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Josie and Thelma washed some this morning.
We gathered and picked off some grapes this evening and to night Thelma and Paul both picked til we finished.
10 30 oclock
A bad day. Rained most of the day.
I have knit most of the day.
9 10 oclock
Ben worked on Owens house all day. Josie sewed some. I got dinner. Boiled hogs feet. This evening Franklin fell out of the window. It hurt him very bad not to brake any bones. There is a dance at Dick Woodings to night. Ben & Josie and Virginia and Irvin Harvey has all gone down there. 9 oclock
She went to Carries this evening.
Jim & Ben caught a rabbit just at night. Josie dressed it.
I boiled the first of our offal to day.
Josie washed a gain today.
I got dinner. Boiled meat in the dineing room & started to the cook room and stumbled and fell and spilt some of the meat. It did not hurt me. Burnt me a little. I am glad it did not hurt me and I am very sorrie that it happened.
I hemed two little sheets for Franklins bed.
Jim stayed a round home all day.
Josie starched the cloths that she washed the first of the week. Tonight she washed up the diningroom floor.
A cloudy day. No rain yet. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco all day. Mr Owen helped a little. I got dinner. I boiled the last hog face and baked the last potatoe pumpkin. Josie made Edna a dress and Mabel two caps. I think that Mabel was quieter than she has ever bin since she could walk. Carrie come a few minutes. She brought some apples. They was highely appreciated.
A bad evening. Hail and rain. Jim & Ben cut stalks for feed this morning. Henry helped them. Josie got dinner. I boiled some meat at the wash house and burnt some bre[ad?]. Evlyn made some candy and poped some corn. The children is foolish a bout Evylin. She is good to play with them. Ben & Jim put some tobacco in the pit after it commenced to rain.
Today is 56 years a go I was married.
A beautiful day. Jim Brumfield went with Normon Booker to Mr Dave Bookers to get his cows. They got back home a bout twelve oclock. Ben did not get home until dark. Him and Lee Brumfield helped Marvin to fix up his things. Jim mended up the toy house that Marvins children did have. Kate Harvey come a little while. Oh how she will mis Marvins folks. I have felt all day like something bad had happened. Josie went up to Mr Booker a few minutes this morning. Mrs Booker was very busy. I boiled meat and made scrapple today. The children went to school. Reece and Paul come with Ben home. They will carrie a load of plunder home tomorrow if nothing happens to hinder.
A cool windy day. Jim & Ben shucked some corn. The wind blowed so that they could hardly shuck. I boiled some hogs ears for dinner. Josie made bread & coffee. I put feathers in Josies new bed tick this morning. This evening I went to the store and bought a few things. I walked up there & back. I brought back 7 pounds 6 of coffee & one of soda. I went to see Kate Harvey a few minutes. She was busy fixing up after hog killing. I come by Mollies. They were very busy abought their land & sausage. I did not stay to bother them long. I have bin working on a quilt. Tonight little Mabel is up yet. I hear her talking. 8:30 oclock
A cloudy day. Rain tonight. Ben went to William Gilberts this morning and carried some things for them that Carrie sent and Josie sent some things two for their children. Henry & Ben hunted some this evening. Did not get any game. We boiled some ham. I boiled the last of the hogs feet. Josie baked a cake. She ironed all the morning. Irvin Harvey come this morning and got their cow & little calf. The children has bad colds. They cant hardly wait for Santy to come. They are a sleep now all but Henry. I guess he is a wake. Well I am glad that Xmas is here. Hope nothing bad will happen. I got a nice box of candy from BlacksBurg today & a letter from John & a card from Julia Fergerson.
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 beautiful day. Very colde. Ben staid about home all day. The children has had a good day playing with their toys. Josie has a colde. Some better to day. I have spent the day at work. I got breakfast, milked the cows, fed the calf, killed dressed two chickens, cooked one. Boiled a ham, churned and beat up the butter, fixed up another churning and set it by the fire. Made some custard. Josie beat the whites of the eggs for me. Fed and watered the calf. Brought two buckets of water. Carrie gave me a nice box of stationary. Reese gave me a box of candy. Josie gave me a nice box of stationary. I got three cards. I was glad.
A very warm day for February. The snow is about all gone. Ben & Henry shucked some corne and fed the stalks. This evening they sawed some wood in the woods. Josie killed and dress a chicken & baked a cake. We boiled some meat and stewed fruit for dinner. I washed a few garments & a lot of olde stockings. Ben & Josie milked night and morning. The children played games tonigh. Ben has gone to Strait Stone to meet at the lodge. He went horse back. The mud is so bad.
A beautiful day. Ben & Jim worked on their tobacco land. Henry went to Renan. Josie and I ironed all the morning. Mrs Car churned. Josie got dinner in 30 minutes. She had caned sausage made a dewberry pie had caned tomatoes boiled 14 egg made bread and coffee. Kate Harvey come & Carrie and all children. I was glad to see all of them. Kate & I worked button holes. Kate brought some sallit.
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.
A cloudy bad day. No rain to hinder work. Ben & Jim sawed wood for Mr Booker. They eat dinner there. Ben said he did enjoy the beans. I cooked some big sweet potatoes. Boiled hogs feet. The children got in some wood. Henry went to the store & got a can of oil. Heard today that Mrs Hurcherson is very sick. Also heard that Mrs Compton & Mr Compton are sick. I hope they all may be better soon. Ben & Jim hunted just at night. Ben killed one rabbit.
A cloudy day. Ben & Jim shucked some corn. Hunted a little then went to Strait Stone & home before night. Nellie made Edna two gowns. She is sleeping in one tonight. Nellie washed two hams this evening one for me & one for her self. I cooked meat & made scrapple this evening. I boiled the chidlings at the wash house today. Denia Blair come to see us this evening. Carlton Daniels & Rufus Car come up here to see Mrs Car this evening.
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.
A beautiful day. We were all at home for dinner. Henry went to Sunday School & to Johnson Reynols. No one come to see us today. Josie has felt bad today. I got dinner. I did not go to the spring. Jim & Henry brought some water. Etta Gilbert brought 4 buckets full. I dress two chickens. Henry caught a rabbit. He skned that. Johnson Reynols brought Josie some grapefruit & boiled ham this evening. Edna & Franklin brought the water for tonight.
A cloudy day. Rain tonight. Jim went to John Hutchensons and eat dinner. Henry went to Sunday school and from there to Jim Power(?). Grace Brumfield come today and brought Josie some custard and nice boiled meat. She helped me get dinner. Josie is very bad off tonight. Grace staid all night. Grace is very helpful. Fanny Power(?) come tonight (?). I was glad to see Fanny. There is a lot of sickness a round at this time. A darkey at Ren(?) Worshams died last night.
Ben and I picked some salit from the garden today. I made some soup for dinner today.
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 cold clear day. The men cut wood. Henry went to the store and got oil for the engine. Nellie got dinner. I boiled chitterlings at the wash house. I washed a few clothes. I cut some bed quilt pieces for Kate. I churned. The children has had a time playing most of the day. Edna tried to clean out the spring. She helped it a lot. She dipped some water for me to use about washing. We have not seen anybody today except for Booker. He come to get some help about fixing up his saw. Mabel has gone to sleep. 9:30 oclock