November 1, 1941
Grandma & Grandpa had a weack. Are still here. Picked cotton 121 G-+G stayed alnight. Seen ?Dressed to Kill?
November 15, 1941
Went to Eva?s and pull cotton got 202. Got 71 in one weighting. Went to town. Seen show. ?Happy Long Caccy.?
December 10, 1941
We drowed names Louise got mine. I don?t like her. I got Betty Jean put I traded and got Joe Hamilton.
November 9, 1942
We shaked peanuts all day. Jewel, Irene and another girl helped. We got through. O?boy am I glad.
November 16, 1942
Went to school, we are while making a Etiqutte Scrap Book in Home Make.
November 25, 1942
We pulled boles at a place 3 mi north of town. Got 358 lb. Irene drove. Stayed at Edward?s.
December 1, 1942
Gas rasioning went in affect today. I wish it hadn?t. We get four gallons.
December 10, 1942
Went to school. Got order in. Tonight we listened to the story?s over the radio.
December 14, 1942
Pulled boles this evening. Jewels pulled. Got 205. Daddy & Mama took our first bail town.
December 21, 1942
The bus didn?t come. Daddy was done all day. Sit around all day and fought and fussed.
November 2, 1943
Stayed out of school. Pull boles all day. Sure am tired. Blew sand. Roses are helping us pull our cotton.
November 3, 1943
Thrashed peanuts all day. Sherry?s helping us. Pretty tired.
November 13, 1943
Pulled boles. Preston came in. He and Estelle got married. I sure hope they make a go of it. Went town tonight. Rode around & went mid-night show with Georgia, Samford, Eva, Mozelle.
November 25, 1943
Thanksgiving. We thrashed the peanuts we had hauled. Had a Thanksgiving dinner. It rained and got cold.
November 27, 1943
Went to town this evening. Seen the show.?It Ain?t Hay.? Seen Lillie Belle. Stayed all night with her. Her uncle (1Cool and nice looking is staying with them.
December 9, 1943
It rained all day. I hate rain. Awful cold. The bus slide off the road at the lake. I walked home. Wright?s tractor pulled it out.
December 21, 1943
Went school. There sure are a lot of sissy?s in B.H.S. They make me sick, the girls too. Be glad when out of holidays.
November 5, 1944
Was going to school. Staying out because of football game. Pulled boles all day, hard. I am going to buy me a suit & coat.
November 6, 1944
Blue Monday. Went school. Pulled boles this evening. Wind blewing hard, got very little. Heard Estelle?s got baby boy, Zeddie Lee.
November 16, 1944
Mama came early this morning. Estelle and baby are fine. What you know, It snowed. Almost all day, big flakes, but rainy too so melted it.
December 20, 1944
Killed hogs. Went school. Tonight studied. Mama and Daddy went to Opal and Carl?s to take them some meat.
December 28, 1944
Didn?t do much. Mozelle stayed all night with Alline. Georgia going to take business college. Went show with Walter. Sat in the yard and just talked till Mama had to call.
August 10, 1945
Preston plowed. Good war news. I went up Eva?s after supper, stayed all night. Winston & I went after Eva. She is awful disagreeable these days.
August 14, 1945
Mozelle and I painted the west & east side of house for second time. About 6:00 this evening the war was declared over. Oh. boy. Irene came.
August 18, 1945
Man, it?s hot. We all went to town this evening and Preston, Estelle, Eva, Mozelle here & I went show tonight and rode around & by the radio dance. Looked like a drinking contest.
August 21, 1945
Got up early. Went to school with Wright?s. Betty, Elaine, Billie Lee, and I registered together. Went town. Home for dinner. Sewed on dress this evening. Daddy & Mama taking Preston & Estelle to Post tonight.
August 23, 1945
Cleaned house. I finished my green dress. It look O.K. Started making sack skirt.
August 25, 1945
Went to town this evening & went to Grandma?s. All us kids found out we have head lise. I never dreamed. I?ve got raises in hair too. Real sore. Got some Jap money from Ben.
August 27, 1945
All of us kids tied of heads up with vinegar. Oh, foot, of all the luck we have.
November 6, 1945
School as always. Alline & Burton at home. Got letter from S.D. saying I had made fun of his letters. Ha. Made me plenty mad I answered him too.
November 17, 1945
Shock peanuts all day. Boy my hands hurt, ok, and how. 72 rows. We town and to the show tonight. Nobody in town.
Nov. 23, 1945. Hilter & Mussiline both have been reported dead and war going pretty good.
November 29, 1945
Ima Gertrude has been sick. Have been taking my lunch most every day this week and then typing. I like to type
December 29, 1945
Preston, Mozelle, and I hauled and ground feed this morning. Estelle and some headed maise for Preston this evening. All maise on the ground. Went to town and to a sorry show tonight.