Search for Carries* Carrie* "Aunt Carries" Carie* "Carrie Smith" Carry* "Carrie
Smith" "his mother"
A cloudy morning and some rain. I think it rained most all night. The men stripped tobacco. The children went to school. Joe Edmons brought them home. I was glad for them. I cut three pair of drawers for Mabel and made one. They are two large for her. I have bin thinking of Kate to day. It was so rough that Ben could not haul a load for her. I hate so bad for her to have to leave the neighborhood. I had a letter from Carrie today. Was glad to hear but sorry that the children are sick.
A cloudy windy day. The men stripped tobacco most of the day. Ben carried Mr. Elders calf home this morning. He got to the corn and eat all that he could. Hope it won't hurt him. The children went to school. Edna and Franklin come home complaining of tooth ache and head ache. I hope they may be better by morning. Mabel has a bad cough. Ben has gone to the school house to night to a meeting of the committee. They want to make some way to pay for the school house. I hope that they may. I made Mabel a dress today.
A good day. The men stripped tobacco. Ben went to Renan and got some things that was bought at Kate's sale. Ben and Henry has gone to Mr. Mayhews to night. The children here and the Power children have had a good time playing to day. Mabel is got the tooth ache tonight. I cooked a possome today. Some of the folks eat it and some would not. I got a letter from Carrie today. She said that they were working on the road by there yet.
A good day. We all staid at home until twelve. Then Henry went to Mr. Emersons. Jim and Lizzie come and eat dinner with us. I was glad to see them. I am always glad to have any of the children come. Jim and Lizzie went to George Blains from here. Henry carried them on the car. I am glad that Henry can run the car. Mabel is as cross as can be. I hope she will not get sick tonight.
A good day. The children went to school. Ben and Jim was at Gretna today. They staid at Marvin's last night and eat breakfast there this morning. They unloaded their tobacco last night. Marvin and Carrie was at Mc Laulin[?] until bed time. Mabel and I eat dinner by ourselves. Jim come at one oclock. Then I fixed dinner for him. He come with Mr. Booker. I was glad when he come. Ben come with the team about sun down. I was very glad when he come. Lelia come and got some salit this evening. Henry and Jo Edmons and Ben has gone hunting.
A good day. The men stripped tobacco most of the day. John Ward went to the mill with corn the first that has bin carried this fall. I am glad to get some new meal. The squirrel got out of his cage to day. Guess he wont be seen any more a bout here. Ben turned two opposomes loos today and gave John one. Henry got a letter from Julia Brumfield today. Mabel has bin sweet today. Lelia washed for us today. I wrote two letters today. Did not get any letters today. Hope we may hear from Nellie tomorrow.
A good day. Ben and the children and I went to Marvin's. Carrie had a good dinner. Fried chicken and tomatoes and macaronie and chees caned peaches and fruit cake. It was all good and nice. This evening Carrie and I and Henry and Reese went to see my sister Nannie Bennett. She has bin sick and looks bad now but I hope she may soon get well. All of Nannies daughters was there. I was glad to see them. We come by Tims[or Jims?] and talked with them a minutes.[sic] We got home in good time. I got supper. Ben and Henry has gone some where. To St. Andrews I guess.
A good day. The men worked on tobacco all day. Ben went to Altavista and carried some tobacco. It solde low. He was not pleased with the sales. Thomas Callans died this morning from a lick that Will Dickerson hit him. I am very sorry that it happened. This evening after Henry come home from school all the children and I went to Strait Stone dealing. I could not get any land. Little Avis Emerson is staying with Edna to night. Ben has gone to Mayhews tonight. We are bringing all the water from the spring up in the field.
A rainy morning. Ben had his car loaded ready to go to Gretna. Did not go until this evening. He went and come before sundown. He was pleased with the sales. Jim and John stripped tobacco all day. I sewed a little. Cooked three time and washed dishes and churned. I make all sorts of mistakes such as cross the wrong letter. The tobacco that Ben carried off today was mine and Johns. I was very glad to get my part of the advance. Mabel has bin cross part of the day. She is not well. The children went to school. Did not get wet much.
A good day. The men stripped tobacco all day. I got dinner. Then Henry and Franklin and I went to Gretna. We done some shopping. Then went to see Carrie a little while. Found them well enough to be about. I was glad of that. We got home in good time to get water and wood and get supper. Henry drove the car very good I thought. I am so glad that he can drive the car. I hope that nothing wont happen to make me afraid.
A good day. We all staid at home except Henry. He went in [camel?]. some where we don't know where. Carrie and the children come to see us. I was so glad to see them. Carrie helped me get dinner. She said that Marvin was not well. I do hope he may soon be well. They think they have a hard time and they do in some ways but if any thing sould[sic] happen to Marvin serious then they would see a hard time shure[sic]. Jim and Ben caught a squirel this evening and put him in a cage. Will try to tame him.
A clear morning. Cloudy this evening and rain tonight. Ben went to Gretna this evening with tobacco. Got home a while be fore night. Jim and John stripped all day. The children went to school. Mrs. Booker went to Lynch Burg yesterday. Come home this evening. Ray Booker come with Franklin home and staid until his mother got home. I have bin up all day but have not felt good all day. Ben got me a pair of shoes today. I got a card from Hellen Brumfield today wishing me a good Thanks giving day.
A good day. Cleared up last night. The men has shucked corn all day. The tobacco was dry. I had cabbage for dinner. I stewed a pumpkin that Carrie gave me. Think I will make some pies for Thanks Giving dinner. Hattie made soap here today. I hope it will be good. The children went to school. I am a bout a sleep and git[?] and go to bed.
A good day. The men stripped tobacco all day. The children went to the school house. They [sic] school broke up at noon. Some of the teachers li[?]ve a good distance. They went home for Thanks giving day. I dressed a hen for our turkey. Carrie gave me a pumpkin. I have cooked it. Guess they will work here. They can be as thankful at work as they could and not work. Ben and Henry has gone to Mr. Mayhew's to play games. Mabel had a bad cough. I wanted to go to see Kate Hubband this evening but did not get off. Henry come by Renan and got some meat.
A cloudy day and rain this evening and tonight. Jim worked on his tobacco all day. Ben and John Ward and Henry cut and sawed wood this morning and stripped tobacco this evening. John Ward brought two little baskets here this morning. He made them for Carrie Smith. I cooked a hen for dinner and baked pies. Carrie gave me a small pumpkin, all that I have had this fall. We have got the water to drink from the spring up in the field. The Children hate to bring it so far. I hope that they will dig out the branch soon.
A windy bad day. Jim finished stripping tobacco. This evening John Ward went to Strait Stone. Went on the wagon and carried his family. Mr. Booker come and got the scalding tub fixing to kill hogs. Henry come home to go to Strait Stone but I would not go because it was colde and windy. Mabel has bin very good today. Ben is not feeling well today. I am so sorry for him and can't do any thing to help him.
A beautiful day. Jim and Henry and Franklin and I went to Marvin's today. Found them fixing to come to see us. Carrie gave me a nice cake for Xmas and some butter. I was glad of all that she gave me. She gave us a good dinner. Ben and the little girls staid here. Ben got dinner. I think they enjoyed getting their own dinner. We stoped at Mr. Rowland's and got some oil. The got on fine.
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.
A rainy morning. The men folks did not do any thing of any account until evening. They picked up some corn and put it in sacks. The children went to school. There is a play over there tonight. Ben and the children has gone all but Mabel. She is a bed and a sleep. Edna eat supper at John Hutcherson's tonight. [E]Ula Mayhew and Gladis Owen was there two. I wrote to Kate Harvey. Wrote part of one to Carrie Smith. Nat passed so early that I did not get it in the mail. Jim sent a box of turnip greens to Ruben's today.
A very warm day for Dec. They cut some feed at Booker's and here. Did not finish. I got dinner. Though[t?] Mr. Booker would be here. He did not stay. After dinner Henry and I went to Gretna. I bought a pair of shoes and stockens. Come home and put them on. Ben and Jim went to Mt. Airy. Ben bought some paint. Henry and I come by by Marvin's and got some cakes that Carrie had made for me. Marvin's folks was going to a play at the school house. A part of the school building was burned last night.
A rainy day. Jim went from here this morning. He was going to see his people at Lynchburg. I have felt all day like something serious was the matter. I can't tell why. Jim went with the Edmons boys to Gretna. Ben's car is so out of fix that it won't go like he would like. Floid Reynols was here a few minute to day. He said that Julia Fergeson's baby was very sick. Reubin and his mother was going to Danville this evening to see the baby. I hope it is better by now. I got a nice box of candy from Clifton and Jane today. I have got more nice presents and cards this Xmas than I ever did be fore at Xmas. Ben is at work on a picture frame to night.
A good day. We have bin at home all day except Henry. Marvin and Carrie and all the children come this morning. I was glad to see them. All of them staid all night except Reese. Henry went with Reese home to feed and milk. Ben and Marvin went to Mr. Mayhew's tonight and have not come home yet. 10:30 o'clock. All the rest has gone to bed except myself and I will be in bed soon if nothing happens to stop me. Heard today that Caroline Fergerson was better. Reese and Henry went to Ren Worsham's a little while this evening.
A beautiful day. Carrie and her family went home this evening. They went to Ren's this evening. There was no one at home so they went home. Henry and the other children went with them to Worsham's. Then we went to Ernest's and staid a while. Then went to Reynol's. Mrs. Reynols had not come home from Danville yet so we come home. Ben worked on a picture frame all the evening and tonight. We certainly did enjoy their visit. Carrie['s] children and Bens can have a good time playing together.
A cloudy day rain this evening and tonight. Lightning and thunder tonight. We all have bin at home all day. Ben cut the aspen that I wanted him to. The children carried most of the brush out for me. I washed some few things this morning. I had rain water to use. Hilda is here yet it was so bad she could not go home. They all have tried their [best]. Seven today had to stay in the house most of the time. Henry & Ben are at the dineing room tonight studying [puzzles?]. The last [entry]for this year. Mabel says she is glad Hilda did not go home.