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Ben has gone to Strait Stone to night.
Henry is well enough that he has gone to bed in my room a gain.
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.
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. 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
They are plentiful this year.
Wren Worsham carried me & Henry and Isla Blair to Worshams pond to fish. I caught 4 small carp. I was glad to get them. We got back as far as George Blairs before it rained. George Jr brought us home. I am glad that they are so good to me. I eat dinner with Wren & Isla at a good spring on the hill.
A good day. I got breakfast and milked the cows then Ben carried Cordie and I to Long Island. We come on the Virginian R-R to Alberta. The[re] we had to wait for a train until dark then we came to Richmond. Willie & Julia met us at the depot. We come on a street car to Willies house. Effie had a good supper. I am so glad that we got here ok.
A good day. Did not see Alma today. Effie had company to day, a Mrs Lavender. She had a nice dinner. Served it in three courses. William had a head ache last night and was sick this morning. Could not go to school. He was better this evening. William, Cordie, and I went to Windensburg [?] Pond. We saw the prettiest flowers over there. Great beds of cannas in bloom. We walked over there and come back on the street car.
We come home on street car so crowded that several had to stand up. We did not buy anything.
A good day. We [are] at Willies yet. We ironed some this morning. This evening Effie and Cordie went to Hollie wood Cimetry. It is the granest place I ever saw. More beautiful monuments and tomb stones than one could think a bout that never was at a place of the sort.
I got two letters to day from home. Was glad to hear that all was well. Hope to be with them soon.
A good day. We staid at Willies. Cordie went to see the Dr. He said that she must have her eyes treated for two or three day so I have agreed to stay until Thursday. To night Effie & Miss Lillian Shelhorse and Cordie & William went to a show. Injoyed it very much.
A good day. We are at Wills yet. Guess they wonde what happened that we did not come home.
Wills children had company this evening. Miss Wood & Miss Thomas, Mr Haynes, Will and Julia Brumfield and Emily & I went walkin this evening. It was so dark that I could not see much. Cordie & Thelma went to see Alma Bennett tonight. Willie Brumfield & Jack Harvey left tonight, one for Bluefield & one for Ashland, N C to a doctors meeting. Effie is washing dishes now.
Cordie and I went to see the big ware houses. I was a fraid I might get lost but I did not. Effie & Mary both put new cuffs & collars on their coats. Miss Walker come with Cordie home from down town. Effie is makeing her a hat to wear to the parade.
Now it is bed time.
A rainy day. We are still at Richmond. They expected to have a parade here to day but it rained so they did not have it. There is all sorts of side showes and merry go rounds in the city. We that is Effie Brumfield and all of her children, Cordie Blair & I went to the city.
We went to see Alma Bennett. She is in the best of spirits. They have taken off the cast that they had on her leg. She has a room mate that has a baby. Alma says that she likes her fine. Willie & Jack are away yet.
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.
A good day. Ben and family staid at home all day. Some of them was workin the tipewriter about all the time. I got dinner then went to Marvins. They were eating dinner. They had bin to preaching at Strait Stone. Carrie and I walked over to Mr Hutchersons.
We have looked for Jim Brumfield all the evening but he has not come yet.
Marvin & family went to John Smiths. Hope they had a pleasant day.
Today is William Brumfield birth day. I would be glad to see him.