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1918

Sunday, February 24, 1918

Sunday, February 24, 1918

A good day. Ben and Josie and the children went to Mrs Carrs the first time this year. They went on the car.

I went to George Blairs. I walked. Denia brought me home on the buggy. Earnest and Lottie Craddock was there. Willie Moon and George Edwards was there on a car.

9 oclock

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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

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Friday, March  1, 1918

Friday, March 1, 1918

A nice morning. Wind and a little rain in the evening.

Ben and Owen went to Charles Brumfields to help shuck corn. They finished getting up his corn and finished covering his corn house.

Josie ironed the most of the day. Carrie and Roy and Hazel come and eat dinner with us. Josie helped to carry Hazel home. Gladis Brumfield come with Henry from school. Ben and Josie and Franklin went to Mrs Carrs to night. Ben will come home if nothin happens to him.

The children are all a sleep now.

8 40 oclock

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Sunday, March  3, 1918

Sunday, March 3, 1918

A beautiful day.

Ben carried me part of the way to Lee Brumfields. I had a good day. They had no company.

Miss Lillian Peak come be fore I come home. I started walkin met with Oscar Brumfield. Grace got his horse and buggy and brought me nearly home.

Ben and Edna come home Josie and Franklin staid at Mrs Carrs.

Henry was with me. Him and Hugh Brumfield played all the time we were at Lees.

8 30 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

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Sunday, March 10, 1918

Sunday, March 10, 1918

A clear windy day.

Ben and Josie and Edna and Franklin went to Mrs Carrs. Mr Owen and Ben went to Long Island to meet Owens brother and brother in law.

I went to Marvins and eat dinner and spent the evening. Henry went to Charley Hutchersons and eat dinner. They Reese and Paul Smith Fred and Irvin Hutcherson and Henry played with a calf nearly all day.

8 30 oclock

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Tuesday, March 19, 1918

Tuesday, March 19, 1918

A good day. I was at Charles.

Jim and Nellie and a Mr Spruce come down here last night got here after dark. Josie fixed supper for them.

I was not at home. Jim and Ben come to see Charles this evening. I come with Ben home. He has gone to Mrs Carrs. Josie went with him left the children.

9 oclock

I set three hens this evening.

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Friday, March 22, 1918

Friday, March 22, 1918

I was at Charles.

Ben went to Mrs Carrs. She gave them several things. He bought 100 [pounds] of meat for Mr Owen.

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Friday, April  5, 1918

Friday, April 5, 1918

A clear cool day. Frost was plentiful this morning. Ben and Josie went to Cedar Forest this morning. Marvin carried them. Ben brough the cow home. Mrs Carr come with Josie home.

Josie ironed this evening.

I went to see Carrie a little while all was well.

10 oclock

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Sunday, April  7, 1918

Sunday, April 7, 1918

A good day.

Ben and family staid at home to day. Mrs Carr is here with them. She had the head ache all day. I went with Posie and Nannie Kate to see Alice and Jim Thompson to day. I think they are so well fixed for new beginners. That has bin a grand old place and is good yet.

Hazel Smith is broke out with something the Dr says he thinks it is scarlet fever. Henry is not well to night. Hope they both will be well soon.

9 oclock

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Monday, April  8, 1918

Monday, April 8, 1918

A rainy day and still raining. The men folks could not do much of any thing. Josie and I put in a quilt. Josie got dinner.

Mrs Carr helped us quilt. Henry went to school. He is not well.

Hazel Smith is better of her breakin out.

Hope they will soon be well.

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Wednesday, April 10, 1918

Wednesday, April 10, 1918

A very rainy day.

Men folks could not do any thing out of doors.

Josie sewed some Mrs Carr knit.

I got dinner and churned then knit.

9 oclock

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Thursday, April 11, 1918

Thursday, April 11, 1918

A very bad day. It has snowed all the evening the ground is white.

The men could not do anything much.

Josie got dinner.

Mrs Carr knit some.

I finished a pair of socks for the Red Cross ladies. I have knit ten pair that is all the yarn that I have got.

10 oclock

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Saturday, April 13, 1918

Saturday, April 13, 1918

A cloudy day.

Ben had a barn raisin had plenty help and got done before night.

Ben has gone to Strait Stone to night to the lodge.

Josie got most of the dinner. Kate Harvey come and made most of the bread and helped wash dishes and that was a job. Mrs Carr is here yet. Edna hurt her toe right bad to night bringin in some wood and dropped a piece on her toe.

Oh I am so glad the barn is raised. I thank all that helped.

10 oclock by the new time

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Sunday, April 14, 1918

Sunday, April 14, 1918

A good day.

Ben and family and Mrs Carr staid at home all day. I went to George Blairs. They were all well but Cordie. She had a bad colde and did not go to Sunday School. Otho and Sallie come with them home from school. Claud Hendrix and Nathaniel Marshal was there. Marvin Smith and Paul Smith went to Sunday School.

Reese was not well enough to go. I come home early and fed my chickens and milked the cows.

We eat colde supper.

Mrs Carr is here yet.

9 oclock

Ben cut Henrys hair tonight.

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Monday, April 15, 1918

Monday, April 15, 1918

A good warm day.

Ben went to Cedar Forest brough the things that Mrs Carr gave them.

Bought roofing for the barn. Got home about 2 oclock.

Josie done a big washin. I got dinner.

Josie and Edna and Franklin went to Carries this evening. Earnest Lovelace come to Carries this morning to work.

Mrs Carr has a head ache to night.

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Tuesday, April 16, 1918

Tuesday, April 16, 1918

A cloudy day and a little rain. Ben and Marvin worked on the barn. Mr Owens hauled wood. Josie and I ironed some and got dinner. This evening I went to see Carrie a little while. Mollie and Kate Reynolds come there a while.

Tonight Ben and Josie and Henry and Edna has gone to Strait Stone to see a moving picture show.

Mrs Carr went with them and will go home I guess. I am uneasy a bout them a fraid the roads is so rough that they will get stalled. Franklin is sick to night. I certainly do hope that he may soon get well.

9 oclock

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Sunday, July  7, 1918

Sunday, July 7, 1918

A good day. Ben helped Tom Edmons work on his car all the morning.

I went to George Blairs. They had a lot of company from Gretna.

Josie and Ben and the children went to Jim Powers. Mrs Carr come home with them home. Paul had a horse and buggy to day. He went to Riceville to preaching.

Prince got in the corn and eat a lot of it off. Chesley Edmons got him out of the corn.

10 clock

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Wednesday, July 10, 1918

Wednesday, July 10, 1918

A good day. Had a sprinkle of rain this evening.

Josie picked black berries this morning and made preserves this evening.

Johnson Reynolds had his wheat thrashed to day. Ben helped. They thrashed at Marvins this evening. I helped Carrie get supper. Mrs Carr was sick most of the day is better tonight.

10 oclock

I had a letter from Mary Brumfield.

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Sunday, July 14, 1918

Sunday, July 14, 1918

A good Day. Ben and Josie carried Mrs Carr home this evening. Lizzie staid all day with us. Lizzie and I went to see Carrie a while this evening. Kate and Irvin Harvey were there and Ren Worsham and family was there. Josie and Ben come home early. Earl Bennett and his mother just now started home.

11 oclock

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Tuesday, October 29, 1918

Tuesday, October 29, 1918

A cloudy day and a little rain here. Ben just got in from Altavista. Says that it rained hard there. He went for a load of lumber. The rest of us stripped tobacco all day. We finished a curing for Mr Owen and commenced one for Paul.

Heard today that Doris Brumfield broke her arm yesterday. I am so sorry for her and her mother. Would go to see her if it wont for there is so much sickness a bout.

Heard to day that Mr Charles Rorrer was buried to day. He was a soldier in the Civil War.

Carlton Trent carried the mail yesterday and to day.

8 30 oclock

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Sunday, November 24, 1918

Sunday, November 24, 1918

A good day very colde.

Ben and Josie went to Mr Jim Powers. Mrs Carr came with them home.

The children and I staid at home. No one came to see us. Franklin is hoarse to night but hope that he will soon be better of his colde.

Mr Owen come down to see a bout putting tobacco in the pit. They did not put any in.

9 oclock

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Tuesday, November 26, 1918

Tuesday, November 26, 1918

A good day.

Ben and Josie and Mrs Carr went to Chatham. I kept Franklin and got dinner.

Josie went up to Marvins and staid with Carries children while Marvin and Carrie went to Strait Stone and tonight Ben and Josie and Janie Gravley has gone to the school house at Strait Stone to a Community League meeting. Miss Angle passed here to day on her way to the Mountain School House.

9 : oclock

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Wednesday, November 27, 1918

Wednesday, November 27, 1918

A good day. Ben sawed some wood for Marvin. Broke his saw and could not finish.

Josie done a big washing. I got dinner. Mrs Carr heard to day that Max Carr is at Mr Powers to night and will leave tomorrow morning.

I went to Carries this evening. Janie Gravley is here tonight.

Heard that Effie Brumfield went from school sick today. Hope she may be well by tomorrow.

9 oclock

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Thursday, November 28, 1918

Thursday, November 28, 1918

A very rainy day. Miss Janie and the children went to school. Ben has bin complaining all day. He hitched the horses to the waggon and started to meet the children met them nearly at home.

Virginia Harvey come with Janie home.

Mrs Carr has bin sick all day. Josie got supper . She cooked a chicken and made cocoanut pies. They were fine. I have set by the fire more than common to day and have enjoyed it. I have had a very good fire tonight for which I am glad.

This is the night of Thanks Giving day.

8 oclock

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Friday, November 29, 1918

Friday, November 29, 1918

A good day. Ben and Owen worked on Owens house until twelve then Owen and Ben and Josie went to the school house. They had a play of some sort over there.

Mrs Carr and I staid here with Franklin. John is here tonight Ben went to meet him. He had to go as far as Jim Rolans. The[y] did not get home until after ten.

I heard today that Denia Blair is sick. I do hope that she will soon be well.

Janie Gravley has gone home to night. Mrs Gravley come for her.

11 30 oclock

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Saturday, November 30, 1918

Saturday, November 30, 1918

A good day. John Brumfield was here. Ben did not do much work. He moved the fence so the cows could go to the straw stacks.

Josie got dinner. She had baked chicken and beef steak. I think we all enjoyed the dinner. Mrs Carr has a bad colde.

This evening Ben carried John to Gretna. I went with them. Tenia met John at Gretna. He said that he would go back to Portsmouth tomorrow.

Willie Mayhew carried his family to Chatham to day on his truck. Gasoline gave out and he got some from Ben to get the truck home.

8: o clock

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Sunday, December  1, 1918

Sunday, December 1, 1918

A good day. Ben and Josie and Edna and Franklin went with Mrs Carr home. Fletcher Carr come to see his people to day.

Henry and I went to Marvins. Kate Harvey come there. We all eat dinner with Carrie. She had a nice dinner had cake and custard the first that I have seen this fall.

We are all reasonably well for which I want to feel thankful. There is so much sickness and sorrow in the country.

I never saw the like before and I am getting olde.

8 : oclock

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1919

Tuesday, January  7, 1919

Tuesday, January 7, 1919

A clear colde day

Ben worked on Owens house most of the day. Josie done a big washin. I staid with the children and got dinner this evening. Ben and Josie went to Jim Powers Rufus and Max Car is visiting their mother

Miss Snead left Lee Brumfields to day. Charley Hutcherson carried her to Gretna. That is what Lee tolde Josie over the phone

8 30 oclock

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Saturday, February  1, 1919

Saturday, February 1, 1919

A beautiful day.

Ben & Jim and Owen burned a plant bed & sowed it. Ben & Owen hauled some stalks and cut them for feed. Josie and I ironed and got dinner this evening. I went to Marvins a few minutes. Mr Mayhew is here tonight. They are playing cards.

Josie got a letter from her mother this evening telling her that her sister is not getting on well. I guess that she will go to see her soon.

I got a letter from Thelma Brumfield this evening. She seems to be getting on well.

9 oclock

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