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A colde day for Oct. There will be a freeze by morning I am a fraid. Thomas Brumfield went from here this morning on the waggon. The school children went with him. Jim and Ben has stripped some tobacco. They are tying tonight. I have cooked enought for them to eat and made Franklin two shirts. I am glad that they are made. Mabel has complained of the tooth ache today. I have finished mending Franklins coat and Edna sweater. I got a letter from Nellie today. Was glad to her from her and the baby.
A good day. The children went to school. Jo Edmons[?] brought Edna and Franklin home on his car. Kate Harvey is here tonight. I am glad that she come. The men folks has worked on their tobacco all day and til bed time tonight. Lelia Ward brought me a piece of beef today. We certainly did enjoy it. I made Mabel an apron today. She has bin as sweet as could [sic] most of the time today. She has a very bad colde. Henry brought a rooster from Kates last evening. I am glad of him.
A colde morning. A killing frost. The men stripped tobacco all day. The children went to school. Edna went to Kate Harveys to stay tonight. I hope she may have a good time. Mr Short brought some beef here today. I bought 60 pounds at 12 cts.
Letia washed today for me.
A cloudy colde day. Ben went for Thomas Brumfield. He painted the roof of the house. Ben helped him some. Ben carried Thomas to Gretna this evening. We paid 12 1/2 dollars to get the house roof painted. Jim graded tobacco. John Ward tied. He brough [sic] several gaskets full of potatoes to the house and put them up. I got dinner and played with Mabel the most of the evening. Edna is at home. I was glad to see her back. Jim and Ben has colds and coughs. I hope they may be well soon.
A cloudy morning and some rain. I think it rained most all night. The men stripped tobacco. The children went to school. Joe Edmons brought them home. I was glad for them. I cut three pair of drawers for Mabel and made one. They are two large for her. I have bin thinking of Kate to day. It was so rough that Ben could not haul a load for her. I hate so bad for her to have to leave the neighborhood. I had a letter from Carrie today. Was glad to hear but sorry that the children are sick.
To day is Bens birth day
A disagreeable day. Colde and windy. Ben went to take a load of furniture to Java for Kate Harvey. He has not come home and we think he will stay all night over there. I hope he may. Jim stripped some tobacco. The children went to school. The three youngest are all most laid up with colds. Jim had a letter from Nellie today. She said that they were all bad off with colds. I have done a little sewing today. The children was late getting in from school. They had a ball game over at the school house this evening.
A clear colde day. Ben staid at Dr. Wiggintons last night. He come by the mill and got flour at Johnsons Mill. He got home a bout two oclock today. Jim stripped tobacco. I sewed a little. I killed a chicken for dinner. Just at dark to night Jim Power and Lawson and Mildred and Elizabeth and Raymon come. They brought some beef they weighed at Reynolds. The [sic] eat supper here. The little girls stayed all night and will stay a day or two.
A good day. We all staid at home until twelve. Then Henry went to Mr. Emersons. Jim and Lizzie come and eat dinner with us. I was glad to see them. I am always glad to have any of the children come. Jim and Lizzie went to George Blains from here. Henry carried them on the car. I am glad that Henry can run the car. Mabel is as cross as can be. I hope she will not get sick tonight.
A colde disagreeable day. The children went to school. Heard yesterday there was a new baby at Clack Hubbands. Jim and Ben loaded the wagon with tobacco and started to Gretna today. I hope that they are at Marvin's tonight. It is so lone some here and they both gone. Heard today that Will King was hurt by his truck turning over on him. He was near Gretna. I don't know any thing to write. No one comes to see me and I can't go to see any body.
Saturday. A colde clear day. The men stripped tobacco all day. Henry hauled some wood tonight. Henry and Joe Edmons went to John Emersons to a social. Ben has gone to Johnson Reynols. He had a letter from Kate Harvey. She is visiting Virginia Thomson at Welch W. Va. I was surprised to hear that she was there. Franklin said I must write that Henry caught a hawk in his steel trap this morning. The children are all bathed and want to go to Marvin's tomorrow. I am a fraid the day will be so colde that they cant go.
A good day. Ben and the children and I went to Marvin's. Carrie had a good dinner. Fried chicken and tomatoes and macaronie and chees caned peaches and fruit cake. It was all good and nice. This evening Carrie and I and Henry and Reese went to see my sister Nannie Bennett. She has bin sick and looks bad now but I hope she may soon get well. All of Nannies daughters was there. I was glad to see them. We come by Tims[or Jims?] and talked with them a minutes.[sic] We got home in good time. I got supper. Ben and Henry has gone some where. To St. Andrews I guess.
A good day. Jim and Ben stripped tobacco. Finished a cureing and loaded the car ready to start to Gretna in the morning. Thomas Callans was buried today. The children went to school. Edna went to Mr. George Emersons tonight. I think the Emerson girls are fine. Hattie Gilbert stoped here a few minutes today. She looks badly. I hope she may get well soon. Mabel is bad off with colde. I let her get out two much yesterday. I think Mr. Mayhew and the girls has come to play carrums[?]. I guess Ben and Henry are glad.
A good day. Ben and Jim got up this morning at 4 o'clock loaded the car. Henry and Ben loaded Ben's car and Mr. Booker and Jim loaded Mr. Bookers. They eat breakfast and started to Gretna. They went and unloaded and was back by nine o'clock. Loaded and went back by twelve o'clock. Ben got home by ten[?]. They are stripping on Jims last cureing. I talked with Effie B. this evening. She has bin to Black Burg. She said that Willie B[a?]rns was sick. I am so sorry. Hope se may get well soon. Mabel and [I] went to Mr. Bookers.
A windy bad day. Jim finished stripping tobacco. This evening John Ward went to Strait Stone. Went on the wagon and carried his family. Mr. Booker come and got the scalding tub fixing to kill hogs. Henry come home to go to Strait Stone but I would not go because it was colde and windy. Mabel has bin very good today. Ben is not feeling well today. I am so sorry for him and can't do any thing to help him.
A very warm day for December. Ben went to Gretna and got back before light. I did not know that he was gone until he got home. He eat breakfast and loaded and went back. He went to Danville today. He has just come home 8 o'clock at night. Jim went with him to Gretna. He solde his last tobacco today. He come home with Ren Worsham and Emmet Craddock. I was glad when he come home. He brought the children some apples and the baby a rubber camel. I fried meat and sausage and caned it. Hope it will keep. Made scraple. I have hardly set down today. Do hope it may get colde by morning.
The ground was covered with snow this morning. The first of real winter we have had. They stripped tobacco most of the day. A load of tobacco passed here this morning through the snow. They seemed to be making it fine. The children went to school. I think some of them has a colde from going in the snow. Henry got home last night some where a bout midnight. Said he eat supper at Aunt Caries. Said Reese fell and hurt his arms. I hope he may soon be well. Ben went to Mr. Allen's this evening. Will Allen and his wife moved to their selves to day.
A clear cold day. Jim started to Lynchburg to see his wife and daughter. I hope he may find them well and doing well. Henry drove the car to Gretna. Ben sawed some wood. Mr. Booker helped John Ward and Henry. They got what Ben had hauled. Mr. Booker eat dinner with us. I cooked hog chidlins. I was a shamed of it as Mr. Booker was here. Hope he did not find it out[?]. I have bin chilly and sick some this evening. Mrs. Booker sent me some butter by Ray this evening. I was very glad of it. Henry has gone to Mr. Mayhew's.
A good day. Ben fixed heater in the dineing room. Henry went to Lee Brumfield's a little while tonight. He said he was going to Strait Stone. Edna and Mabel has the chicken pox. The baby has bin cross all day. I have bin most sick all day. Lelia come and washed dishes this morning. I made out to get dinner. Mr. Sam Owen come here this evening. Wanted Ben to go and see if he could do any thing for his car. Ben has not come back yet. Hope he can fix the car so he can run it. We miss Jim very much.
A good day. The children had a good time with their dolls and toys. Ben gave me a nice bowl for a Xmas gift. Ben and the children went to Jim Powers today. I am sorry that it has turned colde on account of the children but hope that they may get home ok. Jim and I eat dinner and then we went to Mr. Booker's or near enough to see that they were not at home. I went to George Blains. They had all of their children and grand children and sons in laws and daughter in laws there for dinner. Mrs. Bar[k or b?]er and Mr. ??lleent and Mrs. Collen? ana [or and] H[or 4] okens come this evening.
A rainy day. Jim went from here this morning. He was going to see his people at Lynchburg. I have felt all day like something serious was the matter. I can't tell why. Jim went with the Edmons boys to Gretna. Ben's car is so out of fix that it won't go like he would like. Floid Reynols was here a few minute to day. He said that Julia Fergeson's baby was very sick. Reubin and his mother was going to Danville this evening to see the baby. I hope it is better by now. I got a nice box of candy from Clifton and Jane today. I have got more nice presents and cards this Xmas than I ever did be fore at Xmas. Ben is at work on a picture frame to night.