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1918

Thursday, January  3, 1918

Thursday, January 3, 1918

A clear colde day. Ben and Josie come home a while after 1 oclock this morning. They said that they had a fine time at Mr Edmons. Ben went to Renan and to see Charles this morning. Charles is feeling some better now. Hellen & Brumfield & Virginia Harvey come today. They are here now. I got breakfast and milked the cows. Josie got dinner. I sewed some made me three boddices. I have finished 8 little waists for Carries children. I worked the button holes and sewed on the buttons tonight.

9 30 oclock

Last edit about 6 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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.

10 30 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, May 20, 1918

Monday, May 20, 1918

A good day. Ben and Paul worked on tobacco land.

I got dinner and churned. Put ashes on the potatoes this evening. Went to Carries a few minutes this evening.

Josie made her silk waist to day. The preacher come to see Paul this morning.

10 oclock

Last edit about 6 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Thursday, March  6, 1919

Thursday, March 6, 1919

Cloudy most of the day. No rain yet. The men folks cut wood in the woods.

Josie ironed. I got dinner. Kate Harvey come and eat with us. She worked some button holes in Reese Smiths waists

I made a canvas for Jim. Henry and Edna went to school.

I got a letter from Fanny Emerson this evening.

9 15 oclock

Last edit about 6 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, June 24, 1919

Tuesday, June 24, 1919

A very rainy day. Ben & Jim got out a few peas this morning.

Josie sewed. Made Franklin some under waist and drawers and Edna a pair of drawers. I phoned to night to hear from Mrs. Edmons & Miss Alice Wooding. They are very sick yet. I want to go to see them soon.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Saturday July  2, 1921

Saturday July 2, 1921

A hot dry day. Jim went to Chatham. Ben went to the saw mill and got lumber to cover the shelters at the barn. This evening he covered one and would of covered the other one but I ask him to fix the trough at the kitchen door. He did not want to do that but did it just the same. Josie got dinner. This evening she made her a waist. Hugh Brumfield come here this evening.

Julia & Henry, Edna, Franklin are all up stairs makeing so much fuss that I shall not go to bed until they stop.

9:15 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday September  6, 1921

Tuesday September 6, 1921

Another hot dry day. Ben finished cutting his tobacco and finished Jims. Josie sewed. Made waists for Franklin.

I got what dinner we had. This evening I worked button holes in Pauls waists.

Josie and I and the children went to Marvins. Carrie was sewing. She has done more sewing than any one that I know of.

I want to see Kate bad. I intend to go to see her soon if I can get to any way.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1920

Monday, March 15, 1920

Monday, March 15, 1920

A good day. The boys hauled some wood this morning & some feed this evening. They got the feed from Marvin. I am glad that he let them have it. Josie washed to day. Oh how I do hate wash day but I know it has to be done. I staid with the children & fixed a snack for dinner. I put off nine little chickens and Franklin killed one this evening. I went to Marvins. Carrie was makeing Paul a waist.

8 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Wednesday, March 24, 1920

Wednesday, March 24, 1920

A good day. The boys worked on their new ground. Mr Owen plowed. I got the most of dinner this evening. I made some soap then went to Marvins. Come by the turnip patch & cut salit for tomorrows dinner. Josie made a waist for Henry. The baby has bin very cross this evening. Franklin is well and plays all the time. The children went to school.

8 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Thursday, December 16, 1920

Thursday, December 16, 1920

A good day. Ben and Jim cut in the woods to day. Marvin hauled wood. Josie baked a fruit cake this evening. I went to Marvins this evening. Carrie was sewing. I worked some button holes in Pauls waists. Charles Harvey come there to see if he could get William Gilbert to cut wood for him. Could not get him. I brought in 14 eggs to night. Eggs is selling at [?] cts per doz. Henry was reading in his new book to night. The children all has colds & coughs. Most everyone has colds now.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Monday, January 30, 1922

Monday, January 30, 1922

A clear colde day. The sun set this evening was beautifu.

Jim & Ben stripped tobacco all day. Booker helped them this evening. Henry went to school. Josie sewed. Made Franklin a blous & Mabel a waist. Virginia & Doris come down here. The rode horse back. The mail carrier was horse back today. Mr Mills drug paths a gain today. I hope the roads will soon be so any one can travil them. Jim heard from the fowls toda they solds very well. Hugh Brumfield was at school a gain today

I am so glad that the children all are a bout well a gain.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Wednesday, September  6, 1922

Wednesday, September 6, 1922

A good day. Jim & Ben carried some apples to John Hutchersons and ground them for cider. Jim made a hog trough this evening. Corn is out at our house. Nellie worked on some waists for Franklin today. Fanny made Edna some bloomers yesterday. A col[oured] girl and I got dinner. Nellie made the bread for supper and milked with Edna's help. Daisy the col[oured] girl and I picked a few peas this evening. Mabel has bin as well as usual to day. I got some nice sweet potatoes today.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Saturday, September  9, 1922

Saturday, September 9, 1922

A very hot day. Daisy and I ironed most of the morning. Daisy washed the cook room this evening. I mended some over alls and sewed on a few buttons. Nellie sewed on buttons and made two under waists. The men folks cut & set up corn this evening. The little (col)[sic] children picked some peas.

Ben & Henry went to the barn tonight to make fines. Mabel slept this evening and now she is wide awake and I wish she would not make so much fuss.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart

1923

Thursday, May 31, 1923

Thursday, May 31, 1923

A cloudy day. No rain. It is needed so bad. They finished plowing over the corn. It is so dry that they hardly know what to do. Ben worked on his flowers some. Jim replanted the water mellons. I done nothing that you can see. I made Edna an under waist. I wanted to go to Gretna so bad but could not get off. I need needles and thread and buttons. Lelia Ward washed for us today and ironed and sent the clothes home. She is a good hand.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by David Kaminski
Saturday, August  4, 1923

Saturday, August 4, 1923

A good morning. Rain this evening. The men suckered tobacco half the day. Did not do any thing this evening. John Wards family went visiting this evening. I made Franklin a pair of pands and [waist?]. Finished them this evening. Jim pulled some water mellons to day. Well I dont know any thing.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Tuesday, August 28, 1923

Tuesday, August 28, 1923

A cloudy day and some rain. Marvin and Hollie and Richards cut a cureing of tobacco. I wish I knowed what they done at home. Carrie made four waists today. I worked button holes in three. I got most of the dinner cooked. Snaps and butter beans and stewed tomatoes. We had peaches and cream. The first I had seen in a long time. Mrs Hollie come this evening with her three children. Roy Smith gathered snaps for tomorrow dinner. I gathered butter beans.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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