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1918

Sunday, December 29, 1918

Sunday, December 29, 1918

A clear colde day we were all at home this morning. Charley Hutcherson came here a little while this morning.

I went to George Blairs and eat dinner. They had a fine dinner turkey & olde ham and everything else that it takes to make a good meal. They had a lot of company Ben & Josie and the children eat dinner at Carries. They had a good dinner - old ham & custard & cakes of several kinds Ben & Marvin went to Gretna to meet Miss Snead. She is at Lees to night. Whit Short was buried this evening 8 o'clock

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1919

Saturday, January  4, 1919

Saturday, January 4, 1919

A clear colde day. Ben & Josie and Virginia come home this morning between two & three oclock. They said that they had a fine time at Woodings.

I got breakfast. Josie got dinner. She baked cocoa nut pies for dinner. Ben and Owen sawed some wood this evening. Virginia went home this evening.

Nearly all of Lee Brumfields people is sick. I feel so troubled a bout so much sickness.

8 30 oclock

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Sunday, January  5, 1919

Sunday, January 5, 1919

Cloudy most of the day Ben went to John Hutchersons a while this morning

I went to Marvins and eat dinner. Carrie had a good dinner Josie and the children staid at home. Lee_s people is sick. Some of them very sick. I am so uneasy a bout them I want to hear from all of the children so bad hope I may hear soon.

We are having a very colde spell of weather

8 oclock

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Monday, January  6, 1919

Monday, January 6, 1919

A clear colde day

Ben and Owen hauled some feed and wood this morning. This evening Owen went to Strait Stone and Cedar Forest. Ben went to Lee Brumfields after some lumber. I sowed some. Josie got dinner. Finished the edge on Ednas petticoat.

Some of Lees folks is mighty sick.

9 oclock

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Tuesday, January  7, 1919

Tuesday, January 7, 1919

A clear colde day

Ben worked on Owens house most of the day. Josie done a big washin. I staid with the children and got dinner this evening. Ben and Josie went to Jim Powers Rufus and Max Car is visiting their mother

Miss Snead left Lee Brumfields to day. Charley Hutcherson carried her to Gretna. That is what Lee tolde Josie over the phone

8 30 oclock

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Sunday, January 12, 1919

Sunday, January 12, 1919

A good day we all staid at home until evening.

Jim & Ben and I went to Marvins. Reese & Paul and Roy come here a while this evening. Today was Henry Brumfields birth day. He was born January the 12th 1833.

If he could of lived he would be 86 years olde.

I am glad that them that is living are well at this time. There is so much sickness that I am in constant dread that some that is dear to me will have the dreadful disease and die as so many others has that was dear to some one.

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Thursday, January 16, 1919

Thursday, January 16, 1919

A clear day.

Ben & Jim worked on Owens house. Josie got dinner and straitened up the cook room. Washed & filled up the lamps and made some candy.

I went to see Mollie this evening they were all well up there. They had heard that Clifton was sick. I hope that he may be well soon.

Josie started to Danville while I was there.

Marvin pulled down his olde barn today. Ben & Josie was asked to a dance tonight. They did not go.

Jim and Ben & Josie are playing cards tonight. I think they had better go to bed.

9 o'clock

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Friday, January 17, 1919

Friday, January 17, 1919

A rainy day. Jim & Ben worked on Owens house some today. They went to Mr Worshams sale at Renan. They did not buy any thing. Josie and I have spent most of the day mending on the clothes.

Josie went to Carries through the rain. They were all getting on very well up there.

Clifton Reynolds has bin very sick. Heard today that he is improving. I was very glad to hear that. Ben had a letter from John today he was well.

10 o'clock

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Thursday, January 23, 1919

Thursday, January 23, 1919

A rainy day. Ben and Jim finished at Owens house then stripped tobacco the rest of the day. I helped strip until twelve then I knit most of the evening.

Josie got dinner. She had a good dinner.

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.

9 o'clock

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Saturday, February  8, 1919

Saturday, February 8, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim went to Mr Hutcherson. Woodings and got a pig then stripped tobacco a while then fixed to go to Chatham. Marvin went with them. They got some [logs?/dogs?] Ben & Tim Emerson went to Strait Stone to the lodge. They have just got home now.

I helped to strip tobacco nearly all day. Henry B & Luke and Norman Owen tied for me this evening. We had finished what was in the pit and was on our way to the house when Mr Jim Emerson & Sarah Emerson and two children come. I was glad to see them.

Josie got dinner. I heard this evening that Denia Blair is sick. I am very sorry to hear it. Hope she may get well soon. I want to go to see her soon.

11: oclock

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Tuesday, February 11, 1919

Tuesday, February 11, 1919

A good day. The men folks hauled feed all the morning, finished a plant bed and plowed up a potatoe patch this evening. Josie finished Edna's dress today. Josie got a letter from Mary Brumfield to day.

I worked some button holes in Eva Smith's aprons & carried them home. Marvin is very much complaining this evening. Something killed one of my hens last night.

Edna did not go to school to day. She has a bad colde

9 10 oclock

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Wednesday, February 12, 1919

Wednesday, February 12, 1919

A good day. Ben finished stripping his crop of tobacco today. Jim & Owen and I and Josie helped him.

Josie got dinner. Marvin come to the barn a few minutes. He is very bad off with a colde. Josie and Franklin has a bad colde.

Tonight Ben and Jim has gone to Strait Stone. We was out of oil and coffee.

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Saturday, February 15, 1919

Saturday, February 15, 1919

A colde windy day. We stripped tobacco most of the day. Ben is complaining of sickness so much he has not worked much today. Jim and Owen put up the heater at Owens house this evening. Charlie Hutcherson loaded his truck with tobacco for Marvin & Ben this evening. Josie got dinner. She is nearly sick. Jim has gone to Marvins tonight has not got back yet.

9 oclock

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Sunday, February 16, 1919

Sunday, February 16, 1919

A clear day and the wind did blow. Most every one is feeling bad. Jim & Ben staid at home all day and rambled a round the fields. I got the dinner except making the bread. We had chicken and cream pie.

I went to Marvins a while this evening. They have nearly all got bad colds.

There was a crowd of boys here this evening, the Owens & Dews Mayhew & Edmons

8 oclock

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Tuesday, February 18, 1919

Tuesday, February 18, 1919

A clear colde day. Ben plowed all day. Jim cut wood. Owen come from Altavista this morning. Perry Dews went to meet him at the Island. Josie washed this morning and went to Marvins this evening. Marvin stripped tobacco the last he has. Henry went to school.

10 o clock

I had a letter from Julia Ferguson to day.

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Wednesday, February 19, 1919

Wednesday, February 19, 1919

A beautiful day.

Willie Mayhew and Ben Brumfield started to South Boston this evening with Paul Bennetts tobacco and some for Marvin Smith. That is all the tobacco that they have to sell.

Jim cut wood all day. Owen plowed this evening.

Josie went to see Mollie Reynolds this evening.

Franklin has been feeling bad to day. Janie Brumfield come with Henry home to night from school. They are having a big time tonight.

I had a letter from John Brumfield to day.

8:30 oclock

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Thursday, February 20, 1919

Thursday, February 20, 1919

A colde cloudy day.

Owen plowed. Jim cut wood.

Ben come from South Boston this evening. He his is not feeling well tonight. He solde Pauls tobacco to day. I don't know what it brought. He has not tolde me. Irvin Lewis come this morning and got my calf. I paid him one dollar to carrie it.

Marvin carried Kates chickens to Long Island this morning. Virginia went with him. Marvin brought Jims pigs from Renan this evening. Lewis brought them from Gretna

I went to Kates today and to see Mag. She was not at home. I come home with Marvin on the car.

9 oclock

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Friday, February 21, 1919

Friday, February 21, 1919

A bad day. There was more snow on the ground than had bin this winter. It is all gone to night.

Josie ironed this evening.

Jim & Ben went to Renan this evening. Mr. Owen & Board Dews went to Mr. Jessie Mays sale. Marvin Smith bought Kate Harvey two pigs to day. He bought them from Robert Starkey. I am so glad that he could get them.

Franklin is sick I am afraid. He is so cross.

Henry did not go to school to day.

9 oclock

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Sunday, February 23, 1919

Sunday, February 23, 1919

A cleared day. Ben and Jim walked a round most all day. Josie got dinner. She is bad off with colde. I am uneasy a bout her. I went to George Blairs this morning. The young folks was gone to church. Otho & Sallie come with them home. They had a nice dinner. Had a turkey and cake. I enjoyed it very much.

8 oclock

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Monday, February 24, 1919

Monday, February 24, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim & Owen cut and hauled some wood and sawed it this evening. Edna has bin sick to day. Josie has a bad cough. I got dinner.

I went to Marvins this evening. Kate Harvey was there. She was pieceing a bed quilt. Brought sewing she had done for Carrie.

Well I am a sleep. Well qu [sic]

8 oclock

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Tuesday, February 25, 1919

Tuesday, February 25, 1919

A very bad day. Rained a bout all day. Some fox hunters come by here this morning. They hunted all the morning. I don't know a bout there catching anything or not. I guess they got wet.

Jim & Ben and Owen and Marvin all played cards this evening a while.

The boys fix up the olde cotton gin and gined some cotton. I had intended going to Richmond to morrow but will not go. It has rained so much that we could hardly get to the depo.

I comenced a cap for Josie that she intends to give to Ella Hubard. Josie is bad off with a colde.

8 oclock

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Wednesday, February 26, 1919

Wednesday, February 26, 1919

A clear good day. Ben started to Richmond this morning. I have felt disapointed all day but I think it is best that I did not go. Josie is bad off with colde so she cant hardly go. Jim cut wood all day. Owen went to the mill this morning.

I have done most of the work today. Sallie Blair commenced to teach school to day. Mr Lewis carried Ben to Gretna. I heard from my calf to day. It brought me $20 12/cts.

9 oclock

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Thursday, February 27, 1919

Thursday, February 27, 1919

A good day. Jim & Owen cut wood this morning. Hauled some hay this evening. Ben is in Richmond I guess. Hope he may have a good time. Josie is still bad off with colde.

Jim went to the store to night.

Posie Reynolds brought Nellie from Chatham this evening. She got here just after dark.

Odie Kellie come today and got a box to send some chickens to market.

I finished knitting Ella Hubards cap to night.

Jim has just come home.

11 oclock

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Friday, February 28, 1919

Friday, February 28, 1919

Rain to day. Jim & Owen cut some. The fox hunters caught a fox this evening near Mr. Edmons's. They run it all day.

There is a party at the school house selling boxes. Henry went with Mr Mayhew & Owen.

Ben got home from Richmond to night. Marvin met him at Mr. Bailiss.

Josie is feeling some better to day.

Nellie has bin sick to day.

Henry has not come home yet to night.

9 oclock

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Saturday, March  1, 1919

Saturday, March 1, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim cut wood all day. They have gone to the store at Renan to night. Mr Mayhew come here tonight but did not stay as the boys was gone. Josie is some better off at this time. Nellie was sick to day. Josie baked pies for dinner today.

Henry & Reese went to Renan this morning. Josie sent for Salmon. This evening they went to the school house after Sophia the dog. I went to Marvins a while this evening. They were all well. Eva has commenced cralling.

9 oclock

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Monday, March  3, 1919

Monday, March 3, 1919

A good day. Ben & Owen cut half the day in the pines. Ben went this evening to a cutting match at George Blairs. Jim worked on the orchard all day & did not finish it. Josie is feeling some better of her colde. Bettie Rosser washed for Josie to day. She washes fine. Heard to day that Elsie East has a new boy. I hope they get on well.

8 oclock

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Tuesday, March 11, 1919

Tuesday, March 11, 1919

A cool windy day the men folks put on the canvas for their plant beds this morning and cut & mauled this evening.

Kate Harvey come a few minutes to day. She eat dinner with us. She brought me some homony. I went with her part the way home. I carried Edna & Franklin to Marvins and Carrie looked after them while I went to Posie Reynolds and got some turnip salit.

We heard to day that Tom Lumpkins and Tom Johnson was dead, one of them at Danville and one at New Port News. Johnson Reynolds went to Danville to be at Lumpkins burial.

Jim got a letter from Nellie telling him that Mr Walker is very sick.

Jim & Ben walked over to the store at Renan to night. Mr Lewis was not there so they come home soon and went to bed.

10 oclock

I finished pickin the 1919 crop of cotton to night.

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Wednesday, March 12, 1919

Wednesday, March 12, 1919

A colde morning. Ice plenty by twelve. It was pleasant.

The men folks shucked some corn and hauled it up. Hauled the storks[sic] and cut them up.

Ben went to Renan after oil. Edna & Franklin went with him. Ben had a card from Josie. She was on her way to W Va. I hope she may have a good time. We certainly do miss her & will be so glad when she gets back.

10 oclock

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Friday, March 28, 1919

Friday, March 28, 1919

A clear colde day. Jim cut. Owen hauled some. Ben went to Willie Mayhews and cut some wood and to Tom Peaks. To night Ben & Jim has gone to Lewis's Store.

Josie got dinner. I sowed on a quilt that I commenced some time a go. I finished to day.

Kate Harvey come a few minutes this morning. She come on Mrs Owens car & walked home. Josie went to Marvins a little while this evening.

Henry cut his finger to night and fainted while his mother wrapped it up.

9:10 oclock

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Monday, March 31, 1919

Monday, March 31, 1919

A colde windy day.

Jim plowed all day. Ben helped Jim Emerson work on his car all day. Mrs Owen is sick. Mr Owen did not work to day. Heard tonight that Dr Owens baby has croup. Hope she may soon get well.

I went to Carries this evening. They were all well. Marvin was workin in his garden. He is good hand in a garden.

Henry & Edna went to school today. To night Edna put her stockins on some wood by the fire and they cough afire and burnt the feet off.

9:30 oclock

Heard to day that Lucius Gravelys wife has a daughter.

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