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1918

Saturday, January  5, 1918

Saturday, January 5, 1918

A clear day and colde. Ben and Josie and Hellen and Virginia come to the house half past two oclock this morning. We have bin a drowsy crowd to day. Ben went to the mill this morning. This evening he moved the stove and all the things that they had at the cabbin back where they belong.

Josie got dinner. She baked a pudding that we all enjoyed. To night Ben and Hellen and Virginia has gone to Mr Mayhews to a party. Josie and the children are all a sleep.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Sunday, July 20, 1919

Sunday, July 20, 1919

A rainy morning. Has not rained so much to day. We all staid at home until after dinner.

Ben went to Mayhews. Jim went to Marvins. George Blair come this evening. I was so sorry that the boys was not at home.

Josie got dinner. She cooked corn & butter beans and made a pudding. We all enjoyed our dinner.

10 oclock

Heard tonight that Jack Harvey & Bob Booker got home this evening.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Wednesday January 19, 1921

Wednesday January 19, 1921

A very colde day. Partly cloudy. Jim & Ben hauled in some feed then stripped tobacco for Mr Owen. Tonight they went to Marvins to help tye tobacco. Josie ironed some this morning. We both had a hand in getting dinner. We cooked cabbage & beans and made a crum pudding. I have set by the fire all that I well could. The children went to school. Heard today that Dorothy Worsham has scarlet fever. Mrs Edmons is very sick. Her daughter Mrs Hutcherson went to stay with her. I hope they all will soon be well.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday February 17, 1921

Thursday February 17, 1921

A beautiful day. Jim & Ben shucked corn all day or a bout. I went and shucked one shock.

Josie both had a hand getting dinner. Josie baked a cream puding. It was fine. This evening I went to Marvins. Kate Harvey was there. She did not stay late. I was glad to see her. Osker come down here this evening. Irvin Harvey was with him. Oscar brough Ben clover seed. He got some butter. They had company to night.

Henry and Edna went to school to day.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday March 24, 1921

Thursday March 24, 1921

A rainy day most of the day. Mrs Reynols was buried this evening. Ben went to the burial with Marvin. Jim staid at home all day. Josie got dinner. She baked a molasses pudding. It was fine.

I went to Georg Blairs. Lottie Craddock and her children was there. Isla was sewing. Denia & Cordie was makeing Edieth a doll. Denia was bakeing light rolls.

Willie Hutcherson and his mother went to Mrs. Reynols burial.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday October 13, 1921

Thursday October 13, 1921

A cool clear day. There was a killing frost this morning. Ben finished sowing wheat today. Jim shucked some corn. I washed some.

Josie got dinner. She had beef steak and potatoe pudding. We all enjoyed dinner.

Josie, Mabel and I went to Marvins this evening. They all seemed to be getting on well.

The children went to school to day.

Jim fed the cows corn stalks today. Every thing has dried up in the pasture. It is a gloomy time a bout something to feed on.

Last edit over 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1920

Friday, May 21, 1920

Friday, May 21, 1920

A rainy morning. Did not rain long. The boys planted a little tobacco then fixed land to plant. Mr Owen went to George Blairs to buy corn. Did not get any. Josie ironed all the morning. I cooked some onions and made a bread pudding, fried ham, and made bread & coffee. Josie planted some beans this evening. I did not do any thing much. Edna and I planted 180 potato slips. My lady cow has bin sick all day.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Sunday, June 20, 1920

Sunday, June 20, 1920

A rainy day. Just what we needed. Jim come from Chatham this morning. Bruce Reynolds brought him. We all have staid at home all day. Josie and I got dinner. We fried chicken and had peas and potatoes and corn starch pudding. There has bin very little passin here today. Mr Mayhew & some of his family on thier truck is all that passed that I saw. 8 30 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Saturday, January 21, 1922

Saturday, January 21, 1922

A bad day. Some rain and plenty of mud. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco all the morning. This evening Ben & Josie went to Strait Stone to Miss Anna Wilborns burial. Josie got dinner. I washed the dishes and churned while they were gone. Edna has been sick all day. I hope she may be better by morning. Maybel is better. There is right much sickness a bout. Ben has gone to the lodge tonight. Josie made a stew for dinner & made potatoe pudding.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Sunday, January 29, 1922

Sunday, January 29, 1922

A cloudy day most of the time. Snow melted some all day. We all staid at Home all day except Ben. He went to Mr Bookers a little while. Johnson Reynols come this morning and staid a while. I got dinner except the bread Josie made that. I killed and cooked a chicken and baked a molasses pudding. Josie washed the dishes after Dinner. I wrote Carrie a letter to day. Oh how I miss them. I would like so much to know how all of my children are getting on in this bad spell but cant know.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Friday, June 16, 1922

Friday, June 16, 1922

A good day we need rain bad. Ben & Jim plowed in the corn and Henry thinned corn all day.

Mrs. Car & Josie strung snaps Mrs. Trent & I scraped the potatos. I baked a pudding. This evening Mrs Hutcherson & Ada Hutcherson come and brought Josie some light rolls hot and some apples. Grace Vale come and picked berries. I went with them to the field.

Hattie bought four gallons of berries. There has bin the most dew berries that I ever saw.

I worked in Franklins foot this morning.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1923

Thursday, May 17, 1923

Thursday, May 17, 1923

A cool windy day. Jim and Ben worked on their tobacco ground getting it ready to plant. I baked a pudding and got a few strawberries for dinner. Have not done much of anything this evening. I have not felt well all day. We did not get any mail today. Thre was a wreck between Lynchburg and the island. Jim went to Renan this evening. Heard that they had sent Mr. Tiny[?] Shelton to Stanton. His mind has got bad. Henry calls. He has gone gigging. All the rest has gone to bed.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Nathani
Thursday, August 30, 1923

Thursday, August 30, 1923

A good day. Marvin and Carrie washed this morning. I got dinner. Snaps butter beans and corn and a potatoe pudding. I churned. A colored woman came and gathered the tomatoes. Some three or 4 bushels. Reese carried me to Gretna and to see Jenia Brumfield. She had come to see me. I come back with Reese. Little Christenia and a Miss Angle come with us home. They had water mellon and musk mellon and peaches. All they would eat. Reese carried them home. Carrie sewed some tonight. Finished one of Rays blouses.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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