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1918

Sunday, September  8, 1918

Sunday, September 8, 1918

A cloudy day and some rain. Ben and Paul made fires under the tobacco this morning. Josie and [I] got dinner.

Josie went to Mr Powers this evening. Henry Blair brought Mary and Bill from Long Island to Mrs Hendricks and Josie brought them here. Miss Alice Wooding and Mrs Winston come this evening. Carrie and the children come a few minutes.

Dews and Mayhew and George Hutcherson come and played croquet.

9 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, November  3, 1918

Sunday, November 3, 1918

A beautiful day. There was a killing frost last night. We all staid at home until after twelve. Ben and Josie and Edna and Franklin and Paul went to Mr Powers. Henry and I went to Marvins. All at home a gain to night. Ben and Owen and Paul want to start to Gretna in the morning at three oclock.

Alma Bennett was at Gretna this evening. She talked with Carrie Smith. I was very glad that she did. I am always glad to hear from them.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, November 27, 1918

Wednesday, November 27, 1918

A good day. Ben sawed some wood for Marvin. Broke his saw and could not finish.

Josie done a big washing. I got dinner. Mrs Carr heard to day that Max Carr is at Mr Powers to night and will leave tomorrow morning.

I went to Carries this evening. Janie Gravley is here tonight.

Heard that Effie Brumfield went from school sick today. Hope she may be well by tomorrow.

9 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Sunday, March 30, 1919

Sunday, March 30, 1919

A changeable day. Some times sunshine and then rain. It is raining now.

Jim and I staid at home all day. Ben & family went to Mr Powers. We had pies and sausage for dinner. I intended to go to Marvins but they were not at home this evening.

I turned up my clock tonight. I dont like that a bit but every one will have to do it.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, August  6, 1919

Wednesday, August 6, 1919

A little rain this morning. Clear this evening. Jim & John and Owen & Ben pulled leaves to day. Marvin worked in Bens place while he carried Mary Brumfield & Fanny Power to Mr Powers. Edwin & Franklin Brumfield went with him.

Ruth Barker & Christenia Reynolds eat dinner with us and spent the evening with us. Julia Fergerson was at Carries to day.

Josie got dinner. This evening she went to Marvins.

We heard to day that Miss Moon was dead that was staying at Bookers.

9 oclock

Edwin Brumfield dried the dishes to night.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Demo User
Sunday, September  7, 1919

Sunday, September 7, 1919

A good day. Ben & Edna & Josie and Franklin went with Mrs. Car home at Mr Powers. Henry went with Uncle Marvin to Sunday school at Strait Stone church. He come home and we eat our dinner. Then Henry went to Marvins. Reese & Paul Smith and Henry Brumfield went to Mag Brumfields.

I went to the sweet potatoe patch and dug a basket full of sweet potatoes & washed them this evening. I churned and gathered some snaps & strung them.

I went to Marvins a while this evening. Willie Mayhew was here this morning to look at Bens tobacco.

9 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, December  6, 1919

Saturday, December 6, 1919

A rainy day most of the time. Jim & Marvin hauled some corn. Henry went to the store.

Ben went to Mr Powers. Got a load of corn. Bought it from Mrs Car. They paid $10 dollars per bbl.

I went to Marvins a few minutes this evening.

Tom Edmons was here awhile tonight. Franklin come in my room & went to sleep in my lap.

We finished up after killing hogs to day.

8 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Saturday August 27, 1921

Saturday August 27, 1921

A clear day. Jim fired his tobacco all day. Ben staid with Fletcher Car most of the day. Ben carried them to Mr Powers this evening. Josie and Mabel went with them.

Nellie went to the barn to stay a while. Evylin is hunting hair pins.

All of the rest of them have gone to bed.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday November 27, 1921

Sunday November 27, 1921

A cloudy day and rain this evening. We all staid at home until dinner. It looked as if it was going to clear off. Ben and family went to Mr Powers. It rain a gain before they got there. They made it home all right before dark. Jim and I went to Marvins. Jim and Marvin walked a round and got about wet. Ben & family and got home just before dark. It is very warm for the time of year. Most evry one wants is to get colde so they can kill hogs. Johnson Reynolds and John Hutcherson have their trucks loaded ready to start to Danvill in the morning.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker

1920

Friday, March 26, 1920

Friday, March 26, 1920

A rainy morning. The children did not go to school. Mrs. Wooding come by this evening and left Virginia to play with Edna. The men folks planted posts to put up a fence. Josie ironed. I got dinner. Got three boxes of borax from Russel Peak and finished my soap makeing.

8 oclock

Josie heard that there is to be a party at Mr Powers to night. They were not invited.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Sunday, May 23, 1920

Sunday, May 23, 1920

A good day. Jim & Ben staid at home until twelve. Ben & family went to Mr Powers this evening. Earl Bennett come this evening and got three pigs. Lizzie Anderson was with him. Marvin & Carrie and three children went to Strait Stone to preaching. I went with them. I was glad to see so many of my acquantances and enjoyed the sermond. I come home for dinner. We had fried chicken & straw be Carrie gave me a [?] of berries and cake.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday, November 12, 1920

Friday, November 12, 1920

A good day. Ben went to help Oscar a bout his car. Jim cleaned the hog pen. They both worked on tobacco some this evening. Jim has gone to Marvins to tie tobacco tonight. Ben went to Mr Powers to see the children and all the others. Henry went to school. We had quite a washing here to day. This morning Hattie Gilbert and I washed until twelve. Then Bettie Haley and Schooler [?] come. They washed some. I am glad that it is done. Ben heard from Josie today. She is able to sit up. I do hope she may soon be so she can come home.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Sunday, November 14, 1920

Sunday, November 14, 1920

A bright colde day. Jim staid at home all day. Ben went to Mr Powers and brought Mrs Car and the children home then went to Gretna and will go to Charlot and bring Josie home we hope. Kate Harvey come a little while. Carrie and Marvin went to Jim Thomsons. Joel & [?] Birch was there. Virginia Wooding stoped here and played with Edna a while this evening. The children here has bad coldes.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
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 over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Sunday, March 26, 1922

Sunday, March 26, 1922

A good day. Ben fixed the gate to the flower garden. We were glad to have it made so we could go in the garden. Jim moved his pig to the pasture today. Mrs Car went home this evening. Ben & Josie and all the children went. They did not go in at Mr Powers. Most all of the Powers people are sick. I heard a gun shot tonight. We heard that a mad dog was killed. S[h]ot near Lee Brumfields.

There has bin more passing a bout today than any Sun[day] since Xmas. Looks like rain now.

Chris Tenigs Reynols was here today.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Sunday, August 13, 1922

Sunday, August 13, 1922

A cloudy day and a little rain. We all staid at home all the morning. I got dinner. I cooked snaps & corn & chicken. Made apple dumplings and one damson pie. This evening Ben & the children and Mrs Car went to Mr Powers and to see Mrs Trent. She would not come with them home. I wanted her to come but dont think hard of her. I would not if I was in her position. Jim brought some fine water mellons to the house He cut two. They were very good. I made coffee & baked bread for supper. No one eat much.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, September  5, 1922

Tuesday, September 5, 1922

A good day. Mrs Emerson went from here by the time she could see to travel. I hope she got home OK. Jim and the children picked up some apples this evening.

Ben carried Mrs Car to Jim Powers this evening. I went as far as Cedar Forest. I fished some. Did not catch any thing any [.....?]. I walked most all the way from Cedar Forest to Mr Powers before I met Ben. We got home in good time. Nellie milked with Edna's help. I got supper. Mabel is sick to night. Hope she will be well by morning.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Saturday, October 28, 1922

Saturday, October 28, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim shucked some corn & loaded in a cureing of tobacco. Mrs Car went to Mr Powers today. She got Mr Walters to come and get her & bring her back. I would be glad that I had money so that I could do something that I want to do. As I am I work and wory to keep things going here and if they take me any where there is so much complaint a bout it I wish I could not want to go any where. The children has played and fussed all day. Julia Fergerson come to see Josie today

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Wednesday, November 22, 1922

Wednesday, November 22, 1922

A very windy. Ben & Jim cut wood until dinner. Then they killed 15 turkey. Nellie & I helped tp pick them. Denia Blair come to see Josie this evening. Fletcher Car & his mother & wife went to Mr Dews & Mr Powers this evening. Mrs Lelia Car & Nellie got supper & washed dishes to night. I did not milk tonight. It was was late when we come from the spring. We had a big frost. The children went to school. Lelia Car ironed some this morning.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart

1923

Sunday, May 20, 1923

Sunday, May 20, 1923

A good morning. Rain this evening. We are glad of rain. Lawson Emerson staid here last night after they quit fishing. They caught three eels. Henry and Lawson skined them and had them ready to cook for breakfast. They went to Sunday school and home for dinner. Ben and Edna went to preaching at Strait Stone. This evening Ben carried the children to Mr. Powers. Mrs Power was not at home. They come home through the rain. Jim went to John Hutchersons. While he was over there Will Thomas Davis shot at Will Dickerson. Hit Bettie Davis. A bad thing for Bob Starkey as they were his hands. To work Bettie was staying with Mrs Elder. Killed my chickens to day.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Nathani
Sunday, July 29, 1923

Sunday, July 29, 1923

A good day. We all staid at home for dinner. Alma got the dinner. She is a wonder. I think she has kept house for me a week and all of the children like her. Ben and the children went to Jim Powers. Found them well. Mrs. Car was at Mr. Powers. No one come to see us today. Alma spent the evening reading. I am a fraid that Franklin is not well. Henry has gone to George Emersons tonight. Heard today that there was a good rain.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
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