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1923

Thursday, April 26, 1923

Thursday, April 26, 1923

A good day. Jim went to mill. He got back by 11 oclock. He work on the garden all evening manureing and planting. Ben plowed all morning. This evening John Ward and Ben went to the island for guano. They were late getting home. I have bin busy all day. Fixed Ednas sweater sleeves. Made them short enough. Mabel has bin good today. Played out doors most of the day. I have not seen any body to day except Lelia Ward. Edna helped milk tonight. We had or first mess of plant bed salit today.

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Sunday, April 29, 1923

Sunday, April 29, 1923

Sunday. A rainy morning. Ben worked on Henrys clown suit some. Henry and Edna went to Strait Stone to Sunday school but they did not have any school it rained so much. The children did not get wet much. This evening Johnson Reynols come and Lee and Grace Brumfield. I was glad to see them. I got dinner and supper. I cooked a chicken and baked pies. I bathed little Mabel and dressed her. Henry went to Johnsons to see Floid. He thinks they found a hawk nest. Preacher [Dabney?] was buried to day.

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Monday, April 30, 1923

Monday, April 30, 1923

A good day. Ben went to the mill. Did not get any brand. Jim worked on the fence. John Ward went fishing. Lelia Ward come and done some sweeping. I put away some quilts this morning and churned and got dinner. This evening I got Mabel to sleep. Johnson Reynols come a few minutes this morning. Kate come a little while. She wanted cymbling seed. The children went to school. Ben finished Henrys clown suit this evening. I killed a hen this evening. Mabel got a letter from Evelyntoday. Whe was glad to [pen ran off page?].

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Tuesday, May  1, 1923

Tuesday, May 1, 1923

A good day. The men went to planting corn. Today John Ward [draged?]. I got a letter from John today. I was glad to hear from him. Norman Owen is here tonight. Come with Frank home from school. I sent three dozen eggs to Blains this morning for [Bobbett?]. Mabel has not bin to sleep today. I have felt bad all day. There is so much to do. I am not able to do it as it should be done.

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Thursday, May  3, 1923

Thursday, May 3, 1923

A good day. Ben planted corn this morning. Jim worked in the garden. This evening Ben and I went to the school house. They had a play over there. The school closed today. I think they had a good school. I have not heard anyone find fault with the principle. Mr. Booker brought Edna Franklin and I home on his machine. Mabel went to school today for her first time. She wanted to come home with her dady on the buggy. There was was a lot of my folks there. I was glad to see all of them. Jim planted beans today and pumpkin seed.

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Friday, May  4, 1923

Friday, May 4, 1923

A beautiful day. They finished planting corn here today and plowed some for tobacco. Henry went to the school house to practice for a play to night. Henry and Edna walked over there tonight. Ben and Franklin went after dark on the machine. I was glad that they went. He will bring them all home. Jim and the baby and I staid at home. I went to sleep and made this mark. The children and I went to Norman Bookers. We had a pleasant visit. There is several places that I would like to go but can't.

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Saturday, May  5, 1923

Saturday, May 5, 1923

A good day. The men folks plowed and worked on the land until twelve oclock. Then Ben carried the children and I to White Falls fishing. We did not catch any thing any acount. Had a good trip any way. Tonight Ben carried the children to Strait Stone to a show. Mabel is a sleep now. While I was gone Kate and Irvin Harvey come. I wish I had not gone. Jim worked in the garden some. They moved the pigs to a new lot today. I did not milk the cows tonight. I had early supper.

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Sunday, May  6, 1923

Sunday, May 6, 1923

A good day. Ben went to Gretna this morning to take the train to go to the lodge in Tennessee. I do hope he may make the trip o.k. Henry went to the Sunday School this morning. The rest of us staid at home until after twelve. Edna and Franklin and Mabel and I went to Mr. Edmons. John and Sarah Emerson and three children and Mr. Trent come here. Walter Emerson come for me to come. I was glad to see them. I get so lonesome I cant hardly stay at home. Henry has gone to Uncle Johnson Reynols to carrie Floids [cap/car?] home.

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Tuesday, May  8, 1923

Tuesday, May 8, 1923

A good day. Jim and Henry and John Ward put in fertilizer an fixed some land ready for planting. The children and I went to Johnson Reynolds this evening. Edna and Mabel went to the store. Edna got some tobacco for Jim and a box of paper for me. Mollie walked with us part way home. Mr. and Mrs. Edmons come on their car and taken us on. I was glad. Mrs Edmons had bin to see her great grand son. He was born last night. Mrs Elders son. Franklin played all the evening with Paul Farthing.

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Wednesday, May  9, 1923

Wednesday, May 9, 1923

A windy day and colde. The coldest that I ever saw for the time of year. I am a fraid that all green things will be killed. We had storm last night. Rain and wind. I am glad it was no worse. The men put in fertilizer this morning. It has bein so colde and windy that they have not done much of any thing this evening. Mabel got a note from her daddy this evening. I hope he may get home tomorrow. I have milked, cooked, and churned, parched coffee and done nothing all day. Daysie the dog is missing tonight. I am afraid some one has killed her.

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Friday, May 11, 1923

Friday, May 11, 1923

A cool windy day. Frost this morning , enough to kill some things. The men sawed wood here today. Good stove wood. Heard today that Claud Edmons killed the dog. Heard from Marvins Carrie[?] come home yesterday. The baby is no better. Solde my cow that I called Spot for $35[?]. Ben and Henry went to Gretna today. Ben bought meal and brand and sugar. I coud of went but the wind blowed so hard that I did not want to go. I want to see all of the children but can't.

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Saturday, May 19, 1923

Saturday, May 19, 1923

A good day. The men worked on tobacco land. Jim planted some sweet potatoe slips. Ray Booker come for some musk mellon seed. Carrie and all of her children come and Kate Harvey come with them. I was so glad to see them. Little Julia has fallen off but I hope she may get well. Henry went to Strait Stone. There was not any preaching. The baby has a sore eye. A sty coming I think. Henry and Lawson Emerson has gone giggin to night.

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Monday, May 21, 1923

Monday, May 21, 1923

A good day. Ben and Jim and all that could drop or plant tobacco went to the field. Mabel staid out all day for her first time. She had a good time playing. Lelia Ward and her children was at the field this evening. I churned and got dinner. Fried some nice meat and had Irish potatoes. Stewed some apples and picked some strawberries. Baked corn and wheat bread. Have not seen any one to day to hear any news. I planted a few beet plants in the garden. Found one of my hens dead this morning. The first poppy bloomed today. It is beautiful.

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Wednesday, May 23, 1923

Wednesday, May 23, 1923

A cloudy day. A little rain this evening. We need more so bad. It is very cold for May. We have had a fire all the evening. I got a letter from Nellie today telling a bout Evylins little baby. It was born the 20th of the month. It is named Elain. I was glad to hear from her. Hope she may do well. Ben has not come home yet. I know he is put out about having to stay. They have bin fixing land ready to plant all day today. Jim went to John Hutchersons plant bed and got tomatoe and pepper plants and planted them. Then he planted some water mellon seed. We had early supper tonight.

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Sunday, May 27, 1923

Sunday, May 27, 1923

A good day. We need rain very bad. We all staid at home until after dinner. Then Ben and Henry and Edna went to Strait Stone. They had a Sunday school convention there this evening. Jim went to look for straw berries. He foun a nice lot. Franklin and Mabel and I staid at home. No one come to see us. Jim was carrieing water to the garden. Mabel was with him. He helped her across the branch and sliped and fell in the branch. Got almost wet all over. Henry went with Floid Renyolds home and have not come home yet.

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Sunday, June  3, 1923

Sunday, June 3, 1923

A good day. Jim and Ben has staid at home all day. Henry and Edna went to the church at Strait Stone. There was preaching there today. We had fried chicken and caned peache for dinner. Late this evening Marvin and family come and staid for supper. Carrie got supper while I milked. I am glad that they come. The baby is not so well but I hope she will swoon be better. The Emerson girls come a while this evening and played with the children. They are nice little girls. I think I have wanted to go some where ever so long but cant.

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Tuesday, June  5, 1923

Tuesday, June 5, 1923

A good day. No rain yet. The men watered the plant beds. Hattie washed here today. Done a good job. Ben went to Gretna and to Mr. Pools for a tobacco planter. Edna and Mabel and I went to Johnson to see Julia Fergerson. She was at work. We met Kate Hubbard and Christina [and?] Jannie Brumfield comeing to see us. They went back and we with them. Ben bought some beans to day. The weather is so dry that vegetables cant grow much.

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Thursday, June  7, 1923

Thursday, June 7, 1923

A good day but no rain. There was a little shower last night. The men watered and planted some tobacco to day. I had a letter from John Brumfield. He is in Washington at work. Heard to day that Mrs. Bunny [?ne?] has a fine boy. There is a Sunday school meeting going on at Strait Stone. Denia come to see me this evening. She did not find me. Then she went to Mr Bookers. Mrs Booker phoned me that she was there so Mabel and I went up there. I have brought more water to day than I have for a long time. Edna dropped plants.

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Friday, June  8, 1923

Friday, June 8, 1923

A windy day. Very hard on the crop. Mr. Booker planted tobacco but it can't live long unless it rains. I got peas to day and cooked beans. It is a hard time a bout something good to cook. I want to be thankful that we are doing as well as we are. Kate Harvey and Pearl Wiggenton come a little while. Pearl brought Mabel a nice dress. Mrs. Car sent Edna a nice dress. I am glad that they have got them. John Ward went to Level Run to a burial. Mabel slept a good nap in the [s?ing] and have bein good ever since. Went to sleep.

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Saturday, June  9, 1923

Saturday, June 9, 1923

A good day and clear and dry. Oh how we need rain. The men planted some tobacco. I [sic] it can't live if it don't rain soon. Ray Booker played with Franklin all evening. They went in the garden and pulled them an onion and wanted to eat them. I did not let Franklin. Thought it might make him sick. Mabel has not bin so well today. Hope she won't get sick. I have bin very busy today. Tried to sweep the floor most all over the house. That is a job for me. Lawson Emerson is coming up here tonight to go fishing.

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Thursday, June 28, 1923

Thursday, June 28, 1923

A good day. The wind has blowed most all day. The boys mowed some and hauled up some hay. The Wooding land was solde today. Jim and Ben did not go to the sale. Mr. [?] Carter bought home place. The children has had a good time playing. I made Mabel a little suit to play in the water with. I think it look good on her. Lelia Ward sent the clothes home by John. They are o.k. Sam [C?llans] was here today trying to find plants. Every thing is drying up.

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Sunday, July  1, 1923

Sunday, July 1, 1923

A rainy morning. Did not rain long. I hope it may rain a gain tonight. Marvin and family come today. I was very glad I had cooked our dinner when they got here. Carrie brought two chickens ready to fry and a cake so we had dinner aplenty with very little trouble. Henry went to Sunday school. Lawson Emerson come home with him. They eat dinner and them and Jo Edmons and Reese went to get in the water some where. Mabel went to sleep be fore sundow and I guess she will sleep until morning.

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Saturday, July 14, 1923

Saturday, July 14, 1923

We had a hard cloud last night at midnight. Lot of hard thunder and a hard rain and some wind. The land is washed level in some places. Ben and Jim and Mr. Booker went to Mr. Eleck Hutchersons and prised up some rock for cap rock on flues in the barn. They were hot and tierd when they got home. Henry and Hugh Brumfield and Mr. Mayhew and some of his boys went seign. They did not catch much. The creek was so mudy and high. Edna and Franklin and Mabel went to Mr. Mayhews a little while. They had a nice time. They come home and brought water and wood.

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Thursday, July 19, 1923

Thursday, July 19, 1923

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Saturday, July 21, 1923

Saturday, July 21, 1923

A good day. The boys went after rock this morning. This evening Ben and Henry went with Mr. Mayhew seining. They caught several fish. Jim staid at home. Alma made another dress today. Jim found the first ripe tomato today. He gave it to Mabel. I don't know any thing to write. We had snaps for dinner and some berries. The last for this season I guess.

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Friday, August  3, 1923

Friday, August 3, 1923

A good day most of the day. Had a shower just at night. Ben hauled some logs for him self this morning and helped Norman Booker this evening. Jim spent the day a way from home today for the first time in a long time. He went to see some [parties?] for Lee. He come home ok. I was so glad. Edna and Mabel had company this evening. [E]ula and F[?]l[?]ery Mayhew come to see them. I think they had a fine time. Franklin went to Mr Bookers and staid most of the evening. The paper tolde of the P[?]sadens death. That is a sad ending to his trip.

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Sunday, August  5, 1923

Sunday, August 5, 1923

A good day. Rain tonight. Nellie come home this morning. We were glad to see her. We all staid at home until after dinner. Floid Reynolds come for me to spend the evening with them. Howard Fergerson and family was there and Josie and family come. They had a nice dinner and ice cream. Mabel had all that she wanted. Josie brought us home. Nellie made coffee for supper and washed dishes tonight. Jim had some water mellons today. They were good ripe. Henry went with Floyd off some where this evening. Has not come home yet.

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Tuesday, August 14, 1923

Tuesday, August 14, 1923

A good day. The men worked on the barns and hauled two loads of lumber from the mill. Nellie and I got dinner. I went to Reynolds. Floid brough me home. He drove nice and steady. I brought some beautiful flowers home with me. Mabel was sick tonight but is better now. Hope she will soon be well a gain. I miss Edna so much. Do hope that she be [stay?] well.

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Wednesday, August 15, 1923

Wednesday, August 15, 1923

A good day. Ben helped Mr. Booker work on his barn. The rest of them suckered tobacco. Isla Blair come over here a few minutes this morning. I was glad to see her. Heard today that Buck Mills was hurt yesterday by a car running over him. I hope he may soon be out a gain. Ray Booker come to see Franklin this evening. Mabel and Franklin has bad colds. Have not heard form Edna yet. Nellie heard from Evelyn today. Lelia Ward washed for us today. Nellie gathered some grapes to make jellie today.

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Thursday, August 16, 1923

Thursday, August 16, 1923

A good day. The men suckered tobacco all but Ben. He helped Mr. Booker work on his barn all day. Franklin and Mabel has bad colds. Nellie got dinner. I went to Maggies for the first in a long.[sic] Found them all well. Come by Kates. She was well. Bill and Irvin went to St. Andrews to preaching. We Kate and I stoped in at Dr. Owens a few minutes. Mrs. Owen was sorry for me and brought me home. I was glad to get home so easy but if I could help my self I would not be any trouble or expence to any one.

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