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McDonough Co., Illinois: 1882

Jan 1 1882 Cold & Chilly. Went to Hal Jones.
Jan 2 Hauled wood. Will came and we hauled 2 loads corn and put in barn.
Jan 3 Cold wind. Mother and Geo Davidson and Harley here last nite all nite.
Jan 4 Snowed last nite. Worst day this winter. Hattie is hooking me a comfort scarf.
Jan 5 Went for load hay forenoon. To town in afternoon got set of chairs. Mother came and stayed all nite.
Jan 6 Hauled Hay. Brought home sleigh & cultivator.
Jan 7 Foggy very heavy and damp all day. Hattie finished my comfort scarf.
Jan 8 Cloudy and dull days. Commenced to freeze.
Jan 9 Made homing. Chopped stove wood. Roads bad.
Jan 10 Went to town with Will on load on load of corn.
Jan 11 Hauled 3 loads manure. Killed rabbits and 13 rats.
Jan 12 Very cold. Moved granary. Killed 10 rats very tired.
Jan 13 Cold. Went to grandmothers to birthday dinner. 33 people there had nice time.
Jan 14 Cold & frosty this morn. Hauled corn for Will.
Jan 15 Cloudy and dull. Went to Tom & Lons today.
Jan 16 Turned cold. Will broke our wagon.
Jan 17 Hauled 2 loads corn J. C. here.
Jan 18 Went to Coal Chester got silverware etc. Small pox in Chester.
Jan 19 Hauled corn for Will. Ate dinner at Mothers
Jan 20 Killed 2 hogs. Very nice ones had 12 gallon lard.
Jan 21 Hauled corn for Will. Got sausage mill.
Jan 22 Sunday. Went to grandpas. Oyster dinner.
Jan 23 Hauled corn for mother. Got 44½ cts. Bushel.
Jan 24 Had wood chopping & carpet sewing cantal. 21 here got lots done.
Jan 25 Damp. Mother here last nite. Went to spelling school at Elm Creek last nite. I spelled whole school down.
Jan 26 Very muddy. I chopped down 4 elm trees.
Jan 27 Froze last nite. Went got 3 chichens keg & table.
Jan 28 Turned very cold. Went to town.
Jan. 29 Sunday. Fearful cold. Went to Elm Creek to meeting. Rev. Bushnell preached.
Jan 30 Cloudy & dull. Hattie washed. Roads rough.
Jan 31 Hauled wood. Roads rough.
Feb. 1, 1882 Got sow and pigs from mothers.
Feb 2 Took hogs to town. Chopped wood.
Feb 3 Went to McComb. Got breaking plow.
Feb 4 Paid taxes. Got plow sharpened.
Feb 5 Went to town to meeting and Baptizing.
Feb 6 Helped mother move town in forenoon. Hauled 2 loads of posts. Burnt buck wheat straw.
Feb 7 Went to timber for big load wood.
Feb 8 Went to Fishbars and got male hog.
Feb 9 Hauled wood in forenoon. Cut hedge.
Feb 10 Cut hedge. Went to town P. M. to Ella & Hebes.
Feb 11 Rained. Hattie made soup.
Feb 12 Very muddy. Went to Elm meeting. No meeting.
Feb 13 Bored holes in stumps poured coal oil in to burn.
Feb 14 Clear & fine. Hauled rails on sleds. Forenoon made gate and fence.
Feb 15 Reset fence. Burnt stumps
Feb 16 Cut hedge. Chopped wood forenoon.
Feb 17 Staked and ridered fence in morning. Went town and come home by Will’s. A. H. Dewit married yesterday.
Feb 18 Rained. I went to Coal Chester.
Feb 19 Sunday. Rained stayed home wrote 4 letters.
Feb 20 Cold. Ice on fences and ground.
Feb 21 Worst sleet. Broke down 1 apple tree.
Feb 22 Hauled 4 loads manure. Hattie washed.
Feb 23 Hauled rails. Went to town in afternoon.
Feb 24 Chopped wood in forenoon. Went to see R. Hainline in afternoon.
Feb 25 Hauled rails. Roads rough & bad.
Feb 26 Sunday at home. To see R Hainline afternoon.
Feb 27 Hung meat very damp.
Feb 28 Rained Creek high. Chopped wood. Hulled hazel nuts. Mrs. J. sick.
Mar. 1, 1882 Chopped wood all day. Hattie went to her grandmothers.
Mar 2 I and Charlie Carter sawed wood forenoon. Cut and laid big hedge. Hebe Kline came in afternoon.
Mar 3 Finished cutting hedge. Warm.
Mar 4 Went to Willies. Mother is poorly. Went to town.
Mar 5 Rained some. Read Magazines.
Mar 6 Made bridge across creek. Cold & chilly.
Mar 7 Burned brush. Hauled manure. Ridered fence.
Mar 8 Snowed. Sowed clover seed. Finished dragging logs.
Mar 9 Rained. I went town. Ate dinner at mothers.
Mar 10 Went to Mr. Mulls bought 50 bu. Oats at 40 cts. Bu.
Mar 11 Went to Mr. Mulls on sled and 9 ct. 10 bu. Oats. Then went to town [on] horse back. Cold and sleet.
Mar 12 Sun. at home all day. Read. Hebe came last nite at half past nine.
Mar 13 Clear. Froze hard. Have 13 little chickens. I made quilting frames. Hattie put in quilt.
Mar 14 My Birthday. Willie & Leona here. Hauled rails. Corded wood. Hattie gave me a pair of mittens and baked me a queen pudding.
Mar 15 Chopped wood & staked and ridered N. pasture fence.
Mar 16 Went to town forenoon. Then to Wills.
Mar 17 Went to Coal Chester buggy. Had $9.45 of produce.
Mar 18 Hal and Kitty here today. Sprinkled rain.
Mar 19 Set out gooseberries, raspberries, cherries & hackberries.
Mar 20 Froze last nite. Cut brush in thicket.
Mar 22 Cut brush all day. Cold at nites.
Mar 23 Went to timber and to grandmothers. Bought Celum of Mother.
Mar 24 Finished cutting the brush. Froze hard.
Mar 25 Got 14 bu. Oats. Had pictures taken.
Mar 26 Sun. heavy shower with thunder.
Mar 27 Chopped up apple tree for wood.
Mar 28 Lulys colt came last nite. Went to town and insured house and barn. Bought rake.
Mar 29 Made garden. Warm and nice.
Mar 30 Mrs. Carter here and Jasie Curtis sold 300 bu. Corn to Dans at 57 cts. Bu.
Mar 31 Hauled 3 loads manure. Then plowed rye for oats.
April 1, 1882 Went to Mr. Mulls got 26 bu. Oats. The nicest day of year. Killed 3 rats.
April 2 Sunday. A beautiful day. Went to grandpas.
April 3 Started to McComb at 2 oclock. Got home at 11. I set out trees.
April 4 Sowed oats and cultivated and harrowed. Ver hot.
April 5 Took Luly to town. Finished sowing oats.
April 6 Burnt brush & old straw stack. Shower last night.
April 7 Finished harrowing oats. Plowed orchard.
April 8 Planted Potatoes. Very Warm. Wind in East.
April 9 Planted Potatoes and sweet corn. Heavy rain. Washed away fence. Water over bottoms.
April 10 Sunday. Went to town to James Hayes funeral burying to meeting and to mothers for dinner.
April 11 Fixed bridge & fence. Went to Jasies after carpet.
April 12 Fixed fence for grandmother.
April 13 Fixed fence for grandmother again cold.
April 14 Went town. Got loads board and lathes.
April 15 Plowed sweet potato ridges. Mother here.
April 16 Sunday. Mother went home. Effie came and told us Geo. Fosters baby was dead.
April 17 Traded calves to Hal for Lathan Note.
April 18 Plowed. Effie here. Heavy rain.
April 19 Hauled 3 loads manure. Made Marker.
April 20 Hauled 5 loads manure. Clear & warm.
April 21 Mrs. J. here. Went to town.
April 22 Shelled corn chopped wood.
April 23 Sun. Cold. N. E. Wind. At home all day.
April 24 Hattie went to Wilsons. Brought shingles.
April 25 Took load corn to town. Roads rough.
April 26 Commenced to shingle barn. Warmer but not hot.
April 27 Shingled all day on barn. Harlie helped.
April 28 Harlie worked till noon. Hattie has 95 chickens.
April 29 Plowed, worked in barn. Went to town.
April 30 White frost. Went to Cedar Creek forenoon. Ella and Hebe here a few minutes.
May 1, 1882 Got load corn. Then to town. Got plank.
May 2 White frost. Finished planting potatoes.
May 3 Raining forenoon. Shingled on barn. Plowed.
May 4 Harrowed sod and bottom piece. Laid it off and planted in evening. Warm.
May 5 Terrible rain. Washed away my bridge & fence.
May 6 Took Flora (the mare) to town. Got corn money. Started rebuilding fences.
May 7 Sun. misty & cold. Went to Elm to meeting.
May 8 Fixed fence. Hard rain at nite.
May 9 Worked on road made 300 and the lags 1.00.
May 10 Plowed with cultivator for fall plowing.
May 11 Finished cultivating. Hattie went to town.
May 12 Harlie here last nite. Shelled corn. Cold rain all day. Creek banks full. Wet. Wet Wet.
May 13 Went to town. Fixed ford (bridge). Cold & wet.
May 14 Sunday nice day. Went to B. D. Wills here.
May 15 Took flour & meet to mother. Went to town.
May 16 Plowed, harrowed and laid off stubble and planted half of it. A nice day.
May 17 Finished planting corn. To town in afternoon.
May 18 Plowed out East.
May 19 Finished corn. Plowed potato ridges.
May 20 Went town got 350 sweet potato plants and set out.
May 21 Sunday. Clear. Went to Elm to S. S.
May 22 White frost. Have got 200 chickens.
May 23 Very cold. Wore mittens. Ellen & W. C. here last night.
May 24 Planted corn. Rained. Had to quit at noon.
May 25 Willies and mother came.
May 26 Heavy rain. Viola and Family came.
May 27 Raining today. Viola went to mothers. I and Hattie went to town. Hattie got hat.
May 28 Sunday Clear. We went to Elm to S. S.
May 29 Replanted corn. Mrs. J. here.
May 30 Plowed corn on sod. Began to rain.
May 31 Put rafters & sheeting on barn. Dull & cloudy.
June 1, 1882 Went to town. Sold saw. Got [may a roats] for squirrels. Went to Chester got Carpet.
June 2 Raining all day. Took old saw to town. The creek very high. Very Very Bad.
June 3 Very rainy. Went town. Got meal for chickens.
June 4 Went to Cedar Creek to church to Elm in evening.
June 5 Shingled on barn all day.
June 6 Finished barn. Got roller for stubble.
June 7 Plowed corn on stubble. Warm & nice.
June 9 Cultivated on bottom piece and planted some. Had chicken first time. Plowed grapes.
June 10 Went to town in morn. Heavy rain.
June 11 I and Hattie replanted corn out East. Rained hard. I took 1250 shingles back. Hattie went to grandmothers and got ashes. Replanted sweet potatoes.
June 14 Rained last nite. I replanted corn.
June 15 Plowed corn out East. Nice and warm.
June 16 Finished corn plowing 1st time. Hattie and I went to [9 K] wool picking.
June 17 2 hard rains last nite. Went to town.
June 18 Sunday. Went to Cedar Willie & mother came home with us.
June 19 Plowed corn on stubble crossways. Very cool.
June 20 Finished stubble. Plowed orchard. Went and got cradle.
June 21 Plowed out Eacl. Hattie made soap.
June 22 Finished plowing corn 2nd time. Plowed on sod 3rd time.
June 23 Hard rain. Craddle rye. Went town. Very hot.
June 24 Finished plowing sod 3rd time. Went to Coal Chester. Bound 10 shocks rye in evan hal.
June 25 Went to Willie Grove for S. S. Convention. Rained.
June 26 Hard rain last nite. Cloudy dull. Mowed weeds.
June 27 Hoed corn. Hard rain with sharp lightening.
June 28 Hoed corn forenoon. Plowed on stubble afternoon.
June 29 Finished stubble 3rd time at noon. Mr. Mrs. J. here.
June 30 Finished plowing corn 3rd time.
July 1, 1882 Very heavy dew. Cut on rye with self Binder.
July 2 Sun. at home forenoon. Went to Wills after mother got money 20.00 Elder McNeith Culured on temperance.
July 3 Heavy rain filled up the cave. Set up rye shocks.
July 4 Very cool and nice. Went to McComb.
July 5 Finished shocking rye. Plowed corn on stubble. Plowed potatoes. Mother here.
July 6 Finished stubble piece 4 times. Plowed on sod.
July 7 Finished laying by seed corn. Rained Flora Stifled herself.
July 8 Finished plowing corn 4th time. Went to town.
July 9 Sunday. Went to John Hainlines. Hard rain.
July 10 Worked on bin in barn forenoon. To Chester in P.M.
July 11 Harlie commenced work. Went to see Mr. Barnetts.
July 12 Hoed corn and went to see Perie K.
July 13 Made hay afternoon. Hauled 2 loads.
July 14 Nice day hauled 3 loads of hay. Very cold at nites.
July 15 Finished plowing corn in forenoon. Went to Wills. Got single bed of corn. Got money of grandmother. Pd. Mother 1.00. Hard rain in evening.
July 16 Went to town to lecture in evening. Sunday.
July 17 Hauled 4 loads rock. Roads rough.
July 18 Rained last nite. Pryed up old house and went to town. Got sells.
July 19 Moved house. Harlie hauled 3 loads of rock.
July 20 Hauled 6 loads rock. Hattie went home and to Nelsons.
July 21 Hauled 4 loads rock. Cool at nights sleep under blankets 6 women and lots of children here.
July 22 Warm. Hauled 4 loads of rock and 1 load tile.
July 23 Sunday at home all day. Took good rest.
July 24 Hauled 4 loads rock. Very warm sowed turnips.
July 25 Hauled 2 loads rock. Dug in cellar for the first. Mr. Shaw helped. J. M. here. Show at Elm tonite.
July 26 Went and got 2 loads rock. Dug in cellar.
July 27 Dug in cellar. Went to town got 4 barrels lime. Mother here at nite.
July 28 Worked in cellar and drain. Keithleys cut oats with binder. Worked until after nite. Very tire.
July 29 Sunday. Raining this morning.
July 30 Dug in cellar. Went and got load of sand.
July 31 Got sand and dug in cellar.
Aug. 1, 1882 Hauled 2 loads sand one of rock. Mr. Ray and Underhill commenced work.
Aug 2 Hauled 3 loads of lumber and one of sand and rock.
Aug 3 Hauled 3 loads lumber and one of rock. Rained.
Aug 4 Very showery all day. Harlie went to help Will thrash.
Aug 5 Went to town. Got Lula shod. Went to convention in evening. Hard rain and wind.
Aug 6 Sunday. At home all day. To Cedar to a lecture in evening.
Aug 7 Hauled load lumber. Filled up drean.
Aug 8 Fixed bin in barn. Took caps off oats. Set posts for shed. Hauled 2 loads rock and one of lumber. Mr. Barnett commenced work. Nice day.
Aug 9 Finished cellar. Took masons home at nite.
Aug 10 Harley helped Hal thrash. Commence to thrash here tommarow. Thrashed 392 bu. Oats. Nice day.
Aug 11 Finished thrashing 10 oclock 79 bu. Rye. Took 2 loads oats afternoon. Got 47 bus. Went to pickneck.
Aug 12 Went to McComb as delegate. Nice day.
Aug 13 Sunday. Went to Cedar and Elm. Dunkard B. Lea.
Aug 14 Raised the house. I went to town.
Aug 15 Worked on house. Filberts here. Harlie plowed corn.
Aug 16 Went to town. Got siding. Commenced to shingle.
Aug 17 Finished South side of roof. Put rafters on kitchen.
Aug 18 Shingled on kitchen. Very hot.
Aug 19 Harley plowed and I shingled.
Aug 20 Went to Spring Creek to camp meeting.
Aug 21 Finished shingling house. Harlie plowed.
Aug 22 Mowed weeds in forenoon. Went to Mineres to picknick in afternoon.
Aug 23 Hauled load of lumber. Harlie thrashed at Wilson.
Aug 24 Harlie worked roads. I fixed cellar. Laid floor.
Aug 25 1882 Harlie plowed. Made hog pen. Mowed weeds. Hot
Aug 26 Harlie plowed. Went to town got door frames etc.
Aug 27 Sunday. Cool home at day. To Cedar at nite.
Aug 28 Went got load of brick from mother.
Aug 29 Laid platform to well. Set out straw berries.
Aug 30 Hauled sand, set out strawberries.
Aug 31 Went to town. Got brick for cellar floor.
Sept 1, 1882 Rained all day. I and Hattie lathed.
Sept 2 Harlie plowed. Went town got brick. To Elm at nite.
Sept 3 Went with Wills to Arguile to camp meeting.
Sept 4 Slacked 4 barrels lime forenoon. Etc.
Sept 5 Lathed on house forenoon. Got 5 barrels lime.
Sept 6 Hauled load sand. Built flues.
Sept 7 Went got T. H. and J. H. to plaster. Lathed etc.
Sept 8 Put on 1 coat plaster. P. L. helped Barnett quit work. Paid him 35.00.
Sept 9 Went to town. Got paint for house forenoon. Got load of sand afternoon. Mort and Viola came afternoon. Stayed for supper.
Sept 10 Sunday. We went to Wills and stayed all day. N. here.
Sept 11 Painted on house. P. L. helped. Hattie made plum preserves in afternoon.
Sept 12 Got load sand forenoon. Painted afternoon.
Sept 13 Painted. Mowed slew grass. Very warm.
Sept 14 Got plasterers forenoon. Made mud.
Sept 15 Got load sand in forenoon. Plowed afternoon.
Sept 16 Went town got barrel of lime. Got house second coated. Plowed afternoon.
Sept 17 Went to Mr. J. today. Very hot and dry.
Sept 18 Harlie plowed. I waited on plasterer. Hot.
Sept 19 Rained last nite. Went town got doors etc. Men got done plastering. Painted kitchen.
Sept 20 Painted kitchen. [Pantry] etc. Dull.
Sept 21 Cut grass. Painted. Shocked hay. Fuss with L. S.
Sept 22 Barnett finished house. Finished haying.
Sept 23 Hauled and stacked 6 loads hay. Nice day.
Sept 24 Went to Hals in evening. Nice day.
Sept 25 Went to painting. Finished house inside.
Sept 26 Painted inside. South side. P. L. helped.
Sept 27 Painted. Hattie worked with peaches.
Sept 28 Harriet and Jose here. Made new carpet. Plowed.
Sept 29 Went to reunion. Got furniture. Rained.
Sept 30 Sowed seed in orchard. Made Ciout.
Oct 1 1882 Sunday. Cloudy dull. Went to town to lecture.
Oct 2 Helped Hattie wash 2 quills. Cut hedge. Graded yard. Good rain.
Oct 3 Graded yard. Narcis here. Mother May and Gabe here.
Oct 4 Went made cider. Grandma here. Worked in yard.
Oct 5 Mowed yard. Went town. Hattie went to Hals.
Oct 6 Put in Cedar windows. Went to Hies. C. in evening.
Oct 7 Went to Chester’s and Ella’s. Rained while there.
Oct 8 Sunday. Went to Violas. Rained. Cool & wet.
Oct 9 Clear came home. Muddy, cool and fine.
Oct 10 Raining forenoon. Harlie and I put windows in barn. Ground axes.
Oct 11 Finished cutting hedge and plying brush.
Oct 12 Went town took load of oats. Put wire on fence.
Oct 13 Went to McComb with Hal. Took kit.
Oct 14 Went to town. Got center table. Harlie got work done. Lecture at Elm.
Oct 15 Went to Rock Creek. Heard new preacher. Then to Elm at nite.
Oct 16 Raining most of day. Went to Wills and Mothers to see about paint.
Oct 17 Went to mothers and painted on house. First freeze. Nice day.
Oct 18 Went to mothers and painted. Cool & nice.
Oct 19 Hattie went to Mrs. Carters. I finished mothers house. Nice and cool. Heavy frost.
Oct 20 Went to Chester. Gathered corn. Dug sweet potatoes.
Oct 21 Painted West side barn. Went to town. Finished digging sweet potatoes. Had 4 or 5 bushels.
Oct 22 Sunday. Went to James Baileys burial.
Oct 23 Painted on mothers barn. Nice and cool.
Oct 24 Went to Hies to Crystal wedding. Nice day.
Oct 25 Painted house on corner. Had hard time. Hattie went to grandmas.
Oct 26 Went to Chester. Gathered corn. Killed hog.
Oct 27 Hauled 98 bu. Oats to town 32 cts. bushel. The nicest of weather.
Oct 28 Raining this morning. Went to Keithleys sale. Ella and Hebe came in evening.
Oct 29 Nice day. Worked hard.
Oct 30 Went to plow slough. Killed skunk. Went to town and to grandmothers.
Oct 31 Took load of corn to grandmothers. Rained.
Nov 1, 1882 Cut hedge for mother. Went to town.
Nov 2 Husked 2 part loads corn. White. John Peel and Stafford here.
Nov 3 Husked 27 bu corn. Took to White. 50 cts. bu.
Nov 4 Took Mr. White load of corn. Gathered 1 to feed.
Nov 5 Sunday. Went to Cedar Creek. Then to grandpas.
Nov 6 Dull and misty. Pulled turnips. Husked load corn.
Nov 7 Took load corn to grandpa. Got load rails and some boards. Went to election. Husked corn.
Nov 8 Husked 2 loads white corn. A very warm day.
Nov 9 Raining this morning. Ground and chopped tree. Made rails.
Nov 10 Rainy. Went town. Got mail. Went to mothers.
Nov 11 Husked part load yellow corn. Went to Coal Chester. Viola and Mort came.
Nov 12 Sunday. Turning cold all day. Went and got grandma and mother.
Nov 13 Husked 2 loads white corn. Cold and chilly.
Nov 14 Husked 2 loads corn. Nice day. Warm.
Nov 15 & 16 Husked corn. Warm.
Nov 17 Went to town and to mothers. Hie and Hall here.
Nov 18 Damp and misty. Chopped wood etc.
Nov 19 Sunday. Went to Halls. George H and Beds there.
Nov 20 Husked 2 loads corn. Very nice day.
Nov 21 Got 2 loads corn. Snapped one. Took to grandmothers. Nice day.
Nov 22 Got 2 loads corn. Looks like rain.
Nov 23 Got 1 more loads corn. Froze. Hebe took mother hogs.
Nov 24 Froze hard last nite. Got load corn forenoon. Went to Chester. Was offered 60 cts. bu. for 700 bushels corn. Delivered by Dec. 1st.
Nov 25 Husked 2 loads corn. Took Wills to him at nite. Sleety and snowing. Mrs. J. here. Moved stove. Have 26 loads corn husked.
Nov 26 4 or 5 inches snow this morning. Went to Rock Creek to meeting at nite.
Nov 27 Snapped corn & took to grandmothers.
Nov 28 Snapped corn and husked 2 loads. Snowing.
Nov 29 Husked 2 loads corn. Clear day. Hattie washed.
Nov 30 Thanksgiving Day. Husked 2 loads corn.
Dec 1, 1882 Husked 2 loads corn. Snapped one. Nice day.
Dec 2 Went and took grandma load corn. Took 8 ears to D. office. Came back and ate dinner at grandpas. Alice there.
Dec 3 Hals, Hies, Clays and grandpas here. Went to Rock Creek at nite. Alice went with us. Have 35 loads corn husked.
Dec 4 Husked 2 loads corn. Hattie and Alice went to Hals in evening.
Dec 5 Husked last load. Snowing hard. Snapped load.
Dec 6 Hauled wood on sled. Put cows in field. Put fence in between me and Foster. Cold.
Dec 7 20 degrees cold. Took hogs to town. Got 5.60 per cwt average 305 lbs.
Dec 8 Went paid mother off at nite. Hauled rye.
Dec 9 Took load rye to town. Sleety and misty.
Dec 10 Went to Wills in afternoon in sleigh.
Dec 11 Snapped 4 loads corn. Scott Keithley and children got 4 loads.
Dec 12 I and Jake C. snapped 6 loads and husked one. Goys got 4 loads.
Dec 13 Chores. Got ready to butcher. Went to Wills.
Dec 14 Cold Butchered 2 hogs. Had 11 gal lard. Good day.
Dec 15 Cold and disagreeable. Went mothers & town.
Dec 16 6 below zero. Chopped wood. Burned brush.
Dec 17 Sunday 5 inches snow. Went to Mrs. J. then to Cedar.
Dec 18 Hauled load hay for mother. Got calf. S E. wind.
Dec 19 Took load corn to Chester. Thawed fast.
Dec 20 Raining all day. Husked corn.
Dec 21 Went to town. Clay and Harriet here.
Dec 22 Chopped wood. Hattie made mince for pies.
Dec 23 Clear nice. Went to Cedar at nite.
Dec 24 Sunday. Went to Cedar. Rob and Eliza came home with us. Thawed.
Dec 25 Went to McComb. Got accordion and horses shod.
Dec 26 Went got load wood. Chopped stove wood.
Dec 27 Went to J. Hamilton sale. Sold my corn to Maze.
Dec 28 Went got load wood. Put hay in barn. Cold.
Dec 29 Cut stove wood in forenoon. Went got load wood.
Dec 30 Very frosty. Cut wood for cook stove.
Dec 31 Went to Cedar. Wills, mother, Linthia here. Lafe and Alice here at nite.