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1918

Saturday, August  3, 1918

Saturday, August 3, 1918

A good day. The men folks filled a house with primings. Josie handed leaves nearly all day. I went this evening. Fanny helped this evening. Fanny went to Mr George Emersons this evening. Paul carried her on the buggy. Jim and Nellie and Evelyn come today. I am glad that they come.

I had a letter from Thelma to day saying that she will come to see us soon.

11 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, August  6, 1918

Tuesday, August 6, 1918

A clear day and very warm. Ben finished curing his primings to night.

Paul suckered tobacco. Mr Owen went to the mill did not get his grinding. Josie washed the breakfast dishes and ironed and got dinner and washed the dinner dishes and ironed most of the evening. I got breakfast and called them to eat then I milked three cows and watered hogs at three different places then I gathered some butter beans and helped to shell them. Then fixed the milk ready to churn then cut a bucket of cucumbers then churned fixed to wash some.

After dinner I washed a bout 40 garments then put the cucumbers in brine and salted the butter and fixed it ready for use. Then rested a while then milked eat supper and helped wash dishes and ready to go to bed.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, August  8, 1918

Thursday, August 8, 1918

A clear hot day. The men folks helped Marvin save primings this evening. Josie and I handed leaves and Josie tied some.

Josie got dinner. We pealed the peaches that Mollie give us. Had peaches and cream for dinner and snaps and corn all cooked good and I did enjoy my dinner.

Talked with Denia Blair to night over the phone. She said that Cordie was going to Richmond tomorrow. I certainly do hope she may have a good time and [be] benifited by going.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, August  9, 1918

Friday, August 9, 1918

A good day.

We are having some rain to night and thunder. I do hope that we wont have a storm. I know that God is able to cause it not to be so bad. The men helped Marvin with his primings all day and Josie and I helped this evening. Edna and Franklin staid at Carries all the evening.

Henry and Cordie Blair started to Richmond this morning. I do hope that they had a good trip. Josie got a letter from Mary Brumfield saying that she would not come here until September. We look for Thelma and Julia tomorrow hope that they may come.

Josie and I ironed this morning.

9 30 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, August 17, 1918

Saturday, August 17, 1918

A good day. Ben plowed up the potatoes and Josie picked them up. Ben sowed turnip seed to day. Paul tied some primings. Josie got most of the dinner. I churned went after some tomatoes. After dinner I put up three cans and killed two chickens and cut the cucumbers and put them in brine.

Paul and Thelma went to Dick Woodings to a stew to night. I hope they may have a nice time.

Julia and Henry and Edna are in my room and talk so much that I am in the hall writing.

Chesley Edmons cut a house of tobacco today.

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, August 19, 1918

Monday, August 19, 1918

Rain this morning. Clear tonight. Ben Paul and Henry and I tied primings this morning and Josie helped this evening as long as we could tie. They dried out. Josie got dinner.

Ben and Paul went to Lee Brumfields this evening. The buggy wheel broke as they come home.

I went to see Pauls tobacco this evening for the first time. It looks good to me. I am glad of the good crop that is on the place hope it can be taken care of and may do all a lot of good.

11 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, August 28, 1918

Wednesday, August 28, 1918

A day that the men folks could work most of the time. They moved tobacco and scattered sticks ready for cutting. We all tied primings and finished. Josie got dinner.

I went to the tomato patch this evening. Could not get many tomatoes. Brought a water mellon home. We cut it. It was fine.

It is raining now hope it may stop soon. Ben went to Ren Worshams this evening and to Strait Stone this morning. Paul carried his mother to Lee Brumfields this morning. Guess she is at Kate Harveys to night.

9 30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, September 10, 1918

Tuesday, September 10, 1918

A good day. Ben and Paul fired tobacco all day to day and will stay at the barns to night.

Mr Owen and Henry went to Gretna carried primings. They sold well.

Josie baked a cake and got dinner. She went to Marvins a few minutes this evening. I picked a few beans this evening.

Cordie and Nettie Blair come a little while this evening. I did not see them. I was at the bean patch.

9 30 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, September 11, 1918 (revised)

Friday, September 11, 1918 (revised)

A good day. Ben and Paul has taken the day easy. They killed three squirrels this morning. This evening Paul carried Paul Smith and Henry and Edna and I to White Falls. We come back by Renan. Paul registered. Josie washed. I got a snack for dinner. I stopped a few minutes at Kates. She looks tired and bad. Mr Owen went to the mill to day. Ben and Paul are loading the waggon with primings.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, September 12, 1918 (original)

Saturday, September 12, 1918 (original)

A good day. Ben and Paul fired tobacco all day and will stay at it all night. Paul has got to haul a load of wood to night.

Mr Owen and Henry went to Gretna with primings to day. They solde well.

Josie made a cake to day and got dinner. She went to Marvins a few minutes this evening. I picked a few beans this evening.

Cordie and Nettie Blair come over here this evening.

I did not see them. I was at the bean patch.

9 30 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, September 13, 1918

Friday, September 13, 1918

A good day. Ben and Owen moved some tobacco and cut some. I helped to unload the waggon. Ben had Mags Grey and Jake. Paul had Prince and Pomp. Carried some primings to Gretna. He went to Chatham on Henry Blairs car. Josie ironed this morning and was sick all the evening. Mr Owen went to the mill to day but did not get his grinding. Will have to go a gain.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Friday, July 18, 1919

Friday, July 18, 1919

A rainy day. It has rained some for five days. Every thing is nearly drowned. The men folks has not done anything much to day.

Josie got dinner. Nellie washed and dried and ironed some of her clothes this evening.

I milk and churn.

Josie sewed some this evening.

Tom Edmons has cured a house of primings, the first that has bin cured a bout here.

9:30 oclock

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

Sunday, August 10, 1919

A good day. Jim fired tobacco all day. Quit at night. Has cured two houses of primings. Edwin staid here all day. Paul Bennett & Loney come a little while this morning. Paul got his hair cut this evening. Ben and family went to Jim Powers and Rob Hubards.

I milked & got supper and Jim, Edwin, and I eat before they got home. I have not heard from Marvins to day.

Edwin finished reading Philo Gubb to day & slept two hours.

I read some in the land mark & [?].

10:30 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1920

Thursday, September 30, 1920

Thursday, September 30, 1920

A rainy day. Jim and Ben tied primings. Josie caned some apples. I peeled them. I got a snack for dinner. I shelled beans all evening. Josie is very much complaining. I do hope she will be better soon. Mabel has bin as frisky as a kitten all day.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
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