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A warm day. Snow and ice melted very fast. Ben went to Renan and to see Charles. Kate Harvey come a little while. The weather is so bad that I have to stay in most of the time. Ben made the fire in the stove this morning. I got breakfast. Josie got dinner. She had a bowl of soup and chicken. Baked tea cakes. We all did enjoy it so much. I washed dishes after dinner. Josie fed the calves and chickens. We had tea cakes and cocoa for supper.
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A good day Ben & Jim grubed all day. Mr Owen plowed. Josie & I got dinner. Josie baked a cake and tea cakes. Marvin carried me to White Falls. Carrie and the children went as far as Kates. I am so glad to get to go. When I got home Nettie & Hellen & Virginia were here. I was glad that they came. I had a letter from Julia Furgerson this evening. I am always glad to hear from her.
A colde day partly cloudy. Hailing and snowing tonight. Jim shucked some corn and toated stalks for the cows. Ben sawed wood at Kate Harveys. Brought the engine & saw home tonight. Ben went to Strait Stone tonight. He went for medicine for Mabel. She has a colde and is very hoarse. We are a fraid she will have the croup. Josie ironed today and worked on her cakes some. I got dinner. Denia Blair come a little while. I was glad that she come. Two of the Doss girls come a few minutes. They borrowed a last. Said they wanted to mend shoes. I am sorry that it is weathering. Did hope it would stay good until Jim could get home. We sent Kates turkey to her this morning.
A cloudy all day & rain this evening. Jim & Ben cut wood til noon. Ben helped Marvin kill hog. Henry went to school. The baby is bad off with colde. I think the other children are some better off. To day was a holiday. We did not get any mail. We miss it. I ironed some today & Josie ironed some. I churned. We both got dinner. Josie baked some nice tea cakes.
Clear windy & colde. Jim and Ben rumbled a round this morning. This evening they went to Marvins. Josie & I staid at home all day. Josie got dinner. She baked one of the nicest cakes yesterday that I ever saw. I helped some today. Josie milked. I churned & wash dishes. Helpe to attend the baby.
18th A good day. Ben harrowed on wheat land. Jim come from Chatham today. Josie and Ben went to Mayhews to see the little boy that is so badly burned. Mollie Reynolds come here a little while. I have staid at home all day to day. I got dinner and ironed some. Josie baked some nice tea cakes for the chldren to take to school. Jim and Ben are tying primeings.
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 good morning rain this evening. We all staid at home all day. Mrs Car & Henry made ice cream. I got dinner fried chicken cooked butter beans & potatoes baked tea cakes. Ben looked for Jims turkey did not find her. Jim come home with Norman Booker from Gretna. Jo Edmons and [Jac?son] Emerson come to see Henry. They all went to the branch to bathe. Josey & Johnson & Charlott come a few minutes. Edna helped milk this morning & tonight. Oh Lord take care of all of us.
A cloudy dreary day but no falling weather. Jim stayed a round home most of the day. Ben moved in a hand. John Ward. He was until dark getting home. Then he carried Fanny Power and the children to the school house to a play. Nellie baked two cakes & Fanny one and made some pies. Fanny ironed some/ The cloths was not dry eneough to iron good. I mended Edna's coat this morning & churned and fixed up the butter this evening. Josie has suffered bad today. I had a letter from Carrie today. It is very colde tonight too.
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.