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A good day very warm for the time of year.
Ben helped Richard Wooding shuck corn. Josie made sandwichs and her and Edna went to the School House and carried them. They went by Carries and got the candy that Josie and Carrie made yesterday and sand witchs that Carrie made yesterday. Josie drove Prince was gone two hours. Did not take the harness off the horse at night. Ben and I and Henry went to the School House. I think they solde a bout all that they had to sell. There was a small crowd there. The roads are very bad yet.
I could not find my glasses so this is wrote 9 15 Friday morning.
A good day. Ben worked on Charles corn house. Owen plowed. Josie washed. Denia Blair come a while this evening. I wrote to Irvin Craddock a bout the cow. Denia and I went to look at the hogs and cows then went to Marvins and looked at his cows and little calf. It is a beauty.
9 10 oclock
I went to see Charles Brumfield. I eat dinner with Kate Harvey. Josie staid at home and fixed for company to night. Effie and Hellen Brumfield and Lillian Peak come here from school. Tom and Chesley Edmons come they are playing cards.
A cloudy day.
This is wrote the 26 at eight oclock. I could not find my ink last night.
I think Richmond a mighty pretty place.
We went in the green house and looked a round. There is lots of pretty plants there.
This is wrote May the 15th in the morning before breakfast.
Went down town early and Mollie bought some things then we started for the boat. Went on street car a mile or so then on the boat. Eat supper and had a berth. We had fish and steak cauiflowers and lettuce salid ice cream and cake and coffee for supper. Was all night and until seven next morning getting to Portsmouth.
This wrote the 17th. I could not find a pen or pencil last night.
We had a pleasant time.
This is wrote Sat morning.
A cloudy day and some rain. Julia and the baby. Mrs Farmer and Mollie and I went to the citty park. It rained so that Julia & the baby staid under a shelter. The rest of us looked a round. There was a lot to look at. Fowls & flowers & animals. We got back to Howards and eat supper. John & Henry Brumfield come. Then we went to a picture show. While we were waiting for a car the fire bell rang. We went to see them throw water with their pump It is all a show for them that dont live in town. I certainly do wish that Ben & Josie & Carrie could be there and hear & see for a while. Julias baby cried a heap. I am a fraid it is not well.
This is wrote Thursday evening. I for got to write last night. Having such a big time.
A clear colde day. Jim worked on a basket. Ben & Marvin went to Gretna for Marvins car. He would not have it after going. They walked up there & most of the way back. Josie has done the most of the work today. I feel mighty bad tonight. I hope that Franklin is better. I had a letter from Effie Brumfield to day. I was glad that she wrote. Johnson Reynolds was here a few minutes today.
A bad day. Snowed all day. Marvin & boys come down & got their [?] cut. Josie milked for me this morning the first time any one has milked for me this winter. I have felt bad all day. Franklin is better I hope. I wrote two letters to day one to Effie & one to John. I do hope I may feel better by morning.
7 oclock The baby will be 5 months old tomorrow and weighs 12 pound.
A clear cool day. There was a big frost this morning. Jim & Ben covered the hen house this evening. Josie got dinner. I sewed a little. This evening we all went to Marvins. Henry & Edna went to school.
I wrote Lizzie Bennett a letter to night. I sold Nat Wooding some butter to day.
A beautiful day. Cool for May. There was frost this morning. We all staid at home except Henry. He went over to Renan with Reed Smith. Marvin and Ben and Jim rambled a round most of the day. Carrie come a few minutes with the little girls. Paul and Roy played with Edna and Franklin all the evening. I wrote John a letter today. There has bin lots of passing here today. 9 oclock We had our first fried chicken to day.
Cloudy but no rain to do any good. The men folks worked on their tobacco land. Josie done a big washing by twelve oclock. I got dinner. Henry kept Mabel. Josie sewed some this evening. Carrie and the children come a while this evening. Josie and I wrote a letter and the carrier did not take them up. 8 oclock Ben & Jim planted water mellon seed to day.
A very rainy morning. We are in Washington. Willie went to Alexes [?] this morning. He come back and we walked to the monument. Went up in the elevator. I did not want to go but am glad that I did. We come to Richmond in the night. Had a good trip. Got to Richmond a bout midnight. Effies children was all a sleep. This is wrote on the morning of the 21st.
A very rainy day. Mrs Hubard could not go home on account of the rain. I got dinner. All of the folks was at home. Seemed to enjoy dinner. Mrs Car and I did not go down to supper tonight. I wrote Effie a letter to day. Jim went to see John Hutcherson this morning a bout carrieing his tobacco. Jim went to Marvins this evening. I wanted to go but the weather was so rough I could not go.
A cloudy colde day. Jim & Ben shucked some corn and fed the cows the stalks. We got dinner at twelve oclock today. The children went to school was very late comeing home. Mabel stuck a stick in Franklins eye. I am afraid it is hurt bad. Hope it may be a bout well in the morning. Josie and I have sewed a little today. I wrote Lizzie Benett this morning. I am uneasy a bout Lonnie. I had a note from Carrie today. I am glad that they got home ok. I feel like I would like to see all of the children but I may never see them all a gain. No one knows what will be.
A rainy bad day very colde. We all have bin at home all day. Had a lonesome day. That is I have bin lonely. I miss Carrie and family so much. We crowed in three meals. I have wrote to Carrie to night. That is next thing to seeing her. I would be glad to see all the children and grand children and great grand children. I hope to see them some time a gain. Some of dont come to see me. I excuse them. They dont know or care.
A colde day. Very disa greeable day. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco. The children went to school. Josie sewed some. I got dinner. We had chicken for dinner. The last of Jims game chickens. I went to George Blairs. Cordie is sick. She was some better than she has bin. I hope she may get well soon. Josie wrote to Carrie tonight. I am glad that she did. I miss Carrie so much I cant hardly stay at home.
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.
A cool day some frost this morning Tim has plowed some. Ben has tried to work this evening. Him & Josie are some better of their cough. I do hope that they all may get well soon. Henry is not well tonight. I do hope that they all will soon be well. Edna and Franklin went to the store today for beef & salmon. Henry come by from school and got coffee & corn flakes. I wrote two letters and got one today.
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.
A good morning. Carrie and the children come with me Home. Josie had a nice [Dri?]. Josie is [handily?] able to go a bout Lee & Hilda spent the day with us. [Jeanine ?] Power went home [sic] but came back again tonight.
This is wrote on Monday and was [Siel?] last night and forgot to write.
A good day. The boys [hunted?] cut worms most of the day. Mr Mayhew helped them get off some big rocks. Josie got dinner this evening. She went to the plant bed and cut salit for dinner tomorrow. Tonight she is broke down. Went to bed. Did not eat supper. I have [bin?] up most of the day. I churned this morning and milked two cows this evening.
I wrote two letters this morning one to Willie & one to Carrie. [Henry?][?] worked on Edna a [Do?] to day. The children went to school.
A good day. Ben went to [Gretna?] for medicine. Jim plowed we had lots of company most of the day [and] got dinner [...] washed [...] Mrs [Trent?] got in the clothes
I milked Nellie. Baked light rolls for supper Mrs [Dews?] sent me cabbages & peas * apples [every?] one is so good to us.
This is wrote Thursday. I went to sleep and did not write when I should of done it. Mrs [Edmonds?] and Kate [H?] was here today.
[note at top of page] I turned two leaves and wrote on the wrong page.
A cloudy day and a little rain. Ben and Jim and Henry cut stalks this morning. This evening Henry was caught by the band and had his shirt and pants torn off of him. It is a wonder that he was not kill. He was not hurt much. Broke his watch all to pieces. Mrs. Booker and Mrs Kelie come to see Josie this evening. Mr. Kellie come for them. Mrs Rufus Carr sent Josie some birds. Ben and Jim and Henry went to Strait Stone for some barrels. They got them. Fannie went to Kates this evening to spend the night. Hattie cleaned the yard some this morning.
A good day. We had a shower of rain this evening. They got ready to water their plant beds then did not because it rained. Some they picked weeds until night. I went with Mrs booker to see Mrs Elder[?]. She has a fine little boy. Henry caught a perch and an elle this evening. I skined the eel with Ednas help. I wrote and sent Nellie a letter this evening. I hope to hear from carrie soon.
A good rain today. The men replanted tobacco. I am so glad that it has rained. We could not make any thing to eat if it had not rained soon. I have bin busy doing most nothing. The children has had to stay in all the morning. They tried to see what they could do. I sewed a little this morning. I wrote Mrs Lou [Terry?] today. This has bin one of the worst seasons that I have ever known. There is not plants to plant the crop.
Some rain today. We need it and more yet Carrie packed a nice lunch and Carrie and all the children and I started to go to Taylors Mill. It commenced to rain while we were at Gretna. We went on until we near the mill and it rained so hard that we come home. We eat dinner at home and spent the evening mending the childrens clothes and going to the snap patch. Carrie had to take little Julia. That was a job on her. I have wrote a note home to night and so much hope that they are well at home.