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1918

Wednesday, January  9, 1918

Wednesday, January 9, 1918

A fairly good day. Ben hauled wood most of the day worked at something all day. Josie is feeling some better to day. She sewed some. I got dinner. Josie got supper. The first day that we have had three meals this year. I went to Marvin_s this evening. Kate Harvey was there making Carrie a dress. I commenced to knit a pair of wristlets for Charley Harvey. I have bin at work on an apron to night. I intend to give it to one of Hattie Gilberts children.

9 30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, July  2, 1918

Tuesday, July 2, 1918

A good bright day.

The men folks plowed in the corn. Marvin got up hay. Josie washed.

Mrs Owen and Mrs Winston and Hattie Gilbert all gave us a mess of snaps to day. We have got good neighbors.

This evening Henry and I walked to Mr Creasys fish pond. The water is so low that you cant fish in it to catch anything.

We come back by Kates. She was at home by her self. Virginia was at Reynolds's. 10 oclock

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Saturday, November 16, 1918 (revised)

Saturday, November 16, 1918 (revised)

A cloudy day. Mr Layne was here early this morning after his calf that was here. They caught it and then could not carrie it home. It was so sullen they could not make it go. Ben and Owen lost a bought two hours with it. Ben put a yoke on one of the cows here this morning.

Doris Brumfield and Christenia Reynolds come a while this evening. I went to Carries a few minutes this evening.

Ben and Josie has gone to Lee Brumfields to night.

William Gilbert brough the clothes that Hattie washed after they was gone.

10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Saturday, August 30, 1919

Saturday, August 30, 1919

Cloudy but no rain to speak of. We need rain.

Jim staid at the barn all day and is there yet.

Ben & Owen and the boys cut tobacco. They finished Owens and Jims. They are at the barn now stringing leaves.

Josie got dinner.

This evening I went and got some sweet potatoes and washed them.

I went to Marvins a little while late this evening. Carrie was makeing Roy a blouse. I brought it home with me and have finished the button holes & sewed on the buttons. Marvin had finished tieing Hatties tobacco & commenced on Paul Bennetts.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, September 17, 1919

Wednesday, September 17, 1919

A good day. Ben & Owen and Jim finished cutting corn.

Josie made Edna a dress and made some pickel of pears that she brought from her mothers orchard.

Marvin went to the saw mill twice today. Carrie washed some and ironed. William and Hattie Gilbert (col) picked peas.

I wrote Fannie Emerson a letter today. I went to Marvins this evening. Edna and Franklin went with me. We came by the orchard and picked up some apples.

8:45 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, October  2, 1919

Thursday, October 2, 1919

A good day Ben went for Mrs Car. She was in Lynchburg then he went several places trying to find some one to help him with the work. He could not find any one that would come. Jim stripped tobacco until dinner then he went to the mill. He got home after dark Franklin staid at Carries most of the day

Henry & Edna went to school Hattie worked some for Josie this evening

9:00 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Thursday January  6, 1921

Thursday January 6, 1921

A very good day. Jim stripped tobacco. Ben sawed wood for Mag Brumfield. Henry and Edna went to school. Josie got dinner. She baked a peach pie. I certainly did enjoy it. Hattie Gilbert and washed a big washing for us to do.

I am not well a bit. Hope I will soon feel better.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday February  5, 1921

Saturday February 5, 1921

A cloudy day. Jim and Ben and Owen shucked some corn and toated stalk to the cows then stripped tobacco. Hattie washed some here today. Josie got dinner & supper.

Made a place for little chickens and mended some this evening. Josie went to Carries. I staid with the children. Annie and Ta??ie Doss come. Brought the suit case home. I have got a very bad colde. Hope it will be better soon.

I am so near a sleep that I cant write much.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday December 21, 1921

Wednesday December 21, 1921

A good day. Jim hauled some chaff this morning. This evening he shucked corn. Ben worked on the dineing room floor this morning. This evening he went to Strait Stone. I went with him. Kate Harvey come this morning. Kate and I dressed 4 turkeys. One for Jim, one for Marvin, one for Josie, and one for Kate. This evening Marvin come and got his turkey and ham boiler. He had Hazel & Eva with him. I went with him as far as Reynols mail box and walked home. Mollie Reynols was not at home. Hattie Gilbert washed here today. The wind is blowing to night. I reckon they will all blow of the line. Heard today that Mrs Jessie Hutcherson has a son. There is a lot of travlins done today. The school closed today for holiday. Ben[?] has gone to the school house to night.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker

1920

Monday, July 19, 1920

Monday, July 19, 1920

Rain this morning. The boys toped some tobacco. Josie & I got dinner. Nell worked on Evylins hat this evening. I gathered one gallon of berries. Hattie Gilbert brought 6 gallons. Josie and I caned them. Carrie and the childrens come down here. Marvin was not at home and there was a bad looking cloud. Evylin & Henry went to Renan this evening. Kate Harvey was at Carries this evening.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Wednesday, July 21, 1920

Wednesday, July 21, 1920

Rain this morning but not much. Jim and Ben has got some tobacco sticks [?] Josie and I got dinner. We had our first tomatoes. I cooked some plant bed salit to day. We all enjoyed it very much. Josie has bin complaining all day. Virginia went home from here this evening. Hattie brough some berries this evening. Josie and I caned them. Nellie made some preserves this morning. I fell and hurt my self this morning.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday, July 23, 1920

Friday, July 23, 1920

A good day. Jim staid at home all day. Ben & Marvin went to Brook neal. Have not come home yet. Nellie & Evylin went home. Charles Harvey carried them. Josie baked a cake for Nellie this morning. Josie got dinner. This evening Josie and I washed some. Christenia Reynols and her mother come to Marvins. Josie and I went up there a few minutes. Eva Smith is sick. Carrie washed. Hattie Gilbert helped her. 9 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Tuesday, July 27, 1920

Tuesday, July 27, 1920

A good cool day. Ben & Jim topped tobacco all the morning. At twelve they went to Mt Airy and to Barbers. Bought 100 pounds of sugar and paid 28 dollars for it. This evening Hattie brought some berries. I caned them. Mr Carter & wife & girl and Mr Hunt Hargrove & Miss Alice Hubbard come here a few minutes. I was glad they they come. They went to Strait Stone to preaching. Josie and the children and I went to Carries.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday, August  7, 1920

Saturday, August 7, 1920

A good day. The men folks suckered tobacco. Ben went to Mr Vaugns [?] to get a flue. Josie and I got dinner. Nellie and Evylin started home. Marvin carried them to Altavista. I went to Marvins this evening. She was washing. Kate Harvey and Hattie Gilbert was helping her. We ironed some this evening. 9 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday, November 12, 1920

Friday, November 12, 1920

A good day. Ben went to help Oscar a bout his car. Jim cleaned the hog pen. They both worked on tobacco some this evening. Jim has gone to Marvins to tie tobacco tonight. Ben went to Mr Powers to see the children and all the others. Henry went to school. We had quite a washing here to day. This morning Hattie Gilbert and I washed until twelve. Then Bettie Haley and Schooler [?] come. They washed some. I am glad that it is done. Ben heard from Josie today. She is able to sit up. I do hope she may soon be so she can come home.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Wednesday, January  4, 1922

Wednesday, January 4, 1922

A cold morning and cloud. Warmer this evening. Jim & Ben ground axes and commenced to fix to burn plant land. The children went to school. Josie and got dinner and sewed a little. Hattie and Elie Gilbert washed here. Franklins eye has not hurt him much today. I have read a book thru tonight. Title The Playmates.

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart
Wednesday, January 25, 1922

Wednesday, January 25, 1922

A very colde morning. The coldest of the winter so far. Ben warmed up his car and got it cranked and carried the barrel of fowls to the island. He had a rough trip. I am very glad that it has bin made. They cut some this evening. It was so colde that no one could do much. Hattie Gilbent washed here today

Josie and I got dinner. We had caned pork for dinner. it was fine Henry went to school We had a letter from Carrie today. I was glad. I miss her so much. Willie Mayhew is here tonight

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, February 13, 1922

Monday, February 13, 1922

A cloudy day. Ben cut some. The children went to school. Hattie Gilbert washed here today. Josie got dinner.

This evening Josie went to Mr Booker a little while. Jim come home tonight. I am glad he is back. I have no ink fit to write with. Josie wrote Carrie today.

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart
Wednesday, February 22, 1922

Wednesday, February 22, 1922

A good day. The best that has bin this year. Ben & Jim worked on the phone line a gain today. Henry and Edna went to school. Josie got dinner. I have helped a round some today. Hattie & Elic washed here today. George Blair Jr. come here this morning for his mothers over shoes. Carrie & her children except Paul come a few minutes We were glad to see them. The baby has fattened up and is so pretty. I miss them more than i can tell. I do hope that the roads may get good soon. The boys have some tobacco to market yet.

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart
Thursday, March  9, 1922

Thursday, March 9, 1922

A cloudy day. Rain tonight. Max Car went from here this morning. Jim went to Lee Brumfields to a cutting match. Kate Harvey come to see us this morning. She eat dinner with us. Ben & Josie come home today from Charlottsvill. We was glad to have them back. Josie is feeling bad I know. Henry & Edna went to school. Hattie Gilbert washed here today. Most of the clothes was dry enough to take in. Oh how I wish I could See Carries folks. It rains rains rains.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Friday, March 17, 1922

Friday, March 17, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim worked on the garden fence all the morning. This evening they helped cut wood at Mag Brumfields. They went on the car. I went with them. I went to Kates and then we went to Mags. I saw Doris & Virginia & Hellen. They all looked very nice. I got dinner at home. We had turnip salit. We have had good neighbors to send us salid. Hattie Gilbert washed here today. Josie baked a cake today as nice as one could wish. Mag had a very nice dinner today. I eat some with her this evening.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Wednesday, March 22, 1922

Wednesday, March 22, 1922

A colde day. Ben & Jim cut some wood in the woods.

Henry & Edna went to school. Ben & Josie milked. Mrs Car churned. I got breakfast and washed dishes and got dinner & supper. Josie & Mrs Car and I quilted some. We finished the quilt tonight.

Hattie & Elie washed to day. I tried to bring a chunk of fire from the parlor to my room and droped it. Burnt the drugget & the floor. I am sorry but it cant be helped now. I will not try such a thing a gain soon if ever.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Ladybug1492
Friday, March 31, 1922

Friday, March 31, 1922

Another rainy day. Jim & Ben worked some when it was not raining. Ben helped Norman Booker a bout his stable this morning.

Marvin Smith came down for feed. He eat dinner with us. We were all so glad to see him. John & Edwin Brumfield come a while this evening. Grace come with them. We were all so glad to see them. Josie finish quilting on her quilt. I bound it this evening. Hattie washed to day. They did not get dry. I want it to get clear so bad.

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, April  3, 1922

Monday, April 3, 1922

A good day. Ben sowed clover seed. Jim got rock off the new ground. Josie got dinner. She cut salit and stewed peaches. I put a quilt in the frames. We both quilted this evening. We both milked tonight. I milked the cow that kickes so some times. Hattie washed the clothes dried and we took them in. Gladice Brumfield come with the children from school. Franklin Brumfield and Alvin Mayhew stoped at Mr Booker and stayed an hour or more this evening.

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart
Thursday, April 20, 1922

Thursday, April 20, 1922

A clear cool day. Jim and Ben worked on a peice of new ground all day.

Henry and Edna went to school. Josie has bin sick all day. Ben is complaining to night. Hattie Gilbert washed here today.

Josie found her pin that she lost a week or so ago. I am miserable. There is so much that is needing to be done and no one much able to do. And them that could be so much help is not willing but there will be some sort of a way provided for the children.

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, April 24, 1922

Monday, April 24, 1922

A clear and cool [day].There was frost enough to kill some things. I think it killed most of our strawberry blooms. Jim went to the island for guano this evening he plowed. Ben and Josie and Edna is sick and Mabel. They all have flue we think. Henry went to school. I have done what cooking has bin done. Milked this morning. tonight Josie helped. I know she should not do as much as she does. Hattie washed here this morning. I am distressed a bout them all being sick and I cant do what is needing to be done.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, May  8, 1922

Monday, May 8, 1922

A good day Fanny Tower come last night. She was with us at Breakfast Hattie washed here today. This evening Ben Brought to [Onarins?] Smiths when we got here Carrie & the children had gone to [Renan] we mised them Reese found the peice of the drill that they thought was lost. Carrie said that Josie had milked all of the cows I feel worried a bout so much to do and I am not helping.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Lydia B
Thursday, May 25, 1922

Thursday, May 25, 1922

A good day. The boys worked on their Tobacco land all day I planted some potatoe slips Today Josie & fanny got dinner. They killed chickens and cooked cabbage. Hattie Gilbert & Louis washed here today. Mrs Hutcherson & mrs Evylin Hutcherso & Ada Hutcherso was here this evening. They were on mrs Hutcherson's car. Ada was driving the car. I was glad that they come. Evylin's baby is a fine fellow. Henry & Edna went to school.

Last edit over 6 years ago by kleind
Monday, May 29, 1922

Monday, May 29, 1922

A good day. Jim plowed the garden and planted some seed of one kind or other. Ben has not come home yet. Kate Harvey come a while. I was glad that she come. We went to the cherrie tree & curant bush. Kate tolde me that Thomas Thomson & Virginia went to Marvin Smiths They were all well. Henry & Edna went to school. Hattie washed here Today I borrowed soap from Mrs Booker paid it back this evening. I keep going to sleep and blot my book.

Last edit over 6 years ago by kleind
Thursday, June  8, 1922

Thursday, June 8, 1922

A good day. The men worked in the Tobacco [?] eat Dinner I lieked. Some Dew Berries and made a pie. Lee Brumfied come today. They did somework on the Hogs he brought me a mess of peas. Dania [?] Ethel come and brought the little baby. I had not seen him before. Hattie washed up [?] floor. Today [?] Thomson come to see Josie a little while. This evening I did not see her. I was [m?] when she come. Nelhie picked Two gallons of Dew Berries. This evening I put [?] some little chickens to day.

Last edit about 6 years ago by dbthomp
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