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1918

Monday, January 28, 1918

Monday, January 28, 1918

Rain and hail this morning. The ground is so slick I am a fraid to go out doors.

I milked and that is all that I have done out of doors. Josie got dinner and supper. Ben has bin in doors most of the day.

Henry is sick yet I hope he is some better that he was last night.

Jim Brumfield and Walter Carr went from here this morning I certainly did hate for them to go in such weather.

I have bin knitting on a helmet for Bruce Reynolds. Hope I can finish it tomorrow.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, January 30, 1918

Wednesday, January 30, 1918

Rain and hail nearly all day one of the worst days this winter. I got dinner and milked and fed the chickens. I was most a fraid to put my foot out of doors. Mr Bailiss come over a little while. Tonight Tom and Chesley Edmons come and staid until bed time. We had soup for dinner. We grown ups enjoyed it fine. Henry is still right sick.

10 oclock

Last edit over 11 years ago by Data Cleanup Script
Saturday, February 16, 1918

Saturday, February 16, 1918

A clear morning then clouded up and hailed before twelve oclock. Ben and Owen got up their plant beds and sowed them. Josie baked a cake and got dinner.

I washed a few garments. Lizzie Bennett come to night. I am glad that she came. She went to see Charles this evenin.

I am always glad to see any of them.

Reese and Paul Smith and Roy Smith come a little while this evenin. Reese and Henry caught the little calf but could not manage him.

11 30 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, March 14, 1918

Thursday, March 14, 1918

Cloudy all day. This evening there was a storm. Lightning and thunder wind rain and hail.

Ben and Owen helped rais a stable at Mr Woodings. Kate Harvey come here this morning. She brough some yarn for me to knit socks for the soldiers. I have commenced to knit.

Josie have not bin well to day. She made Franklin a dress this evening. I got dinner.

Edna went to Carries a while. Paul Smith and Roy come with her home. Henry went to school.

9:15 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Friday, December 19, 1919

Friday, December 19, 1919

A bad day. Hailed & sleet. Ben put in some window glass. Jim attended to the stock. Josie got dinner.

Henry went to school. Edna & Franklin played and made all the nois that they could. Mabel cried a lot.

I commenced a quilt for Josie.

Jim & Ben has gone to Renan tonight. I think they will have a rough time.

8 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Sunday January  9, 1921

Sunday January 9, 1921

A cloudy morning. Rained a little. Hailed and snowed all day. I milked & churned and set by the fire most of the time. Josie got dinner & supper. She cooked white beans and baked a cake. Jim and Ben went to Marvins. this morning. Marvin come here this evening.

I want to go to see Mag & Kate and Grace when the weather is good. There is so much to be done I can't go. I am not well. I hope I will feel better soon.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday January 14, 1921

Friday January 14, 1921

A very bad day. Hail & rain and sleet. The ice was so heavy that some trees broke. The olde cut paper here broke badly.

Jim and Ben stripped tobacco. Ben milked for me this morning. I was a fraid I might fall on the ice.

I got dinner and churned. Mr Sam Owens baby is very sick. Josie went up there this evening. I am sorry for them but cant help them. Marvin solde tobacco at Gretna today. Was well pleased. I am so glad. I have not seen any of Marvins people in some time. Hope the weather will soon be better so I can get a round.

Mabel has woke up. She gives her mother a hard time. I pittie Josie and the baby.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday January 29, 1921

Saturday January 29, 1921

A good morning. Cloudy this evening and some hail. The men stripped tobacco most of the day. Shucked some corn just at night.

Josie and Henry went to the store this evening at Cedar Forest. The baby has bin very good for her all evening. The children has very bad coughs. The olde hog caught one of my chickens to day. Miss Carter taught school today to make up a lost day. Irvin Harvey got a phonagrapt from the Island today for Virginia Harvey. Hope she may be pleased with it.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday February 19, 1921

Saturday February 19, 1921

A bad evening. Hail and rain. Jim & Ben cut stalks for feed this morning. Henry helped them. Josie got dinner. I boiled some meat at the wash house and burnt some bre[ad?]. Evlyn made some candy and poped some corn. The children is foolish a bout Evylin. She is good to play with them. Ben & Jim put some tobacco in the pit after it commenced to rain.

Marvin come a while this evening. Josie got supper tonight. Nellie and Evylin washed dishes to night.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday February 20, 1921

Sunday February 20, 1921

A very bad day. Hail and rain and snow. The trees was covered with ice. Cleaned up this evening. We all staid at home until evening then Ben and Josie went with Nellie and Evylin to Gretna. They was going home on the train. Ben & Josie got home some time be fore night. We enjoyed Nell & Evylin stay with us.

Josie got dinner. She had a good one.

Ben milked for me today.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday December 22, 1921

Thursday December 22, 1921

A colde day partly cloudy. Hailing and snowing tonight. Jim shucked some corn and toated stalks for the cows. Ben sawed wood at Kate Harveys. Brought the engine & saw home tonight. Ben went to Strait Stone tonight. He went for medicine for Mabel. She has a colde and is very hoarse. We are a fraid she will have the croup. Josie ironed today and worked on her cakes some. I got dinner. Denia Blair come a little while. I was glad that she come. Two of the Doss girls come a few minutes. They borrowed a last. Said they wanted to mend shoes. I am sorry that it is weathering. Did hope it would stay good until Jim could get home. We sent Kates turkey to her this morning.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday December 23, 1921

Friday December 23, 1921

A good day. The land was covered with hail and snow but it nearly all melted before night. Ben & Jim did not do much of anything this morning. This evening Ben carried Jim to Gretna on his way to Chatham to spend the holidays with his folks. Josie and Henry went with them. They got home in good time. They bought several things. Among them they got some cow feed. I am so glad of that. Ben is in the basement not trying to stain the floors. Josie made me a nice apron tonight. I am glad of it. I got several Xmas cards from the grand children & friends. I killed 4 chickens and dressed them ready to cook. Two for Jim. Heard to day that Oscar Brumfield is sick. Hope he may soon be well. I do hope that Mabel will soon be well a gain.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker

1920

Friday, January 16, 1920

Friday, January 16, 1920

A bad day. Hailed a little and snowed some. Tonight it is raining. Jim & Ben got up a plant bed. Ben & Josie went to Renan and bought several things. Josie got dinner. I went to Marvin's a few minutes this evening. Mrs Mayhew is very sick. She gave birth to twins this morning. They are dead. Henry & Edna went to school. Mr. Dick Wooding brought Edna home. 8 30 oclock I am not well tonight.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Neil Brumfield
Monday, January 26, 1920

Monday, January 26, 1920

A bad day. Hailed nearly all day. Jim & Ben could not do any thing out doors. They got some splits and mended a basket. One of the pupys bit Ben this evening. I hope it wont be any thing much. Jim killed a duck this morning. I dressed it. Josie got dinner. I mended some blankets this evening. The children did not go to school. They were not well and the day was so bad. 8 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Neil Brumfield
Wednesday, December  8, 1920

Wednesday, December 8, 1920

Rain last night. Rain and hail a gain to day. Ben and Jim shucked some corn this morning. This evening Ben carried Jim and Nellie and Vinia to Gretna on their way home to Chatham. I went with them to Gretna. I bought several little things. We left them at Gretna. It rained and hailed all the way home but we made it ok. Josie had made a fire when we got back. She was going to get supper. Henry went to school. He was so colde that he cried.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Sunday, February  5, 1922

Sunday, February 5, 1922

A bad day. There was rain snow and hail last night and this morning. We all had to stay at home and no one come. There is no one passin or very little. We had three meals. For dinner we had caned pork. It was fine. Josie bathed Mabel & Franklin & Edna bathed herself. Henry read most of the day,

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, February 14, 1922

Tuesday, February 14, 1922

A cloudy day. Rain tonight & hail. Jim & Ben cut in the woods today. Josie got dinner. I got breakfast & churned and washed dishes. Marvin come today. He eat dinner with us. He got his meat from Bookers and lard from here. I am glad for him that it is at home. He said that his folks was bad off with colds. I do hope that they may soon be well. I got a letter from Julia Fergerson today. Was glad to hear from her. Henry & Edna went to school. Franklin got a valentine.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Wednesday, March  1, 1922

Wednesday, March 1, 1922

A bad day. Hailed & snowed and rained all day. Hailing now 8 oclock at night. The men folks fed the stock and made fires. Ben & Josie milked. I churned and got dinner. We had turnip salit & poached eggs. Nellie & Jim brought the sallit from Chatham. We were very glad of it. Henry & Edna went to school. Mabel has cried a lot all the morning. Was better all the evening. Nellie was complaining all evening. Hope she will soon be teethed.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Ladybug1492
Saturday, August  5, 1922

Saturday, August 5, 1922

A good day until near night then a rain & wind and some hail. I hope not enough to damage any thing much. Ben & Henry cleared up a barn getting ready to cut tobacco. Ben has gone to Bookers barn now. Mrs Car bathed the children this evening. Mrs Dews sent me some snaps by Mr Nat Wooding. I am glad of them. I made one jar of preserves & one of pickle, and near a gallon of jellie made the damsons that Carrie brought all in jellie.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Memoranda (iii)

Memoranda (iii)

The first snow this year Jan the 14th 1922. One of the worst snows that I ever have seen fell today January the 27th 1922. Snow & hail & rain Feb the [?] Snowing this morning Feb the 7 Snowed today Feb the 9th Snowed Feb the 15th & 16th 1922 March the 4th the tree was covered with ice this morning.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart

1923

Wednesday, August 22, 1923

Wednesday, August 22, 1923

A good morning. Rain this evening and so colde that we need fire. Lee went from here this morning and Marvin went with him. I peeled peaches most of the day. Carrie made four gallons of preserves today. Reese gathered the peaches. The first or nearly the first things that I done today was to spill the ink and got some on my book. Marvin got home a few minutes a go. He had not had his dinner. I certainly wish that I could know how the rain was at home. I am a fraid there was hail in the cloud. It has got [se?] cool.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
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