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1918

Friday, January 11, 1918

Friday, January 11, 1918

A bad day. It snowed the most of the day and to night it is raining. Ben helped Marvin strip tobacco this evening. I got dinner. Baked cracklin corn bread.

Josie pieced on her quilt. I finished two aprons that I had commenced. I wrote a letter to Ludy Pugh to night.

Henry has bin complaining all day. They are all a bed and sleep I guess.

8 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, January 12, 1918

Saturday, January 12, 1918

A clear colde day.

We had a storm last night. It thundered and rained and the wind blowed very hard. Ben mended his fire place this morning then went to Renan. He helped Marvin strip tobacco this evening. To night he has gone to Strait Stone to the lodge.

I got breakfast this morning. Ben milked. Josie got dinner and washed dishes fed the chickens and calves. I have not tried to do anything out doors to day. Was afraid I might fall. I got a nice letter from Effie to day.

8 30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, January 23, 1918

Wednesday, January 23, 1918

A clear colde day. Ben hauled in a shock of corn this morning. He is very much complaining to night.

Josie sewed on her quilt some today.

I got dinner and washed the dishes. I went to Marvins a little while this evening. Marvin went to Gretna to day got home before dark was well pleased with the sale of his tobacco. It was and awful bad day to go any where.

9 oclock

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

Saturday, February 2, 1918

Snowed nearly all day Ben Hauled a load of stalks and a little Straw to day Josie got dinner. I washed dishes after dinner

We both done as little as we could make out with Henry is some better off to night 8 oclock

Josie made the fire in the Stove this morning

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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 over 10 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 over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, March 18, 1918

Monday, March 18, 1918

A good day. I am still at Charles. He is very sick. Frank Mays started to Danville this morning with the last of Charles crop of tobacco. Mollie Reynolds and Kate Harvey come to Charles s.

Kate had bin down to Marvin Smiths.

9 40 oclock

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Tuesday, May  7, 1918

Tuesday, May 7, 1918

A good day. Ben and Owen plowed some. Ben plowed in the garden.

I got dinner.

Josie made Ernest Lovelace a dress. Paul Smith and Roy staid here nearly all day.

They all did so well that we enjoy having them.

Josie went and bathed the baby this morning.

Mr Dews come this morning and got a pig. He paid $7.00 for it.

Paul Bennett come here today and went to work. He thinks he will make a crop of tobacco.

I hope he may stay and do well.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, May 20, 1918

Monday, May 20, 1918

A good day. Ben and Paul worked on tobacco land.

I got dinner and churned. Put ashes on the potatoes this evening. Went to Carries a few minutes this evening.

Josie made her silk waist to day. The preacher come to see Paul this morning.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, May 21, 1918

Tuesday, May 21, 1918

A good day.

The men folks worked on tobacco land.

Josie washed.

I got dinner. Marvin carried Denia and I and Ren Worsham to Mr Jessie Worshams pond. I caught some minners. When I got home Josie had milked the cows and she got supper.

8 oclock

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Wednesday, May 22, 1918

Wednesday, May 22, 1918

A good day. Ben finished his tobacco land to day now he is ready for rain.

Mrs Edmons come this morning and staid a few hours.

Alma Bennett come here last night. She made Paul two shirts to day. Josie and I both had a hand in the dinner.

We planted two rows of tomatoes this evening.

I got one doz aster plants today. Effie Brumfield sent them from Richmond.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, May 23, 1918

Thursday, May 23, 1918

A good day. Ben went to Stevin Davis s to day and got a sack of ferterlizer. Finished Pauls tobacco land. He plowed in the garden and planted corn in the bottom. Josie and I planted pea nuts. I planted some Irish potatoes. Josie got dinner. Alma Bennett made Edna a dress this evening.

Ben carried Alma to Johnson Reynolds to night. Paul and Henry and Josie all went. I washed dishes while they were gone.

10 15 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, May 24, 1918

Friday, May 24, 1918

A good day. We had a good rain last night. We planted tobacco all day. The men folks planted and Mrs Owen and I drawed plants. Josie got dinner and churned.

Some men come to see Ben about a school.

Ben put the pigs in a pen last night.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, May 25, 1918

Saturday, May 25, 1918

A good morning. Rain this evening.

The menfolks planted tobacco all day. Mr Dews helped them this evening.

I went to Blairs this morning and got potatoe slips. Mrs Owen and I drawed plants part of the day.

Josie ironed this morning and churned and got dinner.

Kate Harvey solde her cow to day we guess. She passed here some one driving her.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, May 27, 1918

Monday, May 27, 1918

A good day.

Ben and Owen and Paul planted tobacco. Mrs Owen and I drawed plants. Josie got dinner. In the evening Josie went to the plant bed. I planted some potatoe slips.

There was a lot of hard thunder this evening but no rain. Kate Harvey come a while this evening.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, May 28, 1918

Tuesday, May 28, 1918

A good day. We want rain badly.

Ben went to Chatham.

Kate and Virginia and Hazel and Marvin all went to Chatham. Henry and I finished planting potatoe slips this morning.

Lizzie and Gordon Bennett come this evening. We all went up to see Carrie a while. Mr and Mrs Padget and Ethel Worsham and Isla Blair was at Carries. Ben went to Odie Kellies after the tobacco planter. He carried all the children with him.

8 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, May 29, 1918

Wednesday, May 29, 1918

A good day. Ben watered and planted tobacco.

Josie washed. I got dinner.

Denia Blair come this evening. We carried Edna and Franklin to Carries and we went after straw berries.

Kate and Irvin Harvey come and got a cow this morning.

8 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, May 31, 1918

Friday, May 31, 1918

A good day.

The men plowed corn. Josie ironed. I got dinner. This evening I planted some beans in the garden then went to Carries a little while.

Marvin planted tobacco with a planter. Reese and Henry droped plants.

Mr Murphy come to see a bout getting the school house for a play.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, June  3, 1918

Monday, June 3, 1918

Some rain this morning it was badly needed.

Ben and Paul replanted tobacco. Mr Owen was at his brothers near Altavista. He brought a calf home this evening. Josie made Edna a dress to day.

Mrs Bailiss come and got some butter. I worked in the garden a while this evening. Eula Mayhew come and got a few tomato plants and Josies cards to make bats for a quilt.

9 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, June  4, 1918

Tuesday, June 4, 1918

A good day.

Ben and Paul and Owen replanted tobacco until dinner then commence to work out the tobacco.

Josie washed. I got dinner. Killed the first young chicken to day.

We all went to Carries. I went to Reynolds. Kate Harvey come to Carries. Doris and Christenia Reynolds come here, They wanted my suitcase and got it.

Hazel is sick. Hope she may be better by morning.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, June  5, 1918

Wednesday, June 5, 1918

A good day. Ben and Paul worked tobacco. Kate Harvey and Josie found a swarm of bees in the orchard yesterday.

Ben hived them this morning. I hope that they may do well. Josie got dinner. I worked some in the garden. Planted some muskmellon seed and few pea nuts. I planted a few pumpkin seed.

I went to Blairs late this evening. They were all well. Sallie Blair was there. Did not see Cordie or Nettie. They were at Ren Worshams.

10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, June  6, 1918

Thursday, June 6, 1918

A good day most of the day. Had a little rain this evening. Ben and Paul still working tobacco. Josie ironed. I got dinner. I planted some cucumber and pumpkin seed.

Josie and Ben went to Strait Stone this evening and got some things. Among them were 4 tin buckets.

Mr Dave Layne and his son [ink smear] Walter and got a cow [smear] and calf.

Edna and Franklin are sick. If anyone wonders why this page is so blotted, I went to sleep.

9 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, June  7, 1918

Friday, June 7, 1918

A good day.

Ben and Paul worked tobacco all day. I washed a little this morning. Josie churned and got dinner. Baked a cake. This evening she washed the dining room floor.

George Worsham come here this evening assessing property. I planted sunflower seed this evening.

Tonight Ben has gone to Marvins to try and mend the freezer. Hope he can get it mended.

10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, June 11, 1918

Tuesday, June 11, 1918

A clear day we need rain so bad.

Ben worked tobacco half of the day then cut wheat for Marvin this evening.

Josie got dinner. I churned and then worked the sweet potatoes and pea nuts

This evening I got up some of the onions.

Josie sewed all the evening. Carrie got Hazels pictures to day. She is not pleased with them. I am anxious to see them.

9 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 about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, June 13, 1918

Thursday, June 13, 1918

A clear day. Ben finished cutting wheat to day.

Josie ironed some. I got dinner. Denia come a while this morning. Kate and Lee and two of Lees children come a little while this morning. Lee was looking for tobacco plants.

I went to Marvins a little while this evening. We got supper before night today and Ben and Josie and the children all went to Jim Powers and have not got back yet.

10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, June 17, 1918

Monday, June 17, 1918

We had a good shower this morning it was badly needed. Ben and Paul replanted tobacco all day after it quit raining.

Josie and Ben went over to the school house to get the things that was left Sat night. I worked a little in the garden.

Josie went up to Marvins a while. Mollie Reynolds come with her back.

Mrs Owens sent us a mess of snaps this evening. I am glad of them.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, June 26, 1918

Wednesday, June 26, 1918

A cloudy day no rain. The men folks replanted tobacco this morning. Josie got dinner. She went to the mill this morning and to Renan. She carried the children with her to Renan.

This evening Ben carried Henry and I to Cedar Forest fishing. I caught three cat fish.

Turned them in the branch at home.

Paul has gone to the school house to night.

9 30 oclock

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Wednesday, July  3, 1918

Wednesday, July 3, 1918

A good day. Ben and Paul plowed tobacco this morning. Ben plowed the sweet potatoes. This evening Ben mowed. Josie got dinner. I churned and worked some in the garden. Josie tried to find some black berries found enough for supper with cream.

Heard today that Posies baby is sick hope she may get well.

Mr Owen has bin sick to day. Hope he may be able to work by in the morning.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, July  8, 1918

Monday, July 8, 1918

Cloudy and some rain to day. Ben commenced laying by tobacco.

Mr Hubbard come to Marvins and commenced to bore a well. Josie got dinner. I dodged a round as usual.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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