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1918

Wednesday, April 24, 1918

Wednesday, April 24, 1918

A clear morning some rain tonight. Ben and Owen hauled in some feed. Owen plowed this evening.

Ben carried Josie and I to Cedar Forest. Josie went to see Mrs Powers. Ben & Henry and Edna and I went to the creek and fished.

Caught a few fish.

Ben got stalled and had to have help to get a way. Josie got dinner. I picked beans. Mr Farthings cows come here to day. Ben put them up. They got them this evening. Marvin worked on his fence to day.

9 oclock

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Friday, June 14, 1918

Friday, June 14, 1918

A good day. Ben cut Kates wheat to day.

Josie staid at home and worked hard all day. To night she is very much complaining with her mouth and jaw hurting. Paul Bennett carried Nettie Blair and I to Mr Jess W pond. We did not catch any thing. I bough a fish that a col woman caught. It was a fine one. We come back a bout twelve.

I stoped at Mr W Woodings and Bookers tryed to get grated pine apple. Could not get it.

Ben tonight is at Powers.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Demo User
Wednesday, November 27, 1918

Wednesday, November 27, 1918

A good day. Ben sawed some wood for Marvin. Broke his saw and could not finish.

Josie done a big washing. I got dinner. Mrs Carr heard to day that Max Carr is at Mr Powers to night and will leave tomorrow morning.

I went to Carries this evening. Janie Gravley is here tonight.

Heard that Effie Brumfield went from school sick today. Hope she may be well by tomorrow.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, December  6, 1918

Friday, December 6, 1918

A clear windy day. Mr Power and Carr was here this morning. Ben worked on the house this evening.

Josie got dinner. She fixed steak and made potato sallid this evening. I went to Carries. Mollie and Johns was there.

Henry and Edna went to school. Two of the teachers went to the teachers meeting at School field.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Sunday, March 30, 1919

Sunday, March 30, 1919

A changeable day. Some times sunshine and then rain. It is raining now.

Jim and I staid at home all day. Ben & family went to Mr Powers. We had pies and sausage for dinner. I intended to go to Marvins but they were not at home this evening.

I turned up my clock tonight. I dont like that a bit but every one will have to do it.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, June  4, 1919

Wednesday, June 4, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim plowed in the corn. Ben carried Josie & Edna and Franklin to Jim Powers at twelve. Henry & I went as far as the crossin at Starkeys.

We fished until Ben come back then come home. Then I went to where Booker Callums lives on Mrs Haleys land. Mollie Reynolds and I hunted strawberries. Did not find many. I milked by lantern light to night.

We had new Irish potatoes for dinner to day. They was fine. I made a few preserves this morning.

10:15 oclock

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Wednesday, August  6, 1919

Wednesday, August 6, 1919

A little rain this morning. Clear this evening. Jim & John and Owen & Ben pulled leaves to day. Marvin worked in Bens place while he carried Mary Brumfield & Fanny Power to Mr Powers. Edwin & Franklin Brumfield went with him.

Ruth Barker & Christenia Reynolds eat dinner with us and spent the evening with us. Julia Fergerson was at Carries to day.

Josie got dinner. This evening she went to Marvins.

We heard to day that Miss Moon was dead that was staying at Bookers.

9 oclock

Edwin Brumfield dried the dishes to night.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Demo User
Sunday, October 19, 1919

Sunday, October 19, 1919

A good day. Some frost this morning. We all staid at home except the children. Henry went to Johnson Reynolds's. Edna & Franklin went to Uncle Marvins. Mr Hutcherson & Ada went to see Carrie this evening. Kate Harvey come to see us this evening.

Mr & Mrs Power come to see Ben & Josie to day.

I got dinner. Had chicken and salmon, pickle & preserves, tomatoes and pies.

I should not write such small things but have nothing else to write.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, December  6, 1919

Saturday, December 6, 1919

A rainy day most of the time. Jim & Marvin hauled some corn. Henry went to the store.

Ben went to Mr Powers. Got a load of corn. Bought it from Mrs Car. They paid $10 dollars per bbl.

I went to Marvins a few minutes this evening.

Tom Edmons was here awhile tonight. Franklin come in my room & went to sleep in my lap.

We finished up after killing hogs to day.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Saturday August 27, 1921

Saturday August 27, 1921

A clear day. Jim fired his tobacco all day. Ben staid with Fletcher Car most of the day. Ben carried them to Mr Powers this evening. Josie and Mabel went with them.

Nellie went to the barn to stay a while. Evylin is hunting hair pins.

All of the rest of them have gone to bed.

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday October  9, 1921

Sunday October 9, 1921

A cool day. Some frost this morning. Ben & family went to Jim Powers. They come home and Ben went to meet Jim at Gretna. They got home at dark. I got supper at twelve. Thought Ben and the rest of them would come home for dinner and they did not come. I went to Marvins a few minutes this evening. Reese sprained his arm trying to crank their car.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Sunday November 27, 1921

Sunday November 27, 1921

A cloudy day and rain this evening. We all staid at home until dinner. It looked as if it was going to clear off. Ben and family went to Mr Powers. It rain a gain before they got there. They made it home all right before dark. Jim and I went to Marvins. Jim and Marvin walked a round and got about wet. Ben & family and got home just before dark. It is very warm for the time of year. Most evry one wants is to get colde so they can kill hogs. Johnson Reynolds and John Hutcherson have their trucks loaded ready to start to Danvill in the morning.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Monday December 26, 1921

Monday December 26, 1921

A cloudy day. No weather yet. We all staid at home until noon. This evening Ben & family went to Jim Powers. Mrs Car had a Xmas tree for her grand children. She had lots of presents for her children and grand children. She sent me a nice hand pocket. I am glad of it. I did not go. Some one had to attend to the cows. I done that. Brought water and wood for in the morning. No one has bin to see us yet. The roads is bad. I hope some one will come soon. I want to go to see Carrie but cant whil the roads is so bad. Mabel is so carried a way over her doll she cant go to sleep. 9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker

1920

Thursday, March 11, 1920

Thursday, March 11, 1920

A cloudy day. Jim worked on the orchard. Ben hewed some logs. Kate Harvey come a little while. Mr Power & Jessie come while we were at dinner. I was glad that they come. Dick Wooding stopped here for Ben to help him a bout his car. Miss Wooding and Miss Moses & Miss Henderson was with him. They come in and staid while they worked on the car. I hope they got it so it will be ok for a while. Their baby is a fine one.

8 oclock

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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 almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Sunday, April 11, 1920

Sunday, April 11, 1920

A beautiful day. There was a big frost this morning. Ben and family went to Jim Powers. I went to George Blairs. Ernest & Lottie was there. The girls went to Sunday School. Otho & was there. Denia had a nice dinner. Jim eat at Carries this evening. Mr John Smith & his wife Owen and wife & [?]was at Marvins. Kate Harvey and Johnson Reynolds was there two. I come by. Ben & Josie was at home when I got home. Josie got supper.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Sunday, May  2, 1920

Sunday, May 2, 1920

A good day. Ben and faimily went to Mr Jim Powers. Mrs Car and Mr Mealer [?] was there. Jim and I went to Marvins. Carrie had a nice dinner. Roast chicken and cocoanut pies. Jim & Marvin rambled a round the plantation all day.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Sunday, May 23, 1920

Sunday, May 23, 1920

A good day. Jim & Ben staid at home until twelve. Ben & family went to Mr Powers this evening. Earl Bennett come this evening and got three pigs. Lizzie Anderson was with him. Marvin & Carrie and three children went to Strait Stone to preaching. I went with them. I was glad to see so many of my acquantances and enjoyed the sermond. I come home for dinner. We had fried chicken & straw be Carrie gave me a [?] of berries and cake.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Thursday, June 17, 1920

Thursday, June 17, 1920

A good day. We need rain so bad. Jim staid a bout home and worked tobacco some. Ben carried Josie and all the children except Henry to Jim Powers. I got dinner and churned. I went with Ben to Powers this evening. Mrs Car was not there. Max was there. Mrs Epperson/Efferson[?] and several of her children was there. 9 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday, July 24, 1920

Saturday, July 24, 1920

A good day and very warm. To night we have a hard rain. Jim & Ben topped tobacco nearly all day. Late this evening Ben & Josie and three children went to Jim Powers. Said they would come home tonight but they wont on acount of rain. Josie washed some this morning & got dinner. Corn, butter beans, potato, baked pies. Marvin let Rees take me to White Falls. I caught 34 fish. I eat dinner at Carries. Eva is sick.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Sunday, September 12, 1920

Sunday, September 12, 1920

A good day. Ben had three loads of wood [?] to finish cureing. Some tobacco. Jim staid at the barn all day. Josie and I got dinner this evening. Ben & family and I went to Jim Powers. Had a pleasant evening. Come home. I milked. Josie got supper.

Marvin went to Strait Stone. Thought there would be preaching. There was none. 8 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Sunday, October  3, 1920

Sunday, October 3, 1920

Sunday 3rd

A good day. We all staid at home and eat dinner. Jim rambled around all the evening. Ben & family went to Jim Powers. I went to Mag Brumfields. I went with Johnson & Mollie on the car. Kate Harvey went with us. We then come to Marvins. Jim & Alice & the children was at Marvins. They had ice cream & cake. We heard today that Alice Wooding & Cap Carter was married.

Last edit about 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
Sunday, October 17, 1920

Sunday, October 17, 1920

17th Sunday. A good day. I got breakfast and milked the cows. Killed tow chickens then went with Lizzie to George Blairs. Ben carried us part of the way. There was no one at home but George. Denia had a good dinner. Blair [?] has the mumps. Ben and family went to Jim Powers. Found them well. I think Josie is feeling some better today Oh I hope she may soon be well. Marvin and family was at Lees this evening. I am glad that they went.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday, October 23, 1920

Saturday, October 23, 1920

23rd A good day. Ben and Jim finished sowing grain to day. Reese and Henry and I went to Worshams pond. I caught one nice fish. Dr Owen come this evening and examined Josie and says she must go to a hospidle. Ben & Josie and the baby went to Jim Powers to night. They want Mrs Car to come with them home to help take care of Mabel. I dread the time that we will have.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Monday, November  8, 1920

Monday, November 8, 1920

Ben's birth day A good day. Ben carried Mrs Car and Edna & Mabel to Jim Powers this morning. He eat dinner there. Jim & Ben loaded the waggon this evening. They intend going to Gretna in the morning. I sowed a little on Effies quilt tonight. I am anxious to finish it. A bout all of us have colds. It is lonesome here tonight. We miss the baby so much. Hope she wont get sick.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Wednesday, November 10, 1920

Wednesday, November 10, 1920

A cloudy day and rain tonight. Ben went to the mill. Jim is at Chatham this evening. Ben went to Jim Powers to see the children tonight. There was to be a lecture at the school house. Henry went. He has not come home yet. Carrie and the little children come. I was glad. She made bread for our supper. Guess Bulah was married today. I sowed some on my quilt. Ben heard from Josie. She is getting on ok I hope.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday, November 12, 1920

Friday, November 12, 1920

A good day. Ben went to help Oscar a bout his car. Jim cleaned the hog pen. They both worked on tobacco some this evening. Jim has gone to Marvins to tie tobacco tonight. Ben went to Mr Powers to see the children and all the others. Henry went to school. We had quite a washing here to day. This morning Hattie Gilbert and I washed until twelve. Then Bettie Haley and Schooler [?] come. They washed some. I am glad that it is done. Ben heard from Josie today. She is able to sit up. I do hope she may soon be so she can come home.

Last edit about 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
Sunday, November 14, 1920

Sunday, November 14, 1920

A bright colde day. Jim staid at home all day. Ben went to Mr Powers and brought Mrs Car and the children home then went to Gretna and will go to Charlot and bring Josie home we hope. Kate Harvey come a little while. Carrie and Marvin went to Jim Thomsons. Joel & [?] Birch was there. Virginia Wooding stoped here and played with Edna a while this evening. The children here has bad coldes.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
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