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A fairly good day. Ben hauled wood most of the day worked at something all day. Josie is feeling some better to day. She sewed some. I got dinner. Josie got supper. The first day that we have had three meals this year. I went to Marvin_s this evening. Kate Harvey was there making Carrie a dress. I commenced to knit a pair of wristlets for Charley Harvey. I have bin at work on an apron to night. I intend to give it to one of Hattie Gilberts children.
9 30 oclock
This evening Mrs John Hutcherson come and all the children. The first time she come on a visit this year.
I went to Carries a gain this evening. Mollie Reynolds was there.
We are talking of going to Richmond soon.
9 15 oclock
Josie straitened up in my room and swept the floor. Something that is not often done. I was glad that she did it.
I washed some.
All are well and I want to be thankful.
Elsie had her new baby with her. I think he is a fine baby. I was very glad that they came. It is the first time that Lee has bin here this year or Elsie for that matter.
I have not seen or heard from Marvins to day. Hope they are all well.
A good day. The men folks plowed until twelve then [?] this evening.
A good day. The men hauled in the pea hay this mornin and hauled manure this evening. Commenced to use the spreader this evening. Josie helped to get dinner to day and has got the dinner for ten days she says. I went to Mr Owens and dressed the baby.
I was glad of the trip.
A good day.
Dr [?aton] was here today him and his assistant.
Ben & Jack finished painting the roof of the house.
Josie washed a good washing for her to do.
I am counting on going fishing in the morning.
A little cloudy but no rain to do any good.
Two life insurance agents come here to day.
The men folks has gone a opossome hunting to night.
Jack Harvey went from here tonight.
I went to see Kate & Mag. I eat dinner with Kate. She was at home by her self. This evening Dr & Pearl Wiggin and Charles & Irvin Harvey come to Kates. We were at Mags. I was glad to see the children.
I don't think that Henry can go to sleep tonight for wanting to know what Santy will bring.
Well I may never see another Xmas. We have bin well all the year. Have not missed a night waiting on account of sickness.
A beautiful day. Ben and Josie got up at three oclock in the morning and dressed and started for Charlottesville. They got to Gretna in time to take the train. Jim staid all night at Chatham and come to Gretna and solde a load of tobacco. He got back home a bout dark. He was very well pleased with what his tobacco brought. Henry went to school. The rest of the children done as well as could be expected. Franklin was sick the most of the day. Mabel staid up tonight until after nine oclock.
They are all abed now and a sleep but Edna.
Edna and Franklin went to Mr Mayhews to play with the children. Henry and I went to White Falls. Henry caught 4 fish. I one. We come back by Renan. Stoped at Kate Harveys a little while. Went to the store. Hubbard was not there. Mollie Reynols and Christenia was there. Mollie said she intended to go to Portsmoth tonight to see Julia. Josie dressed a spring chicken to send to Julia. Love to all the children & grand children.
A good day. Clouds about this evening but no rain to wet any thing. Ben replanted tobacco. He went to Renan and got some beef for tomorrows dinner. Josie killed and dressed three chickens, baked two cakes, got dinner, and bathed the children.
I went to Worshams pond to fish. Marvin carried me and Henry & Reese. He went to Altavista and had work done on his teeth worked on. I stoped at Mr Jim Bookers and sit on the porch with Mrs Booker until Marvin come for us.
Nellie went to see Carrie a while this morning. Nellie and Evylin eat dinner and dressed[?] and started home. Marvin carried them to Gretna. Edna and I though that Ben was going to Gretna and that we would go with him. He did not go and we went to George Blairs. We stopped in at Mr Hutchersons a few minutes. Mr Edmons was there. Josie has put up the milk to night.
A cloudy day. No rain today. The land is good we for the first time in a bout five months.
This writing was done at three oclock Nov the 2nd. I forgot to write last night.
A cloudy day & some rain. We all was at home until after dinner. Josie and I got dinner. I killed and dressed two chickens and fried them. Josie baked some pies. I churned this evening. Jim went to see John Hutchersons hogs. Met up with Mr Jess[?] & Willie Hutcherson and Will Alen and spent the evening walking and talking. Henry B went to Dr Owens. He rode Jake, Bens horse. The [?] broke and Henry fell off. It did not hurt him. Ben & Josie, Edna & Franklin and Mabel and I went to Marvins. They were all well. One of the turkeys is sick and I expect it will die.
A beautiful day. Jim & Ben shucked some corn this morning and fed the cows the stalks. Then they stripped tobacco until dinner. Josie and I persuaded Ben to go to the mill. Josie shelled some corn whle washed the dishes. We went with him. We fished some. We caught 39 fish dressed them and intend to cook them for breakfast in the morning. I was so glad to go fishing. We come by the store and bought a few things. Jim and Ben tied some tobacco to night. The children went to school except Mabel. She went with us fishing. I have not seen any of Marvins folks today.
Rain this morning and this evening. Henry went to school. Marvin carried his children & Henry. Ben worked on Marvins car the most of the day. Jim come home to night. Ben met him and brought him home. Josie made me three aprons and got dinner. This evening she ironed some collars and six nice shirts. I ironed all the washing excep the shirts and collars. I went to Marvins. Carrie was makeing Hazel a dress. Henry brought us a pound of butter from Otho Blairs to day. Mabel is not well tonight. I hope she may be well soon. Carrie talked with Ethel this evening.
A good day. Jim & Ben gave the cows some corn stalks this morning. I got a snack for dinner. Josie dressed the children. We eat before twelve and went to Marvins. Marvin and the three boys brought William Gilbert to Mr Bookers and then come here. They would not eat dinner here. I went with them home. Ben and his folks went on Bens car. I come with Ben back. The children all done very well. Jim staid at home. He done several things. He had a good fire in the range and fire place and had brought water when we got home. Had turned the cow to the calf. We fixed supper and all eat. I am so glad that I got to see Carrie. She seems to be satisfied.
A windy day. Very disagreeable. Ben and Ben hauled some leaves and put in the stable. Alcie Callands washed here today. The clothes most blowed a way. I got them this evening. I have staid at home all day to day. We had turnip salid for dinner and sweet potatoes. Tonight there is two men here say they are Mormon preachers. We dreaded them but they are very pleasant. The children went to school. Josie commenced to change her dress this evening. I comenced to make some sheets. Tonight I have read. Did not try to work any. It is now nearly ten oclock and I must go bed. Oh how I miss Carrie.
A good day. Jim hauled some chaff this morning. This evening he shucked corn. Ben worked on the dineing room floor this morning. This evening he went to Strait Stone. I went with him. Kate Harvey come this morning. Kate and I dressed 4 turkeys. One for Jim, one for Marvin, one for Josie, and one for Kate. This evening Marvin come and got his turkey and ham boiler. He had Hazel & Eva with him. I went with him as far as Reynols mail box and walked home. Mollie Reynols was not at home. Hattie Gilbert washed here today. The wind is blowing to night. I reckon they will all blow of the line. Heard today that Mrs Jessie Hutcherson has a son. There is a lot of travlins done today. The school closed today for holiday. Ben[?] has gone to the school house to night.
A good day. The land was covered with hail and snow but it nearly all melted before night. Ben & Jim did not do much of anything this morning. This evening Ben carried Jim to Gretna on his way to Chatham to spend the holidays with his folks. Josie and Henry went with them. They got home in good time. They bought several things. Among them they got some cow feed. I am so glad of that. Ben is in the basement not trying to stain the floors. Josie made me a nice apron tonight. I am glad of it. I got several Xmas cards from the grand children & friends. I killed 4 chickens and dressed them ready to cook. Two for Jim. Heard to day that Oscar Brumfield is sick. Hope he may soon be well. I do hope that Mabel will soon be well a gain.