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1918

Tuesday, May 28, 1918

Tuesday, May 28, 1918

A good day. We want rain badly.

Ben went to Chatham.

Kate and Virginia and Hazel and Marvin all went to Chatham. Henry and I finished planting potatoe slips this morning.

Lizzie and Gordon Bennett come this evening. We all went up to see Carrie a while. Mr and Mrs Padget and Ethel Worsham and Isla Blair was at Carries. Ben went to Odie Kellies after the tobacco planter. He carried all the children with him.

8 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, June  3, 1918

Monday, June 3, 1918

Some rain this morning it was badly needed.

Ben and Paul replanted tobacco. Mr Owen was at his brothers near Altavista. He brought a calf home this evening. Josie made Edna a dress to day.

Mrs Bailiss come and got some butter. I worked in the garden a while this evening. Eula Mayhew come and got a few tomato plants and Josies cards to make bats for a quilt.

9 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, June 17, 1918

Monday, June 17, 1918

We had a good shower this morning it was badly needed. Ben and Paul replanted tobacco all day after it quit raining.

Josie and Ben went over to the school house to get the things that was left Sat night. I worked a little in the garden.

Josie went up to Marvins a while. Mollie Reynolds come with her back.

Mrs Owens sent us a mess of snaps this evening. I am glad of them.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, September  5, 1918

Thursday, September 5, 1918

A good day. Just at dark it rained a shower. It was badly needed. The men folks got out at three oclock this morning and moved some tobacco and cut some this evening. Josie and [I] helped them some this evening. We picked some beans this morning.

This evening Cordie and Nettie Blair and Lizzie Anderson come. Kate and Virginia Harvey come. Virginia wants to learn to knit and knit a sweater.

9 30 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Monday, September 22, 1919

Monday, September 22, 1919

A good day. Rain tonight. It is badly needed. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco all day and they are at the barn tonight tieing tobacco.

Mr. Owen went to the island for guano. Josie and I got dinner. Kate Harvey eat dinner with us. I was glad to have her with us. Josie walked with her as far as Marvins. Henry and Edna went to school to day, the first day of this term.

Tom Edmons went to South Boston with tobacco this morning. I got a letter from Fannie Emerson. Was glad to get it. I am always glad to hear from any of the folks that is a way from home.

8:30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, October 12, 1919

Sunday, October 12, 1919

A cloudy day and rain tonight. It is badly needed.

We all staid at home all day. Lee & Grace Brumfield come and spent the day with us. I was glad to have them.

Henry caught a rabbit in his trap this morning and the dogs caught one this evening.

I have not seen any of Marvins people today.

Jim is going to write to John tonight.

8:25 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Friday January 14, 1921

Friday January 14, 1921

A very bad day. Hail & rain and sleet. The ice was so heavy that some trees broke. The olde cut paper here broke badly.

Jim and Ben stripped tobacco. Ben milked for me this morning. I was a fraid I might fall on the ice.

I got dinner and churned. Mr Sam Owens baby is very sick. Josie went up there this evening. I am sorry for them but cant help them. Marvin solde tobacco at Gretna today. Was well pleased. I am so glad. I have not seen any of Marvins people in some time. Hope the weather will soon be better so I can get a round.

Mabel has woke up. She gives her mother a hard time. I pittie Josie and the baby.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday January 15, 1921

Saturday January 15, 1921

A bad day. Ice on the ground and trees. It has thawed some today. Jim & Ben worked on tobacco all day. Ben milked for me this morning. Josie got dinner and supper. She baked a cake and cooked beans. I ironed some and mended some and set by the fire.

Heard this morning that Mrs Marsali fell on the ice and hurt her arm badly. I am afraid to go on ice much. I went to the spring and hen house and watered the calf to day. Did not fall.

Mr Owens baby is very sick. The dr went to see him tonight. I am sorry for any one to be sick any time and this is such bad weather. An oil tank come in here today. The roads is so bad that no one is going much.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday June 11, 1921

Saturday June 11, 1921

A good morning. Had a little rain this evening. It was badly needed and they need more so bad. The boys here sowed peas. Lizzie & Alma and Louise and I went to Chatham this evening after the rain. We had a good trip. I bought a pair of shoes and good to make a dress. We got home early enough to do the work ok.

Mr Bennett has gone to the school house to farmers meeting. We are fixin to go to bed.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday June 17, 1921

Friday June 17, 1921

A good morning. Rain this evening. It was badly needed. The boys here got up some hay and cut wheat. Frances and Gordon and Shirly was here. Earl went to the mill after the rain.

I had a letter from Carrie Smith. She said that she might come for me tomorrow. I want it to rain and I want her to come two. I know I cant have both. I do want to go home. Guess I will have to go with Earl Bennett Sunday. Will be glad to do that.

I do hope that nothing will happen to hinder me from going.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1920

Thursday, May 13, 1920

Thursday, May 13, 1920

A cloudy day. No rain. The boys worked on tobacco land all day. We had a shower last night. It was badly needed. Josie ironed most of the morning. She made pies for dinner. This evening Marvin carried Josie and three children and Carrie and three children to the school house. Dr. Caton and his assistants were there to exzamine the children. There was a crowd to be examined.

9 15 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday, June 25, 1920

Friday, June 25, 1920

A good day. The boys plowed in the corn all day. Josie and I got dinner. Franklin is improving we think. I went to see Mollie Reynolds this evening. Mollie & Betty Haley was ironing. Carrie baked a cake this evening. Josie ironed and baked a cake and was feeling badly when I got home. Heard today that Howard Fontine was married. 9 10 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Monday, October 18, 1920

Monday, October 18, 1920

18th A good day. Ben harrowed on wheat land. Jim come from Chatham today. Josie and Ben went to Mayhews to see the little boy that is so badly burned. Mollie Reynolds come here a little while. I have staid at home all day to day. I got dinner and ironed some. Josie baked some nice tea cakes for the chldren to take to school. Jim and Ben are tying primeings.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Friday, July  7, 1922

Friday, July 7, 1922

A good day today. Jim [?] has bin sick all day. Ben helped Booker thrash wheat this evening. Johnson [Reynolds?] went to [?] to day Mollie and [?] and I went with him. Went to [Lethcer's?] house but did not go to the graveyard. The children seemed badly hurt. I know they will miss him so much. I saw a lot of folks that I know and a lot of kind folks. Nellie & Mrs. [Car?} and Mrs. Trent got dinner & staid with Josie. [?] [Bennett?] come for Effie late this evening. Hattie washed here this morning.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by gutterpeach2
Saturday, October  7, 1922

Saturday, October 7, 1922

A rainy morning. The rain was badly needed. Jim & Ben & Henry stripped tobacco all day finished Jim's cureing and loaded it on the waggon. Mr Booker & Jim put their tobacco on Mr Bookers waggon. Ben & Jim has gone to Renan & Dr Owens for medicine. I went to see Mrs Hutcherson this evening. She is very sick but feeling some better. Denia was there. Ada & Denia was sheling peas. Miss Ada brought me home on Mrs Hutcherson's car. I was glad to get home so easy. Mabel has had a good time today.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart

1923

Sunday, April  8, 1923

Sunday, April 8, 1923

A rainy morning. Ben got home at home at eleven oclock. The children was so glad. He brought a nice fish home. We enjoyed it. Franklin and Mabel are very sick. Think Franklin is better than he was last night. They are broke out badly with measles. Nellie have held Mabel nearly all day. I got dinner. We had a chicken for dinner. This evening Ben and Jim Henery Edna went to [Vaugns?] store. Bought some apples and corn flakes. No one came today

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Nathani
Saturday, April 28, 1923

Saturday, April 28, 1923

A cloudy day. Rain this evening. Jim and Ben worked around here until after twelve. They they went to the sale of Jessie Hutchersons land. Mr. Norman Booker carried me with his family to the river at Mr. Jim Bookers fish trap. They had a fish fry. There was some fifty or more people there. The me done the cooking. The fish was fried as nice as could be. We had a good time. Some of them had fried chicken and some had ham and cake and cream. We all took a shower of rain. The rain was badly needed. Hope all got home safe. I cooked supper after I got home.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Sunday, May 13, 1923

Sunday, May 13, 1923

A little rain this morning. It is badly needed. We all was at home at dinner. Ben carried the children to see Grandma Carr. I went to Kate Harveys. Charles and wife was there. Pearl and Mrs Wiggins[?] come. Reese Smith come and brought the little girls. Reese and Paul and Roy come down here. I come with them. I let them have some butter. Johnson and Mollie and Christine come and staid a little while. Ben and the children got home about dark. I had supper ready.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Wednesday, October 31, 1923

Wednesday, October 31, 1923

A rainy morning. Cleared up by night. The men stripped tobacco all day. Tonight we all went to the school house to a play. I think the play was fine. Some of the boys behaved badly hoo[t?]ing and hollowing and hoo[p?]ing. Jim stayed at home. He had a fire for us to warm us and we needed it. I met with several of my children and grand children and friends. They tried to rais funds to pay for the school house. The clock has struck eleven and we all should go to bed.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Nathani
Tuesday, November 20, 1923

Tuesday, November 20, 1923

A good day. Jim and Ben stripped tobacco. Finished a cureing and loaded the car ready to start to Gretna in the morning. Thomas Callans was buried today. The children went to school. Edna went to Mr. George Emersons tonight. I think the Emerson girls are fine. Hattie Gilbert stoped here a few minutes today. She looks badly. I hope she may get well soon. Mabel is bad off with colde. I let her get out two much yesterday. I think Mr. Mayhew and the girls has come to play carrums[?]. I guess Ben and Henry are glad.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Nathani
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