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1918

Property Of

Property Of

THIS YEAR BOOK IS THE PROPERTY OF

Mrs. Julia Brumfield

Long Island Va.

Virginia.

Last edit over 2 years ago by Trisha
Sunday, February 10, 1918

Sunday, February 10, 1918

A clear nice day. We all staid at home most of the day. Just at night Ben went to Charless to get his team to go to Long Island after guano.

Mr Owen come to day wants to move to morrow. He will move in the house that Mr Bailiss moved from.

Kate Harvey come to see us to day. Josie got dinner. She fixed every thing very nice. I think all of us enjoyed dinner.

I have not seen any of Carries folks to day. Paul sent me his gloves to mend. I guess I will mend them tomorrow if nothing happens.

9 40 oclock

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

Monday, February 11, 1918

A good day. Ben went to Altavista with Owen. They will stay allnight some where over there. Mr Mayhew went with them. Ben carried my calf. Frank Mays went to the Island for Ben.

Josie washed a big washing this morning. She finished a bought twelve oclock.

We all went up to Carries this evening.

A bout all of the snow has gone and it is so muddy that it is most impossible to travel at all.

8 40 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, February 18, 1918

Monday, February 18, 1918

A clear colde day. Ben and Owen went to Long Island after fertilizer. They got home a bout dark. Carrie and the children was here to day. Lizzie Bennett went home this evening.

Josie got dinner. I washed dishes after dinner. Josie got supper and washed dishes.

I brought in twenty one eggs to night.

Henry went to school to day the first time since Xmas.

9 30 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, March 10, 1918

Sunday, March 10, 1918

A clear windy day.

Ben and Josie and Edna and Franklin went to Mrs Carrs. Mr Owen and Ben went to Long Island to meet Owens brother and brother in law.

I went to Marvins and eat dinner and spent the evening. Henry went to Charley Hutchersons and eat dinner. They Reese and Paul Smith Fred and Irvin Hutcherson and Henry played with a calf nearly all day.

8 30 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, April 19, 1918

Friday, April 19, 1918

A cloudy [day]. Ben went to the Island for guano. I am at Johnson Reynolds to stay with the children. Johnson and Mollie started to Washington to see Bruce.

8 10 oclock

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

Sunday, June 9, 1918

A good day.

Mr Turner staid here last night. I like what I know of him fine. Paul Bennett went to Whittles today. Henry Blair carried Mr Turner to Long Island this morning. Ben and family and I went to George Blairs this evening. They had a lot of company. Earnest and Lottie was there. Lizzie and Earl and Lonnie Bennett come while I was there. Denia was sick. Ethel and Wren and family was there. To night Ben has a head ache. Hope he will be better by morning.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, August 10, 1918

Saturday, August 10, 1918

A clear morning. Some rain this evening and I am glad. Ben and Paul and Henry suckered tobacco. Mr Baily come. He eat dinner here. Ben and Baily went to Finches this evening. Marvin and I and Reese went to Long Island to meet Thelma and Julia Brumfield.

Josie baked a cake this morning and got dinner.

To night Ben has gone to Strait Stone to the odd Fellows Lodge.

10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, August 18, 1918

Sunday, August 18, 1918

A rainy day.

Ben and family went to Jim Powers carried Thelma and Julie to the Island. They started home today. I wish they could have staid another week.

I staid at home most of the day went to Marvins a little while.

Ben broke his car to day. I am very sorry.

Paul Bennett went with Marvin to Sunday School to day.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, September  8, 1918

Sunday, September 8, 1918

A cloudy day and some rain. Ben and Paul made fires under the tobacco this morning. Josie and [I] got dinner.

Josie went to Mr Powers this evening. Henry Blair brought Mary and Bill from Long Island to Mrs Hendricks and Josie brought them here. Miss Alice Wooding and Mrs Winston come this evening. Carrie and the children come a few minutes.

Dews and Mayhew and George Hutcherson come and played croquet.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, September 12, 1918 (revised)

Thursday, September 12, 1918 (revised)

A good day. Ben carried Mary and William Brumfield to Long Island to day on their way home. I do hope they are at Richmond to night. Mr Will Motley was buried this evening. He was an odd Fellow.

Marvin carried Carrie and I to Altavista to a show. Josie and Kate Harvey kept the children.

Tonight Ben and Josie and Paul have gone to see the show. I am here with the children. Hope they will be pleased with it.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Property Of

Property Of

THIS YEAR BOOK IS THE PROPERTY OF

NAME

Mrs. Julia A Brumfield

ADDRESS

Long Island

CITY AND STATE

Pittsylvania Co State of Virginia

Last edit about 2 years ago by Sara Brumfield
Sunday, February  9, 1919

Sunday, February 9, 1919

A cloudy day and a little snow. Jim and Sarah Emerson & two children went from here this morning. They went to Mrs Graveleys. Ben went to Marvins and while he was gone Willie Brumfield come. He eat dinner with us then Ben carried him by Robert Laynes and to Long Island on his way to Richmond. I was glad that he come that long.

After Ben and Willie went a way Josie and I and the children went to Marvins a while. Ben come home at dark to night.

8 30 oclock

Last edit over 4 years ago by ScarletB
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.

Last edit over 10 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
Monday, March 10, 1919

Monday, March 10, 1919

A good day. The men folks cut wood until twelve. Ben carried Josie to Long Island this evening, Her mother met her and they started for W Virginia Max Carr was going with them part of the way. Edna & Franklin went to Marvins this evening. I went and come with them back.

Henry went to school.

Ben says that the roads is very bad. Johnson and Christinia Reynols come from Norfork this evening. Reubin met them at the Island

9 30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Neil Brumfield
Saturday, March 15, 1919

Saturday, March 15, 1919

Cloudy all day & rain tonight. The men folks shucked some corn this morning & hauled up the stalks this evening.

Ben & Jim went to the Island. Jim went on to Chatham. Ben went to meet Josie. He phoned home that she had not come to Cedar Forest. He is down there somewhere now. Henry went to Marvins this evening. He come home & got in the wood for to night.

We fed the horses & cows & pigs and calves & chickens & dogs. Edna & Franklin has bad colds tonight and I am very sorry a bout it. Denia come to see me this evening. I was glad that she come but was sorry to see [her]go home in the rain.

I am so afraid that something bad has happened to Mrs Car or Josie or both.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, April 14, 1919

Monday, April 14, 1919

A good day. Mr. Owen hauled a load of guano from the island. Mr Mayhew hauled four loads. Jim plowed.

Josie got a mess of turnip salit from Posie Reynols and got the most of the dinner. Henry went to the store this morning.

This evening Mary Towler & Minty Motley and I went to George Blairs and had a nice time. Denia was not at home. Wren Worsham was at Georges. Him and three children. He brought us most of the way home.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, May  5, 1919

Monday, May 5, 1919

A good day. Mrs Farme & Mollie Reynolds and come from Howard Fergersons at Portsmoth this morning.

Julia Fergerson went with us to the depot. Our fare a peice was $5 84 cts. We had a good trip up to Long Island. Julia gave us a nice lunch to take with us and Mr Farmer bough some fruit so we had plenty to eat and that was good. Bruce Reynolds met us at the depot and brought us home. I do thank them for carrieing and bringin me home. I found them all well.

Carrie and her little ones was here. I was glad to see them all. I have felt troubled ever since I got home a bout Mrs Johnson and Mrs Hutcherson being so sick. I want to go and see Mrs Hutcherson soon.

I am so glad I am at home a gain.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, May 17, 1919

Saturday, May 17, 1919

Cloudy most of the day & a little rain. I woke up at three oclock this morning. Got up at half passed four. Made a fire and went to the spring and then got breakfast fried fish and ham. After breakfast I milked two cows and fed the calf then put on another dress. Ben carried me to Mr Dews. They carried me with them to Long Island fishing. We did not catch any thing worth haveing.

Mrs Dews had a nice dinner. They were all as nice & good to me as any one could ask. Brought me as far as Mr Owens on my way home. I certainly do thank them for their kindness.

Josie & Nellie was here to get dinner and attend to things. Ben went to the mill this evening.

10 oclock

[Ink smear] I went to sleep.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Monday, May 19, 1919

Monday, May 19, 1919

A good day. The men folks worked on their corn land on the branch this evening. Ben carried Mrs Moris of Altavista to Long Island. He was two late. Her train had gone. She went to Mr Bill Owens to stay all night.

Josie got dinner. This evening Kate Harvey & Carrie Smith come a little while. While they were here the calves got in the garden. I was mad and I am a fraid I made some of the rest of them mad. I am very sorry that I got mad. It is two late now.

Marvin was sick this evening. I do hope he is better by now.

I got a check for my little calf to day. It did not amount to much. I am glad of that if it is little.

10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, May 26, 1919

Monday, May 26, 1919

A good day. The men folks planted tobacco all day. I drawed plants all the time that I could. Mrs. Owen drawed this evening.

Beatriss Owen went to Long Island to meet her cousin. She did not come.

Josie got dinner and churned. She picked straw berries for dinner.

Two of Carries children are sick. I am so sorry. Hope they may be well soon.

Paul Bennett commenced to work at Marvins to day. I do hope that they may make a good crop.

Cordie & Nettie Blair come here this evening. I did not see them.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, June  3, 1919

Tuesday, June 3, 1919

A good day. Jim & Ben went to Long Island and got some beet pulp. Josie got dinner. I planted some potatoes slips. Henry helped me.

This evening Elsie & Hellen came. Elsie brought her baby. Josie kept it while Elsie gathered some cherries. I am sorry that I was not at home.I would of bin if I had knowed they were coming. Mollie Reynolds and I and Henry went after some strawberries. We found some.

I have not seen any of Marvins people to day. I allways miss them.

10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, June 26, 1919

Thursday, June 26, 1919

A rainy day. The branch was as high as it most ever gets. It has rained three nights nearly all night. We had fried apples and eggs for dinner.

Jim & Ben went to George Blairs this morning. They had to wade the branch to get a cross.

Jim bought some butter from Sallie Blair. He would insist on going home so Ben carried him to Long Island. When Ben got to the creek at Cedar Forest it was up so that he would not cross with the buggy. He put his horse up at Mr Johnsons and come over on a boat and walked home. He brough some mail for several people. The carrier did not make his round on account of high water. I am very glad that things are not worse than they are.

10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, July 16, 1919

Wednesday, July 16, 1919

A clear morning. A hard rain this evening. The branch was all out of the banks a gain. Jim & Nellie started to the Island. They had got as far as Arch Moons when the rain began to fall. When [it] quit so that they could, they come back home.

Josie got dinner. I churned this evening. Josie made Henry a blouse. I went to Marvins.

Alma was makeing Carrie a dress. Marvin went to the mill this morning. Did not get his grain ground.

Jim brought the olde hog this evening.

10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, July 27, 1919

Sunday, July 27, 1919

A good day. Jim staid at home all day. Ben went to Long Island and brought Mary Brumfield home with him.

Lizzie Bennett and [I] went to Strait Stone to preaching. Earl Bennett carried us and brough us home. They had dinner on the ground and had a plenty for all hands. Ben carried Lizzie to Johnson Reynolds to night. Mary & Henry & Edna all went with him. They have not got back yet.

Josie got dinner at home. She cooked a chicken & butter beans and corn.

Marvin & all of his family were there at preaching & Ren and his family.

10 oclock

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

Wednesday, September 10, 1919

A good day and very warm. Ben & Jack painted the stable & buggy house tops. Jim went to the mill.

Josie got dinner & ironed. I went with Mr Willie Mayhew & wife to Long Island. We all fished some. We did not catch any thing. I am so thankful that they would be troubled with me. I eat dinner with them. The whole trip did not cost me a penny.

Marvin went to Jim Eades and got seed wheat. He brought some for Ben. Marvin went to Long Island and got a bed stead this evening.

10 oclock

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Monday, September 22, 1919

Monday, September 22, 1919

A good day. Rain tonight. It is badly needed. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco all day and they are at the barn tonight tieing tobacco.

Mr. Owen went to the island for guano. Josie and I got dinner. Kate Harvey eat dinner with us. I was glad to have her with us. Josie walked with her as far as Marvins. Henry and Edna went to school to day, the first day of this term.

Tom Edmons went to South Boston with tobacco this morning. I got a letter from Fannie Emerson. Was glad to get it. I am always glad to hear from any of the folks that is a way from home.

8:30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, September 23, 1919

Tuesday, September 23, 1919

Cloudy most of the day and some rain.

Jim & Ben stripped tobacco the most of the day.

Mr. Owen went to the island for guano. William Gilbert (col) went for Kate Harveys guano with Marvin Smiths team.

Jim B is helpin Henry with his lessons. Ben has gone possum hunting.

Josie made Edna some under pants to day.

I went this evening and got some sweet potatoes and washed them ready to cook. I ironed some this morning. Josie got most of the dinner.

Ben found Mr. Owens cow with a little calf to day.

8:30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, October 11, 1919

Saturday, October 11, 1919

A good day. The men stripped tobacco all day.

Mrs Mamie Hutcherson come to see Josie this evening.

I went with Robert & Christenia Reynolds to Long Island to meet Henry Brumfield. He is on a visit from Norfolk.

I stopped at Mr Thomsons store and bought a few things. Robert brought me home. I saw Henry Blair at Strait Stone. He is lookin well.

Jim & Ben have gone to Strait Stone to night. It is lodge night.

8 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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