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1923

Monday, February 26, 1923

Monday, February 26, 1923

A rainy day most of the day. Ben plowed until he got wet. Hattie washed the clothes. Are on the fence now as wet as they can be. Nellie worked some button holes and got most of the dinner. She got a letter from Evylin saying she was sick. Nel has been about half crazie ever since. The children went to school. Come home wet to the skin in places. Hattie Gilbert and John got milk here today. I am so anxious for good weather so I can get out where I please and take the baby with me.

Last edit about 7 years ago by Nathani
Saturday, March  3, 1923

Saturday, March 3, 1923

A beautiful day. Warm. Mabel has played out of doors for the first time this year. The men folks hauled in some feed. Nellie done most of the cooking and churned and killed a chicken. This evening I washed some the clothes. Dried and I ironed them. Irvin harvey come for some butter. He got two pounds. Kate Hulel[?] and & Christenia Reynols come. They got one pound. Henry and his father went to Mr. Mayhews to play games. Franklin cried to go and Edna wanted to go. They did not.

Last edit about 7 years ago by Nathani
Tuesday, March  6, 1923

Tuesday, March 6, 1923

A rainy day. The men folk did not do anything much. The children went to school except Franklin. Mabel and Franklin played all day. Nellie made the bread for dinner. We had cress salit for dinner. We all enjoyed it fine. The ladies had a meeting at Mr. Jessie Hutcherson's. Mrs. Booker called me and said that she had a quilt in the frames and I could help quilt if I would. Ben got a package throu the mail today and a part of it is lost. He is very sorry about it.

Last edit about 7 years ago by Nathani
Tuesday, March 13, 1923

Tuesday, March 13, 1923

A rainy morning. Ben went to Renan this morning. He went to see Kate Harvey a while. Got home at dinner time. Jim hung up the meat and smoked it today. Nellie got dinner. I got breakfast and churned and milked. I pieced on my quilt. Heard that Mildred is better. Do hope she may get well. I had a letter from Carrie today. [?hanles] Tomson sent here today for butter. Miss Reynolds was on the car with him. Mabel has been cross today. Ben brough a calf from Jim Farthings today.

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Thursday, March 15, 1923

Thursday, March 15, 1923

A good day. Ben worked on his ditch and Jim cleaned up [land?]. This evening they went to Mays to a cutting match. Nellie got dinner. This evening she went to see Mildred and staid all night. Mildred is no better and I am afraid she never will be. I sewed on my quilt. Mabel has bin very good all day. The children went to school. I gave John Ward my nice rooster. The young one had whipped him and would of killed him but I put him up.

Last edit about 7 years ago by Nathani
Sunday, March 18, 1923

Sunday, March 18, 1923

A good day. Cloudy. Tonight Henry went to Uncle Lee's. Jim went to Mr. Bookers a few minutes this morning. This evening he went to the island with Mr. Mayhew and Mr. Taylor. The river is in its banks again. Ben come home about dark tonight. Found all of the people getting on very well. Nellie got dinner and supper. Bathed Franklin and Mabel and dressed them. Edna and Franklin had company and Mabel of the Hutchenson children come to see them. They had a good time. Heard that Mildred is getting on very well. Do hope she may continue to improve.

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Monday, March 19, 1923

Monday, March 19, 1923

Rain this morning. Clear and cold tonight. Jim and Ben have not done much today. They both have head colds. Nellie sewed some this morning. She got most of the dinner and supper. Posie Reynolds come here today to try to sell Ben a car. Could not sell. Heard today that Lizzie Bennett has a fine boy. Mabel slept a nap today and is slow to go to sleep tonight.

Last edit about 7 years ago by Nathani
Tuesday, March 20, 1923

Tuesday, March 20, 1923

A clear cold day. Jim and Ben shucked a little corn. Then Ben went to Rob Hubbards to work on a house. Jim worked on something. I don't know what. Nellie got most of the dinner. I have not done much of anything all day. Thomson sent up here this evening for some butter. Henry and Edna went to Mr. George Emersons. This evening several of the school children went there. Tonight Franklin and Mabel and I are here in the room by ourselves. Jim and Nellie is here. Oh it is so different to what use to be.

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Wednesday, March 21, 1923

Wednesday, March 21, 1923

A good day. Ben is at Hubbards. Jim and John shucked some corn. The children went to school. Henry and Edna staid all night at George Emersons. Henry come by and changed clothes and got his lunch. I had a letter from Carrie this evening. They were well. Mabel has bin good today. Hattie Gilbert washed here today. The clothes got dry. Nellie got dinner. I cut some salit this evening for tomorrows dinner.

Last edit about 7 years ago by Nathani
Tuesday, March 27, 1923

Tuesday, March 27, 1923

A good day. Ben went to the island for Guano. John Ward went with him. They got home by dinner time. Jim worked cleaning up some land. This morning Jim went to Renan. He carried Mabel with him. Edna come home sick today. We think she has measles. Henry is complaining two. Nellie sewed on her some dresses today. I went to Johnson Reynolds this evening. Mildred Fergerson is able to sit up today. [?sla? B?] and [?enna] Anderson was there. Lizzie Bennett was there. She come home with me. I am glad to have her to stay what she will.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Nathani
Thursday, March 29, 1923

Thursday, March 29, 1923

A clear colde day. Ben plowed half the day. John Ward plowed some this evening. Ben went to Renan and Cedar Forest this evening. He got a plow from Mr. Dews. Jim plowed up the garden and planted some things. Lee Brumfield is here tonight. Henry and Edna are both sick. They are broke out with measles. I do hope they will be better soon. They both got a lettr from their school mates today. Nellie cut and made Mabel two dresses and bloomers today. I doged a bout as usual.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Saturday, March 31, 1923

Saturday, March 31, 1923

A windy day. The ground was frozen this morning. They plowed some here today. Johnson come and fixed the phone. Edna is feeling fine a gain. Henry is not so well. Nellie finished Ednas dress today. She has made the baby two dresses and Edna one this week. I dont do any thing that counts but keep busy most of the time. John Ward and family went visiting this evening. I guess they got very colde. Mabel seemed to have a colde. I am so sorry for her to be sick. Ben worked in his garden some this evening. I do hope it may get warmer tonight. Guess the fruit is killed.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Monday, April  2, 1923

Monday, April 2, 1923

A clear colde day. Ben and Jim worked all day. John Ward worked half the day. Then took holiday. Kate Harvey come to see us today. I was glad to see her. So glad she is able to walk that far. Jim got home last night and we did not hear Jim. Marvin brought him. I know he had a colde trip. I would of bin glad to see him and all the rest of them. I miss Nettie. Hendricks Baley has measles. Hope it wont hurt her much. Franklin is sick to night. We think he is taking measles. Edna and Franklin and Mabel did not eat supper.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Thursday, April  5, 1923

Thursday, April 5, 1923

A cloudy day and some rain. Jim and Ben went to Gretna for Nellie. She staid at Posey Reynolds last night. We were all glad to have her back. Franklin and Mabel is complaining. I think they have the measles. I wish they could get over with it soon. Ben got some cement to fix a spring. Hope it may prove to be a good one. The children cough so bad I am sorry for them.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Friday, April  6, 1923

Friday, April 6, 1923

A good day. Ben went to Rob Hubbands to help cover a house. Jim hauled sand a part of the day. Then went to the store. He bougt some matches. Lelia Ward washed some for me today and ironed and brought the clothes home. Nellis has sewed some today and helped attend to the children. Franklin and Mabel is both sick. I am troubled a bout them. Guess they have got measles and can't brake out. I see lots of trouble. There is so much that should be done that I cant do.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Saturday, April  7, 1923

Saturday, April 7, 1923

A very good day. Jim plowed some in the garden and planted some potatoes. Ben has not come home yet. I had a letter from Carrie today. Was glad to hear from them. Marvin had gone on a trip to Harrisonburg. Letia killed and dressed a hen for me. Nellie has waited on the children a lot today. Franklin is sick and Mabel dont feel good a bit and is so cross. Henry fished some today in the branch. Caught 4 little fish. I put out 25 little chickens this morning. I hope tht Ben will come home tonight but dought it.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Sunday, April  8, 1923

Sunday, April 8, 1923

A rainy morning. Ben got home at home at eleven oclock. The children was so glad. He brought a nice fish home. We enjoyed it. Franklin and Mabel are very sick. Think Franklin is better than he was last night. They are broke out badly with measles. Nellie have held Mabel nearly all day. I got dinner. We had a chicken for dinner. This evening Ben and Jim Henery Edna went to [Vaugns?] store. Bought some apples and corn flakes. No one came today

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Monday, April  9, 1923

Monday, April 9, 1923

A good day. Jim plowed some. Hauled out corn stalks. Ben went to Rob Hubbards and helped work on his house. He come home at dark. We was all glad. Franklin and Mabel are better today. Nellie has held Mabel a heap today. I hope she may soon be well. Henry went to school. Edna had to stay and help wait on Mabel. I put eggs under two hens tonight. [Louease?] Hubbard sent Mabel a little basket and Easter rabbit. She is please with them. She wont show them to me.

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Tuesday, April 10, 1923

Tuesday, April 10, 1923

A good day. There was a big frost this morning. The men folks plowed and cleaned up all day. Nellie and I has held Mabel in our laps most all day. She has bin as cross as could all day. Edna has bin at home today. Henry went to school. Franklin went to dinner and supper. Hope it wont hurt him. I talked with Grace Brumfield. She said that the most of the sick was feeling a better. I will be so glad when the measles is over. Ben is singing Daniel Tucker to Mabel. She wont go to sleep.

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Wednesday, April 11, 1923

Wednesday, April 11, 1923

A good day. The men plowed all day. Ben broke his plow handle. They had Mr Bookers horse. The children has staid at the dining room today. Mabel is as cross as she can be. Nellie and I dont do any thing more than what is oblige to be done. Spend the ballance of the time attending to Franklin and Maybel. John carried the clothes home this morning for Lettie[?] to wash. Ben planted his dalah roots to day. Edna went to school today. She is broke down to night. Nellie got a checm to day for her going to see then.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Thursday, April 12, 1923

Thursday, April 12, 1923

A good warm day. The best that has bin this spring. The men plowed today. Nellie rehemed several of Ednas dresses and made hear a dress. Lelia sent the cloths home by John. I sent some quilts to be washed. Hattie come a gain this morning. Ben planted some canna roots today. Henry and Edna went to school. Heard today that Mr. Mayhews children is very sick measles. I am sorry for them. Franklin and Mabel played out of doors today. I hope it wont hurt them. Mabel is playing tonight.

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Friday, April 13, 1923

Friday, April 13, 1923

A rainy day. No out door work done and not much in the house. Nellie baked a cake for Franklin[?]. It is his birth day. He is seven years olde today. I mended a quilt that the dogs tore. Nellie dressed Mabel in a new dress. She is so glad. I had a letter from Carrie. She said that her children had the measles. I am sorry for her and the children. It is a job to wait on on them. I am sorry that is is raining. It is so hard on the sick and the little chickens. We heard that there was but 13 scholars at school to day.

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Saturday, April 14, 1923

Saturday, April 14, 1923

A very bad day. Colde and rain. Nellie got a telagram to come to see Evylin at once as she needed her. She fixed and went this evening. Jim and Ben went to Gretna with her. They got home be for night. I got supper and we eat by day light. I am sorry for Nellie. I will miss her so much. She has bin so good to the children. Mabel will miss her so much. The boys saw Paul Smith. He said that Reese and Roy was sick with measles. I am so sorry for them all but hope that they may get on ok. They children here seem well a gain.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Sunday, April 15, 1923

Sunday, April 15, 1923

A cloudy day. We all staid at home until noon. Then Henry went to May Brumfields. He come home about sundown. Jim and Ben hunted crows nest. Foud three. Edna and Franklin and Mabel and I staid at the house. I wanted to get out but the weather is rough and colde. Lilia Ward come this morning and helped to clean up some. I got dinner by twelve oclock. Have some little chickens that need putting out but the weather is two bad. Bathed Franklin and Mabel. I told them that was the last of the measles if they dont take colde.

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Tuesday, April 17, 1923

Tuesday, April 17, 1923

A cloudy day. Ben and Jim put up wire all day fencing in a pasture. John Ward went to the mill with corn. He got his grinding done. I was glad to get some meal. I have bin lone some today for some one to talk to. The baby has bin good today. She slept some this evening. The other children went to school. They got in wood and got water and milked the cows and got supper.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Wednesday, April 18, 1923

Wednesday, April 18, 1923

A clear colde windy day. Ben and Jim worked on the fence some. Jim made a hotbed and worked in the garden some. John Ward draged the corn land. Ben got his gladolis bulbs. Jim got a letter from his son inlaw telling that Evylin was feeling better and that Nellie got to Silver Grove Sunday. The three children went to school. Mabel and I have a bad day. It was so colde that she could not stay out of doors and that was what whe wanted to do. I think now that I will enjoy warm weather. Edna has come to go to bed.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, April 19, 1923

Thursday, April 19, 1923

A good day. Ben and Jim plowed today. Jim planted some in the garden. I planted some dahlias. The children went to school. Mabel staid out doors most of the day. I got breakfast and milked the cows. Emthied[?] the milk and churned. Fed the chickens and got dinner and washed the dishes and rocked Mabel to sleep and read the paper some and fed the chickens and milked the cows and got supper and washed dishes. Now we are ready to go to bed. I have to stay here so close that I dont know anything to write.

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Friday, April 20, 1923

Friday, April 20, 1923

A good day. The men hauled manure and drilled it in the land for tobacco. Jim cleaned the stalls. The children that go school went. Mabel staid out doors nearly all day. I have dodged about most of the day. Lelia Ward come this morning. She got a hen for her washing. Had postal from Carrie. She said that all was sick at her house except the baby. I do hope they may soon get well. Today has bin warm. Mabel has gone to bed.

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Tuesday, April 24, 1923

Tuesday, April 24, 1923

A good day. The men worked on their tobacco land hauling manure and plowing. The children went to school. Mabel went with them to the field twice. I have bin busy most of the day. I baked sweet potatoe pies for dinner. Mrs. Ruth Booker come to see me today. I was glad that she come. I had thought maybe because I am old and am not fashionable that none of the would come. I heard to day that Marvin Smith was sick and several of the children was sick. I am asleep.

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Wednesday, April 25, 1923

Wednesday, April 25, 1923

A good day. They boys hauled and plowed all the morning. I did as usual. Was busy and done nothing that you could see. Irvin Harvey and Kate come a few minutes this evening. Irvin come for seed corn. The boys corn was not fit for seed. This evening Ben and Jim Mabel and I went to Gretna. Bens car had a blow out. They worked on it a good while. Finely got it so it would run. We had as good trip as we could expect. Got home. Found things as good usual. I did not milk and was sorry for that.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
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