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8 25 oclock
Josie come home to get dinner. She fried chicken and baked cocoanut pies. A bout twelve Gordon and Alma and Ola and Frances Bennett come for dinner. After dinner Bruce Reynolds and his mother come a few minutes. I was glad to see them all. Ben sowed wheat most of the day. This evening Nat Wooding phoned for Ben to come to Reynolds mail box and help him work on his car. Ben went. They could not fix it. They brought it here. Sidney Reynolds come after Nat and carried him home.
Paul finished sowing wheat. Mollie gave me a nice box of candy a birth day present. Marvin Smith paid our taxes this evening. Paul and Ben has bin at the barn to night hangin and putting tobacco in the pit.
8 30 oclock
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A good day. Ben & Jim and Owen hauled some feed for the cows then stripped tobacco until twelve after dinner. They tramped a plant bed. Ben mended his fire place then we all stripped tobacco. Josie got dinner and ironed. The children Henry and Edna went to school. Franklin come to the barn to tell us dinner was ready. Reese come this morning & brought me some little aprons to work the button holes in. Mr Mayhew come at twelve to get Ben to phone for the doctor for Mrs Mayhew. Tonight Ben and Josie has gone to a dance at Mrs Gravelys. To night a pedlar come and wanted to stay all night. Ben would not let him. I was sorry for him.
Ben & Jim went to the Island. Jim went on to Chatham. Ben went to meet Josie. He phoned home that she had not come to Cedar Forest. He is down there somewhere now. Henry went to Marvins this evening. He come home & got in the wood for to night.
We fed the horses & cows & pigs and calves & chickens & dogs. Edna & Franklin has bad colds tonight and I am very sorry a bout it. Denia come to see me this evening. I was glad that she come but was sorry to see [her]go home in the rain.
I am so afraid that something bad has happened to Mrs Car or Josie or both.
Josie sewed. Made Franklin some under waist and drawers and Edna a pair of drawers. I phoned to night to hear from Mrs. Edmons & Miss Alice Wooding. They are very sick yet. I want to go to see them soon.
I went to see Kate Harvey this morning. I had not bin there long before they phoned me that Lizzie Bennett had come. I started home. I met Ben at Posies mail box with the car. Kate walked with me that far and then turned back. She would of come home with me but she was lookin for Dr Wigginton & Pearl.
I done as near nothing as I could. I heard today that Mrs Jack Kellie is very sick. I hope she may get well. There is a lot of sickness a bought. I have not seen Carrie this week. She is bad off with colde. Josie and Carrie talk over the phone.
Mrs Car and I and Edna and Reese Smith went to White Falls. Mrs Car and I fished a little. By the kindness of Marvin and Carrie I got to go. They are very good to me. Mrs Car and I stoped at Mount Airy and Renan. I paid up for the phone this evening.
Edna has come to go to bed.
A rainy day and colde. Ben did not come home. He phoned he would come tomorrow. James stripped tobacco. I ironed most of the day. I churned this evening. I baked a pumpkin for dinner. Henry went to school. Edna & Franklin fussed most of the day. Heard to night that a house burned at Gretna tonight. I am about asleep.
A good day. Ben & Jim worked on the spring. Helped it very much. I cooked all the morning. Boiled three sqirrels and back bone, hogs face and liver. Made scrapple, baked a tung [?] Josie and Ben started to Danville. I hope that they made the trip ok. They got to Gretna allright. I talked with Grace this evening. I am always glad when she answers the phone. The baby has done very well so far. Hope she will let me sleep some to night. Henry went to school. Jim helped load the waggon this evening for Owens.
A colde day. Ben & Jim burnt and sowed a plant bed. Henry & Edna went to school. Josie mended some stockings. I got dinner. I churned this morning. We heard over the phone that Cordie Blair is no better. We have to stay at home now that the weather is bad that I dont know any thing to write. Little Mabel has bin sick today. I hope she may be well in the morning. Ena let the cows out of the stalls tonight for me.
A cloudy day but no rain. Ben & Jim helped Johnson on the phone line. They eat with Johnson. Josie got dinner here. Edna ironed a little. I have set by the fire all day. I have a bad cold. Mrs Hutcherson & Denia Blair come this evening. The come on a buggy. I was glad that they come. I had bin wanting to see some of our folks so long.
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.
A warm cloudy windy day. Jim Helped on the phone line. Ben shucked some corn & worked to get the wire from Owens garden. Josie washed some. Did not hang out her clothe. I ironed some. Churned and fixed up the butter. Henry & Edna went to school. A car passed here today. The first one in some time.
Ben & Josie milked this morning & tonight.
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
A rainy day. They finished planting tobacco here today had plenty of plants that was good ones. Josie has bin some better today. I got dinner. Mrs. Car churned and washed dishes. This evening I went to the curant bushes and cheries trees. There was a lot ripe. I phoned Mollie that she could get some currants. Christenia and Millie come but it rained so that they could not gather them. We had beets that was raised this year for dinner today. I will be so glad when we can get vegetables a plenty.
A good day. The men [?] tobacco. Miss Sally [?]. Nellie picked and caned some berries. I got dinner. Mrs. [?] was sick. She is better tonight. This evening [?] Blair come to see Aunt Effie. [?] & Kate come to see Josie. Mrs. Bates & Mrs. White & three children come to see Effie. Got a [phone?] message this evening that my brother Letcher dies this morning at 8 oclock. I am very sorry to hear of his [deth?] He will be missed by his children. I want to go to the burial if any one will take me.
A clear cool day some frost this morning. Ben & Jim loaded the waggon with Bens & Henrys tobacco and Ben went to Gretna this evening. Josie has bin bad off all day. Mr Power phoned that Fannie would come here if Ben would come after her. Ben was gone so we though we would get Mr Booker to go for her. Mr Kellie was at Mr Booker and said he would go and he went made a quick trip. I am so glad she is here. Late this evening Mrs Hutcherson & Lottie Kellie & Ehel Worsham & Denia Blair come and staid a little while.
A good day. Ben & Jim hauled some wood and cut it with John Ward and Mr. Booker helped them. Mollie Reynolds come this morning and again this evening. She brought cake and pickle. I boiled two hams to day and had two hens cleaned. Lillian Kent come to see Josie today. Josie has bin very bad all day. Nellie washed and dressed Mabel (?) today. She has bin good today. Today the children went to School. Heared today over the phone that Ola Jefferson's boy was very sick. I am so sorry for them. I never heared of more sickness in my life. I don't think it is God's will. I wish they all could get well.
A good day. Ben and Jim plowed some. They finished hauling up the corn. John Ward planted his garden. Nellie finished making the bayby two dresses and bloomers. I worked the button holes. Nellie washed all the evening. the post office in [Gretna?] come to see Nellie today. Henry and Edna has bin sick all day. Edna is some better tonight. Franklin has followed the men most of the day. Our phone has gone dead. Today we cant her over it so as to under stand any thing that is said. Ben went to Norman Bookers tonight to get them to phone Johnson Reynolds to come and fix it.
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.
A cloudy day and rain this evening. The men plowed this morning. Nellie comes to Gretna & phoned for someone to meet her it rained so hard that Ben did not go. I will be glad when she comes. The children is all complanning and cant help me much and there is so much to be done. I have bin neading Brownies to(?) tonight mrs Booke lent it down here.
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.
A good day. Cloudy most of the day. No Rain. Ben finish mowing today and they hauled and put the hay in the house. This evening Ben carried me and three children to Gretna. I bought several things. I would of liked to go to see Carrie but did not have time. Mollie Reynols come while I was gone. I am sorry not to have seen her. Will go and see her soon if nothing happens. We met[?Alma] and Lizzie comeing this way. Don't know where they went. I phoned to hear from Lottie Craddock. She think she will have company Sunday.