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1918

Friday, February  8, 1918

Friday, February 8, 1918

A clear morning cloudy this evenin. Ben hauled some wood this morning.

Cut feed and sawed wood this evening. Marvin Smith and William Gilbert helped him. Josie swept the yard some and got dinner.

Some man passed here today and a greed to take the cow that I bought from Marvin. Johnson Reynolds colte is here tonight. He went to Gretna today. Have not heard how tobacco solde to day.

9 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, March  2, 1918

Saturday, March 2, 1918

A good day.

Ben and Owen hauled stalks this morning then Ben went to Charles and worked on his corn house until twelve. Come home for dinner.

This evening he plowed the colt in the garden then got the locus stump up that was in the yard.

Josie and I burnt some brush that was in the garden. Mrs Hubbard was buried this evening. None of us did not go to the burial.

8 30 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, September 24, 1918

Tuesday, September 24, 1918

A good day. Denia and I spent the day at Jo Towlers. They were all well.

We tried to come by the grave yard. I had for got where it was so we did not find it.

Got back to Letchers alright. All well to night at Letchers.

Would like to know how all was at home.

Do hope they are all well.

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, September 26, 1918

Thursday, September 26, 1918

A good morning. Rain this evening.

Denia and I staid at Letchers until dinner then went to see John Craddocks sister. Mary Towler went with us. Found them well.

While we were there it rained. When we started home the creek was up so that we could not cross where we did when we went over there so we crossed on a fence and crossed two branches on poles and rails. None of us fell or got wet. We come by the grave yard and got to Letchers OK.

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Monday, January 20, 1919

Monday, January 20, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim worked on Owens house. Lizzie and Earl Bennett went from here this morning. I hope that they got home without an accident. The roads is very bad. I helped Mr. Owen strip tobacco. We stripped all that they had in the pit and filled it up again. I went to Marvins a few minutes this evening. Kate Harvey was there. We came back by the grave yard. Eva had fallen out of her box and hurt herself right bad.

Josie staid at the house and got dinner.

Tonight Mr. Owen is here and they played cards.

9 o'clock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, October 24, 1919

Friday, October 24, 1919

A cloudy day. The men folks stripped tobacco.

Josie got dinner. Nellie brought the water that she used and the wood was in the house.

I washed some. Did not put out the clothes.

I went to George Blairs. Denia and the girls was cleaning the yards.

Cordie Blair has some beautiful flowers. Isla has not come home yet.

Tonight Ben and Henry has gone hunting.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Sunday January  2, 1921

Sunday January 2, 1921

A good day. Ben and family staid at home all day. Some of them was workin the tipewriter about all the time. I got dinner then went to Marvins. They were eating dinner. They had bin to preaching at Strait Stone. Carrie and I walked over to Mr Hutchersons.

Mr & Mrs Hutcherson was not at home. We saw Willie Hutcherson & Frank Blair. Went to the grave yard then come home.

We have looked for Jim Brumfield all the evening but he has not come yet.

Ben Josie and the children are at the dining room eating a snack.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday November 18, 1921

Friday November 18, 1921

A good day. Very warm for Nov. Jim stripped tobacco all day and tonight. Henry went to the barn tonight. Ben went to Danville yesterday. He has just come home tonight. He solde tobacco today. Solde very well for what it was. So sorry. Josie ironed a big pile of clothes today and raked on the yard some. I got dinner. I churned. This evening I went to Marvins. I guess they will call the baby Julia. I am glad of it. Mabel has bin good today for her to be. All of the rest of the children went to school.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Tuesday December 20, 1921

Tuesday December 20, 1921

A good day. Ben sawed wood at Reynols. Jim hauled chaff and put it on the land. Norman Booker had the horse Jake a while this morning. Henry & Edna went to school. Josie has bin cleaning up the house and yard all day. I got dinner and washed the dishes while Josie cracked and picked walnuts for a cake. I got a letter from Effie Brumfield. Also a year book from the family, a nice one. I am glad of it. Hope I may live to write it out. I feel that I am in the way now. I am olde fashioned and slow to get about. All of the young ones that live to be olde will know how I feel.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker

1920

Saturday, October  9, 1920

Saturday, October 9, 1920

9th A good day. Jim and Ben plowed some and hauled up the sweet potatoes. Josie and I got dinner. Josie pulled weeds in the yard. I went to Marvins a few minutes this evening. Reese and Henry and I went to White Falls. Come by Kates. She was not at home. Gordon Bennett & Frances come this evening.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Saturday, March 11, 1922

Saturday, March 11, 1922

Clear most of the day. Cool & windy. Ben & Jim cut and sawed up the wood that the ice broke and cleaned up the spring yard. The nicest it has bin in along time. I am glad that they did it. Josie has tried to see what she could do today. She helped to milk then cut salit for dinner. Went to the spring & washed it. Killed a chicken and dressed it. Finished dinner then baked a cake. Washed Mabel & Franklin and dressed them. Helped milk tonight and got up the eggs. Washed the dishes after supper. I kept busy but did not do much of any thing.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Saturday, November 18, 1922

Saturday, November 18, 1922

[note at top of page] I turned two leaves and wrote on the wrong page.

A cloudy day and a little rain. Ben and Jim and Henry cut stalks this morning. This evening Henry was caught by the band and had his shirt and pants torn off of him. It is a wonder that he was not kill. He was not hurt much. Broke his watch all to pieces. Mrs. Booker and Mrs Kelie come to see Josie this evening. Mr. Kellie come for them. Mrs Rufus Carr sent Josie some birds. Ben and Jim and Henry went to Strait Stone for some barrels. They got them. Fannie went to Kates this evening to spend the night. Hattie cleaned the yard some this morning.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani

1923

Wednesday, March 28, 1923

Wednesday, March 28, 1923

A very windy day. Ben carried Lizzie to Dr. Owen this morning. Mrs Owen carried her to Gretna. Jim plowed while Ben was gone. Then Ben plowed the ballance of the day. Working three horses to the plow and it pulls them hard. Jim worked some on the garden. Cleaned out the spring. Raked around the spring yard and burned the trash. Henry and Edna has bin sick all day. They are broke out now and I hope they will soon be well again. Nell has waited on the children with some thing to try to eat and water to drink. She has cut out sewing but did not do much sewing today.

Last edit about 7 years ago by Nathani
Monday, April 23, 1923

Monday, April 23, 1923

A very windy daty. The men worked on their land all day Ben tried to burn the honey suck in the grave yard. Did not burn well. The children went to school. Lelia come here a little while this morning. Hatie washed today. The wind blowed the clothes all about. They soon got dry. I have bin busy all day.Worked the button holes in Henrys shirts milked the cows twice churned once cooked breafast dinner and supper. Washed dishes tonight.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Nathani
Saturday, October 27, 1923

Saturday, October 27, 1923

A very good day. Jim and Ben worked on tobacco. I got Ben to go to Renan and pay my taxes. That bothered him some but I am glad that it was done. Henry and John Ward got up the sweet potatoes. We made a good crop. They should of bin got up sooner. I am sure they won't keep. The children has played out doors most of the day. The day has seemed long to me. I have bin busy all day. Cooked three meals and churned. Milked twice. Swept the yard some. Shucked a little corn and tied a little tobacco. I guess I had done a little of so many things [and?] the day seem long.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Nathani
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