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A clear good day. Ben started to Richmond this morning. I have felt disapointed all day but I think it is best that I did not go. Josie is bad off with colde so she cant hardly go. Jim cut wood all day. Owen went to the mill this morning.
Kate Harvey come a few minutes to day. She eat dinner with us. She brought me some homony. I went with her part the way home. I carried Edna & Franklin to Marvins and Carrie looked after them while I went to Posie Reynolds and got some turnip salit.
I finished pickin the 1919 crop of cotton to night.
A good day. Had a hard rain last night. Ben went to meet Jim this morning. They helped Marvin raise a stable this evening. We all was at Marvins this evening. Mollie Reynols was there. Kate Harvey sent me some turnip salit by Irvin.
Bettie Rosser washed.
A good day. Josie got dinner. Lizzie Bennett and I went to George Blairs for dinner. Gordon & his wife and Earl and Paul Bennett all was there for dinner. They had a good dinner. Marvin & family and Irvin and Kate Harvey all come here a while this evening. I would of liked to of bin here two.
Ben bought a sack of ship [?] stuff from Irvin Lewis.
This evening Ben & the children and I and Beatriss Owen went to Strait Stone to a lawn party. They solde ice cream. I enjoyed it all. Mrs. Car was there. They had a big crowd. Could of solde as much more cream if they had it.
I started to walk up there. I went by Marvins. Reese wanted to take me and they let him. I am mighty glad that they did as it rained so hard that I could of hardly got home. Cordie & Nettie was at the store.
Mary & Edwin had quite an arguament a bout woman voteing.
Josie and I got dinner. This evening I went to George Blairs. Went by Charley Hutchersons and bought a busel of meal. Irvin Harvey brough it home for me. I stopped at Jessie Hutchersons a few minutes. All the young folks from Blairs was gone to a lawn partie at Edge Hill.
A good day. Jim & Ben worked on Marvin's stable all day. Ben lost some time. Josie has been sick all day. She has a little girl born at 8 oclock tonight. Dr Owen went from here to Irvin Bennetts. The children all staid at Carries tonight.
A good day. Very warm for the time of year.
We agreed to take a negro girl to help us. She came this morning to see us.
I went to see Kate & Mag. I eat dinner with Kate. She was at home by her self. This evening Dr & Pearl Wiggin and Charles & Irvin Harvey come to Kates. We were at Mags. I was glad to see the children.
Josie got supper.
I put on a pair of bed room slippers that Josie gave me. I like them fine.
A good day. Ben & Jim went hunting. A lot of the grand children come to night and a few others. Kate and Irvin walked down here. The children played until midnight. They all said that they had a good time. I did not have anything to do with the askin them.
I am glad that the Xmas is gone. Every day is preshious but the excuse for doing nothing is gone.
We have had good wood and have had good fires for which I want to be thankful. I have not bin sick a day so that I could not go a bout. I feel sad to think of this being the last time that I will write in this book.
one oclock 1920
Josie and Henry went to the store this evening at Cedar Forest. The baby has bin very good for her all evening. The children has very bad coughs. The olde hog caught one of my chickens to day. Miss Carter taught school today to make up a lost day. Irvin Harvey got a phonagrapt from the Island today for Virginia Harvey. Hope she may be pleased with it.
I went to Johnsons. Reubin Reynols come for me and Johnson brought me home. Mollie had a good dinner. I enjoyed my visit. Floid and Christenia had kites and let them fly. They were the first that I ever saw fly. Irvin Harvey come there this evening. He has growed and is a fine looking boy. Virginia was at home today.
Josie both had a hand getting dinner. Josie baked a cream puding. It was fine. This evening I went to Marvins. Kate Harvey was there. She did not stay late. I was glad to see her. Osker come down here this evening. Irvin Harvey was with him. Oscar brough Ben clover seed. He got some butter. They had company to night.
I went to Long Island with Grace Brumfield. Reese Smith carried us. We fished all day and did not catch any thing. We eat dinner and supper at Mr Peaks. Mr and Mrs Peak was very nice to me and I am very glad for any kindness that is to me.
Josie staid at the barn while Ben carried Jim to Gretna. Ben brought Elsie East & Effie Brumfield home from Gretna. Oscar Brumfield carried his mother and Hugh and Aubra Brumfield and Ralph East to White Falls. We caught several fish. Jim Thomson was there with his car. He brought us part the way home and I was glad that he did.
A good day. Ben served as one of the judges at the elect tion. He sent Irvin Harvey for Josie and I. We went and voted. We voted the Democrat ticket. We went to Otho Blairs a while. Kate & Virginia Harvey/Moses as was was there. We had a pleasant visit. Josie went to see Carrie a few minutes. Mabel & Franklin has sore feet so that they can hardly walk.
A cloudy day. Rain tonight. Ben went to William Gilberts this morning and carried some things for them that Carrie sent and Josie sent some things two for their children. Henry & Ben hunted some this evening. Did not get any game. We boiled some ham. I boiled the last of the hogs feet. Josie baked a cake. She ironed all the morning. Irvin Harvey come this morning and got their cow & little calf. The children has bad colds. They cant hardly wait for Santy to come. They are a sleep now all but Henry. I guess he is a wake. Well I am glad that Xmas is here. Hope nothing bad will happen. I got a nice box of candy from BlacksBurg today & a letter from John & a card from Julia Fergerson.
A rainy day. Not very colde. We all staid at home all day. Irvin Harvey come a few minutes this morning. He brought me a dress that his mother had made for me, a Christmas gift. The children have a good time today with their toys and dolls. I hope they may not have the croup tonight. There has bin very little passing of people today. The roads are bad. I have bin thinkin of all of the children. Wish I could see all of them. I mis Carrie and her folks so much. If the weather stays bad I wont see them in some time. Well I may never see another Xmas. I am not feeling well now.
A colde clear day. We had company all day and until bed time. Henry Brumfield & Irvin Harvey, Floyed Reynols, Aubra Brumfield, Hugh Brumfield & his mother & Bulah & Else was here at dinner and Mollie & Rubin & Robbert Floid & Chritenia Reynols was here tonight. I was glad to have them all to see us.