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A good day. Raining tonight.
All gone to bed but me. I soon will be if nothing happens.
8 40 oclock
Josie got dinner. I sewed some, finished two garments. Nearly all has colds. Edna has such a cough that I dont think she will sleep much to night. Jim & Ben and Josie are playing cards to night for pastime. It is raining hard now.
8 30 o clock
Have not heard from Marvins today.
9 30 oclock
A clear day and the wind did blow. Most every one is feeling bad. Jim & Ben staid at home all day and rambled a round the fields. I got the dinner except making the bread. We had chicken and cream pie.
Ben & Jim went to the Island. Jim went on to Chatham. Ben went to meet Josie. He phoned home that she had not come to Cedar Forest. He is down there somewhere now. Henry went to Marvins this evening. He come home & got in the wood for to night.
We fed the horses & cows & pigs and calves & chickens & dogs. Edna & Franklin has bad colds tonight and I am very sorry a bout it. Denia come to see me this evening. I was glad that she come but was sorry to see [her]go home in the rain.
I am so afraid that something bad has happened to Mrs Car or Josie or both.
Two pedlars came by here this evening.
Josie & Nellie went to Marvins this evening.
There was a killing frost this morning for the first one this year.
It is colde to night.
Ben and Josie keep talkin a bout killing a beef so that I cant waite.
A clear dry day. Jim & Ben cut corn. Marvin and his hand helped them this evening. Ben & Jim went to Renan. There was no one at the store. The children went to school. Franklin come home very much complaining. I hope he will soon be well.
Josie and I washed some quilts this morning. I am so glad that we are done that job.
Josie spent the evening mending on the clothes. I went to Marvins. Some of Carries children has bad colds. I sowed some on a quilt this evening and to night. Every one has gone to bed and I will go soon.
A cloudy day. Rain tonight. Ben went to William Gilberts this morning and carried some things for them that Carrie sent and Josie sent some things two for their children. Henry & Ben hunted some this evening. Did not get any game. We boiled some ham. I boiled the last of the hogs feet. Josie baked a cake. She ironed all the morning. Irvin Harvey come this morning and got their cow & little calf. The children has bad colds. They cant hardly wait for Santy to come. They are a sleep now all but Henry. I guess he is a wake. Well I am glad that Xmas is here. Hope nothing bad will happen. I got a nice box of candy from BlacksBurg today & a letter from John & a card from Julia Fergerson.
A cold day cloudy tonight. Ben went to Straight Stone this morning to register his car. Jim went to the woods to cut after they got back. They hauled wood. They have a nice pile of wood at the wood pile.
Josie got dinner. I staid with the baby. I went to Marvins this evening. His children has very bad colds and the children here has bad colds, Jim had a letter from Nellie saying that Mr. Walker was sick a heap of late. 9 30 oclock
Ben's birth day A good day. Ben carried Mrs Car and Edna & Mabel to Jim Powers this morning. He eat dinner there. Jim & Ben loaded the waggon this evening. They intend going to Gretna in the morning. I sowed a little on Effies quilt tonight. I am anxious to finish it. A bout all of us have colds. It is lonesome here tonight. We miss the baby so much. Hope she wont get sick.
A good day. Ben and Jim cut in the woods to day. Marvin hauled wood. Josie baked a fruit cake this evening. I went to Marvins this evening. Carrie was sewing. I worked some button holes in Pauls waists. Charles Harvey come there to see if he could get William Gilbert to cut wood for him. Could not get him. I brought in 14 eggs to night. Eggs is selling at [?] cts per doz. Henry was reading in his new book to night. The children all has colds & coughs. Most everyone has colds now.
A good day. Ben & Jim helped Marvin saw wood. They got done by twelve. Jim went to Chatham. Marvin carried him to Gretna. Ben sawed wood at Johnson Reynols. They got done by night. Josie baked several cakes. They looked good. I made two aprons. Henry brought in some wood. The children has bin wild to day. They feel Xmas. Josie and Mabel has bad colds and Edna, Josie & the children shelled some pea nuts ready for roasting.
A good day. Ben sawed wood at Kates and Mr Edmons. He went to Strait Stone to night. Henry went with him. They did not stay but a short while. Josie made some cakes. She has bin complaining all day with a colde. Mrs Car sent her a present and me one two. I got several presents today. I am glad to be remembered by the children and friends. I am sick tonight. Think I am taking a colde. The children has had colds. I am sorry for them. I was at Mr Owens a few minutes this evening.
A cloudy day. Rain tonight & hail. Jim & Ben cut in the woods today. Josie got dinner. I got breakfast & churned and washed dishes. Marvin come today. He eat dinner with us. He got his meat from Bookers and lard from here. I am glad for him that it is at home. He said that his folks was bad off with colds. I do hope that they may soon be well. I got a letter from Julia Fergerson today. Was glad to hear from her. Henry & Edna went to school. Franklin got a valentine.
Snowed again last night and have not thawed but very little allday. Today it is a very bad time. Ben & Josie milked today. I am not going out much. We dressed two chickens today and cooked one. Henry went to school the weather was two bad for Edna. Franklin & Mabel has bad colds. I think Jim feels better than he did yesterday. I know I hope he does. I am sorry for myself and every boddy esle [crossed out] else. I want to hear from all of my children and grand children. Do hope that the weather will get good.
A cloudy day most of the day and some warmer and so much mud that roads is all most impasable. Miss Wille Wooding come and eat dinner with us. Josie got dinner and it was a good one. Jim & Ben went to Renan. They couldnt get a box that would do for a box to pack meat. Oh all of the children has bad colds and Edna is sick. Bin sick all day. I am not well but I hope I may be better by morning. I have bin miserable this evening. So much to do and I am not able to help much. I would like to help some. I do so much hope that the children may be better in the morning.
A cloudy day. We all stayed at home. Jim was lookin up plank for a box to put his met in. The children has bin up to day. All of them has bad colds. I have bin complaining all day. I have cooked what we eat today & churned.
Mrs Booker come a little while this evening.
Oh the bad weather.
A cloudy day most of the time and some rain. Ben and Josie both sick. Josie creeps about but should be in bed. The children all have colds. Jim went home this evening. I hope that he may come home alright.
Henry done the feeding tonight. Henry went to Mr Bookers and got some flour.
Jim and Ben had bad colds I hope they wont get sick. We heard today that Sam Owen family has flue. There is a lot of sickness a bout. I have bin busy most all day. Done all the cooking that has been done. Milked & churned dried clothes by the fire There have not been any one to see Josie. Today I got a letter from Elsie Brumfield this evening I want to hear from Carrie's folks so bad.
Irvin and Virginia come a little while. I was glad to see Virginia. Mollie Reynolds come. I was so glad that she did come. Johnson come after her on the buggy. Henry and Edna went to school. We did not let Franklin go as it was so cold. 9 oclock. The children has come to go bed. The children has bad colds.
Rain this morning. Clear and cold tonight. Jim and Ben have not done much today. They both have head colds. Nellie sewed some this morning. She got most of the dinner and supper. Posie Reynolds come here today to try to sell Ben a car. Could not sell. Heard today that Lizzie Bennett has a fine boy. Mabel slept a nap today and is slow to go to sleep tonight.
A good day. Ben helped Mr. Booker work on his barn. The rest of them suckered tobacco. Isla Blair come over here a few minutes this morning. I was glad to see her. Heard today that Buck Mills was hurt yesterday by a car running over him. I hope he may soon be out a gain. Ray Booker come to see Franklin this evening. Mabel and Franklin has bad colds. Have not heard form Edna yet. Nellie heard from Evelyn today. Lelia Ward washed for us today. Nellie gathered some grapes to make jellie today.
A good day. The men suckered tobacco all but Ben. He helped Mr. Booker work on his barn all day. Franklin and Mabel has bad colds. Nellie got dinner. I went to Maggies for the first in a long.[sic] Found them all well. Come by Kates. She was well. Bill and Irvin went to St. Andrews to preaching. We Kate and I stoped in at Dr. Owens a few minutes. Mrs. Owen was sorry for me and brought me home. I was glad to get home so easy but if I could help my self I would not be any trouble or expence to any one.
A cloudy day and some rain. Not enough to stop work. The men suckered tobacco. Jimm went to Strait Stone to get the horses shod and flue joints. Got dinner. Nellie caned some tomatoes and gathered some grapes. We staid at home and I have no news. Lelia Ward went to a lodge meeting. Mabel got a letter from Edna to day. I got one from Kitty Reynols. I am glad to hear from any of them. I want to go for Edna tomorrow but the men is so busy I am afraid they wont go. Fraklin and Mabel has bad colds.
A good day. We all stayed at home except the children. They went to school. Marvin helped Mr. Pickenel cut tobacco and moved some tobacco. Reese carried me to Gretna this morning before he went to school. I bought some gingham. Carrie made me three aprons and a pettie coat. I am proud of them. Some of the children have very bad colds. I helped Carrie what I could today. Gathered some butter beans and shelled them.
A good day. Ben and John Ward worked sewing wheat. Jim graded tobacco all day. They are all tying tonight. The children went to school.
Some one worked the road near the school house today. Ben did not help. I am sorry that he could not help. Henry has gone to church tonight. I washed a few things today. Nellie washed some for the baby. Three of our children has bad colds. Tonight I feel bad. Think I am taking colde. Lelia Ward come today.
A good day. Ben and Jim staid at home all the morning. This evening Ben carried the children to Jim Powers. Mrs. Car was there. I was glad for them to go. I went to George Blains. Claude Hendricks and family was there. Earl Bennett and family was there. Miss Jenny Anderson was there. I was glad to see them all. Henry has bin rideing a round with Jo Edmons the most of the day. They have gone to Strait Stone tonight. Jim crated Evylins cradle today. The children has bad colds. I hope that they may get well soon.
A cloudy colde day. Ben went for Thomas Brumfield. He painted the roof of the house. Ben helped him some. Ben carried Thomas to Gretna this evening. We paid 12 1/2 dollars to get the house roof painted. Jim graded tobacco. John Ward tied. He brough [sic] several gaskets full of potatoes to the house and put them up. I got dinner and played with Mabel the most of the evening. Edna is at home. I was glad to see her back. Jim and Ben has colds and coughs. I hope they may be well soon.