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1918

Friday, January 11, 1918

Friday, January 11, 1918

A bad day. It snowed the most of the day and to night it is raining. Ben helped Marvin strip tobacco this evening. I got dinner. Baked cracklin corn bread.

Josie pieced on her quilt. I finished two aprons that I had commenced. I wrote a letter to Ludy Pugh to night.

Henry has bin complaining all day. They are all a bed and sleep I guess.

8 oclock

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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 over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, March  4, 1918

Monday, March 4, 1918

A good day. Raining tonight.

Ben went and helped to cut Charles feed this evening. Owen plowed. I got out the beans that the Blair girls gathered last fall they are very nice.

Edna spent the evening at Aunt Carries. Henry went to school. Both the children have bad colds.

All gone to bed but me. I soon will be if nothing happens.

8 40 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.

9 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, April  9, 1918

Tuesday, April 9, 1918

A very bad day. Rained all day and still raining. We finished quilting Josies quilt. Josie got dinner.

Henry did not go to school. There was to be a moving picture show at the school house to night but it is so bad I guess there will not be any one to see it.

9 oclock

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, April 26, 1918

Friday, April 26, 1918

A cloudy morning and commenced raining a bout 9 in the morning. Ben and Owen had commenced to plow but had quit. Tom Edmons come at twelve for Ben to cut his hair the[n] he helped Ben chink the barn until they got done.

I got dinner.

Josie made Edna a dress then we both picked beans and finished them.

9 oclock

Last edit over 11 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 about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, August 28, 1918

Wednesday, August 28, 1918

A day that the men folks could work most of the time. They moved tobacco and scattered sticks ready for cutting. We all tied primings and finished. Josie got dinner.

I went to the tomato patch this evening. Could not get many tomatoes. Brought a water mellon home. We cut it. It was fine.

It is raining now hope it may stop soon. Ben went to Ren Worshams this evening and to Strait Stone this morning. Paul carried his mother to Lee Brumfields this morning. Guess she is at Kate Harveys to night.

9 30 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, September 20, 1918

Friday, September 20, 1918

A rainy day. Ben and Owen fired tobacco all day. Josie had a hurting in her back and was not able to work this morning. Was some better off this evening and made some sweetmeats and pickle.

I got dinner and then went to see Carrie a while.

I am so sorry for Ben tonight. It is raining so hard and he is at the barn.

8 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, October 30, 1918

Wednesday, October 30, 1918

A cloudy day and the wind is blowin to night.

Ben and Owen sawed logs to carry to the saw mill. The rest of us stripped tobacco all day. Josie got dinner. Mr Lowel Witcher come and eat dinner with us. Henry Blair come and looked at the tobacco.

Ben and Josie and Paul and Owen put tobacco in the pit tonight. Henry is complaining of a sore throat to night.

It is raining to night hope it will quit soon.

8 30 oclock

Ben put shoes on Mr Bailiss's horse to day.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Thursday, February 13, 1919

Thursday, February 13, 1919

A rainy day. Ben commenced to cut feed but it rained so that he had to quit.

Josie got dinner. I sewed some, finished two garments. Nearly all has colds. Edna has such a cough that I dont think she will sleep much to night. Jim & Ben and Josie are playing cards to night for pastime. It is raining hard now.

8 30 o clock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, March  8, 1919

Saturday, March 8, 1919

A cloudy day and raining to night. The men folks cut until twelve then Jim & Ben hauled some stalks and corn.

Josie & Ben and Franklin went to Jim Powers. Henry & I staid at home all the morning then Henry went to Marvins and I went to Owens.

To night Ben & Marvin has gone to the lodge at Strait Stone I know they will get wet. Josie says she has never seen the roads as bad as they were today. Reese Smith has bought him a bycicle.

Johnson Reynolds has gone to Norfork to see Julia Fergerson. I feel like I know how glad she will be to see him. I hope he will see John B.

10: oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, March 30, 1919

Sunday, March 30, 1919

A changeable day. Some times sunshine and then rain. It is raining now.

Jim and I staid at home all day. Ben & family went to Mr Powers. We had pies and sausage for dinner. I intended to go to Marvins but they were not at home this evening.

I turned up my clock tonight. I dont like that a bit but every one will have to do it.

9 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, June 25, 1919

Wednesday, June 25, 1919

A cloudy day and raining tonight. The men folks cant do any thing much.

Josie sowed some this morning. This evening she went to see Mrs. Edmons & Miss Alice Wooding. Did not see Miss Alice as they dont let any one go in to see her. I hope that they both may soon be better.

I got a letter from Julia Fergerson this evening. Was glad to hear from her. I wrote John Brumfield a letter today.

Paul Bennett is very much complaining to day. Jim Brumfield carried some rye to Charley Hutcherson for him to grind. Walked and carried it rather than hitch a horse to a buggy.

10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, July 19, 1919

Saturday, July 19, 1919

A rainy morning and it is raining to night. Did not rain all day but the most of it.

Jim carried Nellie to Gretna this morning.

Josie got dinner. To day she is complaining is hardly able to go.

The children and I went to Marvins. Alma Bennett was makeing Carrie a dress.

Josie got early supper. Jim did not get any dinner today.

9:30 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, July 28, 1919

Monday, July 28, 1919

Clear this morning. A thunder sower this evening. The men folks plowed some this morning.

Josie got dinner & churned this morning. This evening she kept Eva Carries baby and Paul and Roy was here two. Mary Brumfield was here all the evening.

I went with Effie Brumfield to White Falls. We had Lees hors & buggy. We caught several fish. We got as far on our way home as Kate Harvey. Effie brought me as far on my way home as the forks of the road at Johnsons barns.

The Preachers come home with Marvin Smith tonight.

10:30 oclock

Kate Harvey comed my hair this evening while it was raining.

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, November  1, 1919

Saturday, November 1, 1919

A clody day and it is raining tonight. Jim is in Chatham. Ben sowed some wheat and oats today. Mr. Owen stripped tobacco today.

Josie got dinner. We picked up the potatoes this morning and Ben hauled them home this evening.

Bessie Callens (col) washed some & ironed. Anna Callens come to see a bout Bess being here. She let her stay.

I had thought that I would start to Richmond in the morning but it is raining so that I doubt it now.

Ben & Henry & Lucious Gravely went hunting tonight. Guess they will get wet.

8 oclock

It is lightning & thundering.

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Thursday February 10, 1921

Thursday February 10, 1921

A very bad day. Rained about all day and raining now. Jim & Ben stripped tobacco. Marvin helped them. Josie got dinner and supper. I ironed some. Finished a quilt. Mended some.

Henry went to school.

One of the pigs got hurt some way this evening. I hope it will get well.

8 oclock

Ben milked this morning.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday April 18, 1921

Monday April 18, 1921

A bad day rained most of the evening and still raining. Jim went to Chatham Marvin carried him. Ben went for [Guave] carried a log to the mill. Henry went with him. John went to see Corrie a [] this morning John and henry went to Strail Stone this evening. They went horse back. We had fried chicken for dinner. The first that we had killed this spring. To night is a [??ny] bad time on little chickens hope it will quit raining soon.

Last edit over 7 years ago by leo.v.s
Wednesday May 11, 1921

Wednesday May 11, 1921

A cloudy day and some rain. Jim & Ben worked on their tobacco land.

Josie ironed some. We both got the dinner. I went to the plant bed and got salit for dinner.

Christenia Reynols & Doris Brumfield come a while this evening. I am afraid they got wet before they got home.

I wanted to go to Marvins but went to the kitchen and sowed some. It is raining hard now.

Nine oclock

Jack Harvey come a few minutes this morning.

Last edit about 2 years ago by Guest User
Saturday July  9, 1921

Saturday July 9, 1921

A good day. A little rain tonight. It is needed so bad. Jim & Ben & Henry worked on the tobacco most of the day. Ben went to the mill at Cedar Forest. The water was so low that they could no grind. Franklin and I went with him. I fished a fished caught two fish.

Josie ironed some. Julia got a dress by mail. I am glad that she got it.

No one from here did not go to the show to night. It is raining now.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by dy957
Saturday July 30, 1921

Saturday July 30, 1921

A good morning. Rain at Gretna but none here to do any good. Josie staid at home and washed and ironed and cooked for her self and the children. Ben & Jim and I went to the meeting of the farmers at the experiment station not far from Chatham. There was a big crowd and lots of something to eat and and speaking. If every one did not get enough to eat it was their no trying to get it.

Met several of my kindsfolks and friends that I once knew. We come to Gretna and staid a lone time. It rained hard. It is raining here now. I hope that it may rain enough to get the land wet.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday August 28, 1921

Sunday August 28, 1921

A cloudy day and raining tonight and we need it so bad. Jim & Ben has staid at the barns most of the day.

Nellie went to see Carrie a while this morning. Nellie and Evylin eat dinner and dressed[?] and started home. Marvin carried them to Gretna. Edna and I though that Ben was going to Gretna and that we would go with him. He did not go and we went to George Blairs. We stopped in at Mr Hutchersons a few minutes. Mr Edmons was there. Josie has put up the milk to night.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday September 21, 1921

Wednesday September 21, 1921

A good day. It is raining now. That is what we need.

Ben went to Mr Eanes's today to help cover a house. Jim shelled corn and got out wheat. Fixin to go to the mill in the morning.

The children went to school today. Josie starched her clothes and ironed some to day. I sewed on my quilt. I went to Marvins late this evening. Carrie was shelling butter beans. I shelled while I staid. Come home and fed the chickens and milked the cows. By the time a done that Josie had supper ready.

Ben & Jim went to Marvins to tie tobacco. I guess they will get wet comeing home.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday October 31, 1921

Monday October 31, 1921

A rainy day. The land is good and wet the first time in about five months. I hope it will quit raining for this time soon. Jim & Ben stripped tobacco all day. Marvin went to Gretna to meet some one. A Mr Shelton went with him. I know that they had a rough time.

I went to George Blairs. Lottie is there with her two little children & Net with one. They are good looking children.

Ben has gone to bed sick. I hope he may be well soon.

Josie made Edna a dress today.

Last edit about 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1920

Friday, January 16, 1920

Friday, January 16, 1920

A bad day. Hailed a little and snowed some. Tonight it is raining. Jim & Ben got up a plant bed. Ben & Josie went to Renan and bought several things. Josie got dinner. I went to Marvin's a few minutes this evening. Mrs Mayhew is very sick. She gave birth to twins this morning. They are dead. Henry & Edna went to school. Mr. Dick Wooding brought Edna home. 8 30 oclock I am not well tonight.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Neil Brumfield
Wednesday, May 19, 1920

Wednesday, May 19, 1920

A rainy morning. We were all so glad. Quit raining and they planted tobacco. Irvin Hardey helped them for plants. I got breakfast & milked and fed the chickens then churned and fixed up the butter. Josie & I got dinner. I cooked some onions. The first we have cooked this year. I drawed plants all the evening. 9 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday, July  3, 1920

Saturday, July 3, 1920

A good day. Fanny & Effie Power & Brumfield was here to day. Ben carried them to Lee Brumfields this evening. Ben finished cutting oats this morning. This evening he went to Cedar Forest. He carried Josie and all the children and I. I went with them to the creek. While they bathed I fished. Caught 7 fish. We got home on time to do our work. Carrie has bin sick to day. It is raining.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday, July 10, 1920

Saturday, July 10, 1920

A good morning. Ben & Jim helped thrash wheat at George Blairs today. Ben went for Mrs Car this evening. Josie has bin sick all day. Dr Owen was in to see her this evening. I do hope she may be well soon. I scrubed the things in the cook room this morning. Jim went to Marvins this evening. Was there when it commenced raining. We have had a good rain and it is raining now.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Sunday, July 18, 1920

Sunday, July 18, 1920

Rain this morning at two oclock and it is raining a gain to night. Good all day. John & Tenie and Chris tenia was here. Ben carried them home. Evylin went with them. They got back here at dark. Jim Thomson & family come to see us this evening. Marvin and family was here this evening. Josie and I got dinner. Johnson & Mollie come this morning. Mollie eat dinner with us. We had two water mellons this morning. Ben bought them. 9:15 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
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