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1918

Wednesday, October  9, 1918

Wednesday, October 9, 1918

A good day there was frost this morning. The men finished cutting corn. Henry and Luke finished the corn while the others shocked. Josie got dinner.

I picked a few beans this evening. Josie sulphered some apples and made some pickle.

I dug a few potatoes and cut the sun flowers. To night Ben and Marvin has gone to Strait Stone for plow points.

8 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Saturday, March 29, 1919

Saturday, March 29, 1919

A bright cool day. Ben sawed wood for Mr Peak. Jim set up wood in the woods. Mr Owen plowed. Josie got dinner. I set by the fire.

Reese & Paul Smith come and ask Ben to cut their hair. Gladis Brumfield and Myrtle Shelton come and got some flowers.

Ben put a yoke on the cow this evening. I hope she wont kill her self with it.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, April 30, 1919

Wednesday, April 30, 1919

A cloudy day and some rain. Julia and the baby. Mrs Farmer and Mollie and I went to the citty park. It rained so that Julia & the baby staid under a shelter. The rest of us looked a round. There was a lot to look at. Fowls & flowers & animals. We got back to Howards and eat supper. John & Henry Brumfield come. Then we went to a picture show. While we were waiting for a car the fire bell rang. We went to see them throw water with their pump It is all a show for them that dont live in town. I certainly do wish that Ben & Josie & Carrie could be there and hear & see for a while. Julias baby cried a heap. I am a fraid it is not well.

This is wrote Thursday evening. I for got to write last night. Having such a big time.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, October 24, 1919

Friday, October 24, 1919

A cloudy day. The men folks stripped tobacco.

Josie got dinner. Nellie brought the water that she used and the wood was in the house.

I washed some. Did not put out the clothes.

I went to George Blairs. Denia and the girls was cleaning the yards.

Cordie Blair has some beautiful flowers. Isla has not come home yet.

Tonight Ben and Henry has gone hunting.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, November  3, 1919

Monday, November 3, 1919

A good day. Effie, Cordie, and I went to see Alma Bennett. She is in the hospitle in Richmond. Found her feeling good considering that she cant walk a step.

I wrote to Lizzie Bennett this evening. I went and looked at the pretty flowers at the green houses.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, November  4, 1919

Tuesday, November 4, 1919

A good day. Did not see Alma today. Effie had company to day, a Mrs Lavender. She had a nice dinner. Served it in three courses. William had a head ache last night and was sick this morning. Could not go to school. He was better this evening. William, Cordie, and I went to Windensburg [?] Pond. We saw the prettiest flowers over there. Great beds of cannas in bloom. We walked over there and come back on the street car.

Will & Jack Harvey are talking a bout their dr books. It is dry stuff to me.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1920

Thursday, April  8, 1920

Thursday, April 8, 1920

A clear colde windy day. Ben went with Johnson and Mollie and Christena to Danville. Jim and Owen plowed this evening. Josie washed this morning. I staid with Franklin & Mabel. Roy & Hazel Smith come and got some flowers this evening. Carrie & the children come a few minutes. Heard to night that the guano is at the Depot. Ben has gone to Mr Mayhews to see if he wont haul for them. Jim has gone to Marvins. Henry & Edna went to school. Dr [?] come over there.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday, April 30, 1920

Friday, April 30, 1920

A good morning. A very windy evening. Jim & Owen plowed all day. Ben cleaned up the land. Josie got dinner. This evening she cut out a dress and made it finished ready to wear. I washed some and planted some flowers that Cordie gave me. Mollie Reynolds come this morning and got a bucket of milk and some lillie of the valey for Reubin. I went to Carries a few minutes. 9:30 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Thursday, August 19, 1920

Thursday, August 19, 1920

A rainy day. We Will & Kate and Effie [and] I come to Washington. We got dinner & rode a round a lot. Saw beautiful flowers & building. Staid at the Driscoll Hotel. Paid two $2:00 a peice for a bed and 70 cts for break[fast]. I am wasting on the 20.00. We went to a picture show last night. Walked a bout ten blocks. I enjoyed some of it very much. Was tired last night.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Thursday, March 30, 1922

Thursday, March 30, 1922

A bad day. Rained some & cool. Jim and Ben worked a round some when it was not raining. Josie staid at home and got dinner. She has a quilt in the frames. I did very common. I went to Lee Brumfields and spent the day. I had a pleasand day. Grace had a good dinner. John & Edwin Brumfield was there at work on the porch. Os(crossed out) Oscar Brumfield come for me and brought me home. I was glad to go but hated to leave. So much for Josie to do. Effie come with us home but did not get out of the car. She got some flowers.

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart
Saturday, June 10, 1922

Saturday, June 10, 1922

A clear windy day we will soon need rain Ms Hubbard

& miss Anna and some of the children come for Ella we

will miss her so much Cordie Blain & Ruth [indecipherable]

come a while this evening Cordie brought Josie some pretty

flowers Mrs Trent cleaned up the house good this morning. I

got dinner cooked potatoes & beets & cooked some eggs. I went

and picked some dew berries had them for dinner Josie has bin

feeling some better today. I hope it [indecipherable]will last

I slept a [indecipherable] today.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by tiffany.corrales
Tuesday, August 22, 1922

Tuesday, August 22, 1922

A good day. Jim finished filling the barn with tobacco. This evening They cut for Mr Booker. Thelma spent the day here. I was glad to have her. Cordie Blair come this evening. She brought Josie some pretty flowers. I am always glad to see Cordie. I wish they all would come often. Josie has suffered a lot today. I am so sorry for her and cant do anything to help her. I went for snaps this evening. Mrs Car has strung them. Edna milked one cow this evening. She can be so much help when she will.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Thursday, October 26, 1922

Thursday, October 26, 1922

A clear cool day. Jim & Nellie stripped tobacco. Ben sowed wheat finished what he expected to sow. The children went to school. Bettie ironed. I got the most of the dinner. Mrs Mayhew sent Josie some flowers by the school children. I gathered a few violets this evening. MRs Edmons come to see Josie this evening. I cut the Morning Glorie vine from garden fence yesterday and fed it to the cows today. Jim & Ben went to the barn tonight to hang tobacco. Henry has gone hunting.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, October 31, 1922

Tuesday, October 31, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim went to Gretna. Ben went for medicine for Josie this evening. Ben carried some corn to the mill and let me go with him. I fished while they ground the corn. I caught two fish. I put them in the branch clack. Sent Josie a bird for her supper. She eat the bird and then had the head ache. Fannie went to Mount Ainy[?] to a party. Halawene they called it. Mrs Anderson & Fanny Hendricks sent Josie some nice flowers today. She has had a lot of nice flowers sent her.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, November  6, 1922

Monday, November 6, 1922

A good day. Jim & Nellie stripped tobacco. Nellie churned and washed the dishes for me. I got the dinner. Ben & Henry started to Gretna before day this morning. They got home a little before night. Ben was very well pleased with the sale of his tobacco. He solde a little for Kate. Mr Lewis brought Josie some good apples this evening. Mrs Booker sent her some light bread & cake and some beautiful flowers. Fanny brought them last night. Edna & Franklin went to school.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, November 14, 1922

Tuesday, November 14, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim shucked corn this morning. This evening Jim went to the mill. He carried wheat did not get it ground. He brought 1000 weight of brand. Mabel and I went with him. Nellie milked the cows. Fannie got supper. Ben watered the calf after dark. Fannie Power went to Renan. We had cabbage for dinner and enjoyed them. Nellie is busy making a dress for a little girl in Charlottesville. Some one sent Josie a box of flowers by mail today. Mollie Reynols come today. I would of bin glad to see her.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Sunday, November 26, 1922

Sunday, November 26, 1922

A clear colde day. We all eat dinner at home today. Henry went to Sunday School this morning. Nellie baked a cake this morning. I fried beef steak. Fannie stewed oisters and I thought we had a nice dinnner.

Lee & Grace Brumfield come to Mr Norman Bookers this evening. Grace & Ruth come to see Josie this evening. Grace brought Josie some beautiful flowers. Josie has felt mighty bad all day today.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart

1923

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 over 7 years ago by Nathani
Monday, January 15, 1923

Monday, January 15, 1923

A clear colde day. The neighbors has bin oh so kind to Ben. They helped to burie Josie. There was a big crowd for the weather and so much sickness a bout. Mollie and Kate helped cook dinner. Mollie gave me a nice cake and two jars of pickles. No one eat dinner with us but Mr Mayhew and Lee Brumfield. Mr. Bennett & Lizzie and Gordon come while we were eating dinner. They eat with us. I was glad that they come. Marvin and Carrie and three of the children come. Mr. Jennings talked at the grave. They sung several songs. Had the nicest flowers I most ever did see Twenty minutes until 8 o'clock.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Nathani
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 almost 3 years ago by Trisha
Saturday, March 24, 1923

Saturday, March 24, 1923

A good day. I got breakfast and milked the cows. Then Ben and Nellie and I went to Straitstone. We bought some things. We come home and I got dinner. Oscar and Effie and Hellen and Hilda and Miss Finch come for some flowers. They would not stay for dinner. After dinner Ben and I went to Gretna. Come home by Johns Saw Tenier a few minutes then went to Curries. Found them all well. Got a lot of turnip greens. Got home o.k. Nellie had made her a dress and killed a chicken. Dressed it. Lelia Ward churned while I was gone. Henry is sick tonight.

Last edit about 7 years ago by Nathani
Thursday, May 31, 1923

Thursday, May 31, 1923

A cloudy day. No rain. It is needed so bad. They finished plowing over the corn. It is so dry that they hardly know what to do. Ben worked on his flowers some. Jim replanted the water mellons. I done nothing that you can see. I made Edna an under waist. I wanted to go to Gretna so bad but could not get off. I need needles and thread and buttons. Lelia Ward washed for us today and ironed and sent the clothes home. She is a good hand.

Last edit over 5 years ago by David Kaminski
Tuesday, August 14, 1923

Tuesday, August 14, 1923

A good day. The men worked on the barns and hauled two loads of lumber from the mill. Nellie and I got dinner. I went to Reynolds. Floid brough me home. He drove nice and steady. I brought some beautiful flowers home with me. Mabel was sick tonight but is better now. Hope she will soon be well a gain. I miss Edna so much. Do hope that she be [stay?] well.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Friday, September 14, 1923

Friday, September 14, 1923

A good day. The men cut tobacco all day today. Edna is helping Nellie got [sic] dinner . I went to the field this morning. Nellie washed this evening. Denia and Cordie come this evening. Cordie brought me some flowers. Dalias. they are beautiful. I did look for Lizzie today. She did not come. Ben went to Mr Mayhews. He wanted to get a barn. He could not get it.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Nathani
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