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Ben brought some things at Renan to day.
Jim & Ben caught a rabbit just at night. Josie dressed it.
I boiled the first of our offal to day.
A bad evening. Hail and rain. Jim & Ben cut stalks for feed this morning. Henry helped them. Josie got dinner. I boiled some meat at the wash house and burnt some bre[ad?]. Evlyn made some candy and poped some corn. The children is foolish a bout Evylin. She is good to play with them. Ben & Jim put some tobacco in the pit after it commenced to rain.
A clear colde day. Ben finished stripping tobacco. Dave Walker went to Chatham. Jim went with him. Marvin carried them to Gretna. Josie got dinner. I washed some this morning. This evening Carrie come and all of the children a little while. I was glad that they come. Charles Harvey come in here a few minutes this evening.
I am so anxious to see all of the children. It keeps so colde that I cant go to see them and they dont come.
A good day. No rain yet to do any good. The boys worked in the tobacco some this morning. Ben finished covering the barn shetter this evening. Jim & Ben & Henry got up the potatoes this evening. Josie got dinner and made Julia a dress.
I got up soon this morning and made a fire & brough a bucket of water. Washed last nights dishes then got the breakfast before any one else come. I then milked the cow. Made a fire at the wash house and washed until twelve.
A good day. Cloudy all day. Rain tonight. We need rain very bad. Jim & Ben finished cutting corn today. Josie washed. I wanted to help her but did not do much. Mabel was so cross and did not want to stay at the wash house. I come to the house and churned. Josie helped get dinner. I sewed on my quilt all evening and tonight. The children went to school. This evening Josie went to Marvins. She said Carrie was shelling butter beans and she helped her while she was there.
A good day. Ben helped Mr Edmons kill hogs. Jim helped to grind sausag and carrie the lard to the spring then shucked some corn. This evening Jim & Ben helped to load the waggons for Marvin. They intend to move away tomorow. I hope they may have a good day. Josie and Nellie ground sausag and seasoned it and got dinner & supper. I staid at the wash house and dried up the lard. We made a good lot of lard. The children went to school. Oh how we all will miss Marvin and all of the family. I think it may be the best thing that he can do. Time will tell them that lives to see.
Cloudy all day. Rain to night. Ben out a little to day. He killed three sqirrels. He dressed them. I cooked chidlins to day at the wash house. I washed some. Josie washed and pressed some goods to make Franklin a suit of clothes. Jim come home to night. Carrie sent a new dress that she had made. Sent it by William Gilbert. Mr Owen finished a cureing of tobacco this evening. Mrs Owen got my cards to make some bats for a quilt.
A cloudy most of the day. Jim & Ben finished stripping Jims cureing of tobacco and loaded it on the waggon ready for market. They have gone to Renan tonight. Josie has suffered a lot today. Nellie and Fanny ground the sausage meat and made the sausage. That was a great help. I dried out the [?]. Worked at the wash house all the evening. I am so glad that much is done. The children went to school. Franklin come home complaining but he is Ok now as far as I can tell.
A cloudy day. Ben & Jim shucked some corn. Hunted a little then went to Strait Stone & home before night. Nellie made Edna two gowns. She is sleeping in one tonight. Nellie washed two hams this evening one for me & one for her self. I cooked meat & made scrapple this evening. I boiled the chidlings at the wash house today. Denia Blair come to see us this evening. Carlton Daniels & Rufus Car come up here to see Mrs Car this evening.
A rainy morning. Ben started the engine. We have elect tonight. The first time in a long time. Jim shut up the chickens tonight. He wants to sell some of them soon. Ben went to Renan this evening. Kate is getting on well so they say. There is a lot of sickness yet. I got a letter from Elsie East today.
Mr. Thomson sent here for some butter today. They are all sick except for one or two. Nellie and Jim ground the sausage and made it . I was at the wash house. [??iled] up the lard and cleaned the heads and feet. It was a nasty mean job. The lard is so full of water. It can't be any wetter. I got a valentine today.
A cold clear day. The men cut wood. Henry went to the store and got oil for the engine. Nellie got dinner. I boiled chitterlings at the wash house. I washed a few clothes. I cut some bed quilt pieces for Kate. I churned. The children has had a time playing most of the day. Edna tried to clean out the spring. She helped it a lot. She dipped some water for me to use about washing. We have not seen anybody today except for Booker. He come to get some help about fixing up his saw. Mabel has gone to sleep. 9:30 oclock