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1918

Wednesday, March  6, 1918

Wednesday, March 6, 1918

A warm clear day. A thunder cloud to night and a little rain. Ben and Chesley Edmons and Kate Harvey and I went to Chatham this evening. Irvin Craddock bought a cow here this morning. We passed them twice to day on their way home.

Josie staid at home today. She made her a dress.

We saw Jim and Evylin and Nellie Brumfield to day.

8:50 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, March 19, 1918

Tuesday, March 19, 1918

A good day. I was at Charles.

Jim and Nellie and a Mr Spruce come down here last night got here after dark. Josie fixed supper for them.

I was not at home. Jim and Ben come to see Charles this evening. I come with Ben home. He has gone to Mrs Carrs. Josie went with him left the children.

9 oclock

I set three hens this evening.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, March 23, 1918

Saturday, March 23, 1918

Charles Brumfield died this morning at half past seven oclock.

I come with Ben home from there. Jim and Nellie come here this evening.

Ben and Jim has gone over to Charles to night.

9 30 oclock

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Monday, April 29, 1918

Monday, April 29, 1918

A good day. Ben and Josie went to Chatham in Marvins car. Marvin went as far as Gretna. Henry and Edna and I staid at home.

I killed a chicken this morning. Mollie Reynolds come a while this morning. Denia Blair and Lottie Craddock come this evening. Josie went to see Nellie Brumfield and eat dinner there.

9 oclock

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Saturday, August  3, 1918

Saturday, August 3, 1918

A good day. The men folks filled a house with primings. Josie handed leaves nearly all day. I went this evening. Fanny helped this evening. Fanny went to Mr George Emersons this evening. Paul carried her on the buggy. Jim and Nellie and Evelyn come today. I am glad that they come.

I had a letter from Thelma to day saying that she will come to see us soon.

11 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, August  4, 1918

Sunday, August 4, 1918

A good day. Ben and Jim spend a good part of the day at the barns. Josie and I got dinner. Irvin Harvey brough me some corn this morning. He went home for dinner.

Alvin Farmer come to Kates to see Irvin. Jim and Nellie and Evelyn went home this evening. Ben carried them.

Alma and Ola and Faber Jefferson and Cordie Blair all come over here this evening. Ben and Josie come by Tim Bennetts and got some peaches. I am very glad of them.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, December  2, 1918

Monday, December 2, 1918

A good day. Owen had a corn shucking had a few hands and finished his corn.

Josie sewed some. I got a snack for dinner.

I went to George Blairs this evening found them all able to be up. Heard that Nellie and Evelyn Brumfield is sick. I am so sorry. I got a box of yarn from Richmond to day guess Effie sent it hope I will hear from her soon.

Josie and I sewed some to night the first time this fall.

8 o clock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Saturday, January 25, 1919

Saturday, January 25, 1919

A cloudy day. Ben & Jim sawed wood this morning and cleaned up a plantbed place for a potatoe patch this evening. Tonight Ben has gone to Strait Stone to a meeting of the lodge. Jim has gone to Reynold's to meet Nellie. Evyline is at Johnsons.

Josie got dinner. She baked a cake this morning.

I knit some and dodged around all day.

Marvin Smith and Mr Padget come a while tonight. I was glad to have them. Mr. Owen went to Strait Stone this evening he drove Pomp.

9 o'clock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, January 26, 1919

Sunday, January 26, 1919

A good day. We had a hard rain last night. Jim & Nellie and Reubin Reynolds and Evylin Brumfield they went to Strait Stone to preaching and and come here for dinner. I am so glad that they come. Nellie & Josie went to see Carrie this evening. Jim went to Marvins. Mr Dews and his boys and Mayhew & Scruggs and Owen all come this evening and played croquet. Evylin played for us this evening. Josie is very much complain. She has a head ache.

10: oclock

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Monday, January 27, 1919

Monday, January 27, 1919

A good day. The men folks moved Owens tobacco out of the pit and put some of Bens in then commenced to build a hog pen. Josie & I got dinner. Nellie and Evylin Brumfield went to Blairs this morning. Come home by twelve, eat dinner, then Ben carried them to Johnson Reynolds, from there they went home.

Josie has not been well to day. I went to Marvins this evening.

Eva was sitting on the floor; the first time that I ever saw her on the floor. I finished a cap[?] that Josie commenced to night.

Every one is a bed but I so I will go soon.

9:10 oclock

Last edit over 7 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, February 27, 1919

Thursday, February 27, 1919

A good day. Jim & Owen cut wood this morning. Hauled some hay this evening. Ben is in Richmond I guess. Hope he may have a good time. Josie is still bad off with colde.

Jim went to the store to night.

Posie Reynolds brought Nellie from Chatham this evening. She got here just after dark.

Odie Kellie come today and got a box to send some chickens to market.

I finished knitting Ella Hubards cap to night.

Jim has just come home.

11 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, February 28, 1919

Friday, February 28, 1919

Rain to day. Jim & Owen cut some. The fox hunters caught a fox this evening near Mr. Edmons's. They run it all day.

There is a party at the school house selling boxes. Henry went with Mr Mayhew & Owen.

Ben got home from Richmond to night. Marvin met him at Mr. Bailiss.

Josie is feeling some better to day.

Nellie has bin sick to day.

Henry has not come home yet to night.

9 oclock

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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

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Tuesday, March 11, 1919

Tuesday, March 11, 1919

A cool windy day the men folks put on the canvas for their plant beds this morning and cut & mauled this evening.

Kate Harvey come a few minutes to day. She eat dinner with us. She brought me some homony. I went with her part the way home. I carried Edna & Franklin to Marvins and Carrie looked after them while I went to Posie Reynolds and got some turnip salit.

We heard to day that Tom Lumpkins and Tom Johnson was dead, one of them at Danville and one at New Port News. Johnson Reynolds went to Danville to be at Lumpkins burial.

Jim got a letter from Nellie telling him that Mr Walker is very sick.

Jim & Ben walked over to the store at Renan to night. Mr Lewis was not there so they come home soon and went to bed.

10 oclock

I finished pickin the 1919 crop of cotton to night.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, April 12, 1919

Saturday, April 12, 1919

A good day. I went with Mr Dews to Cedar Forest. Mrs Lewis went also. Jim Brumfield carried me as far as Dews home. We then went on a waggon. Mr Mayhew & Robert went on Mayhews truck. I never saw as many people fishing on one day.

Nellie & Evylin come to day.

Mr. Owen went after guano. There was lots of people hauling fertilizer.

Wren come over to the river where I was and talked with me a while. I certainly did appreciate his comeing.

10 oclock

I left everything for Josie to do to day. Milkin and churning & cookin. I would like to do what I think is right a bout the work but cant do enough to suit them not if I stay at home and work all the time.

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Sunday, April 13, 1919

Sunday, April 13, 1919

A good day.

Josie & I got the dinner.

I went to Owens and dressed the baby.

Nellie and Evylin went home this evening.

Ben & Jim went to Gretna. They went on Bens car.

Sister Mary & Minty Motley come to day. Claud Debs? brough them. I am very glad that they come. Marvin & family come a few minutes this evening.

11 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, May 16, 1919

Friday, May 16, 1919

A good day. The men worked on tobacco land until twelve. Ben went to Gretna to meet Nellie Brumfield. Franklin & I went with him.

Irvin Lewis carried my calf to Gretna this morning. Henry Blair was up there.

10 clock

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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.

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Sunday, May 18, 1919

Sunday, May 18, 1919

A good day cool for May. We all staid at home until after dinner. Nellie Brumfield was here. We had fried chicken and coconut pies for dinner. This evening Ben and Jim and Josie and Franklin went with Nellie to Gretna. They were gone three hours. I went to Marvins

Maggie Brumfield and two children was there. I was glad to see them

9 oclock

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Sunday, June  1, 1919

Sunday, June 1, 1919

A good day & very warm.

Jim staid at home and gathered some cherries and straw berries. Josie and Edna & Franklin did not go to Strait Stone.

Ben & I and Henry went. Beatalis Owen wen on the car with us.

They had a big crowd and a plenty to eat. Nellie & Evylin came down. Sunday got to Straight Stone in time for dinner. They came back by here.

Nellie staid and Evylin and Edna went back to Chatham.

10 oclock

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Monday, June  2, 1919

Monday, June 2, 1919

A little shower this evening.

Ben went to Chatham this morning. Carried Henry with him. Nellie went home.

Ben brought Edna home. She was very much pleased with her trip to Chatham.

Josie gathered a bucket of cheries this morning.

This evening Mollie Reynolds came to the currant bushes. I met her. We gathered nearly two gallons of currants.

Jim plowed nearly all day on the patches.

10 clock

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Sunday, July  6, 1919

Sunday, July 6, 1919

A good morning. We all staid at home. Nellie & Evylin come this morning. Mr Tup Walker brought them. Kate Harvey & Carrie Smith and the little children come a little while. Jim & Ben went to the creek. Had to hurry back on account of a cloud. We have had the hardest rain I most ever saw. The branch is as high as I ever saw it. Washed the fence a way below the spring. Oh I am so sorry a bout the high water.

Evylin is playing the piano.

10 oclock

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Monday, July  7, 1919

Monday, July 7, 1919

A cloudy day. This morning the fences washed down and away. I lost a 4 galons of milk besides lots of other damage. Josie got dinner. Nellie sowed some on Josies dress. Evylin straitened up the parlor. I churned. It was a hard matter to get a fire a bout eleven oclock.

Mr Glass and Mr Vonwagner come. They eat dinner here. Nell & Evylin went with them to Chatham.

The boys killed the bees in two hives this evening.

Jim & Ben and Mr Owen went to Renan this evening. There has bin three or four cars passed here today. The roads are very bad.

Josie & the children and I went to Marvins this evening.

Paul Bennett got the car in the creek and never got home until twelve to day.

10: o clock

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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

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Tuesday, July 15, 1919

Tuesday, July 15, 1919

A good morning. Rain this evening and tonight. The branch has bin out of the banks and washed a way the foot bridge the third time in the last month.

Ben & Jim & Owen plowed in their tobacco this morning.

Nellie made preserves and caned berries all the morning.

Josie got dinner. I milked two cows and Josie one. She helped me milk.

Wren Worsham carried me & Henry and Isla Blair to Worshams pond to fish. I caught 4 small carp. I was glad to get them. We got back as far as George Blairs before it rained. George Jr brought us home. I am glad that they are so good to me. I eat dinner with Wren & Isla at a good spring on the hill.

Suiter? Blair and wife & son come to George Blairs this evening. I wanted to see Denia but she was at Ethels. I milked the cows after supper.

10:30 oclock

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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

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Thursday, July 17, 1919

Thursday, July 17, 1919

A rainy day. We could not get any water out of the spring that would do to use until nearly night. The men folks cant do anything in the crop.

Ben went to Mr Dews to play croquet. It rained so hard that they had to quit.

We had fried chicken for dinner. Did not try to get vegetables.

Josie sowed some. Made Henry a shirt. Nellie worked some button holes in Franklins clothes. Henry & Edna went to George Blairs this evening. They are trying to learn to recite some pieces.

9: oclock

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Friday, July 18, 1919

Friday, July 18, 1919

A rainy day. It has rained some for five days. Every thing is nearly drowned. The men folks has not done anything much to day.

Josie got dinner. Nellie washed and dried and ironed some of her clothes this evening.

I milk and churn.

Josie sewed some this evening.

Tom Edmons has cured a house of primings, the first that has bin cured a bout here.

9:30 oclock

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Saturday, July 19, 1919

Saturday, July 19, 1919

A rainy morning and it is raining to night. Did not rain all day but the most of it.

Jim carried Nellie to Gretna this morning.

Josie got dinner. To day she is complaining is hardly able to go.

The children and I went to Marvins. Alma Bennett was makeing Carrie a dress.

Josie got early supper. Jim did not get any dinner today.

9:30 oclock

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Tuesday, August 19, 1919

Tuesday, August 19, 1919

A good day. Jim & Ben saved [?] tobacco leaves. Paul Bennett & William Gilbert helped and Rees Smith and two of the Owen boys and Henry all handed leaves.

Josie got dinner.

Mr Tup Walker & Nellie & Evylin Brumfield come to day. This evening Charles and Virginia Harvey come. I was very glad to see them and Charles indeed as he had bin a way so long. Glad he was lookin so well.

The men folks is at the barn yet and little Henry is with them.

10 oclock

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