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A good day. Kate and I come home from Richmond to day. Willie come with us. We come home on the Virginian. Ben & Edna and Franklin met us at Long Island. Found all well as ususal. The boys is curing tobacco. They had plenty of water mellons. Nellie and Evylin are here. Josie & Nell had caned a lot of tomatoes. 9 oclock
A good day. Ben & Jim cut corn in the morning. This evening Jim mowed peas. Ben went with Josie and I to Long Island. Josie bought two doz quart fruit jars this morning. Josie went to Carries for some patterns this evening. I stoped there. Carrie was canning apples. I helped peel some apples. Come home and cut grass for the cows and milked. Edna is at Mr Woodings to night.
6 day Jim gathered apples and made some cider. Ben went to Long Island for guano. He bought shoes and put them on the horses him self. He was gone most of the day. Josie got dinner. I picked peas this morning. This evening I washed a little. Put out the things that Betty left in the tubs. I went and dug a basket of sweet potatoes.
21st A good day. Ben finished sowin wheat to day. Jim went to Long Island this morning for guano and oats. He got home a bought one o-clock then disked the rest of the day. Josie is about and that is all. I got dinner and went to Mr Owens. Come home and went to Marvins. He had bin to Chatham. Carrie had washed. I think that they are mad with me. If I knowed what a bout I would beg forgiveness.
A very colde morning. The coldest of the winter so far. Ben warmed up his car and got it cranked and carried the barrel of fowls to the island. He had a rough trip. I am very glad that it has bin made. They cut some this evening. It was so colde that no one could do much. Hattie Gilbent washed here today
A good day. Very muddy. Jim and Ben went to the island this morning. They carried two calves. They got home a bout one oclock. Jim went to Renan this evening. Ben cut some wood. Josie made Pat a pair of pants and a blouse. I good dinner & and mended a rug. Henry & Edna went to school. The first time that Edna had bin in two weeks. Hugh Brumfield went to school today. Heard today that Cordie was sick a gain. I am very sorry for her and hope she may get well soon. Oh how I want to see Carrie & and her family.
A good day. Ben went to the Island to Pat Woodings for two pigs for Kate Harvey. He come home by eleven oclock. Jim & Henry shucked corn. They finished shucking & hauled it to the corn house. It was dark when they come with the last of it. Ben has gone to Strait Stone tonight. Josie and I got dinner. We had fresh fish for breakfast & dinner. Josie baked pies for dinner tomorrow. I killed a hen. We hope that Marvin's folks will come. I am a fraid it will be raining.
A clear and cool [day].There was frost enough to kill some things. I think it killed most of our strawberry blooms. Jim went to the island for guano this evening he plowed. Ben and Josie and Edna is sick and Mabel. They all have flue we think. Henry went to school. I have done what cooking has bin done. Milked this morning. tonight Josie helped. I know she should not do as much as she does. Hattie washed here this morning. I am distressed a bout them all being sick and I cant do what is needing to be done.
A good day. Jim + Ben finished scraping out their tobacco. This evening Ben carried Fletcher Car to Long Island. This evening I went and three of the children. I fished a little while. I stopped at Cedar Forest Creek. Caught two fish. Mrs Peak + Mrs Trent come with Ben up to Strait Stone.
Henrys nose has bin bleeding to night. I hope it may quit soon.
A rainy day most of the time. Ben carried [W?] to Long Island this morning. I went with them & staid at the mill. While he was gone it commenced to rain. I was going to [M?] George [Hutchersons?] house but Ben come and we come home, He made the triple [?] Mrs. Trent & Effie got dinner. The children has played in the mud & water a lot today. There was a big time [?] for [?] & [?] today Josie had rested very well today.
A good day. Jim & Ben both have tobacco in the barns. They will stay at the barns tonight. Ben went to [Carrie?] and got a girl to come and stay with us a while. Mrs Car went to them to the island. She bought several things. I went to Cedar Forest. I fished a while. I caught 6 fish. We fried them for Josies supper. Nat Wooding & wife & Mrs Peak come to see Josie today. Max is here tonight.
A beautiful day. Ben went to Long Island for guano. Jim stripped tobacco Nellie got dinner. Daisy ironed. I went with Johnson & Mollie to the island. I fished. Did not catch any thing worth keeping. We eat dinner at Cedar Forest. Mollie had a good lunch. John & Edwin come to see us a little while. Jim & Nellie went with them back to Gretna on their way to Chatham. [Evrylin?] is at home. Mrs Mayhew & Rena come a little while this eve. Fannie has gone to Kate Harveys to night.
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.
A colde windy day. Jim & Ben hauled wood this morning and sawed wood all evening. Mr & Mrs. Carr left home this morning for Long Island and then they would start for Home at Jewel Ridge Va. I certainly did enjoy their stay here. Mollie and Robert Reynols come a few minutes this morning. Robert is looking well. I was glad that they come Hattie Gilbent washed a little here this morning. Tonight is very colde. The coldest of this fall. Oh how I do dread the winter but it will soon be well over.
A good day. Jim stripped tobacco. Ben carried Mrs Car to Long Island. She intends going to Lynchley[?]. I hope she may keep well and come back soon. Fanny is taking care of Josie. Nellie sent a box to Evylin today. I got a snack to eat for dinner. I ironed most of the evening. Denia Blair sent Mabel some papers to cut up and a bag of rags that Mrs Anderson sent for Josie. Henry caught a rabbit this morning. I was glad of it.
A good day. Ben & Jim worked on the tobacco most of the day. This evening Ben went to the island to meet Mrs Car. She had come from [Lynchburg?]. Mabel and I went with him. We staid at Peaks store while Ben went to Mr Cars for Mrs Car. I went to see Mrs Hutcherson this evening. She is very sick. She had a lot of company. Mr Walter Car sent Josie a big fish by mail this evening. She eat some of it for supper.
A cloudy morning. Clear this evening. Ben and Jim could not do anything much. John Ward brought us two buckets of water from his spring. By twelve we could get water at home. We had no mail today. Heard this evening that no one had crossed the island today. Nellie got dinner. Ben cut some sallit. We did enjoy it. Ben went to Rob Hubbands this evening. Will stay all night. I think Edna miss him worse than any body else. Jim went with Mr. [Peak?] to Renan. I am about a sleep. Good night. Jo Edmons has mesles.
A good day. Cloudy. Tonight Henry went to Uncle Lee's. Jim went to Mr. Bookers a few minutes this morning. This evening he went to the island with Mr. Mayhew and Mr. Taylor. The river is in its banks again. Ben come home about dark tonight. Found all of the people getting on very well. Nellie got dinner and supper. Bathed Franklin and Mabel and dressed them. Edna and Franklin had company and Mabel of the Hutchenson children come to see them. They had a good time. Heard that Mildred is getting on very well. Do hope she may continue to improve.
A beautiful day. Ben went this morning to get the horses shod and a [tire?] cut. He got his work done and got home by twelve. Then he eat dinner and went to the island for Guano. He has just eat his supper. 8 o'clock Jim has bin sick all day. John Ward went to the cutting match at Kate Harveys. Nellie made a dress for her self today. I got most of the dinner. Hattie Gilbert was washed here today. She done a good job.
A good day. Ben went to the island for Guano. John Ward went with him. They got home by dinner time. Jim worked cleaning up some land. This morning Jim went to Renan. He carried Mabel with him. Edna come home sick today. We think she has measles. Henry is complaining two. Nellie sewed on her some dresses today. I went to Johnson Reynolds this evening. Mildred Fergerson is able to sit up today. [?sla? B?] and [?enna] Anderson was there. Lizzie Bennett was there. She come home with me. I am glad to have her to stay what she will.
A good day. Jim went to mill. He got back by 11 oclock. He work on the garden all evening manureing and planting. Ben plowed all morning. This evening John Ward and Ben went to the island for guano. They were late getting home. I have bin busy all day. Fixed Ednas sweater sleeves. Made them short enough. Mabel has bin good today. Played out doors most of the day. I have not seen any body to day except Lelia Ward. Edna helped milk tonight. We had or first mess of plant bed salit today.
A good day but windy. Ben an Jim went to the island today. Ben went again this evening. Ben bough some straw hats to day. Mollie come to see me this evening. I was glad. Edna come by Reynols. Julia fit a dress on Edna. Franklin is complain to night. I dont know any to write. Edna got a litter from Nellie today. We ae all glad to hear from her.
A cool windy day. Jim and Ben worked on their tobacco ground getting it ready to plant. I baked a pudding and got a few strawberries for dinner. Have not done much of anything this evening. I have not felt well all day. We did not get any mail today. Thre was a wreck between Lynchburg and the island. Jim went to Renan this evening. Heard that they had sent Mr. Tiny[?] Shelton to Stanton. His mind has got bad. Henry calls. He has gone gigging. All the rest has gone to bed.
A good day. We had a very hard rain last ight a bout midnight. Claud
Fitch come to see his wife and baby last night. He was as wet as he could be when he got here.
Evylin and Claud and Henry went to Renan School building today. Claud went a way today. Ben carried him to the Island. Three of the children and Evylin went with him. Jim fired the tobacco some while they were gone.
A good day. Some frost this morning. Not enough to kill things. Jim stripped tobacco. John plowed. Ben went to the Island for gu[a]no. Mr Mills worked on the road by here. He worked on it all day in sight of the house. Nellie got a letter from Evylin to day. I have fixed some rowes in the garden and planted some onions. I could of waited and they would of plowed the land for me but I would not wait. I planted them last year and they made the finest that we every made. The men folks are tying tobacco thnight. Preaching is going on at Strait Stone.
A good day. Mr Booker has bin sewing wheat today. Jim and John Ward has bin striping tobacco. Ben went to the island for guano. Ben and Henry went to Strait Stone tonight. There is a mee[t]ing going on there. Mabel has a bad colde and says she is sick. I do hope she may be well soon. I have bin trying to knit some edging. Have most forgot how.