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1922

Monday, January  9, 1922

Monday, January 9, 1922

A beautiful day. Jim & Ben stripped tobacco this morning and worked on their plant bed this evening. Josie got dinner. I sewed a little this evening. I went to Johnson Reynols. Found Mollie by her self. Had pleasant evening. She walked with me half way home. Johnson was stripping tobacco. I did not see him. Mr Norman Booker got him a horse on trial. He was plowing this evening. Mr Mayhew gave a party tonight. Ben & Josie went to stay a while. Also Jamie Gravely is giving a party. Several cars has passed.

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart
Friday, June  9, 1922

Friday, June 9, 1922

A good day. Jim & Ben sowed some peas this evening. Nellie picked some berries this morning. I canned & preserved them this evening. Nellie & Evelin went home went with John & [Jema?] as far as [G--?] Grace was with John Mrs. Albert [Everson?] & Miss Jamie Gravely come to see Josie today. Irvin Harvey come today and brought Josie some light rolls they were very nice. Hallie Gilbert made soap here this evening Edna & [Louise?] went to the [?] and Franklin

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Friday, July 21, 1922

Friday, July 21, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim & N worked in the tobacco part of the day. Lizzie and [Louisa?] Bennett and my sister Mrs [?] come today. I was so glad that they come. Mrs Edmons & Jamie Gravely come to see Josie a little while. Mrs Hutcherson come and Julia Fergerson & Reubin Reynols come a little while. Mrs Edmons brought apples, Mrs Hutcherson apples & peaches & plums, Lizzie brough a cake & ban[a]nas. I am glad of all the kindness that is bestowed on Josie. Little Paul Smith eat dinner with us. Jim went home this evening.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, August  1, 1922

Tuesday, August 1, 1922

A good day. Jim & Henry worked in the tobacco. Ben went to [Renan?]. He was one of the judge[s] of the election. [Irvin? or John?] Harvey come for me & brought me home. The children went with me. I went to Kate Harveys & staid a little while. Jamie Gravely was there. Virginia & Jamie was fixing up their supper to take on a hay ride. They have a beautiful night for their ride. Nellie made some jellie & caned[sic] tomatoes this morning. Mrs Car strung the snaps & shelled butter beans & churned. I gathered tomatoes and corn. I cooked it all. We had two [water?] mellons.

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Sunday, September 10, 1922

Sunday, September 10, 1922

A good day. Very warm. We all staid about home but Ben went to Cedar Forest for Mrs Car. They went to Rob Hubbards and spent the day. They got home a bout night. Lizzie & Alma and Gordon & family all come to see Josie this evening. Josie has felt some better today. I and a col[oured] girl got dinner today. I churned. Fanny Power went joy rideing this morning with [Orvel?]& Jamie Gravely. This evening they went to Gretna. Fannie is a fine girl I think. She has waited on Josie faithful all this week.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Saturday, November 11, 1922

Saturday, November 11, 1922

A beautiful day. Jim finished stripping a curing of tobacco today. Ben loaded on Kate's tobacco this evening. Mrs Booker and Ruth Booker come to see Josie this evening. Jessie Power come to see her today. Norman Booker killed a calf this morning. Ben helped him and got a part of the calf. Fannie Power went to Gretna this evening. She went with Jamie Gravely & her [beau?]. Ruth Booker brought some apples this evening. I got dinner. Had chicken & Beef. Ben & Henry has gone hunting.

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Tuesday, December  5, 1922

Tuesday, December 5, 1922

A good day. Ben & Mr Booker put their tobacco on the waggon and started to Gretna a bout 10 oclock. Nellie & Henry has gone to Mr Bookers to stay until he comes home. Jim is tying tobacco by him self. Nellie tied tobacco this evening. I got dinner. Nellie sewed a little this morning. I starched the clothes. This evening Mabel and I [shelled?] some corn. This evening I started a letter to Effie Brumfield. Jamie Gravely stopped to see Josie this morning. Edna got a letter from Virginia Wooding today.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart

1923

Wednesday, February 28, 1923

Wednesday, February 28, 1923

A cloudy day most of the day. Jim and John Ward mauled. Ben shucked some corn. Nellie got dinner. This evening I went to George Blaine. They were all gone from home except Denia. Some of them had gone to Danville and some to Gretna. I would of been glad to see the young folks. Denia had washing done today. Norman Booker and his wife went to Gretna this morning. Heard today that Jamie Gravely was married last Sunday. I wish her well. The children went to school.

Last edit over 2 years ago by Trisha
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