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Corilda Catherine (Owen) Walker Diaries: 1923

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Miscellaneous entries
Ada M. granddaughter Ada Opal (Walker), daughter of Ballard, married to Andy J. Miller
Alex son-in-law, Charles Alex Ridenour, married to Ida Mae
Alex Stout unknown
Allie Sexton unknown
Andy Miller grandson-in-law, husband of Ada Opal (Walker), Ballard's daughter
Anna Acres unknown
Austin Austin Peay
B., B.I. her son Ballard
B.W.H. her daughter Birdee
Ballard her son, Ballard Ira Walker
Berry Duncan unknown
Big Linsey Newport unknown
Billie Washam unknown
Birdie her daughter, Birdie Bibee (Walker) Humphrey, married to Elmer Lee Humphrey
Birt nickname for her daughter Birdie
Chloe granddaughter Chloe Walker, daughter of Ballard
Coker unknown family
Columbus Grant son of James Hamilton Grant and Catherine Comers
Cooper unknown family
Cross unknown person or family
Dan Chambers unknown
Dana Bolinger unknown; may have been related to her son-in-law William Herman Bolinger
Deck her brother, Rev. Dexter Snow Owen
Della grandaughter Della Harriet Ridenour, daughter of Ida
Della Humphrey unknown; may have been related to her son-in-law Elmer Lee Humphrey
Dester S. Carlos Dester Sexton, widower of her late daughter Lula O.
Dewey grandson-in-law John Dewey Pebley, husband of Verlie Vivian Walker, Ballard's daughter
Dock, Dr. nickname for her husband, Dr. Andrew Calvin Walker
Dr. Goliher unknown
Dr. McGill unknown
Ebert grandson Harry Ebert Bolinger, son of Ina
Elmer her daughter Birdie's husband, Elmer Lee Humphrey
Elmer Brown unknown
Enoc Hamblin unknown
Esther Sexton unknown
Fran Butler unknown
Frank her son George Franklin Walker
Frank Kinney unknown
Freeman Sharp unknown
G.F.W. her son George Franklin Walker
Georgia Baker unknown
Grady unknown person or family
Hank unknown
Henry Coker unknown
Henry Cross unknown
Hiram Sharp unknown
Hugh Massie unknown
Hump C. unknown
Ida her daughter, Ida Mae (Walker) Ridenour, married to Alex and living nearby
Ida Loyd unknown
Ina her daughter, Ina Belle, married to William Herman Bolinger
Irene Simpson unknown
Isham Bolin unknown
Isham Chambers unknown
J.P. grandson James Parke Humphrey, son of Birdie
J.R. Hatfield unknown
Jackie Thompson unknown
Jake Butler unknown
Jennie Walker probably wife of Andrew's brother Silas Anderson Walker
Jessie unknown (Jessee Hicks?)
Jessee Hicks unknown
Jim unknown (perhaps Jim Eades)
Jim Carson unknown
Jim Eades unknown
Joe Hablen unknown
John B. unknown (perhaps John Newport or John Butler)
John Butler unknown
John Friar unknown
Julie unknown
Kezie Anderson unknown
Kirtie Pemberton unknown
Lamen Humphrey unknown
Laura C. Laura Click
Laura Click daughter of Andrew's sister Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Walker) Click
Lawrence Gaylor unknown
Lectie B. unknown
Leland Sexton unknown
Lester her grandson, Lester Roscoe Ridenour, son of Ida
Lillith Bebee married Corilda's son Ruby; actually "Lillith Beebe"
Lizzie Click Andrew's sister, Elizabeth (Walker) Click
Lmon (Lemon?) unknown
Loranga Robbins unknown
Lou York unknown
Louis Phillips unknown
Lu daughter-in-law Lu Vernia (Massingale) Walker, wife of Ballard
Luther Sharp unknown
M. D. Lawson unknown
Mabel Butler unknown
Manard Phillps unknown (probably Maynard Phillips)
Marcum unknown family
Marlie Sexton unknown
Margrate Sharp unknown (probably Margaret Sharp)
Marshall Smiddee unknown
Mary Ann Butler unknown
Mattie unknown
McCormick unknown family
Mr. Cross unknown
Mr. Engles unknown
Mr. Hammon unknown
Mr. McGhee unknown
Mr. Vermillion probably Douglas Irby Vermillion, who at least at one time was postmaster
Mr. Woods unknown
Mr. & Mrs. Lael unknown
Mrs. Akers unknown
Mrs. B. Mrs. Butler
Mrs. Butler unknown
Mrs. Engles unknown
Mrs. Harding Florence Kling Harding, wife of the late president
Mrs. Lee unknown
Mrs. Murley unknown
Mrs. Newport probably the wife of Bill Newport at New River Lumber Company
Mrs. Parks unknown
Mrs. Pemberton unknown; family mentioned too
Mrs. Saxton unknown
Mrs. Smithers unknown
Mrs. Walden Kizzie (Hatfield) Walden, wife of Daniel W. and mother of Rosa Etta
Mrs. York unknown; perhaps Lou York
Nannie Walden unknown; may have been Rosa's sister
Nettie Hatfield unknown
Nora unknown
Novee Murlie unknown; perhaps Murley
Opal W. grandaughter Ada
Opal Newport unknown
Otis Sharp unknown
P son Paris Clyde Walker
Pa nickname for her husband
Paris her son, Paris Clyde Walker
Paul Raley unknown
Pearl granddaughter Pearl, daughter of Ida
Pemberton unknown family
Prof. Laxton unknown (perhaps Saxton)
R, R.E. son Ruby
Rab, Rabbit nickname for her son Ruby
Rob Sexton unknown
Rosa Walden daughter of Daniel and Kizzie Walden, became Corilda's daughter-in-law in 1920, marrying Frank
Roy grandson William Roy Bolinger, son of Ina
Ruby Ruby Emmit Walker, her son
Russel Bird unknown
S.A. Silas Anderson Walker (same as Silas W.)
Sam Ridner unknown
Shultz unknown
Sid unknown
Silas W. Silas Anderson Walker, Andrew's brother and a doctor in Walnut Grove
Spark Plug their horse
Taylor Alfred Alexander Taylor
Tim Laws unknown
Tim Murley unknown
Tom Butts unknown
Tom Overton unknown
Ulas Hatfield unknown
Verland grandson Verland Emmit Bolinger, son of Ina
Verlie Walker granddaughter Verlie Vivian Walker, daughter of Ballard, married John Dewey Pebley
Vermillion unknown family
Violet Laxton unknown
Wain Brown unknown (probably Wayne Brown)
Walter Jeffers murdered in Huntsville
Ward grandson Ward W. Walker, son of Ballard
Will Butler unknown
Winfred Winfred Sharp (male), best friend of her son Ruby
Dr. Andrew Calvin Walker and Corilda Catherine (Owen) Walker; photo courtesy Laura Robbie (Sneed) Stooksbury.

Still in Caryville. 1923 starts a new book, and Corilda made entries for a substantial portion of the year.

Monday, January 1, 1923

Temp 35 AM. Clear, cook, wind. Walter Jeffers got shot and killed at Huntsville, Scott Co., X-mas by Walter Jeffers [sic]. I wash'd little - felt bad all day.

Tuesday, January 2, 1923

Temp 23, part cloudy. Chloe and girls stay hear all eav. Paris went to Knox. Ruby and B.I. went to C'ville to Lodge nite. Wash'd some.

Wednesday, January 3, 1923

Raining little. I clean'd up - burnt old papers - got dinner. 2 O.C. turned cold. Temp 35, north wind - thin clouds. Rab, Dock, and me wrote Bolingers.

Thursday, January 4, 1923

Temp 26 Clear and Cold Temp 5 O.C. 45 - Got card from Paris at Knox.

Friday, January 5, 1923

Temp 48, windy all nite. I was sick all eav-wkness in left side. Strunk and Rab went hunting. Strunk eat support here. Andy Miller came to B.I.'s. Chloe went home with him.

Saturday, January 6, 1923

Clear, most warm, little wind - Rab gone to C'ville to help in C. Store today. Mr. Cross has flu. Rab stay'd till after show. Lu and children came up and stay'd till 7:30 O.C. night.

Sunday, January 7, 1923

Rain, foggie - Still am lonesome. Rab went to C'ville and Paris is at Norma yet. Rab, Dock and me set around and read till bed time.

Monday, January 8, 1923

Ruby working in Crosses Store today at C'ville. Most clear and cool all day. Dock went to the Spring. Cross and wife and boy and Dewey got flu.

Tuesday, January 9, 1923

Temp 46, Hard wind - Ruby's gone to store again this morning - I wonder if I'll write in this book Dec. 1st 1923

Wednesday, January 10, 1923

Clear most of day. Rab work'd in store. Paris came home from Norma. Found hen sittin in woods.

Thursday, January 11, 1923

Temp 24, Clear - I wrote Birdie. Paris is gone to C'ville. Rab never came home last nite. Nite wind blew hard all eav and all nite.

Friday, January 12, 1923

Temp 45 Clear, Wind blow'd all day today. Ruby still working in store. Dock and Paris went to town this eav. I went to see Ballard - he's sick. I scrubbed back room. Put rug down in dining room. Got a letter from Ina.

Saturday, January 13, 1923

Temp 20 Clear - Moon passed over Venus at 5:30 AM. Rab's working in store. Ballard's got flu - had it three days. Awful clear and warm 'cept cool wind from north. Ina said in a letter the wind was blowing awful out there in Colo.

Sunday, January 14, 1923

Rain and windy. Ruby went to S.S.. Rest of us set round and read all day. Wind blew awful hard nite. I never saw as much wind as has been this month.

Monday, January 15, 1923

Partly cloudy, wind and rain eav. Ballard's lots better. Ruby's still in store. Paris goes down and gets wood for B.I. - helps about work.

Tuesday, January 16, 1923

Temp 35 cloudy and cold - Ballard's still better. Rab went back to store. Few drops snow. 3 O.C. most hard wind from north west. Winds have been blowing every eav for past two weeks - blows all nite some nites.

Wednesday, January 17, 1923

Temp 20 Dingy clouds still at 9:30 AM - I've wash'd a little this morning. Ruby's gone back to the store. Paris is hauling hay. Ground froze hard.

Thursday, January 18, 1923

Hardest wind that's been - blow'd all day. I've been sick all day - 2:30 in bed. Ruby's still working in store. Ballard's little worse today. Wind blowed till sundown then rain'd some. Got a letter from Ada and Cl.

Friday, January 19, 1923

Temp 39 Partly cloudy - No wind this AM 5 O.C. Dock and Paris are cleaning up B.I.'s field. Paris plow'd some Wed eav. He gets wood for B.I. while he's sick. 2 PM Clear. Still and warm Temp 62. Seems strange for the wind not to be blowing. Dock and Paris gone to town.

Saturday, January 20, 1923

I was sick all day. Rain'd part of the day. Ballard's pretty bad with his back set on flu.

Sunday, January 21, 1923

B.I. is sore all over. Can't hardly walk on his left leg this morning. I wrote Birdie. Ruby went to S.S..

Monday, January 22, 1923

Cloudy all day. Nothing doing. Ruby went to the store again this morning. I wash'd little. Wrote Birdie yesterday. Sent to office today.

Tuesday, January 23, 1923

Temp 32 noon. Rain and sleet all over trees and bushes. 2 O.C. still raining temp still 33. Paris shot some Robbins. Gangs of them have been flying around for three or 4 days. Wind ain't blew for two days. Ruby's in C's store yet. B.I. better. Dark, still raining.

Wednesday, January 24, 1923

Temp 36 Cloudy foggie and drizle 1 O.C. Paris is gone to C'ville this eav. Rab in store yet. B.I.'s better but ain't going out any yet. Lonesomest time I ever saw. Silas W. came - Stay'd all nite. I never slept a bit. Doc was sick and kept me awake.

Thursday, January 25, 1923

Temp 36 Cloudy. Hen came off with 7 chickens. I feel awful bad today - in bed some. Ruby come home - stayed all nite. He just comes home bout twice a week. B.I.'s better. 2 O.C. clear'd off. Temp 45.

Friday, January 26, 1923

Birdie came. Mostly cloudy

Saturday, January 27, 1923

Temp 40 Begin to rain 20 minutes to 12. Rab's in store yet.

Sunday, January 28, 1923

Cool Partly cloudy - Birdie and the boys played games all eav. Cool wind all day.

Monday, January 29, 1923

Temp 31 Birdie went home. I saw Dr. Goliher first time. Paris and Lu went with Birdie to Caryville. Cool wind - just barely blowing. Got letter from Ridenours. They've got flu all but Ida.

Tuesday, January 30, 1923

Rain'd all day. Dark and Foggie. Paris and me and Dad set round and read. Ballard little better.

Wednesday, January 31, 1923

Temp 45, Still cloudy and foggie. Cloudy all day. Ballard can't walk - Rheumatism.

Thursday, February 1, 1923

Temp 50 Cloudy and warm Shower at 8:30. 2:30 still showering. Dock and Paris gone to town. B.I. still sore all over. Paris is doing his work. I wash'd a little this AM. Wash'd off sitting room eav.

Friday, February 2, 1923

Temp 48 Showers - Dock and Paris clear'd a little. I went to Ballards first time in two weeks. Ballard has Rheumatism 11:30 - it's pouring rain. I'm making me a waist flemelette. Began raining at 3 O.C. and rained all eav and is still raining and it's 6:30 PM nite. I went down to see Ballard tween showers.

Saturday, February 3, 1923

Twas 40 last nite - still cloudy and drizzly - rained all night. Temp this AM 49. 9 O.C. Temp 43 - little wind from north. B.I.'s better. Paris is gone to C'ville. I was sick all nite - feel awful bad this AM. 1 O.C. snowing - Temp 40. 2:30 still snowin. Just began to lay on leaves.

Sunday, February 4, 1923

Temp 24 - Never snowed any after dark last nite. Ground ain't froze this AM. Snow is about 2 inches. Ruby's done staying in C's store. B.I.'s little better. Began snowing AM. At 3:30 laying on ground - froze little on top. Temp 24 at 4 O.C. Some wind from N.

Monday, February 5, 1923

Temp 20 Snow 6 inches. P and R haul'd a load of things from C'ville. I wrote Ridenours. Boys went to town - get three sacks meal and 1 half bu. taters.

Tuesday, February 6, 1923

Sleeted some - wind after noon. Temp 2 O.C. 36. Boys got wood for B.I. and us. Snowed a little. Snow melting some. Dark, dreary day. Boys went to town.

Wednesday, February 7, 1923

Temp 28, clear - Snow melted most all off South side. Rab and Paris got wood for B. Went to C'ville eav. Got 24 lb. sugar. Got nice and warm - temp 40 at 4 O.C.

Thursday, February 8, 1923

Temp 33 AM - Rab and Paris got wood. Rab went to town. Got letter from Birdie. Clear - snow melted lots.

Friday, February 9, 1923

Temp 33 - Ruby's gone to Ja'ro on Spark Plug on bu'is for B.I. Paris gone to C'ville. part cloudy. I went down to B.I.'s eav.

Saturday, February 10, 1923

Temp 40 Cloudy - wind cool. Rab Started to Wofford, Ky this Am. 3 PM Paris is gone to C'ville to show. Still cloudy Temp 44. I've just bak'd 2 apple pies. Iron'd some. B.I.'s cow had calf - Rose.

Sunday, February 11, 1923

Temp 36 Still Cloudy - cool wind from north. Paris gone to Caryville. Cloudy all day.

Monday, February 12, 1923

Part cloudy morn. Rain eav and nite. Big storm and thunder nite.

Tuesday, February 13, 1923

Temp 45 - Chloe and Ruby came from Wofford, KY, from Andy Millers - bout 10 O.C. Got a letter from Ina. Was awful sick at bedtime.

Wednesday, February 14, 1923

Temp 29 Clear - cold wind from north. Today's old time Ground Hog Day. 10 O.C. beginning to cloud up - wind blowing harder. Boys are clearing. I got a valentine card from [unreadable] Murley and letter from Ida. B.I. came up here

Thursday, February 15, 1923

Temp 14 Clear Coldest this winter. wind blowing from north. Cold as ice. 12:30 O.C. wind blowin hard from north - Temp 34. Had bad spell with my heart - lasted all eav until 7:30.

Friday, February 16, 1923

Temp 13 above. Cold wind blowing this morning. Evening time froze up. Last nite coldest of winter - so far. Rab went to town to singing.

Saturday, February 17, 1923

Temp 15 - clear - cold wind 8 AM. Boys are getting wood for Ballard. I'm weak yet, but not so bad as I have been for past few days. 4 O.C. wind still blowing, clouding up - Temp 38.

Sunday, February 18, 1923

Temp 3 above. Everything froze up. Cold wind north. Little snow. Wind blow'd awful till midnite. First time its been this cold for 5-6 years. 12 O.C. Temp 30, 2 O.C. Temp 33. Aeroplane over. Cold wind. 4:30 O.C. Temp 30.

Monday, February 19, 1923

Temp 10 Cloudy. 4 O.C. Temp 32. B.I. and kids and Lu was up here after noon awhile. Little cold wind.

Tuesday, February 20, 1923


Wednesday, February 21, 1923

Paris and Ballard cleared.

Thursday, February 22, 1923

Dock and Paris cleared. Rab's sick. Got me a skirt.

Friday, February 23, 1923

Temp 32 Part Cloudy. Cold wind from north. Get card from Della and letter from Frank. Lu took eggs to town. One of our hens gone.

Saturday, February 24, 1923

Temp 13, Clear and still cool - 10 O.C. wind from east. Cold, Temp 30 at 3 O.C. Still and warmer temp 49 - 4 O.C. Vermillion girls and Chloe came. B.I. haul'd hay on sled. Ruby went to C'ville afternoon.

Sunday, February 25, 1923

Temp 34, Smoky, Part cloudy. 10 O.C. Temp 42. Paris most down with cold and cough.

Monday, February 26, 1923

Ruby and Paris both got colds and coughs. Stay'd in house all day. Rain'd all day. Nite Temp 49.

Tuesday, February 27, 1923

Temp 46 Part cloudy all day and foggie. 12 O.C. Temp 50. Boys stay'd in all day. I wash'd some.

Wednesday, February 28, 1923

Temp 42 Cloudy and foggie. Sun shine some. Wind from North. I wash'd little. Boys better.

Thursday, March 1, 1923

Temp 33 - Cold wind from north - part cloudy - snow on top of high mountains. Boys are sawing wood. 10 O.C. Temp 49, wind still blowing - clear'd off - wind still blowing but its out the west. Boys, B.I. and Lu gone to town. First time B.I.'s been over there since he got sick most two months.

Friday, March 2, 1923

I took or get down sick night.

Saturday, March 3, 1923

Rain'd all day.

Sunday, March 4, 1923

Temp 50 Rained till noon. Rab stayed at town all day. B.I.'s up here while in eav. I feel bad today. Hurting in back and head and weak - surely not.

Monday, March 5, 1923

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Tuesday, March 6, 1923


Wednesday, March 7, 1923

I got up - got most of breakfast. Help'd get. I'm in bed and out all day. Feel weak and hurt some yet.

Thursday, March 8, 1923

Felt some better.

Friday, March 9, 1923

Part cloudy and windy all day. I began taking Dr. Pierce's med. Feel awful bad. Been helping cook 2 days.

March 10-March 12, 1923


Tuesday, March 13, 1923

Planted mustard and lettuce bed. Windy - part cloudy.

Wednesday, March 14, 1923

Plowed garden here. Nice and warm.

Thursday, March 15, 1923

Windy all day. Ruby went to Knox and Bailiton. Cloudy PM and awful hard wind from south till 8 O.C. then [unreadable]

Friday, March 16, 1923

Temp 55 Hard wind and rain storm last nite. 2 O.C. to 3 O.C. snowing. Cold wind from north. Wind didn't blow after sundown.

Saturday, March 17, 1923

Temp 23 AM Clear, little wind from north. Cold as ice. Wind didn't blow last nite. Temp 50 after noon.

Sunday, March 18, 1923

Temp 48 Very nice day. Some hard afternoon. Verlie and Dewey came, stayed all day. Mr. McGee and wife came eav and stay'd while. Temp 60 afternoon.

Monday, March 19, 1923

Temp 30 AM Wind from north, turning cold fast. 9 O.C. Temp 22 - snowing. 7:30 nite Temp 17. "gee" it's cold and we've got a big fire. I got supper on fire place. Rab's gone to Bailiton yet.

Tuesday, March 20, 1923

Temp 12 6 AM. 9:30 cold wind from north B. and P. putting up wire fence. Water froze in fire room.

Wednesday, March 21, 1923

Temp 32 B.I. and P. made chicken lot. Cloudy part of day - windy. Afternoon Temp 50.

Thursday, March 22, 1923

Temp 45 Raining. Got a card from Rab at Bailiton.

Friday, March 23, 1923

Temp 60 AM Raining - some wind. Ruby came home. Cloudy all day. No rain afternoon. Rab got new spring suit while he was in Knox. Hen wean'd chickens. Lay'd.

Saturday, March 24, 1923

Temp 32. Boys put up wire fence 4 noon. Clear til 12 O.C. Some clouds one O.C. Wind from north Temp 57. Lettuce is coming up. I went down to B.I.'s eav. 3 O.C. Clear and some wind Temp 55.

Sunday, March 25, 1923

AM clear Temp 29 12 O.C. High wind. Boys gone to S.S..

Monday, March 26, 1923

Temp 42 Most clear, windy. I planted poppy seed. B. and P. to work at C'ville.

Tuesday, March 27, 1923

AM Temp 34 Part cloudy. Paris is plowing. Rab and Dock making onion bed back of house here - lettuce and mustard up nicely. 10 O.C. little wind from North, thin cloud, cool. 3 O.C. Temp 65 - Little wind, most clear. P. & R. are building chicken house this eav. I planted little row radish and beet, gou [gourd?] seed and another onion bed.

Wednesday, March 28, 1923

Temp 44 Cloudy (thin) wind from northwest. Paris gone to work with B.I. at Caryville. Ruby's working out on chicken house. Paris and Ballard are working for Shultz today.

Thursday, March 29, 1923

Put chickens in lot. Warm, Part cloudy. B. & P. work'd C'ville. Got 8 hens in Pa lot now and 7 friers.

Friday, March 30, 1923

Cloudy, warm, smokey - 3 O.C. and 4:30 wind hard from northwest. Covr'd chicken house. P. & B. work'd at C'ville.

Saturday, March 31, 1923

AM Temp 16 - Clear all day - wind from north. Cold as ice. 5 PM Temp 34 - wind still blowing.

Sunday, April 1, 1923

Easter Sun. AM Temp 17 - Clear except few thin clouds in east and south - little cold wind from east at 9 O.C. Boys gone to C'ville to S.S.. We all took dinner at B.I.'s 3 O.C. Temp 55 - Wind blowing cool from east.

Monday, April 2, 1923

AM Temp 27 - Part cloudy, little wind, cool. Rab and I planted flowers AM. P. & B. working at C'ville.

Tuesday, April 3, 1923

AM Temp 55. Cloudy, rain from 9 O.C. til 12 O.C. - wind rose from south bout 12. P. & B. working at C'ville. 3 O.C. raining again - some wind. Got Letter from Ina. Some hail, hard wind and rain 4 O.C.

Wednesday, April 4, 1923

AM Temp 54, 8 O.C. raining - strate down - no wind. Dock's reading, Paris figgering, Rab's drawing. I've got an awful headache, as usual. Quit raining bout 4 O.C. 8 O.C. bout clear and still, Temp 58. I been sick all day.

Thursday, April 5, 1923

Temp 58 Hard wind, thunder and rain in nite and raining this AM and wind from west - it's 9:30. 12 O.C. showering yet with hard wind - wind rain, hale 4 O.C.

Friday, April 6, 1923

Temp 39 AM Most clear - cold wind from east. B. & P. working at C'ville. 3 O.C. warm, no wind and clear. I planted some sunflower seeds and lettuce. Ruby dug up yard eav. Prettiest day this spring.

Saturday, April 7, 1923

Clear temp 32. Hard wind began 10:30. Dug up yard yesterday and plowed rest of it today. Wind blowing hard. Clear yet 2:30.

Sunday, April 8, 1923

Temp 59 AM wind. Storm and rain in the nite. 10 O.C. hard wind. Part cloudy. Boys gone to S.S.

Monday, April 9, 1923

Temp 35. Planted beets and radishes and onions down at B.I.'s. Still, except little cold wind from north. Clear nite.

Tuesday, April 10, 1923

AM part cloudy Temp 33. Planted Parsnips and peas, Rab and me. P. & B. sow'd oats and clover. 2 O.C. warm wind and looks like rain. I've not hardly set down til 1 O.C. Wrote Birdie some one O.C. 6 O.C. - clear, some wind. Birdie and Opal came. Hickory Mill at Norma burn'd.

Wednesday, April 11, 1923

Temp 40, Clear and Smoky. Burnt brush nite. Got a letter from Frank and Rosa.

Thursday, April 12, 1923

Temp 40 Clear and Smoky. Clouded up nite and rain a little bout 9 O.C.

Friday, April 13, 1923

AM Raining - rain'd most all nite. Birdie stay'd down at B.I.'s. Opal up here.

Saturday, April 14, 1923

AM 7 O.C. Raining. Clear last nite after dark. P., R., Opal, Chloe and [unreadable] girls went to C'ville to show nite. Birdie stay'd down at B.I.'s nite.

Sunday, April 15, 1923

AM 38, clear, sunshine. Birdie, J. P. and Opal gone to S.S.. 1:30 wind rising from east - cool - some clouds. Nothing putting out but some grass and a few plum trees. Peaches are beginning to bloom, but it stays so cold they can't do no good.

Monday, April 16, 1923

AM Cold wind - few clouds. Had wild greens for supper.

Tuesday, April 17, 1923

AM Temp 44, Cloudy. 9 O.C. Sprinkling rain. Birdie and Opal started home to Knox. Ruby went with them to Caryville. Paris and B.I. working at town. 6 O.C. Partly cloudy Temp 50. Wrote Ridenours. Birdie and Opal went home.

Wednesday, April 18, 1923

AM Temp 33, Clear, cool. 1 O.C. hard wind from north, cool. I wrote Ridenours long letter. Sent it today. P. and B. working at C. I planted some beets, radishes and tomatoes here.

Thursday, April 19, 1923

AM Temp 42, clear. 12 O.C. some wind, hot sunshine. I went down and help'd Lu plant flowers. Planted some here. Dock's gone to C. - Rab, Paris and B.I. plowing and cleaning orchard.

Friday, April 20, 1923

AM Temp 42, clear this morning. 9 O.C. Smoky still. 1 O.C. wind blowing hard. Ruby and Paris went to town to hear the radio at Opera House. Boys got a letter from Opal W.

Saturday, April 21, 1923

AM 6 O.C. Temp 30, hard wind all nite. Raining a little. Trees (some few) are getting green. Sasafras and Redbuds in bloom. Apple trees are beginning to show up a little. Think Peaches are kill'd. Hard wind all day. Read in paper about H'villes store sail rama

Sunday, April 22, 1923

Clear as can be. 1 O.C. still clear - wind been blowing since 9 O.C. Temp 85. Ruby went to S.S. Mrs. Parks and children visited B.I.'s all day.

Monday, April 23, 1923

Clear, 9 O.C. wind, Part cloudy. Boys plowing corn ground. 2 O.C. Just now begun to rain. Wind been blowing hard for an hour. Got letter from Birdie this morning. 5 O.C. stop'd raining - still cloudy.

Tuesday, April 24, 1923

Temp 60 - rain and thunder in night last nite. Some clouds this morning - no wind yet but cool breeze. Paris and Ruby snaking log out of new ground. All trees getting green at once. Woods are half green. We scrubb'd sitting room. 2 O.C. wind blowing rite smart.

Wednesday, April 25, 1923


Thursday, April 26, 1923

Planted corn all day. Some wind.

Friday, April 27, 1923

Temp 55 - Part cloudy and windy. Paris plow'd. Got letter from Ridenours. Put new Congolium Rug down in the kitchen. Cost $16.00.

Saturday, April 28, 1923

Temp 60 Raining 2 O.C. Hard wind and still raining.

Sunday, April 29, 1923

Temp 50 1 O.C. - Partly clear and windy. 4 O.C. - Part cloudy and cool wind. B.I.'s family took dinner here. Ruby went to S.S. Ballard and boys went to C'ville eav. Lu and kids and Chloe and Julie all gone home. Seems still as a mouse.

Monday, April 30, 1923

Temp 46 - clear, wind from northeast. Boys are working on Crosses' store. I planted Balsam in bucket.

Tuesday, May 1, 1923

Paris birthday. Temp 40, windy. Planted flowed in square box.

Wednesday, May 2, 1923

I planted some cucumber in onion bed. Planted some flower seed in front yard by path - front. Planted wonder berry seed at the end of lettuce bed.

Thursday, May 3, 1923

Planted corn eavning.

Friday, May 4, 1923

Cloudy all day til 2 O.C. Raining. Boys gone to town. Burned off new ground this AM.

May 5-6, 1923


Monday, May 7, 1923

Sow'd grass seed 2nd time. Paris came back from Knoxville. Got me new dark Percal skirt. I had to put my winter clothes back on.

Tuesday, May 8, 1923

Rain'd this morning till 9 O.C. Paris made screen doors. Stop'd raining. We planted corn till 3:30 in eav. Hard wind and rain at 4 O.C. Turned cold. Hominy snow'd at 6 O.C. Cold wind still blowing from north 42 6 O.C.

Wednesday, May 9, 1923

Temp 37 Cold wind from northwest. Spit snow least bit. 8 O.C. Temp 40 - wind not so hard - cloudy. We're sitting by a big fire. 2 O.C. Temp 50 - wind still blowing hard. Paris made and hung screen door. Snow on tops of high mountains.

Thursday, May 10, 1923

Temp 38 Clear, little wind from west - cool.

Friday, May 11, 1923

Temp 39. Part cloudy and windy this morning. 4 O.C. wind still blowing. Partly cloudy.

Saturday, May 12, 1923

Temp 30 - wind blow'd hard all nite and a thunder and rain storm bout 2 O.C. in nite. Still raining and hard wind 9 O.C.

Sunday, May 13, 1923

Part cloudy.

Monday, May 14, 1923

Clear at 5 O.C. Cloudy and windy at 10 O.C. I've still got my winter underwear on.

Tuesday, May 15, 1923

One year ago today we moved here. Cool and cloudy.

Wednesday, May 16, 1923

Cool and cloudy - some wind.

Thursday, May 17, 1923

Very nice day. 4 O.C. little cloudy. Sunshine most all day. Some wind. Nicest day been in a month. We wrote Ridenours letter.

Friday, May 18, 1923

Partly cloudy and still. We worked out garden down at B.I.'s.

Saturday, May 19, 1923

Temp 79 Planted new ground. Partly cloudy - hot, little wind. Clouded up at 4 O.C. Began raining at 6 O.C. Boys are gone to Caryville.

Sunday, May 20, 1923

Raining night - straight down. 9 O.C. rain stop'd. Temp 60. Little wind - cool. Never rained any all nite. Last sowing of grass beginning to show little green.

Monday, May 21, 1923

Cloudy. Paris and Ruby working at C'ville. 2 O.C. Part cloudy - some wind. Things are looking little better since it been warmer last few days. I wash'd some.

Thursday, May 24, 1923

Mostly cloudy till afternoon. Sun shone a while. 4 O.C. - sprinkling, some wind. The hard winds have stop'd at last.

Saturday, May 26, 1923

Got a letter from Birdie. J.P. has measles.

Sunday, May 27, 1923

The locusts are just roaring in the woods.

Tuesday, May 29, 1923

Still cloudy and drizzly. Sun don't hardly ever shine.

Friday, June 1, 1923

Partly cloudy, warm. Ruby's working for Luther Sharp in store today. I help'd work some in the garden down at B.I.'s.

Saturday, June 2, 1923

Partly cloudy. 2 O.C. Temp 90. Hottest day, so far. Ruby's working in same store today. Locusts are roaring in the woods.

August 20, 1923

Got new white oil cloth for eating table today 20th.

August 21, 1923

Lizzie Click left here 21st.

Friday, September 7, 1923

Made grape jelly - Put grapes in jar to make wine.

Wednesday, October 17, 1923

Some flowers in bloom yet. Chrishanthumums Most of woods brown and yellow. No frost here yet. Little at B.I.'s Hasn't rain'd for 4 weeks here.

Thursday, November 8, 1923

Ruby went to Norma.

Saturday, November 10, 1923

Ruby came back from Norma. Chloe and Rosa came home with him. Awful pretty day.

Sunday, November 11, 1923

I saw butterflys on the Chisthamums today. Some sprouts are green yet on stumps. Prettiest day I most ever saw. Little cool wind.

Tuesday, November 13, 1923

Rosa went over to Verlie's today. Awful pretty day.

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