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Josie ironed this morning. Lizzie churned for me. I went to see Julia Fergerson this morning. She was at Carries. Marvin carried her home. Kate Harvey come a while this evening. Lizzie and Edna and Franklin walked with her some of the way home.
Josie straitened up in my room and swept the floor. Something that is not often done. I was glad that she did it.
A clear windy day. Some rain last night. The men folks worked on their tobacco land all day. Mr Robert Vaden and Smith of Gretna was here today. They wanted the use of the school house for a speakin Sat night.
This evenin I went to Mr Owens. Mrs Dews was there. I come home and Josie and the children all went to Marvins. Carrie showed us her new things that she got at Altavista. Marvin had made him a hot bed. Mr Owen made one this evening.
Dr Owen and wife ask me to go fishing. Their car got so it would not work. They left it on the road. John Hutcherson let the Dr have his and we went to Moons Pond. Did not catch any fish to speak of. I thank them for takein me with them.
I chopped the grass out of the walk this evening then went to Carries a few minutes.
Ben brought two water mellons home this evening.
This evening Josie kept Carries children. They did well to be so small.
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.
Josie got supper.
A good morning. Rain this evening. Ben & Jim plowed until twelve. Josie got dinner. I ironed all the morning and part of the evening. I went to Marvins a few minutes this evening. I borrowed a bucket of meal. Ben has gone to the school house to night. Mr C R Waren was to speak there tonight.
Warren & Berger come but no crowd to speak to.
A good day. Ben carried John to Gretna. Julia & Edna and Franklin and Mabel went with them. Ben did not stay long. Then he plowed in his tobacco. Jim plowed some and then mowed hay. Them and Marvin have gone to the school house to hear speakin to night.
A good day. Clouds about but no rain here. Jim & Ben worked on their tobacco un til noon. Ben & Jim and Josie and Mabel went to three stores hunting bolts for a waggon body. To night Ben & Jim & Henry went to the school house to a speaking. Josie & I got dinner. I cut quilt peices this evening.
Julia has bin hemstichen on a peic for a ruffle. She gets on well for her first.
A good morning. Rain at Gretna but none here to do any good. Josie staid at home and washed and ironed and cooked for her self and the children. Ben & Jim and I went to the meeting of the farmers at the experiment station not far from Chatham. There was a big crowd and lots of something to eat and and speaking. If every one did not get enough to eat it was their no trying to get it.
Met several of my kindsfolks and friends that I once knew. We come to Gretna and staid a lone time. It rained hard. It is raining here now. I hope that it may rain enough to get the land wet.
A little rain this morning. Clear this evening. Ben & Jim and Henry went to work in the tobacco this morning. Word came that Miss Ursal[?] Lewis was lost from the milkin place. The boys from here and all over the neighborhood went to look for her. They found her unharmed. She just went a way because she was mad. Josie raked and worked on the yard. I was afraid she would be sick. Denia & Sallie Blair come here this evening. I was at Johnson Reynols. They had a crowd this evening. Mrs Kellie & Grace Brumfield & Mrs Dr Owen and six children, Kate Harvey and I. They had plenty of water mellons. Two men was going to speak at Renan school house tonight.
Alma Bennett come to spend the night with us. I am glad that she came.
I done all of the feeding of chickens and cows & opossomes. Helped get dinner. Josie made some candy for the school entertainment. Alcie Callands washed for Josie today. She is a good hand. I went to Marvins a few minutes
Friday the 15th A good day. Ben worked on wheat land all the morning. He carried Josie to see the Dr. She is right sick now. Jim stripped tobacoo most of the day. Jim and Ben has gone to Renan to a speakin. I got most of the dinner. One of Willie Mayhews children got burnt very bad today. I went to Marvins a little while this evening.
A good day. Jim worked the Garden this morning Ben planted some mellons then went to the School House to Speakin [crossed out] Speaking. Ben eat Dinner at Johnsons to day was [Rauly?] Birth day he eat Dinner at Home he was 22 years olde today. Josie was Sick last night. She got up and got Breakfast. I have bin up all day but did as little as I could. heard today that Marvin is sick hope he may Soon be well I want to See them all so bad. The Boys [commenced?] to plant corn this evening. I hope the Weather will stay good a while.