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1918

Saturday, January 26, 1918

Saturday, January 26, 1918

A cloudy day raining to night.

Ben is feeling some better he was at George Blairs to day said that Denia Blair was cookin a turkey for dinner to morrow. Mr Carr is here yet. Jim Brumfield come to see us this evening. The Walker land was solde today. Josie ironed some today. I washed a little this morning and got dinner. Jim and Mr Carr and Ben and Josie are playing cards to night.

I got a letter from Ludy Pugh to day.

10 30 oclock

Heard today that Mr Allen fell in the pit at the barn and hurt him self very bad.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, January 27, 1918

Sunday, January 27, 1918

A bad day rained some and turned colde. Ben and Jim went to see Charles this evenin. He is mighty feeble yet. They come by Kates and Marvins.

Mr Carr is here yet.

Josie and I got dinner did not get any supper. Heard to day that all of the Dews has small pox. I am sorry for them.

Henry is right sick to night. I do hope that he may be better by morning.

9 30 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, February 25, 1918

Monday, February 25, 1918

A good day. Ben and Josie and I went to Mrs Carrs this morning. Josie and Franklin staid with Mr Carr. Ben Mrs Carr and I went to Altavista on business. Got back to Mrs Carrs at two oclock. We eat dinner and come home. Got home a bout four oclock. Henry went to school. Edna went to Marvins.

Lizzie Bennett and Ola and Gordon come down to see us all. I would of bin glad to see them and would of bin at home if I had of knowed that they would come. I was at Carries a little while this evening. Heard to day that poor Charles is worse off want to go and see him soon.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, December  6, 1918

Friday, December 6, 1918

A clear windy day. Mr Power and Carr was here this morning. Ben worked on the house this evening.

Josie got dinner. She fixed steak and made potato sallid this evening. I went to Carries. Mollie and Johns was there.

Henry and Edna went to school. Two of the teachers went to the teachers meeting at School field.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Sunday March 13, 1921

Sunday March 13, 1921

A beautiful day. We all staid at home until noon. Then Ben & family and I went to Jim Powers. They had company both olde and young. Acie and Hessie Anderson, George Blair, Charles Harvey, and Miss Virginia Moses; Ben and his crowd and I; Mr Walter Car, & Mr Jo Hobson.

I have not seen any of Marvins folks today. I miss them most (much) as I would my folks at home.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1922

Friday, December  8, 1922

Friday, December 8, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim worked on the tobacco most of the day. This evening Ben went to the island to meet Mrs Car. She had come from [Lynchburg?]. Mabel and I went with him. We staid at Peaks store while Ben went to Mr Cars for Mrs Car. I went to see Mrs Hutcherson this evening. She is very sick. She had a lot of company. Mr Walter Car sent Josie a big fish by mail this evening. She eat some of it for supper.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart

1923

Sunday, January 21, 1923

Sunday, January 21, 1923

A bad day, cloudy and windy. We all staid at home until dinner. Jim and Ben went to Mr. Edmons to see the boys that is sick. They found Mrs. Edmons sick. I am very sorry for them. Effie & Hellen and Doris and Gladis Brumfield come down here this evening. They did not stay long. They carried some butter for me to Altivista. Nellie and I got dinner. Nellie washed dishes. Mrs. Carr did not come down until dinner. Henry went to Lees a while this evening. He got home at supper time.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Nathani
Monday, January 22, 1923

Monday, January 22, 1923

A bad day. Rained some. Today was the day that the farmers got their 2nd pay ? for their tobacco. Ben and Jim and Mrs. Carr and I went to Gretna. Mrs Carr went to Lynchburg. Ben carried me to Marvin Smith's. I was glad to see Carrie and the children. The boys staid at Gretna most all day. They got their pay. We got home by night. Nellie staid home with Mabel. Nellie said Mabel did fine. She got time to sew a lot. Nellie had a nice supper for us. We heard today that Mrs. John Mayhew died this morning. There was a big crowd at Gretna today, all anxious for their money. All are well here tonight.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, January 23, 1923

Tuesday, January 23, 1923

A colde cloudy day. The boys got wood today. Nellie got dinner, fried potatoes and baked bread. Made ginger cakes I enjoyed with the dinner. This evening Nellie staid with Mabel. I went to Reynols. Walked up there and back. Johnson had gone to Danville. Mrs. Cook was there. I did enjoy my vist. While I was there, Mrs. Carr come home from Lynchburg. I was glad that she made the trip. So good we are glad for her to stay with us what she will. Mollie walked with me as far as Bookers Barn. Mrs. Carr brought the children some presents. (?)

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Thursday, January 25, 1923

Thursday, January 25, 1923

A clear day. Snow melted all day. Ben painted some in his room. Jim made Nellie a table. Nellie got dinner. Mrs. Carr kept Mabel. I went to Johnson Reynols. He come for me and brought me home on his buggy. Mrs Cook and Kate Hubband & Kate Harvey and I was there for dinner. They had a good dinner. Jim thomson & Alec & some of the children were all sick. Dr. Owens baby childe is seriously sick. Jim Farthings has a new baby at his house. Kate Harvey combed my hair today.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Nathani
Friday, January 26, 1923

Friday, January 26, 1923

A good day. Ben and Jim went to Gretna on Mr. Bookers car. Jim went on to Chatham. Ben come home. Nellie got Dinner. I went to George Blairs. I walked over there. George Jr. brought me home. I was glad that he did. Mrs. Carr has bin complaining all day. Mabel has a bad colde. Heard today that Alice Thomson is very sick. I do hope that she may get well. Dr. Owens childe is better so we heard. There is more sickness in the country than can be attended to. I do hope that there will soon be a change for the better. Co??? combed my hair today.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Demo User
Saturday, September 15, 1923

Saturday, September 15, 1923

A cloudy and some rain[sic]. Very cool tonight. Ben cut some tobacco. Filled up the barn. Jim fired his all day. Nellie washied some. This evening she dried her clothes and ironed some. I got dinner. Mr. Booker was here for dinner. He helped them about the tobacco. Edna has bin complaining some today. Henry went to the store this evening. He walked over there. I had hoped to go fishing this evening but I could not go it is so colde. I did not want to go if I had the chance. Heard today that Mr. Walter Car is sick. Jim will stay with his barn to night.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
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