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1918

Thursday, March  7, 1918

Thursday, March 7, 1918

A good day. Ben and Tom and Chesley Edmons and Owen sawed barn logs.

I went to see Charles Brumfield. I eat dinner with Kate Harvey. Josie staid at home and fixed for company to night. Effie and Hellen Brumfield and Lillian Peak come here from school. Tom and Chesley Edmons come they are playing cards.

To night there is a light in the north. I wrote on the wrong page a few nights ago. Mrs Kellie was at Renan. She said that Otie Kellie was gone to get him a new car.

Henry and Edna is in the parlor to night.

9 o:clock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Monday, July 21, 1919

Monday, July 21, 1919

Rain a gain to day. The boys toped some tobacco this morning.

Josie washed some this morning and went to Carries this evening.

I went to see Mag this evening. They were all well. Doris & Fannie had gone to Mrs Kellies. I come by Kates to see Jack but did not see him. Irvin & Jack had gone to Lee Brumfields for some aples.

I started to walk up there. I went by Marvins. Reese wanted to take me and they let him. I am mighty glad that they did as it rained so hard that I could of hardly got home. Cordie & Nettie was at the store.

10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, November 29, 1919

Saturday, November 29, 1919

Cloudy this morning & some rain this evening. Jim hauled some wood this morning. Ben & Josie went to Strait Stone this morning. I churned and stayed with the baby. She did not cry while they were gone.

Josie got dinner. I went to George Blair. Got there as the men folks come from work. Denny was there. He had bin hunting all the morning.

Denia and I went to see Mrs. Allen. She is very feeble. Mrs. Kellie & Mrs. Strange was there. The narce is a nice lookin lady. They are having a time there then[?]

9 oclock

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Wednesday August 17, 1921

Wednesday August 17, 1921

A little rain this morning. Clear this evening. Ben & Jim and Henry went to work in the tobacco this morning. Word came that Miss Ursal[?] Lewis was lost from the milkin place. The boys from here and all over the neighborhood went to look for her. They found her unharmed. She just went a way because she was mad. Josie raked and worked on the yard. I was afraid she would be sick. Denia & Sallie Blair come here this evening. I was at Johnson Reynols. They had a crowd this evening. Mrs Kellie & Grace Brumfield & Mrs Dr Owen and six children, Kate Harvey and I. They had plenty of water mellons. Two men was going to speak at Renan school house tonight.

Last edit almost 3 years ago by Trisha

1922

Wednesday, July 26, 1922

Wednesday, July 26, 1922

A cloudy day but no rain. The men worked in the tobacco all day. Henry went to Strait Stone to the meeting. I think he had a fine time. Mrs [Dews?] & Mrs Power come to see Josie. Farmor Dews brought them. They brought Josie a box. Mrs Kellie sent her a box. Mr Thomson sent her some ice. Nellie cand[sic] five cans of tomatoes. I got dinner. Mrs Car churned. Jim & Ben killed the bees tonight. That is the last of my having any thing to do with bees I guess.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Sunday, September  3, 1922

Sunday, September 3, 1922

A good day. Jim has staid at the barn all day. Ben has tried to start the [engine?]. Posie & [Clack?] come and helped him this evening but they could not get it to work Mrs Kellie & Lottie Kellie come here this evening. Mrs Booker come. Nellie & Carrie & Marvin & children come. I was glad to see them. A coloured girl & I got the dinner. Mrs Power & Lawson went home this evening.

Ben cut Edna's hair this evening. He certainly did hate to do it. Edna helped me milk to night.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart

1923

Tuesday, January  2, 1923

Tuesday, January 2, 1923

A good day Ben & Jim stripped tobacco all day execpt a little while this morning Ben started to Gretna before light for medicine for Josie he got Home by 9 oclock.

The children went to School Edna is complaining tonight I had a postal from Carrie saying that all of them had bin sick but Marvin. I hope they are better by now

Josie has been bad off all day. Mrs. Kellie & Mrs. Blair come to see Josie They brought her several nice things.

Mollie Reynols come a little while. She gave me a nice pin that she & Julia sought for me & am I proud of it. Hattie washed here today I am glad of that. I have bin busy all day.

Last edit over 2 years ago by Sara Brumfield
Saturday, February 24, 1923

Saturday, February 24, 1923

A good colde day. Ben plowed part of the day. Jim and olde John cut all day. Ben and Henry has gone to Strait Stone. Ben went to the lodge for the first time in several months. Nellie sowed some today. I cut some pieces for a quilt. I [washed?] some this evening. I let Edna and Franklin go to Reynols this evening. They did not stay long. Mollie was gone to see Mrs. Kellie. She is sick. Norman Booker carried Ben to Strait Stone tonight. Edna got the first butter cup today.

Last edit about 7 years ago by starrsum
Saturday, March 10, 1923

Saturday, March 10, 1923

A cloudy windy day. Ben worked on his car most of the day and Jim helped him some. The children has had a good time looking on. Nellie got dinner. I put a quilt together and mended some things for the children. Heard from Mildred. She is very sick. Mrs. [Kellie?] is very sick. Oh I hope they may get well. Irvin Harvey was here today for butter. He said hat he was at Ben Worsham's last night at a sosial. Frank Blair says that he is going to start west one day next week. I know they will miss him at home.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Nathani
Wednesday, June 13, 1923

Wednesday, June 13, 1923

Cloudy all day and some rain. This morning Ben and Jim replanted some tobacco. This evening Ben staid with the children. This evening Oscar Brumfield kindly carried Mr Kellie and Mrs Kellie with him fishing. I went with them. I was glad to go. We did not catch any fish the river. We could not fish there so we come back to the creek. Mrs. Kellie fell and broke her arm and we come home as quick as we well could. I am so sorry that whe was hurt. I would do something to help her if there was any thing that I could do. I was so glad to go. Mr Kellie was there.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Monday, September 10, 1923

Monday, September 10, 1923

A good day. Ben staid at the barn all day and will stay a part of night. All of the rest helped Norman cut tobacco. Nellie walked to the store this morning. I got dinner and churned. This evening I went to the tobacco patch. Lelia come two. We caught a lot of worms. I gathered some peas and went to Mrs Bookers. Mrs Kellie and Mrs Blain and Mrs Allen and two Miss Blains was there. I was glad to see them all. Ruth cut two mellons for us. They were fine. Edna and Franklin and Mabel went to the barnes this evening and staid all evening. Some one sold Willie Mayhew meat last night.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Sunday, December 30, 1923

Sunday, December 30, 1923

Cloudy all day. No rain yet. All the children and I went to Mag Brumfield's and spent the day. Mag had a nice dinner. Had the first turkey that I seen this Xmas. Ben staid at home all day. Mrs. Kellie was at Mag's. 11:30 o'clock Sunday night. Lee and Grace and Elsie East and two children and Hugh Brumfield come and have just gone. I was glad that they come. I enjoyed their company ever so much. Hildah staid with Edna tonight. Henry and Christenia Reynols and Doris Brumfield and Jamie and Delma Owen went to Ren Worsham's. None of them were at home.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Nathani
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