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Friday, December 13, 1918

Friday, December 13, 1918

A cloudy day. Ben has bin complaining all day.

Mr Owen and Marvin and William Gilbert killed two hogs for Ben this evening.

Josie got dinner. I cleaned up the smoke house then I took he fat off the intrils and cleaned the feet of the hogs.

Ben carried Miss Janie home and got Mr Jim Emersons tining tools. He wants to cover Owens house soon.

Henry and Edna went to school to day. Floyd Reynolds come by here this evening and got a few eggs. He was on his bycicle. I feel like I know he broke them.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield


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.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, December  5, 1919

Friday, December 5, 1919

A day that all could work. Jim & Ben and Mr Owen sawed wood then went to Marvins and cut some feed.

Josie got dinner. She made the sausage for Jim and her self. Bettie Haley (col) helped to cut the fat up and grind the sausage. I dried up the lard and strained it out. Bettie wshed the faces and feet.

Heard to day that Mrs Richard Wooding has a son.

Sallie Blair taught school in Miss Smiths room today.

Mrs Car sent Bessie Callans (col) a ring. She got it today.

Mr Owen went to the mill today. Brough me some brand. Jim & Ben & Josie played cards to night.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, December 20, 1919

Saturday, December 20, 1919

A clear day. The ice melted some. Henry rode on his sled a while this morning. Tonight Henry & Edna has bad coughs.

Jim stayed a round home all day.

Ben sawed wood for Mr Edmons.

I got dinner. Boiled the last hog feet.

Josie starched the cloths that she washed the first of the week. Tonight she washed up the diningroom floor.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield


Saturday August 20, 1921

Saturday August 20, 1921

A good day. Jim & Ben worked on their tobacco most of the day. They helped Marvin clear out his well this evening.

Jose ironed this morning. Marvin let Reese carrie me to White Falls. Paul & Roy went. They bathed in the river and had a good time. I caught 20 little fish. When I got home Lizzie was there. She had Ola's little boy with her. I am glad she come. I have slept most of the time to night but I could not help it. I had bin on my feet all day nearly.

Reese brought me home. Carrie & the children come with me. I thank them.

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday November  9, 1921

Wednesday November 9, 1921

A rainy day. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco. Henry went to school. Franklin & Mabel has sore feet. I went to Marvins a few minutes. Found them well.

Nothing happened today worth writing.

We got the Lynchburg news telling that Trinkle is elected just as I expected. Hope he may make a good govonor.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday December  8, 1921

Thursday December 8, 1921

A cloudy day. No rain until a bout night. Marvin moved his family to Gretna today and Norman Booker moved to the place that he moved from. Ben went with a load. Lee Brumfield & Johnson Reynolds and Willie Mayhew all carried a load. The family went on the car. Nellie Brumfield went with them on her way home. William Gilbert and Reese Smith carried the cows. Alcie Callender washed here today and helped me clean the hog faces. I cleaned the feet myself. Virginia Harvey come today. Josie and Virginia made some candy. Josie fried sausag and caned some. She got dinner & supper. Jim helped Norman Booker put up his range this evening. I hope they all will be pleased with the change they made.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday December 24, 1921

Saturday December 24, 1921

A cloudy day. Rain tonight. Ben went to William Gilberts this morning and carried some things for them that Carrie sent and Josie sent some things two for their children. Henry & Ben hunted some this evening. Did not get any game. We boiled some ham. I boiled the last of the hogs feet. Josie baked a cake. She ironed all the morning. Irvin Harvey come this morning and got their cow & little calf. The children has bad colds. They cant hardly wait for Santy to come. They are a sleep now all but Henry. I guess he is a wake. Well I am glad that Xmas is here. Hope nothing bad will happen. I got a nice box of candy from BlacksBurg today & a letter from John & a card from Julia Fergerson.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker


Thursday, December 14, 1922

Thursday, December 14, 1922

A very bad day colde and raining. Jim went to Gretna with [Thellbert?] Edmons. He solde his tobacco and got home before night. Ben helped Mr Edmons kill his hogs today. Nellie got dinner & churned. I cleaned the hogs heads & feet. I am very glad that is done. Mrs Car sewed on her dress to day. Josie has bin quiet today. The children went to school. They are talking tonight so that you cant hear no one but them.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Saturday, December 16, 1922

Saturday, December 16, 1922

A cloudy bad day. No rain to hinder work. Ben & Jim sawed wood for Mr Booker. They eat dinner there. Ben said he did enjoy the beans. I cooked some big sweet potatoes. Boiled hogs feet. The children got in some wood. Henry went to the store & got a can of oil. Heard today that Mrs Hurcherson is very sick. Also heard that Mrs Compton & Mr Compton are sick. I hope they all may be better soon. Ben & Jim hunted just at night. Ben killed one rabbit.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart


Saturday, December  8, 1923

Saturday, December 8, 1923

A beautiful day. Warm for December. We have worked on the cleaning up after hog killing. Lelia ward and I cut up the lard and sausage. I dried up the lard. Ben and Jim ground the sausage. I seasoned it. Ben made little bags and Edna and Ben filled the sacks. Ben washed off the table and washed the dished[?]. Henry and Franklin went to the mill at Cedar Forest. Got some corn meal. John Ward washed the chidlins and cleaned the faces and feet and that was a great help. Ben helped me get supper. I was glad.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Nathani
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