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Ben went to the mill this morning. Mr Owens plowed. Josie ironed some and got dinner. Finished quilting her quilt this morning. I went to see Mag this evening. Edna went with me. Found them all well. Odie and Lottie and Miss Jessie Kellie was there. I come by Kates. Kate Reynolds was there.
Cloudy today and some rain. Ben got up part of his pea hay and part got wet. We got dinner when we got breakfast thought we would strip tobacco. It was so dry that we could not handle it. Josie sewed some.
I dug some potatoes.
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A cloudy morning.
Before we finished eating breakfast Mr Layne come to get his calf. I got him in the stable and Ben tied him but they could not carry him home he was so stubborn. Ben and Owen lost about two hours time then they went to work.
Ben put a yoke in the cow this morning. Henry and I worked on the fence nearly all the morning. The calves was in the pasture to night. Ben worked on his pigs to day. Doris Brumfield and C Reynolds come a while this evening. Josie planted some hyacinths bulbs to day.
I brought in my daghlia roots this evening.
I put on a pair of new shoes to day. I went up [ink mark]
Well I went to sleep and made a mark.
I went down to the cook room 15 to four oclock made a fire washed the supper dishes then got breakfast. Called the rest of them then we eat. After breakfast I cut up two pumpkins and put them on to cook then put on some meat to cook fed two calves and brought a bucket of water then milked two cows and sloped the pigs put on a liver and face to make scrappel then churned. Josie made bread and coffee for dinner. I washed up a lot of things and took up the meat for dinner then eat dinner. Took up the pumpkins and meat for scrapple and made the scrappel. Janie Gravley and Lucius Muriel Gravley and Effie Brumfield stopped here a few minutes on their way home from Danville. Well I have not room for any more.
A good day. The men folks moved Owens tobacco out of the pit and put some of Bens in then commenced to build a hog pen. Josie & I got dinner. Nellie and Evylin Brumfield went to Blairs this morning. Come home by twelve, eat dinner, then Ben carried them to Johnson Reynolds, from there they went home.
Josie has not been well to day. I went to Marvins this evening.
Every one is a bed but I so I will go soon.
A good day. The men folks finished the hog pen this morning and stripped tobacco this evening. Josie washed this morning & went to Marvin's this evening. Mollie & Christenia Reynols was there. I helped strip tobacco this evening.
A cloudy day. Ben & Jim put tobacco in the pit this morning. Ben & Owen helped Marvin kill hogs then worked on a plant bed. I went to Marvins and staid with the children while Carrie got dinner and made her sausage.
Ben come from South Boston this evening. He his is not feeling well tonight. He solde Pauls tobacco to day. I don't know what it brought. He has not tolde me. Irvin Lewis come this morning and got my calf. I paid him one dollar to carrie it.
A bad day. There was more snow on the ground than had bin this winter. It is all gone to night.
Jim & Ben went to Renan this evening. Mr. Owen & Board Dews went to Mr. Jessie Mays sale. Marvin Smith bought Kate Harvey two pigs to day. He bought them from Robert Starkey. I am so glad that he could get them.
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.
Mollie Reynolds went to see Mrs Hutcherson. She is mighty feeble. Paul Bennett come from Chatham to day. Marvin did not come. Kate went to Strait Stone this evening. Reese Smith carried her. I walked to Reynolds and walke most every where else that I can.
Oh that I could help my self.
A good day. Ben & Jim and Owen put tobacco in the pit this morning. This evening they covered the hog pen. Henry went to Renan this morning and to Charley Hutcherson this evening. He paid for some meal that I bought and carried the sack home.
I got dinner.
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I guess I would of went to some of their homes but thought I might be in the way. They might be going some where and I would be a bother. Be sides I did not feel like walkin far.
February the 19th 1919 Marvin Smith solde a curing of tobacco for Ben for $2:19 dollars.
Lucys calf came December the 2nd 1919.
One of the pigs got hurt some way this evening. I hope it will get well.
Ben milked this morning.
A good day. Ben went to Eanes to work. Jim plowed. Ben come home and went for the teacers. Miss Fergerson & Miss Treer & Effie Brumfield. The proffesor did not come. John Brumfield come this evening. I am glad that he come. Ben carried the ladies home. Josie went with him. Josie cooked supper for them.
Marvin went to John Smiths this evening. Carried all the children. I went as far as Mr Johnsons. Paul Smith and I staid at the river. Marvin bought four pigs from Mr John Smith. Hope he may have good luck with them.
A good day. Jim & Ben staid at home until twelve. Ben & family went to Mr Powers this evening. Earl Bennett come this evening and got three pigs. Lizzie Anderson was with him. Marvin & Carrie and three children went to Strait Stone to preaching. I went with them. I was glad to see so many of my acquantances and enjoyed the sermond. I come home for dinner. We had fried chicken & straw be Carrie gave me a [?] of berries and cake.
A rainy morning. Clear tonight. Jim & Ben worked on the garden this evening.
Henry & Edna went to school. Josie and [?] finished Josies quilt and put one in the frames. I quilted a little tonight.
Mrs Car is quite sick yet. I do hope she may be better by morning.
Jim found five little pigs yesterday morning. We are very glad of them & hope to rais them.
A good day. Ben went to the Island to Pat Woodings for two pigs for Kate Harvey. He come home by eleven oclock. Jim & Henry shucked corn. They finished shucking & hauled it to the corn house. It was dark when they come with the last of it. Ben has gone to Strait Stone tonight. Josie and I got dinner. We had fresh fish for breakfast & dinner. Josie baked pies for dinner tomorrow. I killed a hen. We hope that Marvin's folks will come. I am a fraid it will be raining.
A good day. The men folks plowed and worked on the land until twelve oclock. Then Ben carried the children and I to White Falls fishing. We did not catch any thing any acount. Had a good trip any way. Tonight Ben carried the children to Strait Stone to a show. Mabel is a sleep now. While I was gone Kate and Irvin Harvey come. I wish I had not gone. Jim worked in the garden some. They moved the pigs to a new lot today. I did not milk the cows tonight. I had early supper.