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A cloudy day and a little rain here. Ben just got in from Altavista. Says that it rained hard there. He went for a load of lumber. The rest of us stripped tobacco all day. We finished a curing for Mr Owen and commenced one for Paul.
8 30 oclock
Cloudy this morning. Clear this evening. Ben went with Mr Dews to Gretna after his car. They had some trouble in getting it home. I do hope that they will be pleased with it. Jim helped John Hutcherson raise a barn this evening.
Josie & the children went to Carries this evening. I went a few minutes then cut a mess of Salit I fished a few minutes this evening. Caught three minows. No one here found it out but Mr Owen. I think he saw me. Josie had a letter from her mother this evening.
A good day. The men folks cut wood until twelve. Ben carried Josie to Long Island this evening, Her mother met her and they started for W Virginia Max Carr was going with them part of the way. Edna & Franklin went to Marvins this evening. I went and come with them back.
Henry went to school.
9 30 oclock
I got dinner and churned. Mr Sam Owens baby is very sick. Josie went up there this evening. I am sorry for them but cant help them. Marvin solde tobacco at Gretna today. Was well pleased. I am so glad. I have not seen any of Marvins people in some time. Hope the weather will soon be better so I can get a round.
A good day. No rain here today. Jim & Ben worked in the tobacco this morning and on Marvins waggon body this evening. Josie washed today. The machine engine would not work. She washed by hand. This evening Virginia Harvey and her mother come this evening. Virginia staid all night. Ben & Josie and Virginia & Julia have all gone to Strait Stone to meeting. Hope that they may have a pleasant time and no one get hurt.
A good day at Tims yet. This evening Lizzie and I went to Gordon Bennetts to see Frances Bennett & her mother. They were getting on fine. Tonight Alma & Paul and Lonnie has gone to Mr Mayhews.
I would be so glad to know how they are getting on at home.
A good day. Jim staid at home all day. Ben & Marvin went to Brook neal. Have not come home yet. Nellie & Evylin went home. Charles Harvey carried them. Josie baked a cake for Nellie this morning. Josie got dinner. This evening Josie and I washed some. Christenia Reynols and her mother come to Marvins. Josie and I went up there a few minutes. Eva Smith is sick. Carrie washed. Hattie Gilbert helped her. 9 oclock
Jim & Ben stripped tobacco. Mr Norman Booker helped them. I killed a chicken & dressed it and got dinner. Helped to holde Mabel some. Josie done what she could. She had to rock Mabel most of the time. Henry & Edna went to school as bad as it was. I have bin mending overalls tonight.
I sympathize with all the poor and hard up people and the sick and that is the most of them.
A good day. The men folks did not do any thing but feed & get wood until twelve oclock. Ben & Josie went to Mr Jim Powers to see Mrs. [Carr ?]. They went horse back. Ben rode Tomp & Josie rode Jake. They got home a bout 8 oclock at night. The children was all up playing. Josie got dinner. I churned. I made Edna a pair of gloves this morning. This evening I mended some stockings. We heard from the calves to day. They Solde very well. I milked tonight. Plenty of mud now.
A good day. Jim & Ben & Henry worked on the tobacco all the morning. This evening Ben carried me & all the children to Cedar Forest. I fished some. Caught three fish. Ben went to Mrs Powers. We come by Thomsons Store. We bought a few things some cups & sausers[sic]. Nellie & Ella peeled some peaches & Nellie caned[sic] them and some tomatoes. Josie went up stairs and staid with her mother some today. Mrs Car has bin in bed two day[s]. Mollie Reynols come to see the sick.
A good day. The boys helped cut tobacco at Norman Bookers. Jim & Henry eat dinner at Bookers. Ben come home. This evening Pearl Wiggonton & and her mother & Virginia Harvey come to see Josie. Mrs Alice Carter come a few minutes. Mrs Booke[r] come. She brought some snaps. & peas. Kate brought snaps. I am glad of them. We have had two fine musk mellons today. Max Car come this evening. I am so near asleep that I cant write.
A good day rain tonight Mrs Emerson and little daughter come in here out of the cloud. She had bin to Renan to meet her mother. Jim quit his [house?] of tobacco tonight.
Two colered girls picked the dried beans today. We looked for Lizzie Bennett this evening. She did not come.
Ben tried to start his engine today. It would not start. We all are sorry a bout it.
A good day. Ben disked land for oats. Jim fixed up the shed ready for stripping tobacco. Max Car went from here today. Kate Harvey come to see Josie this evening. I went to George Blairs. The girls was at home. Their mother was gone to Altavista to hear Billie Sunday preach. Otho & Sallie went. Otho drove the car. Ann Coles & Ellen Lewis washed for the Blairs. I was so glad to see them all again. Ben has gone hunting to night. The weather is cool to night.
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 cloudy cold day. Jim went to Gretna with tobacco. Started before day. Did not sell. He came home & brought the team. Ben got Mr Bookers team and went to the mill. I am so glad that he did go as we was out of flour & cornmeal. Josie has bin pent all day. Fanny & Mrs Car has worked on Mrs Cars dress some today. Nellie & I got dinner. Hattie Gilbert(col) washed here today. Henry turned over a churn of milk this morning be for he started to school.
A bad day, cloudy and windy. We all staid at home until dinner. Jim and Ben went to Mr. Edmons to see the boys that is sick. They found Mrs. Edmons sick. I am very sorry for them. Effie & Hellen and Doris and Gladis Brumfield come down here this evening. They did not stay long. They carried some butter for me to Altivista. Nellie and I got dinner. Nellie washed dishes. Mrs. Carr did not come down until dinner. Henry went to Lees a while this evening. He got home at supper time.
A colde cloudy day. The boys got wood today. Nellie got dinner, fried potatoes and baked bread. Made ginger cakes I enjoyed with the dinner. This evening Nellie staid with Mabel. I went to Reynols. Walked up there and back. Johnson had gone to Danville. Mrs. Cook was there. I did enjoy my vist. While I was there, Mrs. Carr come home from Lynchburg. I was glad that she made the trip. So good we are glad for her to stay with us what she will. Mollie walked with me as far as Bookers Barn. Mrs. Carr brought the children some presents. (?)
A clear day. Snow melted all day. Ben painted some in his room. Jim made Nellie a table. Nellie got dinner. Mrs. Carr kept Mabel. I went to Johnson Reynols. He come for me and brought me home on his buggy. Mrs Cook and Kate Hubband & Kate Harvey and I was there for dinner. They had a good dinner. Jim thomson & Alec & some of the children were all sick. Dr. Owens baby childe is seriously sick. Jim Farthings has a new baby at his house. Kate Harvey combed my hair today.
A good day. Ben and Jim went to Gretna on Mr. Bookers car. Jim went on to Chatham. Ben come home. Nellie got Dinner. I went to George Blairs. I walked over there. George Jr. brought me home. I was glad that he did. Mrs. Carr has bin complaining all day. Mabel has a bad colde. Heard today that Alice Thomson is very sick. I do hope that she may get well. Dr. Owens childe is better so we heard. There is more sickness in the country than can be attended to. I do hope that there will soon be a change for the better. Co??? combed my hair today.
A good day. Jim and John cut today. Ben went to Chatham with Odie Kellie. They carried the poll books. Clement was elected. Nellie got dinner. Fried pies and baked tea cakes. She made a scarf for her mother. She got a letter from Evylin. I got a letter from Carrie Smith. Her baby is sick. I went to Johnson Reynols. They were well as usual. Julia Ferguson had gone to see her Aunt Kate. Jim Farthing bought him a car today. Reubin Reynols brought me home in their big car. I sewed a little today. Made Franklin a union suit.
A clear cool day. Ben and Jim cemented a round a spring up in the field. John Ward shelled some corn. I am glad tonight. Fate[?] and Mollie and Denia come a little while Cordie come with her mother. I was so glad that they come. I get to want to see them all but cant. Hattie washed for me today. Lelia washed five bed quilts for me today. I am glad that washing is done. I got a small check today. I am glad of that interest on my bonds.
A good day. Jim and John cut corn. Ben plowed. Mrs Carr and Mrs Powers and Mrs Hubbard come to see us today. Lawson Power brought them. We killed chickens for dinner. Ben sent for the children. Lawson went for them. I sent to Mr Bookers for sugar and butter. The baby is not so well tonight. Mrs Carr is with us tonight.
Ednas birth day [written at the top of the page] A cloudy morning. Clear this evening. Jim stripped tobacco all day. John Ward tied. Kates Harveys sale was today. Ben went to the sale. Things sold low. Effie Brumfield carried her mother to Levelrun store and Hugh and I to Mr. Worshams pond. I did not catch a fish. Effie and Hugh caught five. We stoped at Level Run store. Effie and Hugh patched a tire. The children staid at the barn all the evening. Ben and Henry has gone a hunting tonight.
A very warm day for December The [wen?] cut wood. for fine wood all day. The children went to school. I done all day what I could and noone could tell any thing had bin done.
Mollie & [Dessia?] come to see me I was very glad that they come it had bin a long time since [Dessia?] had bin to see us. She said she thought that Isla was feeling better than she had Mollie said that Bruces wife was in the Hospitle she had a tumor removed I hope she may get well soon
[Christaniy?] come for her mother on the car hope thay got home allright