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1918

Wednesday, January  2, 1918

Wednesday, January 2, 1918

A colde snowy day. Has snowed nearly all day. We all set around the fire most of the day. I milked and churned and fed the chickens. Josie got dinner. She cooked some beans. The Edmons tried to have a dance to night. It is so bad I dont expect that they could get a crowd. Ben & Josie has gone down there. They walked. I feel uneasy about them and will until they come back.

Franklin has waked up and I will be glad when they get back.

10 30 oclock

Last edit almost 3 years ago by Sara Brumfield
Thursday, January  3, 1918

Thursday, January 3, 1918

A clear colde day. Ben and Josie come home a while after 1 oclock this morning. They said that they had a fine time at Mr Edmons. Ben went to Renan and to see Charles this morning. Charles is feeling some better now. Hellen & Brumfield & Virginia Harvey come today. They are here now. I got breakfast and milked the cows. Josie got dinner. I sewed some made me three boddices. I have finished 8 little waists for Carries children. I worked the button holes and sewed on the buttons tonight.

9 30 oclock

Last edit about 6 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, January 31, 1918

Thursday, January 31, 1918

A cloudy day the ground is covered with ice. Ben went to Renan this evening he walked. Tom Edmons come up here to day for Ben to cut his hair.

Marvin went to see Charles to day. I wish I could go.

Johnson Reynolds come to Marvins to change his phone.

Josie got dinner. I washed dishes after dinner. I sewed some on an olde quilt milked and then set by the fire most of the time.

Mollie sent this evening and got the knitting that I did for her. We hope that Henry is some better.

8 25 oclock

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, February 22, 1918

Friday, February 22, 1918

A clear colde day. It snowed a little this morning. Ben and Owen cut wood in the woods to day. Josie ironed some this morning. Josie got dinner. I ironed for while. She got it and after dinner I finished ironing.

Josie and Edna went up to Mr Owens this evenin then Josie went to Marvins a while and to night Ben and Josie went to Mr Edmons and have not come home yet.

Franklin staid a wake until half after ten. It is now eleven.

11 oclock

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, March 27, 1918

Wednesday, March 27, 1918

A cloudy day and some rain. Ben went to Davis s saw mill this morning for lumber. Plowed some this evening for a potatoe patch.

Josie finished quilting her quilt this morning and got dinner.

I went to see Mrs Edmons this evening and come by Mrs Owens and stoped a while. Heard to day that Miss Alice Wooding has pneumony. Hope she may soon get well.

9 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, March 29, 1918

Friday, March 29, 1918

A clear cool day.

A mink killed a hen here this morning. Ben called the Edmons boys and they killed the mink. I have had four hens killed lately and lost two settins of eggs.

Josie fixed up her furniture today. I worked a little in the garden this evening and went to Carries a while. Ben built a shelter for the hogs to day.

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
Wednesday, May  1, 1918

Wednesday, May 1, 1918

A cool windy day.

Josie washed some this morning and scrubbed the kitchen floor this evening.

Ben and Owen and Marvin and William built fire boxes in the barn to day.

Tonight a dog passed and in a few minutes Tom Edmons and several other men come and said that the dog was mad.

Some one killed him over near Renan.

8 oclock

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, May  3, 1918

Friday, May 3, 1918

A good day. Ben and Owen plowed some.

Josie ironed.

I got dinner. Had turnip salet for dinner the last that we will get this spring I expect.

We heard that the Edmons boys killed their dogs this morning.

I know they was sorry to have it to do.

I wrote to John Brumfield to day.

9 oclock

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, May 22, 1918

Wednesday, May 22, 1918

A good day. Ben finished his tobacco land to day now he is ready for rain.

Mrs Edmons come this morning and staid a few hours.

Alma Bennett come here last night. She made Paul two shirts to day. Josie and I both had a hand in the dinner.

We planted two rows of tomatoes this evening.

I got one doz aster plants today. Effie Brumfield sent them from Richmond.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, June 12, 1918

Wednesday, June 12, 1918

Clear most of the day a sprinkle of rain this evening. The men finished workin over their tobacco to day and cut some wheat.

Josie and [I] washed to day and then got dinner.

Josie and I and the children went to Marvins this evening. Ben and Josie and Paul Bennett went to Mount Airy to night to an ice cream supper.

Nat Woodings car broke down to day he was at Mr Edmons. Ben let him have his to make his round on. He brought it back be fore night.

10 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, July  6, 1918

Saturday, July 6, 1918

A good day. Ben worked on Tom Edmons's car most all day. Paul carried Denia Blair and I to Worshams pond. We come home for dinner. To night we went to the school house to see a play. Henry has bin sick all day.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, July 12, 1918

Friday, July 12, 1918

A good morning. Rain this evening. Ben helped thrash wheat until twelve oclock then went with Tom Edmons to Chatham.

Reese and Henry and I went to White Falls. When the cloud came up we stopped at Jim Thompsons found them all well. Jim gave me ice to make cream.

Well I am a sleep.

10 30 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, July 13, 1918

Saturday, July 13, 1918

Had a shower to day. Need rain yet. Ben and Paul and Owen plowed tobacco this morning. This evening Ben helped Marvin fix in his pump. To night Ben has gone to Strait Stone to the lodge.

Tom Edmons came this evening to tell us good by.

He has got to go to camp Tuesday. I feel so sorry for him. Lizzie and Earl Bennett come to see us. Tonight Paul and Earl has gone to see some of the young folks.

Mr Mayhew gave an ice cream supper. We were invited did not go.

11 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, July 16, 1918

Tuesday, July 16, 1918

A good morning rain this evening. Ben helped thrash wheat at George Blairs was there all day. Owen and Paul worked on the barns.

Josie washed this morning and was sick all evening.

Henry and Edna went to George Blairs this evening.

Marvins cow is sick tonight. Marvin went to preaching at Piney Grove this evening. Helped Mr Edmons home with his new car.

10 30 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, July 21, 1918

Sunday, July 21, 1918

A good day. Ben went to Mr Edmons this morning. He went with Marvin Smith all of the rest staid at home. Reese and Paul come and played with the children. Marvin and Carrie and the little children come a few minutes on the car and carried the boys home.

We had butter beans for dinner. Mrs Owen gave them to us. Josie got dinner. I got breakfast and milked and churned. I have not bin well today. Hope I may feel better by morning.

Josie is playing the piano and Ben the violin.

9 30 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, August 25, 1918

Sunday, August 25, 1918

A good day. Ben carried Jim to Gretna this morning. Earl and Paul Bennett went some where from here this morning. Josie and I got dinner. Kate and Irvin Harvey come today.

Mr Mayhew and Mr Dews and Owen and Charley Hutcherson and two children was here this evening.

Ben is at the barn to night. We heard that Jo Edmons broke his arm this evening. I am very sorry for him also his folks.

9:30 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, August 30, 1918

Friday, August 30, 1918

A good day. The men folks finished cutting a house of tobacco. Board? and Tennie? Dews helped them.

Josie got dinner. Lizzie Bennett come home this morning. Denia come this evening. Mrs Edmons gave us some peaches today. We pealed and made pickle and canned them. There was enough to do a lot of good.

10 30 oclock

Last edit almost 3 years ago by Trisha
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.

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Sunday, November 17, 1918

Sunday, November 17, 1918

A rainy day. We all staid at home. Mr Dews and Owen and children all come up here and played croquet. I went to Marvins a little while. Marvin went to see the Edmons this evening.

Tom Edmons went back to camp to day.

We had beef steak for breakfast and dinner. Denia sent the beef to Carrie and she sent us part of it. We certainly did enjoy it.

7 : O clock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Wednesday, January 15, 1919

Wednesday, January 15, 1919

A good day. Ben went to the [morning?] school house this morning. Jim worked on Owens house. Mr. Owen hauled some wood tonight. Jim and Ben went to Strait Stone.

Jose & I ironed some this evening. Kate and Virginia Harvey went to Mr. Edmons and spent the day. Come back by here - I walked with them as far as Marvins. They say that some one stolde some of Tom Edmonds tobacco last night. I wish he could find out the one that did it.

9 o'clock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, February 16, 1919

Sunday, February 16, 1919

A clear day and the wind did blow. Most every one is feeling bad. Jim & Ben staid at home all day and rambled a round the fields. I got the dinner except making the bread. We had chicken and cream pie.

I went to Marvins a while this evening. They have nearly all got bad colds.

There was a crowd of boys here this evening, the Owens & Dews Mayhew & Edmons

8 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, February 28, 1919

Friday, February 28, 1919

Rain to day. Jim & Owen cut some. The fox hunters caught a fox this evening near Mr. Edmons's. They run it all day.

There is a party at the school house selling boxes. Henry went with Mr Mayhew & Owen.

Ben got home from Richmond to night. Marvin met him at Mr. Bailiss.

Josie is feeling some better to day.

Nellie has bin sick to day.

Henry has not come home yet to night.

9 oclock

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, March  4, 1919

Tuesday, March 4, 1919

A good day. Ben and Owen cut wood this morning & shucked some corn this evening.

Jim worked on the orchard all day.

Josie got dinner and went to Carries this evening. Henry went to school, got knocked in a mud hole, and had to come home to change his clothes.

Tonight Tom & Claud Edmons come up here a few minutes to see Jim and talk a bout West Virginia.

Jim & Ben has gone to Renan.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, April  3, 1919

Thursday, April 3, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim cleaned up on the spring branch. Josie ironed some then got dinner. I ironed while she got the dinner.

Henry & Edna went to school. I went to Mr Owens and bathed the baby.

This evening I went to Marvins and cut some salit. We looked for Mrs Edmons. She did not come.

Josie went to see Mrs Owens baby this evening.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, June 24, 1919

Tuesday, June 24, 1919

A very rainy day. Ben & Jim got out a few peas this morning.

Josie sewed. Made Franklin some under waist and drawers and Edna a pair of drawers. I phoned to night to hear from Mrs. Edmons & Miss Alice Wooding. They are very sick yet. I want to go to see them soon.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 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 about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, July  1, 1919

Tuesday, July 1, 1919

A good day. Ben Jim & Owen plowed in their tobacco.

Josie washed a big washin of clothes. I got dinner. Was late a bout it.

Denia Blair come and eat dinner with us. I was glad that she come. Denia and I walked to Mr. Edmons to see Mrs. Edmons. Mrs. Dews and Mrs. Owen was there.

Board Dews come for his mother and Aunt Minnie in the car. He brought Denia and I as far as Mr Owens. Mrs. Coats died today. She was Josies aunt.

Miss Evylin Edmons made lemmon aid as good as I ever drank.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, July 18, 1919

Friday, July 18, 1919

A rainy day. It has rained some for five days. Every thing is nearly drowned. The men folks has not done anything much to day.

Josie got dinner. Nellie washed and dried and ironed some of her clothes this evening.

I milk and churn.

Josie sewed some this evening.

Tom Edmons has cured a house of primings, the first that has bin cured a bout here.

9:30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, July 25, 1919

Friday, July 25, 1919

A good day. Ben helped the Edmons build a barn. Jim and Marvin come from Chatham to day. They had bin on a jurie.

Josie cooked a big pot of snaps. She ironed most of the day and is sick to night.

Ben carried Henry & I to White Falls. I caught several small fish. Jack Harvey come & got the team & waggon and went to the mill for his mother and hauled some wood. Alma is at Marvins to night.

10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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