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1918

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.

10 oclock

Mr Bailiss come and bought some butter this evening.

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, November 16, 1918 (revised)

Saturday, November 16, 1918 (revised)

A cloudy day. Mr Layne was here early this morning after his calf that was here. They caught it and then could not carrie it home. It was so sullen they could not make it go. Ben and Owen lost a bought two hours with it. Ben put a yoke on one of the cows here this morning.

Doris Brumfield and Christenia Reynolds come a while this evening. I went to Carries a few minutes this evening.

Ben and Josie has gone to Lee Brumfields to night.

William Gilbert brough the clothes that Hattie washed after they was gone.

10 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, November 23, 1918

Saturday, November 23, 1918

A good day. Ben and Owen hauled wood this morning and sawed it this evening.

Josie mended her fire place this morning and got dinner. She cooked salsify and parsnips the [first] that we have had this season.

I went to Marvins this evening. I worked some button holes in the childrens clothes. Tonight I have ripped up an old skirt of Carries that Miss Alice Hubbard made before Carrie was married.

She is thinking of making some pants for Roy.

Ben has gone to Strait Stone to the lodge.

9 oclock

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Friday, January 17, 1919

Friday, January 17, 1919

A rainy day. Jim & Ben worked on Owens house some today. They went to Mr Worshams sale at Renan. They did not buy any thing. Josie and I have spent most of the day mending on the clothes.

Josie went to Carries through the rain. They were all getting on very well up there.

Clifton Reynolds has bin very sick. Heard today that he is improving. I was very glad to hear that. Ben had a letter from John today he was well.

10 o'clock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, March  4, 1919

Tuesday, March 4, 1919

A good day. Ben and Owen cut wood this morning & shucked some corn this evening.

Jim worked on the orchard all day.

Josie got dinner and went to Carries this evening. Henry went to school, got knocked in a mud hole, and had to come home to change his clothes.

Tonight Tom & Claud Edmons come up here a few minutes to see Jim and talk a bout West Virginia.

Jim & Ben has gone to Renan.

8 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, April 18, 1919

Friday, April 18, 1919

A cool day. Ben sawed wood for Marvin this morning and shucked corn this evening. Marvin & William helped them. They finished getting up the corn & hauled the stalks and cut them up then cut down the cickamore tree. Jim bought some meal from John Hutcherson and a peice of meat from George Hutcherson.

Josie got dinner & starched the clothes.

This evening Cordie and Nettie Blair and Ada Hutcherson come and Beatriss Owen and several children. Three of Willie Mayhews & Gladis Owen. I went to Marvins a little while this evening. Carrie was makeing Eva a dress. Marvin went to Renan this evening.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, July  1, 1919

Tuesday, July 1, 1919

A good day. Ben Jim & Owen plowed in their tobacco.

Josie washed a big washin of clothes. I got dinner. Was late a bout it.

Denia Blair come and eat dinner with us. I was glad that she come. Denia and I walked to Mr. Edmons to see Mrs. Edmons. Mrs. Dews and Mrs. Owen was there.

Board Dews come for his mother and Aunt Minnie in the car. He brought Denia and I as far as Mr Owens. Mrs. Coats died today. She was Josies aunt.

Miss Evylin Edmons made lemmon aid as good as I ever drank.

10 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, July 17, 1919

Thursday, July 17, 1919

A rainy day. We could not get any water out of the spring that would do to use until nearly night. The men folks cant do anything in the crop.

Ben went to Mr Dews to play croquet. It rained so hard that they had to quit.

We had fried chicken for dinner. Did not try to get vegetables.

Josie sowed some. Made Henry a shirt. Nellie worked some button holes in Franklins clothes. Henry & Edna went to George Blairs this evening. They are trying to learn to recite some pieces.

9: oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, July 18, 1919

Friday, July 18, 1919

A rainy day. It has rained some for five days. Every thing is nearly drowned. The men folks has not done anything much to day.

Josie got dinner. Nellie washed and dried and ironed some of her clothes this evening.

I milk and churn.

Josie sewed some this evening.

Tom Edmons has cured a house of primings, the first that has bin cured a bout here.

9:30 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, July 30, 1919

Wednesday, July 30, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim plowed some this morning. This evening they went to Brutus to a speakin. John L. Hunt done the talkin. There is a meeting of men at Strait Stone. The boys would not go.

Josie got dinner. I helped put up the dishes.

I chopped the grass out of the walk this evening then went to Carries a few minutes.

Ben brought two water mellons home this evening.

Mary Brumfield went to George Blairs this morning. She dressed in some of the girls clothes and went to Strait Stone. She come back here tonight & I am glad to have her here.

10: oclock

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

Monday, August 11, 1919

A good day. Ben & Edwin finished covering the barn this morning. They commenced to cut tobacco this evening. They cut for Mr. Owen. John & Christenia come back this evening.

Josie got dinner and starched some clothes. I cut some cucumbers and gathered some tomatoes. We canned some tomatoes this evening.

Josie went to Marvins this evening. Kate Harvey was there. I want to see Kate.

The boys are all gone to Strait Stone tonight.

10: oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, October 17, 1919

Friday, October 17, 1919

Cloudy all day. Rain tonight. Ben went to Gretna. Went on Mr Dews car. Marvin & Owen went. Jim was at Gretna. They solde tobacco there today.

Carrie and the little children come down here and eat dinner with us. I am glad that they come. Carries childrens pictures come today.

Ben went to Kellies and brought the cow home today.

Carrie sent us some beef tonight.

I washed a little this morning and part of the clothes is on the line takeing the rain.

8 oclock

Last edit about 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 almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, December 13, 1919

Saturday, December 13, 1919

A cloudy bad day. Jim and Ben has done nothing much all day.

Josie & I got dinner.

Henry went to the store for some window glass.

Edna went to school. Miss Wooding carried her and brought her back.

Nellie finished a dress for Edna to day. I worked some button holes for Carrie Smith. The most of them was in Roys clothes.

8 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, December 20, 1919

Saturday, December 20, 1919

A clear day. The ice melted some. Henry rode on his sled a while this morning. Tonight Henry & Edna has bad coughs.

Jim stayed a round home all day.

Ben sawed wood for Mr Edmons.

I got dinner. Boiled the last hog feet.

Josie starched the cloths that she washed the first of the week. Tonight she washed up the diningroom floor.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, December 23, 1919

Tuesday, December 23, 1919

A good day. Ben sawed wood at Lee Brumfields. Got home at dark. He went over to the school house. Edna went with him. Henry was over there. They got home at 10 oclock.

Josie ironed nearly all day and until 9 oclock to night.

I made scrappel and press meat. I went to Marvins and got a boiler to cook in. To night I worked some button holes and hemed a table cloth.

10:30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Tuesday February  1, 1921

Tuesday February 1, 1921

A cloudy day. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco all day. Finished a cureing for Jim. Josie and I got dinner.

This evening Josie made starch and starched the clothes. Denia and Cordie Blair come this evening. I was glad that they come.

Marvin solde his last tobacco at Gretna. He was well pleased with the sale. Nat Wooding got two pounds of butter from here this evening.

Last edit over 2 years ago by Trisha
Wednesday February 16, 1921

Wednesday February 16, 1921

A good day. Jim worked on a plant bed. Ben was in Danville. Solde some tobacco. Missed the train that he aimed to come on but got to come on a car. We was all very glad that he got home. He was not pleased with the sales of his tobacco.

Josie washed a big washing of clothes today.

Carrie and the children come this evening. I was glad that they come. Henry & Edna went to school today.

I got a letter from Ola Jefferson. I was glad to hear from her.

Jim has gone to Marvins to help him burn a plant bed to night.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday April  6, 1921

Wednesday April 6, 1921

A good day. Ben & Jim plowed all day. Josie and done a round[?] as usual. We went to Marvins this evening. Carrie was makeing Roy a suit. Josie worked button holes in Franklins clothes while she was at Carries. Josie baked light bread for supper.

Mollie Reynols & Julia Fergerson come from Portsmot to day.

Mrs Walter Mills was buried this evening. Henry & Edna went to school to day. Paul Smith & Henry Brumfield traded a type writer for and organ to grind. Jim made hot bed today.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday June  1, 1921

Wednesday June 1, 1921

A good day. The boys worked in their tobacco all day. Josie sewed some this morning. This evening she starched the clothes and ironed most of them.

I went with Carrie and the children to White Falls. They carried corn. The miller could not grind it but swaped meal for the corn. We fished some. Caught some fish. Stopped at Mount Airy and at Renan. Johnson & Mollie went to Chatham. They carried Mildred Fergerson with them.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Wednesday June  8, 1921

Wednesday June 8, 1921

A cloudy day. No rain to do any good. Lizzie Bennett got dinner. I mended some overalls. Alma ironed some cloth this morning. Gordon & Frances and the boy come over here this evening. I walked to the garden this evening.

I got a note from home this morning. I was glad to get it. They said Mabel was some better when they wrote. I do hope that the children will keep well and all of the rest of them. I feel anxious a bout them all and my self two. I hope my leg will soon be well.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday June  9, 1921

Thursday June 9, 1921

A rainy day. The boys at Tims planted tobacco this evening. Lizzie got dinner. Alma sowed. I mended some garments. Lizzies washer woman brought her clothes home this morning.

Tim Bennett has gone to a farmers meeting at the school house to night.

Gordon Bennett come over here today. I have wrote a letter home to night. Hope they may get it soon.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday July 21, 1921

Thursday July 21, 1921

A good day. We need rain very bad. Jim & Ben worked in the tobacco all the morning. Worked on a fence this evening. Mr Mayhew come up here today at noon and talked with the boys a while.

Josie made two dresses to day. One for herself and one for Julia Brumfield. Julia has gone to see Christenia Reynols tonight. Will stay a day or two. We will mis her very much.

I went to Marvins a little while this evenig. Carries boys washed a washing of clothes to day.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday August 31, 1921

Wednesday August 31, 1921

A clear hot day. No rain yet. Marvin cut tobacco to day. Jim & Ben help. Josie went to Otho Blairs. Otho cut tobacco to day. Josie walked to Blairs. Ben met her this evening and brough her home.

I churned and got dinner. Mabel has bin very good today. I worked 47 button holes in some clothes for Carries little girls.

Delma Owen & Fannie Brumfield come a little while this evening.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday September 10, 1921

Saturday September 10, 1921

A good day. Jim & Ben worked on their tobacco fireing it. Henry and I picked some beans and peas this morning. This evening Ben carried Henry and Edna and I to the river. He did not want to go but went.

I did not catch any thing much. We stoped at Renan a few minutes. Virginia Harvey was there and Otho & Sallie Blair was there.

Josie got dinner & supper. She had fried apples for dinner. We did enjoy them. She mended on the men folks clothes all the evening.

Dodson Bailis come to see Ben to day.

Had a rain tonight.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Monday September 19, 1921

Monday September 19, 1921

A clear dry day. Jim & Ben cut corn. Marvin and his hand helped them this evening. Ben & Jim went to Renan. There was no one at the store. The children went to school. Franklin come home very much complaining. I hope he will soon be well.

Josie and I washed some quilts this morning. I am so glad that we are done that job.

Josie spent the evening mending on the clothes. I went to Marvins. Some of Carries children has bad colds. I sowed some on a quilt this evening and to night. Every one has gone to bed and I will go soon.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday September 21, 1921

Wednesday September 21, 1921

A good day. It is raining now. That is what we need.

Ben went to Mr Eanes's today to help cover a house. Jim shelled corn and got out wheat. Fixin to go to the mill in the morning.

The children went to school today. Josie starched her clothes and ironed some to day. I sewed on my quilt. I went to Marvins late this evening. Carrie was shelling butter beans. I shelled while I staid. Come home and fed the chickens and milked the cows. By the time a done that Josie had supper ready.

Ben & Jim went to Marvins to tie tobacco. I guess they will get wet comeing home.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday November 18, 1921

Friday November 18, 1921

A good day. Very warm for Nov. Jim stripped tobacco all day and tonight. Henry went to the barn tonight. Ben went to Danville yesterday. He has just come home tonight. He solde tobacco today. Solde very well for what it was. So sorry. Josie ironed a big pile of clothes today and raked on the yard some. I got dinner. I churned. This evening I went to Marvins. I guess they will call the baby Julia. I am glad of it. Mabel has bin good today for her to be. All of the rest of the children went to school.

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Linda Tucker
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