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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
Sunday, June 23, 1918

Sunday, June 23, 1918

A cool day for this time of the year. Ben and Josie and Paul Bennett went to Strait Stone to preaching.

Henry and I staid at home. Gladis and Hugh Brumfield come. Kate and Irvin Harvey come. They were here for dinner I was glad that Kate come. She had not bin here in a long time be fore.

I went to Willie Mayhews to an ice cream party. The cream was fine I did enjoy it so much. I come home on Mr Bob Starkeys car was glad of the ride. Heard that Nannie Reynolds has a girl born to day.

9 30 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, August 15, 1918

Thursday, August 15, 1918

A good day had a little rain this evening. Ben and Paul helped Dews tie leaves this evening. Josie got dinner.

This evening Ben carried us to Marvins. We helped Carrie can grape juice and tomatoes. Mrs Wooding and Virginia Smith and Virginia Wooding come to Carries a few minutes this evening.

Paul Bennett has gone to Jim Reynolds to a party to night. Ben lone him his car. I hope that nothing wont happen to it.

Marvin brought us home this evening.

9 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, December 25, 1918

Wednesday, December 25, 1918

A good day. The roads is very muddy. Ben hunted some today. He killed four rabbits gave two of them to William Gilbert.

Josie and I staid at home.

Kate and Irvin Harvey come and eat dinner with us. They drove Prince home and Irvin brought him home. I had a letter from John and Effie Brumfield.

Mary Brumfield sent me a book to write in the coming year. Hope I may be able to write in it. Dick Woodings folks gave a party to night.

The children had a good time to day playing with the things they got this morning.

I got several presents was glad of them.

8 oclock

Josie gathered a bunch of violets in the garden to day

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, December 30, 1918

Monday, December 30, 1918

A good day Ben & Owen hauled some stalks for the cows. Josie staid at home all day. I went with Marvin & Carie to Ren Worshams We had a very pleasant day Ethel had a good dinner and I certainly did enjoy it I am glad that Ren has a nice good house.

Ben & Josie has gone to Mr Mayhews to a party Virginia & Reubin Reynolds came by on their way to Mayhews. Hugh Brumfield is here to nigh it seems that they can't go to sleep.

I got a letter from Lottie Craddock I am always glad to hear from them

10 o'clock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

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

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, June 28, 1919

Saturday, June 28, 1919

A good day. A cool east wind all day. Ben & Owen choped a little in the tobacco. The land two wet to work.

Josie got dinner. I did not do much of any thing.

This evening Ben & the children and I and Beatriss Owen went to Strait Stone to a lawn party. They solde ice cream. I enjoyed it all. Mrs. Car was there. They had a big crowd. Could of solde as much more cream if they had it.

Marvin and his crowd was there. We got home about sundown. Josie got supper. I milked.

Irvin Harvey rode Bens colte to Strait Stone.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, December 27, 1919

Saturday, December 27, 1919

A good day. Ben & Marvin hunted some. Bruce Reynolds come to see Thelma & Mary. They went with him home and staid a while.

Josie & I got dinner. We had two ducks for dinner. They were fine. I killed and dressed a turkey today. Ben & Thelma & Mary has gone to Bob Starkeys to a party to night.

Bruce & Clifton and Jane Reynolds went to Mrs Gravelys this evening.

8:30 oclock

Last edit almost 5 years ago by ScarletB
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 over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Saturday October 29, 1921

Saturday October 29, 1921

A good day. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco most of the day. This evening Ben went to the island after roofing. I went with him. We did not stay long. We come home and eat supper and all except Jim went to the school house to a Halowene party. They solde ice cream and candy. There was a big crowd and I think they nearly all had a good time.

There was 4 of my chiildren and a lot of my grand children & great grand children.

I went to sleep and let the ink get on my book.

Last edit over 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1920

Thursday, January 29, 1920

Thursday, January 29, 1920

A beautiful day. Jim split and brought in a big pile of stove wood. I was glad. Ben finished his basket. Owen bought some hay and brought in one load. Tonight Jessie Hutcherson come and ask Ben & Josie to a party. Jim has gone to Marvin's. Josie washed a big washing today. I staid with the children. Henry & Edna went to school. I am a fraid that the baby is sick. 9 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Neil Brumfield
Friday, March 26, 1920

Friday, March 26, 1920

A rainy morning. The children did not go to school. Mrs. Wooding come by this evening and left Virginia to play with Edna. The men folks planted posts to put up a fence. Josie ironed. I got dinner. Got three boxes of borax from Russel Peak and finished my soap makeing.

8 oclock

Josie heard that there is to be a party at Mr Powers to night. They were not invited.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Thursday, July 22, 1920

Thursday, July 22, 1920

Foggy this morning but no rain today. Ben & Jim got sticks a gain today. Josie got dinner. Charles & Irvin Harvey come here on a car. Charles worked on it all the morning. Would not stay to dinner. Charles come this eve and carried Evylin to Mr Moses to a party. I planted some pepper plants and peas. I went to Marvins a few minutes this evening. Carrie was canning berries. I picked a bucketful and canned them.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday, October  2, 1920

Saturday, October 2, 1920

2ond day

Ben and Jim cut corn until dinner this evening. Ben carried Edna and I [to] White Falls to fish. This morning I washed a little. Josie got dinner. There was a lawn party at Strait Stone this evening. Marvin and the little boys went. The cream was very nice. Ben & Henry has gone hunting.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday, November 13, 1920

Saturday, November 13, 1920

A bright colde day. Ben and Jim stripped tobacco. They eat dinner at Marvins. Franklin staid with Aunt Carrie. Reese and Henry and I went to Worshams Pond. I wish I had staid at home and worked. Ben heard from Josie. She wants to come home Monday. Mrs Car and the little children are at Jim Powers. I will be glad when they come home. Earl Booker come with us on the car near Lees home. She was going to John Emersons to a party tonight.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Monday, January  9, 1922

Monday, January 9, 1922

A beautiful day. Jim & Ben stripped tobacco this morning and worked on their plant bed this evening. Josie got dinner. I sewed a little this evening. I went to Johnson Reynols. Found Mollie by her self. Had pleasant evening. She walked with me half way home. Johnson was stripping tobacco. I did not see him. Mr Norman Booker got him a horse on trial. He was plowing this evening. Mr Mayhew gave a party tonight. Ben & Josie went to stay a while. Also Jamie Gravely is giving a party. Several cars has passed.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Friday, March 10, 1922

Friday, March 10, 1922

A rainy day. Rained all night last night and it is raining to night. They teacher intended to have a box party at the school houes tonight but I guess there wont be many there. I am sorry that the weather is so bad. Jim & Ben has not done much today. Henry & Edna went to school. Josie got dinner. We had caned sausage & eggs and tomatoes. I washed dishes after dinner and fixed the butter. Have not done much today except dodge around and set by the fire. Ben milked Lady tonight. Josie milked Red.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Ladybug1492
Tuesday, October 31, 1922

Tuesday, October 31, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim went to Gretna. Ben went for medicine for Josie this evening. Ben carried some corn to the mill and let me go with him. I fished while they ground the corn. I caught two fish. I put them in the branch clack. Sent Josie a bird for her supper. She eat the bird and then had the head ache. Fannie went to Mount Ainy[?] to a party. Halawene they called it. Mrs Anderson & Fanny Hendricks sent Josie some nice flowers today. She has had a lot of nice flowers sent her.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Thursday, November 30, 1922

Thursday, November 30, 1922

A clear good day. Jim & Ben stripped tobacco all day. Henry and Edna went to Mr George Eemersons to a birth day party. Lawsons birth day. They had a fine time. Julia Emerson come with them home. Cordie Blair come to see Aunt Jo this evening. Josie has suffered awful this evening. Heard today that Mr Rufus Car got his finger cut very bad sawing wood. I got dinner. Had a turkey for dinner. We all enjoyed it very much. Fannie thought Hellen was comeing to stay until bed time. Billie Emerson & Henry & B & Lawson Emerson has gone hunting.

Thanksgiving Day.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart

1923

Thursday, June 14, 1923

Thursday, June 14, 1923

A good day. Jim and Ben plowed all the morning. Ben cut wheat for Mr Booker. The children was invited to Mr. Rufus Carrs to a birth day party and Ben could not carry them. Edna cried. I wish they could of went. We had a vegetable dinner. Snaps, potatoes, peas, beets. I had an onion. The children was at Mr Bookers all the evening. This evening has seemed long to me here by my self. John Ward and Henry thined corn all day.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Saturday, September 29, 1923

Saturday, September 29, 1923

A good day. Jim and Henry and John Ward cut corn. Ben helped Lee with his books. Henry has gone up there tonight. Evelin and Edna washed the dishes tonight. Nellie did not come home today. There was an ice cream party at Edge Hill this evening. I worked on the turnip patch some a gain this evening. I sowed some seed on it. Hope to live to see what it will make. I gathered some butter beans this evening. They are getting a few and far between. The children and I got potatoe vines for the cows tonight.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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