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A good day.
A good day. We all stripped tobacco half of the day. Josie put new straw in some of the bed ticks and picked some pears. I went to George Blairs found all of the girls sick not in bed but should have bin. Mrs Anderson and Lizzie was there.
Jim is here Ok tonight. Carries children was here this evening.
They had plenty of grapes at Edmons's.
Rees & Smith & [?] and Emet Brumfield come here this evening.
I went to see Kate Harvey this morning. I had not bin there long before they phoned me that Lizzie Bennett had come. I started home. I met Ben at Posies mail box with the car. Kate walked with me that far and then turned back. She would of come home with me but she was lookin for Dr Wigginton & Pearl.
I went to see Kate & Mag. I eat dinner with Kate. She was at home by her self. This evening Dr & Pearl Wiggin and Charles & Irvin Harvey come to Kates. We were at Mags. I was glad to see the children.
A good day. All of us staid at home until twelve oclock. Then Ben & family went to Rob Hubbards. I went to Marvins. Kate Harvey and Dr Wigginton and Pearl come and I was glad to see them. Marvin and Jim walked a round most of the evening. Mrs Edmons sent for the dr this evening. Dr Wigginton went to see her. Ben brought five nice fish home with him. I was glad to get them.
A beautiful day. Ben and family except Henry went to Mr Jim Powers and Rob Hubbards. Ben & Mr Mayhew & Richard Wooding went to Hubbards. Went to the fish trap but did not get any fish. They got home at dark.
I staid at home most of the day. I went to Marvins. They went to Kate Harveys. I went with them. Kate had company. Dr Wigginton and Pearl, Effie and Hellen Brumfield, Miss Virginia Moses, two of the Farmer children.
Kate Harvey & Pearl Wiginton come to see us a while this evening. Ben carried them home. He was going to Renan if they had not come. Josie went to Reynols's to see Clifton and Jane. She never will for get them. They were kind to her when she was in the hospital.
A good day. There was ice a plenty this morning. I went to Kate Harveys this morning. Went by Reynols's and come back by there. Jim Brumfield come with Posie from Gretna. Johnson brought us home. Posie & Charlott come with us. I was glad to get to ride but hate to be a trouble. I eat dinner with Kate. Dr Wiggonton & Pearl was there. I was glad to see them. Ben & Josie staid at home. I did not see Carrie to day. The little boys was here a while this evening. I am glad that Jim got home and did not have to walk.
A good day. Jim and Ben worked on the barn shelter. Ben & Josie went to Jim Thomsons and got pears to preserve. Nellie got some berries to make jellie. I made 16 glasses of jellie this evening and made three quarts of jam. Evylin has not come down stairs to day. Hope she will be a bout in the morning. I got some snaps from Marvin to day.
A good day. Jim & Ben worked on the barn shelter this morning. Ben went to Strait Stone for oil this evening. He went to Gretna for John & Tenia and Little Christenia. Josie and I got dinner. I killed 4 chickens. Josie baked a cake. Jim & Nellie picked berries this evening. Nellie caned them. Tonight I made some preserves. This morning got the pears from Jim Thomsons. 9 oclock
24th A good day. Ben & Josie went to Charlottsvill to day. Josie went to the hospidle [?]. Mrs Car is here. Jim staid at home all day. He has the baby to night trying to get her to sleep. Lee & Grace, Ben East & Elsie and the children and Kate and Pearl and Carrie and family all come today. I am a fraid that the baby will cry most of the night. I do hope that Josie may come so she can stay.
A good day. Ben & Jim finished getting the wheat and cut the oats. They cut a few oats for Mr. Booker. Lizzie & [Loney?] Bennett come to see us today. I was glad that they come. Lenney carried all the children and I to [Renan?]. I went to see Kate a few minutes. Dr. Wigginton & Pearl was there. I was glad to see them. The bees swarmed today. Ben hived them. I am getting vegetables a plenty now. The people around has bin very good to us. I know we are to be pittied. I am olde and give out & Josie is sick and has to be waited on.
A good day. A thunder-cloud tonight not much rain yet. The men worked in the tobacco. Ben went to [Strait?] Stone at twelve o'clock for ice. Josie has not suffered so much to day. Mrs Car has bin very sick all day. Mr Dews come by this evening. He brought plums & pears and apples. I was glad of the apples. Lawson Power come by to see his Grandma & Josie. He was on his way to Mr [Farrows?]. They are having a [crowd?] there tonight. Kate [Hanerey?]staid with Mr Car last night.
A good day rain tonight. Jim & Norman Booker walked around in the crop all the morning. Ben carried Ella Hubbard home. All the children went with him. Nellie and I got dinner. Louisa John & family come to see Josie this evening. The Boys got their first water mellons[sic] today. I peeled 4 pounds of pears today. Gathered some snaps for tomorrows dinner. Mrs Car come to the table to day. I am so glad she is better.
A good day. The boys helped cut tobacco at Norman Bookers. Jim & Henry eat dinner at Bookers. Ben come home. This evening Pearl Wiggonton & and her mother & Virginia Harvey come to see Josie. Mrs Alice Carter come a few minutes. Mrs Booke[r] come. She brought some snaps. & peas. Kate brought snaps. I am glad of them. We have had two fine musk mellons today. Max Car come this evening. I am so near asleep that I cant write.
A good day. The men worked in their tobacco most of the day. Late this evening Ben went to Mr Dews for fruit. the children and I went with him. He got pears & apples and plums and some snaps. We come by the Store and got sugar. Nellie made some jellie & caned some tomatoes. I got most of the dinner. Mrs Car is here yet. Josie has not felt so good today. There has not bin any one to see her to day. I milked when I got back from Dews as it was about dark.
A good day. the boys shod horses 7 plowed a little in the garden. This evening Ben carried Jim & Nellie to Gretna. Nellie would go home and Jim went with her. Mrs Anderson & Fannie Hendricks come to see Josie this evening. Carrie and the children come to see us this evening. I was so glad that they come. Mrs Car and Nellie & Josie peeled a lot of little pears today. I intend pickling and preserving them in the morning. I will miss Nellie tomorrow. Will make out some way.
A good day. Jim & Ben stripped tobacco at the barn in the woods until dinner. Then Ben carried Mabel and I to White Falls. I caught 8 fish. When we got home the col girl wanted to go home. He carried her home. Nellie preserved & caned some pears today and gathered green tomatoes to make pickle. Bettie ironed most of the day. Josie had bin [pent?] of day. Jo Edmons & Henry has gone hunting to night. Jim & Ben has gone to the barn to strip tobacco.
A good day. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco all day. Jim & Nellie went to the barn tonight. Ben went to Mr Edmons. They have a cow choked with a sweet potatoe. I hope she may get it out and not die. This evening Mrs George Hutcherson & Mrs Charley Anderson & Nellie Hendricks come to see Josie. Nettie brought Josie some grapes. Mr Booker & little Carol come. Mr Booker brought pears. I tied my calf but today she broke her collar and had to be put in a gain.
A good day. We were all at home at dinner. Henry went to Sunday School. This evening Ben & Jim and Henry went to Lees. I sent some butter. Hellen will sell it at Altavista. I got dinner. Roasted two chickens. Late this evening Carrie & Kate and Reese & [Juilia?] was with them come. Carrie eat dinner with Kate. I wish I could of bin with them. Dr Wigginton & Pearl was at Kates. Hattie gil[Gilbert?] col)[coloured girl]come & helped to straiten up things this morning. Edna & Franklin & Mabel has gone to bed.
A beautiful day. We all staid at home until after dinner except Henry. Lawson Emmerson and Henry went on the mountain. They carried a snack to eat with them. Carrie and family come to Lee Brumfields. Brough my [hand pocket?]. Ben went for it. He let the children and I go with him. We did not get out of the car. Henry went to bed with the headache. Nellie has bin company today. Kate Harvey went to see Pearl today the first time that she has bin out since she was so sick. Jim went off this evening had has not come home yet. Hope he will come soon.
A little rain this morning. It is badly needed. We all was at home at dinner. Ben carried the children to see Grandma Carr. I went to Kate Harveys. Charles and wife was there. Pearl and Mrs Wiggins[?] come. Reese Smith come and brought the little girls. Reese and Paul and Roy come down here. I come with them. I let them have some butter. Johnson and Mollie and Christine come and staid a little while. Ben and the children got home about dark. I had supper ready.
A windy day. Very hard on the crop. Mr. Booker planted tobacco but it can't live long unless it rains. I got peas to day and cooked beans. It is a hard time a bout something good to cook. I want to be thankful that we are doing as well as we are. Kate Harvey and Pearl Wiggenton come a little while. Pearl brought Mabel a nice dress. Mrs. Car sent Edna a nice dress. I am glad that they have got them. John Ward went to Level Run to a burial. Mabel slept a good nap in the [s?ing] and have bein good ever since. Went to sleep.
A good day. They moved and cut tobacco all day. I got dinner. Nellie sewed for the baby. This evening I went to Kate Harveys. Pearl Wiggington was there. They were making Virginia a dress. Thomas Thomson was hurt Sunday in an automobile and is in the hospitle. Ervin finished cutting tobacco today Mollie Reynols come to see us yesterday. I was glad that she come. Mr and Mrs Kent carried me as far as Renan. I was glad of the ride. I spent a pleasant night with Kate. I certainly do hate for to have to leave the place where she is. She is well fixed.
A good day. Henry fired the barns all day. Ben mowed the peas. Jim and John sawed some wood. I got dinner. I fried two chickens and had potatoes sweet and Irish. I went to Mr. Bookers. They was not at home. I got some snaps any way. I got a letter from Julia Furgerson. She was getting on ok. Hear tonight that Thomas Thomson is able to work a gain. His father went to see him. I let the three little children carrie a hen a peice to the pear patch this evening.