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A bad day. Cloudy and raining tonight. Ben painted some today. Jim come from Gretna today. He staid with Marvin last night. He went to Chatham yesterday. Nellie and I got dinner today. Letia Ward brought the clothes home today. Heard from Alice Thomson tonight. She is very sick. Ben and the children are in the dining room playing games. Mrs Carr is some better of the headache today I think. She wants to go home tomorrow. Hope it may be so that she can go.
A cloudy day. The men hauled wood all the morning. This evening they sawed wood. Ben says it has bin the longest month that he ever saw. We can't be surprised at that. It has bin a sad time. Josie and Alice both gone. 8 little children motherless children. God will take care of them some way. Nell is is worried most to death a bout her daughter. She can't help it. I am sorry for her and can't do any thing to help her. Nell has done most of the cooking to day. She made some cakes to day. They were fine. Mr. Mayhew is here tonight him and two of his children. They are playing games in the dining room.