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1918

Tuesday, October 15, 1918

Tuesday, October 15, 1918

A good day. Ben and Josie and I worked on tobacco this morning. Paul and Owen worked on the wheat land.

Rev. Paget and East come this evening selling Liberty Bonds. I let them have nearly all the money I had. I did not want to do it but did not know what to do.

Ben and Josie and Franklin went to Jim Powers this evening. Ben bought some oats from Power and some wheat from Jr Starkey. Jim Power come up here this evening eat supper here. He got some rye.

Last edit about 3 years ago by Trisha
Monday, October 21, 1918

Monday, October 21, 1918

A good day. Ben went to Chatham with Jim Emerson Lucius Gravley and Chesley Edmons and Faber Jefferson and lots of others had to start to training camp.

John Hutcherson disked Bens wheat land this morning for one dollar per acre.

We that was Paul and Owen and Josie and Henry Brumfield and Luke and Norman Owen all stripped tobacco. To night Ben and Paul has gone to the barn to rebulk some tobacco.

Josie gave me a nice lot of candy a present from Josie and Carrie. Tomorrow is my birthday. I will be 72 years olde.

I thank them both. Mother.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, October 26, 1918

Saturday, October 26, 1918

A cloudy day. Ben hauled some stalks and put them on the wheat land this morning. All the rest of us tied tobacco. This evening Mr Owen went to the mill for flour. We had corn bread for breakfast this morning. I know we should be thankful for that but we have not bin used to it and do not like it.

We tied all the tobacco that was in the pit then I went to Carries and Ben and Paul went squirrel hunting. They killed nine squirrels.

Kate Harvey come a few minutes this evening.

To night Ben has gone with Marvin to Strait Stone.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Monday, June 23, 1919

Monday, June 23, 1919

A cloudy day. Rain tonight. Ben cut his oats to day. Jim come home from Chatham to night. He come with Johnson Reynolds.

Mrs. Owen come a while this evening. Brought her new baby Benjamine Franklin.

I went to George Blairs this evening. They were getting up their wheat.

Mr Charley Hutcherson was planting corn this evening on wheat land.

Isla Blair & Cordie was gone to Ren Worshams

10 oclock

Ben bought a sack of ship [?] stuff from Irvin Lewis.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, October 22, 1919

Wednesday, October 22, 1919

A cloudy day warm and good. Ben & Owen worked on the wheat land. Jim has not bin well. He had the tooth ache and his jaw is swolen. Josie got the most of the dinner. Nellie attended to the baby.

To day is my birth day. I am 73 years olde. I got up at five oclock and got breakfast. Seven: milked two cows then churned. Washed 68 pieces and went to Marvins. Come home and milked.

Nellie & Josie got the supper. I kept the baby.

Ben said he would carrie me to the river. I had no one to go with me. Thought I would wait and go some other day if I can.

I started John a letter to day.

Ben has gone hunting to night.

8:30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Wednesday October  5, 1921

Wednesday October 5, 1921

A good day. The men folks worked on their wheat land. Marvin helped them. Booker and a hand plowed on his place.

The children went to school. Josie washed all by her self today. I staid at the house with Mabel and got dinner. This evening I went to Marvins a few minutes. Reese went to Renan. Hazel & Eva went with him.

Last edit over 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday October  6, 1921

Thursday October 6, 1921

A good day. Jim & Ben worked on their wheat land. Norman Booker had the drill and sowed some wheat. Ben went to Gretna to see Mr Young about the engine. He cant start it.

Josie ironed this morning. We straitened up in the lock room this evening. Isla Blair come this evening and staid a little while. She wanted a breast pump for Nettie Hendries. I went home with Isla. I was glad to see them all.

Last edit over 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday October 17, 1921

Monday October 17, 1921

A beautiful day. No sign of rain. Jim & Marvin moved some tobacco this morning. Ben went to Chalk Level to get some peices sawed to make a roller to roll their wheat land. They worked on the roller all evening and did not finish it. Josie sewed some on a dress for Edna.

I went to Marvins this evening. They are getting on very well there. Tonight Marvin & Ben has gone hunting.

We heard this morning that Mr Taz Wooding died last night. Will be buried tomorrow.

Last edit over 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday October 19, 1921

Wednesday October 19, 1921

A good day. Ben rolled his wheat land today. Jim stripped tobacco. Josie has bin up most of the day but is feeling bad from her teeth being pulled. I went to Marvins this evening. Kate Harvey come. I was glad.

Martha Miller made some soap for us today. We were glad to get her to make it. Hazel and Eva stayed here while Martha was makeing soap.

Heard today that Dodson Bailiss had to carrie one of his children to the hospitle.

Jim & Ben went to the barn tonight to strip tobacco.

Last edit over 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1920

Thursday, October 14, 1920

Thursday, October 14, 1920

14th A good day. Ben worked on wheat land all. Jim tied tobacco. Mr Cawthorn come to day. He was here for dinner. Mr [?] was here to day. Wanted to sell Ben a truck. He did not buy. I went to George Blairs this evening. Denia and Cordie was gone to Rens. They come home. I had a pleasant evening.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday, October 15, 1920

Friday, October 15, 1920

Friday the 15th A good day. Ben worked on wheat land all the morning. He carried Josie to see the Dr. She is right sick now. Jim stripped tobacoo most of the day. Jim and Ben has gone to Renan to a speakin. I got most of the dinner. One of Willie Mayhews children got burnt very bad today. I went to Marvins a little while this evening.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Monday, October 18, 1920

Monday, October 18, 1920

18th A good day. Ben harrowed on wheat land. Jim come from Chatham today. Josie and Ben went to Mayhews to see the little boy that is so badly burned. Mollie Reynolds come here a little while. I have staid at home all day to day. I got dinner and ironed some. Josie baked some nice tea cakes for the chldren to take to school. Jim and Ben are tying primeings.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Saturday, September 23, 1922

Saturday, September 23, 1922

A good day. Ben worked on his wheat land. Jim stripped tobacco. Fanny went home. I am sorry for we will miss her so much. She was so good to wait on Josie. Ray Booker is very sick. I went up there this evening to see him. Dr Owen & Dr Shelton are there tonight. I do hope that he may get well. Ben & Henry went hunting to night. Jim went to Mr Bookers. Josie went in the Parlor this evening. Fanny helped her to go in and come out.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, October 23, 1922

Monday, October 23, 1922

A good morning. Rain this evening. Ben worked on his wheat land until it rained. He fixed to plant some bulbs. I planted a few hyacinths. I sent for the News today. Jim & Nellie tied some tobacco today.

Nellie washed some this morning. Josie has not suffered quite as much today as she does some days. Henry carried 4 chickens to Kate Harveys this morning. He bought 4 steel traps.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Wednesday, October 25, 1922

Wednesday, October 25, 1922

A good day. Ben hauled some wood this morning & worked on his wheat land this evening. Jim & Nellie stripped tobacco all day. Bettie and I got dinner. We cooked turnip & peas and potatoes. This evening I cut the Morning Glorie vine off of the garden fence and then went to Renan & to see Kate Harvey carrie the money to pay my taxes. Mr Mayhew was at the store on his machine and brough me home. I was glad that I did not have to walk. Ben & Jim is at the barn putting tobacco in the pit.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart

1923

Saturday, October 13, 1923

Saturday, October 13, 1923

A good day. I am at Reynols this morning. Christina brough me home this morning. Found them all well. I milked after I come home. I churned and got dinner. Jim stripped tobacco. Henry rolled wheat land a while. Ben shod the horses. Mr. Booker and two children and Miss Louease[?] Booker come this evening. I was glad that they come. Miss Booker played on the piano a little. Ben and the three children went to Rob Hubbands this evening and will stay all night. They carried the dog with then. Ben wanted to go hunting. Henry went to Strait Stone. I hope nothing bad will happen to him.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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