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1922

Sunday, May  7, 1922

Sunday, May 7, 1922

A good day. Jim staid at home alday. Been and family went to Mr. Towers this evening. I went to Norman Bookers this evening. They had a lot of company. Mr. and Mrs. Dave Booker was there. Otho and Sallie and George and Ida and [carchie?]. Blair and I went up there a while. Mrs. Booker called and invited me. I enjoyed seeing them all. I come home and milked and fed the chickens

Mabel is sick tonight. I do hope she may be well by morning. I hope that all may get well and stay so a while.

Last edit over 6 years ago by tonycremer
Monday, May  8, 1922

Monday, May 8, 1922

A good day Fanny Tower come last night. She was with us at Breakfast Hattie washed here today. This evening Ben Brought to [Onarins?] Smiths when we got here Carrie & the children had gone to [Renan] we mised them Reese found the peice of the drill that they thought was lost. Carrie said that Josie had milked all of the cows I feel worried a bout so much to do and I am not helping.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Lydia B
Monday, May 15, 1922

Monday, May 15, 1922

A good day. The boys [hunted?] cut worms most of the day. Mr Mayhew helped them get off some big rocks. Josie got dinner this evening. She went to the plant bed and cut salit for dinner tomorrow. Tonight she is broke down. Went to bed. Did not eat supper. I have [bin?] up most of the day. I churned this morning and milked two cows this evening.

I wrote two letters this morning one to Willie & one to Carrie. [Henry?][?] worked on Edna a [Do?] to day. The children went to school.

Last edit over 6 years ago by stuartb
Tuesday, May 16, 1922

Tuesday, May 16, 1922

A cloudy day no rain. Jim and Ben worked on their Tobacco land all day. Henry and Edna went to school. Franklin staid with the men all day the first time in his life. I got dinner and [churn?]. Josie has lein sick all day. Mollie Reynolds come a while this evening. I was glad she come. I milked to night. Fanny Power made bread and coffee for supper. I had a letter from Carrie Smith to day. I wish I could hear from them every day

Last edit over 6 years ago by LondonLibrary
Thursday, May 18, 1922

Thursday, May 18, 1922

Rainy morning. quit about twelve Ben + Jim planted some tobacco the children choped ptants and Henry planted some carie Sent a piece of goods to make Mabel a chess. Kate + Joace come This evening on Lees buggy I was glad that they come Fannie made Edna a dress today Farmie milk the red cow this morning + tonight that is a gmea help to one she coasties most of the dishes Jose has begin wh doing today oft that she could get well again

Last edit over 6 years ago by erinblasco
Saturday, May 20, 1922

Saturday, May 20, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim worked in the garden some this morning. This evening Jim went home. Ben carried him to [Gaetna?]. Henry & Frank went with him. He bought a nice fish at [Gaetna?]. We had all we could eat at supper & some left. I went to the plant bed this morning for lettice. This evening Johnson brought Mollie & Kate Hubbard and Jack Jr. Jane and [?] Jr. they are two fine little boys.

I was glad that they come. Tonight Josie walked one cow & Fanny [Tower?] milked one & I milked one.

Last edit over 6 years ago by trickqba
Friday, May 26, 1922

Friday, May 26, 1922

A good day we had a shower The men planked some tobacco this evening. Josie has bin suffering all day today. Fannie ironed some of the clothes and starched the others I got up the turkeys. I sent and got a half bushel of meal from Jessie Hutchens I was glad to get it. I finished plantting potatoe slips this morning. I am so glad I did. Fannie helped me milk tonight. She got supper She is washing dishes tonight Josie [_orped?] them She would not let [mms came?]

Last edit over 6 years ago by kleind
Wednesday, June  7, 1922

Wednesday, June 7, 1922

A good day. Ben went to [Gretna?] for medicine. Jim plowed we had lots of company most of the day [and] got dinner [...] washed [...] Mrs [Trent?] got in the clothes

I milked Nellie. Baked light rolls for supper Mrs [Dews?] sent me cabbages & peas * apples [every?] one is so good to us.

This is wrote Thursday. I went to sleep and did not write when I should of done it. Mrs [Edmonds?] and Kate [H?] was here today.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mia
Tuesday, June 20, 1922

Tuesday, June 20, 1922

A cloudy day most of the day. Rained a little. Jim & Ben plowed in the corn. Henry plowed some two. Mrs. Car churned & strung snaps for dinner. Mrs. Mamie Hutcherson sent the snaps. Denias folks was looking for Henry & his bride today. There has not bin any one to see Josie today. Josie has suffered a lot today, I am so sorry for her & can't do any thing to help her. I started a letter to Effie today. Hope she may get it soon. Mrs. Trent helped me get dinner & got supper. Had it about ready when I come home from milking.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, June 24, 1922

Saturday, June 24, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim & Booker finished getting up the hay. Oscar [Brumfield?] & Hugh and Grave and I went to White Falls. Grace and I fished. Oscar & Hugh went to Mount [A__?] and played ball. Sallie come with Grace to see Josie. Mrs. [Doss?] come to see Josie today. Mollie came this evening. I am glad that she come. When I got home Mrs. Trent had milked the cows and had supper ready. I have bin looking for Carrie. I do hope they are well and and will come soon. I made all them marks while was sleeping.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by gutterpeach
Wednesday, June 28, 1922

Wednesday, June 28, 1922

A good day. We had a good rain last night. Jim and Ben and Henry pulled the weeds from among peas. They helped Norman Booker load on some logs to carrie to the Saw Mill. This evening Ben carried his can to Gretna. She was going to Lynchburg. I went with them. We brought bread and ship stuff and sugar meal. We had a good trip. Nellie and Mrs Trent had the work done. Mrs Trent milked for one. I am glad of their being so good to me. Josie has sit on the porch [some?] today.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by sophist44
Thursday, July 13, 1922

Thursday, July 13, 1922

A good day. rain tonight we are glad of it. Jim and Ben Topped Tobacco all morning They dug Potatoes this evening and sowed some peas. Josie has tried to work some today with her punch needle. Mrs. Trent ironed all the morning. Mrs Car shelled butter beans the first that we have had. We had tomatoes for the first [time] this year.

I got dinner cooked cabbage and butter beans & baked apples. This evening I hemed a table cloth. Edna helped me milk what she could. We have not had any company today.

Well I am most a sleep.

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart
Sunday, July 16, 1922

Sunday, July 16, 1922

A good morning rain this evening. We all staid at home all day. Mrs Car & Henry made ice cream. I got dinner fried chicken cooked butter beans & potatoes baked tea cakes. Ben looked for Jims turkey did not find her. Jim come home with Norman Booker from Gretna. Jo Edmons and [Jac?son] Emerson come to see Henry. They all went to the branch to bathe. Josey & Johnson & Charlott come a few minutes. Edna helped milk this morning & tonight. Oh Lord take care of all of us.

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart
Thursday, August  3, 1922

Thursday, August 3, 1922

A good day. The men worked in their tobacco most of the day. Late this evening Ben went to Mr Dews for fruit. the children and I went with him. He got pears & apples and plums and some snaps. We come by the Store and got sugar. Nellie made some jellie & caned some tomatoes. I got most of the dinner. Mrs Car is here yet. Josie has not felt so good today. There has not bin any one to see her to day. I milked when I got back from Dews as it was about dark.

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart
Thursday, August 10, 1922

Thursday, August 10, 1922

A cloudy day but no rain. Jim & Henry suckered tobacco. Ben carried me to Marvin's this morning. He come home. Marvin carried me to Galilee to the assosiation. After preaching Lizzie & Lonny[?] and Earl and wife Marvin and Carrie & the children and I went to the place we moved from. I was glad of the trip. Marvin sent me home. Russ[?] & Paul come home with me. Kate come to keep house from Mrs Car was getting dinner. Kate milked to [.......] we come by [Liz?] well I am a sleep.

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, August 14, 1922

Monday, August 14, 1922

A cloudy day most of the day. A good rain tonight. The men folks helped Norman Booker cut tobacco. All of them got wet. Had two loads of tobacco to hoist tonight so had supper late. Edna & Franklin brought in some wood & brought water and put up the milk while I milked the cows. Grace & Effie Brumfield come to see Josie this evening. They brought some apples. I am glad. Claud & Nellie Hendricks come. I was glad that they did. I ironed a little this evening. The boys have some fine mellons.

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, August 22, 1922

Tuesday, August 22, 1922

A good day. Jim finished filling the barn with tobacco. This evening They cut for Mr Booker. Thelma spent the day here. I was glad to have her. Cordie Blair come this evening. She brought Josie some pretty flowers. I am always glad to see Cordie. I wish they all would come often. Josie has suffered a lot today. I am so sorry for her and cant do anything to help her. I went for snaps this evening. Mrs Car has strung them. Edna milked one cow this evening. She can be so much help when she will.

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart
Sunday, August 27, 1922

Sunday, August 27, 1922

A rainy day. We all staid at home until twelve. Then Ben & Jim went to Gretna. Ben went for medicine. They went to see Marvin & Carrie. Nellie was at Marvin's. They got home about night. Sarah & Billie Emerson went home late this evening. Hope they got there safe. I got dinner all but the bread. Sarah made and baked the bread. Mrs Car washed the dishes after breakfast & Sarah churned while I milked the cows gathered snaps and killed chickens.

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart
Sunday, September  3, 1922

Sunday, September 3, 1922

A good day. Jim has staid at the barn all day. Ben has tried to start the [engine?]. Posie & [Clack?] come and helped him this evening but they could not get it to work Mrs Kellie & Lottie Kellie come here this evening. Mrs Booker come. Nellie & Carrie & Marvin & children come. I was glad to see them. A coloured girl & I got the dinner. Mrs Power & Lawson went home this evening.

Ben cut Edna's hair this evening. He certainly did hate to do it. Edna helped me milk to night.

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, September  5, 1922

Tuesday, September 5, 1922

A good day. Mrs Emerson went from here by the time she could see to travel. I hope she got home OK. Jim and the children picked up some apples this evening.

Ben carried Mrs Car to Jim Powers this evening. I went as far as Cedar Forest. I fished some. Did not catch any thing any [.....?]. I walked most all the way from Cedar Forest to Mr Powers before I met Ben. We got home in good time. Nellie milked with Edna's help. I got supper. Mabel is sick to night. Hope she will be well by morning.

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart
Wednesday, September  6, 1922

Wednesday, September 6, 1922

A good day. Jim & Ben carried some apples to John Hutchersons and ground them for cider. Jim made a hog trough this evening. Corn is out at our house. Nellie worked on some waists for Franklin today. Fanny made Edna some bloomers yesterday. A col[oured] girl and I got dinner. Nellie made the bread for supper and milked with Edna's help. Daisy the col[oured] girl and I picked a few peas this evening. Mabel has bin as well as usual to day. I got some nice sweet potatoes today.

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart
Friday, September  8, 1922

Friday, September 8, 1922

Well another day has gone. Ben & Henry went to Gretna to carrie Marvin Smiths rake & mower. They have just got home nine at night. Jim worked on a hog lot most of the day. Nellie helped him move a little tobacco this morning. Nellie & Edna milked last night & this morning & tonight. I got dinner. Daisy ironed some. She washed for her self this evening. Mollie Reynols come to see Josie this evening. Johnson come after her. Josie has suffered a lot today. Nellie got a letter from Eylin tonight. I am glad that she got [it].

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, September 11, 1922

Monday, September 11, 1922

A good morning rain this evening. We were going to the Store & mill so as to fish and it rained. Then it cleared up and we went. I fished a little while and then I decided it was going to rain a gain so we started for home. We stopped at Thomsons Store a while and when we started a gain the rain met us. We all got wet eneough to have to change clothes. I hope it wont hurt none of us. All of the children was with us. All of them at home staid dry but Jim & Nel. She was milking and got wet. She was not well. I hope it wont hurt her.

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, September 12, 1922

Tuesday, September 12, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim and Henry cut & shocked corn today. Nellie has bin complaining all day. Daisy and I got dinner. Denia Blair come to see Josie today. I went with her as far as the pea patch. Could not get green peas eneough to make a [meer?]. I come by Mrs Booker. I got peas eneough to cook. Ben & Jim drove up my cow this morning. I milked her tonight. I got some potatoe vines for the cows. Mr Edmons & Mrs Edmons was passing. They brought the vines for me.

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart
Wednesday, September 13, 1922

Wednesday, September 13, 1922

A beautiful day. The men cut corn. The children went to school. School commened at Renan to day. Nellie & Edna done the milking. Daisy and I done the cooking. Mabel staid with Mrs Car most of the morning. John Hutchersons children come this evening and got twe kittens. I hope they can rais them. [Ella?] Mayhew come a little while and played with the children. Josie was very sick today. Ben went to Mrs Hendricks and got her some ice. He went quick.

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart
Thursday, September 14, 1922

Thursday, September 14, 1922

A good day. The men cut corn. The children went to school. I got dinner & churned. Nellie milked and caned some apples & made jellie. Daisy & Queen both (col[oured)] washed. Mrs Dr Owen come to see Josie a while this evening. Josie has bin lead off all day. Fanny Power come back tonight. Miss Janie Gravely come with her. She did not stay but a few minutes. Mabel has bin good all day today. I broke my glasses to day. A Mrs Layne come here begging today.

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart
Sunday, September 17, 1922

Sunday, September 17, 1922

A good day I am at Carries but must go home today. John & Christenia Brumfield come to Marvins to see me. They did stay long. I was glad that they come. After they went Carrie & I walked a round some. Went to see the ice pond and the nice apples in the young orchard then went home and eat dinner. Then come home. Carrie and all the children come home with me. Fond all well and doing well but Josie. She is very bad off. Evry thing looks like they did not miss me. I milked to night.

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart
Thursday, September 21, 1922

Thursday, September 21, 1922

A good day. Ben tried to start the [lig..?] engine and could not get it to work. I got dinner. Ben carried Mabel and I to White Falls. I caught 18 fish. I know that Ben is tired of me bothering him about going. I work for him and his family and dont get thanked for it. Josie is feeling very bad. Fanny got supper and all of them eat while I was milking. This is guess work writing.

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, September 25, 1922

Monday, September 25, 1922

A fine day. Cool tonight. Jim & Ben worked on the oat land. [I?] Some chaps shucked a shock of corn this morning and put it in the corn house. I and the col girl got dinner. I churned this evening. Ben went to the island for grass seed. Mabel and I went with him. I fished a little while. Caught two little fish. Lizzie helped get supper while I milked the cows. Ben & Jim & Rob Hubbard has gone hunting tonight. Dont know when they will get home.

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, October  9, 1922

Monday, October 9, 1922

A bad day. Jim & Mr Booker went to Gretna. They have got back as far as Mr Bookers. It is raining so hard that any one would get wet in a few minutes. I did not milk but one cow tonight. The children are at the dineing room getting their lessons. Fanny Power is with them. She come up here last night from church. Henry made a proffession last night and joined the church. Josie has not suffered so much today. Ben commenced to strip tobacco today. The children went to school today.

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart
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