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1918

Monday, January 14, 1918

Monday, January 14, 1918

A cloudy morning and little snow. Ben went to Renan. Come home by dinner. Worked some this evening. Tonight he went to John Hutchersons.

Josie got dinner and sewed some on her quilt. I made a pair of little pants then went to Marvins. Worked the button holes up there. Mr Hutcherson was there. He said that his folks was hauling guano.

I talked with Molly Reynolds this morning. She tolde me that Mr George Reynolds was dead. Died last night.

9 45 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, June  7, 1918

Friday, June 7, 1918

A good day.

Ben and Paul worked tobacco all day. I washed a little this morning. Josie churned and got dinner. Baked a cake. This evening she washed the dining room floor.

George Worsham come here this evening assessing property. I planted sunflower seed this evening.

Tonight Ben has gone to Marvins to try and mend the freezer. Hope he can get it mended.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, August  3, 1918

Saturday, August 3, 1918

A good day. The men folks filled a house with primings. Josie handed leaves nearly all day. I went this evening. Fanny helped this evening. Fanny went to Mr George Emersons this evening. Paul carried her on the buggy. Jim and Nellie and Evelyn come today. I am glad that they come.

I had a letter from Thelma to day saying that she will come to see us soon.

11 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, September  8, 1918

Sunday, September 8, 1918

A cloudy day and some rain. Ben and Paul made fires under the tobacco this morning. Josie and [I] got dinner.

Josie went to Mr Powers this evening. Henry Blair brought Mary and Bill from Long Island to Mrs Hendricks and Josie brought them here. Miss Alice Wooding and Mrs Winston come this evening. Carrie and the children come a few minutes.

Dews and Mayhew and George Hutcherson come and played croquet.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, November 13, 1918

Wednesday, November 13, 1918

A good day. Ben helped to dig Chesley Edmons grave to day. Josie has bin sick most of the day. She has the head ache to night very bad. Ben and Jim Emerson come here for dinner. I had not fixed any thought Ben would be at Mr Edmons for dinner. We soon got them a snack. Am all ways glad to see Mr Jim. Mrs Jessie and Mrs George Hutcherson stoped in here a while this evening. Murptist Harvey commenced on Marvins frame for his pit to day. Hope he will soon finish it. Ben has gone to Strait Stone to night. 8 oclock Little Edna Jenings was buried to day.

Last edit over 11 years ago by Data Cleanup Script
Thursday, December  5, 1918

Thursday, December 5, 1918

A good day. Ben and Owen got up corn until twelve then Ben helped rais a house for George Hutcherson. I went to Marvins. Kate Harvey was there. Carrie gave me some meat. Jim Power and Fletcher Carr is here to night also Charley Hutcherson.

Josie sewed. She made Ben a shirt.

Lucius Gravley come home from camp to stay we hope.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, December  8, 1918

Sunday, December 8, 1918

A good day. Ben went to John Hutchersons with George Hutcherson to work on his auto. Ben come home to dinner. Josie staid at home all day. Henry and Edna and I went to Marvins. Kate and Irvin was there.

Marvin was not well to day. Hope that he may soon be well a gain.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Friday, April 18, 1919

Friday, April 18, 1919

A cool day. Ben sawed wood for Marvin this morning and shucked corn this evening. Marvin & William helped them. They finished getting up the corn & hauled the stalks and cut them up then cut down the cickamore tree. Jim bought some meal from John Hutcherson and a peice of meat from George Hutcherson.

Josie got dinner & starched the clothes.

This evening Cordie and Nettie Blair and Ada Hutcherson come and Beatriss Owen and several children. Three of Willie Mayhews & Gladis Owen. I went to Marvins a little while this evening. Carrie was makeing Eva a dress. Marvin went to Renan this evening.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, December 26, 1919

Friday, December 26, 1919

A good day. Ben hunted some this morning. Kate Harvey come a while today.

I went to Marvins and eat dinner. Mr Padget & Dr Smith and Mrs Smith was there. Carrie had a nice dinner. Had a turkey and ham & cakes of different sorts cranberrie sauce and custard.

Thelma & Mary Brumfield and Jack Harvey come from Richmond to day.

Ben went to Long Island for them. Mr Owen had a dance tonight. Had one at George Hutchersons tonight.

Ben & Jack and Josie and Thelma & Mary and Henry went up there and staid a while. Thelm & Mary brought me a book for 1920. Also a founing pen & some candy. I am glad of them.

11 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Monday February 14, 1921

Monday February 14, 1921

A good day. Jim & Ben and Marvin killed a hog for Ben. Mr Sam Owen moved from here today. I felt sad to see them go but I hope he has bettered him self. He moved to Mr George Allens.

Henry and Edna went to school.

Josie got dinner and supper. I fixed up after hog killing.

Josie went to Marvins this evening. She carrie[d] Franklin and Mabel. Mollie Reynols was there a while. I would of like to see them all. I would be glad to see all of the children. I may never see them all any more.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday July  3, 1921

Sunday July 3, 1921

A good day. I am at Faber Jeffersons to night. Ben brought me to the road where I met Tim and Lizzie, Lonny, Alma. We come to Faber Jeffersons. Fond them all well. Have seen Mr & Mrs Oaks. I was glad to see them. I saw Mr George & Will Oaks at Gladys. Mr Bennett & Faber & Mr Oaks has gone to Jim Reynols tonight.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday November 15, 1921

Tuesday November 15, 1921

A Beautiful day. We got up at three oclock and got breakfast for Ben. He started for Gretna Marvin went two. They got there OK but the tobacco solde for so near nothing they loaded it on and brought it home.

Jim stripped on his all day. Josie got dinner. I sewed on my quilt in the morning in the evening I went to George Bliars. They were stripping tobacco at Blairs. Ren & Ethel Worsham and Cordie Blair was gone to LynchBurg. Josie and the little children went to see Carrie a while.

Ben never got home until after nine oclock tonight.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Neil Brumfield
Thursday December  1, 1921

Thursday December 1, 1921

A beautiful day. Ben hauled some lightwood this morning. This evening he went to Strait Stone and brought Mr George Worsham up to the school house and carried him back. They got the pump to work so they can get water at the school house. The picture agent come this evening and brought Josies pictures. Carrie Smith had a lot of company this evening. Kate Harvey & Mag Brumfield, Mollie Reynolds and Josie and Mabel. Otho Blair and Sallie and I went fishing. Did not catch many fish but had a pleasant evening. I was so glad that they carried me. Marvin has his waggon loaded to got to Gretna. I fear it will rain by morning. Jim has not come home yet.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Monday December 12, 1921

Monday December 12, 1921

A good day. Jim & Ben shucked a shock of corn and gave the stalk to the cows. Then they loaded up the car with Jims scrap meat and sausage, a few chickens and went to Chatham. I think they did fine. They attended to several things and got home before dark. I am very glad that they went. The roads are very good now. Josie scrubed some floors and got dinner. I went to George Blairs. Denia was not at home. She had gone to Altavista with Otho and Sallie. I would of bin glad to see her but I dont blame her. If it was me I think [?] go evry chance I could get. I spent a pleasant evening with the girls. The children went to school today.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Tuesday December 27, 1921

Tuesday December 27, 1921

A good day. Ben & family staid at home the most of the day. Miss Willie Wooding & Virginia Wooding come a while this morning. I did not see them. I would of liked to of bin at home. I went to George Blairs this morning. Mr Norman Booker carried me a part of the way. Georges folks had company. Mr & Mrs Anderson was there. Ren Worsham & family, Ernest Craddock and family, Nettie Hendricks and baby, Otho & Sallie. They had very good dinner. Plenty of everything that they needed. I think all enjoyed them selves. George Jr[?] brought me home. I was glad. I did so much want to see some of Marvins folks today. Ethel Worsham gave me a pair of gloves for a Xmas gift.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker

1920

Friday, January  9, 1920

Friday, January 9, 1920

A cloudy day no rain. To night the wind is blowin. The men cut wood in the woods. Josie got dinner this evening. Bob Starkey got his car stuck in the mud at the mail box. Mrs Starkey come in a few minutes.

I went to Carries a little while to night. Louise Hutcherson is here. They are playing cards. We heard today that Mr Allen is very bad off. To night Ben spoke in a way that hurt me. I give them nearly all of my time & strength and they don't respect me.

Last edit about 2 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, January 13, 1920

Tuesday, January 13, 1920

A good day. Jim & Ben cut wood. Josie got dinner to night. Ben & Josie & Mabel went to Ren Worsham's. I wish they were at home. The wind is blowin hard.

I went to Otho Blairs. Denia Blair & Kate Harvey was there. Sallie had a nice dinner. I think they are fixed up nicely. Denia and I come by Mr Allens. They are both feeble. She is in the bed and he can't get about hardly atal. George Blair Jr met us with the car & brough me home. I was glad but did not expect such good luck. 9 30 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Neil Brumfield
Monday, February  9, 1920

Monday, February 9, 1920

A good day. Ben & Jim raked in their new ground. Henry & Edna went to school. Josie got dinner. I washed some this morning. After dinner I churned then went to George Blairs. Found them well & busy. Josie got a package from Sears & Roebuk this evening.

9:30 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Tuesday, February 24, 1920

Tuesday, February 24, 1920

A rainy day. Ben & Owen went to George Blairs and got a load of hay. They got about wet unloading it. Jim cut until he got about wet. Henry went to school. We got no mail today. Evry one that would of carried was sick. Josie got dinner. I rinsed this evening. We both sewed on quilts. Tonight Ben & Henry went to Marvins and it is snowing. Most of us are nearly sick with coldes.

9 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday, February 28, 1920

Saturday, February 28, 1920

A good day. Ben went to George Blairs and worked on his engine some then went to Renan. Jim got in a lot of wood and went to Renan. Josie washed some this morning. Killed & dressed a hen this evening and baked some pies. I done very little as usual. I finished a quilt the last that I expect to make this spring or ever maybe. I hope that the children are better off and will stay so for a while any way.

10 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Wednesday, March 17, 1920

Wednesday, March 17, 1920

A good day. The men folks sawed wood for Owen & commenced for Marvin. Josie got dinner. I got breakfast & milked the cows and churned then went to George Blairs. I had a good day. Isla was not at home. I missed her. They were all busy. Mrs Hutcherson went to see Mrs Allen this evening. I got a letter from Effie Brumfield this evening.

8 oclock

Carrie come this evening.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
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
Tuesday, March 30, 1920

Tuesday, March 30, 1920

A good day. Ben helped rais a barn at George Blairs. Jim worked at home. Josie washed. She has had the tooth ache all day. I staid with the baby. This evening I went to Carries a little while. Tonight Janie Gravely & Hellen Brumfield and Franny Emerson are here to stay all night. Orval Gravely & Charley Harvey and Miss Smith & Miss Carter will stay until bed time. I will be glad when they brake up.

10 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Sunday, April  4, 1920

Sunday, April 4, 1920

A cloudy bad day. Some rain. Jim and Ben and Marvin rambled a round most of the day. A bout two oclock this morning George Blair called up Ben. Said Hezzie [?] Andersons horse had fell in the branch. Jim & Ben went to help him. The horse had got out. Was not hurt much. Johnson & Reubin Reynolds passed here with a calf that had come off down this way. Carrie & the children come a while. Ula and Harald Mayhew come & played with the children all the evening. Josie & I got dinner. We had a chicken for dinner.

8 30 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Sunday, April 11, 1920

Sunday, April 11, 1920

A beautiful day. There was a big frost this morning. Ben and family went to Jim Powers. I went to George Blairs. Ernest & Lottie was there. The girls went to Sunday School. Otho & was there. Denia had a nice dinner. Jim eat at Carries this evening. Mr John Smith & his wife Owen and wife & [?]was at Marvins. Kate Harvey and Johnson Reynolds was there two. I come by. Ben & Josie was at home when I got home. Josie got supper.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday, April 17, 1920

Saturday, April 17, 1920

A good day. Jim & Owen plowed. Ben went to see some men. This evening Ben went to Gretna. I went two. Nellie & Evylin come with us home. I am glad to see them. We saw Grace and Kate as we come home. Charley Harvey is here tonight. Ben has gone to the school house to night. Heard to day that Ren Worsham & George Blair Mr Hutcherson & Mr Anderson went to Chatham to day.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Wednesday, April 28, 1920

Wednesday, April 28, 1920

A bright cool day. Jim got up roots [?] in the new ground. Ben went to the island for guano late this evening. Ben & Owen plowed. Henry went to George Blairs for dahalia roots that Cordie gave me. Floid Reynolds come for milk. Josie got dinner. She put out some clothes that she washed Monday. I went to Marvins as usual. Come home and staid with the children while Josie went to the plant bed for salit. 9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday, May 21, 1920

Friday, May 21, 1920

A rainy morning. Did not rain long. The boys planted a little tobacco then fixed land to plant. Mr Owen went to George Blairs to buy corn. Did not get any. Josie ironed all the morning. I cooked some onions and made a bread pudding, fried ham, and made bread & coffee. Josie planted some beans this evening. I did not do any thing much. Edna and I planted 180 potato slips. My lady cow has bin sick all day.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Monday, May 24, 1920

Monday, May 24, 1920

Cloudy most of the day. Rain this evening. The men finished putting in guano to day. Josie staid at home all day. Carrie and Kate come a little while this evening. I went to George Blairs this evening. They had a quilt in. I quilted some. They were as nice to me as they could be. They sent me home. George Jr. brought me. I saw Mr Hutcherson. He was friendly as usual. I planted some sunflower seed to day. 9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday, July  9, 1920

Friday, July 9, 1920

A good day. Ben has bin with the machine all day. Jim plowed some. Mr Owen and Board Dews plowed in Owens tobacco. Josie ironed nearly all day. I got dinner. Carrie come a while this evening. I went to George Blairs. Found them all well. Rens little girls was there learning to crosha. I stoped at Hutchersons a few minutes.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
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