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1922

Thursday, September 21, 1922

Thursday, September 21, 1922

A good day. Ben tried to start the [lig..?] engine and could not get it to work. I got dinner. Ben carried Mabel and I to White Falls. I caught 18 fish. I know that Ben is tired of me bothering him about going. I work for him and his family and dont get thanked for it. Josie is feeling very bad. Fanny got supper and all of them eat while I was milking. This is guess work writing.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Sunday, September 24, 1922

Sunday, September 24, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim staid at home until dinner. Then they went to look for fallen apples. They found some. Daisy and I got dinner. I bathed the children Mabel & [F....?] Late this evening Tim & Lizzie and Henry Blair & his wife & Nellie Hendrix come. Lizzie stayed all night and will stay this week. I am glad Ray Booker is some better. I hope he will get well soon. Henry went to Renan this evening.

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Monday, September 25, 1922

Monday, September 25, 1922

A fine day. Cool tonight. Jim & Ben worked on the oat land. [I?] Some chaps shucked a shock of corn this morning and put it in the corn house. I and the col girl got dinner. I churned this evening. Ben went to the island for grass seed. Mabel and I went with him. I fished a little while. Caught two little fish. Lizzie helped get supper while I milked the cows. Ben & Jim & Rob Hubbard has gone hunting tonight. Dont know when they will get home.

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Wednesday, September 27, 1922

Wednesday, September 27, 1922

A good day. The boys sowed oats today. Ben went to Gretna. Mabel and I went with him. Mabel was very good for her. We staid nearly all the evening. Ben had some work done on his batteries. Mollie was here this evening. Ben carried her home & Lizzie went with her. Josie has felt very bad all day. I have had corn out drying today. I done nearly all about dinner. Lizzie churned for me and helped me do what I was doing. Daisy is very good help.

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Sunday, October  1, 1922

Sunday, October 1, 1922

A beautiful day. Jim and Ben staid at home all day. Lizzie was here. she helped me get dinner. We cooked Turnip salit and a chicken. We had a nice cake. Today was Mabel's Birth day. She is three years olde. This evening Ben & Elsie East & Gladis Brumfield come a few minutes. Tim Bennett & Gordon & [Chesley?] Bennett & a Mr Hedrick come by for Lizzie. I did hate for her to go home as we have not got any body to help to do the work here now.

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Monday, October  2, 1922

Monday, October 2, 1922

A good day. Ben run the light engine a while today. Rolled the oat land some. This evening he went for a coloured girl. She come. I hope I will like her. Mrs Doss come to see Josie this evening. Ella come tonight. Ray Hubbard brought her. Jim has stripped tobacco today. Mabel and I went with Ben as far as the Bridge at Stankeys. I got very impatient waiting for Ben. Mabel was good all the evening. Ray Hubbard brought Josie some nice tomatoes. Jessie sent her a Jar of pickle. Evry one is so good to her. She is thankful.

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Wednesday, October  4, 1922

Wednesday, October 4, 1922

A good day. We need rain very bad. Jim & Ben got up Kates pea hay this evening. I am so glad that it is up. I got dinner. Bettie a col girl ironed. Ben carried Ella Hubbard to Mr Towers this morning. Mollie Rey[nolds?] was here this evening. Josie has suffered most of the day. Jim plowed up the potatoes this morning. They are to pick up now. William sent the buggy home this evening by his children. Mabel has a colde. Edna is getting her lesson 8 oclock.

Heard today that Effie has a little girl Born Sep the 30th Josie Gunn.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Saturday, October  7, 1922

Saturday, October 7, 1922

A rainy morning. The rain was badly needed. Jim & Ben & Henry stripped tobacco all day finished Jim's cureing and loaded it on the waggon. Mr Booker & Jim put their tobacco on Mr Bookers waggon. Ben & Jim has gone to Renan & Dr Owens for medicine. I went to see Mrs Hutcherson this evening. She is very sick but feeling some better. Denia was there. Ada & Denia was sheling peas. Miss Ada brought me home on Mrs Hutcherson's car. I was glad to get home so easy. Mabel has had a good time today.

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Friday, October 13, 1922

Friday, October 13, 1922

A good day. Jim & Ben stripped tobacco at the barn in the woods until dinner. Then Ben carried Mabel and I to White Falls. I caught 8 fish. When we got home the col girl wanted to go home. He carried her home. Nellie preserved & caned some pears today and gathered green tomatoes to make pickle. Bettie ironed most of the day. Josie had bin [pent?] of day. Jo Edmons & Henry has gone hunting to night. Jim & Ben has gone to the barn to strip tobacco.

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Saturday, October 14, 1922

Saturday, October 14, 1922

A good day. Cloudy all the evening & rain tonight. Jim & Ben stripped tobacco until twelve then Jim carried a few apples to Hutchersons and ground them. Ben & I went to Gretna to meet Mrs Car. She did not come. WE are all sorry. Fanny bathed Franklin & Mabel. This evening Kate Harvey & Grace Brumfield Lottie Kelly and Sally Blair come to see Josie. I am glad that they come. I would of bin glad to seen them all but there was some thing that I wanted. Nellie put up some pickle this morning.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, October 16, 1922

Monday, October 16, 1922

A cloudy and some rain. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco. Tobacco is very high in order. Josie has bin suffering all day to day. Ben went to Hutchersons for tablets that they got at Gretna. The children went to school. Nellie and I got dinner. We cooked peas and turnip salit & baked potatoes. I went to the barn for the first time since the tobacco was cured. Fanny Power went home. We miss her so much. Mabel had a nap of sleep today and she cant go to sleep tonight.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, October 17, 1922

Tuesday, October 17, 1922

A cloudy day but no rain. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco all day & tonight they tieing. I and Mabel went to Mr Booker. They were at the Barn at work on their tobacco. Josie has bin feeling some better today. Nellie & I got dinner. Mr Lipscome & Mrs Lipscome come to see Josie this evening. We finished putting up the sweet potatoes today. Queen washed here today.

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Tuesday, October 24, 1922

Tuesday, October 24, 1922

A good day. Jim and Ben stripped tobacco all day. The children went to school. Nellie sewed some. Queen washed here today. Carrie Smith come a few minutes. I am always so glad to see her. She had a part of the children with her. Mollie Reynols come a little while this morning. I planted some bulbs this evening. Ben has had the prettys flower garden this year that I ever saw. Mabel has bin with me most of the evening.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Friday, October 27, 1922

Friday, October 27, 1922

A beautiful day. Jim & Nellie stripped tobacco all day Ben a part of the day. Willie Bobbett come this morning and bought a calf. He paid five dollars for it. That very little but I am glad it is gone.

Josie has bin a bout as usual to day. Betty the (col) girl washed some this morning & ironed some this evening. I fixed some land and planted some onions. Ben and Henry has gone hunting. Mabel has bin sweet today. She has staid at the cook room most of the day.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, October 30, 1922

Monday, October 30, 1922

A good day. Ben worked on his tobacco all day. Henry and I helped him finish tieing. Tonight Henry went to Dr. Owens for tablets for his mother. Jim & Nellie has not come home yet. The children went to school today, Bettie and I got dinner. Bettie picked up the walnuts today. Mabel and I went to the barn this evening. I tied tobacco and Mabel played. Etta Gilbert brought me a few dried apples.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Thursday, November  2, 1922

Thursday, November 2, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco all day. Nellie helped tie. Bettie ironed some today. I got most of the dinner. Bettie d[r]essed a chicken for me. I churned. The children went to school. Henry come by Lees and got some beef. He got to ride most of the way. Mollie Reynols come to see Josie today. Last night one of Mr Edmons cows got choked with a sweet potatoe. Lee & Ben went down there. They cut in to her swallow and got out the potatoe. The cow is getting on Ok they hope. Mabel is trying her self tonight.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, November  7, 1922

Tuesday, November 7, 1922

A cloudy day and a little rain. Ben went to the Election and served as judge. Jim & Nellie stripped tobacco. John Hutchersons bull got in and got to the haystacks. Did not do any damage. Our cows got in Norman Bookers field. Jim got them out and fixed the fence. I got dinner. This evening I hulled walnuts. Mabel stayed with me at the shop. I did not go to vote. I had no way to go. Several ladies did vote.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, November 14, 1922

Tuesday, November 14, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim shucked corn this morning. This evening Jim went to the mill. He carried wheat did not get it ground. He brought 1000 weight of brand. Mabel and I went with him. Nellie milked the cows. Fannie got supper. Ben watered the calf after dark. Fannie Power went to Renan. We had cabbage for dinner and enjoyed them. Nellie is busy making a dress for a little girl in Charlottesville. Some one sent Josie a box of flowers by mail today. Mollie Reynols come today. I would of bin glad to see her.

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

Thursday, November 16, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim shucked corn all the morning. This evening Ben went to Gretna. Fanny [..?] and I went with him. He had a puncture. Stuck a nail through his tire. He had good luck mending it. We made the trip ok. I bought a few thing. Among them a sweater for Edna. Jim went to Mr Steven [Dais's?]. I got dinner & churned. The children went to school. Josie did not suffer very much today. No one come to see her today. Mabel staid with Nellie this evening. She has bin happy with her waggon today.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, November 27, 1922

Monday, November 27, 1922

This morning it was snowing. The first snow of this winter. It has bin cloudy all day. Jim & Ben put some tobacco in the pit & helped Norman Booker get some down on the ground tier. This evening Ben carried Fannie home. I hope she wont stay long at home. Josie & her Grandma need her so bad. Ben heard from the turkeys. They solde well. Edna come home with the head ache & sore throat. I hope she will not be sick. Mabel cut off the dolles hair today.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Sunday, December  3, 1922

Sunday, December 3, 1922

A good day. We were all at home at dinner. Henry went to Sunday School. This evening Ben & Jim and Henry went to Lees. I sent some butter. Hellen will sell it at Altavista. I got dinner. Roasted two chickens. Late this evening Carrie & Kate and Reese & [Juilia?] was with them come. Carrie eat dinner with Kate. I wish I could of bin with them. Dr Wigginton & Pearl was at Kates. Hattie gil[Gilbert?] col)[coloured girl]come & helped to straiten up things this morning. Edna & Franklin & Mabel has gone to bed.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, December  5, 1922

Tuesday, December 5, 1922

A good day. Ben & Mr Booker put their tobacco on the waggon and started to Gretna a bout 10 oclock. Nellie & Henry has gone to Mr Bookers to stay until he comes home. Jim is tying tobacco by him self. Nellie tied tobacco this evening. I got dinner. Nellie sewed a little this morning. I starched the clothes. This evening Mabel and I [shelled?] some corn. This evening I started a letter to Effie Brumfield. Jamie Gravely stopped to see Josie this morning. Edna got a letter from Virginia Wooding today.

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

Wednesday, December 6, 1922

A good day. Jim stripped tobacco. Ben carried Mrs Car to Long Island. She intends going to Lynchley[?]. I hope she may keep well and come back soon. Fanny is taking care of Josie. Nellie sent a box to Evylin today. I got a snack to eat for dinner. I ironed most of the evening. Denia Blair sent Mabel some papers to cut up and a bag of rags that Mrs Anderson sent for Josie. Henry caught a rabbit this morning. I was glad of it.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Friday, December  8, 1922

Friday, December 8, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim worked on the tobacco most of the day. This evening Ben went to the island to meet Mrs Car. She had come from [Lynchburg?]. Mabel and I went with him. We staid at Peaks store while Ben went to Mr Cars for Mrs Car. I went to see Mrs Hutcherson this evening. She is very sick. She had a lot of company. Mr Walter Car sent Josie a big fish by mail this evening. She eat some of it for supper.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Friday, December 15, 1922

Friday, December 15, 1922

A bad day. Rained most all day. The children went to school. Ben & Jim did not do much of anything. Nellie ironed some. I got dinner except make the bread. I boiled meat & made scrapple. Jim carried the things home that we had borrowed. I am glad that is done. Josie got Ednas & Mabels dresses that she had ordered. They are very pretty. Ben bought goods to make Edna some gowns. I have rocked little Mabel to sleep and put her in bed. she is so petted that she dont know what to do with her self.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Saturday, December 23, 1922

Saturday, December 23, 1922

A good day. Ben made a dog house & worked on a lounge in the parlor the rest of the day. I boiled a ham to day. I got dinner & churned. Washed the babys cap & two cloaks and ironed some. The mail brought several presents for Josie from Miss Bessie Hobson. Thelma sent things and a box of candy for me. The boys caught a possome to night. They give it to John Ward.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart

1923

Thursday, January  4, 1923

Thursday, January 4, 1923

A colde day partly cloud. Jim and Ben stripped tobacco There has not an automobile passed here today. Mrs. Booker come a few minutes this evening. The children went to school Josie has bin easy most of the time Today Mabel put on shoes and stockings Etta Gilbert come this morning She washed the dishes and swept the floors That was a lot of help to me milked and churned cooked dinner washed dishes and then ?oded a while Then ironed some I am so anxious to hear from Marvin's folks and want to hear from Nellie I am a fraid some of them are sick There is so much sickness about now

Last edit over 7 years ago by Nathani
Sunday, January 14, 1923

Sunday, January 14, 1923

A cloudy day. Rain tonight. Josie died this morning 20 minutes after three oclock. Denia and Mollie and Kate Mrs. Booker Mrs Edmonds & Mrs. Kent was here. They all done what they could to help about what was to be done. Jim Johnson went to Gretna and got a casket a very nice one. There has bin several here today. Two preachers Mr. Hogan and Mr. Jenings(?) ??? and Otho and Sallie and Mrs. Thomson are here tonight. Oscar Eade and Hellen and Doris Brumfield come tonight and brought flowers. Mrs. Car ? has been upstairs most of the day. Heard tonight that Olas boy is better. Hope he may get well. Carrie and Reese and the baby come 15 until 8 oclock.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Nathani
Wednesday, February  7, 1923

Wednesday, February 7, 1923

A good day as to weather. Plenty of snow on the groun. The children Henry and Edna went to school. Jim and Ben went to Renan. They walked. John come to see us tonight. I am glad that he came. Heard that Kate is getting on well they think. Jack Harvey is at home to see his mother. Nellie made the baby a dress today and done the cooking. Julia's children are sick and Jack Junior is sick. I do hope that the people will soon be well.

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Wednesday, February 21, 1923

Wednesday, February 21, 1923

A good day. Jim and John cut today. Ben went to Chatham with Odie Kellie. They carried the poll books. Clement was elected. Nellie got dinner. Fried pies and baked tea cakes. She made a scarf for her mother. She got a letter from Evylin. I got a letter from Carrie Smith. Her baby is sick. I went to Johnson Reynols. They were well as usual. Julia Ferguson had gone to see her Aunt Kate. Jim Farthing bought him a car today. Reubin Reynols brought me home in their big car. I sewed a little today. Made Franklin a union suit.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Nathani
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