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1922

Friday, January 20, 1922

Friday, January 20, 1922

A cloudy day & some rain. Raining tonight. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco. The children went to school.Ednacome home with the head ache. I hope she will be well in the morning. Mabel has as well as we could expect today. I have mended some thing today. Josie sewed on her quilt what Mabel would let her. Josie got two letters today. One from Carrie one from Ella. All of their people were well. We heard today that Miss Anna Wilborn died this morning. Will be buried tomorrow at Strait Stone.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Thursday, February 16, 1922

Thursday, February 16, 1922

Snowed again last night and have not thawed but very little allday. Today it is a very bad time. Ben & Josie milked today. I am not going out much. We dressed two chickens today and cooked one. Henry went to school the weather was two bad for Edna. Franklin & Mabel has bad colds. I think Jim feels better than he did yesterday. I know I hope he does. I am sorry for myself and every boddy esle [crossed out] else. I want to hear from all of my children and grand children. Do hope that the weather will get good.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, February 20, 1922

Monday, February 20, 1922

A cloudy day. Ben & Jim trimmed up some apple trees. Mollie Reynols come today. I was glad to see her. I had a letter from Carrie. Was glad to hear from her & them all. I am not well and Mabel is crying and going on so that I am tempted to go off some where. Josie has whipped her more than she ever did in her life. Gess she needs it but I can hardly stand it. Edna & Franklin has bin up all day today. I do hope that times will get better here soon. If they dont I would go some where if I knowed where to go.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Wednesday, February 22, 1922

Wednesday, February 22, 1922

A good day. The best that has bin this year. Ben & Jim worked on the phone line a gain today. Henry and Edna went to school. Josie got dinner. I have helped a round some today. Hattie & Elic washed here today. George Blair Jr. come here this morning for his mothers over shoes. Carrie & her children except Paul come a few minutes We were glad to see them. The baby has fattened up and is so pretty. I miss them more than i can tell. I do hope that the roads may get good soon. The boys have some tobacco to market yet.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Friday, February 24, 1922

Friday, February 24, 1922

A good day. Jim worked on the orchard. Ben Helped work on the phone line. Henry & Edna went to school. Josie got dinner. Kate Harvey come and eat dinner with us. We was glad to see her. Franklin & Mabel is not well. I would be so glad for them to get well a gain

Kate and I worked on some button holes for Carries children.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Sunday, February 26, 1922

Sunday, February 26, 1922

A cloudy day. Rain this evening. We have bin at home all day. Ben & Josie milked. I got breakfast & dinner. Josie washed the dishes after dinner. We had fried chicken for dinner. Josie bathed the children & dressed them. They have worried us to [death] with the fuss they keep up. I have thought of Carrie & the children so often. I wish I could be with them a while. Mabel dont want to go to sleep and is crying. Oh I feel like I will be so glad when the weather is better.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Wednesday, March  1, 1922

Wednesday, March 1, 1922

A bad day. Hailed & snowed and rained all day. Hailing now 8 oclock at night. The men folks fed the stock and made fires. Ben & Josie milked. I churned and got dinner. We had turnip salit & poached eggs. Nellie & Jim brought the sallit from Chatham. We were very glad of it. Henry & Edna went to school. Mabel has cried a lot all the morning. Was better all the evening. Nellie was complaining all evening. Hope she will soon be teethed.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Ladybug1492
Tuesday, March  7, 1922

Tuesday, March 7, 1922

A rainy morning. Clear tonight and the wind blowing and colde. Jim & Ben did not do any work this morning. This evening they cut some. Josie & I got dinner. We had turnip greens & potatoe sallid. Henry and Edna went to school.

Mrs Booker come a few minutes this evening. She swapped some eggs to set. Mrs Car churned for me this morning. Mabel is not sleepy to night but I am.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Ladybug1492
Saturday, March 11, 1922

Saturday, March 11, 1922

Clear most of the day. Cool & windy. Ben & Jim cut and sawed up the wood that the ice broke and cleaned up the spring yard. The nicest it has bin in along time. I am glad that they did it. Josie has tried to see what she could do today. She helped to milk then cut salit for dinner. Went to the spring & washed it. Killed a chicken and dressed it. Finished dinner then baked a cake. Washed Mabel & Franklin and dressed them. Helped milk tonight and got up the eggs. Washed the dishes after supper. I kept busy but did not do much of any thing.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, March 13, 1922

Monday, March 13, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim put on the plantbed canvas today. Lee & Oscar come here today to see a bout buying some feed. They eat dinner with us. Miss Willie Wooding come this evening & Ila & Cordie Blair and Nettie Hendricks and her little baby. The baby is a beauty. I think Josie made a bed quilt lineing and put a quilt in the frames today and we quilted more than half of it. Cordie & Isla & Miss Willie all quilted some. Edna has bin sick today. She could not go to school.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Ladybug1492
Wednesday, April  5, 1922

Wednesday, April 5, 1922

A good day. Ben plowed under rye. Jim plowed some in the garden and planted potatoes & onions. Josie and I finished the quilting. Josie milked. The cow kicked her and hurt her leg. Ben milked that cow tonight.

I finished two of Josies quilts this evening. Josie made Mable some drawers this evening. Mabel has cried a lot today. I think that something hurts her. Norman Booker traded horses today.

Three of the children went to school.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, April 11, 1922

Tuesday, April 11, 1922

A very windy day and some rain. Lee and Oscar come and got two loads of corn stalks this morning. Ben finished plowing in the orchard today. Jim made a hot bed to day and worked in the garden half the day. The children went to school. Mabel has a bad colde and is so cross that we cant hardly stand her. Josie has sewed some today. I fixed some on my chicken coops and sewed on my quilt a little. I have wrote Carrie a letter to night. Now it is time that we was in bed.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, April 24, 1922

Monday, April 24, 1922

A clear and cool [day].There was frost enough to kill some things. I think it killed most of our strawberry blooms. Jim went to the island for guano this evening he plowed. Ben and Josie and Edna is sick and Mabel. They all have flue we think. Henry went to school. I have done what cooking has bin done. Milked this morning. tonight Josie helped. I know she should not do as much as she does. Hattie washed here this morning. I am distressed a bout them all being sick and I cant do what is needing to be done.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Wednesday, April 26, 1922

Wednesday, April 26, 1922

A good day Ben & Jim worked all day. Henry did not go to school the first day he has missed this [seccion?session]. The baby has cried the most of the day. She is not well. I got a letter from Carrie today. I am always glad to hear from them. I have bin sick all day but not so [bad] but I could go until about night. I could not get supper. Hope I will soon be better. All has bin sick some but Jim. I do hope he may not get sick. We got the first greens from the plant bed today. I am glad we will have plenty soon.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Thursday, April 27, 1922

Thursday, April 27, 1922

A rainy day the most of the day. The men folks cold not do much work. They worked some between showers. Ben and Josie milked this morning and tonight. Josie has done the cookin. I have sick all day. Hope I will soon be well as usual.

Mabel come to my bed and got in and went to sleep the first time in her life that I know of.

Last edit about 7 years ago by shutterbug
Wednesday, May  3, 1922

Wednesday, May 3, 1922

A rainy Day. Josie carried Henry and Edna to school. She drove Jake. She come by the store. I got a bushel of meal and paid [Hulebard?] what we owed him. The men could not do much today. Ben killed three crows. Josie and I got a snack for dinner. Josie made Mabel a pair of drawers. I worked the button holes in them. I sewed a little on any guilt did not get it done.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by tonycremer
Thursday, May  4, 1922

Thursday, May 4, 1922

A Rainy day the men could not do much of anything Josie made Mabel some little drawers Mabel is proud of them. I finished the squares for a quilt we don't have much trouble cooking not much to cook. Henry & Edna went to school one of the Mayhew children got sick at school and they had to send for him I wrote [cousine] a letter.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Lydia B
Sunday, May  7, 1922

Sunday, May 7, 1922

A good day. Jim staid at home alday. Been and family went to Mr. Towers this evening. I went to Norman Bookers this evening. They had a lot of company. Mr. and Mrs. Dave Booker was there. Otho and Sallie and George and Ida and [carchie?]. Blair and I went up there a while. Mrs. Booker called and invited me. I enjoyed seeing them all. I come home and milked and fed the chickens

Mabel is sick tonight. I do hope she may be well by morning. I hope that all may get well and stay so a while.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by tonycremer
Thursday, May 11, 1922

Thursday, May 11, 1922

A good day Carrie finished Roys suit this morning she killed a chicken for Dinner I dressed it I gathered some Straw Berries This evening Marvin carried Carrie and the little girls and I to see Lizzie and her folks all of the Family and Frances & her Baby was there Alma & Gordon & Frances intends to go to Danville in the morning I an anxious to hear from home have not seen John yet want to go there tomorrow if I can.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Lydia B
Thursday, May 18, 1922

Thursday, May 18, 1922

Rainy morning. quit about twelve Ben + Jim planted some tobacco the children choped ptants and Henry planted some carie Sent a piece of goods to make Mabel a chess. Kate + Joace come This evening on Lees buggy I was glad that they come Fannie made Edna a dress today Farmie milk the red cow this morning + tonight that is a gmea help to one she coasties most of the dishes Jose has begin wh doing today oft that she could get well again

Last edit over 6 years ago by erinblasco
Tuesday, May 23, 1922

Tuesday, May 23, 1922

A good day. Jim + Ben worked on their Tobacco land. Henry + Edna went to School. I got Dinner. Tommie washed dishes after Dinner. Mrs Kent come she brought us some nice cabbage she wanted to swap some eggs. Isla + Cordie Blair come to See us this evening. I was glad they came. Mabel has bin good today for her to be. Fannie made Mabel a Dress to day a pink gingham she is proud of it. After supper to night Mrs Cor + Ella Hubbard + Ron Hubbard come to see Posie. I am glad that they came to see her

Last edit over 6 years ago by Lydia B
Monday, June  5, 1922

Monday, June 5, 1922

A good day Jim & Ben plowed corn. [Mr.?] Trent is here as help. [Mark? & Floyd] come for cherries virginia come for cherries. Billie Brumfield & Pete White come on a visit Mrs. Lews and [Denia Bluin] & Mrs. [Mamie] Hutchenson & three children come to see Josie. The Dr. Owen has been to see Josie to night. She is feeling some better now. Mabel has a very bad colde to night I went to the plant bed this evening for salit. [Ovell ] it is time I was [wheel]

Last edit over 6 years ago by jmcloone - UTSA
Thursday, June  8, 1922

Thursday, June 8, 1922

A good day. The men worked in the Tobacco [?] eat Dinner I lieked. Some Dew Berries and made a pie. Lee Brumfied come today. They did somework on the Hogs he brought me a mess of peas. Dania [?] Ethel come and brought the little baby. I had not seen him before. Hattie washed up [?] floor. Today [?] Thomson come to see Josie a little while. This evening I did not see her. I was [m?] when she come. Nelhie picked Two gallons of Dew Berries. This evening I put [?] some little chickens to day.

Last edit about 6 years ago by dbthomp
Tuesday, June 13, 1922

Tuesday, June 13, 1922

A good day. Ben went to Gretna this morning for repairs for the reaper to go to cutting wheat. They cut all evening. Got in walk. Irvin helped to shock. Mrs. [Freid] picked some berries. This morning Edna helped her. [Mrs. Freid] caned nine quarts. Hattie's children picked three gallons.

This evening I intend to make jellie of them. Mrs Wooding sent Josie some light bread today. Mabel is sick today. Josie is suffering bad tonight. I am so sleepy that I can't stay awake. Mrs. Booker gave us a mess of [books] today. They willed the [easel lastnig]

Last edit about 6 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, June 26, 1922

Monday, June 26, 1922

A good day. The boys finished getting up hay and oats and commence plowing tobacco. Mrs. Trent and I got dinner. Josie had bin feeling better today. Grace Brumsfield & Lottie Kellie come to see Josie today. Grace brought some apples. Hattie Gilbert washed here today. I am glad to get her to wash. Henry got very mad today because we tied the dog. Mrs. [Eldens?] little baby was buried this morning. Nellie B came this evening. We are glad to have her. My cow is bad off in some way. I don't know what to do for her.

Last edit about 6 years ago by gutterpeach
Tuesday, September  5, 1922

Tuesday, September 5, 1922

A good day. Mrs Emerson went from here by the time she could see to travel. I hope she got home OK. Jim and the children picked up some apples this evening.

Ben carried Mrs Car to Jim Powers this evening. I went as far as Cedar Forest. I fished some. Did not catch any thing any [.....?]. I walked most all the way from Cedar Forest to Mr Powers before I met Ben. We got home in good time. Nellie milked with Edna's help. I got supper. Mabel is sick to night. Hope she will be well by morning.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Wednesday, September  6, 1922

Wednesday, September 6, 1922

A good day. Jim & Ben carried some apples to John Hutchersons and ground them for cider. Jim made a hog trough this evening. Corn is out at our house. Nellie worked on some waists for Franklin today. Fanny made Edna some bloomers yesterday. A col[oured] girl and I got dinner. Nellie made the bread for supper and milked with Edna's help. Daisy the col[oured] girl and I picked a few peas this evening. Mabel has bin as well as usual to day. I got some nice sweet potatoes today.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Saturday, September  9, 1922

Saturday, September 9, 1922

A very hot day. Daisy and I ironed most of the morning. Daisy washed the cook room this evening. I mended some over alls and sewed on a few buttons. Nellie sewed on buttons and made two under waists. The men folks cut & set up corn this evening. The little (col)[sic] children picked some peas.

Ben & Henry went to the barn tonight to make fines. Mabel slept this evening and now she is wide awake and I wish she would not make so much fuss.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Wednesday, September 13, 1922

Wednesday, September 13, 1922

A beautiful day. The men cut corn. The children went to school. School commened at Renan to day. Nellie & Edna done the milking. Daisy and I done the cooking. Mabel staid with Mrs Car most of the morning. John Hutchersons children come this evening and got twe kittens. I hope they can rais them. [Ella?] Mayhew come a little while and played with the children. Josie was very sick today. Ben went to Mrs Hendricks and got her some ice. He went quick.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Thursday, September 14, 1922

Thursday, September 14, 1922

A good day. The men cut corn. The children went to school. I got dinner & churned. Nellie milked and caned some apples & made jellie. Daisy & Queen both (col[oured)] washed. Mrs Dr Owen come to see Josie a while this evening. Josie has bin lead off all day. Fanny Power come back tonight. Miss Janie Gravely come with her. She did not stay but a few minutes. Mabel has bin good all day today. I broke my glasses to day. A Mrs Layne come here begging today.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
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