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1918

Tuesday, March  5, 1918

Tuesday, March 5, 1918

A beautiful day.

Ben and Marvin finished shuckin and cribbing corn this evenin. Ben went to Jim Powers to try to sell Frank Mays horse. Mays shucked corn in his place. Ben brough Josie and the baby home from Mrs Carrs. I heard that Ethel Worsham has a girl born this morning.

To night Frank and George Blair and Irvin Craddock and Jim Craddock come here and staid until bed time. Irvin staid all night.

I went to Carries a while this evenin.

Henry went to school.

Edna went to Carries.

10:40 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, August 21, 1918

Wednesday, August 21, 1918

A good day. Ben and Paul worked at home until twelve then went to Mr Dews and tied leaves.

Josie washed a big washin of clothes. This evening Mag Brumfield and four of the children come. I was glad that they did come her baby is just fine. Carrie and the little girls come. I was glad that she could get off. Marvin and the boys went to Altavista.

It was night when they got home.

10 30 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Tuesday, June  3, 1919

Tuesday, June 3, 1919

A good day. Jim & Ben went to Long Island and got some beet pulp. Josie got dinner. I planted some potatoes slips. Henry helped me.

This evening Elsie & Hellen came. Elsie brought her baby. Josie kept it while Elsie gathered some cherries. I am sorry that I was not at home.I would of bin if I had knowed they were coming. Mollie Reynolds and I and Henry went after some strawberries. We found some.

I have not seen any of Marvins people to day. I allways miss them.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, November 15, 1919

Saturday, November 15, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim cut feed and sawed wood. I am glad that they got it done. Ben has gone hunting tonight. Jim went to bed. Josie went to Carries and carried her baby the first time it was out of the house.

Edna has nursed her doll most of the day.

Henry helped to cut feed and wood most of the day.

8 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Tuesday January  4, 1921

Tuesday January 4, 1921

A good day. Ben and Jim stripped tobacco all day. Some of the neighbors worked the road. Josie went to George Blairs. Denia was gone to see Mrs Anderson. Josie said they was just as nice to her as could be. Ethel sent me a nice cup & sauser for a xmas gift.

We started a box to Effie Brumfield today. I hope she may get it ok.

The children went to school a gain today. Heard this morning that Clack Hubbards baby is very sick. I hope he may get well soon.

Julia Fergerson is still at home on account of her baby being bad off with a cough. I have bin reading tonight.

11 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday June 15, 1921

Wednesday June 15, 1921

A good day. I was at Jo Towler this morning. Sister Mary and I went to Letchers and eat dinner then went to see Lottie Craddock. Did not see Earnest.

They have two nice little children. Irvins wife and baby come to Earnest. I was glad to see them. I eat supper at Letchers then he brought me to Tim Bennetts. I am glad to be at Tims tonight.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday June 23, 1921

Thursday June 23, 1921

A good day. Jim & Ben finished cutting oats and went to night after supper to cap them. They hope that it will rain by morning. They got up some rye this evening. Josie went to see Julia Fergerson & her baby this morning.

Carrie & all of her children and I went to see Julia this evening. They had a lot of company. Grace Brumfield & Sallie Blair, Kate Harvey, Alice Thomson and all of her children and I went to Mollies but I did hear any news of importance.

Last edit over 9 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
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
Wednesday October 12, 1921

Wednesday October 12, 1921

A clear cool day. Ben & Jim filled up the pit at the barn. It was very hard job. The land is so dry. Josie washed. I got dinner and churned.

This evening I went to Marvins. Kate Harvey was there. Mrs Edmons and Mrs Hutcherson come to see Carrie and baby. Marvin and the children come home while I was there. Marvin had bin to Gretna.

I think there will be frost tonight.

Last edit over 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday November 23, 1921

Wednesday November 23, 1921

A good day. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco all day. They finished a cureing. Marvin went to Gretna hauling feed. Carrie and the little children come here. It was the first time that the new baby was a way from home. I hope it wont hurt her. Hazel & Eva was very good to day. Kate Harvey come this evening. I was glad for her to come. Was sorry for her to have to take such a long walk. Hope it wont hurt her. The children went to school to day. Alcie washed here to day. I have peiced one square for a quilt. 9:30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Tuesday December 27, 1921

Tuesday December 27, 1921

A good day. Ben & family staid at home the most of the day. Miss Willie Wooding & Virginia Wooding come a while this morning. I did not see them. I would of liked to of bin at home. I went to George Blairs this morning. Mr Norman Booker carried me a part of the way. Georges folks had company. Mr & Mrs Anderson was there. Ren Worsham & family, Ernest Craddock and family, Nettie Hendricks and baby, Otho & Sallie. They had very good dinner. Plenty of everything that they needed. I think all enjoyed them selves. George Jr[?] brought me home. I was glad. I did so much want to see some of Marvins folks today. Ethel Worsham gave me a pair of gloves for a Xmas gift.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker

1920

Tuesday, November 23, 1920

Tuesday, November 23, 1920

A good day. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco most of the day. Ben carried Mrs Car to Mr Powers to see the new baby. I washed some for the children. We are thinkin of going to Danville in the morning if it is not two colde. I have not seen any of Marvins people to day. I miss them if I dont see them. Ben brought the graphophone home with [?] Henry is playing it now. Jim and Ben went to the barn tonight.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Thursday, December 30, 1920

Thursday, December 30, 1920

A good day. Ben & Henry hunted most of the day. I commenced to wash and Bettie Haley come and finished for me this morning. Annie Doss come to get a suit case. I let her have mine. Tonight B carried all the family to Reynols. Julia and her baby, Jim [?] and family, Clifton and family was there. I was glad to see them all. Josies kids done fine for a wonder. 11 oclock

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Thursday, May 11, 1922

Thursday, May 11, 1922

A good day Carrie finished Roys suit this morning she killed a chicken for Dinner I dressed it I gathered some Straw Berries This evening Marvin carried Carrie and the little girls and I to see Lizzie and her folks all of the Family and Frances & her Baby was there Alma & Gordon & Frances intends to go to Danville in the morning I an anxious to hear from home have not seen John yet want to go there tomorrow if I can.

Last edit about 7 years ago by Lydia B
Friday, September  1, 1922

Friday, September 1, 1922

A good day. Jim & Ben both have tobacco in the barns. They will stay at the barns tonight. Ben went to [Carrie?] and got a girl to come and stay with us a while. Mrs Car went to them to the island. She bought several things. I went to Cedar Forest. I fished a while. I caught 6 fish. We fried them for Josies supper. Nat Wooding & wife & Mrs Peak come to see Josie today. Max is here tonight.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart

1923

Wednesday, February 21, 1923

Wednesday, February 21, 1923

A good day. Jim and John cut today. Ben went to Chatham with Odie Kellie. They carried the poll books. Clement was elected. Nellie got dinner. Fried pies and baked tea cakes. She made a scarf for her mother. She got a letter from Evylin. I got a letter from Carrie Smith. Her baby is sick. I went to Johnson Reynols. They were well as usual. Julia Ferguson had gone to see her Aunt Kate. Jim Farthing bought him a car today. Reubin Reynols brought me home in their big car. I sewed a little today. Made Franklin a union suit.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Nathani
Sunday, July 22, 1923

Sunday, July 22, 1923

A good day. Jim staid at home all day. Ben went to Green Pond to a meeting. Irvin Harvy carried him. Alma and I and all the children s[t]aid here all day. Dews Lanier and his wife and baby come to see us today. His wife was Fanny Emmerson. Lee and Grace and Hilder Brumfield come this evening. I was glad to see them. I put on one of my new dresses this evening. Julia Fergerson was at home to day. She was going to Danvill today. I wish I could of seen Julia before she went. I hope she may be satisfied with her home.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Sunday, September 23, 1923

Sunday, September 23, 1923

A good day. We had a very hard rain last ight a bout midnight. Claud

Fitch come to see his wife and baby last night. He was as wet as he could be when he got here.

Evylin and Claud and Henry went to Renan School building today. Claud went a way today. Ben carried him to the Island. Three of the children and Evylin went with him. Jim fired the tobacco some while they were gone.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
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