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1918

Friday, February 15, 1918

Friday, February 15, 1918

A good day but windy. Ben and Owen burnt plant beds. Josie ironed.

I went to see Charles. He is very feeble.

I do hope he may get better yet. Frank Mays and Lee Brumfield and Irvin Lewis went to Chatham to day. Kate Harvey and Mrs Mayhew and Laura Mayhew was at Charles.

To day was the first time that I have bin to Renan this year. I hope to go a gain soon. Chesley Edmons commenced work at Kates to day. Hope he may finish his crop.

9 20 oclock

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, October  5, 1918

Saturday, October 5, 1918

A good day. Mr Owen and wife went to Strait Stone. Ben went to Gretna to meet the teacher. She did not come. Ben said that he saw Tenia Brumfield.

Ben and family went to see Lucuis Gravley this evening.

Mrs Daulton come here this morning and got some apples to can.

I went to see Carrie a while this evening.

Marvin went to Altavista to day.

8 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Friday, February  7, 1919

Friday, February 7, 1919

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A good day. Ben & Jim and Owen hauled some feed for the cows then stripped tobacco until twelve after dinner. They tramped a plant bed. Ben mended his fire place then we all stripped tobacco. Josie got dinner and ironed. The children Henry and Edna went to school. Franklin come to the barn to tell us dinner was ready. Reese come this morning & brought me some little aprons to work the button holes in. Mr Mayhew come at twelve to get Ben to phone for the doctor for Mrs Mayhew. Tonight Ben and Josie has gone to a dance at Mrs Gravelys. To night a pedlar come and wanted to stay all night. Ben would not let him. I was sorry for him.

9: o'clock

Last edit almost 8 years ago by Andrea
Thursday, March 27, 1919

Thursday, March 27, 1919

A rainy day most of the time clear tonight and the wind is blowing. Ben carried Virginia and Helling & Nettie as far as Kates. It rained so hard they stopped at Kates.

Josie and I got dinner and set by the fire all that we could. Mrs Mayhew came this evening and wanted Ben to saw some wood for him. I do hope the wind won't blow to hard all night.

8 o'clock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, March 31, 1919

Monday, March 31, 1919

A colde windy day.

Jim plowed all day. Ben helped Jim Emerson work on his car all day. Mrs Owen is sick. Mr Owen did not work to day. Heard tonight that Dr Owens baby has croup. Hope she may soon get well.

I went to Carries this evening. They were all well. Marvin was workin in his garden. He is good hand in a garden.

Henry & Edna went to school today. To night Edna put her stockins on some wood by the fire and they cough afire and burnt the feet off.

9:30 oclock

Heard to day that Lucius Gravelys wife has a daughter.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, May 15, 1919

Thursday, May 15, 1919

A good day. The men folks planted tobacco this morning. I drawed plants until twelve.

Dr Owen and wife ask me to go fishing. Their car got so it would not work. They left it on the road. John Hutcherson let the Dr have his and we went to Moons Pond. Did not catch any fish to speak of. I thank them for takein me with them.

Josie got dinner. She made vegetable soup. I thought it was very good.

We heard to day that Mrs Johnson died this morning. I am sorry for the family.

10 oclock

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Saturday, June  7, 1919

Saturday, June 7, 1919

A good day. The men folks finished replanting tobacco. Josie got dinner. She had fried chicken and peas and beets. This evening she scrubed the cook room floor.

Mr Jim Power & wife come up here after cherries.

I went fishing. Grace B carried me. We got a mighty nice string of fish.

Hugh Brumfield come a while this evening. Got as many cherries as he could eat.

Jim and Ben has gone to Strait Stone to night.

Ethel Worsham has a son born this morning that is the 19th grand childe.

Kates cow has a calf. Came last night. I was so glad to see Kate this morning.

10 oclock

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Sunday, June  8, 1919

Sunday, June 8, 1919

A good day. We all staid at home until dinner then Ben & family went to Jim Powers. Jim and I staid at home.

Marvin and family come all but Reese. I certainly was glad that they come.

Josie and I got dinner. We had new Irish potatoes and fried chicken, beets, and chocolate pies.

I stopped Lucius & his wife and had a look at their little daughter. She is a fine child.

10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, June 15, 1919

Sunday, June 15, 1919

A good day. Josie got dinner. Lizzie Bennett and I went to George Blairs for dinner. Gordon & his wife and Earl and Paul Bennett all was there for dinner. They had a good dinner. Marvin & family and Irvin and Kate Harvey all come here a while this evening. I would of liked to of bin here two.

Jim went to Johnsons a while this evening. Ben staid at home all day.

Franklin & his mother has the tooth ache.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, July 15, 1919

Tuesday, July 15, 1919

A good morning. Rain this evening and tonight. The branch has bin out of the banks and washed a way the foot bridge the third time in the last month.

Ben & Jim & Owen plowed in their tobacco this morning.

Nellie made preserves and caned berries all the morning.

Josie got dinner. I milked two cows and Josie one. She helped me milk.

Wren Worsham carried me & Henry and Isla Blair to Worshams pond to fish. I caught 4 small carp. I was glad to get them. We got back as far as George Blairs before it rained. George Jr brought us home. I am glad that they are so good to me. I eat dinner with Wren & Isla at a good spring on the hill.

Suiter? Blair and wife & son come to George Blairs this evening. I wanted to see Denia but she was at Ethels. I milked the cows after supper.

10:30 oclock

Last edit almost 3 years ago by Trisha
Wednesday, July 23, 1919

Wednesday, July 23, 1919

Cloudy most of the day but no rain. Ben went to Strait Stone this evening and got roofing for the barns and ice cream freezer. Owen went some where and got some pigs.

Josie got dinner. I went to Johnson Reynolds. Julia Fergerson was there and Cliftons wife & baby came this evening.

Mollie Reynolds went to see Mrs Hutcherson. She is mighty feeble. Paul Bennett come from Chatham to day. Marvin did not come. Kate went to Strait Stone this evening. Reese Smith carried her. I walked to Reynolds and walke most every where else that I can.

Oh that I could help my self.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Monday March  7, 1921

Monday March 7, 1921

A good day. Ben sowed grass seed. Jim planted things in the garden & a potatoe patch. Josie sowed for Franklin most of the day. This evening I went to George Blairs. Denia was not at home. I had a pleasant time with the girls. I stoped at Mr Hutchersons. Mrs Mayhew was there. I am glad that she is able to get round that much. I enjoyed being with them.

Kate Harvey come to Marvins and her and Carrie come here. I am sorry that I was not at home. Marvin went to the Iland for a phonogapt for Carrie and Josie. Ben and Josie have gone up there to night and I dont know when they are coming back. Mabel stayed a wake until after nine oclock. Marvin solde Jerrie [Jennie?] to day.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday June 15, 1921

Wednesday June 15, 1921

A good day. I was at Jo Towler this morning. Sister Mary and I went to Letchers and eat dinner then went to see Lottie Craddock. Did not see Earnest.

They have two nice little children. Irvins wife and baby come to Earnest. I was glad to see them. I eat supper at Letchers then he brought me to Tim Bennetts. I am glad to be at Tims tonight.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday July 31, 1921

Sunday July 31, 1921

A good day. Ben carried Julia Brumfield to Long Island. All of the children went with him. They come by Jim Powers and Mrs Car come with them home.

Josie & I got dinner & was eating when they got here. I went to Carries a few minutes this evening.

Ben & Josie went to St Andrews to preaching. The preacher and his wife and dog come home with them. Josie done the best she could for them.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday August  1, 1921

Monday August 1, 1921

A good day. I got up and washed dishes and killed two chickens. Josie cut them up. The preacher & wife is very pleasant company. They went a way a bout 9 oclock this morning. Ben went to Gretna. Jim come with him back. Marvin bought the Dollie Hays place to day. Hope he may be satisfied with it.

Heard Ben & Jim tells a bout the awful rain that they had at Gretna and the damage that it done. I am sorry for them. That was nothing that people could help.

Denia Blair come here a little while this evening. I was glad to see her. I am going to see her soon if I keep able.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday August  7, 1921

Sunday August 7, 1921

A good day and a busy day. John and Edwin was here. Mrs Car was here.

Rob Hubbard & Ella and three children and Mr Ran & wife come. Mr Ran went to Rufus Cars and Rufus come here with him. I was glad for them to come to see Ben and Josie. Ben carried Mrs Car home this evening. I am always glad for Mrs Car to stay with Josie.

Ben & Jim had a few water mellons. I think all of them enjoyed them.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday September 11, 1921

Sunday September 11, 1921

A good day. We all staid at home until after twelve. Jim fired on his tobacco all day. This evening I went to Johnson Reynols. They had a house full of company. All their people. Posie & family, Clack & family and Jim Thomson & family and I. I think they enjoyed having them. They made ice cream and had cake. Rubin brought me home on Jim Thomsons car.

Ben & family went to see Mag & children. I was glad that they went. I want to go soon to see them all.

We had a good rain last night.

Charles & wife come to see Kate to day.

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1920

Saturday, January 10, 1920

Saturday, January 10, 1920

A beautiful day. Jim & Ben & Owen burnt plant bed. Josie baked a cake. She got dinner.

I washed some and sewed on my quilt a little. I went to see the Owen baby this evening. He is bad off with an abcess. The Dr was to see him a gain this evening. To night Ben went hunting, Jim would not go. He shaved and has gone to bed. Mrs Mayhew is very sick, the Dr was to see her today. 10 oclock

Last edit over 1 year ago by Sara Brumfield
Friday, January 16, 1920

Friday, January 16, 1920

A bad day. Hailed a little and snowed some. Tonight it is raining. Jim & Ben got up a plant bed. Ben & Josie went to Renan and bought several things. Josie got dinner. I went to Marvin's a few minutes this evening. Mrs Mayhew is very sick. She gave birth to twins this morning. They are dead. Henry & Edna went to school. Mr. Dick Wooding brought Edna home. 8 30 oclock I am not well tonight.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Neil Brumfield
Saturday, January 17, 1920

Saturday, January 17, 1920

A clear day, cold & windy. Jim & Ben went to Mr Hutchersons and helped a bout buriin Mrs Mayhew's twin babies.

Jim went home this evening. Marvin carried him a part of the way.

Josie got dinner. I staid with the baby this evening. I sewed some on my quilt.

Ben tried to fix Henry's air rifle and mashed his thumb right bad, hope it will get well soon. Josie is at the dinning room ironing now.

8 oclock

Last edit about 8 years ago by Demo User
Sunday, April 11, 1920

Sunday, April 11, 1920

A beautiful day. There was a big frost this morning. Ben and family went to Jim Powers. I went to George Blairs. Ernest & Lottie was there. The girls went to Sunday School. Otho & was there. Denia had a nice dinner. Jim eat at Carries this evening. Mr John Smith & his wife Owen and wife & [?]was at Marvins. Kate Harvey and Johnson Reynolds was there two. I come by. Ben & Josie was at home when I got home. Josie got supper.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Tuesday, July 27, 1920

Tuesday, July 27, 1920

A good cool day. Ben & Jim topped tobacco all the morning. At twelve they went to Mt Airy and to Barbers. Bought 100 pounds of sugar and paid 28 dollars for it. This evening Hattie brought some berries. I caned them. Mr Carter & wife & girl and Mr Hunt Hargrove & Miss Alice Hubbard come here a few minutes. I was glad they they come. They went to Strait Stone to preaching. Josie and the children and I went to Carries.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Sunday, April  2, 1922

Sunday, April 2, 1922

A beautiful day. We went to Marvins and eat dinner. Ben had a time to crank his car but finely did get it to go. We had a good trip concidering the bad roads. Carrie was not looking for us but had a plenty dinner. They had a lot of company. John and his wife & daughter Mr and Mrs Hodges Mrs Love & children Christinia & Floyed Reynols. We got home in time to do our work. Mr Kent come and hindered Ben. He did not milk one of the cows. Mrs Kent is sick with flue.

Jim got home tonight I am glad that he come tonight.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, June  6, 1922

Tuesday, June 6, 1922

A good morning rain this evening. Mrs. Lewis & [Ansel] come this morning. Mr. Tower & wife and Raymond come this morning and Nellie & Evylin Brumsfield and Mr. & Mrs. Gyer & Baly. We had dinner enough for all and I was glad that we did. Denny & George Blair come a few minutes. They brought us some light bread & some soap. I was glad of it. Christenia Reynolds & Gladis Brumfield come for cherries. Gladis brought some peas. Miss Ada Hutchenson brought some cabbage & some peas. I am glad of every thing that is gave to me.

Last edit over 6 years ago by jmcloone - UTSA
Thursday, August 10, 1922

Thursday, August 10, 1922

A cloudy day but no rain. Jim & Henry suckered tobacco. Ben carried me to Marvin's this morning. He come home. Marvin carried me to Galilee to the assosiation. After preaching Lizzie & Lonny[?] and Earl and wife Marvin and Carrie & the children and I went to the place we moved from. I was glad of the trip. Marvin sent me home. Russ[?] & Paul come home with me. Kate come to keep house from Mrs Car was getting dinner. Kate milked to [.......] we come by [Liz?] well I am a sleep.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Friday, September  1, 1922

Friday, September 1, 1922

A good day. Jim & Ben both have tobacco in the barns. They will stay at the barns tonight. Ben went to [Carrie?] and got a girl to come and stay with us a while. Mrs Car went to them to the island. She bought several things. I went to Cedar Forest. I fished a while. I caught 6 fish. We fried them for Josies supper. Nat Wooding & wife & Mrs Peak come to see Josie today. Max is here tonight.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Wednesday, September 20, 1922

Wednesday, September 20, 1922

A beautiful day. Ben went to Long Island for guano. Jim stripped tobacco Nellie got dinner. Daisy ironed. I went with Johnson & Mollie to the island. I fished. Did not catch any thing worth keeping. We eat dinner at Cedar Forest. Mollie had a good lunch. John & Edwin come to see us a little while. Jim & Nellie went with them back to Gretna on their way to Chatham. [Evrylin?] is at home. Mrs Mayhew & Rena come a little while this eve. Fannie has gone to Kate Harveys to night.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Sunday, September 24, 1922

Sunday, September 24, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim staid at home until dinner. Then they went to look for fallen apples. They found some. Daisy and I got dinner. I bathed the children Mabel & [F....?] Late this evening Tim & Lizzie and Henry Blair & his wife & Nellie Hendrix come. Lizzie stayed all night and will stay this week. I am glad Ray Booker is some better. I hope he will get well soon. Henry went to Renan this evening.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, September 26, 1922

Tuesday, September 26, 1922

A good day. Jim & Ben worked on their grain land all day. Robbert Hubbard & wife went from here this evening. Carrie & the children come this evening. I was glad to see them. I hope they got home safe. Lizzie and I and the col girl shelled some corn to dry out to send to the mill. We want corn bread. Lizzie and I went to the [?] house to get potatoes and peas for dinner. I went to the barn to get sweet potatoes. Mr Kent carried the children part way to school.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Sunday, October 15, 1922

Sunday, October 15, 1922

A cloudy day & some rain. Ben & Henry went to Strait Stone to meeting & Henry was baptized. Nellie and I got dinner. We had beef steak with onions in it. I went to Mollie Reynols. There was no one at home. Then I went to Renan. All the Reynols was at Clack Hubbards. While I was there Paul Bennett & Faber Jefferson & wife and children & Alma Bennet come by and stopped to patch a time and we all talked a while. I went over to see Kate Harvey a few minutes. Julia Fergerson come a few minutes.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
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