Tue. Dec. 1st. Cloudy but bright and a freeze in morn but wind from S and warmer in eve. Aleck Newell and Gussie hauled our last 2 bales to Cohen's at 11 to 12 1/4 and we got through before night but Willie and I got home after dark. I sold my bale of S-Hope to Cohen at 10 cts. - bale weighed 457 - and sold Pa's and Willie's bale of Fishburn at 7 -bale weighed 524. Monroe Anderson came here late in eve.
Wed. 2nd. Cloudy but bright and warmer from S. I marked some hogs for Sims in morn and sawed some bed boards in eve and packed some wood. Nellie and Willie and Monroe A walked to Clara's in eve.
Thu. 3rd. Showery all morn and a storm of wind and rain came up from NW at 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 or 3 in eve and cleared off late in eve. I drove Hattie to buggy to Clara's at 9 1/2 to 12 in morn and brought Ma here. Cousin Dosia here last night and today.
Fri. 4th. Clear, a little frost in morn, but a pleasant day from SW. Nellie and Rena drove Hattie and I rode Salome to town at 10 to 3 in eve and had some pictures taken. Monroe A and Willie spent day at Clara's. I paid H.B. McGehee $7.50 for church and paid $6.00 for some fruit trees at Petty's stable.
Sat. 5th. Bright and pleasant from SW. Pa and Monroe A drove Hattie to buggy and Willie rode Salome to town in morn and had their pictures taken. I set out my 4 peach trees and 3 apple and 3 pear trees (got on yesterday) in morn. Bud here most of day.
Sun. 6th. Cloudy and began to rain in slow showers at 8 and hard ones at 9 3/4 to 12 from SW -----NW at 2 1/2 to 3 1/2. I took Monroe A on our buggy ---Petty's stable by 8 in morn on his way home.
Mon. 7th. Bright and a cold NW wind all day. I rode Salome to Morgan's in morn and carried some sewing which he paid me $5 for. I returned by 10 and put a new locust post to spring by 12. Pa and I hauled 5 cart loads of wood from our calf pasture in eve with Hattie. Willie helped Pa to cut it in morn.
Tue. 8th. Bright, a hard freeze in morn, but calm and a pretty day. I drove Hattie to town to buggy and got Habig to mend hind spring by putting on another old long leaf for which he charged $1.50. I returned at 2 1/4 in eve.
Wed. 9th. Bright, a hard freeze in morn, but calm and a pretty day. Pa, Willie and I went all around new ground fence and stopped holes at bottom by putting in new poles and stakes and finished by 11 3/4. I drove Hattie to buggy and took Ma to Clara's in eve.
Thu. 10th. Bright, a slight freeze in morn, but warmer and cloudy some. I rode Hattie to Graves' place and saw John Chambers about buying our mule colt but he gave me no satifaction. I returned at 10 and carried 6 chickens and 7 ducks to Cohen's in eve and sold at 25 cts. each and got some things which I paid for. I went on buggy and returned at dusk.
Fri. 11th. Cloudy and began to rain slowly at 12 noon and lasted all eve. Willie rode Hattie squirrel hunting in Wyoming woods with Dan and Bud in morn and returned at 11 3/4. Pa and I cut wood in our calf pasture most of morn and I hauled 4 cart loads with Hattie in eve and got nearly wet in rain.
Sat. 12th. Cloudy but bright and warm from SE and no rain today. We put our cattle in field early in morn and Pa, Willie and I hauled 4 cart loads of wood from our calf pasture by 11 with Hattie. I took a 1/2 bbl to spring to soak it in eve and cleaned out Salome's stable.
Sun. 13th. Cloudy and warm from SE but no rain. Nellie and Willie walked to Clara's in morn and there all day. Seymour and Ida and John Fugler dined here today. I had pain and looseness in bowels all morn.
Mon. 14th. Cloudy and rained most of morn in slow sprinkles from S and some hard showers late in eve and at night - a heavy rain. Willie was at Lewis' most of day helping to strip and haul cane. Dan dined here. I rode Hattie to Cohen's in eve.
Tue. 15th. Cloudy all day and drizzled or dropped rain all eve. Willie and I put a half bbl (whiskey) in our spring and Pa and I put some holes around bed of peach trees in old garden in morn. Clara here at 1 to 2 1/2 and Willie and I walked to Lewis' and they began to grind and cook molasses today.
Wed. 16th. Cloudy and chilly from N and no rain. I drove Hattie to buggy to town in morn and got some things for Clara's children (clothing and shoes) and returned at 12 3/4. Pa, Willie and I stripped cane all eve to grind.
Thu. 17th. Cloudy and cool from NE. Pa, Willie and I stripped grinding cane most of day. Seymour hauled 2 loads in eve to Lewis' to grind. Nellie and Rena walked to Clara's in eve.
Fri. 18th. Cloudy but bright and cold from NE. Willie and I stripped grinding cane all morn. Pa rode Hattie by Alice's and on to town and there till sunset from early in morn. Seymour hauled 2 loads of cane in eve to Lewis'.
Sat. 19th. Bright and cold, a little frost in morn. Nellie and I drove Hattie to town in morn and returned 1/2 hour by sun. I got the $100.00 for Clara from Chisholm's est. and paid my bills with Adams and McGehee. I had dull headache all day and worse all night. Seymour hauled 1 load of grinding cane in morn.
Sun. 20th. Bright and quite cool and beautiful weather. I lay in bed vomiting with headache till 11 1/2 and drank some coffee and got up and it left me late in eve. Bud and Scott Newman here most of day. Clara and her 2 children here in eve.
Mon. 21st. Cloudy but bright and warmer from S. Willie was at Lewis' all day helping to grind cane (ours). Seymour hauled 2 loads in eve from here (cane). I drove Hattie to buggy to Cohen's at 10 to 2 and mailed presents to D.M and J.E Anderson.
Tue. 22nd. Cloudy but bright and warm from S or SW. I drove Hattie to buggy to Clara's early in morn and took her and Effie to town to buy Christmas and I dined at Clara's and got home 3/4 of an hour by sun and Scott Newman came with me and stayed here all night. They quit grinding and making molasses at Lewis' at noon today. Pa and I walked there at dusk to see about our molasses.
Wed. 23rd. Cloudy and damp S wind all morn and began at 12 and showered most of eve from S and SW and changed to NW late in eve. Seymour hauled our molasses bbl full of new syrup home from Lewis' early in morn. Pa and I hauled 4 cart loads of wood from our calf pasture at 12. Scott Newman went to Clara's late in eve from here.
Thu. 24th. Bright and pleasant from SW. I drove Hattie to Cohen's to buggy and carried 3 bus. yams to Cohen and went on to town and got some things for Clara and us and paid Jno. Chisholm $5.00 for Clara and got a book and 7 knives at Cohen's which D.M. Anderson sent us. I got home at 3 in eve. Willie at Clara's all day.
Fri. 25th. Cloudy and rained slowly from SE at 5 to 12 in morn and began at 3 and rained hard at 3 1/2 to 5 1/4 in eve from west. Gussie here awhile in morn and we had eggnog at 10 in morn. Bud here in eve. Dixie and Rena drove Larry to our buggy and Willie rode Salome and started to John Miller's with Seymour and Ida and Gus at 3 1/4 and Willie came back wet at dusk.
Sat. 26th. Bright and a cold N wind all day. I put some fodder on some strip cane in new ground at 9 in morn and got Salome from back of our field at 10 and Willie rode her to Tigner's at 12. Pa walked to Clara's in eve. I let Clarissa have a gal of new syrup and cut up wood and got water and helped Nellie to milk in eve.
Sun. 27th. Bright and cold and a hard freeze in morn but warmer from S in eve. Pa and Gordon went to Alice's in morn and there till in eve. Bud dined here. Rena and Willie came home from Tigner's at sunset and Maggie and May Miller came in our buggy with them. Nellie and I went to Lewis' at dusk and came back after dark and Willie and I went back again and Seymour and Ida had come. Lewis and family went to Uncle Gus' this morn.
Mon. 28th. Cloudy and warmer from S and drizzled rain some late in eve and at night. Pa, Willie and I cut and hauled 5 cart loads of wood from our calf pasture in morn. I set out 4 peach trees and removed my Japan chestnut tree in eve. Nellie, Willie and Rena and Maggie and May Miller walked to Clara's in eve. Gussie and John Fugler ate supper at night.
Tue. 29th. Bright and a cold N wind all day. I rode Hattie to Clara's and Allen Cearley's in morn and stayed about house all eve. Maggie and May Miller and Rena at Lewis' all day and Nellie there all eve.
Wed. 30th. Bright, a frost in morn, but wind from S and cloudy in eve. I drove Hattie to Cohen's and carried 7 chickens to Sawyer and went on to town and got a gold ring for Rena from Kleber at $5 and got 2 albums - one for Maggie and one for May Miller and got home at 2 1/2 and Mr. A Newman came here at 1 and Mr. Wesley Chambers and John Mille
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