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A good day. The boys plowed in the corn all day. Josie and I got dinner. Franklin is improving we think. I went to see Mollie Reynolds this evening. Mollie & Betty Haley was ironing. Carrie baked a cake this evening. Josie ironed and baked a cake and was feeling badly when I got home. Heard today that Howard Fontine was married. 9 10 oclock
A good day. Ben and Jim finished plowing their corn for this year. They plowed tobacco the [?] of the day. Josie washed a little and ironed some and baked a cake and bathed the children. I got breakfast and milked the cows. Brough the milk from the spring and churned, gathered some snaps, got some potatoes and [?] them and cooked them, dress 4 chickens. Went to Marvins and helped Carrie dress 4 chickens. They are fixin for a dinner at Strait Stone tomorrow. 9 oclock [Written upside down above the date: We hope that Franklin is getting on ok. Henry is complaining to night.]
A good day. Jim & Ben worked on the barn shelter this morning. Ben went to Strait Stone for oil this evening. He went to Gretna for John & Tenia and Little Christenia. Josie and I got dinner. I killed 4 chickens. Josie baked a cake. Jim & Nellie picked berries this evening. Nellie caned them. Tonight I made some preserves. This morning got the pears from Jim Thomsons. 9 oclock
A good day. Jim staid at home all day. Ben & Marvin went to Brook neal. Have not come home yet. Nellie & Evylin went home. Charles Harvey carried them. Josie baked a cake for Nellie this morning. Josie got dinner. This evening Josie and I washed some. Christenia Reynols and her mother come to Marvins. Josie and I went up there a few minutes. Eva Smith is sick. Carrie washed. Hattie Gilbert helped her. 9 oclock
A cloudy day. Jim staid at the barn. Ben brought a wheel barrow load of water mellons to the house. I got most of the dinner. Fried chicken and made coffee and bread. Josie baked a cake. Roy Smith was very sick this morning. They called in the Dr. He is better this evening. Josie & the children and I went up there this evening. Jim went to the barn tonight.
A good day. We had a lot of company to day. Rob Hubbard and family & Mrs. Car[,] Lizzie Bennett & Fabar Jefferson & family. Lee & Hildna come this evening. Carrie and three children come a little while. Josie and I got dinner. We cooked snaps and potatoes and chicken. Josie had baked a cake. Ben carried Rob & family home this evening. Paul & Earl Bennett come and carried Lizzie & Faber home tonight.
A good day. We all staid at home and eat dinner. Jim rambled around all the evening. Ben & family went to Jim Powers. I went to Mag Brumfields. I went with Johnson & Mollie on the car. Kate Harvey went with us. We then come to Marvins. Jim & Alice & the children was at Marvins. They had ice cream & cake. We heard today that Alice Wooding & Cap Carter was married.
18th A good day. Ben harrowed on wheat land. Jim come from Chatham today. Josie and Ben went to Mayhews to see the little boy that is so badly burned. Mollie Reynolds come here a little while. I have staid at home all day to day. I got dinner and ironed some. Josie baked some nice tea cakes for the chldren to take to school. Jim and Ben are tying primeings.
A beautiful day. Jim & Ben stripped and moved tobacco all day. Today was Ednas birth day. She talked about it a great many times. Mrs Car gave her some money. Aunt Carrie gave her a nice piece of rbbon and a cake. I killed a chicken and made pies. Ben did not hear from Josie to day. He is troubled about not hearing. The baby has bin better to day than usual. Carrie come this evening and bathed the baby. I am so glad that she will attend to her.
A good day. Ben and Jim cut in the woods to day. Marvin hauled wood. Josie baked a fruit cake this evening. I went to Marvins this evening. Carrie was sewing. I worked some button holes in Pauls waists. Charles Harvey come there to see if he could get William Gilbert to cut wood for him. Could not get him. I brought in 14 eggs to night. Eggs is selling at [?] cts per doz. Henry was reading in his new book to night. The children all has colds & coughs. Most everyone has colds now.
A good day. Ben & Jim shucked corn. This morning Ben & Josie went to Mount Airy. They got home at twelve. Jim & Ben and Marvin & William cut feed all the evening for Ben & Marvin. I ironed some & got dinner. Late in the day I went to Marvins. Carrie was baking her fruit cake. It looked good. Henry went to school. Edna has a very bad colde. The baby cried most of the evening. I spilt my ink.
A good day. Ben & Jim helped Marvin saw wood. They got done by twelve. Jim went to Chatham. Marvin carried him to Gretna. Ben sawed wood at Johnson Reynols. They got done by night. Josie baked several cakes. They looked good. I made two aprons. Henry brought in some wood. The children has bin wild to day. They feel Xmas. Josie and Mabel has bad colds and Edna, Josie & the children shelled some pea nuts ready for roasting.
A good day. Ben sawed wood at Kates and Mr Edmons. He went to Strait Stone to night. Henry went with him. They did not stay but a short while. Josie made some cakes. She has bin complaining all day with a colde. Mrs Car sent her a present and me one two. I got several presents today. I am glad to be remembered by the children and friends. I am sick tonight. Think I am taking a colde. The children has had colds. I am sorry for them. I was at Mr Owens a few minutes this evening.
A rainy morning. Rained most of the night. The trees was covered in ice this morning. Not heavy enough to brake them. Josie baked a cake for Nellie. Nellie dressed a chicken to take home with her. I let her have some butter. They borrowed Norman Bookers buggy and started home a bout two oclock in the evening. It has not rained since they left. I do hope that they got to Gretna in time to take the train. At this time the roads is very bad. None of feel good and the wether is depressing on a well person. We should be thankful of the good that we have.
A good day. I got breakfast and washed the dishes & churned. Ben & Josie milked the cows Josie made ice cream. Henry helped her. Then she baked a cake. It was very nice. Ben went to Role Hubbards. Did not get home until late. Found them all well. This evening Grace Brumfield and Lottie Kellie & Ruth Booker they had four little children with them. Hugh Brumfield come and played with Henry. Josie milked tonight & fed everything.
Clear most of the day. Cool & windy. Ben & Jim cut and sawed up the wood that the ice broke and cleaned up the spring yard. The nicest it has bin in along time. I am glad that they did it. Josie has tried to see what she could do today. She helped to milk then cut salit for dinner. Went to the spring & washed it. Killed a chicken and dressed it. Finished dinner then baked a cake. Washed Mabel & Franklin and dressed them. Helped milk tonight and got up the eggs. Washed the dishes after supper. I kept busy but did not do much of any thing.
A good day. Ben & Jim worked on the garden fence all the morning. This evening they helped cut wood at Mag Brumfields. They went on the car. I went with them. I went to Kates and then we went to Mags. I saw Doris & Virginia & Hellen. They all looked very nice. I got dinner at home. We had turnip salit. We have had good neighbors to send us salid. Hattie Gilbert washed here today. Josie baked a cake today as nice as one could wish. Mag had a very nice dinner today. I eat some with her this evening.
A clean cool day. There was frost this morning. Not enough to [hunt?] much. We all have bein at home all day. There has not any one come to see us in about two weeks. [Reylein?] Reynolds came to see me today. I was glad that he came.
Josie has bin [busy?] about all day. She cooked meat + greens and baked a cake, milked and churned. Kept Busy about all day. I hope I can help her some tomorrow. [Nonny?] is not well by no means. Alma Bennett called over the [thove?]. I was glad that she did. She was on her way home
A day that did not rain. The boys hauled wood most of the day. Henry went to the store for beef and soda. He went to Jessie Hutcherson for oil. There is a play at the school house tonight. [ho?] one went from here [orvin?]. Harvey was here this evening for some [salit?} Alvin Farmer was with him on a car. Josie has worked all day cleaning up and making beds. she baked a nice cake this morning. I have bin up most of the day but did not do much of anything. I hived some bees this evening. I hope they will stay here and work.
A good day. Fannie [?] went to [preaching?] to day will come here tonight. Jim come home allright all of [Maraines?] Family and Himself come with Him. I was glad to see them all Mrs. Gravely come to see Josie this evening Otho and Sellie Blain [?] Ruth Booker come this evening Ben and Mr. Booker and Henry Brumfield went to look for StrawBerries did not find any worth gathering [?] had fried chicken for dinner the firts that has [?] raised this year. Josie made a cake this morning
A good day. Clouds this evening but no rain to do any good. They thrashed wheat here this morning. Made 99 Bushels. We did not feed any body. The boys plowed [thene?] tobacco this evening. Mrs. Car and Mrs. Trent went to Cedar Forest Church to day. Nellie wored on Mrs. Trents dress. I got dinner. Nellie washed dishes after dinner. Nellie baked a cake this evening.
I killed and dressed two chickens for dinner to morrow. I was glad when Mrs. Car and Mrs. Trent got home I was so afraid that they would get wet.
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.
A good day. Ben & Jim & N worked in the tobacco part of the day. Lizzie and [Louisa?] Bennett and my sister Mrs [?] come today. I was so glad that they come. Mrs Edmons & Jamie Gravely come to see Josie a little while. Mrs Hutcherson come and Julia Fergerson & Reubin Reynols come a little while. Mrs Edmons brought apples, Mrs Hutcherson apples & peaches & plums, Lizzie brough a cake & ban[a]nas. I am glad of all the kindness that is bestowed on Josie. Little Paul Smith eat dinner with us. Jim went home this evening.
A good day. Ben & Jim went to Ned Walkers and helped to cover a stable. Henry worked in the tobacco. I cut the honey out of [qu..?]. Nella[?] got dinner. Mrs Edmons sent some cake and chicken her this morning. Lillian Kent come up here this evening. She brought cake & some nice meat. Every one has bin so good to Josie. Mrs Car is very sick. The Doc was to see her this evening. Kate come and staid with us to night. Ben has gone after Ella Hubbard [near?] 9 o'clock.
A good day. Ben & Jim fined tobacco all day. Henry attended to Bens this evening and Ben went with me to Gretna. We bough[sic] some things. I met up with Carries three little boys. I was glad to see them. Max Car went home this evening. Mrs Power & Baby come this evening. I am glad for them to come to see Josie while I was gone. Edna and the girl gathered snaps & peas. [Jenny?] baked a cake this morning.
A good day. Jim stripped tobacco. Ben worked on a roller all the morning. This evening he carried Daisy the col girl home. All the children and I went with him. He was in a fret all the evening. I think now that I never will ask him to take me any where a gain. Lizzie come here this morning. Denia come with her but would not come in the house. Staid and talked until a bout dinner time. Lizzie baked a cake to day. Josie had a flighty spell a gain this evening. Mollie was to see her this evening.
A beautiful day. Jim and Ben staid at home all day. Lizzie was here. she helped me get dinner. We cooked Turnip salit and a chicken. We had a nice cake. Today was Mabel's Birth day. She is three years olde. This evening Ben & Elsie East & Gladis Brumfield come a few minutes. Tim Bennett & Gordon & [Chesley?] Bennett & a Mr Hedrick come by for Lizzie. I did hate for her to go home as we have not got any body to help to do the work here now.
A good day. Jim & Nellie stripped tobacco. Nellie churned and washed the dishes for me. I got the dinner. Ben & Henry started to Gretna before day this morning. They got home a little before night. Ben was very well pleased with the sale of his tobacco. He solde a little for Kate. Mr Lewis brought Josie some good apples this evening. Mrs Booker sent her some light bread & cake and some beautiful flowers. Fanny brought them last night. Edna & Franklin went to school.
A clear colde day. We all eat dinner at home today. Henry went to Sunday School this morning. Nellie baked a cake this morning. I fried beef steak. Fannie stewed oisters and I thought we had a nice dinnner.
Lee & Grace Brumfield come to Mr Norman Bookers this evening. Grace & Ruth come to see Josie this evening. Grace brought Josie some beautiful flowers. Josie has felt mighty bad all day today.
A cloudy day. Very colde tonight. We was all at home at dinner. Henry went to Sunday School. This evening I went to Reynols. I started walking. Jo Edmons overtook me at the bridge and ask me to ride. He carried me to the sand clay road. I walked the rest of the way. Johnson brought me home. I had a good visit. Posie & Kate was there. Nellie & I got dinner. I cooked a chicken. Nellie baked a cake. It was fine. [Ren?] & Ethel Worsham come to see us. I am sorrie not to have seen them. Hope they will come a gain soon. Good night.