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1918

Thursday, March 14, 1918

Thursday, March 14, 1918

Cloudy all day. This evening there was a storm. Lightning and thunder wind rain and hail.

Ben and Owen helped rais a stable at Mr Woodings. Kate Harvey come here this morning. She brough some yarn for me to knit socks for the soldiers. I have commenced to knit.

Josie have not bin well to day. She made Franklin a dress this evening. I got dinner.

Edna went to Carries a while. Paul Smith and Roy come with her home. Henry went to school.

9:15 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, November 16, 1918 (original)

Monday, November 16, 1918 (original)

A cloudy morning.

Before we finished eating breakfast Mr Layne come to get his calf. I got him in the stable and Ben tied him but they could not carry him home he was so stubborn. Ben and Owen lost about two hours time then they went to work.

Ben put a yoke in the cow this morning. Henry and I worked on the fence nearly all the morning. The calves was in the pasture to night. Ben worked on his pigs to day. Doris Brumfield and C Reynolds come a while this evening. Josie planted some hyacinths bulbs to day.

I brought in my daghlia roots this evening.

I put on a pair of new shoes to day. I went up [ink mark]

Well I went to sleep and made a mark.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Tuesday, March 18, 1919

Tuesday, March 18, 1919

A good day. Had a hard rain last night. Ben went to meet Jim this morning. They helped Marvin raise a stable this evening. We all was at Marvins this evening. Mollie Reynols was there. Kate Harvey sent me some turnip salit by Irvin.

Emmit Brumfield come with Paul Smith home this evening. Henry Blair is here tonight. They are playing cards. Edna has a bad cough.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, September 10, 1919

Wednesday, September 10, 1919

A good day and very warm. Ben & Jack painted the stable & buggy house tops. Jim went to the mill.

Josie got dinner & ironed. I went with Mr Willie Mayhew & wife to Long Island. We all fished some. We did not catch any thing. I am so thankful that they would be troubled with me. I eat dinner with them. The whole trip did not cost me a penny.

Marvin went to Jim Eades and got seed wheat. He brought some for Ben. Marvin went to Long Island and got a bed stead this evening.

10 oclock

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Tuesday, September 30, 1919

Tuesday, September 30, 1919

A good day. Jim & Ben helped Marvin on his stable.

The children went to school.

Josie got dinner. I washed some.

Carrie come a little while this evening. She brought Eva with her.

Franklin staid at Marvins most of the day

9:10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, October  1, 1919

Wednesday, October 1, 1919

A good day. Jim & Ben worked on Marvin's stable all day. Ben lost some time. Josie has been sick all day. She has a little girl born at 8 oclock tonight. Dr Owen went from here to Irvin Bennetts. The children all staid at Carries tonight.

I have done what work has bin done here to day. There is a light in the north tonight. Dont know what caused it. The fair is going on at Lynchburg 10 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Sunday January 16, 1921

Sunday January 16, 1921

A clear day. Snow on the ground yet. We all was here at dinner. Jim went to Marvins this morning. Ben went to Owens late this evening. Owens baby is sick. Josie and I got dinner. We did not get any supper. I think now I will be so glad when I can go a round and not be colde. Mabel has woke up. She is one of the worst babys that I have ever seen.

I promised Ben 50 cts to carry the calf from the stable to the shop.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday July 25, 1921

Monday July 25, 1921

A good day. Clouds about but no rain here. Jim & Ben worked on their tobacco un til noon. Ben & Jim and Josie and Mabel went to three stores hunting bolts for a waggon body. To night Ben & Jim & Henry went to the school house to a speaking. Josie & I got dinner. I cut quilt peices this evening.

Henry and I cleaned up the olde stable where the chicken stais. Edna & Franklin went to Marvins a while this evening.

Julia has bin hemstichen on a peic for a ruffle. She gets on well for her first.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday November 25, 1921

Friday November 25, 1921

A good day. Some cooler. Jim & Ben covered the shed to the stable. Got it a bout done. Marvin carried a load of feed to his new home. Josie got dinner. I ironed some this evening. Denia Blair come over a while. She has a bad colde. I was glad that she come. Lee Brumfield killed a beef. We got a peice of it and Carrie got some. Reese went to Renan for it. I am glad to get it. The children went to school today. Sellie Blair gave Henry a mess of salit. He forgot and left it at the school house.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Wednesday December 14, 1921

Wednesday December 14, 1921

A windy day. Very disagreeable. Ben and Ben hauled some leaves and put in the stable. Alcie Callands washed here today. The clothes most blowed a way. I got them this evening. I have staid at home all day to day. We had turnip salid for dinner and sweet potatoes. Tonight there is two men here say they are Mormon preachers. We dreaded them but they are very pleasant. The children went to school. Josie commenced to change her dress this evening. I comenced to make some sheets. Tonight I have read. Did not try to work any. It is now nearly ten oclock and I must go bed. Oh how I miss Carrie.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Monday December 19, 1921

Monday December 19, 1921

A good day. Jim and Ben shucked some corn and hauled stalks and put in the stable. Josie washed dishes and milked the cows. I went to Chatham with Johson & Mollie Reynols. Clack Hubbard and Christenia Reynols went with them also. I dont think any body bought much. They ask such prices for what they had to sell. Henry & Edna went to school. Franklin is not well. Virginia Harvey come here and Josie and Virginia made candy for to treat the school children on Wednesday. I had a good day. I met with several of my kind folks and acquaintances. I was so glad to go and every thing [?] of good. Alice Thomson was at Chatham.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker

1920

Friday, January 30, 1920

Friday, January 30, 1920

A good day. Jim & Ben finished getting up their corn, cleaned out the stables, and put leaves in them. To night Ben has gone to a dance at John Hutcherson's vacant house. Josie washed again this morning. The children went to school. I sewed on my quilt this evening. 9 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Neil Brumfield

1922

Saturday, January 28, 1922

Saturday, January 28, 1922

A snowy morning. There is the most snow on the land that is ever on it in this part of Va. The wind is not as colde as it is some times. Ben made some paths. He worked two horses to a drag. Jim shoveled a lot of snow from the stables and hen houses. He feeds the chickens and hogs. Ben milked for me yesterday and today. Josie got dinner & ironed today. Mr Mayhew come by and stayed some time playing games with Ben & the children. The mail did not come yesterday or today. We mis it so much.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Friday, March 31, 1922

Friday, March 31, 1922

Another rainy day. Jim & Ben worked some when it was not raining. Ben helped Norman Booker a bout his stable this morning.

Marvin Smith came down for feed. He eat dinner with us. We were all so glad to see him. John & Edwin Brumfield come a while this evening. Grace come with them. We were all so glad to see them. Josie finish quilting on her quilt. I bound it this evening. Hattie washed to day. They did not get dry. I want it to get clear so bad.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Thursday, July 27, 1922

Thursday, July 27, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim went to Ned Walkers and helped to cover a stable. Henry worked in the tobacco. I cut the honey out of [qu..?]. Nella[?] got dinner. Mrs Edmons sent some cake and chicken her this morning. Lillian Kent come up here this evening. She brought cake & some nice meat. Every one has bin so good to Josie. Mrs Car is very sick. The Doc was to see her this evening. Kate come and staid with us to night. Ben has gone after Ella Hubbard [near?] 9 o'clock.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart

1923

Thursday, February  1, 1923

Thursday, February 1, 1923

A cloudy day. The boys finished sawing wood by twelve oclock. Cleaned out the stables this evening. Boy Barbers wife was buried this evening. No one from here did not go to the burial. Nellie got dinner. Then sewed on her quilt. I cut up the stair way carpet and will make rugs of it. Lelia sent the clothes home by John. They were done very good. The children went to school. Edna got a letter from Aunt Ella today. Mabel has been very good for her. Tonight she was running after a wheel and hurt her self. Did not any supper.[sic]

Last edit over 7 years ago by Nathani
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