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A clear day.
I sewed some.
Henry is not well tonight.
A clear day and some warmer. Ben has bin in the house all day but is some better off to day. Henry is sick tonight. I got breakfast and dinner. Josie got supper. Would not have got any but Mr Walter Carr come.
Josie ironed some. Josie fed the horses and hogs. I fed the cows. William Gilbert come this morning and split some wood for us. Marvin and John Smith went to Altavista to day. Mollie Reynolds come to Carries today. I got the yarn to knit for Bruce Sheppard sent it to day.
9 30 oclock
Ben has gone to Strait Stone to night.
Henry is well enough that he has gone to bed in my room a gain.
I got dinner and staid with the children.
This evening Josie quilted I went to George Blairs. Denia was at home by her self. Isla and Cordia had gone to Wren Worshams. Nettie was at school. Nettie Blair and Bulah Brumfield and Virginia Harvey all went to Willie Mayhews this evening from school.
A cloudy day.
This is wrote the 26 at eight oclock. I could not find my ink last night.
Some one killed him over near Renan.
A good morning rain this evening.
Some young man helped us with our suitcases I will remember him with pleasure.
I think Richmond a mighty pretty place.
We went in the green house and looked a round. There is lots of pretty plants there.
This is wrote May the 15th in the morning before breakfast.
A good day done nothing all morning
Willie Effie and three children Mollie and I went went to College Hill Park and saw a merry go around and dip to dip. Will and the children rode a round I don't like to look at them. We are all at Willies to night
Went down town early and Mollie bought some things then we started for the boat. Went on street car a mile or so then on the boat. Eat supper and had a berth. We had fish and steak cauiflowers and lettuce salid ice cream and cake and coffee for supper. Was all night and until seven next morning getting to Portsmouth.
This wrote the 17th. I could not find a pen or pencil last night.
We had a pleasant time.
This is wrote Sat morning.
A good day. Ben and Owen and Paul pulled leaves to day. Marvin Smith and William Gilbert (col) helped them. Nearly all the children that was big enough handed leaves. This evening Fanny Emerson Josie and I helped some. Josie got dinner. She cooked snaps and beets and butter beans and corn. Mrs Owen sent her the corn.
To night Paul and Fanny has gone to meeting at St. Johns. (ink smear) Well I went to sleep I made my mark.
Mr Dews and the boys helped them.
9 15 oclock
Josie went to Mr Powers this evening. Henry Blair brought Mary and Bill from Long Island to Mrs Hendricks and Josie brought them here. Miss Alice Wooding and Mrs Winston come this evening. Carrie and the children come a few minutes.
Tonight Ben and Josie and Paul have gone to see the show. I am here with the children. Hope they will be pleased with it.
A good day. There was some frost this morning.
Ben finished firing his tobacco this morning. Ben and family went to Jim Powers to day. I went to George Blairs. They were all gone to Strait Stone to preaching. They had a good dinner and I enjoyed it.
This evening Ben went to see a bout some lumber that he bought from Mrs Berger. Josie ironed this morning and picked peas this evening. I picked some beans. I went to Marvins a while this evening. Carrie was canning apples.
A good day. Ben and Marvin has hauled logs and lumber all day today. Mr Owen and Paul shucked some corn this morning. This evening they put a load of tobacco on the waggons. William Gilbert helped them.
A cloudy day. Mr Layne was here early this morning after his calf that was here. They caught it and then could not carrie it home. It was so sullen they could not make it go. Ben and Owen lost a bought two hours with it. Ben put a yoke on one of the cows here this morning.
Josie and I staid at home.
The children had a good time to day playing with the things they got this morning.
I got several presents was glad of them.
A good day. The men folks finished stripping Owens tobacco this morning. They sawed a little wood this evening. I got dinner. Josie ironed this morning. Josie & Henry went to Strait Stone this evening.
Jim hung up the meat this morning.
9 15 oclock
A cloudy day and a little snow. Jim and Sarah Emerson & two children went from here this morning. They went to Mrs Graveleys. Ben went to Marvins and while he was gone Willie Brumfield come. He eat dinner with us then Ben carried him by Robert Laynes and to Long Island on his way to Richmond. I was glad that he come that long.
After Ben and Willie went a way Josie and I and the children went to Marvins a while. Ben come home at dark to night.
8 30 oclock