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1918

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 almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, August 13, 1918

Tuesday, August 13, 1918

A good day. Ben and Paul suckered tobacco. Ben and Josie Thelma and Paul went to Strait Stone at twelve staid a few minutes.

Josie and Thelma washed some this morning.

I got the dinner and boiled grapes. Josie put up 14 quarts of grape juice.

We gathered and picked off some grapes this evening and to night Thelma and Paul both picked til we finished.

10 30 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Wednesday, August 13, 1919

Wednesday, August 13, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim suckered some tobacco. Ben went to Strait Stone and got some roofin. John & Edwin finished covering the barn and helpe work in the tobacco a while.

Ben carried Edwin & Christenia and Henry & Edna and I to White Falls. The river was two full & mudy. So we soon come home. I come by Johnsons. Mollie was makin grape jellie. Julia was washin some meal that she had bought. Kate Hubbard was taken sick today. I hope she will soon be well a gain. I come by Carries. She was pickin grapes.

10:10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, August 18, 1919

Monday, August 18, 1919

A good day. Rain at night. Ben & Jim & Henry suckered tobacco until twelve oclock then Ben went to Renan and got fruit jars and tops and rubbers.

Jim and Ben hauled a lot of olde boards to the wood pile.

Josie and I worked on grapes most of the day. This evening I picked a few dried beans and got some sweet potatoes, the first that we have had of this years crop. Josie gathered some snaps & strung them and got Irish potatoes for dinner, tomorrows dinner.

Prince is much better than he was yesterday.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, August 21, 1919

Thursday, August 21, 1919

A good day. The men folks moved some tobacco & cut some for Mr. Owen.

Jim & Ben will stay at the barn tonight. Henry is with Jim now. Edna is bad off with colde. Carries baby is not well.

Josie got dinner with a little help. Nellie caned some tomatoes this morning. This evening she went to Mr. Woodings and got some grapes. Miss Willie Wooding & Miss Annie Carter come with her home on a buggy.

I went to George Blairs. Lottie Craddock & her little baby is over there. Miss Alice Hubbard & Ada Hutcherson and Susie Hutcherson was there. They had water mellons & peaches and grapes.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, September 21, 1919

Sunday, September 21, 1919

A good day. We all staid at home until after dinner, then Ben & Jim went sloes hunting. I went to Mr Edmons's. Mr. & Mrs. Peak was there. Miss Alice and Miss Willie Wooding come over there.

They had plenty of grapes at Edmons's.

Marvin and Carrie went to see Dr Wiggonton & Pearl this evening.

Rees & Smith & [?] and Emet Brumfield come here this evening.

Henry and Edna went to Sunday School to day. Marvin carried them.

Jim Brumfield went with Reese Smith home tonight to stay a little while.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Tuesday August  9, 1921

Tuesday August 9, 1921

A good day. The boys finished puttin the floors in the basement. They done a good job I think. Mr Dews come here today for Ben to help to cover the house that he lives in. Walter Owen was here today. He is hunting a home.

Josie done a big washing today. Josie and Mabel & Edna & Franklin and I went to Marvins today. Josie gathered peas for dinner tomorrow. They are the first that we have had. The snaps has dried up.

Josie made a lot of nice jellie yesterday. That was all the grapes that we have had to do anything with.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday September 25, 1921

Sunday September 25, 1921

A good day. Had a sprinkle of rain this morning. John has bin here all day. Will stay tonight. Hugh Brumfield and Henry went to the mountain this morning to hunt grapes. Did not find many.

Josie and I got dinner. We eat late and did not get any supper.

I went to Marvins this evening. Some one gave his dog a dose this morning and she died. Ben & Marvin thought a heap of her. I would like to know who did it but never will I dont expect.

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1922

Sunday, July 23, 1922

Sunday, July 23, 1922

A good day. We all staid at home all the morning then Ben & the children and Mrs Car went to Jim [Powers?]. Alice Thomson and Kate Hubbard & Christenia Reynols come. Alice brought Josie a box of figs. Christenia brought some [ice?]. Carrie & her children come. Jim was with them and went back with them. Josie has not suffered so much to day. I hope she may sleep tonight. Carrie brought Josie a box of grapes.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, July 31, 1922

Monday, July 31, 1922

A good day. The boys worked on their tobacco all day. Nellie has bin very busy today. she got dinner & churned gathered some grapes to make jellie. I went to Miss Willie Woodings burial. There was a big crowd at the burial. I went with Mr Booer[sic] & family. It was kind of him to take me. Mrs Car has him up all day or nearly so. This evening I cut some grass in the garden and gathered a few snaps for dinner tomorrow. Hattie washed here today. The children and I got the clothes in tonight.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Sunday, October 29, 1922

Sunday, October 29, 1922

A good day. We all eat dinner at home. Hinny & Edna went to Strait Stone to Sunday School. Jim started to Gretna with a load of tobacco. Less [Ro...k?]& his wife & baby & Elsie East come a few minutes. Nellie went with them. Was going to Chatham to night. Lee & Oscar come a few minutes for Nellie's hand pocket that she forgot. Mr Steven Davis and his wife & Robert Mayhew come to see Josie today. Mollie & Johnson come & brought Josie a nice box of some things to eat. Elsie brought grapes. Alice Thomson brought her a box of candy.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Wednesday, November  1, 1922

Wednesday, November 1, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco all day. Jim & Nellie went to the barn tonight. Ben went to Mr Edmons. They have a cow choked with a sweet potatoe. I hope she may get it out and not die. This evening Mrs George Hutcherson & Mrs Charley Anderson & Nellie Hendricks come to see Josie. Nettie brought Josie some grapes. Mr Booker & little Carol come. Mr Booker brought pears. I tied my calf but today she broke her collar and had to be put in a gain.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Thursday, November  9, 1922

Thursday, November 9, 1922

A good day. Ben sowed some grass seed. Jim & Nellie stripped tobacco. Nellie helped me this morning. I milked two cows and one was not up. I hunted for her but did not find her. Jim found her in Mr Bookers field. Josie has suffered a lot today. Mr Irvin Lewis sent Josie a nice box of grapes by mail today. Mr Dews come tonight and paid Mrs Car some mony. Fannie Power and I ironed some this evening. I am so glad that it is done. I s[t]arched some clothes this evening.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart

1923

Tuesday, August  7, 1923

Tuesday, August 7, 1923

A good day. Jim and Ben suckered tobacco until twelve. Then they went to the election. Children and I went to Kates a while. Got a fraid it was going to rain and Oscar Brumfield brought us home. There was the biggest crowd at Renan that I ever saw there on election day. John Ward and Henry plowed some late tobacco. They finished in time for early supper. Ben and Jim has gone to Renan to hear from the election. Nellie boiled some grapes for jellie. I hope she may have good [luck?].

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Wednesday, August  8, 1923

Wednesday, August 8, 1923

A very hot day. No rain to stop work. There is a cloud rising now. I do hope it wont be very bad. Ben and Jim helped Norman work on his fire boxes this evening. I went to Mr. Bookers this evening. Mrs. Booker was not at home. She was gone to preaching. Mr. Emerson's girls and a Miss Reynolds come here this evening. I was glad that they come to see Edna. We had some nice mellons for them. Nellie made some jellie this morning. There is plenty of grapes now. William Brumfield was at Kate Harvey's yesterday.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Thursday, August  9, 1923

Thursday, August 9, 1923

A good day. The men suckered tobacco. Nellie picked some grapes and made some grape jelie. I got the most of the dinner. This evening Ben went to Strait Stone. The children and I went with him. We bought some sugar and a few of other things. Heard that Lee was defeated in the elect tion. I am sorry but some one had to be left.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Monday, August 13, 1923

Monday, August 13, 1923

A good day. No rain today. The men folks worked on the barns. Jim helped Mr. Booker on his flues. Kate Harvey and Irvin and Bill come a little while. They got some grapes. Denia and Cordie Blair come to see us. Carrie and three of her children come. We let Edna go home with them. I was glad to see all of them. Wish they could come often. Kate brought me some snaps. Jim has some fine mellons now. Mabel has a bad colde. Hope she may get well soon. I have finished stringing snaps. 10 oclock at night.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, August 15, 1923

Wednesday, August 15, 1923

A good day. Ben helped Mr. Booker work on his barn. The rest of them suckered tobacco. Isla Blair come over here a few minutes this morning. I was glad to see her. Heard today that Buck Mills was hurt yesterday by a car running over him. I hope he may soon be out a gain. Ray Booker come to see Franklin this evening. Mabel and Franklin has bad colds. Have not heard form Edna yet. Nellie heard from Evelyn today. Lelia Ward washed for us today. Nellie gathered some grapes to make jellie today.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Friday, August 17, 1923

Friday, August 17, 1923

A cloudy day and some rain. Not enough to stop work. The men suckered tobacco. Jimm went to Strait Stone to get the horses shod and flue joints. Got dinner. Nellie caned some tomatoes and gathered some grapes. We staid at home and I have no news. Lelia Ward went to a lodge meeting. Mabel got a letter from Edna to day. I got one from Kitty Reynols. I am glad to hear from any of them. I want to go for Edna tomorrow but the men is so busy I am afraid they wont go. Fraklin and Mabel has bad colds.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
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