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1922

Thursday, November 16, 1922

Thursday, November 16, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim shucked corn all the morning. This evening Ben went to Gretna. Fanny [..?] and I went with him. He had a puncture. Stuck a nail through his tire. He had good luck mending it. We made the trip ok. I bought a few thing. Among them a sweater for Edna. Jim went to Mr Steven [Dais's?]. I got dinner & churned. The children went to school. Josie did not suffer very much today. No one come to see her today. Mabel staid with Nellie this evening. She has bin happy with her waggon today.

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Friday, November 17, 1922

Friday, November 17, 1922

A good day. The boys hauled up stalks and corn. Very glad they have got as much as they have. Nellie sewed some. She washed the dishes and fixed the milk ready to churn. Fannie ironed. I got dinner. We had cabbage. They were a rarity. Josie has suffered a lot today. Mrs Lewis sent her some nice fruit this evening. The people send her some thing nearly every day. Fannie has started to [?] Gladis to a school entertainment. George Blair come for her. I want to see all of my children so bad but cant.

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Saturday, December  2, 1922

Saturday, December 2, 1922

A good day. Jim & Ben stripped tobacco. Henry shucked a littl corn. Elie & Lewis [?] shucked one shock and got up the corn & stalks. Elie went to the store for me. Fanny Power went to George Blairs tonight. They have a lot of young company there tonight. The Bennetts come down this evening Lizzie sent me a nice peice of beef. I am so glad of it. Glad to be remembered. I had a letter from Carrie this evening. I was so glad to hear from her. Wish I could see them all. Mollie come to see Josie this evening.

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Tuesday, December  5, 1922

Tuesday, December 5, 1922

A good day. Ben & Mr Booker put their tobacco on the waggon and started to Gretna a bout 10 oclock. Nellie & Henry has gone to Mr Bookers to stay until he comes home. Jim is tying tobacco by him self. Nellie tied tobacco this evening. I got dinner. Nellie sewed a little this morning. I starched the clothes. This evening Mabel and I [shelled?] some corn. This evening I started a letter to Effie Brumfield. Jamie Gravely stopped to see Josie this morning. Edna got a letter from Virginia Wooding today.

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Wednesday, December 13, 1922

Wednesday, December 13, 1922

A cloudy cold day. Jim went to Gretna with tobacco. Started before day. Did not sell. He came home & brought the team. Ben got Mr Bookers team and went to the mill. I am so glad that he did go as we was out of flour & cornmeal. Josie has bin pent all day. Fanny & Mrs Car has worked on Mrs Cars dress some today. Nellie & I got dinner. Hattie Gilbert(col) washed here today. Henry turned over a churn of milk this morning be for he started to school.

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Monday, December 18, 1922

Monday, December 18, 1922

A cloudy day. Ben & Jim shucked some corn. Hunted a little then went to Strait Stone & home before night. Nellie made Edna two gowns. She is sleeping in one tonight. Nellie washed two hams this evening one for me & one for her self. I cooked meat & made scrapple this evening. I boiled the chidlings at the wash house today. Denia Blair come to see us this evening. Carlton Daniels & Rufus Car come up here to see Mrs Car this evening.

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1923

Saturday, January  6, 1923

Saturday, January 6, 1923

A colde day partly cloud Ben & Jim and Henry went to Gretna this morning Ben went for medicine They went to Marvins to see the sick Carrie & the girl was all complaining They carried some butter but could not sell it Brought it meanly back Hattie Gilbert washed some today. Mrs John Hutchenson come to see Josie today. Mollie Reynold(?) come to see her today Brought some grape juice(?). Josie has felt bad all today

Henry shucked a little corn this evening I have bin busy all day except when we had company. Got a calander & almanack (?) from the bank

Last edit over 7 years ago by Nathani
Saturday, January 13, 1923

Saturday, January 13, 1923

A good day. The men folks shucked a little corn. Josie has suffered awful today. Ben went to see the dr. this evening and got medicine for her. Mollie Reynolds staid here last night and all day today. Lillian Kent spent the night. Denia Blair came this evening. I have taken things easy to day. Henry went to the store this evening. This morning I saw a hawk catch a hen. I called Ben. He got the gun and shot and killed the hawk. The hen was not much hurt. I let John Ward have a hen this evening. I am so anxious a bout ??? boy. Hope he may get well.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Nathani
Saturday, February  3, 1923

Saturday, February 3, 1923

Rain a gain today. Jim hung up the meat today. Ben painted most of the day. I think he done a good job. Nellie cleaned up some. I got dinner except corn bread. I put feathers in some pillow ticks and a bolster. Nellie washed her dress today. Mrs Carr sent Mabel dresses and two shirts by mail today. Nellie bathed her and put some of them on her. Henry went to Mt. Airy and Renan today. There is lots of sickness yet. There was a ??? carried by her today. A Mrs. Waller I do hope that time will get better soon.

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

Monday, March 5, 1923

A cloudy day. Ben plowed all day today. Jim went to Renan for some seed. He sowed some peas, I think. I have not done anything much today. Cut some cress salit. Helped the children shuck a shock of corn. Milked and churned. Set a hen. Nellie made a canvas for the plant bed this morning and done some other sewing this evening. Hattie washed here today. The clothes did not dry much. Heard today that Lee had bin appointed commisioner of the I don't know what. Mrs Booker sent and got the quilting frames this morning. Guess she is fixin to quilt some.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Nathani
Friday, March  9, 1923

Friday, March 9, 1923

A good day. The men worked on the pasture fence. Ben went to Lee's to a [cutting mach?]. We had [creasy salit] for dinner. The land was frozen this morning. The children went to school. I churned and baked some sweet potatoes. Afther the children come home, we shucked two shocks of corn. Henry brought it to the corn house. Mr. Mayhew and Eula and Harold come and they played games.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Nathani
Tuesday, March 20, 1923

Tuesday, March 20, 1923

A clear cold day. Jim and Ben shucked a little corn. Then Ben went to Rob Hubbards to work on a house. Jim worked on something. I don't know what. Nellie got most of the dinner. I have not done much of anything all day. Thomson sent up here this evening for some butter. Henry and Edna went to Mr. George Emersons. This evening several of the school children went there. Tonight Franklin and Mabel and I are here in the room by ourselves. Jim and Nellie is here. Oh it is so different to what use to be.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Nathani
Wednesday, March 21, 1923

Wednesday, March 21, 1923

A good day. Ben is at Hubbards. Jim and John shucked some corn. The children went to school. Henry and Edna staid all night at George Emersons. Henry come by and changed clothes and got his lunch. I had a letter from Carrie this evening. They were well. Mabel has bin good today. Hattie Gilbert washed here today. The clothes got dry. Nellie got dinner. I cut some salit this evening for tomorrows dinner.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Nathani
Thursday, March 22, 1923

Thursday, March 22, 1923

A good day. Jim and John Ward shucked corn all day. Nellie washed a big washing of cloths and got dinner and churned. The children went to school. Henry went to Renan for coffee. Ben has not come home yet. Lizzie Bennett come. Gorden brought her. Edna and I got a letter from Mrs. Car today.

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Friday, March 23, 1923

Friday, March 23, 1923

A good morning. Rain this evening and thunder. Jim and John Ward finished shucking corn today. This evening Jim and Ben helped Norman Booker put some logs under his barn. Ben come from Role Hubbards. We all are glad that he come home. Lizzie Bennett and I went to George Blairs. Had a pleasent day. Earl Bennett come for his mother to go with him home. I come home early. It rained before I got home. Edna come from school sick. She may be taking the measles. I do hope she won't be sick much no matter what is the matter. The branch was up so we could not get water from the spring.

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Friday, March 30, 1923

Friday, March 30, 1923

A good day. Ben and Jim plowed some. They finished hauling up the corn. John Ward planted his garden. Nellie finished making the bayby two dresses and bloomers. I worked the button holes. Nellie washed all the evening. the post office in [Gretna?] come to see Nellie today. Henry and Edna has bin sick all day. Edna is some better tonight. Franklin has followed the men most of the day. Our phone has gone dead. Today we cant her over it so as to under stand any thing that is said. Ben went to Norman Bookers tonight to get them to phone Johnson Reynolds to come and fix it.

Last edit about 7 years ago by Nathani
Sunday, April  8, 1923

Sunday, April 8, 1923

A rainy morning. Ben got home at home at eleven oclock. The children was so glad. He brought a nice fish home. We enjoyed it. Franklin and Mabel are very sick. Think Franklin is better than he was last night. They are broke out badly with measles. Nellie have held Mabel nearly all day. I got dinner. We had a chicken for dinner. This evening Ben and Jim Henery Edna went to [Vaugns?] store. Bought some apples and corn flakes. No one came today

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Monday, April  9, 1923

Monday, April 9, 1923

A good day. Jim plowed some. Hauled out corn stalks. Ben went to Rob Hubbards and helped work on his house. He come home at dark. We was all glad. Franklin and Mabel are better today. Nellie has held Mabel a heap today. I hope she may soon be well. Henry went to school. Edna had to stay and help wait on Mabel. I put eggs under two hens tonight. [Louease?] Hubbard sent Mabel a little basket and Easter rabbit. She is please with them. She wont show them to me.

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Monday, April 16, 1923

Monday, April 16, 1923

A clear cool day. Ben and Jim cemented a round a spring up in the field. John Ward shelled some corn. I am glad tonight. Fate[?] and Mollie and Denia come a little while Cordie come with her mother. I was so glad that they come. I get to want to see them all but cant. Hattie washed for me today. Lelia washed five bed quilts for me today. I am glad that washing is done. I got a small check today. I am glad of that interest on my bonds.

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Tuesday, April 17, 1923

Tuesday, April 17, 1923

A cloudy day. Ben and Jim put up wire all day fencing in a pasture. John Ward went to the mill with corn. He got his grinding done. I was glad to get some meal. I have bin lone some today for some one to talk to. The baby has bin good today. She slept some this evening. The other children went to school. They got in wood and got water and milked the cows and got supper.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Nathani
Wednesday, April 18, 1923

Wednesday, April 18, 1923

A clear colde windy day. Ben and Jim worked on the fence some. Jim made a hotbed and worked in the garden some. John Ward draged the corn land. Ben got his gladolis bulbs. Jim got a letter from his son inlaw telling that Evylin was feeling better and that Nellie got to Silver Grove Sunday. The three children went to school. Mabel and I have a bad day. It was so colde that she could not stay out of doors and that was what whe wanted to do. I think now that I will enjoy warm weather. Edna has come to go to bed.

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Wednesday, April 25, 1923

Wednesday, April 25, 1923

A good day. They boys hauled and plowed all the morning. I did as usual. Was busy and done nothing that you could see. Irvin Harvey and Kate come a few minutes this evening. Irvin come for seed corn. The boys corn was not fit for seed. This evening Ben and Jim Mabel and I went to Gretna. Bens car had a blow out. They worked on it a good while. Finely got it so it would run. We had as good trip as we could expect. Got home. Found things as good usual. I did not milk and was sorry for that.

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Tuesday, May  1, 1923

Tuesday, May 1, 1923

A good day. The men went to planting corn. Today John Ward [draged?]. I got a letter from John today. I was glad to hear from him. Norman Owen is here tonight. Come with Frank home from school. I sent three dozen eggs to Blains this morning for [Bobbett?]. Mabel has not bin to sleep today. I have felt bad all day. There is so much to do. I am not able to do it as it should be done.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Nathani
Wednesday, May  2, 1923

Wednesday, May 2, 1923

A good day. They planted corn. Norman Owen was here this morning. I was fring pies for dinner when Carrie walked in I was so glad. Marvin and the children looks bad. They have not got over the measles. Eva ear[?] is in a bad shape. I do hope that they will get well soon. Hope they got home o.k. The children went to school. Henry went with George Blain and Mr. Mayhew. I hope he wont get hurt. Jim planted some things in the garden.

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Thursday, May  3, 1923

Thursday, May 3, 1923

A good day. Ben planted corn this morning. Jim worked in the garden. This evening Ben and I went to the school house. They had a play over there. The school closed today. I think they had a good school. I have not heard anyone find fault with the principle. Mr. Booker brought Edna Franklin and I home on his machine. Mabel went to school today for her first time. She wanted to come home with her dady on the buggy. There was was a lot of my folks there. I was glad to see all of them. Jim planted beans today and pumpkin seed.

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Friday, May  4, 1923

Friday, May 4, 1923

A beautiful day. They finished planting corn here today and plowed some for tobacco. Henry went to the school house to practice for a play to night. Henry and Edna walked over there tonight. Ben and Franklin went after dark on the machine. I was glad that they went. He will bring them all home. Jim and the baby and I staid at home. I went to sleep and made this mark. The children and I went to Norman Bookers. We had a pleasant visit. There is several places that I would like to go but can't.

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Monday, May 21, 1923

Monday, May 21, 1923

A good day. Ben and Jim and all that could drop or plant tobacco went to the field. Mabel staid out all day for her first time. She had a good time playing. Lelia Ward and her children was at the field this evening. I churned and got dinner. Fried some nice meat and had Irish potatoes. Stewed some apples and picked some strawberries. Baked corn and wheat bread. Have not seen any one to day to hear any news. I planted a few beet plants in the garden. Found one of my hens dead this morning. The first poppy bloomed today. It is beautiful.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Thursday, May 24, 1923

Thursday, May 24, 1923

A cloudy day. No rain to do any good. The folks planted tobacco half the day. They plowed in the corn this evening. Jim planted potatoe slips. I was disapointed this evening. I wanted to go to [Ehels?] but had no way to go. Mrs Booker went on the buggy. I got [Beaulas?] babyes picture. She is pretty. I was glad of the picture. Glad to be remembered. I sewed a little this evening. We need a lot of sewing here but I dont know how it is to get done. Jim got a letter from Nel to day. The children brought a little chicken home today.

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Friday, May 25, 1923

Friday, May 25, 1923

A cloudy day. No rain. We need rain so bad. Ben plowed in the corn and Henry replanted and they both quareled because it is so sorry. The three children and I went to Johnson Reynolds. Mollie was makeing [Christine?] a dress. They had Alcie Callans there. She was ironing. Kate Harvey and Carrie Smith and children come. I was so glad that they come. Julia can walk a gain. I am very glad. [Reise?] brought us home. That helped so much. I had a hen for dinner. I will quit. I am a sleep or about that. Ednas cat is sick tonight.

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Thursday, June 14, 1923

Thursday, June 14, 1923

A good day. Jim and Ben plowed all the morning. Ben cut wheat for Mr Booker. The children was invited to Mr. Rufus Carrs to a birth day party and Ben could not carry them. Edna cried. I wish they could of went. We had a vegetable dinner. Snaps, potatoes, peas, beets. I had an onion. The children was at Mr Bookers all the evening. This evening has seemed long to me here by my self. John Ward and Henry thined corn all day.

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