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1918

Monday, January 14, 1918

Monday, January 14, 1918

A cloudy morning and little snow. Ben went to Renan. Come home by dinner. Worked some this evening. Tonight he went to John Hutchersons.

Josie got dinner and sewed some on her quilt. I made a pair of little pants then went to Marvins. Worked the button holes up there. Mr Hutcherson was there. He said that his folks was hauling guano.

I talked with Molly Reynolds this morning. She tolde me that Mr George Reynolds was dead. Died last night.

9 45 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, February 17, 1918

Sunday, February 17, 1918

A good day. Ben went to see Charles this morning. He keeps mighty feeble. Lizzie and Paul Bennett and Reubin Reynolds was here for dinner.

Josie got dinner. She got a nice dinner. Fried ham and eggs tomatoes and potatoes and butter and preserves. She had it all so nice and attractive. I was proud of her fixin so well. I did not do any thing but keep company. Mr and Mrs Hutcherson was here this evenin. I was glad to have them. Lizzie and I went to Carries a while and to George Blairs and staid until bed time. Had a pleasant visit.

10 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Saturday, February  8, 1919

Saturday, February 8, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim went to Mr Hutcherson. Woodings and got a pig then stripped tobacco a while then fixed to go to Chatham. Marvin went with them. They got some [logs?/dogs?] Ben & Tim Emerson went to Strait Stone to the lodge. They have just got home now.

I helped to strip tobacco nearly all day. Henry B & Luke and Norman Owen tied for me this evening. We had finished what was in the pit and was on our way to the house when Mr Jim Emerson & Sarah Emerson and two children come. I was glad to see them.

Josie got dinner. I heard this evening that Denia Blair is sick. I am very sorry to hear it. Hope she may get well soon. I want to go to see her soon.

11: oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, April  8, 1919

Tuesday, April 8, 1919

A good day. The men folks worked on the branch.

Josie comenced washin this morning. Bettie Rosser come and finished washin and washed some of the floors.

There was a demonstration of machinery at Mr Hutchersons to day. None of us went.

Henry & Edna and I went to Creasys fish pond this evening. Ben carried us. We walked home. We caught some little fish. Mrs Millam and Giles was there most of the time that we were. I was glad to be with her.

9:15 oclock

Got a letter from Effie Brumfield to day.

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, July  2, 1919

Wednesday, July 2, 1919

A good day. Ben & Owen & Jim plowed this morning. This evening Jim mowed. Ben & Josie went to Mrs Coats burial.

Henry & Edna and Franklin went to Marvins. Henry carried his ducks with him up there to play with. I went to Mr Hutchersons. Denia and Sallie Blair was there. Anna Mayhew and two of her children was there. Mrs Hutcherson in tends going to Richmond tomorrow for to see the Dr. I hope she may get well.

9 O Clock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, July 26, 1919

Saturday, July 26, 1919

A good day. Ben went to Brookneal this morning.

Jim sowed a turnip patch this evening.

Josie got dinner. She killed a chicken and baked pies this evening.

I went to Marvins this evening. Alma Bennett and I staid with the children. Marvin and Carrie went to Strait Stone to preaching. The protracted meeting commenced to day.

Earl and Lizzie Bennett come to Carries this evening. Lizzie come with me home. I am glad that she came.

Edna & Franklin went to Mr Hutchersons by themselves this morning.

12 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, July 29, 1919

Tuesday, July 29, 1919

A clear morning. A shower this evening. Ben & Jim topped tobacco.

Josie got dinner. Mary dressed to go to meeting and Marvin did not bring the children so she did not get to go.

Dr [?aton] was here today him and his assistant.

Dr Bennett & Sam Bennett was here to day. They are anxious a bout the election. I want Bennett elected and don't know why.

Ben went to Rennan today to talk to Lee Brumfield.

Mary & Henry, Edna and Franklin all went to Mr Hutchersons for apples.

10 oclock

Last edit about 3 years ago by Trisha

1921

Tuesday February  8, 1921

Tuesday February 8, 1921

A good day. Cloudy tonight. Ben & Jim worked on their plant bed this morning. This evening Ben helped Mr Owen load on some tobacco. Mr Cothram come to look at a cow. He did not decide what he would do about takeing her. Josie washed all the morning. Some thing that she should not do if I could help it but I cant.

I went to George Blairs this evening. Denia and Cordie was all of the family that I saw. Isla was stripping tobacco. Heard today that Mr Hutchersons little pet dog was dead. I know they were sorry a bout it getting killed.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday March  7, 1921

Monday March 7, 1921

A good day. Ben sowed grass seed. Jim planted things in the garden & a potatoe patch. Josie sowed for Franklin most of the day. This evening I went to George Blairs. Denia was not at home. I had a pleasant time with the girls. I stoped at Mr Hutchersons. Mrs Mayhew was there. I am glad that she is able to get round that much. I enjoyed being with them.

Kate Harvey come to Marvins and her and Carrie come here. I am sorry that I was not at home. Marvin went to the Iland for a phonogapt for Carrie and Josie. Ben and Josie have gone up there to night and I dont know when they are coming back. Mabel stayed a wake until after nine oclock. Marvin solde Jerrie [Jennie?] to day.

Last edit almost 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday August  4, 1921

Thursday August 4, 1921

A good day. The boys worked in the tobacco all day. I got dinner. Josie killed two chickens and baked pies. Today is Mrs Cars birth day. She is 67 years olde. Josie went to the grove to the meeting. Oscar Brumfield carried her. His mother & aunt went with him.

A Mr Roberson & Mr Hutcherson come here to see Mrs Car. She wants to sell her land. Josie come home with the sick head ache. I got supper. I think she had a fine time to day.

Mrs Car churned and washed dishes for me.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday August 28, 1921

Sunday August 28, 1921

A cloudy day and raining tonight and we need it so bad. Jim & Ben has staid at the barns most of the day.

Nellie went to see Carrie a while this morning. Nellie and Evylin eat dinner and dressed[?] and started home. Marvin carried them to Gretna. Edna and I though that Ben was going to Gretna and that we would go with him. He did not go and we went to George Blairs. We stopped in at Mr Hutchersons a few minutes. Mr Edmons was there. Josie has put up the milk to night.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1920

Thursday, January 15, 1920

Thursday, January 15, 1920

A cloudy day. Jim & Ben worked on a plant bed. Jim mended Kate Harvey's shoes to night. Henry went to Charlie Hutcherson's to night. Carrie and the children was here a few minutes this evening. Josie got dinner. I kept the baby. Henry & Edna went to school. 9 oclock

Henry has got home. Carrie and Reese went with him to Mr. Hutchersons.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Neil Brumfield
Saturday, January 17, 1920

Saturday, January 17, 1920

A clear day, cold & windy. Jim & Ben went to Mr Hutchersons and helped a bout buriin Mrs Mayhew's twin babies.

Jim went home this evening. Marvin carried him a part of the way.

Josie got dinner. I staid with the baby this evening. I sewed some on my quilt.

Ben tried to fix Henry's air rifle and mashed his thumb right bad, hope it will get well soon. Josie is at the dinning room ironing now.

8 oclock

Last edit about 8 years ago by Demo User
Tuesday, February  3, 1920

Tuesday, February 3, 1920

A very bad day. Rained all day. The worst we have had yet. [?] could not do anything out of doors. They shucked a little corn. Josie got dinner. I churned and sewed on my quilt. The children went to school. They got wet comeing home. Ben met them at Mr. Hutcherson. [?] oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday, April 17, 1920

Saturday, April 17, 1920

A good day. Jim & Owen plowed. Ben went to see some men. This evening Ben went to Gretna. I went two. Nellie & Evylin come with us home. I am glad to see them. We saw Grace and Kate as we come home. Charley Harvey is here tonight. Ben has gone to the school house to night. Heard to day that Ren Worsham & George Blair Mr Hutcherson & Mr Anderson went to Chatham to day.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Tuesday, April 20, 1920

Tuesday, April 20, 1920

A rainy day but not hard. Ben went to the island after guano Owen plowed some this morning. I went to Johnson Reynolds. Went by Mr Hutcherson. Talked with the snake a while. Eat dinner at Reynolds. Kate Harvey come down there a few minutes. Josie and the children staid at home. Mabel is sick. Ben put on a new tire and is going to pump up his tires ready to go to Chatham. I am glad things is not any worse.

8 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Monday, May 24, 1920

Monday, May 24, 1920

Cloudy most of the day. Rain this evening. The men finished putting in guano to day. Josie staid at home all day. Carrie and Kate come a little while this evening. I went to George Blairs this evening. They had a quilt in. I quilted some. They were as nice to me as they could be. They sent me home. George Jr. brought me. I saw Mr Hutcherson. He was friendly as usual. I planted some sunflower seed to day. 9 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Tuesday, July 25, 1922

Tuesday, July 25, 1922

A good morning rain late this evening. The men worked in the tobacco all day. Lizzie Bennett was with us today. Alma & Louise went to [st..?] Stone to the assosiation. We are very glad to have Lizzie with us. We have not fixed any thing on account of sickness. Mr Hutcherson and Ada come by this evening and brought Josie a nice box of things to eat. We have a lot of vegetables now. We heard that Carrie was at the meeting. I would of liked to see all the folks that I know that was there.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Thursday, October 12, 1922

Thursday, October 12, 1922

A good day. Jim & Ben stripped on Henry's tobacco & finished it and loaded it on the car. Then heard that there was so much tobacco on the market that they could not hendle it. They unloaded it and packed down in the barn. Ben carried Mrs Car to Gretna this evening on her way to Lynchburg. I hope she may get there ok. Queen Callans washed here today. Heard today that a collored woman died at Mr Hutcherson's. Mollie Renols come a little while this evening. Ben's dog come home.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Saturday, December  9, 1922

Saturday, December 9, 1922

A bad day. Rained some. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco all day and are tying tonight. Nellie cleaned my suit today. I am glad that she did. Fanny has gone to see Doris Brumfield to night. Nellie and I got dinner. Edna & Franklin went to Mr Hutchersons this morning. Mrs Mayhew & [Audna?] passed here today. They had bin to see Mrs Hutcherson. Johnson Reynols come here today looking for his dog. They hunted some down here yesterday. He brought Josie two birds.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart

1923

Thursday, January 11, 1923

Thursday, January 11, 1923

A good day. Ben and Jim worked at the barn until dinner. Then Jim went to the mill. He got home by night. Ben split some wood for the range. Then went to Renan. Nellie sent Evylin a dress by mail. Ella went home this evening. Mr Henelme ??? come for her on his car. Nellie and I got dinner. Nellie & Fanny washed dishes at dinner tonight. Josie has suffered a lot today. Mrs. Kent come to see her this evening. Norman Booker went to Gretna this morning. He offered to bring any thing I wanted. I think he was was very kind to offer so much. Maybel (?) has bein une? good today.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Friday, January 12, 1923

Friday, January 12, 1923

A good day. Ben & Jim hauled some wood and cut it with John Ward and Mr. Booker helped them. Mollie Reynolds come this morning and again this evening. She brought cake and pickle. I boiled two hams to day and had two hens cleaned. Lillian Kent come to see Josie today. Josie has bin very bad all day. Nellie washed and dressed Mabel (?) today. She has bin good today. Today the children went to School. Heared today over the phone that Ola Jefferson's boy was very sick. I am so sorry for them. I never heared of more sickness in my life. I don't think it is God's will. I wish they all could get well.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Sunday, January 14, 1923

Sunday, January 14, 1923

A cloudy day. Rain tonight. Josie died this morning 20 minutes after three oclock. Denia and Mollie and Kate Mrs. Booker Mrs Edmonds & Mrs. Kent was here. They all done what they could to help about what was to be done. Jim Johnson went to Gretna and got a casket a very nice one. There has bin several here today. Two preachers Mr. Hogan and Mr. Jenings(?) ??? and Otho and Sallie and Mrs. Thomson are here tonight. Oscar Eade and Hellen and Doris Brumfield come tonight and brought flowers. Mrs. Car ? has been upstairs most of the day. Heard tonight that Olas boy is better. Hope he may get well. Carrie and Reese and the baby come 15 until 8 oclock.

Last edit almost 8 years ago by Nathani
Wednesday, January 17, 1923

Wednesday, January 17, 1923

A clear cold day. Jim and Ben finished burning their plant bed and sowed it. They got seed from Mr. Edmonds. Edmonds? folks are sick with the flue. Nellie washed some today. I got dinner. I cooked a chicken and baked some bread for to send to Mr. Owen's people. Their little boy died today. Mrs Owen has pneumonia. I do hope that she may get well. Ben has gone to Owens tonight. Mrs Carr churned for me a gain today. Mabel & Edna has gone with Mrs. Carr upstairs. Edna has come back. Today has been the coldest day of the winter.

Last edit over 2 years ago by Sara Brumfield
Thursday, January 18, 1923

Thursday, January 18, 1923

A colde windy day. Ben loaded his tobacco on the waggon this morning and started for Gretna this evening. Intends to stay at Marvin's tonight. I hope it will not rain while he is gone. Nellie ironed some this morning. I got dinner and churned. Mr. McEray ?? come here this morning. Mrs Carr did not come down stairs until twelve o'clock. She had a head ache. The children went to school. I am so near asleep that I can't write.

Last edit over 2 years ago by Sara Brumfield
Wednesday, January 24, 1923

Wednesday, January 24, 1923

Snowed last night and this morning. The land is covered with snow tonight but it is warmer now than yesterday. The men could not do much of anything to day. Ben went to Renan. Jim went to Mr. Bookers. There is some one sick at nearly every house. Earl Bennett was here today about fertilizer. Nellie got a letter from Evyline. She is sick and Nellie is so distressed she did not eat any supper. I am sorry for her but can't do any thing that would do any good. Henry and Edna went to school. Franklin and Mabel has had a good time today. I finished Carries quilt ready to quilt to night. I set a hen today.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Friday, January 26, 1923

Friday, January 26, 1923

A good day. Ben and Jim went to Gretna on Mr. Bookers car. Jim went on to Chatham. Ben come home. Nellie got Dinner. I went to George Blairs. I walked over there. George Jr. brought me home. I was glad that he did. Mrs. Carr has bin complaining all day. Mabel has a bad colde. Heard today that Alice Thomson is very sick. I do hope that she may get well. Dr. Owens childe is better so we heard. There is more sickness in the country than can be attended to. I do hope that there will soon be a change for the better. Co??? combed my hair today.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Demo User
Monday, January 29, 1923

Monday, January 29, 1923

A good day. Ben and Jim and Nellie staid at Johnson Reynols last night. Ben and Nellie come home for breakfast. Jim staid to help them. Nellie went back up there right after breadfast. Ben went to Mr. Hutchensons sale. Come home and staid with the children while I went to the burial. There was a big crowd present. Mr. Thornhill and Jennings had a few words to say. They had a lot of flowers. They were beautiful. I started up there there walking and met Alma and Earl coming after me. I was very glad. R?? Smith brought Nellie and I home. I was glad he did.

Last edit about 3 years ago by Trisha
Wednesday, January 31, 1923

Wednesday, January 31, 1923

A cloudy day. The men hauled wood all the morning. This evening they sawed wood. Ben says it has bin the longest month that he ever saw. We can't be surprised at that. It has bin a sad time. Josie and Alice both gone. 8 little children motherless children. God will take care of them some way. Nell is is worried most to death a bout her daughter. She can't help it. I am sorry for her and can't do any thing to help her. Nell has done most of the cooking to day. She made some cakes to day. They were fine. Mr. Mayhew is here tonight him and two of his children. They are playing games in the dining room.

Last edit almost 8 years ago by Nathani
Thursday, February 22, 1923

Thursday, February 22, 1923

A good day. Ben plowed some. Jim went to Renan and Strait Stone hunting plow points. Ben went to Jesse Hutchersons for gas. Has run the engine all the evening. Irvin Harvey was here tonight. He said that his mother eat at the table. Charley?] Harvey went to [Thomas?] to put in a radio. I went to sleep. I am sorry that I spilt ink in my book. The Ladies Ade society met at Mr. Edmonds this evening. There was some cars passed here. Nellie was invited but would not go. She cut out some sewing.

Last edit over 7 years ago by starrsum
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