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Josie ironed this morning and went to the plant bed and got salit for tomorrows dinner and made Mabel a gown and got supper. I went to Marvins this evening. Carrie finished Eva a dress whle I was there.
A cloudy cool day. Have needed fires all day. Jim worked on his tobacco ground. Ben went to Long Island for roofing for the barn shelters. Marvin and Henry went with him. Ben carried corn to the mill. Josie made Henry two shirts and two pair of curtains. I churned this morning. This evening I went to Marvins. Carrie was makeing Eva a dress.
Heard of several planting tobacco today. It is very early to plant yet it may do well.
Josie got dinner. She baked pies. They were fine. Josie made Edna a dress then went to Marvins. I fed the chickens and churned. Jims games began to hatch today. Henry will sleep with Franklin to night down stairs. Edna will sleep with me.
I want the weather to get good so bad.
4 of Jims turkeys drowned this evening. I am so sorry about it.
Josie and I washed this morning. We had a big washing.
Denia Blair come to see us this evening. I was very glad that she come.
Mollie invited me to spend the day with her. I could not go as we had commenced to wash.
We all staid at home to day.
A cloudy day and some rain. Jim & Ben finished planting tobacco today. Josie droped some plants. I did not drop or draw a plant for the first time in years. I am not glad of it. I like to help where I can. I do a lot of what is to be done at the house. Poor little Mabel is a task by her self.
I went to Marvins a few minutes.
A good day. Clouds about this evening but no rain to wet any thing. Ben replanted tobacco. He went to Renan and got some beef for tomorrows dinner. Josie killed and dressed three chickens, baked two cakes, got dinner, and bathed the children.
I went to Worshams pond to fish. Marvin carried me and Henry & Reese. He went to Altavista and had work done on his teeth worked on. I stoped at Mr Jim Bookers and sit on the porch with Mrs Booker until Marvin come for us.
A good day. The men folks worked tobacco all day. Ben went to Hubbard's store tonight. He carried three of the children with him. Josie ironed most of the day. This evening I went to Marvins. Thought I might get to go to the store but Reese was so busy that he could not go. Carry was sewing on a dress for her self. Ben got done his little[?] crop of tobacco. Hope they can get Jims done tomorrow. We have a good garden for this time of the year.
Henry is reading and it will soon be 10 oclock.
A good day. I am at Bennetts to day. Lony & Earl are replanting tobacco. Alma is working on a dress for Bessie Shelhorse. Lizzie had English peas for dinner the firs that I have seen this year. Gordon come this morning and brough his baby. Lizzie & Alma kept it until twelve oclock. Well I do wish I could know how they are getting on at home. I do hope that Mabel is better off by now.
A good morning. Had a little rain this evening. It was badly needed and they need more so bad. The boys here sowed peas. Lizzie & Alma and Louise and I went to Chatham this evening after the rain. We had a good trip. I bought a pair of shoes and good to make a dress. We got home early enough to do the work ok.
A good day. It rained a shower at Gretna but not a drop here. We need rain so bad. Nellie caned & preserved some berries for us this morning. She went home this evening. Ben carried her to Gretna. I went with them. Ben bought some ship stuff and beet pulp for the cows. Josie got dinner. She went to Marvins a little while. Mr Woodall left Marvins this evening.
A good day. A little rain tonight. It is needed so bad. Jim & Ben & Henry worked on the tobacco most of the day. Ben went to the mill at Cedar Forest. The water was so low that they could no grind. Franklin and I went with him. I fished a fished caught two fish.
No one from here did not go to the show to night. It is raining now.
A good day. No rain yet to do any good. The boys worked in the tobacco some this morning. Ben finished covering the barn shetter this evening. Jim & Ben & Henry got up the potatoes this evening. Josie got dinner and made Julia a dress.
I got up soon this morning and made a fire & brough a bucket of water. Washed last nights dishes then got the breakfast before any one else come. I then milked the cow. Made a fire at the wash house and washed until twelve.
A good day. No rain yet here. Jim and Ben worked on the tobacco this morning. This evening Ben white washed the room that I sleep in. Josie made her a dress this morning. Julia & Edna picked a few berries. Julia stuck a barb wire in her leg. I hope it wont get sore much. A wasp stung Franklin. I hope it wont hurt him long.
I set a hen today.
A good day. The boys finished puttin the floors in the basement. They done a good job I think. Mr Dews come here today for Ben to help to cover the house that he lives in. Walter Owen was here today. He is hunting a home.
A good day. Ben went to Mr Dews to work on a porch. Josie & Franklin and Mabel went to Mr Jim Powers to spend the day. Mrs Car was sick. Jim Brumfield went home today. He left here walking. Dont know how he made it. Hope he got some way to ride.
A good day. The men worked in their tobacco all day. Josie made her a dress this morning, the silk that Mrs Car gave her. I churned and got dinner. This evening we all went to Marvins. They had company. I was glad to see them all. Kate Harvey, Mag & Doris Fran[?] & Charley Brumfield. Lottie Kellie & two children.
Mr Kellie brought them & come for them. He is good to take them around.
Nellie went to see Carrie a while this morning. Nellie and Evylin eat dinner and dressed[?] and started home. Marvin carried them to Gretna. Edna and I though that Ben was going to Gretna and that we would go with him. He did not go and we went to George Blairs. We stopped in at Mr Hutchersons a few minutes. Mr Edmons was there. Josie has put up the milk to night.
A good day. Had a little rain a bout day this morning. Need more bad. Ben sowed some rye this morning. Jim shelled some corn this morning. Ben went to the mill this evening. Carried corn & rye & wheat. I went with him on the waggon. I fished while they ground the grain. I caught several fish. I intend to fry them in the morning.
Jim went to Chatham this evening. Reese Smith carried him. All the Smith children went with him. Marvin was up there & come with them home. The Reynols boys went to Chatham to day to enter school. Johnson drove the car. He ran over Marvins dog. Dont know how bad it was hurt.
Josie ironed this morning. We straitened up in the lock room this evening. Isla Blair come this evening and staid a little while. She wanted a breast pump for Nettie Hendries. I went home with Isla. I was glad to see them all.