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1918

Saturday, June  1, 1918

Saturday, June 1, 1918

A good day. Ben and Owen & Paul Bennett plowed corn. Got done a while before night then went to Cedar Forest. Carried some beans & eggs. The men went bathing. Josie and the children went with them to the store. Josie milked and churned and got dinner. Ren Worsham carried Isla & Cordie Blair and I to Mr Jessie Worshams Mill Pond to fish. None of us caught any thing to keep. Cordie and Isla caught a fish a peice but did not get them out of the pond. Denia went to see Lottie Craddock to day. Frank and George went to Danville to night.

10 15 oclock

Ben and two of the children & Josie has gone to the School House to a play.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, July 18, 1918

Thursday, July 18, 1918

A good day. Some rain tonight. Ben helped Marvin fix his pump a gain this morning.

Paul has not come home yet. Mr Owen went to the mill this morning did not get his grinding. Josie got dinner.

Ben went to Cedar Forest and carried Henry and I with him. We did not catch any fish to speak of. He got his flue eyes for the new barn.

Josie and Edna and Franklin went to Marvins a while this evening.

9 oclock

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Monday, December  9, 1918

Monday, December 9, 1918

A good day warm for the time of year. Ben worked on Owens house. I went up to Owens this morning a few minutes.

I boiled the last of our beef today. Josie fried dougnuts. We heard that Kate Harvey is sick. I do hope that she may not be sick long.

Think now that I will go to Danville to morrow with Mollie Reynolds.

Ben and Josie and Miss Janie Gravley has all gone to Cedar Forest tonight to get things for a fruit cake.

8 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, December 23, 1918

Monday, December 23, 1918

A good day and warm for the time of the year. Ben worked on Owens house this morning and went to Cedar Forest this evening. Josie ironed to day and got dinner.

Johnson Reynolds sent us some oysters. We had them for dinner and supper. I stewed pumpkins boiled meat and made scrapple boiled beets.

Then went to Marvins a little while. Ben had a letter from John to day heard from Jim. He has bin complaining with rheumatism. I do hope he may get well soon.

Franklin got slippers to day. He was so proud of them.

9 10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Monday, January  6, 1919

Monday, January 6, 1919

A clear colde day

Ben and Owen hauled some feed and wood this morning. This evening Owen went to Strait Stone and Cedar Forest. Ben went to Lee Brumfields after some lumber. I sowed some. Josie got dinner. Finished the edge on Ednas petticoat.

Some of Lees folks is mighty sick.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, June 26, 1919

Thursday, June 26, 1919

A rainy day. The branch was as high as it most ever gets. It has rained three nights nearly all night. We had fried apples and eggs for dinner.

Jim & Ben went to George Blairs this morning. They had to wade the branch to get a cross.

Jim bought some butter from Sallie Blair. He would insist on going home so Ben carried him to Long Island. When Ben got to the creek at Cedar Forest it was up so that he would not cross with the buggy. He put his horse up at Mr Johnsons and come over on a boat and walked home. He brough some mail for several people. The carrier did not make his round on account of high water. I am very glad that things are not worse than they are.

10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, June 27, 1919

Friday, June 27, 1919

Some rain to day.

Ben went to Cedar Forest for his horse that he left yesterday. The river did not get very high. Not like it was expected to. Ben come to Strait Stone and helped to sein some. Brought home 4 nice cat fish.

Josie cleaned up the cupboard some. I got dinner. Potatoes & peas and beets.

Mr. Owen went to see his brother to day.

9 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, September  4, 1919

Thursday, September 4, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim is at the barn. They ground apples to day to make cider. This evening Ben went to Cedar Forest to see some parties a bout a school house. Henry and Edna and I went two.

While we were gone Kate Harvey come. Also Janie Gravely & Evylin Edmons. I would of bin glad to see them. Mollie Reynolds come a little while before I went a way from home.

Josie got dinner. I washed the dishes after dinner.

I have just finished working button holes in Roy Smiths pants.

9:30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, October 16, 1919

Thursday, October 16, 1919

A good day. Ben carried Lady cow to Odie Kellies the went to Cedar Forest to see [?] Patrick. He let me go with him and fish. I caught several cat fish.

Willie Mayhew brought our tobacco to Gretna from Danville.

I got supper tonight after dark. The children had made a fire and brought water.

8:30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Thursday, November 13, 1919

Thursday, November 13, 1919

A rainy morning. Clear this evening. I come from Richmond to day. There was no one to meet us so a Mr Davis brought us to Cedar Forest and Marvin brought us home. Found them all well. I am glad that I am at home.

Ben & Jim is helping Marvin stripping tobacco. I am talkin so much that I cant write like I ought.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Tuesday March 15, 1921

Tuesday March 15, 1921

A good day. Ben shucked corn about all day. Jim until dinner. Then he went to the mill at White Falls. He carried Franklin with him. Josie commenced a dress for herself to day. I went to Cedar Forest. Elsie East carried me. She had a horse and buggy. We fished a while. Did not catch any thing worth anything. We had a good time any way.

Henry has commenced to sleep up stairs.

9 oclock

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Friday April 29, 1921

Friday April 29, 1921

A cloudy day. The men folks could not do much of any thing. This evening Ben carried Henry & Reese and I to Cedar Forest to fish. There was people there seining. We fished a little in the pond. A cloud began to gather and I was a fraid to stay so we come home and then it did not rain much.

The school closed at Strait Stone this evening. There was a big crowd there. We did not stop there. Mrs Anderson and Mrs Blair went to see Mrs Edmons this evening.

Josie ironed all the morning. Ben went to Hubbards store and got a nice lot of fish. Josie fried some for supper. I did not eat any to night.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Saturday July  9, 1921

Saturday July 9, 1921

A good day. A little rain tonight. It is needed so bad. Jim & Ben & Henry worked on the tobacco most of the day. Ben went to the mill at Cedar Forest. The water was so low that they could no grind. Franklin and I went with him. I fished a fished caught two fish.

Josie ironed some. Julia got a dress by mail. I am glad that she got it.

No one from here did not go to the show to night. It is raining now.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Monday August 22, 1921

Monday August 22, 1921

A clear dry day. Jim worked on the barn. Ben went to Strait Stone to get the waggon tire cut. He got horse shoes and put them on him self.

Tonight Ben & Josie have gone to Cedar Forest. The children are all here. Franklin & Mabel have gone to sleep. Henry is up stairs reading. Edna has polished my shoes. I am glad that she did.

I washed some today. Josie got dinner and cleaned the yard some.

Marvin & Carrie went to Strait Stone this morning. Carrie got goods to make Paul blouses. I was there this evening. She was sewing on them.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday September 27, 1921

Tuesday September 27, 1921

A cloudy day. A little rain. Ben and Jim tinkered a round all day. Ben & Josie went to Strait Stone and Cedar Forest. Josie bought a set of cups and saucers. Paid $1.50 for them.

Josie made Henry two shirts today. I sewed on my quilt. I pulled some grass from among the straw berries vines. Henry and Edna went to school.

We have heard that Emmet Brumfield has whooping cough.

Last edit over 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1920

Monday, April 12, 1920

Monday, April 12, 1920

Cloudy most of the day. Rain tonight. Ben & Jim planted potatoes this morning. This evening Ben went to Cedar Forest for some corn that Mrs Car gave him. Jim worked at home. Tonight Jim went to Marvins. Josie washed a big washing. Kate come a few minutes. She wanted some eggs to set. Josie and all the kids and I went to Carries a little while. Henry & Edna went to school. The surveyer was on his job today.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Wednesday, June  2, 1920

Wednesday, June 2, 1920

A good day. Ben & Jim worked in the tobaco some. Josie ironed and got dinner. I washed a little. Marvin Smith went to the mill. Reese & Paul and I went with him. We went to Cedar Forest. [?] Anderson ground his grain. 9 30 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday, July  3, 1920

Saturday, July 3, 1920

A good day. Fanny & Effie Power & Brumfield was here to day. Ben carried them to Lee Brumfields this evening. Ben finished cutting oats this morning. This evening he went to Cedar Forest. He carried Josie and all the children and I. I went with them to the creek. While they bathed I fished. Caught 7 fish. We got home on time to do our work. Carrie has bin sick to day. It is raining.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday, October  8, 1920

Friday, October 8, 1920

8th A good day. Jim went to the mill at Galveston. Ben picked up the sweet potatoes and put them in sacks. Josie got dinner. This evening Ben carried Josie and the baby and Franklin and I to Cedar Forest. I fished in the Creek. The rest of them went to Jim Powers. Hazel has been sick all day. Ben & Henry gone hunting.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Tuesday, October 12, 1920

Tuesday, October 12, 1920

12th A good day. Jim plowed all day. Ben went to Gretna with primeings[?] Franklin went with him. Roy Smith went to school to day for his first time. Josie has bin sick all day. I got dinner. I baked a potatoe. Pumpkins the first this fall. Grace Brumfield and went to Cedar Forest fishing. Did not have any luck.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Monday, November 29, 1920

Monday, November 29, 1920

A cloudy bad day. No rain. Ben carried Ella Hubard to Cedar Forest. Franklin went with him. Jim & Ben loaded John Hutchersons truck with tobacco this morning. Jim went with him to South Boston. Mollie Reynols come this morning. She lost her spectacles on her way here. She went part of the way back and found them. She stoped at Carries. Edna and I went with her. Carrie was makeing the girls some aprons. Mr Dews come to see Mrs Car a bout moveing to her place that he rented [?]

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Saturday, July  8, 1922

Saturday, July 8, 1922

A good day. Clouds this evening but no rain to do any good. They thrashed wheat here this morning. Made 99 Bushels. We did not feed any body. The boys plowed [thene?] tobacco this evening. Mrs. Car and Mrs. Trent went to Cedar Forest Church to day. Nellie wored on Mrs. Trents dress. I got dinner. Nellie washed dishes after dinner. Nellie baked a cake this evening.

I killed and dressed two chickens for dinner to morrow. I was glad when Mrs. Car and Mrs. Trent got home I was so afraid that they would get wet.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Jimmy G.
Saturday, July 29, 1922

Saturday, July 29, 1922

A good day. Jim & Ben & Henry worked on the tobacco all the morning. This evening Ben carried me & all the children to Cedar Forest. I fished some. Caught three fish. Ben went to Mrs Powers. We come by Thomsons Store. We bought a few things some cups & sausers[sic]. Nellie & Ella peeled some peaches & Nellie caned[sic] them and some tomatoes. Josie went up stairs and staid with her mother some today. Mrs Car has bin in bed two day[s]. Mollie Reynols come to see the sick.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Friday, September  1, 1922

Friday, September 1, 1922

A good day. Jim & Ben both have tobacco in the barns. They will stay at the barns tonight. Ben went to [Carrie?] and got a girl to come and stay with us a while. Mrs Car went to them to the island. She bought several things. I went to Cedar Forest. I fished a while. I caught 6 fish. We fried them for Josies supper. Nat Wooding & wife & Mrs Peak come to see Josie today. Max is here tonight.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, September  5, 1922

Tuesday, September 5, 1922

A good day. Mrs Emerson went from here by the time she could see to travel. I hope she got home OK. Jim and the children picked up some apples this evening.

Ben carried Mrs Car to Jim Powers this evening. I went as far as Cedar Forest. I fished some. Did not catch any thing any [.....?]. I walked most all the way from Cedar Forest to Mr Powers before I met Ben. We got home in good time. Nellie milked with Edna's help. I got supper. Mabel is sick to night. Hope she will be well by morning.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Sunday, September 10, 1922

Sunday, September 10, 1922

A good day. Very warm. We all staid about home but Ben went to Cedar Forest for Mrs Car. They went to Rob Hubbards and spent the day. They got home a bout night. Lizzie & Alma and Gordon & family all come to see Josie this evening. Josie has felt some better today. I and a col[oured] girl got dinner today. I churned. Fanny Power went joy rideing this morning with [Orvel?]& Jamie Gravely. This evening they went to Gretna. Fannie is a fine girl I think. She has waited on Josie faithful all this week.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Wednesday, September 20, 1922

Wednesday, September 20, 1922

A beautiful day. Ben went to Long Island for guano. Jim stripped tobacco Nellie got dinner. Daisy ironed. I went with Johnson & Mollie to the island. I fished. Did not catch any thing worth keeping. We eat dinner at Cedar Forest. Mollie had a good lunch. John & Edwin come to see us a little while. Jim & Nellie went with them back to Gretna on their way to Chatham. [Evrylin?] is at home. Mrs Mayhew & Rena come a little while this eve. Fannie has gone to Kate Harveys to night.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Saturday, November  4, 1922

Saturday, November 4, 1922

A good day cloudy part of the day. Jim stripped tobacco this morning. Nellie tied. Ben & Henry went to Kates and got some tobacco and put it in the pit. Jim come but would not stay and eat dinner. Thsi evening Ben carried Betty part of the way home. I went as far as Cedar Forest. I fished some. Caught three small fish. Mr Power sent Josie some birds ready to cook. I am glad of them to give her. Fanny Power has gone to Mrs Grave.. to night. Mr Orval Gravely[?] come for her.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Friday, December 29, 1922

Friday, December 29, 1922

A good day. Jim hunted some today. Ben made some steps to the house in the wood. This evening he carried John (the col man) and his family to Cedar Forest. He got in the mud as he come home and had to prize the car out. Ella Hubbard come this morning and Kate [?] and Lizzie and Lonnie and Alma Bennett. I was glad to see all of them. We heard today that Cabbel Mattox was killed near Ray. A tractor turned over on him. Josie is feeling bad tonight. Oh I am so sorry for her and can't help her in any way.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart

1923

Thursday, March 29, 1923

Thursday, March 29, 1923

A clear colde day. Ben plowed half the day. John Ward plowed some this evening. Ben went to Renan and Cedar Forest this evening. He got a plow from Mr. Dews. Jim plowed up the garden and planted some things. Lee Brumfield is here tonight. Henry and Edna are both sick. They are broke out with measles. I do hope they will be better soon. They both got a lettr from their school mates today. Nellie cut and made Mabel two dresses and bloomers today. I doged a bout as usual.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Nathani
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