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1918

Thursday, January 10, 1918

Thursday, January 10, 1918

A clear day.

Ben sawed wood and cut feed to day. Marvin Smith and William Gilbert helped him. This evening he went to see Charles and went to Renan.

Josie got dinner and supper to day. She cut some quilt pieces.

I sewed some.

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Henry is not well tonight.

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, January 11, 1918

Friday, January 11, 1918

A bad day. It snowed the most of the day and to night it is raining. Ben helped Marvin strip tobacco this evening. I got dinner. Baked cracklin corn bread.

Josie pieced on her quilt. I finished two aprons that I had commenced. I wrote a letter to Ludy Pugh to night.

Henry has bin complaining all day. They are all a bed and sleep I guess.

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Monday, January 14, 1918

Monday, January 14, 1918

A cloudy morning and little snow. Ben went to Renan. Come home by dinner. Worked some this evening. Tonight he went to John Hutchersons.

Josie got dinner and sewed some on her quilt. I made a pair of little pants then went to Marvins. Worked the button holes up there. Mr Hutcherson was there. He said that his folks was hauling guano.

I talked with Molly Reynolds this morning. She tolde me that Mr George Reynolds was dead. Died last night.

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Thursday, January 17, 1918

Thursday, January 17, 1918

A clear day and warmer. Ben went to a sale at Walter Murphy_s on George Blairs land. Marvin Smith went to the mill at White Falls.

I got dinner to day killed a chicken.

Josie sewed on her quilt. Finished one ready to quilt. I made an apron this evenin. Ben Franklin is feelin some better to night.

Edna is complaining to night. Hope she will soon be well a gain.

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Friday, January 18, 1918

Friday, January 18, 1918

A good day but it is snowing to night. Ben and Tom and Edmons helped Ben cut a set of barn logs to day. They both eat dinner with Ben. We were glad to have them here to night. Ben has gone to Jim Powers to a dance. Josie was sick this morning but is feeling some better tonight.

I got most of the dinner. I sewed some this evening and then went to Marvins. Josie sewed on her quilt this evening. Lee Brumfield passed here and stopped a while. He was hauling a load of wood for the teachers. They are going to try and keep house at Kate Harveys. I am sorry for the girls.

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Saturday, January 19, 1918

Saturday, January 19, 1918

A clear colde day. Ben got home this morning at 5 oclock from Jim Powers. Said he had a good time. Josie got dinner today and sewed on her quilt some. I got breakfast and milked the cows and set by the fire nearly all day. I sewed a little finished a under waist for Edna to night.

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Wednesday, January 23, 1918

Wednesday, January 23, 1918

A clear colde day. Ben hauled in a shock of corn this morning. He is very much complaining to night.

Josie sewed on her quilt some today.

I got dinner and washed the dishes. I went to Marvins a little while this evening. Marvin went to Gretna to day got home before dark was well pleased with the sale of his tobacco. It was and awful bad day to go any where.

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Thursday, January 31, 1918

Thursday, January 31, 1918

A cloudy day the ground is covered with ice. Ben went to Renan this evening he walked. Tom Edmons come up here to day for Ben to cut his hair.

Marvin went to see Charles to day. I wish I could go.

Johnson Reynolds come to Marvins to change his phone.

Josie got dinner. I washed dishes after dinner. I sewed some on an olde quilt milked and then set by the fire most of the time.

Mollie sent this evening and got the knitting that I did for her. We hope that Henry is some better.

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Friday, February  1, 1918

Friday, February 1, 1918

A cloudy day Snow & ice on ground and and trees. Ben went with Marvin to Strait Stone to day I got dinner Josie washed dishes after dinner I finished a quilt that I peiced for Josie Peiced it out of old peices Henry is right Sick yet the ?? is here now oh the awful weather hope it will get better soon

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Monday, February  4, 1918

Monday, February 4, 1918

A clear colde windy day. Ben cut some in the woods. I got dinner. Josie sewed on her quilt. This evening she went to Marvins a while. Come home and fed the chickens and calves. Brought water. I staid by the fire all the time that I could. I am hookin a mat don't know yet a bout finishin it.

Henry is still improving hope he will soon be well.

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Tuesday, February 19, 1918

Tuesday, February 19, 1918

A cloudy day, Some rain. Ben went with Henry to Blairs this morning. Henry went to school. I have lost the smoke house key. Ben brought a key from Blairs but it would not unlock the door. Don't know what we will do about it yet. Ben and Owen went to the mill this evening with corn. Got their meal.

Josie sewed on her quilt. I got a snack for dinner churned and jobed a round most of the day. Ben went with Willie Mayhew to John Hutchersons to night. Josie and the children are all abed and I am going soon.

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Tuesday, March 12, 1918

Tuesday, March 12, 1918

A cloudy windy day and rain tonight. Ben worked on his plant beds. Owen plowed until it rained.

Josie commenced washing but quit before she finished as the weather was so bad. I got dinner.

Josie commenced making bats for her quilt. To night I mended my gloves.

Franklin has a very bad colde.

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Monday, March 25, 1918

Monday, March 25, 1918

A clear colde day the wind blowed most of the day. Ben and Owen and Marvin and William Gilbert hauled rock and laid the foundation of a barn.

Josie put in a quilt this morning we quilted on it some.

Kate and Carrie come a little while this evening. I commenced an other sock to night that will be 5 pair.

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Tuesday, March 26, 1918

Tuesday, March 26, 1918

A cool windy day.

Ben helped Marvin work on his barn. William Gilbert cut wood for Ben.

Josie washed.

I got dinner and staid with the children.

This evening Josie quilted I went to George Blairs. Denia was at home by her self. Isla and Cordia had gone to Wren Worshams. Nettie was at school. Nettie Blair and Bulah Brumfield and Virginia Harvey all went to Willie Mayhews this evening from school.

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Wednesday, March 27, 1918

Wednesday, March 27, 1918

A cloudy day and some rain. Ben went to Davis s saw mill this morning for lumber. Plowed some this evening for a potatoe patch.

Josie finished quilting her quilt this morning and got dinner.

I went to see Mrs Edmons this evening and come by Mrs Owens and stoped a while. Heard to day that Miss Alice Wooding has pneumony. Hope she may soon get well.

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Monday, April  1, 1918

Monday, April 1, 1918

Some rain to day not enough to stop work. Ben helped Marvin Smith cover his barn. Mr Owen plowed.

Josie got dinner and colored some eggs for the children and made some bats for her quilt.

Carrie and the children was here a while this evening. The children had a time hunting eggs. I sowed a few seed in the garden to day.

Eleven oclock by the new time.

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Wednesday, April  3, 1918

Wednesday, April 3, 1918

A clear good day.

Ben cleaned up the land for Mr Owens to plow.

Josie put a quilt in the frames. Isla and Cordie Blair come and helped her quilt this evening.

I got dinner.

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Thursday, April  4, 1918

Thursday, April 4, 1918

A cloudy day some rain this evening.

Ben went to the mill this morning. Mr Owens plowed. Josie ironed some and got dinner. Finished quilting her quilt this morning. I went to see Mag this evening. Edna went with me. Found them all well. Odie and Lottie and Miss Jessie Kellie was there. I come by Kates. Kate Reynolds was there.

The red hogs pigs came today.

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Monday, April  8, 1918

Monday, April 8, 1918

A rainy day and still raining. The men folks could not do much of any thing. Josie and I put in a quilt. Josie got dinner.

Mrs Carr helped us quilt. Henry went to school. He is not well.

Hazel Smith is better of her breakin out.

Hope they will soon be well.

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Tuesday, April  9, 1918

Tuesday, April 9, 1918

A very bad day. Rained all day and still raining. We finished quilting Josies quilt. Josie got dinner.

Henry did not go to school. There was to be a moving picture show at the school house to night but it is so bad I guess there will not be any one to see it.

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Friday, April 12, 1918

Friday, April 12, 1918

The land was covered with snow this morning. To night it is all gone. Ben cut some wood this evening and ask hands to help rais a barn. I hemmed three quilts. Josie got dinner.

I churned and beat up the butter.

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Tuesday, April 30, 1918

Tuesday, April 30, 1918

A cloudy morning and rain this evening.

Josie washed this morning did not hang out the clothes. She put in a quilt this evening and we quilted some. Ben went to Strait Stone this evening. Marvin went with him.

The branch was most passed fording. He come home and helped me milk.

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Mr Bailiss come and bought some butter this evening.

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Thursday, May  2, 1918

Thursday, May 2, 1918

A clear day.

Ben and Marvin worked on their barns.

Sallie and Isla and Cordie Blair and Lottie Craddock all come to help Josie q uilt. We finished the quilt. Josie got dinner. Josie and I and all the children went to Carries a little while late this evening.

I got a letter from Ludy Pugh to day. Ben got one from John Brumfield.

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Monday, June  3, 1918

Monday, June 3, 1918

Some rain this morning it was badly needed.

Ben and Paul replanted tobacco. Mr Owen was at his brothers near Altavista. He brought a calf home this evening. Josie made Edna a dress to day.

Mrs Bailiss come and got some butter. I worked in the garden a while this evening. Eula Mayhew come and got a few tomato plants and Josies cards to make bats for a quilt.

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1919

Monday, February 24, 1919

Monday, February 24, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim & Owen cut and hauled some wood and sawed it this evening. Edna has bin sick to day. Josie has a bad cough. I got dinner.

I went to Marvins this evening. Kate Harvey was there. She was pieceing a bed quilt. Brought sewing she had done for Carrie.

Well I am a sleep. Well qu [sic]

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Friday, March 28, 1919

Friday, March 28, 1919

A clear colde day. Jim cut. Owen hauled some. Ben went to Willie Mayhews and cut some wood and to Tom Peaks. To night Ben & Jim has gone to Lewis's Store.

Josie got dinner. I sowed on a quilt that I commenced some time a go. I finished to day.

Kate Harvey come a few minutes this morning. She come on Mrs Owens car & walked home. Josie went to Marvins a little while this evening.

Henry cut his finger to night and fainted while his mother wrapped it up.

9:10 oclock

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Tuesday, May  6, 1919

Tuesday, May 6, 1919

A cloudy day and rain tonight. Ben & Owen planted corn all day. Jim plowed all day. Josie got dinner.

This evening I went to Georges Blairs. Lottie Blair was there with her little baby. I was glad to see Lottie lookin as well as she does. Isla was makeing Lottie a dress. Cordie was making her a quilt. I came home and found Jersey cow with a new calf. Ben is makeing my clock strike right.

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Thursday, September 18, 1919

Thursday, September 18, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim and Owen put tobacco in the pit this morning. This evening they covered the hog pen. Henry went to Renan this morning and to Charley Hutcherson this evening. He paid for some meal that I bought and carried the sack home.

Josie and I got the dinner. Josie made Edna a pink dress. She is very glad of it.

Beatrice Owen come this evening. Paul & Roy and Rees was here a little while to day. Mrs. Owen put in a quilt to day. She had Mrs Dews quilting frames. I cant find two of mine.

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Monday, September 29, 1919

Monday, September 29, 1919

A good day. Ben hauled some wood late in the evening. He went to Renan. He let all the children go with him.

Josie and I got dinner. Josie commenced her a quilt for Franklins bed.

Marvin went to meet Jim at Gretna. Jim got home a bout sundown. I was glad to have him back.

Henry and Edna went to school today.

I went to Marvins and gathered some peas for dinner tomorrows.

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Monday, December  8, 1919

Monday, December 8, 1919

A rainy day. Jim & Ben & Jim put up the range and carried out my stove. The range is Bens.

I peiced two squars for Miss Willie Wooding for a quilt that she is going to give a way to some children at school.

Mr Mayhew come up here tonight to play cards.

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