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A cloudy day and some rain. Julia and the baby. Mrs Farmer and Mollie and I went to the citty park. It rained so that Julia & the baby staid under a shelter. The rest of us looked a round. There was a lot to look at. Fowls & flowers & animals. We got back to Howards and eat supper. John & Henry Brumfield come. Then we went to a picture show. While we were waiting for a car the fire bell rang. We went to see them throw water with their pump It is all a show for them that dont live in town. I certainly do wish that Ben & Josie & Carrie could be there and hear & see for a while. Julias baby cried a heap. I am a fraid it is not well.
This is wrote Thursday evening. I for got to write last night. Having such a big time.
I washed some. Did not put out the clothes.
A good day. Did not see Alma today. Effie had company to day, a Mrs Lavender. She had a nice dinner. Served it in three courses. William had a head ache last night and was sick this morning. Could not go to school. He was better this evening. William, Cordie, and I went to Windensburg [?] Pond. We saw the prettiest flowers over there. Great beds of cannas in bloom. We walked over there and come back on the street car.
A clear colde windy day. Ben went with Johnson and Mollie and Christena to Danville. Jim and Owen plowed this evening. Josie washed this morning. I staid with Franklin & Mabel. Roy & Hazel Smith come and got some flowers this evening. Carrie & the children come a few minutes. Heard to night that the guano is at the Depot. Ben has gone to Mr Mayhews to see if he wont haul for them. Jim has gone to Marvins. Henry & Edna went to school. Dr [?] come over there.
A good morning. A very windy evening. Jim & Owen plowed all day. Ben cleaned up the land. Josie got dinner. This evening she cut out a dress and made it finished ready to wear. I washed some and planted some flowers that Cordie gave me. Mollie Reynolds come this morning and got a bucket of milk and some lillie of the valey for Reubin. I went to Carries a few minutes. 9:30 oclock
A rainy day. We Will & Kate and Effie [and] I come to Washington. We got dinner & rode a round a lot. Saw beautiful flowers & building. Staid at the Driscoll Hotel. Paid two $2:00 a peice for a bed and 70 cts for break[fast]. I am wasting on the 20.00. We went to a picture show last night. Walked a bout ten blocks. I enjoyed some of it very much. Was tired last night.
A bad day. Rained some & cool. Jim and Ben worked a round some when it was not raining. Josie staid at home and got dinner. She has a quilt in the frames. I did very common. I went to Lee Brumfields and spent the day. I had a pleasand day. Grace had a good dinner. John & Edwin Brumfield was there at work on the porch. Os(crossed out) Oscar Brumfield come for me and brought me home. I was glad to go but hated to leave. So much for Josie to do. Effie come with us home but did not get out of the car. She got some flowers.
A clear windy day we will soon need rain Ms Hubbard
& miss Anna and some of the children come for Ella we
will miss her so much Cordie Blain & Ruth [indecipherable]
come a while this evening Cordie brought Josie some pretty
flowers Mrs Trent cleaned up the house good this morning. I
got dinner cooked potatoes & beets & cooked some eggs. I went
and picked some dew berries had them for dinner Josie has bin
feeling some better today. I hope it [indecipherable]will last
I slept a [indecipherable] today.
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.
A clear cool day. Jim & Nellie stripped tobacco. Ben sowed wheat finished what he expected to sow. The children went to school. Bettie ironed. I got the most of the dinner. Mrs Mayhew sent Josie some flowers by the school children. I gathered a few violets this evening. MRs Edmons come to see Josie this evening. I cut the Morning Glorie vine from garden fence yesterday and fed it to the cows today. Jim & Ben went to the barn tonight to hang tobacco. Henry has gone hunting.
A good day. Ben & Jim went to Gretna. Ben went for medicine for Josie this evening. Ben carried some corn to the mill and let me go with him. I fished while they ground the corn. I caught two fish. I put them in the branch clack. Sent Josie a bird for her supper. She eat the bird and then had the head ache. Fannie went to Mount Ainy[?] to a party. Halawene they called it. Mrs Anderson & Fanny Hendricks sent Josie some nice flowers today. She has had a lot of nice flowers sent her.
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 good day. Ben & Jim shucked corn this morning. This evening Jim went to the mill. He carried wheat did not get it ground. He brought 1000 weight of brand. Mabel and I went with him. Nellie milked the cows. Fannie got supper. Ben watered the calf after dark. Fannie Power went to Renan. We had cabbage for dinner and enjoyed them. Nellie is busy making a dress for a little girl in Charlottesville. Some one sent Josie a box of flowers by mail today. Mollie Reynols come today. I would of bin glad to see her.
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. Rain tonight. Josie died this morning 20 minutes after three oclock. Denia and Mollie and Kate Mrs. Booker Mrs Edmonds & Mrs. Kent was here. They all done what they could to help about what was to be done. Jim Johnson went to Gretna and got a casket a very nice one. There has bin several here today. Two preachers Mr. Hogan and Mr. Jenings(?) ??? and Otho and Sallie and Mrs. Thomson are here tonight. Oscar Eade and Hellen and Doris Brumfield come tonight and brought flowers. Mrs. Car ? has been upstairs most of the day. Heard tonight that Olas boy is better. Hope he may get well. Carrie and Reese and the baby come 15 until 8 oclock.
A clear colde day. The neighbors has bin oh so kind to Ben. They helped to burie Josie. There was a big crowd for the weather and so much sickness a bout. Mollie and Kate helped cook dinner. Mollie gave me a nice cake and two jars of pickles. No one eat dinner with us but Mr Mayhew and Lee Brumfield. Mr. Bennett & Lizzie and Gordon come while we were eating dinner. They eat with us. I was glad that they come. Marvin and Carrie and three of the children come. Mr. Jennings talked at the grave. They sung several songs. Had the nicest flowers I most ever did see Twenty minutes until 8 o'clock.
A good day. Ben and Jim and Nellie staid at Johnson Reynols last night. Ben and Nellie come home for breakfast. Jim staid to help them. Nellie went back up there right after breadfast. Ben went to Mr. Hutchensons sale. Come home and staid with the children while I went to the burial. There was a big crowd present. Mr. Thornhill and Jennings had a few words to say. They had a lot of flowers. They were beautiful. I started up there there walking and met Alma and Earl coming after me. I was very glad. R?? Smith brought Nellie and I home. I was glad he did.
A good day. I got breakfast and milked the cows. Then Ben and Nellie and I went to Straitstone. We bought some things. We come home and I got dinner. Oscar and Effie and Hellen and Hilda and Miss Finch come for some flowers. They would not stay for dinner. After dinner Ben and I went to Gretna. Come home by Johns Saw Tenier a few minutes then went to Curries. Found them all well. Got a lot of turnip greens. Got home o.k. Nellie had made her a dress and killed a chicken. Dressed it. Lelia Ward churned while I was gone. Henry is sick tonight.
A cloudy day. No rain. It is needed so bad. They finished plowing over the corn. It is so dry that they hardly know what to do. Ben worked on his flowers some. Jim replanted the water mellons. I done nothing that you can see. I made Edna an under waist. I wanted to go to Gretna so bad but could not get off. I need needles and thread and buttons. Lelia Ward washed for us today and ironed and sent the clothes home. She is a good hand.
A good day. The men worked on the barns and hauled two loads of lumber from the mill. Nellie and I got dinner. I went to Reynolds. Floid brough me home. He drove nice and steady. I brought some beautiful flowers home with me. Mabel was sick tonight but is better now. Hope she will soon be well a gain. I miss Edna so much. Do hope that she be [stay?] well.
A good day. The men cut tobacco all day today. Edna is helping Nellie got [sic] dinner . I went to the field this morning. Nellie washed this evening. Denia and Cordie come this evening. Cordie brought me some flowers. Dalias. they are beautiful. I did look for Lizzie today. She did not come. Ben went to Mr Mayhews. He wanted to get a barn. He could not get it.