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1918

Thursday, January  3, 1918

Thursday, January 3, 1918

A clear colde day. Ben and Josie come home a while after 1 oclock this morning. They said that they had a fine time at Mr Edmons. Ben went to Renan and to see Charles this morning. Charles is feeling some better now. Hellen & Brumfield & Virginia Harvey come today. They are here now. I got breakfast and milked the cows. Josie got dinner. I sewed some made me three boddices. I have finished 8 little waists for Carries children. I worked the button holes and sewed on the buttons tonight.

9 30 oclock

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, January 10, 1918

Thursday, January 10, 1918

A clear day.

Ben sawed wood and cut feed to day. Marvin Smith and William Gilbert helped him. This evening he went to see Charles and went to Renan.

Josie got dinner and supper to day. She cut some quilt pieces.

I sewed some.

9 30

Henry is not well tonight.

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, January 12, 1918

Saturday, January 12, 1918

A clear colde day.

We had a storm last night. It thundered and rained and the wind blowed very hard. Ben mended his fire place this morning then went to Renan. He helped Marvin strip tobacco this evening. To night he has gone to Strait Stone to the lodge.

I got breakfast this morning. Ben milked. Josie got dinner and washed dishes fed the chickens and calves. I have not tried to do anything out doors to day. Was afraid I might fall. I got a nice letter from Effie to day.

8 30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, January 14, 1918

Monday, January 14, 1918

A cloudy morning and little snow. Ben went to Renan. Come home by dinner. Worked some this evening. Tonight he went to John Hutchersons.

Josie got dinner and sewed some on her quilt. I made a pair of little pants then went to Marvins. Worked the button holes up there. Mr Hutcherson was there. He said that his folks was hauling guano.

I talked with Molly Reynolds this morning. She tolde me that Mr George Reynolds was dead. Died last night.

9 45 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, January 16, 1918

Wednesday, January 16, 1918

Warmer and cloudy.

Ben cut tier poles for a barn this morning. This evening he went to Renan.

Josie got dinner. Josie and Edna went to Marvins this evening. I staid with the baby and Henry. I finished making me a dress the first one that I have made in several years. Heard this evening that Ernest and Lottie Craddock was at George Blairs last night. Franklin is bad off with cold yet. Hope he will soon be well a gain.

9 40 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, January 21, 1918

Monday, January 21, 1918

A clear colde day. Ben walked to Renan this morning and got oil and coffee. Marvin loaded his waggon to go to Gretna tomorrow if nothing happens to hinder. I heard this evening that Anna Craddock was dead and will be buried tomorrow. I wish that the weather were so that I could go up there.

Josie got dinner to day. I made me a bonnett. I got a fall this evening the first time I have since the snow.

9 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, January 31, 1918

Thursday, January 31, 1918

A cloudy day the ground is covered with ice. Ben went to Renan this evening he walked. Tom Edmons come up here to day for Ben to cut his hair.

Marvin went to see Charles to day. I wish I could go.

Johnson Reynolds come to Marvins to change his phone.

Josie got dinner. I washed dishes after dinner. I sewed some on an olde quilt milked and then set by the fire most of the time.

Mollie sent this evening and got the knitting that I did for her. We hope that Henry is some better.

8 25 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, February  3, 1918

Sunday, February 3, 1918

A warm day. Snow and ice melted very fast. Ben went to Renan and to see Charles. Kate Harvey come a little while. The weather is so bad that I have to stay in most of the time. Ben made the fire in the stove this morning. I got breakfast. Josie got dinner. She had a bowl of soup and chicken. Baked tea cakes. We all did enjoy it so much. I washed dishes after dinner. Josie fed the calves and chickens. We had tea cakes and cocoa for supper.

9 30 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, February 15, 1918

Friday, February 15, 1918

A good day but windy. Ben and Owen burnt plant beds. Josie ironed.

I went to see Charles. He is very feeble.

I do hope he may get better yet. Frank Mays and Lee Brumfield and Irvin Lewis went to Chatham to day. Kate Harvey and Mrs Mayhew and Laura Mayhew was at Charles.

To day was the first time that I have bin to Renan this year. I hope to go a gain soon. Chesley Edmons commenced work at Kates to day. Hope he may finish his crop.

9 20 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, March  7, 1918

Thursday, March 7, 1918

A good day. Ben and Tom and Chesley Edmons and Owen sawed barn logs.

I went to see Charles Brumfield. I eat dinner with Kate Harvey. Josie staid at home and fixed for company to night. Effie and Hellen Brumfield and Lillian Peak come here from school. Tom and Chesley Edmons come they are playing cards.

To night there is a light in the north. I wrote on the wrong page a few nights ago. Mrs Kellie was at Renan. She said that Otie Kellie was gone to get him a new car.

Henry and Edna is in the parlor to night.

9 o:clock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, March 16, 1918

Saturday, March 16, 1918

A cool cloudy day.

Ben carried me to Renan this morning. I staid with Charles nearly all day. He is very bad off yet. Mag had quite crow[d] to day for dinner Miss Alice Wooding Mrs Duckey Kellie Mrs Sallie Strance.

A mink caugh one of my hens that was setting.

Josie killed a chicken and baked a cake.

Miss Mayhan and Virginia come here a while.

9 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, March 20, 1918

Wednesday, March 20, 1918

A cloudy day and some rain. Ben and Owen plowed some. Josie washed I got dinner. At twelve oclock Josie and Ben went to Renan. Lee Brumfield come by here to day on his way from the saw mill.

Said that he thought that Charles was wors that he was yesterday.

I want to know so bad whoo is with him tonight.

Carrie and the children come down a little while this evening. Mr Owen planted potatoes to day and Marvin did two.

8 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, April  2, 1918

Tuesday, April 2, 1918

A good day.

Ben went to Renan this morning for plow points. Went to see Mag a few minutes.

Josie done a big washing and finished by twelve oclock.

Marvin Smith went to Altavista this evening. The three boys and I went with him. I had no business. He kindly offered to take me. I had a pleasant evening. We saw Mr Rice and Mr Rorer. I was glad to see them.

10 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, May  1, 1918

Wednesday, May 1, 1918

A cool windy day.

Josie washed some this morning and scrubbed the kitchen floor this evening.

Ben and Owen and Marvin and William built fire boxes in the barn to day.

Tonight a dog passed and in a few minutes Tom Edmons and several other men come and said that the dog was mad.

Some one killed him over near Renan.

8 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, May  9, 1918

Thursday, May 9, 1918

A good day. Ben went to Renan to try and get a horse to plow a few days. Did not get it. Josie went to Carries this morning and bathed the baby. After dinner Ben and Josie went to Strait Stone.

Children and I went to Carries. I replanted potatoes. Planted some gourd seed yesterday. Owen went to the mill to day.

9 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, June 10, 1918

Monday, June 10, 1918

A good day.

Ben plowed the garden and potatoes this morning.

He cut his rye today.

Paul Bennett come home at twelve oclock.

Paul carried Josie and the children and I up to Renan. We went to see Kate Harvey and Mag Brumfield this evening. Johnson and Mollie Reynolds went to Charlottesville to day to see Clifton married. Julia and Howard Fergerson come to Reynolds yesterday.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, June 15, 1918

Saturday, June 15, 1918

A good day. Ben cut wheat at Jim Powers to day. Mr Power brought to[sic] reaper home to night.

Paul Bennett worked on the barn til noon. Then he went to Mr Mayhews after ice. The ladies of Renan neighborhood sold cream at the school house to night. Miss Fannie Power come with Ben. They are all gone to the school house now.

Josie worked hard all day fixin her cream and cakes. I do hope they may have luck and sell their cream.

Mr Bailiss come here this evening. His horse got cut in the wire.

10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, June 26, 1918

Wednesday, June 26, 1918

A cloudy day no rain. The men folks replanted tobacco this morning. Josie got dinner. She went to the mill this morning and to Renan. She carried the children with her to Renan.

This evening Ben carried Henry and I to Cedar Forest fishing. I caught three cat fish.

Turned them in the branch at home.

Paul has gone to the school house to night.

9 30 oclock

Last edit about 6 years ago by dy957
Saturday, June 29, 1918

Saturday, June 29, 1918

A good day. Ben cut his oats.

Josie got dinner. She baked a cake and fixed for supper at Stanton High School. They will be a play there to night by some of the Renan crowd.

Paul went a bout 2 in the evening. I hope that they may make good. The proceeds will go to the Red Cross.

10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, July 15, 1918

Monday, July 15, 1918

A good day.

Ben and Owen went to the mill did not get any grinding. Ben helped Marvin fix his pump a gain to day. Helped Owen fix his stove pipe. Miss Willie Wooding come a while this evening.

Josie made her a dress this evening. To night Ben and Paul and the children went to Renan bought shells. Paul killed two rabbits. Kate sent the calf home this morning.

I went to see Bens and Pauls crops this evening. It looks good now. We need rain.

Josie has sick head ache. I hope she will soon be well.

10 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, September 11, 1918 (revised)

Friday, September 11, 1918 (revised)

A good day. Ben and Paul has taken the day easy. They killed three squirrels this morning. This evening Paul carried Paul Smith and Henry and Edna and I to White Falls. We come back by Renan. Paul registered. Josie washed. I got a snack for dinner. I stopped a few minutes at Kates. She looks tired and bad. Mr Owen went to the mill to day. Ben and Paul are loading the waggon with primings.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, November  5, 1918

Tuesday, November 5, 1918

A good day. Ben is one of the Judges at Elections. He was at Renan all day. Mr Owen hauled some wood. We needed it mighty bad.

Josie and I and Reese put some tobacco in the pit. Josie staid at home and got dinner for her self and Edna and Franklin. Marvin carried Reese and Henry and I to Banister River to fish. We caught twenty one fish.

Carrie gave us a nice mess of steak we had it for supper.

Heard today that Max Creasy died this morning. I am sorry for the family.

I have shelled a few beans to night. Am most a sleep now. Heard today that Jessie Hutcherson is at home on furlow for 48 hours.

9 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, December 18, 1918

Wednesday, December 18, 1918

A good day. Ben and Marvin went to Kates and killed her hogs. Josie and I worked on our lard and sausage. Josie ground and made the sausage and dried up some of the lard.

I worked at the wash house and she at the house.

Ben brought some things at Renan to day.

I got a piece of flanel from Chatham by mail to day. Josie sent Effies knitting to day.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

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

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, February 2, 1919

Sunday, February 2, 1919

A good day. Jim & Ben went to Lee Brumfields this evening & Henry.

Josie went to Rob Hubbards this morning. Edna & Franklin and I staid home all day.

Paul Bennett come a while this evening. I am all ways glad to see Paul.

Lucius Gravely passed here to day. He said he would take the school at Renan for a while so I guess the children will start to school in the morning.

9 oclock

Last edit over 7 years ago by kyle
Monday, February  3, 1919

Monday, February 3, 1919

Cloudy most of the day, Ben & Mayhew loaded Mayhews truck and started to Danville. Jim & Owen burned a plant bed & sowed it tonight. Jim and Marvin has gone to Strait Stone.

Josie come home this evening. Mrs. Hubbard died yesterday. Lucius Gravely commenced to teach school at Renan this morning. Henry Brumfield went to school. Edna & Franklin and I staid here all day. Gladis Brumfield come with Henry home.

9 30 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, March  4, 1919

Tuesday, March 4, 1919

A good day. Ben and Owen cut wood this morning & shucked some corn this evening.

Jim worked on the orchard all day.

Josie got dinner and went to Carries this evening. Henry went to school, got knocked in a mud hole, and had to come home to change his clothes.

Tonight Tom & Claud Edmons come up here a few minutes to see Jim and talk a bout West Virginia.

Jim & Ben has gone to Renan.

8 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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