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. The men folks shucked a little corn. Josie has suffered awful today. Ben went to see the dr. this evening and got medicine for her. Mollie Reynolds staid here last night and all day today. Lillian Kent spent the night. Denia Blair came this evening. I have taken things easy to day. Henry went to the store this evening. This morning I saw a hawk catch a hen. I called Ben. He got the gun and shot and killed the hawk. The hen was not much hurt. I let John Ward have a hen this evening. I am so anxious a bout ??? boy. Hope he may get well.
A cloudy day. Rain tonight. Josie died this morning 20 minutes after three oclock. Denia and Mollie and Kate Mrs. Booker Mrs Edmonds & Mrs. Kent was here. They all done what they could to help about what was to be done. Jim Johnson went to Gretna and got a casket a very nice one. There has bin several here today. Two preachers Mr. Hogan and Mr. Jenings(?) ??? and Otho and Sallie and Mrs. Thomson are here tonight. Oscar Eade and Hellen and Doris Brumfield come tonight and brought flowers. Mrs. Car ? has been upstairs most of the day. Heard tonight that Olas boy is better. Hope he may get well. Carrie and Reese and the baby come 15 until 8 oclock.
A clear colde day. The neighbors has bin oh so kind to Ben. They helped to burie Josie. There was a big crowd for the weather and so much sickness a bout. Mollie and Kate helped cook dinner. Mollie gave me a nice cake and two jars of pickles. No one eat dinner with us but Mr Mayhew and Lee Brumfield. Mr. Bennett & Lizzie and Gordon come while we were eating dinner. They eat with us. I was glad that they come. Marvin and Carrie and three of the children come. Mr. Jennings talked at the grave. They sung several songs. Had the nicest flowers I most ever did see Twenty minutes until 8 o'clock.
A colde windy day. Ben & Jim burned a plant bed today. Nellie & I got dinner. Mrs Carr staid up stairs most of the day. The children went to school. I got a letter from Effie. She writes that there is a lot of sicknesss at Blacks Burg. Hattie washed here today. We have had snow showers today. I have not heard from the sick around here today. Do hope they are better by now. I have mended some things to day. Among them was Edna's cloak. Edna & Mabel both went upstairs tonight with Mrs. Carr.