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Saturday, July 20, 1918

Saturday, July 20, 1918

A good day. Ben put in his flue eyes to day. Owen went to the mill and got flour. Henry and I went with him.

The river was up so we could not fish. We come to Creaseys pond and staid a while then come to Kate Harveys. Marvin met us there and brought us home.

Virginia Harvey eat dinner here today. The first time in a long time.

Denia Blair come to see us a while this evening. Ben has not come in to night. He is attending to some of the cattle.

9 30 oclock

Last edit almost 7 years ago by dy957
Monday, November 25, 1918

Monday, November 25, 1918

A clear colde day.

Ben killed a beef this morning. Mr Owen helped him. They both cut wood at Mags this evening. Josie washed some this evening. I stewed pumpkins to day.

I went to Carries this evening. I did not stay but a few minutes.

Janie Gravley and Effie Brumfield come here to night.

Mr Owen and Luke come in a few minutes. Mr Owen played the fiddle a little while. Ben and Josie and Janie and Effie are playing cards now.

10 : o clock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield


Tuesday, February 11, 1919

Tuesday, February 11, 1919

A good day. The men folks hauled feed all the morning, finished a plant bed and plowed up a potatoe patch this evening. Josie finished Edna's dress today. Josie got a letter from Mary Brumfield to day.

I worked some button holes in Eva Smith's aprons & carried them home. Marvin is very much complaining this evening. Something killed one of my hens last night.

Edna did not go to school to day. She has a bad colde

9 10 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, October 21, 1919

Tuesday, October 21, 1919

A cloudy day. No rain to do any good. The men folks plowed some. They say the land is so hard that they cant get it in order.

Two men come here trying to sell shares in a mine.

Mr Haynes come to look at the cattle. He bought two.

Dr Womack come to see the boys. He is seeking office so they did not get much done.

Ben went to Lees and got a few apples. Nellie made light rolls for supper. Mrs Car went home tonight. Fletcher Car come to see her this evening.

I went to Marvins a few minutes this evening. Carrie was working on a pretty coat for me. I hate to be a trouble to any one but cant help my self.

8 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, November 17, 1919

Monday, November 17, 1919

A good day. Jim & Ben killed a beef this morning and stripped tobacco this evening and to night.

Josie got dinner.

This evening I went to George Blairs. They were all busy. Nettie was fixin a box to take to the school house. Some of them were strippin tobacco. Mollie Reynolds come while I was gone. I was so sorry that I was not at home.

Hugh Brumfield & Rees Smith are here tonight. They are all playing Carom [?]

I carried my pen & ink to the dineing room this morning and was two lazy to go after them to night.

9:15 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

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield


Monday August  1, 1921

Monday August 1, 1921

A good day. I got up and washed dishes and killed two chickens. Josie cut them up. The preacher & wife is very pleasant company. They went a way a bout 9 oclock this morning. Ben went to Gretna. Jim come with him back. Marvin bought the Dollie Hays place to day. Hope he may be satisfied with it.

Heard Ben & Jim tells a bout the awful rain that they had at Gretna and the damage that it done. I am sorry for them. That was nothing that people could help.

Denia Blair come here a little while this evening. I was glad to see her. I am going to see her soon if I keep able.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield


Saturday, January 13, 1923

Saturday, January 13, 1923

A good day. The men folks shucked a little corn. Josie has suffered awful today. Ben went to see the dr. this evening and got medicine for her. Mollie Reynolds staid here last night and all day today. Lillian Kent spent the night. Denia Blair came this evening. I have taken things easy to day. Henry went to the store this evening. This morning I saw a hawk catch a hen. I called Ben. He got the gun and shot and killed the hawk. The hen was not much hurt. I let John Ward have a hen this evening. I am so anxious a bout ??? boy. Hope he may get well.

Last edit about 8 years ago by Nathani
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