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Paul suckered tobacco. Mr Owen went to the mill did not get his grinding. Josie washed the breakfast dishes and ironed and got dinner and washed the dinner dishes and ironed most of the evening. I got breakfast and called them to eat then I milked three cows and watered hogs at three different places then I gathered some butter beans and helped to shell them. Then fixed the milk ready to churn then cut a bucket of cucumbers then churned fixed to wash some.
After dinner I washed a bout 40 garments then put the cucumbers in brine and salted the butter and fixed it ready for use. Then rested a while then milked eat supper and helped wash dishes and ready to go to bed.
Josie picked up some apples and got dinner. I churned and picked some beans this morning. In the evening I went to Marvins a few minutes and picked a few more beans then went to the tobacco ground and helped to load the waggon and to the barn and helped to unload so as to hurry Ben and Paul. They wanted to go to Altavista and I did not want them to be late.
Josie had supper ready when we got to the house. While we were eating, Denia come and brought me a pan of light bread. I certainly was glad of the bread. Was sorry that Denia had so much trouble but I do appreciate it.
Ben and Paul and Josie are at Altavista tonight.
Josie come home to get dinner. She fried chicken and baked cocoanut pies. A bout twelve Gordon and Alma and Ola and Frances Bennett come for dinner. After dinner Bruce Reynolds and his mother come a few minutes. I was glad to see them all. Ben sowed wheat most of the day. This evening Nat Wooding phoned for Ben to come to Reynolds mail box and help him work on his car. Ben went. They could not fix it. They brought it here. Sidney Reynolds come after Nat and carried him home.
Paul finished sowing wheat. Mollie gave me a nice box of candy a birth day present. Marvin Smith paid our taxes this evening. Paul and Ben has bin at the barn to night hangin and putting tobacco in the pit.
A cloudy day and a little rain here. Ben just got in from Altavista. Says that it rained hard there. He went for a load of lumber. The rest of us stripped tobacco all day. We finished a curing for Mr Owen and commenced one for Paul.
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Paul carried Dr Owen to see Mr Dews this morning. He had Bens car. Willie Mayhew has a very sick childe the Dr was to see it today. Clifton is still very sick. Marvin and Carrie went to see Doris Brumfield this evening. Josie and I and the Owen children and Henry finished stripping a curing of tobacco for Paul. We finished a bout twelve. This evening Cordie Blair and Doratha Worsham and Ada Hutcherson come a while. Ellen Bailiss and Louise Hutcherson come to bring some patterns that Josie let Mamie have.
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I milk and churn.
Josie sewed some this evening.
A good day. Jim fired tobacco all day. Quit at night. Has cured two houses of primings. Edwin staid here all day. Paul Bennett & Loney come a little while this morning. Paul got his hair cut this evening. Ben and family went to Jim Powers and Rob Hubards.
Edwin finished reading Philo Gubb to day & slept two hours.
I read some in the land mark & [?].
Jim went home this evening.
I am so near a sleep that I cant write like it should be done.
February the 19th 1919 Marvin Smith solde a curing of tobacco for Ben for $2:19 dollars.
Lucys calf came December the 2nd 1919.
A good day. Jim & Ben helped Mr Owen strip tobacco. They finished a cureing for him today and put it in the pit tonight. The children went to school. Josie washed some then went to Marvins a little while. Come home and got supper.
Carley[?] Harvey & Virginia Moses was married this morning at Gretna. Reese Smith carried Kate & Virginia Harvey to Gretna. Marvin and some others met at Richard Woodings and cut some tobacco for him. Ben & Henry helped some.
I am going to sleep in the hall to night.
A cloudy day. No rain today. The land is good we for the first time in a bout five months.
This writing was done at three oclock Nov the 2nd. I forgot to write last night.
A colde windy day. Ben stripped tobacco. He finished a curing. Henry tied all the time that Ben was sorting and Josie part of the time. Jim went to Chatham. Today was Nellies birth day. Reese Smith carried Jim and Paul and I went. I bought several things. Reubin and Robbert Reynols come with Reese as far as their home. They had bin to Black Stone to play football and was on their way back to Chatham. Josie ironed to day and got dinner and supper. I went to Marvins this evening. Carrie was ironing. Henry & Ben went to Renan late this evening. Ben bought a peice of beef for Sundays dinner.
A good day. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco all day. They finished a cureing. Marvin went to Gretna hauling feed. Carrie and the little children come here. It was the first time that the new baby was a way from home. I hope it wont hurt her. Hazel & Eva was very good to day. Kate Harvey come this evening. I was glad for her to come. Was sorry for her to have to take such a long walk. Hope it wont hurt her. The children went to school to day. Alcie washed here to day. I have peiced one square for a quilt. 9:30 oclock
A clear colde day. Ben & Jim helped Marvins boys load on some things this morning then moved a cureing of tobacco. Then they sawed some wood. Finished what they had at the wood pile and moved the engine to night. Ben & Jim and Norman Booker went to Strait Stone. Jim come home about nine oclock. Ben and Norman has come in at eleven oclock. Josie caned some meat this evening. I think we brok about five cans. Mrs Booker staid with us tonight while the men was gone. I think I will like her fine but no one can fill Carries place. I can hardly stay at home I mis Marvins folks so much. Franklin and Edna is going to bed. 11 oclock
A good day. Kate and I come home from Richmond to day. Willie come with us. We come home on the Virginian. Ben & Edna and Franklin met us at Long Island. Found all well as ususal. The boys is curing tobacco. They had plenty of water mellons. Nellie and Evylin are here. Josie & Nell had caned a lot of tomatoes. 9 oclock
A good day. The men moved [?] a curing of tobacco & cut a cureing. They will stay with a barn tonight. Josie and I washed a big washing and got dinner. This evening we went to Marvins a little while. Josie & Carrie picked some snaps. Josie and I strung ours to night.
A good day. The men folks rehung two cureings of tobacco and moved them and hauled some sticks. Mabel has bin sick all day. They carried her to the Dr to night. I hope she may be better by morning. I got dinner and went to Marvins a few minutes. I gathered some snaps and dried beans and butter beans. Jim has gone to Marvins to night.
A good day. Ben & Henry went to the mill. Staid and got the grinding. Got home after dark. Mr Owen finished fireing two cureings. To night Jim will stay with his barn tonight. Josie & Franklin are both sick tonight. I went to Reynols to day to see Julia. They had a lot of company mostly their own folks. Robert brought me home. I went by Marvins. Carrie was finishing washing. I pittie the young house keepers.
A good day. Ben had three loads of wood [?] to finish cureing. Some tobacco. Jim staid at the barn all day. Josie and I got dinner this evening. Ben & family and I went to Jim Powers. Had a pleasant evening. Come home. I milked. Josie got supper.
Marvin went to Strait Stone. Thought there would be preaching. There was none. 8 oclock
Cloudy all day. Rain to night. Ben out a little to day. He killed three sqirrels. He dressed them. I cooked chidlins to day at the wash house. I washed some. Josie washed and pressed some goods to make Franklin a suit of clothes. Jim come home to night. Carrie sent a new dress that she had made. Sent it by William Gilbert. Mr Owen finished a cureing of tobacco this evening. Mrs Owen got my cards to make some bats for a quilt.
A good morning rain tonight. Ben moved two cureings of tobacco. Jim is fineing his. Queen Callans ironed here today. Ellen Lewes & Lilly washed here today. Kate Harvey come this evening. She brought Josie some sanwitches[sic]. Josie has bin feeling bad all day. Kate carried some goods to make Franklin some [...ants]. I have not felt well today. I kept up but it was all that I could do. I gathered some snap for dinner tomorrow.
A rainy morning. The rain was badly needed. Jim & Ben & Henry stripped tobacco all day finished Jim's cureing and loaded it on the waggon. Mr Booker & Jim put their tobacco on Mr Bookers waggon. Ben & Jim has gone to Renan & Dr Owens for medicine. I went to see Mrs Hutcherson this evening. She is very sick but feeling some better. Denia was there. Ada & Denia was sheling peas. Miss Ada brought me home on Mrs Hutcherson's car. I was glad to get home so easy. Mabel has had a good time today.