1, 1922

A good day. Jim & Henry worked in the tobacco. Ben went to [Renan?]. He was one of the judge[s] of the election. [Irvin? or John?] Harvey come for me & brought me home. The children went with me. I went to Kate Harveys & staid a little while. Jamie Gravely was there. Virginia & Jamie was fixing up their supper to take on a hay ride. They have a beautiful night for their ride. Nellie made some jellie & caned[sic] tomatoes this morning. Mrs Car strung the snaps & shelled butter beans & churned. I gathered tomatoes and corn. I cooked it all. We had two [water?] mellons.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Sunday, August  6, 1922

Sunday, August 6, 1922

A good day. We all staid at home. I got dinner. The cows got in the corn. Ben & Henry got them out. Posie & Julia come to see Josie. they had Mildred & Charlott with them. The Reynols got home from their trip to Baltimore late yesterday. I am glad they are at home. Acie Anderson brought Fannie & Edith Power to see Josie this evening. We had colde supper tonight. Mrs Car washed the dishes then Jim & Marvin come. I had enough for them.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Wednesday, August  9, 1922

Wednesday, August 9, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim & Henry suckered tobacco all day. Josie has not felt as well as usual today. Edna & Franklin went to the Store this morning for medicine. They went to Reynols this evening to see about getting Edna dresses fit. There was no one at home but Reubin & Floid[?]. I am intending to go to Gallilee to morrow if nothing happens to hinder, Jim & Ben has gone to Norman Bookers barn tonight. I got some snaps from our cornfield the first [....?]

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Sunday, August 13, 1922

Sunday, August 13, 1922

A cloudy day and a little rain. We all staid at home all the morning. I got dinner. I cooked snaps & corn & chicken. Made apple dumplings and one damson pie. This evening Ben & the children and Mrs Car went to Mr Powers and to see Mrs Trent. She would not come with them home. I wanted her to come but dont think hard of her. I would not if I was in her position. Jim brought some fine water mellons to the house He cut two. They were very good. I made coffee & baked bread for supper. No one eat much.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Wednesday, September  6, 1922

Wednesday, September 6, 1922

A good day. Jim & Ben carried some apples to John Hutchersons and ground them for cider. Jim made a hog trough this evening. Corn is out at our house. Nellie worked on some waists for Franklin today. Fanny made Edna some bloomers yesterday. A col[oured] girl and I got dinner. Nellie made the bread for supper and milked with Edna's help. Daisy the col[oured] girl and I picked a few peas this evening. Mabel has bin as well as usual to day. I got some nice sweet potatoes today.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Saturday, September  9, 1922

Saturday, September 9, 1922

A very hot day. Daisy and I ironed most of the morning. Daisy washed the cook room this evening. I mended some over alls and sewed on a few buttons. Nellie sewed on buttons and made two under waists. The men folks cut & set up corn this evening. The little (col)[sic] children picked some peas.

Ben & Henry went to the barn tonight to make fines. Mabel slept this evening and now she is wide awake and I wish she would not make so much fuss.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, September 12, 1922

Tuesday, September 12, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim and Henry cut & shocked corn today. Nellie has bin complaining all day. Daisy and I got dinner. Denia Blair come to see Josie today. I went with her as far as the pea patch. Could not get green peas eneough to make a [meer?]. I come by Mrs Booker. I got peas eneough to cook. Ben & Jim drove up my cow this morning. I milked her tonight. I got some potatoe vines for the cows. Mr Edmons & Mrs Edmons was passing. They brought the vines for me.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Wednesday, September 13, 1922

Wednesday, September 13, 1922

A beautiful day. The men cut corn. The children went to school. School commened at Renan to day. Nellie & Edna done the milking. Daisy and I done the cooking. Mabel staid with Mrs Car most of the morning. John Hutchersons children come this evening and got twe kittens. I hope they can rais them. [Ella?] Mayhew come a little while and played with the children. Josie was very sick today. Ben went to Mrs Hendricks and got her some ice. He went quick.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Thursday, September 14, 1922

Thursday, September 14, 1922

A good day. The men cut corn. The children went to school. I got dinner & churned. Nellie milked and caned some apples & made jellie. Daisy & Queen both (col[oured)] washed. Mrs Dr Owen come to see Josie a while this evening. Josie has bin lead off all day. Fanny Power come back tonight. Miss Janie Gravely come with her. She did not stay but a few minutes. Mabel has bin good all day today. I broke my glasses to day. A Mrs Layne come here begging today.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, September 19, 1922

Tuesday, September 19, 1922

A good day. Jim stripped a little tobacco. Ben disked his land for oats. Nellie made some pickle and got dinner with Daisys help. Queen washed to day. I went to Reynols and spent most of the day. Jim Thomson & family come down there. Jim helped set up corn. Alice and the children & Mildred Fergerson come here to see Josie. [Ila?] & Cordie come to see Mrs Booker. She was not at the house and they come down here. Julia Fergerson come to her fathers today. Effie B come to spend the night.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, September 25, 1922

Monday, September 25, 1922

A fine day. Cool tonight. Jim & Ben worked on the oat land. [I?] Some chaps shucked a shock of corn this morning and put it in the corn house. I and the col girl got dinner. I churned this evening. Ben went to the island for grass seed. Mabel and I went with him. I fished a little while. Caught two little fish. Lizzie helped get supper while I milked the cows. Ben & Jim & Rob Hubbard has gone hunting tonight. Dont know when they will get home.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, September 26, 1922

Tuesday, September 26, 1922

A good day. Jim & Ben worked on their grain land all day. Robbert Hubbard & wife went from here this evening. Carrie & the children come this evening. I was glad to see them. I hope they got home safe. Lizzie and I and the col girl shelled some corn to dry out to send to the mill. We want corn bread. Lizzie and I went to the [?] house to get potatoes and peas for dinner. I went to the barn to get sweet potatoes. Mr Kent carried the children part way to school.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Wednesday, September 27, 1922

Wednesday, September 27, 1922

A good day. The boys sowed oats today. Ben went to Gretna. Mabel and I went with him. Mabel was very good for her. We staid nearly all the evening. Ben had some work done on his batteries. Mollie was here this evening. Ben carried her home & Lizzie went with her. Josie has felt very bad all day. I have had corn out drying today. I done nearly all about dinner. Lizzie churned for me and helped me do what I was doing. Daisy is very good help.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Friday, September 29, 1922

Friday, September 29, 1922

A good day. Jim stripped some tobacco. Ben went to Gretna with Mr Mayhew. Come home before twelve. Commenced to make a tongue for the roller. Went to the mill with a little corn. He carried all of the children and I went two. I fished some. Caught 13 fish. Denia & Kate come to see Josie. Irvin Harvey come to see her two. Lizzie Bennett got supper for me tonight. We had beef steak. Frank Blair and his mother come tonight in the car for Lizzie. Jim & Ben & Henry went to the school house.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Thursday, October  5, 1922

Thursday, October 5, 1922

A good day. Ben made a box for William Gilbert to bury his baby in. Jim got up the sweet potatoes and pop corn. I got dinner. Betty ironed some & washed some. This evening I went with Mr & Mrs Edmons to church. I am very glad for any one to take me with them. Mr Archer Thornton & Mrs Rufus Car & children come to see Josie this evening. Carrie & the children & Kate come a few minutes. I was glad to see them. Henry went with Mr Edmons folk to Strait Stone to night.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Friday, October  6, 1922

Friday, October 6, 1922

A good day. Jim & Ben finish cutting corn. Betty ironed all the morning. I got dinner. Mrs Edmons carried me with them to meeting. Henry has gone to meeting tonight. I like to go and meet the old & young that I know. Josie has bin [pent?] all day. Mollie come to see Josie today. Jim has shucked some popcorn. He shucked it at night.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Saturday, October 28, 1922

Saturday, October 28, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim shucked some corn & loaded in a cureing of tobacco. Mrs Car went to Mr Powers today. She got Mr Walters to come and get her & bring her back. I would be glad that I had money so that I could do something that I want to do. As I am I work and wory to keep things going here and if they take me any where there is so much complaint a bout it I wish I could not want to go any where. The children has played and fussed all day. Julia Fergerson come to see Josie today

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, October 31, 1922

Tuesday, October 31, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim went to Gretna. Ben went for medicine for Josie this evening. Ben carried some corn to the mill and let me go with him. I fished while they ground the corn. I caught two fish. I put them in the branch clack. Sent Josie a bird for her supper. She eat the bird and then had the head ache. Fannie went to Mount Ainy[?] to a party. Halawene they called it. Mrs Anderson & Fanny Hendricks sent Josie some nice flowers today. She has had a lot of nice flowers sent her.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, November 13, 1922

Monday, November 13, 1922

A good day. Ben shucked corn all day. Jim went to Gretna with tobacco. He has not come home yet. Nellie got a present from Evylin today. A work bag. Virginia Harvey spent the day here with Fannie Power. I was glad that she come. The children went to school. Hettie washed here today. I churned & and got dinner. I wanted to go to the mill & fish a while & get some [brand] but Ben talked so belittling a bout it. Would not go. I am not as good as a servant should be. Ben dont know how much I wait on him and his crowd.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, November 14, 1922

Tuesday, November 14, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim shucked corn this morning. This evening Jim went to the mill. He carried wheat did not get it ground. He brought 1000 weight of brand. Mabel and I went with him. Nellie milked the cows. Fannie got supper. Ben watered the calf after dark. Fannie Power went to Renan. We had cabbage for dinner and enjoyed them. Nellie is busy making a dress for a little girl in Charlottesville. Some one sent Josie a box of flowers by mail today. Mollie Reynols come today. I would of bin glad to see her.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Wednesday, November 15, 1922

Wednesday, November 15, 1922

A cloudy morning rain this evening. Jim & Ben shucked corn all the morning. This evening they could not do much of any thing. I finished hulling walnuts.

Hattie finished getting out peas and we divided them. Launa Davis (col) come here for some [...?] for her sick son. I got dinner. Nellie sowed. Fannie ironed some this morning. Henry come by Mr Booker and got some apples. Ben & Jim went to Renan to night. They will have a mudy walke. The wind is bowing to night.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
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