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1918

Friday, March 15, 1918

Friday, March 15, 1918

A cool windy day.

Ben and Owen cleared off place for a barn that they want to build this year. I went to Charles this morning. I stayed nearly all day. Walked home. I come by Kates & Mollies and Carries. Josie had milked and had supper ready when I got home.

I was glad I had nothing to do -- I was tired. I finished my first sock that I knit for the soldiers and commenced another one. Will be glad when I am done them.

9:30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, June 12, 1918

Wednesday, June 12, 1918

Clear most of the day a sprinkle of rain this evening. The men finished workin over their tobacco to day and cut some wheat.

Josie and [I] washed to day and then got dinner.

Josie and I and the children went to Marvins this evening. Ben and Josie and Paul Bennett went to Mount Airy to night to an ice cream supper.

Nat Woodings car broke down to day he was at Mr Edmons. Ben let him have his to make his round on. He brought it back be fore night.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, July  1, 1918

Monday, July 1, 1918

Rain in the night. Clear to day and wind blowin. Josie got dinner. She cooked cabbage and potatoes made ice cream. Ben went to Strait Stone for the ice. Ben and Owen and Paul plowed in the corn finished laying by Bens and commenced on Owens. Josie went to see Nannie Reynolds and the baby. Went over to see Mollie and Jane.

Virginia and Delma Owen come this evening. The children and I chopped the grass out of the path this evening.

11 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, August 19, 1918

Monday, August 19, 1918

Rain this morning. Clear tonight. Ben Paul and Henry and I tied primings this morning and Josie helped this evening as long as we could tie. They dried out. Josie got dinner.

Ben and Paul went to Lee Brumfields this evening. The buggy wheel broke as they come home.

I went to see Pauls tobacco this evening for the first time. It looks good to me. I am glad of the good crop that is on the place hope it can be taken care of and may do all a lot of good.

11 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Saturday, January 18, 1919

Saturday, January 18, 1919

A rainy morning. Clear tonight. Ben & Jim and Mr. Owen and the children stripped tobacco today. Josie knit most of the time. I darned and patched most of the day.

Tonight Lizzie and Earl Bennett come. I am so glad that Lizzie come. Earl would not stay here tonight he went to George Blairs.

11 o'clock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, February 23, 1919

Sunday, February 23, 1919

A cleared day. Ben and Jim walked a round most all day. Josie got dinner. She is bad off with colde. I am uneasy a bout her. I went to George Blairs this morning. The young folks was gone to church. Otho & Sallie come with them home. They had a nice dinner. Had a turkey and cake. I enjoyed it very much.

8 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, July 14, 1919

Monday, July 14, 1919

A shower this morning. Clear this evening. The men commenced to plow but the rain stoped them.

This evening Ben carried me and Henry & Reese to Cedar Forest. We caught a few fish. Stoped at Strait Stone and got a few things.

Nellie come today. Her & Jim picked black berries all the evening.

Kate come this evening. Ben & Jim went with her home.

Virginia went to Brookneal this morning. She went to Ed Harveys to visit.

Alma Bennett come to Carries yesterday. She is doing some sewing. I want to go and see her soon.

10:30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, July 28, 1919

Monday, July 28, 1919

Clear this morning. A thunder sower this evening. The men folks plowed some this morning.

Josie got dinner & churned this morning. This evening she kept Eva Carries baby and Paul and Roy was here two. Mary Brumfield was here all the evening.

I went with Effie Brumfield to White Falls. We had Lees hors & buggy. We caught several fish. We got as far on our way home as Kate Harvey. Effie brought me as far on my way home as the forks of the road at Johnsons barns.

The Preachers come home with Marvin Smith tonight.

10:30 oclock

Kate Harvey comed my hair this evening while it was raining.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, August  6, 1919

Wednesday, August 6, 1919

A little rain this morning. Clear this evening. Jim & John and Owen & Ben pulled leaves to day. Marvin worked in Bens place while he carried Mary Brumfield & Fanny Power to Mr Powers. Edwin & Franklin Brumfield went with him.

Ruth Barker & Christenia Reynolds eat dinner with us and spent the evening with us. Julia Fergerson was at Carries to day.

Josie got dinner. This evening she went to Marvins.

We heard to day that Miss Moon was dead that was staying at Bookers.

9 oclock

Edwin Brumfield dried the dishes to night.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Demo User
Thursday, November 13, 1919

Thursday, November 13, 1919

A rainy morning. Clear this evening. I come from Richmond to day. There was no one to meet us so a Mr Davis brought us to Cedar Forest and Marvin brought us home. Found them all well. I am glad that I am at home.

Ben & Jim is helping Marvin stripping tobacco. I am talkin so much that I cant write like I ought.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, November 22, 1919

Saturday, November 22, 1919

A rainy morning. Clear this evening.

Josie cut out a dress this morning & hemed two sheets. I got dinner.

This evening I went to Marvins. Marvin went to Strait Stone to preaching. I come by the barn and tied some tobacco. Josie had supper a bout done when I come to the house.

Ben has gone to Strait Stone to night to and Odd Fellows meeting.

I got a letter from Effie Brumfield today. One from Fanny Emerson yesterday.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, November 23, 1919

Sunday, November 23, 1919

Clear this morning. Some rain tonight. Ben & Jim and Josie & the children all staid at home to day.

I went to see Kate Harvey this morning. I had not bin there long before they phoned me that Lizzie Bennett had come. I started home. I met Ben at Posies mail box with the car. Kate walked with me that far and then turned back. She would of come home with me but she was lookin for Dr Wigginton & Pearl.

Lizzie went to George Blairs and I went with her. I staid until 8 oclock. George Blair Junior brought me home. Isla come with me & went back with George. I thank them for their kindness.

8:30 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, December 14, 1919

Sunday, December 14, 1919

A rainy morning. Clear this evening.

Jim carried Nellie to the Island this evening on her way home. I hope she may get there ok. Jim had a colde drive home.

Ben & Josie went to Marvins a few minutes this evening.

7:30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, December 29, 1919

Monday, December 29, 1919

A cloudy morning & a little snow. Clear this evening.

Thelma & Mary and I went to Mag Brumfields and spent the day. Ben carried us and come after us. Mag had as nice a dinner as I ever set down to. Rees & Paul Smith and Hugh Brumfield was there.

Josie staid at home with the children. The baby is so cross that there is no doing anything with her. I am sorry for her & Josie two. Josie looks worn and tiered.

Charles Harvey was home today. Kate & Virginia Harvey come to Mags a few minutes this evening.

Tonight Ben & Thelma & Mary has gone to Graves Moses. They are haveing a party there tonight.

8 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Monday January  3, 1921

Monday January 3, 1921

A cloudy morning. Clear this evening. Ben & Owin filled up a mud hole in the road. Ben broke his plow beam. Jim come at twelve. They put some tobacco in the pit.

Josie went to Marvins this morning and Carrie come here a little while this evening. She left all the children at home.

I ironed some this morning. Mended my blankets this evening.

Miss Eliza Carter called on Carrie this morning a few minutes. Charley Harvey brough Jim from Gretna this morning.

Henry went to Marvins to night.

8 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday January 23, 1921

Sunday January 23, 1921

A rainy morning. Cleared up a bout sunup then we had a good day. Josie and I got a snack for dinner. Henry had some shot he plays with his air rifle.

Ben went after Jim. Marvin went with him. I went as far as Kate Harveys. I was glad to go. Charles & Virginia & Virginia Moses was there. I was glad to see them all. Ben had some trouble with his car.

Carrie & the children come a while. I am glad that they come. Rubin Reynols come a few minutes. I was glad to see him. He is at home helping his father now to strip tobacco and shuck corn.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday March  3, 1921

Thursday March 3, 1921

A changable day. Clear tonight and the wind blowing. Jim and Ben hauled stalks and corn this morning. Ben hauled wood this evening. Jim cut in the woods. Josie baked a cake in the oil stove this morning.

I went to see Mrs Edmons. Found her sitting up. She looks feeble. She is improving. They have a col woman staying there. They were making a canvas for the plant beds. Miss Carter stopd here a while. We all are all ways glad to see her.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday April 10, 1921

Sunday April 10, 1921

Rain this morning. Clear and very colde this evening. Ben & Josie went to Cedar Forest this morning. We all went to Strait Stone this evening except Jim. He staid at home all day. A Mr Upshaw lectured this evening to a large crowd. His talk was fine I thought.

There was a lot of people there that I know but I did not speak to many of them.

Today was Jim Brumfield birth day. Josie had a cake filled with pine apple. It is fine.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday May 16, 1921

Monday May 16, 1921

A cloudy morning. Clear tonight. Jim and Ben hauled manure all the morning. They fixed up some land for tobacco this evening. Josie made two shirts and done some other things.

4 of Jims turkeys drowned this evening. I am so sorry about it.

I went to Marvins a few minutes this evening. Marvin bought a pig to day and two for Kate Harvey.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday June 22, 1921

Wednesday June 22, 1921

Clear this morning. Rain this evening. We are very glad of it. Ben & Jim commenced to cut oats this morning. Replanted tobacco this evening. Jim have gone to the school house to night to a farmers meeting.

Josie got dinner. I washed a little. This evening I went to Marvins a few minutes.

Marvin had the surveyor at his house to day to cut his land in lots to sell. I am very sorry that he will sell but it may be for the best. I know I sall miss them if I live that long. Marvin has bin kind to me.

9:30 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday August 17, 1921

Wednesday August 17, 1921

A little rain this morning. Clear this evening. Ben & Jim and Henry went to work in the tobacco this morning. Word came that Miss Ursal[?] Lewis was lost from the milkin place. The boys from here and all over the neighborhood went to look for her. They found her unharmed. She just went a way because she was mad. Josie raked and worked on the yard. I was afraid she would be sick. Denia & Sallie Blair come here this evening. I was at Johnson Reynols. They had a crowd this evening. Mrs Kellie & Grace Brumfield & Mrs Dr Owen and six children, Kate Harvey and I. They had plenty of water mellons. Two men was going to speak at Renan school house tonight.

Last edit over 2 years ago by Trisha
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
Saturday October  8, 1921

Saturday October 8, 1921

A rainy morning. Soon cleared up and the wind blowed the rest of the day and it is colde tonight. Guess there will be frost in the morning.

Kate Harvey & Pearl Wiginton come to see us a while this evening. Ben carried them home. He was going to Renan if they had not come. Josie went to Reynols's to see Clifton and Jane. She never will for get them. They were kind to her when she was in the hospital.

Ben & Josie, Henry and Edna went to the school house to night to play or something of the sort.

Come home colde. I staid with Franklin & Mabel.

Last edit about 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday November 27, 1921

Sunday November 27, 1921

A cloudy day and rain this evening. We all staid at home until dinner. It looked as if it was going to clear off. Ben and family went to Mr Powers. It rain a gain before they got there. They made it home all right before dark. Jim and I went to Marvins. Jim and Marvin walked a round and got about wet. Ben & family and got home just before dark. It is very warm for the time of year. Most evry one wants is to get colde so they can kill hogs. Johnson Reynolds and John Hutcherson have their trucks loaded ready to start to Danvill in the morning.

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

Saturday December 10, 1921

A clear colde day. Ben & Jim helped Marvins boys load on some things this morning then moved a cureing of tobacco. Then they sawed some wood. Finished what they had at the wood pile and moved the engine to night. Ben & Jim and Norman Booker went to Strait Stone. Jim come home about nine oclock. Ben and Norman has come in at eleven oclock. Josie caned some meat this evening. I think we brok about five cans. Mrs Booker staid with us tonight while the men was gone. I think I will like her fine but no one can fill Carries place. I can hardly stay at home I mis Marvins folks so much. Franklin and Edna is going to bed. 11 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Sunday December 18, 1921

Sunday December 18, 1921

A clear cool day. We all staid at home all day. Carrie and all the children come and spent the day. Reese was driving the car. I hope they got home ok. I cant help being uneasy a bout them. There is so many things that can happen. Kate Harvey come and eat dinner with us. I was so glad that they all come. Would of bin glad that Marvin could of come two. Josie and Martha Miller got dinner. Martha Miller come with Carrie. She is going to help Mollie Reynols tomorrow.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Thursday December 29, 1921

Thursday December 29, 1921

A clear colde day. We all staid at home today. Lee & Hugh Brumfield eat dinner with us. Ben & Lee hunted rabbits. They killed several. Josie ironed some tonight. I am disapointed. I was in hopes to get to see Carrie this Xmas but now I dont expect I will. It has got so colde. Hugh Brumfield is spending the night with Henry. I have bin reading to night. nearly eleven oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday December 30, 1921

Friday December 30, 1921

A colde clear day. We had company all day and until bed time. Henry Brumfield & Irvin Harvey, Floyed Reynols, Aubra Brumfield, Hugh Brumfield & his mother & Bulah & Else was here at dinner and Mollie & Rubin & Robbert Floid & Chritenia Reynols was here tonight. I was glad to have them all to see us.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker

1920

Wednesday, January 14, 1920

Wednesday, January 14, 1920

A clear windy day. Jim & Ben cut wood, Owen plowed. The children went to school. Josie ironed some and cut a dress out for her self.

I got dinner & churned.

Johnson Reynolds come by here, wanted to see the boys a bout selling guano.

I got a letter from Evylin Brumfield to day. 8 30 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Neil Brumfield
Saturday, January 17, 1920

Saturday, January 17, 1920

A clear day, cold & windy. Jim & Ben went to Mr Hutchersons and helped a bout buriin Mrs Mayhew's twin babies.

Jim went home this evening. Marvin carried him a part of the way.

Josie got dinner. I staid with the baby this evening. I sewed some on my quilt.

Ben tried to fix Henry's air rifle and mashed his thumb right bad, hope it will get well soon. Josie is at the dinning room ironing now.

8 oclock

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