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I washed a little and got dinner.
Willie Mayhew come here to night. Him and Ben went to John Hutchersons to play cards. Snow is still on the ground and it looks to night like it might snow before day. I certainly do hope it wont. We have not got much wood at the wood pile. I cut out an apron to night and then I was too lazy to make it.
9 15 oclock
Ben is feeling some better he was at George Blairs to day said that Denia Blair was cookin a turkey for dinner to morrow. Mr Carr is here yet. Jim Brumfield come to see us this evening. The Walker land was solde today. Josie ironed some today. I washed a little this morning and got dinner. Jim and Mr Carr and Ben and Josie are playing cards to night.
10 30 oclock
I went to see Charles Brumfield. I eat dinner with Kate Harvey. Josie staid at home and fixed for company to night. Effie and Hellen Brumfield and Lillian Peak come here from school. Tom and Chesley Edmons come they are playing cards.
Some rain this morning it was badly needed.
I went to Carries this evening. I did not stay but a few minutes.
10 : o clock
Denia Blair and Jim Brumfield come to see us this morning. I was glad to see them. Ben has not bin well to day. I think he was very glad to see Jim. Willie Mayhew and Robert is here to night. They are playing cards.
There was a thunder cloud to night.
Henry Brumfield went with his father. Mr Owen come down to night and they played cards. Virginia Harvey is here tonight. Josie sewed some today. Josie and I both had a hand in getting dinner. Josie went to Marvins a few minutes. I cut rags for a rug & darned stockens. 10 : oclock
A clear day.
Josie started to Danville while I was there.
Jim and Ben & Josie are playing cards tonight. I think they had better go to bed.
A good day. Ben & Jim worked on Owens house. Lizzie and Earl Bennett went from here this morning. I hope that they got home without an accident. The roads is very bad. I helped Mr. Owen strip tobacco. We stripped all that they had in the pit and filled it up again. I went to Marvins a few minutes this evening. Kate Harvey was there. We came back by the grave yard. Eva had fallen out of her box and hurt herself right bad.
Tonight Mr. Owen is here and they played cards.
I had a card from Alma Bennett this evening.
Ben & Jim and Josie are playing cards tonight. All of the children are asleep I think I will go to bed soon. Today has bin warm for the time of the year. Now the wind has commenced to blow I think it will get colde by morning.
Jim & Ben and Josie are playing cards.
A beautiful day.
Ben & Jim and Owen burned a plant bed & sowed it. Ben & Owen hauled some stalks and cut them for feed. Josie and I ironed and got dinner this evening. I went to Marvins a few minutes. Mr Mayhew is here tonight. They are playing cards.
I got a letter from Thelma Brumfield this evening. She seems to be getting on well.
Josie got dinner. I sewed some, finished two garments. Nearly all has colds. Edna has such a cough that I dont think she will sleep much to night. Jim & Ben and Josie are playing cards to night for pastime. It is raining hard now.
8 30 o clock
A good day. Had a hard rain last night. Ben went to meet Jim this morning. They helped Marvin raise a stable this evening. We all was at Marvins this evening. Mollie Reynols was there. Kate Harvey sent me some turnip salit by Irvin.
Josie got dinner. She made the sausage for Jim and her self. Bettie Haley (col) helped to cut the fat up and grind the sausage. I dried up the lard and strained it out. Bettie wshed the faces and feet.
Heard to day that Mrs Richard Wooding has a son.
I got dinner.
9 30 oclock
A cloudy day. No rain yet. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco all day. Mr Owen helped a little. I got dinner. I boiled the last hog face and baked the last potatoe pumpkin. Josie made Edna a dress and Mabel two caps. I think that Mabel was quieter than she has ever bin since she could walk. Carrie come a few minutes. She brought some apples. They was highely appreciated.
A good day. The land was covered with hail and snow but it nearly all melted before night. Ben & Jim did not do much of anything this morning. This evening Ben carried Jim to Gretna on his way to Chatham to spend the holidays with his folks. Josie and Henry went with them. They got home in good time. They bought several things. Among them they got some cow feed. I am so glad of that. Ben is in the basement not trying to stain the floors. Josie made me a nice apron tonight. I am glad of it. I got several Xmas cards from the grand children & friends. I killed 4 chickens and dressed them ready to cook. Two for Jim. Heard to day that Oscar Brumfield is sick. Hope he may soon be well. I do hope that Mabel will soon be well a gain.
A cloudy day. Rain tonight. Ben went to William Gilberts this morning and carried some things for them that Carrie sent and Josie sent some things two for their children. Henry & Ben hunted some this evening. Did not get any game. We boiled some ham. I boiled the last of the hogs feet. Josie baked a cake. She ironed all the morning. Irvin Harvey come this morning and got their cow & little calf. The children has bad colds. They cant hardly wait for Santy to come. They are a sleep now all but Henry. I guess he is a wake. Well I am glad that Xmas is here. Hope nothing bad will happen. I got a nice box of candy from BlacksBurg today & a letter from John & a card from Julia Fergerson.
A good day. Ben & Josie staid at home until after dinner then they went to Mr Bookers a while. The Bookers had a lot of company. Tonight Ben carried his family and to Reynols. We have just got home after ten oclock. I went to Reynols today and eat dinner. Alice Thomson and family and Clack Hubbard and family was there. The men folks went hunting. They killed several birds. Mollie had a very nice dinner and I did enjoy it. We all got cards from Carrie today. I want to see them all so much but cant go unless some one would take me. Reubin Reynols brought me home this evening. Cliften went away this morning. I wish them all well.
A cloudy day no rain. To night the wind is blowin. The men cut wood in the woods. Josie got dinner this evening. Bob Starkey got his car stuck in the mud at the mail box. Mrs Starkey come in a few minutes.
I went to Carries a little while to night. Louise Hutcherson is here. They are playing cards. We heard today that Mr Allen is very bad off. To night Ben spoke in a way that hurt me. I give them nearly all of my time & strength and they don't respect me.
A bad day, rained most of the day. The boys could not work out any. Tom Edmons come this morning taking census. Josie got dinner. I washed dishes. After dinner I finished a quilt that I pieced for Josie of her pieces. Tonight Marvin & Paul come. They are playing auto cards. Henry has a very bad cough. I am uneasy a bought him. The baby cried so that Josie had to quit playing. 9 30 oclock
A good day. Not so colde. Ben carried some logs to the saw mill. Jim & Owen cut logs. Josie washed some. Henry went to school. Edna did not go. She has a very bad colde. Franklin is some better to day. I am about asleep. I had a card from Alma Bennett telling me that Lizzie & Earl got home ok.
30 A good day. A killing frost this morning. Jim & Ben tied tobacco all the morning. This evening Ben went with Mrs Car home. Got back at sundown. Carrie had a card from Josie this evening. Carrie washed and dressed Mabel & Franklin this evening. I don't know anything to write to night.
Cloudy all day. Rain to night. Ben out a little to day. He killed three sqirrels. He dressed them. I cooked chidlins to day at the wash house. I washed some. Josie washed and pressed some goods to make Franklin a suit of clothes. Jim come home to night. Carrie sent a new dress that she had made. Sent it by William Gilbert. Mr Owen finished a cureing of tobacco this evening. Mrs Owen got my cards to make some bats for a quilt.
A beautiful day. Very colde. Ben staid about home all day. The children has had a good day playing with their toys. Josie has a colde. Some better to day. I have spent the day at work. I got breakfast, milked the cows, fed the calf, killed dressed two chickens, cooked one. Boiled a ham, churned and beat up the butter, fixed up another churning and set it by the fire. Made some custard. Josie beat the whites of the eggs for me. Fed and watered the calf. Brought two buckets of water. Carrie gave me a nice box of stationary. Reese gave me a box of candy. Josie gave me a nice box of stationary. I got three cards. I was glad.
A rainy morning and sleet on the ground. Wind blowing tonight. Ben has bin at home all day. John went to Blairs to day and Reynols is here tonight. Marvin is here. They played cards a while. We have had a good day. As to the work did as little as we could make out with.