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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 cool day. Some frost this morning. Ben & family went to Jim Powers. They come home and Ben went to meet Jim at Gretna. They got home at dark. I got supper at twelve. Thought Ben and the rest of them would come home for dinner and they did not come. I went to Marvins a few minutes this evening. Reese sprained his arm trying to crank their car.
A good day. Jim & Ben stripped tobacco. Josie helped to tye this evening. I stayed at the house and mended some overalls. Franklin & Mabel went to the barn but did not stay long. Josie got dinner. I ironed some this morning. Ben got the light engine to start at twelve oclock. We was all glad that it started with out a trip to Gretna. Henry & Edna went to school. I have not seen any of Marvins folks today. Oh how I am going to miss them when they are gone if I live to see that time. Jim & Ben have not come from the barn yet. 10 oclock
A good day. There was ice a plenty this morning. I went to Kate Harveys this morning. Went by Reynols's and come back by there. Jim Brumfield come with Posie from Gretna. Johnson brought us home. Posie & Charlott come with us. I was glad to get to ride but hate to be a trouble. I eat dinner with Kate. Dr Wiggonton & Pearl was there. I was glad to see them. Ben & Josie staid at home. I did not see Carrie to day. The little boys was here a while this evening. I am glad that Jim got home and did not have to walk.
A rainy morning. Henry went to school. Edna staid at home. Jim & Ben helped Marvin load on his tobacco & he helped Ben load his. They intend going to Gretna in the morning. Josie made Edna some pettie coats & the baby some gowns. I got up at five this morning and got breakfast. Had beef steak. I milked the cow & fed all of the cows. Fed the chickens. Put on to boil some beef and potatoes and peas. Toasted some coffee and churned. Made bread and coffee and finished dinner. This evening I went to Marvins. Kate Harvey come to Marvins and come here a few minutes. Reese was to take her home but he was so late getting home I guess she was gone.
A Beautiful day. We got up at three oclock and got breakfast for Ben. He started for Gretna Marvin went two. They got there OK but the tobacco solde for so near nothing they loaded it on and brought it home.
Jim stripped on his all day. Josie got dinner. I sewed on my quilt in the morning in the evening I went to George Bliars. They were stripping tobacco at Blairs. Ren & Ethel Worsham and Cordie Blair was gone to LynchBurg. Josie and the little children went to see Carrie a while.
Ben never got home until after nine oclock tonight.
A very good day. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco. Josie helped to tie some this evening. Josie got dinner and scrubed the dining room floor. Marvin moved two loads of hay to his home near Gretna. I went to Johnson Reynolds this evening. Mollie was sewing. Lizzie Bennett come here this evening and as I was not at home she come to Johnsons. She eat supper there. I thought I would stay until bed time but Ben come for me. I was glad to ride home. Lizzie brought me two nice pumpkins. I am so glad of them. Mollie gave me some turnip greens. I glad of that. Hope to enjoy them.
A good day. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco all day. They finished a cureing. Marvin went to Gretna hauling feed. Carrie and the little children come here. It was the first time that the new baby was a way from home. I hope it wont hurt her. Hazel & Eva was very good to day. Kate Harvey come this evening. I was glad for her to come. Was sorry for her to have to take such a long walk. Hope it wont hurt her. The children went to school to day. Alcie washed here to day. I have peiced one square for a quilt. 9:30 oclock
Cloudy most of the day. Jim dodged a bout all morning. In the evening Ben & Josie went to Gretna. Jim worked on the cow stalls. Henry & Edna went to school. I worked on my quilt about all day. Josie got dinner. The wind is blowing now. I think it is getting colde. I have read un til a late hour 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. Ben & Jim killed their hogs, 6 in number. They were very fat. Marvin and Claud Edmons and a darkey Booker Callands. Alcie Green helped me. We got on fine I thought. Nellie Brumfield come this morning. Mr. Fretwell[?] brough her down. Martha Miller worked on lard for Carrie most all day. Marvin Smith & Ben Brumfield went to Gretna late this evening. They have not got home yet. I am so near a sleep I cant write much
I have counted the times that I have bin fishing this year. I have bin thirty nine times.
A cloudy day. No rain until a bout night. Marvin moved his family to Gretna today and Norman Booker moved to the place that he moved from. Ben went with a load. Lee Brumfield & Johnson Reynolds and Willie Mayhew all carried a load. The family went on the car. Nellie Brumfield went with them on her way home. William Gilbert and Reese Smith carried the cows. Alcie Callender washed here today and helped me clean the hog faces. I cleaned the feet myself. Virginia Harvey come today. Josie and Virginia made some candy. Josie fried sausag and caned some. She got dinner & supper. Jim helped Norman Booker put up his range this evening. I hope they all will be pleased with the change they made.
A good day. The land was covered with hail and snow but it nearly all melted before night. Ben & Jim did not do much of anything this morning. This evening Ben carried Jim to Gretna on his way to Chatham to spend the holidays with his folks. Josie and Henry went with them. They got home in good time. They bought several things. Among them they got some cow feed. I am so glad of that. Ben is in the basement not trying to stain the floors. Josie made me a nice apron tonight. I am glad of it. I got several Xmas cards from the grand children & friends. I killed 4 chickens and dressed them ready to cook. Two for Jim. Heard to day that Oscar Brumfield is sick. Hope he may soon be well. I do hope that Mabel will soon be well a gain.
A good day. Ben & Jim cut wood in the woods. Ben made a crate this evening for the calf. I caught some hens & put them up. Hope that they can go to Gretna tomorrow. Josie got dinner and baked some pies for the children to take to school. Nettie Blair & Hellen Brumfield come [?] school there. I am glad to have them. I got a letter from John this evening. I got a pair of shoes by mail.
A cloudy day and rain tonight. Jim & Ben went to Gretna today. Ben come home. Tonight Jim was going to Chatham. He carried his meat to Chatham. Josie washed. I staid with the children. I went to Marvins a few minutes this evening. The children went to school to day. Josie & I worked on quilts this evening.
A clear colde day & windy. Lizzie was with us all day. Carrie & the children come this evening a little while. Jim come home a bout dark. He said he walked from Gretna home. He said that there was two deaths in Chatham last night. I am so sorry that there is so much sickness a bout.
A clear colde day. Jim worked on a basket. Ben & Marvin went to Gretna for Marvins car. He would not have it after going. They walked up there & most of the way back. Josie has done the most of the work today. I feel mighty bad tonight. I hope that Franklin is better. I had a letter from Effie Brumfield to day. I was glad that she wrote. Johnson Reynolds was here a few minutes today.
A good day. Ben went to Gretna for ship stuff. Jim met him and come home. Ben carried Owens calf. Carrie come and spent the day with us. Mrs. Owen come a little while. The baby has bin sick all day and cried the most of the time. I do hope she may be better by morning. John Brumfield was at Gretna today. I am so glad that the boys is at home. Henry & Edna went to school. 8 oclock
A beautiful day. Ben split wood at the wood pile. He fixed up the clothesline and the garden palings. Jim come home just at night. He come with Odie Kelly from Gretna. Josie washed and then went to Carries. I went to Carries two. Caried some butter for Kate Harvey. I come by the turnip patch and cut some salit. Tonight the boys & Marvin has gone to Strait Stone. There is a light in the north tonight.
A good day. Jim & Owen plowed. Ben went to see some men. This evening Ben went to Gretna. I went two. Nellie & Evylin come with us home. I am glad to see them. We saw Grace and Kate as we come home. Charley Harvey is here tonight. Ben has gone to the school house to night. Heard to day that Ren Worsham & George Blair Mr Hutcherson & Mr Anderson went to Chatham to day.
A good day. Ben & and Mr Owen planted corn this evening. This morning Ben went to Gretna to meet Jim. They got home about 2 oclock in the evening. Jim worked in the garden. I tried to stop the chickens out of the garden. Josie got dinner. We both went to Marvins this evening. Jim has gone up there tonight. 9 oclock
A good day. Jim and Marvin & Reese went to Gretna and carried the calves. Ben & Henry plowed and sowed peas. Mr Owen plowed in his corn. Josie and got dinner. Carrie and the children come down here. Janie & Aubra Brumfield come this evening. I went to Johnson Reynolds. Johnson come and got a cat and 3 kittens. We got a barrel of flour to day. 9 30 oclock
A good day. Jim and Ben thined corn until twelve oclock. Jim went to Chatham this evening. Ben carried him to Gretna. I went with them. Lees folks was workin in their tobacco. Grace gave me some cabbage. I am glad of them. Josie washed. We come by Kates from Gretna. Mrs Owen was there and Christenia Reynolds. Charles and a work man was at work on the house.
A good day but windy. We all staid at home until after dinner except Edna. She went to Sunday School with Marvin. I went with Marvin and Carrie to Gretna to meet Jim. Mr Emet and Dr Will Smith and their wives come to Marvins a few minutes this evening. Doris & Janie and Christenia Rey nolds come and staid a while this evening 9 oclock
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 cloudy day. Ben tied a few primeings this morning. This evening Ben went to Gretna. This morning Josie & she shelled butter beans. Josie and I got dinner then we went with Ben to Gretna to meet Jim. He had bin to Danville. Tobacco sold low. The market opened to day. The Renan school opened today. Jim & Ben has gone to Marvins tonight.
A good day. Ben & Josie staid at home until twelve. Ben went to meet Jim. Josie stopped at Lees. The children went to Gretna. Carrie and the children and I went to Tim Benson [?] Ola & Faber Jefferson was there. Gorden & Frances come there. Tim and all of them was very nice to us. Marvin went to meeting at Strait Stone. 8 oclock
A cloudy day. Ben and Jim fired tobacco. This morning Ben and Josie went to Rob Hubbard. This evening I went to George Blairs. George Jr come for me. Letcher Craddock & family was there & Henry Blair come home. Ollie Colbert brought him from Gretna. Claud Anderson [?] was there. Henry Brumfield & Charles Harvey come a few minutes this evening.
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A good day. Jim and Ben finished cutting corn and shockin it. This evening Ben went to Gretna. I went with him to White Falls. Caught 19 fish. We were at Mount Airy at dark. Got home OK and Ben has gone hunting. Josie got dinner. I picked some peas. Bettie Haley washed here today. Josie went to Marvins this evening. Owen solde tobacco in Boston to day.