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Oh this awful time when will it be any better no one knows.
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I thank them both. Mother.
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A good day. Ben and Owen got up corn until twelve then Ben helped rais a house for George Hutcherson. I went to Marvins. Kate Harvey was there. Carrie gave me some meat. Jim Power and Fletcher Carr is here to night also Charley Hutcherson.
A good day. The men folks worked on their corn land on the branch this evening. Ben carried Mrs Moris of Altavista to Long Island. He was two late. Her train had gone. She went to Mr Bill Owens to stay all night.
Josie got dinner. This evening Kate Harvey & Carrie Smith come a little while. While they were here the calves got in the garden. I was mad and I am a fraid I made some of the rest of them mad. I am very sorry that I got mad. It is two late now.
A good day. I got breakfast and milked the cows then Ben carried Cordie and I to Long Island. We come on the Virginian R-R to Alberta. The[re] we had to wait for a train until dark then we came to Richmond. Willie & Julia met us at the depot. We come on a street car to Willies house. Effie had a good supper. I am so glad that we got here ok.
A beautiful day. Ben and Josie got up at three oclock in the morning and dressed and started for Charlottesville. They got to Gretna in time to take the train. Jim staid all night at Chatham and come to Gretna and solde a load of tobacco. He got back home a bout dark. He was very well pleased with what his tobacco brought. Henry went to school. The rest of the children done as well as could be expected. Franklin was sick the most of the day. Mabel staid up tonight until after nine oclock.
They are all abed now and a sleep but Edna.
A good day. Jim worked on a plant bed. Ben was in Danville. Solde some tobacco. Missed the train that he aimed to come on but got to come on a car. We was all very glad that he got home. He was not pleased with the sales of his tobacco.
Josie washed a big washing of clothes today.
Jim has gone to Marvins to help him burn a plant bed to night.
A very bad day. Hail and rain and snow. The trees was covered with ice. Cleaned up this evening. We all staid at home until evening then Ben and Josie went with Nellie and Evylin to Gretna. They was going home on the train. Ben & Josie got home some time be fore night. We enjoyed Nell & Evylin stay with us.
Josie got dinner. She had a good one.
Ben milked for me today.
I walked up there. Posie brought me home on Johnsons car. Johnson & Christenia & Charlott all come with me home. Josie got dinner at home. Janie & Emet Brumfield was here late this evening. Ben & family went to Gretna to meet Jim. The train was late so it was dark when they got home. Jim has gone to Marvins to night.
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 clear colde day. Snowed a little last night. Jim has bin a round home most of the day. He put the pea hulls in sacks this morning. Ben & Fanny Power went to Gretna this morning and to Dunvill on the train. I got dinner. Nellie made beds & swept the floors. Josie has bin quiet most of the day. Mrs Car has stayed by her most of the day. Hattie Gilbert washed here today. The clothes did not get dry.
Ben & Fanny has come home. The children is so glad.
A clear colde day. Ice plenty. This morning guess the most of the fruit is killed. Ben carried Jim and Nellie to the train and back by about ten oclock. We have staid here all day. Henry come down stairs today. I hope that they may soon get well. John Hutcherson was here this evening. Said Mrs Jesse has measles. I am sorry for them with that baby and no one to wait on them. I get to want to see some of the children so bad. I feel like starting but I cant go and some of them cant and wont come to see me.
A good day. Ben went to Gretna this morning to take the train to go to the lodge in Tennessee. I do hope he may make the trip o.k. Henry went to the Sunday School this morning. The rest of us staid at home until after twelve. Edna and Franklin and Mabel and I went to Mr. Edmons. John and Sarah Emerson and three children and Mr. Trent come here. Walter Emerson come for me to come. I was glad to see them. I get so lonesome I cant hardly stay at home. Henry has gone to Uncle Johnson Reynols to carrie Floids [cap/car?] home.
A good day. I was at Tim Bennetts this morning. Tim and four Negro men went to The Red House to day. Gordon Bennett brought me to Marvins. Lizzie come with me. She went home on the train. I have had a good time with them. Lizzie and Carrie think they have a hard time and they do but it might be worse. They have enough to eat and to wear. I wish they did not have to work so hard and they were more content with their lot. I would give them enough to do some good but I can't help mself or them either. I want to be thankful that I am able to do what I can. Oh Lord remember us all for Christ sake. Amen.
A good day. Ben plowed until twelve. Jim plowed all day. Ben carried Evylin to Gretna this evening. I went with them. I did not buy much. Money is [true?] scarce. I saw Carrie and Mrs McLaut[ghl?]in and several others that I was glad to see. Nellie has the care of Evylins baby tonight. Evylin will take the train for Lynchburg in the morning. She will stay at Lenias tonight. I washed a little this morning. Washed the schoolhouse curtains. Edna brought them in tonight. I brought two pounds of cheese this evening.