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Oh this awful time when will it be any better no one knows.
10 30 oclock
38 Days Past 327 to come
A good day. Ben & Jim and Owen hauled some feed for the cows then stripped tobacco until twelve after dinner. They tramped a plant bed. Ben mended his fire place then we all stripped tobacco. Josie got dinner and ironed. The children Henry and Edna went to school. Franklin come to the barn to tell us dinner was ready. Reese come this morning & brought me some little aprons to work the button holes in. Mr Mayhew come at twelve to get Ben to phone for the doctor for Mrs Mayhew. Tonight Ben and Josie has gone to a dance at Mrs Gravelys. To night a pedlar come and wanted to stay all night. Ben would not let him. I was sorry for him.
Have not heard from Marvins today.
9 30 oclock
I am so near a sleep that I cant hardly write.
A good day. The men folk worked on tobacco most of the day.
A cloudy day. No rain to do any good. The men worked on tobacco. Ben went to Mr Bailis this morning. Jim Moon carried him. They went to see a bout getting a school. Also went to Gretna to see tobacco solde.
Ben & Jim went to the barn to night and have not come back yet.
The children went to school
I think I am getting on well with the work considering my age but I am so tired of staying here and being so confined but I cant help my self.
The boys went to tie tobacco tonight and have not come home yet.
A bad day. Ice on the ground and trees. It has thawed some today. Jim & Ben worked on tobacco all day. Ben milked for me this morning. Josie got dinner and supper. She baked a cake and cooked beans. I ironed some and mended some and set by the fire.
Mr Owens baby is very sick. The dr went to see him tonight. I am sorry for any one to be sick any time and this is such bad weather. An oil tank come in here today. The roads is so bad that no one is going much.
I set a hen today.
A good day. Ben carried Edna to Dr Owens and got the stiches taken out of her lip. I do hope she will not have any more trouble of that sort. Jim went to Mr Kellies then they stripped tobacco. They are at Marvins helping tie tobacco to night. I ironed some this morning. Josie got dinner.
This evening Josie went to Mr Woddings to see Miss Willie Woding. She was not at home. Mrs Kent was and she had a good visit. Franklin & Mabel and I went to see Carrie. Martha Miller went from there this evening. I know Carrie will miss her so much.
A good day. Jim & Ben stripped tobacco. Josie helped to tye this evening. I stayed at the house and mended some overalls. Franklin & Mabel went to the barn but did not stay long. Josie got dinner. I ironed some this morning. Ben got the light engine to start at twelve oclock. We was all glad that it started with out a trip to Gretna. Henry & Edna went to school. I have not seen any of Marvins folks today. Oh how I am going to miss them when they are gone if I live to see that time. Jim & Ben have not come from the barn yet. 10 oclock
A good day. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco all day and tonight. Josie and I got dinner. Josie ironed some this evening. I went to Marvins. They were well. Normon Booker brought two loads of stalk feed there this evening. I am going to miss Marvins family so much. I dont like to think a bout there moveing.
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 Beautiful day. We got up at three oclock and got breakfast for Ben. He started for Gretna Marvin went two. They got there OK but the tobacco solde for so near nothing they loaded it on and brought it home.
Jim stripped on his all day. Josie got dinner. I sewed on my quilt in the morning in the evening I went to George Bliars. They were stripping tobacco at Blairs. Ren & Ethel Worsham and Cordie Blair was gone to LynchBurg. Josie and the little children went to see Carrie a while.
Ben never got home until after nine oclock tonight.
A good day. Warm for November Jim worked on tobacco. John Hutcherson went to Danville. He had tobacco for Mr Kent & Marvin and Ben. I do hope it may sell so that they will be paid for carrieing it to Danville. Alcie Callant[?] washed for Josie today. Josie and I got dinner. This evening Cordie Blair come to see us this evening. The chldren went to school. Ben is in Danville to night if they had no bad luck.
A good day. Very warm for Nov. Jim stripped tobacco all day and tonight. Henry went to the barn tonight. Ben went to Danville yesterday. He has just come home tonight. He solde tobacco today. Solde very well for what it was. So sorry. Josie ironed a big pile of clothes today and raked on the yard some. I got dinner. I churned. This evening I went to Marvins. I guess they will call the baby Julia. I am glad of it. Mabel has bin good today for her to be. All of the rest of the children went to school.
Cloudy most of the day and some rain. Very warm for Nov. Ben & Jim worked on tobacco some and sowed some wood. Josie got dinner. I have sewed on my quilt the most of the day. Finished tonight. I am glad it is finished. I have bin at home all day. I wanted to go to the river so bad this evening but no one would take me from here and I did not ask any one to take me. I work like a slave and then Ben dont take me any wher when he can reasonably get out of it.
A beautiful day. Jim & Ben shucked some corn this morning and fed the cows the stalks. Then they stripped tobacco until dinner. Josie and I persuaded Ben to go to the mill. Josie shelled some corn whle washed the dishes. We went with him. We fished some. We caught 39 fish dressed them and intend to cook them for breakfast in the morning. I was so glad to go fishing. We come by the store and bought a few things. Jim and Ben tied some tobacco to night. The children went to school except Mabel. She went with us fishing. I have not seen any of Marvins folks today.
A very good day. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco. Josie helped to tie some this evening. Josie got dinner and scrubed the dining room floor. Marvin moved two loads of hay to his home near Gretna. I went to Johnson Reynolds this evening. Mollie was sewing. Lizzie Bennett come here this evening and as I was not at home she come to Johnsons. She eat supper there. I thought I would stay until bed time but Ben come for me. I was glad to ride home. Lizzie brought me two nice pumpkins. I am so glad of them. Mollie gave me some turnip greens. I glad of that. Hope to enjoy them.
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 cloudy day. No rain. The boys worked on tobacco land all day. We had a shower last night. It was badly needed. Josie ironed most of the morning. She made pies for dinner. This evening Marvin carried Josie and three children and Carrie and three children to the school house. Dr. Caton and his assistants were there to exzamine the children. There was a crowd to be examined.
9 15 oclock
A good day. Some clouds but no rain here. Jim & Ben worked on tobacco until dinner then they & Josie and three of the children went to Mr Bill Tuckers burial and then to Chatham. I do hope they got there ok. I got supper. Reese & Henry and I eat. I milked. The boys fed the horses & hogs. Now we are ready to go to bed. Reese and Henry will sleep in my room. 8 30
A good day most of the day. A little rain to night. Jim worked on tobacco about all day. Ben was one of the judges at the election. I voted to day the first time. I dont believe it right that woman should vote. Ben heard from Josie. She is getting on as well as could be expected. Mrs Ownen come for Carrie and I. Ben and Jim went to tye tobaco. Henry went to school.
A good day. Ben [&] Jim stripped tobacco most of the day. Marvin killed a hog today. Ben did not hear from Josie a gain to day. Carrie gave me a nice plate of sausage to night. I dont know any thing to write and my pen is so bad that I cant write much.
A good day. The boys stripped tobacco all day and tieing yet 8 tonight. Ben heard from Josie today. She is getting on very well. Carried bathed the baby this morning. She brought me some meat and scrapple. Marvin went to Gretna & Altavista today. Carrie went to Altavista. I am willing to work all that I am able but the staying so close and studieng how to get every thing done is killing me but I cant help myself.
A good day. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco all day and tonight. I cooked dinner and put it a way then went fishing. Reese drove Bens car. Henry went with us. I caught one nice fish. We eat our dinner on the bank of the pond. Marvin & Carrie went to Strait Stone this evening. The [?] come with Marvin home. Ben got a letter from Josie this evening. We hope that she is getting on OK.