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1918

Wednesday, January 16, 1918

Wednesday, January 16, 1918

Warmer and cloudy.

Ben cut tier poles for a barn this morning. This evening he went to Renan.

Josie got dinner. Josie and Edna went to Marvins this evening. I staid with the baby and Henry. I finished making me a dress the first one that I have made in several years. Heard this evening that Ernest and Lottie Craddock was at George Blairs last night. Franklin is bad off with cold yet. Hope he will soon be well a gain.

9 40 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, February  7, 1918

Thursday, February 7, 1918

A clear good day.

Ben hauled feed and wood. Josie got dinner.

I went to Marvins and spent the day. Marvin went to the mill.

I hemed on Carries babys pieces. I enjoyed my visit so much.

I got a letter from Bruce and Thelma to day. Ben and Josie got home from the School House this morning just be fore one oclock. They said that they had a good time.

9 oclock

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Tuesday, March  5, 1918

Tuesday, March 5, 1918

A beautiful day.

Ben and Marvin finished shuckin and cribbing corn this evenin. Ben went to Jim Powers to try to sell Frank Mays horse. Mays shucked corn in his place. Ben brough Josie and the baby home from Mrs Carrs. I heard that Ethel Worsham has a girl born this morning.

To night Frank and George Blair and Irvin Craddock and Jim Craddock come here and staid until bed time. Irvin staid all night.

I went to Carries a while this evenin.

Henry went to school.

Edna went to Carries.

10:40 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, May  7, 1918

Tuesday, May 7, 1918

A good day. Ben and Owen plowed some. Ben plowed in the garden.

I got dinner.

Josie made Ernest Lovelace a dress. Paul Smith and Roy staid here nearly all day.

They all did so well that we enjoy having them.

Josie went and bathed the baby this morning.

Mr Dews come this morning and got a pig. He paid $7.00 for it.

Paul Bennett come here today and went to work. He thinks he will make a crop of tobacco.

I hope he may stay and do well.

9 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, May  9, 1918

Thursday, May 9, 1918

A good day. Ben went to Renan to try and get a horse to plow a few days. Did not get it. Josie went to Carries this morning and bathed the baby. After dinner Ben and Josie went to Strait Stone.

Children and I went to Carries. I replanted potatoes. Planted some gourd seed yesterday. Owen went to the mill to day.

9 oclock

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Friday, May 10, 1918

Friday, May 10, 1918

A good day until near night there was a thunder cloud and rain.

Ben planted a little corn this evening.

Josie got dinner.

I went to Carries and dressed the baby.

This evening Mrs John Hutcherson come and all the children. The first time she come on a visit this year.

I went to Carries a gain this evening. Mollie Reynolds was there.

We are talking of going to Richmond soon.

9 15 oclock

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Thursday, June 27, 1918

Thursday, June 27, 1918

A good day. Ben went to Strait Stone and Cedar Forest hunting peas to sow. He got some from Lee B. Josie washed a big washing this morning. I got dinner. This evening I went to Posey Reynolds to see the new baby.

There was a house full of company there.

Did not see Mollie Reynolds she was gone to Jim Thompsons.

We bough war stamps from Irvin Lewis to day. Tom Starkey come by here on his car and brough me home from Johnson's barn.

Paul has gone to the school house a gain to night.

10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, July  1, 1918

Monday, July 1, 1918

Rain in the night. Clear to day and wind blowin. Josie got dinner. She cooked cabbage and potatoes made ice cream. Ben went to Strait Stone for the ice. Ben and Owen and Paul plowed in the corn finished laying by Bens and commenced on Owens. Josie went to see Nannie Reynolds and the baby. Went over to see Mollie and Jane.

Virginia and Delma Owen come this evening. The children and I chopped the grass out of the path this evening.

11 oclock

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Wednesday, July  3, 1918

Wednesday, July 3, 1918

A good day. Ben and Paul plowed tobacco this morning. Ben plowed the sweet potatoes. This evening Ben mowed. Josie got dinner. I churned and worked some in the garden. Josie tried to find some black berries found enough for supper with cream.

Heard today that Posies baby is sick hope she may get well.

Mr Owen has bin sick to day. Hope he may be able to work by in the morning.

10 oclock

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Wednesday, August 21, 1918

Wednesday, August 21, 1918

A good day. Ben and Paul worked at home until twelve then went to Mr Dews and tied leaves.

Josie washed a big washin of clothes. This evening Mag Brumfield and four of the children come. I was glad that they did come her baby is just fine. Carrie and the little girls come. I was glad that she could get off. Marvin and the boys went to Altavista.

It was night when they got home.

10 30 oclock

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Sunday, September  1, 1918

Sunday, September 1, 1918

A beautiful day. The men folks staid at the barns most of the day.

Paul carried his mother home this morning. Josie staid at home and got dinner then went to Reynolds. Marvin carried Josie and Edna and Franklin Carrie and four of their children. I spent the day there. Posie and Nannie and baby was there. Julia and baby. We had a pleasant day. They had plenty of water mellons. Ben will have to stay at the barns to night.

8 35 oclock

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Thursday, December 19, 1918

Thursday, December 19, 1918

A good day. Ben and Mayhew covered Owens house.

Josie washed a big washin of clothes and then went to Marvins. Carrie and Josie made some candy.

I staid with the children and worked at first one thing and then another.

I got a letter from Julia Fergerson and her babys picture. It is fine I think.

9 15 oclock

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Friday, December 20, 1918

Friday, December 20, 1918

A cloudy day.

Ben finished covering Owens house. Josie washed a gain today. I got dinner

Then we all went to Marvins. Carrie and Josie made some candy they got on fine with it. Dan Sheltons baby was buried this evening. I have bin looking for a letter from Jim Brumfield for several days. I am so afraid he is sick.

9:15 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Monday, March 24, 1919

Monday, March 24, 1919

A good day. Ben plowed half the day then carried Josie and the baby and I to Strait Stone. They went to Strait Stone and I stoped at the branch and fished while they were gone. I did not catch but one fish. We come home and went to Carries. Murphist Harvey was there at work on their house.

Jim White washed the apple trees to day. I think he has done a faithful days work and a nice job.

Today one year a go Charles Brumfield was buried. Don't know how soon it will be some of the rest of the family.

8:30 oclock

Last edit almost 7 years ago by dy957
Tuesday, March 25, 1919

Tuesday, March 25, 1919

A good day. The men folks plowed nearly all day Jim and Ben went to Lees today and carried a dog. I went to George Blains this evening. Josie & Franklin started to go with me but Franklin would not walk so Josie and the baby stopped at Marvins.

Marvin went to [Altavista] this morning for lumber but could not get it. Henry and Edna went to school. Edna untied my shoes to night. Franklin has a very bad cold tonight.

8 o'clock

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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 about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, April  1, 1919

Tuesday, April 1, 1919

A very colde windy day. Jim plowed. Ben cleaned up on the branch. Mr Owen staid at home. He has a new baby born this morning at three oclock.

Betty Davis washed here today. Josie got dinner. She cooked beans and baked coconut pies. I did not do much of any thing.

Josie went to Renan this evening. Carried some eggs and bought a few things. Kate Harvey come a few minutes this evening. I walked with her as far Marvins. Carries baby was not well. Hope she may soon be well.

10 oclock

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Wednesday, April  2, 1919

Wednesday, April 2, 1919

A colde day. There was ice plentiful this morning. Ben cleaned up the branch. Jim plowed until dinner then Mr. Owen plowed until night.

Josie went to Marvins and got salit for dinner. She got dinner. I went to Mr Owens and bathed the little baby this evening. I went to Mollies, and got salit from Posies garden. Mrs Hutcherson was there. She had bin to the store. Dr Owens baby is very sick. I hope she may soon be well. Posie Reynolds come down here this evening and got cickamore bushes to plant. I heard to day a bout Cliftons boy. Jim & Ben has gone to night to Renan to get some cottens[coulters?] to work with tomorrow. Hope they will soon be back.

9 oclock

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Thursday, April  3, 1919

Thursday, April 3, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim cleaned up on the spring branch. Josie ironed some then got dinner. I ironed while she got the dinner.

Henry & Edna went to school. I went to Mr Owens and bathed the baby.

This evening I went to Marvins and cut some salit. We looked for Mrs Edmons. She did not come.

Josie went to see Mrs Owens baby this evening.

8 oclock

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Friday, April  4, 1919

Friday, April 4, 1919

A cloudy day and rain all the evening. Ben and Jim worked on the branch until it rained so they had to quit or get wet. Mr Owen plowed some this morning and went to the mill this evening. Guess he got wet.

Josie got dinner. I went to Mr Owens and bathed the baby.

Miss Willie Wooding come a few minutes this morning. She looks feeble.

The school at Renan closed to day. I think most every one was glad.

9 oclock

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Sunday, April  6, 1919

Sunday, April 6, 1919

A good day. Jim & Ben staid at home all day.

Josie got most of the dinner.

I went to Mr. Owens twice. I went & dressed the baby and come home. Then Mrs Owen fainted and I went back a while. Mr Owen carried his neice home to day. Lee & Elsie come and eat dinner with us.

Elsie had her new baby with her. I think he is a fine baby. I was very glad that they came. It is the first time that Lee has bin here this year or Elsie for that matter.

I have not seen or heard from Marvins to day. Hope they are all well.

Henry went to Mag Brumfields to day. Said he had a fine time.

9 oclock

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Thursday, April 10, 1919

Thursday, April 10, 1919

A good day. The men hauled in the pea hay this mornin and hauled manure this evening. Commenced to use the spreader this evening. Josie helped to get dinner to day and has got the dinner for ten days she says. I went to Mr Owens and dressed the baby.

While we were eating dinner Marvin called me and ask if I wanted to go fishing. Of course I said I wanted to go so he carried me to Cedar Forest. I did not catch many fish.

I was glad of the trip.

I got a letter from Alma this evening. Ben & Jim has gone to Willie Mayhews to night to get him to haul a load of guano.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 7 years ago by dy957
Sunday, April 13, 1919

Sunday, April 13, 1919

A good day.

Josie & I got the dinner.

I went to Owens and dressed the baby.

Nellie and Evylin went home this evening.

Ben & Jim went to Gretna. They went on Bens car.

Sister Mary & Minty Motley come to day. Claud Debs? brough them. I am very glad that they come. Marvin & family come a few minutes this evening.

11 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, April 15, 1919

Tuesday, April 15, 1919

A good day. Ben & Owen worked on their tobacco land. Jim plowed some in the garden.

Bettie Rosser washed.

Mary and Mintie and I and Edna & Henry went to Johnsons. Nannie Kate Reynols & her baby come over there.

Josie baked some pies for dinner. I cut salit.

I went to Renan. Paid Lewis what I owed him. Bought some prunes & candy.

My shoes that Josie ordered come. I got a little check interest on my bonds.

10 oclock

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Sunday, April 27, 1919

Sunday, April 27, 1919

A clear cool day. Frost this morning. Ben come home from Strait Stone a bout twelve oclock last night. Jim Emerson come with him and staid all night and until some time this evening.

Ben brough ice cream with him more than Josie and I could eat. Jim Brumfield and Ben staid at home all day. Josie and the children and I went to Marvins.

Josie got most of the dinner. We had a chicken for dinner. The olde hog eat one of my hens this morning. I am very sorry.

Heard to day that Julia Fergersons baby has bin very sick. I do hope she will soon be well.

9 oclock

Last edit about 11 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 about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, May  1, 1919

Thursday, May 1, 1919

A cloudy day and a hard rain this evening. We went to Norfork shopping did not get wet. John and Henry come again to night. John brought some candy. Mrs. Barker kept Julias baby. This is wrote Friday morning.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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.

9 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, May 13, 1919

Tuesday, May 13, 1919

A cloudy day and rain tonight. The men worked on their tobacco land most of the day. Ben went to the meeting of the school board late this evening.

Josie got dinner. This evening I went to Johnsons. Mollie & Christenia was at home. Mrs Yeats went from Posies this evening. Nannies baby is not well.

11 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, June  3, 1919

Tuesday, June 3, 1919

A good day. Jim & Ben went to Long Island and got some beet pulp. Josie got dinner. I planted some potatoes slips. Henry helped me.

This evening Elsie & Hellen came. Elsie brought her baby. Josie kept it while Elsie gathered some cherries. I am sorry that I was not at home.I would of bin if I had knowed they were coming. Mollie Reynolds and I and Henry went after some strawberries. We found some.

I have not seen any of Marvins people to day. I allways miss them.

10 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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