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1918

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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Sunday, March 24, 1918

Sunday, March 24, 1918

A cloudy day and rain in the evening. Charles Brumfield was buried this evening.

He was buried in a quiet decent manner in my judge ment. Rev Padget talked some at the grave. There was a large crowd of kinds folks and friends present.

All went home this evening except Hugh Brumfield. He staid with Henry.

They could not go to sleep tonight for laughing and playing.

9 oclock

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Sunday, June 23, 1918

Sunday, June 23, 1918

A cool day for this time of the year. Ben and Josie and Paul Bennett went to Strait Stone to preaching.

Henry and I staid at home. Gladis and Hugh Brumfield come. Kate and Irvin Harvey come. They were here for dinner I was glad that Kate come. She had not bin here in a long time be fore.

I went to Willie Mayhews to an ice cream party. The cream was fine I did enjoy it so much. I come home on Mr Bob Starkeys car was glad of the ride. Heard that Nannie Reynolds has a girl born to day.

9 30 oclock

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Friday, November  8, 1918

Friday, November 8, 1918

A good day. Ben and Owen hauled a load of lumber from Davis's mill this morning and from Hubbards this evening.

Josie washed some this morning. I got dinner. This evening Grace and Hugh Brumfield and I went to White Falls fishing. Did not catch any thing. Grace carried me on the buggy. I did not get home until dark. I churned tonight. Josie washed dishes.

Ben caught a pig this morning and broke its leg. I hope it may get well.

8 oclock

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Sunday, November 10, 1918

Sunday, November 10, 1918

A good day. We all staid at home until twelve then Ben went to Willie Mayhews. Josie and I got dinner.

Josie straitened up in my room and swept the floor. Something that is not often done. I was glad that she did it.

Gladys and Hugh Brumfield Stewart and Delma Owen come to see the children here. I think they had a good time. Irvin Harvey come a few minutes. I did not get to speak to him.

Josie dressed a chicken to night. She thinks now that they will start to school in the morning.

Mr Layne come this morning to get his calf. He couldn't get it to follow him.

9 oclock

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Monday, December 30, 1918

Monday, December 30, 1918

A good day Ben & Owen hauled some stalks for the cows. Josie staid at home all day. I went with Marvin & Carie to Ren Worshams We had a very pleasant day Ethel had a good dinner and I certainly did enjoy it I am glad that Ren has a nice good house.

Ben & Josie has gone to Mr Mayhews to a party Virginia & Reubin Reynolds came by on their way to Mayhews. Hugh Brumfield is here to nigh it seems that they can't go to sleep.

I got a letter from Lottie Craddock I am always glad to hear from them

10 o'clock

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1919

Wednesday, April  9, 1919

Wednesday, April 9, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim & Owen worked on the branch to day.

Lovel Witcher come here to day.

I went to Mr. Owens this morning.

Effie Brumfield and Hugh and I went to White Falls. We had Lee Brumfields horse and buggy. I was glad to get to go.

Josie got dinner and went to Marvins. Josie went to Posie Reynols's for turnip greens this mornin. We enjoy them so much.

Posie & Nanie intends startin to see Julia Ferguson tomorow.

I got a letter from John to day.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, June  7, 1919

Saturday, June 7, 1919

A good day. The men folks finished replanting tobacco. Josie got dinner. She had fried chicken and peas and beets. This evening she scrubed the cook room floor.

Mr Jim Power & wife come up here after cherries.

I went fishing. Grace B carried me. We got a mighty nice string of fish.

Hugh Brumfield come a while this evening. Got as many cherries as he could eat.

Jim and Ben has gone to Strait Stone to night.

Ethel Worsham has a son born this morning that is the 19th grand childe.

Kates cow has a calf. Came last night. I was so glad to see Kate this morning.

10 oclock

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Friday, June 20, 1919

Friday, June 20, 1919

A good day and very warm. Jim plowed all day laying by corn. Oscar and Henry Brumfield finished thining corn this morning. Oscar plowed this evening. Henry & Hugh played all the evening. Henry went with Hugh home this evening.

Ben went to the meeting of the school board at Green field this morning.

Edna and I went to White Falls. Ben carried us and come and brought us home.

Josie got dinner. She cooked cabbage and potatoes and baked apples.

10 oclock

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Friday, July  4, 1919

Friday, July 4, 1919

A good day. The men folks all plowed. Josie got dinner. She cooked snaps and cymblins and potatoes and beets and baked apples. This evening I went with Gladdis and Hugh and Aubry Brumfield fishing. We caught a lot of little fish.

I come by Blairs. The men folks was stackin hay & oats. Several of the people a round went to Gretna & Altavista and some to South Boston.

Jim planted some corn & beans this evening.

10 30 O clock

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Monday, September  8, 1919

Monday, September 8, 1919

A good day. Ben went to meet Jim at Gretna this evening. All the children went with him.

To night Clifton and Jane and Bruce & Molie Reynols was here to supper. I was glad to have them. Jack Harvey commenced to paint the house top. Quit and went to Mr Moses. He had Bens horse and buggy.

Josie got dinner. She made a cake. I killed two chickens for supper. I washed two pair of blankets this morning.

Heard to night that my brother went to Chatham Saturday and had some teeth taken out. I do hope he may get well a gain.

Heard tonight that Hughs Walker died this morning. I knew him when we were young.

11 oclock

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Monday, November 17, 1919

Monday, November 17, 1919

A good day. Jim & Ben killed a beef this morning and stripped tobacco this evening and to night.

Josie got dinner.

This evening I went to George Blairs. They were all busy. Nettie was fixin a box to take to the school house. Some of them were strippin tobacco. Mollie Reynolds come while I was gone. I was so sorry that I was not at home.

Hugh Brumfield & Rees Smith are here tonight. They are all playing Carom [?]

I carried my pen & ink to the dineing room this morning and was two lazy to go after them to night.

9:15 oclock

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Monday, December 29, 1919

Monday, December 29, 1919

A cloudy morning & a little snow. Clear this evening.

Thelma & Mary and I went to Mag Brumfields and spent the day. Ben carried us and come after us. Mag had as nice a dinner as I ever set down to. Rees & Paul Smith and Hugh Brumfield was there.

Josie staid at home with the children. The baby is so cross that there is no doing anything with her. I am sorry for her & Josie two. Josie looks worn and tiered.

Charles Harvey was home today. Kate & Virginia Harvey come to Mags a few minutes this evening.

Tonight Ben & Thelma & Mary has gone to Graves Moses. They are haveing a party there tonight.

8 oclock

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1921

Saturday March 19, 1921

Saturday March 19, 1921

A good day. Cloudy but no rain. Jim and Ben cleaned up land and plowed most of the day. Mr Jim Emerson and Sarah Emerson come today. I was glad to see them. Denia Blair come this morning and brought a basket of apples. We were glad to get them.

Hugh Brumfield would of gone with me fishing if I could of went. I am glad that I staid at home. Carrie and the children come a little while late this evening. Henry brought me two boxes from Owens house this morning.

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Sunday March 27, 1921

Sunday March 27, 1921

A good day. Ben & family staid at home. Leslie Roark and Beaula & Elsie East & the children and Gladice & Hugh and Hildna all come a while this evening. We were all glad to see them. Emmet Brumfield come a while. Paul Smith went with him home. Ren Worsham carried a truck load to Gladice to day. I am so glad that he did it. Gave some of them pleasure I know.

Johnson Reynols come for me. Robert was driveing the car. I spent a pleasant day. Posie & family and Reubin was there.

Mollie had a nice dinner. I want to be thankful for all that is done for me.

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Saturday April 23, 1921

Saturday April 23, 1921

A good day except early morning. Oscar Brumfield brought his car here for Ben to help him work on it. They worked on it until twelve and after then Oscar carried Henry and Hugh and I to White Falls to fish. The river was very mudy. I caught 3 fish and Oscar caught five. Jim went home. Marvin carried him to Gretna. Henry went with Hugh home to spend the night. There was a sale at Mrs Creasys this evening. None of my folks went.

The bees swarmed. Ben and Josie hived them.

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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

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Saturday July 16, 1921

Saturday July 16, 1921

A good day. Ben & Josie worked on the cook room walls all the evening.

Josie and Fannie Power ironed all the morning. This evening Marvin let Reese take Henry & Hugh Brumfield and I to Cedar Forest. We fished. Did not catch anything much. We had some trouble when we got to Strait Stone. We found that we had left Hughs shoes so we went back and got them. I was glad to get them. Mr Charles Anderson helped Reese with the car. I did thank him so much. John B is here tonight. I am always glad for him to come. Fannie P and George Blair went to Gretna this evening to see a ball game. I have finished the quilt that I peiced for Alma Bennett.

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Monday July 18, 1921

Monday July 18, 1921

A good day. Ben & Henry and Franklin went with Marvin to Chatham. They staid all day. Jim come with them home. Josie staid at home & done the work. Charley Harvey spent the evening with Fannie Power at Aunt Josies. He carried her to church to night. I got the breakfast and milked the cows then went fishing. Reese Smith carried me. Hugh Brumfield went two. We did not catch any thing but I will go a gain the first time I can get to go.

Heard tonight that Capt Tate is very sick.

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Saturday September  3, 1921

Saturday September 3, 1921

A hot dry day. Ben fired on his tobacco all day. Jim and Henry suckered tobacco until dinner.

Josie staid at the barn while Ben carried Jim to Gretna. Ben brought Elsie East & Effie Brumfield home from Gretna. Oscar Brumfield carried his mother and Hugh and Aubra Brumfield and Ralph East to White Falls. We caught several fish. Jim Thomson was there with his car. He brought us part the way home and I was glad that he did.

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday September 18, 1921

Sunday September 18, 1921

A good day. Earl Bennett staid here all night last night. Ben & family went to Rob Hubbards. Mrs Car went with them.

I staid at home most of the day. Went to Marvins this evening. They had company. Lee & Grace and Mr John Smith & Gallie Burger was there. Reese went to Gretna to meet Jim. All of the children and Hugh Brumfield went. Mr Hargrave was buried today.

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday September 25, 1921

Sunday September 25, 1921

A good day. Had a sprinkle of rain this morning. John has bin here all day. Will stay tonight. Hugh Brumfield and Henry went to the mountain this morning to hunt grapes. Did not find many.

Josie and I got dinner. We eat late and did not get any supper.

I went to Marvins this evening. Some one gave his dog a dose this morning and she died. Ben & Marvin thought a heap of her. I would like to know who did it but never will I dont expect.

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Thursday December 29, 1921

Thursday December 29, 1921

A clear colde day. We all staid at home today. Lee & Hugh Brumfield eat dinner with us. Ben & Lee hunted rabbits. They killed several. Josie ironed some tonight. I am disapointed. I was in hopes to get to see Carrie this Xmas but now I dont expect I will. It has got so colde. Hugh Brumfield is spending the night with Henry. I have bin reading to night. nearly eleven oclock

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Friday December 30, 1921

Friday December 30, 1921

A colde clear day. We had company all day and until bed time. Henry Brumfield & Irvin Harvey, Floyed Reynols, Aubra Brumfield, Hugh Brumfield & his mother & Bulah & Else was here at dinner and Mollie & Rubin & Robbert Floid & Chritenia Reynols was here tonight. I was glad to have them all to see us.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday December 31, 1921

Saturday December 31, 1921

Some clouds and a colde south wind. Ben & family exct Henry and I went to Marvins. We met Carrie & the children comeing here. They went home and we all had dinner with them. John Brumfield come to Marvins a while. He had bin to dinner. Carrie & all of the children come home with us. I am glad to have them. Marvin staid at home to take care of things. Henry went home with Hugh last evening to spend the evening and night. He is at home to night. I am anxious for Jim to come back as he intends to. I am glad that we are all well and all of my folks are reasonably well as for as I know except Lonnie Bennett

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1920

Sunday, March  7, 1920

Sunday, March 7, 1920

A cloudy and snowed untwelve. Colde and clear to night. Lee Brumfield & Hugh come eat dinner with us. Henry & Hugh went out. The dogs caught a possome. Hugh started home with it. Josie done the work a gain today. I set by the fire. Do hope I may be able to work soon.

8 oclock

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Sunday, March 21, 1920

Sunday, March 21, 1920

A bright cool day. We all staid at home until after twelve. Ben & Josie & the children went to Lee Brumfields. I went to Marvins. George Blair and Denia was there. Marvin & Aubra Brumfield & Hugh and Fred Hutcherson & Reese Smith all went on the mountains. Josie has sick head ache tonight. Franklin is in my bed and I am going to let him stay there.

7:30 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Sunday, April 25, 1920

Sunday, April 25, 1920

A good day. Cloudy tonight. All of us stayed at home all day except Ben. He carried Mr Feris and an other man over to [?]. Hugh & Aubra Brumfield come and staid with Henry today. Marvin and family was here this evening. Kate & Charley Harvey was here a little while this evening. Josie and [I] got dinner. We cooked the last sweet potatoes that we had.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Sunday, August  8, 1920

Sunday, August 8, 1920

A good day. Jim staid at the barn most of the day. Ben went to George Blairs and helped Earl Bennett work on his car. John Emerson and Sarah and four of their children come here today. I was glad to see them. Hugh Brumfield come to see Henry today. Josie & the children and I went to Marvins late this evening. The children tried them selves. 8:30 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday, September 17, 1920

Friday, September 17, 1920

A good day. Ben fired tobacco. Jim went to Chatham. Marvin carried him a part of the way. Josie ironed some and got dinner. I picked some peas and killed a chcken and churned. This evening Hugh Brumfield and Henry Brumfield and I went to White Falls fishing. We did not catch many fish. Kate Harvey come while I was gone.

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