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1919

Saturday, February 22, 1919

Saturday, February 22, 1919

A very rainy day. Owen hauled two loads of wood. Had to quit it rained so hard. Jim cut some wood this morning. Ben went to Glenland to a trustee meeting.

Josie got dinner. Irvin Harvey come and brought us some chicken. We certainly did enjoy it.

I made me an apron and mended some things. I cut and sewed some rag strings to night. Edna wound the ball for me. She loves to wind the balls.

There is a thunder cloud to night. Josie made some candy this evening.

9:10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, February 26, 1919

Wednesday, February 26, 1919

A clear good day. Ben started to Richmond this morning. I have felt disapointed all day but I think it is best that I did not go. Josie is bad off with colde so she cant hardly go. Jim cut wood all day. Owen went to the mill this morning.

I have done most of the work today. Sallie Blair commenced to teach school to day. Mr Lewis carried Ben to Gretna. I heard from my calf to day. It brought me $20 12/cts.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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
Tuesday, March 18, 1919

Tuesday, March 18, 1919

A good day. Had a hard rain last night. Ben went to meet Jim this morning. They helped Marvin raise a stable this evening. We all was at Marvins this evening. Mollie Reynols was there. Kate Harvey sent me some turnip salit by Irvin.

Emmit Brumfield come with Paul Smith home this evening. Henry Blair is here tonight. They are playing cards. Edna has a bad cough.

8 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, March 23, 1919

Sunday, March 23, 1919

A good day. We all staid at home and eat dinner. We had fried chicken for dinner.

This evening Ben & Josie, Edna & Franklin and I went to Jim Powers. The first time I have bin on a car this year.

Jim went to Marvin Smiths. Kate Harvey was at Marvins.

Fred & Irvin Hutcherson come here to day. Henry was very glad. I guess they had a good time.

8 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, April 11, 1919

Friday, April 11, 1919

A rainy day. Ben & Jim could not do much of any thing.

Josie ironed. I helped some and helped a bout the dinner & washing the dishes.

Got nearly wet attending to my chickens. It has bin a bad day on them. Mrs. Dews intended to go fishing and take me but it was so bad she did not go.

Mr. Lewis sent Ben five nice fish by William Gilbert. Don't know what they will cost him.

9 oclock

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Tuesday, April 15, 1919

Tuesday, April 15, 1919

A good day. Ben & Owen worked on their tobacco land. Jim plowed some in the garden.

Bettie Rosser washed.

Mary and Mintie and I and Edna & Henry went to Johnsons. Nannie Kate Reynols & her baby come over there.

Josie baked some pies for dinner. I cut salit.

I went to Renan. Paid Lewis what I owed him. Bought some prunes & candy.

My shoes that Josie ordered come. I got a little check interest on my bonds.

10 oclock

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Sunday, May 11, 1919

Sunday, May 11, 1919

A good day. We all staid at home until dinner. Kate & Irvin Harvey come and eat dinner with us. When Kate started home Josie and I walked with her as far as Marvins.

Mollie & Reubin Reynolds come while we were gone. Johnson & Bruce Reynolds come to Marvins. Bruce brought me home. I sent Reubin some roses. The bees swarmed to day.

10 oclock

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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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Sunday, June 15, 1919

Sunday, June 15, 1919

A good day. Josie got dinner. Lizzie Bennett and I went to George Blairs for dinner. Gordon & his wife and Earl and Paul Bennett all was there for dinner. They had a good dinner. Marvin & family and Irvin and Kate Harvey all come here a while this evening. I would of liked to of bin here two.

Jim went to Johnsons a while this evening. Ben staid at home all day.

Franklin & his mother has the tooth ache.

9 oclock

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Monday, June 23, 1919

Monday, June 23, 1919

A cloudy day. Rain tonight. Ben cut his oats to day. Jim come home from Chatham to night. He come with Johnson Reynolds.

Mrs. Owen come a while this evening. Brought her new baby Benjamine Franklin.

I went to George Blairs this evening. They were getting up their wheat.

Mr Charley Hutcherson was planting corn this evening on wheat land.

Isla Blair & Cordie was gone to Ren Worshams

10 oclock

Ben bought a sack of ship [?] stuff from Irvin Lewis.

Last edit over 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

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Monday, July 21, 1919

Monday, July 21, 1919

Rain a gain to day. The boys toped some tobacco this morning.

Josie washed some this morning and went to Carries this evening.

I went to see Mag this evening. They were all well. Doris & Fannie had gone to Mrs Kellies. I come by Kates to see Jack but did not see him. Irvin & Jack had gone to Lee Brumfields for some aples.

I started to walk up there. I went by Marvins. Reese wanted to take me and they let him. I am mighty glad that they did as it rained so hard that I could of hardly got home. Cordie & Nettie was at the store.

10 oclock

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Sunday, August  3, 1919

Sunday, August 3, 1919

A good day. We all staid at home. John & his children was here. Mary Brumfield & Doris & Janie Brumfield & Gladis Floid Reynolds and Irvin Harvey was all here this evening.

Josie and I got dinner. We had a nice roast of beef Mollie Reynolds gave me. I think all enjoyed them selves.

Mary & Edwin had quite an arguament a bout woman voteing.

10: oclock

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Saturday, September 13, 1919

Saturday, September 13, 1919

A good day. Ben painted at Owens house to day. Jim & Owen stripped tobacco.

Josie and I got dinner. This evening I went to George Blairs. Went by Charley Hutchersons and bought a busel of meal. Irvin Harvey brough it home for me. I stopped at Jessie Hutchersons a few minutes. All the young folks from Blairs was gone to a lawn partie at Edge Hill.

Ben has gone to Strait Stone to night to the lodge.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, October  1, 1919

Wednesday, October 1, 1919

A good day. Jim & Ben worked on Marvin's stable all day. Ben lost some time. Josie has been sick all day. She has a little girl born at 8 oclock tonight. Dr Owen went from here to Irvin Bennetts. The children all staid at Carries tonight.

I have done what work has bin done here to day. There is a light in the north tonight. Dont know what caused it. The fair is going on at Lynchburg 10 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, October 26, 1919

Sunday, October 26, 1919

A good day. Very warm for the time of year.

Josie & I got dinner.

Nellie went home this evening. Ben carried her to Gretna. Jim and Franklin went.

I went to Marvins a few minutes. Ren & Ethel and all their children come a while this evening. I was glad to see them.

We agreed to take a negro girl to help us. She came this morning to see us.

Lawson Emerson & Jo Edmons come this evening to see Henry.

Aubra & Emet Brumfield was at Marvins this evening and Irvin Harvey. They had a time riding wheels.

9 oclock

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Sunday, November 30, 1919

Sunday, November 30, 1919

A good day. Jim & Ben rambled a round all day. Josie got dinner. I killed a chicken & dressed it ready to cook.

I went to see Kate & Mag. I eat dinner with Kate. She was at home by her self. This evening Dr & Pearl Wiggin and Charles & Irvin Harvey come to Kates. We were at Mags. I was glad to see the children.

I walked all the way home and nearly all the way there. Claude Edmons carried me on their car from our barn to the fork of the road at Johnson Reynolds barn. I was mighty glad of that much help.

Virginia Harvey went back to school to day.

9:30 ocl

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Sunday, December 21, 1919

Sunday, December 21, 1919

A good day. Jim & Ben brought Bell from Mr Laynes this morning.

Josie & I got dinner.

Doris & Janie and Aubra Brumfield come here this evening. Irvin Harvey & Reese & Paul Smith come a while. I went to Marvins a few minutes.

Josie got supper.

I put on a pair of bed room slippers that Josie gave me. I like them fine.

8 oclock

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Wednesday, December 31, 1919

Wednesday, December 31, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim went hunting. A lot of the grand children come to night and a few others. Kate and Irvin walked down here. The children played until midnight. They all said that they had a good time. I did not have anything to do with the askin them.

I am glad that the Xmas is gone. Every day is preshious but the excuse for doing nothing is gone.

We have had good wood and have had good fires for which I want to be thankful. I have not bin sick a day so that I could not go a bout. I feel sad to think of this being the last time that I will write in this book.

one oclock 1920

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1921

Saturday January 29, 1921

Saturday January 29, 1921

A good morning. Cloudy this evening and some hail. The men stripped tobacco most of the day. Shucked some corn just at night.

Josie and Henry went to the store this evening at Cedar Forest. The baby has bin very good for her all evening. The children has very bad coughs. The olde hog caught one of my chickens to day. Miss Carter taught school today to make up a lost day. Irvin Harvey got a phonagrapt from the Island today for Virginia Harvey. Hope she may be pleased with it.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday January 30, 1921

Sunday January 30, 1921

A cloudy day and a little rain. Josie and Ben & Jim & the children staid at home all day. Josie got dinner. She baked pies mince and potatoe pies.

I went to Johnsons. Reubin Reynols come for me and Johnson brought me home. Mollie had a good dinner. I enjoyed my visit. Floid and Christenia had kites and let them fly. They were the first that I ever saw fly. Irvin Harvey come there this evening. He has growed and is a fine looking boy. Virginia was at home today.

8 oclock

Josies cactus is in bloom now.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
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 about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday April 22, 1921

Friday April 22, 1921

A cloudy windy day. Rain just at night. Jim and Ben worked all day at home. Josie ironed and got dinner.

I went to Long Island with Grace Brumfield. Reese Smith carried us. We fished all day and did not catch any thing. We eat dinner and supper at Mr Peaks. Mr and Mrs Peak was very nice to me and I am very glad for any kindness that is to me.

Mr Mayhew & Mr Irvin Lewis and his mother was fishing. Mr Less Rourks and Beaula brought us home. I hope I have not done any harm to any one to day. If so excuse me.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Wednesday June 15, 1921

Wednesday June 15, 1921

A good day. I was at Jo Towler this morning. Sister Mary and I went to Letchers and eat dinner then went to see Lottie Craddock. Did not see Earnest.

They have two nice little children. Irvins wife and baby come to Earnest. I was glad to see them. I eat supper at Letchers then he brought me to Tim Bennetts. I am glad to be at Tims tonight.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday September  3, 1921

Saturday September 3, 1921

A hot dry day. Ben fired on his tobacco all day. Jim and Henry suckered tobacco until dinner.

Josie staid at the barn while Ben carried Jim to Gretna. Ben brought Elsie East & Effie Brumfield home from Gretna. Oscar Brumfield carried his mother and Hugh and Aubra Brumfield and Ralph East to White Falls. We caught several fish. Jim Thomson was there with his car. He brought us part the way home and I was glad that he did.

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday November  8, 1921

Tuesday November 8, 1921

A good day. Ben served as one of the judges at the elect tion. He sent Irvin Harvey for Josie and I. We went and voted. We voted the Democrat ticket. We went to Otho Blairs a while. Kate & Virginia Harvey/Moses as was was there. We had a pleasant visit. Josie went to see Carrie a few minutes. Mabel & Franklin has sore feet so that they can hardly walk.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday December 24, 1921

Saturday December 24, 1921

A cloudy day. Rain tonight. Ben went to William Gilberts this morning and carried some things for them that Carrie sent and Josie sent some things two for their children. Henry & Ben hunted some this evening. Did not get any game. We boiled some ham. I boiled the last of the hogs feet. Josie baked a cake. She ironed all the morning. Irvin Harvey come this morning and got their cow & little calf. The children has bad colds. They cant hardly wait for Santy to come. They are a sleep now all but Henry. I guess he is a wake. Well I am glad that Xmas is here. Hope nothing bad will happen. I got a nice box of candy from BlacksBurg today & a letter from John & a card from Julia Fergerson.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Sunday December 25, 1921

Sunday December 25, 1921

A rainy day. Not very colde. We all staid at home all day. Irvin Harvey come a few minutes this morning. He brought me a dress that his mother had made for me, a Christmas gift. The children have a good time today with their toys and dolls. I hope they may not have the croup tonight. There has bin very little passing of people today. The roads are bad. I have bin thinkin of all of the children. Wish I could see all of them. I mis Carrie and her folks so much. If the weather stays bad I wont see them in some time. Well I may never see another Xmas. I am not feeling well now.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday December 30, 1921

Friday December 30, 1921

A colde clear day. We had company all day and until bed time. Henry Brumfield & Irvin Harvey, Floyed Reynols, Aubra Brumfield, Hugh Brumfield & his mother & Bulah & Else was here at dinner and Mollie & Rubin & Robbert Floid & Chritenia Reynols was here tonight. I was glad to have them all to see us.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
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