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8 30 oclock
A little rain today.
Josie got dinner. She made a stew and had snaps and cymblins and corn all good. Mrs Owens come a while. We all went and looked at the garden then to the tobacco ground to see the tomatoes and water mellons and bean patch.
10 : oclock
9 30 oclock
Paul suckered tobacco. Mr Owen went to the mill did not get his grinding. Josie washed the breakfast dishes and ironed and got dinner and washed the dinner dishes and ironed most of the evening. I got breakfast and called them to eat then I milked three cows and watered hogs at three different places then I gathered some butter beans and helped to shell them. Then fixed the milk ready to churn then cut a bucket of cucumbers then churned fixed to wash some.
After dinner I washed a bout 40 garments then put the cucumbers in brine and salted the butter and fixed it ready for use. Then rested a while then milked eat supper and helped wash dishes and ready to go to bed.
Josie went to Mr Jim Powers today and got damsons. She carried all three of the children with her. Denia Blair come over here this evening. We went up to see Carrie. She was gone to see Julia Fergerson and Alice Thompson. We staid at Marvins a while and then went home.
10 o clock
A good day. They cut a house of tobacco for Mr Owen to day. Brand(?) and James(?) Dews helped them. Josie made some damson preserves this morning and ironed some. I canned a few tomatoes this evening.
Jim Brumfield staid on he is here tonight. [ink smear] I went to sleep and marked my book.
It is raining now hope it may stop soon. Ben went to Ren Worshams this evening and to Strait Stone this morning. Paul carried his mother to Lee Brumfields this morning. Guess she is at Kate Harveys to night.
9 30 oclock
A good day. Some clouds a bout but no rain to stop work. Ben and Paul and Owen cut two barns of tobacco today. The children and I and Mrs Owen helped what we could. Josie washed this morning and ironed this evening.
Paul carried his mother home this morning. Josie staid at home and got dinner then went to Reynolds. Marvin carried Josie and Edna and Franklin Carrie and four of their children. I spent the day there. Posie and Nannie and baby was there. Julia and baby. We had a pleasant day. They had plenty of water mellons. Ben will have to stay at the barns to night.
8 35 oclock
9 30 oclock
This evening I mended my sweater. Miss Janie and Mrs Gravley come in a few minutes on their way from school. Mr Layne come this morning to try to get his calf home. He could not manage him and he is here yet. Ben got home from Gretna about sundown.
8 o clock
Josie washed this morning. I helped some.
A very cool day for May. We begin to need rain.
I am glad that Franklin is a most well a gain.
Jim bought some butter from Sallie Blair. He would insist on going home so Ben carried him to Long Island. When Ben got to the creek at Cedar Forest it was up so that he would not cross with the buggy. He put his horse up at Mr Johnsons and come over on a boat and walked home. He brough some mail for several people. The carrier did not make his round on account of high water. I am very glad that things are not worse than they are.
Ben worked his water mellons vines late this evening.
A good morning. We all staid at home. Nellie & Evylin come this morning. Mr Tup Walker brought them. Kate Harvey & Carrie Smith and the little children come a little while. Jim & Ben went to the creek. Had to hurry back on account of a cloud. We have had the hardest rain I most ever saw. The branch is as high as I ever saw it. Washed the fence a way below the spring. Oh I am so sorry a bout the high water.
Evylin is playing the piano.
I chopped the grass out of the walk this evening then went to Carries a few minutes.
Ben brought two water mellons home this evening.
Jack Harvey come over here a while to day. While he was here Miss Alice Wooding and Miss Annie Carter come a few minutes. We cut a fine water mellon while they were here. Julia Fergerson went back to Portsmouth. Julia did not come to see us while she was at home. Marvin and Carrie went to the baptizing this morning.
Josie got dinner with a little help. Nellie caned some tomatoes this morning. This evening she went to Mr. Woodings and got some grapes. Miss Willie Wooding & Miss Annie Carter come with her home on a buggy.
A good day. Ben carried Lady cow to Odie Kellies the went to Cedar Forest to see [?] Patrick. He let me go with him and fish. I caught several cat fish.
Willie Mayhew brought our tobacco to Gretna from Danville.
I got supper tonight after dark. The children had made a fire and brought water.
A bad day. Ice on the ground and trees. It has thawed some today. Jim & Ben worked on tobacco all day. Ben milked for me this morning. Josie got dinner and supper. She baked a cake and cooked beans. I ironed some and mended some and set by the fire.
Mr Owens baby is very sick. The dr went to see him tonight. I am sorry for any one to be sick any time and this is such bad weather. An oil tank come in here today. The roads is so bad that no one is going much.
A cloudy morning but no rain. I am haveing an easy time. My hip hurts me some yet I worked two button holes and hemed two quilts and gathered some peas today. Earl & Lonnie Bennett plowed some but they need rain bad. They watered their plant beds to night.
I certainly do want to know how they are at home. Hope I will hear soon.
Rob Hubbard & Ella and three children and Mr Ran & wife come. Mr Ran went to Rufus Cars and Rufus come here with him. I was glad for them to come to see Ben and Josie. Ben carried Mrs Car home this evening. I am always glad for Mrs Car to stay with Josie.
A good day. A little rain this morning. John & Edwin went from here this mornin. Ben & Jim worked on the floor all day. Ben went for cement late this evening. Josie went with him. The children staid at Marvins. I went to George Blairs this evening. They had a lot of company.
A little rain this morning. Clear this evening. Ben & Jim and Henry went to work in the tobacco this morning. Word came that Miss Ursal[?] Lewis was lost from the milkin place. The boys from here and all over the neighborhood went to look for her. They found her unharmed. She just went a way because she was mad. Josie raked and worked on the yard. I was afraid she would be sick. Denia & Sallie Blair come here this evening. I was at Johnson Reynols. They had a crowd this evening. Mrs Kellie & Grace Brumfield & Mrs Dr Owen and six children, Kate Harvey and I. They had plenty of water mellons. Two men was going to speak at Renan school house tonight.
A beautiful day. Ben hauled some lightwood this morning. This evening he went to Strait Stone and brought Mr George Worsham up to the school house and carried him back. They got the pump to work so they can get water at the school house. The picture agent come this evening and brought Josies pictures. Carrie Smith had a lot of company this evening. Kate Harvey & Mag Brumfield, Mollie Reynolds and Josie and Mabel. Otho Blair and Sallie and I went fishing. Did not catch many fish but had a pleasant evening. I was so glad that they carried me. Marvin has his waggon loaded to got to Gretna. I fear it will rain by morning. Jim has not come home yet.
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.