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1918

Monday, July  1, 1918

Monday, July 1, 1918

Rain in the night. Clear to day and wind blowin. Josie got dinner. She cooked cabbage and potatoes made ice cream. Ben went to Strait Stone for the ice. Ben and Owen and Paul plowed in the corn finished laying by Bens and commenced on Owens. Josie went to see Nannie Reynolds and the baby. Went over to see Mollie and Jane.

Virginia and Delma Owen come this evening. The children and I chopped the grass out of the path this evening.

11 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, July 23, 1918

Tuesday, July 23, 1918

A good day here. There was clouds and rain a round and very hard thunder. Ben and Paul and Owen worked on the barns this morning. This evening Owen helped Hutcherson thrash wheat.

Josie got dinner. This evening she put strings around Bens water melon patch.

I went to Reynolds they were all at home except Johnson. I had a pleasant visit. I like Jane fine. Come back by Marvins they were getting on fine.

8 30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, July 29, 1918

Monday, July 29, 1918

A little rain today. Ben and Paul topped tobacco this morning. Paul suckered tobacco this evening.

Josie sewed some this morning. I got dinner. This evening Ben and Josie went to Strait Stone and Cedar Forest and Grit. Jane Reynolds come a little while this evening. She was horse back. I think she is a good little woman.

9 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, August 12, 1918

Monday, August 12, 1918

A good day. Clouds a bout this evening but no rain here. Paul suckered tobacco all day. Ben suckered four rows this morning and then went to Chatham. I went with him. We staid longer than Ben thought he would have to stay. We eat dinner at Mrs Woodings. She had a good plain dinner.

Mr John and Willie Baily and Mrs Hines come with Ben as far as their home.

Josie gathered some grapes this morning. We picked them off the stems to night.

Mollie sent over and got some grapes. Jane and Clifton come. I saw Alma and Lonnie at Chatham.

9 o clock

Last edit over 9 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
Tuesday, August 20, 1918

Tuesday, August 20, 1918

A beautiful day.

Ben and Paul suckered tobacco. Josie got dinner and canned some tomatoes. This evening she scrubbed the cook room floor.

I went to see Mollie Reynolds. She is not well but a bout.

I did not see Miss Kate or Mrs Jane they were taking their evening nap. Doris Brumfield and Christine Reynolds and Delma Owen come to Marvins a while this evening.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, September  4, 1918

Wednesday, September 4, 1918

A good day. Ben and Paul worked on the barns and tobacco all day.

Josie got dinner. I washed a little.

Clifton and Jane was here for supper. I was glad to have them.

I wish it would rain we need it so bad.

9 30 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, November  9, 1918

Saturday, November 9, 1918

A good day. Ben and Owen and Marvin helped Mr Dews rais a shed for a pit. I put two panes of glass in the window at the pit. Henry and I shucked two shocks of corn. Josie ironed and got dinner. She baked potato biscuit to night. She baked corn batter bread. I did enjoy it.

Miss Willie Wooding come a while this evening. Richard and Jane Wooding are both sick.

Carrie has two children sick. Marvin loaded his waggon to day intends going to Gretna Monday. Earnest and Lottie Craddock come to Blairs to day.

Ren Worsham and Ben Brumfield has gone to Lynchburg to night. Dont know when to look for them back.

Josie is ironing yet.

7 30 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Wednesday, July 23, 1919

Wednesday, July 23, 1919

Cloudy most of the day but no rain. Ben went to Strait Stone this evening and got roofing for the barns and ice cream freezer. Owen went some where and got some pigs.

Josie got dinner. I went to Johnson Reynolds. Julia Fergerson was there and Cliftons wife & baby came this evening.

Mollie Reynolds went to see Mrs Hutcherson. She is mighty feeble. Paul Bennett come from Chatham to day. Marvin did not come. Kate went to Strait Stone this evening. Reese Smith carried her. I walked to Reynolds and walke most every where else that I can.

Oh that I could help my self.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, September  8, 1919

Monday, September 8, 1919

A good day. Ben went to meet Jim at Gretna this evening. All the children went with him.

To night Clifton and Jane and Bruce & Molie Reynols was here to supper. I was glad to have them. Jack Harvey commenced to paint the house top. Quit and went to Mr Moses. He had Bens horse and buggy.

Josie got dinner. She made a cake. I killed two chickens for supper. I washed two pair of blankets this morning.

Heard to night that my brother went to Chatham Saturday and had some teeth taken out. I do hope he may get well a gain.

Heard tonight that Hughs Walker died this morning. I knew him when we were young.

11 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, October 29, 1919

Wednesday, October 29, 1919

A cloudy day. Jim & Ben plowed all day. Owen went to Long Island. Carried his calf.

Bessie Callands (col) come here this morning to work. I hope she may stay and be some help to us.

Josie got the dinner.

I washed a little this evening.

I went to Johnson Reynolds. While I was gone Miss Smith and Miss Carter and Janey Gravely stopped to see Josie and the baby. I would liked to have seen them but they did not come to see me.

Tonight Ben & Willie Mayhew has gone hunting.

9:15 oclock

Last edit over 10 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

1921

Wednesday April 13, 1921

Wednesday April 13, 1921

A good day. Jim staid at home and worked. Ben went to Gretna for some eggs. Turkey eggs for Josie and hens eggs for Jim. Henry & Franklin and I went with him.

We come home. Josie had dinner a bout done. We eat and Ben carried Henry & Edna & Franklin and I to White Falls to fish. I did not catch any thing. Henry caught one fish.

Josie made Edna a dress this evening. Mrs Wooding went to see Carrie this evening. I know I had better stay at home and help do the work but am so trifling that I dont do what I should do.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Saturday May 14, 1921

Saturday May 14, 1921

A beautiful day. Ben worked on his car most of the day. This evening he carried me to Strait Stone Creek and the store. We come back by Renan. We met with Clifton and Jane Reynols. I was glad to see them.

Jim went to Chatham. Marvin went to Altavista to day. He had his teeth worked on.

Henry went to Uncle Johnsons this morning. He got some guina eggs. I put them under a hen to night. I hope that they may hatch.

Ben carried my calf Peggy to Marvins pasture to day.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday May 15, 1921

Sunday May 15, 1921

A cloudy day and some rain. Ben & family went to Jim Powers. Mrs Car went with them. I staid here and looked after the things here.

Marvin & Reese met Jim at Gretna. He got home by night. I met Lee this evening. He was lookin well. Mollie & Clifton and Jane Reynols & the boy come and staid a while. I was glad to see them. I wish Clifton well in his new home.

I miss seeing Carrie today. She went to see Kate Harvey this evening.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday June 29, 1921

Wednesday June 29, 1921

A good morning. The Mr Mayhews thrashed the wheat here this morning. They were here for dinner. Then Ben & Jim got up some oats. Marvin & Woodall hauled some hay for them. It rain a little this evening.

Josie washed a big washing this morning. This evening Mrs Wooding & her baby come a while.

Josie & the children went to Marvins. There is a man there to night thinkin a bout buying Marvins home tomorrow. Marvin thinks so little of it that he is going to sell. Oh I am so sorry. No knows but me.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday October  8, 1921

Saturday October 8, 1921

A rainy morning. Soon cleared up and the wind blowed the rest of the day and it is colde tonight. Guess there will be frost in the morning.

Kate Harvey & Pearl Wiginton come to see us a while this evening. Ben carried them home. He was going to Renan if they had not come. Josie went to Reynols's to see Clifton and Jane. She never will for get them. They were kind to her when she was in the hospital.

Ben & Josie, Henry and Edna went to the school house to night to play or something of the sort.

Come home colde. I staid with Franklin & Mabel.

Last edit over 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday October 11, 1921

Tuesday October 11, 1921

A good day. Jim put up the potatoes sweet and irish. Ben sowed wheat tonight. They have gone to Gretna for grass seed. Carrie has a girl born this morning at two oclock. Denia come over here this morning a while.

Josie killed chickens and baked a cake. To day is Henrys birth day.

Clifton and Jane come here a little while tonight. Marvin went to Renan this evening. He traded some chickens.

I got up the pea nuts this evening.

Last edit over 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1922

Saturday, May 20, 1922

Saturday, May 20, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim worked in the garden some this morning. This evening Jim went home. Ben carried him to [Gaetna?]. Henry & Frank went with him. He bought a nice fish at [Gaetna?]. We had all we could eat at supper & some left. I went to the plant bed this morning for lettice. This evening Johnson brought Mollie & Kate Hubbard and Jack Jr. Jane and [?] Jr. they are two fine little boys.

I was glad that they come. Tonight Josie walked one cow & Fanny [Tower?] milked one & I milked one.

Last edit over 6 years ago by trickqba
Sunday, May 28, 1922

Sunday, May 28, 1922

A very cool day for the last of May. We need rain so they people can finish planting tobacco. Ben & Norman [Booker?] walked a round some this morning then Ben carried [mms] Car to Mr. Towers. They come here for dinner then thay started to Charlottsvill. I hope they got there ok. Wish I knowed about them Reubin & Robbert & Christenia & Jane Reynolds come to see us a while this evening Asa Anderson come to thake Frannie Power home. I will miss Fannie. We found Jims turkey here tonight.

Last edit over 6 years ago by kleind
Wednesday, May 31, 1922

Wednesday, May 31, 1922

A good day. Cloudy tonight and a little rain. Jim & Ben plowed corn and cut off tobacco hills getting aready to plant tobacco. Mr. Owen carried Alice Thomson & children Mrs Thomson & I and Jane Reynolds to white falls. We did not catch many fish but had a good time. Mrs Car was with Josie. Carrie Reese and the little girls and Kate Harvey come a little while. Virginia H and Doris B come a a while. The children went to the Sulpher Springs. They had a good time Their teachers was with them. They had ice cream.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Thursday, June  1, 1922

Thursday, June 1, 1922

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Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Thursday, August 17, 1922

Thursday, August 17, 1922

A good day. Jim & Henry suckered tobacco until twelve then worked on the barns. Ben rode around trying to get help. Did not get any one. Ben is at the Barn tonight. [Clifton?] & Jane and the boy & Thelma Brunmfield come to see Josie today. I was glad to see them. I was at the kitchen getting dinner. Jane peeled the potatoes & mashed them. Mrs Car & I peeled a few tomatoes & I caned them. I walked a lot today looking for a cow and did not find her. Jim found her and a little calf. Ben helped me get her in the stall.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart

1923

Tuesday, September  4, 1923

Tuesday, September 4, 1923

A good day. Rain tonight. The folks cut tobacco here this evening. Nellie and Evelyn got dinner. I went to Johnson Reynols and spent the day. Clifton and family was there and Miss Georgie Via Jane Reynols aunt. She is a cripple but she is grand. So cheerful and industrious. She sewed nearly all the time I was there. Clifton come after me and Christenia brought me home. Clifton carried Henry home. At least he went to Tim Bennetts on his way home. I am glad to see Miss Via. I had hear about her. Well I wish all of the people well.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Thursday, December 27, 1923

Thursday, December 27, 1923

A rainy day. Jim went from here this morning. He was going to see his people at Lynchburg. I have felt all day like something serious was the matter. I can't tell why. Jim went with the Edmons boys to Gretna. Ben's car is so out of fix that it won't go like he would like. Floid Reynols was here a few minute to day. He said that Julia Fergeson's baby was very sick. Reubin and his mother was going to Danville this evening to see the baby. I hope it is better by now. I got a nice box of candy from Clifton and Jane today. I have got more nice presents and cards this Xmas than I ever did be fore at Xmas. Ben is at work on a picture frame to night.

Last edit almost 3 years ago by New Test User
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