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Cloudy most of the day. Ben plowed to day. Mr Owen planted potatoes. Jim carried stalks to the cows. Josie ironed & got dinner. I washed a little. I made the button holes in Hazel Smiths cloak and carried it home. Carrie was busy fixin for tomorrow. She is thinkin of going to meeting tomorrow.
Henry Edna & I went with them as far as Jim Thompsons the we walked to White Falls mills [and] fished. We caught a few fish. We walked back as far Mt Airy Ben brought us home. I paid Ben for the trouble that we were.
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 bad morning. Rain and a little snow. Tonight a colde wind is blowing. Ben & Jim stripped some tobacco this morning and sawed some wood this evening. Josie ironed some this morning. She got dinner & washed the dishes. I ironed some. Henry & Edna went to school. It was a bad day for them. Ben broke a peice of the light enjoine today. We have the lamps to night for lights. We miss the lights so much. Cordie Blair is sick. I hope she may soon be well a gain. 9 oclock
A good day. Ben run the light engine a while today. Rolled the oat land some. This evening he went for a coloured girl. She come. I hope I will like her. Mrs Doss come to see Josie this evening. Ella come tonight. Ray Hubbard brought her. Jim has stripped tobacco today. Mabel and I went with Ben as far as the Bridge at Stankeys. I got very impatient waiting for Ben. Mabel was good all the evening. Ray Hubbard brought Josie some nice tomatoes. Jessie sent her a Jar of pickle. Evry one is so good to her. She is thankful.
A good day. Jim and John Ward cut corn. Ben has bin at Lees all day. The children went to school. Evylin washed a big washing for them. Nellie kept the baby. I got dinner. Lelia Ward come this morning and got a chicken. She said she wanted it for their dinner. Heard today that Evylin Hutcherson is sick. Jo Edmons is bad off yet from getting hurt. I hope that they may get well soon. Today is Mabels birth day. She is four years old. I am writing by the light of four little wax candles that I made for her. She is very well except a sore ear.