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A clear day we need rain so bad.
This evening I got up some of the onions.
A good day. Ben and Paul plowed tobacco this morning. Ben plowed the sweet potatoes. This evening Ben mowed. Josie got dinner. I churned and worked some in the garden. Josie tried to find some black berries found enough for supper with cream.
A good day. The men worked tobacco this morning. Jim worked in the garden this evening and planted sweet potatoes. I went to Reynols's and got some slips. Josie went to John Hutchersons twise to day after meal. She got some this evening.
Josie made some pickle this morning and washed up her floor this evening.
Jim and Ben hauled a lot of olde boards to the wood pile.
Josie and I worked on grapes most of the day. This evening I picked a few dried beans and got some sweet potatoes, the first that we have had of this years crop. Josie gathered some snaps & strung them and got Irish potatoes for dinner, tomorrows dinner.
Prince is much better than he was yesterday.
Nellie & Josie gathered snaps and tomatoes for tomorrows dinner.
Clock not runing.
Josie got dinner. She baked pies. Evylin & Edna and I went to Worshams pond. Josie fixed our dinner. We went on a buggy and drove Jake, Bens horse. Nellie caned some tomatoes. Denia & Kate come to see us this evening.
I am sorry that I was not at home.
Nellie dug some sweet potatoes.
Cloudy but no rain to speak of. We need rain.
This evening I went and got some sweet potatoes and washed them.
I went to Marvins a little while late this evening. Carrie was makeing Roy a blouse. I brought it home with me and have finished the button holes & sewed on the buttons. Marvin had finished tieing Hatties tobacco & commenced on Paul Bennetts.
A good day. Ben & Edna & Josie and Franklin went with Mrs. Car home at Mr Powers. Henry went with Uncle Marvin to Sunday school at Strait Stone church. He come home and we eat our dinner. Then Henry went to Marvins. Reese & Paul Smith and Henry Brumfield went to Mag Brumfields.
A windy day. Very disagreeable. Ben and Ben hauled some leaves and put in the stable. Alcie Callands washed here today. The clothes most blowed a way. I got them this evening. I have staid at home all day to day. We had turnip salid for dinner and sweet potatoes. Tonight there is two men here say they are Mormon preachers. We dreaded them but they are very pleasant. The children went to school. Josie commenced to change her dress this evening. I comenced to make some sheets. Tonight I have read. Did not try to work any. It is now nearly ten oclock and I must go bed. Oh how I miss Carrie.
A good day. Cloudy tonight. All of us stayed at home all day except Ben. He carried Mr Feris and an other man over to [?]. Hugh & Aubra Brumfield come and staid with Henry today. Marvin and family was here this evening. Kate & Charley Harvey was here a little while this evening. Josie and [I] got dinner. We cooked the last sweet potatoes that we had.
6 day Jim gathered apples and made some cider. Ben went to Long Island for guano. He bought shoes and put them on the horses him self. He was gone most of the day. Josie got dinner. I picked peas this morning. This evening I washed a little. Put out the things that Betty left in the tubs. I went and dug a basket of sweet potatoes.
7th day Ben and Jim covered the hog pen and dug the sweet potatoes. Ben got up the pumpkins. Josie ironed and helped get dinner. We cooked beans and pumpkin for dinner. Josie made Franklin a union suit. I went to Marvins. Kate Harvey was there. Hazel is not well. They carried her to see the Dr this evening.
8th A good day. Jim went to the mill at Galveston. Ben picked up the sweet potatoes and put them in sacks. Josie got dinner. This evening Ben carried Josie and the baby and Franklin and I to Cedar Forest. I fished in the Creek. The rest of them went to Jim Powers. Hazel has been sick all day. Ben & Henry gone hunting.
9th A good day. Jim and Ben plowed some and hauled up the sweet potatoes. Josie and I got dinner. Josie pulled weeds in the yard. I went to Marvins a few minutes this evening. Reese and Henry and I went to White Falls. Come by Kates. She was not at home. Gordon Bennett & Frances come this evening.
A good morning. Rain this evening very hard. The branch was out of its banks. Ben went to the Cork Mill this evening. He got his wheat ground. Got home at dark. Henry and Franklin went with him. Thelma went from here this evening and walked through the mud. I went to the snap [pa.els] and got some snaps and some sweet potatoes. Think I will make some pies in the morning. Thelma ironed some this morning.
A good day. We all staid at home until twelve. Hugh & [?]& Ernest Brumfield come to see Henry there. Dave Booker come he was on a car. They all got on it and went to Lees. I got dinner. I cooked snaps and chicken baked sweet potatoes made pies. The first potatoes of this season. No one come to see us today. [I] would of bin glad for some one to come. This is a plentiful year of vegetables and fruit I have had some thing to cook that is nice most evry day. I want to be thankful.
A good day. The men cut tobacco all day. They are hoisting some now & at night. No one come today. Josie suffered most of the day. I got snaps & butter beans for denner. I went and gathered peas and got some sweet potatoes this evening. I went to the water mellon patch for the first time since it was planted. Hatties children come for apples. Say they will dry some. They may.
A good day. Jim & Ben carried some apples to John Hutchersons and ground them for cider. Jim made a hog trough this evening. Corn is out at our house. Nellie worked on some waists for Franklin today. Fanny made Edna some bloomers yesterday. A col[oured] girl and I got dinner. Nellie made the bread for supper and milked with Edna's help. Daisy the col[oured] girl and I picked a few peas this evening. Mabel has bin as well as usual to day. I got some nice sweet potatoes today.
A good day. Jim & Ben worked on their grain land all day. Robbert Hubbard & wife went from here this evening. Carrie & the children come this evening. I was glad to see them. I hope they got home safe. Lizzie and I and the col girl shelled some corn to dry out to send to the mill. We want corn bread. Lizzie and I went to the [?] house to get potatoes and peas for dinner. I went to the barn to get sweet potatoes. Mr Kent carried the children part way to school.
A good day. Ben made a box for William Gilbert to bury his baby in. Jim got up the sweet potatoes and pop corn. I got dinner. Betty ironed some & washed some. This evening I went with Mr & Mrs Edmons to church. I am very glad for any one to take me with them. Mr Archer Thornton & Mrs Rufus Car & children come to see Josie this evening. Carrie & the children & Kate come a few minutes. I was glad to see them. Henry went with Mr Edmons folk to Strait Stone to night.
A cloudy day but no rain. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco all day & tonight they tieing. I and Mabel went to Mr Booker. They were at the Barn at work on their tobacco. Josie has bin feeling some better today. Nellie & I got dinner. Mr Lipscome & Mrs Lipscome come to see Josie this evening. We finished putting up the sweet potatoes today. Queen washed here today.
A cloudy bad day. No rain to hinder work. Ben & Jim sawed wood for Mr Booker. They eat dinner there. Ben said he did enjoy the beans. I cooked some big sweet potatoes. Boiled hogs feet. The children got in some wood. Henry went to the store & got a can of oil. Heard today that Mrs Hurcherson is very sick. Also heard that Mrs Compton & Mr Compton are sick. I hope they all may be better soon. Ben & Jim hunted just at night. Ben killed one rabbit.
A good day. Jim and John Ward burned a plant bed. Ben come from Gretna. He solde his last tobacco today. he is very well pleased with the price. He staid at Marvin Smiths last night. Kate and Irvin come a little while this evening. Nellie sewed on Evylin's aprons this evening. Edna brought water tonight. Mrs Carr got a good mess of salit today. We certainly did enjoy it. I baked sweet potatoes for the children to eat when they come home from school. Ben brought some apples from Gretna.
A cloudy morning and some rain. No rain this evening. Ben and Jim went to Renan this morning. This evening they cut and mauled. Ben got hurt. The wedge hit him in the face and cut his lip and a gash in his face. He went to the Dr. and had it fixed up. I hope it will not get bad. Nellie and I got dinner. I churned and printed the butter. Nellie sewed some. I cut pieces for Kate to put together. I went to Norman Bookers a while this evening. Mrs Booker gave me some sweet potatoes as nice as I ever saw. I am so glad of them.
A good day. The men worked on the pasture fence. Ben went to Lee's to a [cutting mach?]. We had [creasy salit] for dinner. The land was frozen this morning. The children went to school. I churned and baked some sweet potatoes. Afther the children come home, we shucked two shocks of corn. Henry brought it to the corn house. Mr. Mayhew and Eula and Harold come and they played games.
A good day. Ben finished cutting wheat this morning. This evening they fixed some tobacco land. Jim plowed some sweet potatoes. I wanted to go to the river but did not go. I mended overalls yesterday and to day. Lelia Ward sent the clothes home done up nice. I am glad of that much help. We had new Irish potatoes and last years butter beans and apple pies. I killed two chickens for dinner tomorrow. I made a mess of my book. Nothing but carelessness. I am ashamed of it but cant help it now.
A good day. No rain. Jim fired on his tobacco all day. Ben cut on his. He filled the barn and started fires under the tobacco. Lelia and I finished suckering Bens tobacco. I got the most of the dinner. Nellie dug some sweet potatoes this evening and gathered some peas. Edna worked in the field all day of her own chois. No body ask her to. Mabel has bin very good. Evylin made some candy. It was very good. Amont them they eat it be for supper and wanted more. Jim and Ben will stay at the barns tonight. I am sorry for them.
A good day. Marvin Smith cut corn. The children went to school. Carrie fixed to wash. Before she commence Mrs McLaulin come to spend the day. She had her little boy with her. He is a fine little fellow. When she went home Carrie and I walked with her nearly home. It is not far but a steep hill to clime. I am very glad that Carrie has her for a neighbor. She seems to be a fine woman. Carrie had snaps and butter beans and sweet potatoes and cake. I have set a round today and rested. Would like to know what they are doing at home.