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1918

Sunday, December 22, 1918

Sunday, December 22, 1918

A rainy day. We all staid at home all day. I read most of the day. It has cleared off tonight. Irvin Harvey and Reese Smith was here this evening a few minutes.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Saturday January  1, 1921

Saturday January 1, 1921

A beautiful day for January. We was all at home for dinner. Henry traded his wheel for type writer. He is carried a way with it. Ben and Josie went to Strait Stone late this evening. While they were gone Charles Harvey and Miss Virginia Moses come. They wanted the records for the phonogarapth. They was on their way to Lee Brumfield. Guess they will dance there tonight.

I ironed some today.

I thought this morning we would have a rainy day. It was partly cloudy and a plain rain bow. It rained a little and cleared off.

Ben or Josie one are typewriteing now.

8:30 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday January 23, 1921

Sunday January 23, 1921

A rainy morning. Cleared up a bout sunup then we had a good day. Josie and I got a snack for dinner. Henry had some shot he plays with his air rifle.

Ben went after Jim. Marvin went with him. I went as far as Kate Harveys. I was glad to go. Charles & Virginia & Virginia Moses was there. I was glad to see them all. Ben had some trouble with his car.

Carrie & the children come a while. I am glad that they come. Rubin Reynols come a few minutes. I was glad to see him. He is at home helping his father now to strip tobacco and shuck corn.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday September 17, 1921

Saturday September 17, 1921

A good day. Was cloudy this morning but cleared off soon.

Ben jobed a round all day. Henry cut some corn. Josie got dinner. I washed a little. Ben carried Edna to Dr Owens this morning to have her lip worked on. I am troubled a bout her. Hope she may soon be well.

Reese carried me to White Falls. I caught a few fish. Paul & Roy went with us.

Ben has gone hunting tonight.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday October  8, 1921

Saturday October 8, 1921

A rainy morning. Soon cleared up and the wind blowed the rest of the day and it is colde tonight. Guess there will be frost in the morning.

Kate Harvey & Pearl Wiginton come to see us a while this evening. Ben carried them home. He was going to Renan if they had not come. Josie went to Reynols's to see Clifton and Jane. She never will for get them. They were kind to her when she was in the hospital.

Ben & Josie, Henry and Edna went to the school house to night to play or something of the sort.

Come home colde. I staid with Franklin & Mabel.

Last edit over 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1920

Saturday, March 27, 1920

Saturday, March 27, 1920

A good day. Ben went to Mag Brumfields to a cutting match. Jim cleared up the garden nearest [?] the potatoes. Henry went to Mags this evening & to Lees. I went to Johnson Reynolds this evening. Found them all well. Josie baked some pies this evening. Charles Harvey come & brought a sack of ship stuff home. Jim & Ben has gone to Strait Stone tonight.

9 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Tuesday, March 14, 1922

Tuesday, March 14, 1922

A good day. Rained a little and cleared off. Jim & Ben went to Renan and cut wood for Irvin Harvey until twelve oclock. They come home for dinner. They worked on the garden fence this evening. We quilted one of Josies quilts and commenced on another one.

Mrs. Norman Booker come and helped us quilt this evening.

Kate Harvey & Carrie Smith come a little while. Carrie had four of the children with her. I was so glad to see them. Would be glad to see Marvin & Paul & Roy. Hope to see all of them soon. Mrs Car has bin sick all the evening hope she will get well soon.

Last edit over 5 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, August  5, 1922

Saturday, August 5, 1922

A good day until near night then a rain & wind and some hail. I hope not enough to damage any thing much. Ben & Henry cleared up a barn getting ready to cut tobacco. Ben has gone to Bookers barn now. Mrs Car bathed the children this evening. Mrs Dews sent me some snaps by Mr Nat Wooding. I am glad of them. I made one jar of preserves & one of pickle, and near a gallon of jellie made the damsons that Carrie brought all in jellie.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, September 11, 1922

Monday, September 11, 1922

A good morning rain this evening. We were going to the Store & mill so as to fish and it rained. Then it cleared up and we went. I fished a little while and then I decided it was going to rain a gain so we started for home. We stopped at Thomsons Store a while and when we started a gain the rain met us. We all got wet eneough to have to change clothes. I hope it wont hurt none of us. All of the children was with us. All of them at home staid dry but Jim & Nel. She was milking and got wet. She was not well. I hope it wont hurt her.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart

1923

Wednesday, October 31, 1923

Wednesday, October 31, 1923

A rainy morning. Cleared up by night. The men stripped tobacco all day. Tonight we all went to the school house to a play. I think the play was fine. Some of the boys behaved badly hoo[t?]ing and hollowing and hoo[p?]ing. Jim stayed at home. He had a fire for us to warm us and we needed it. I met with several of my children and grand children and friends. They tried to rais funds to pay for the school house. The clock has struck eleven and we all should go to bed.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Nathani
Tuesday, November 27, 1923

Tuesday, November 27, 1923

A good day. Cleared up last night. The men has shucked corn all day. The tobacco was dry. I had cabbage for dinner. I stewed a pumpkin that Carrie gave me. Think I will make some pies for Thanks Giving dinner. Hattie made soap here today. I hope it will be good. The children went to school. I am a bout a sleep and git[?] and go to bed.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Nathani
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