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1918

Wednesday, January 16, 1918

Wednesday, January 16, 1918

Warmer and cloudy.

Ben cut tier poles for a barn this morning. This evening he went to Renan.

Josie got dinner. Josie and Edna went to Marvins this evening. I staid with the baby and Henry. I finished making me a dress the first one that I have made in several years. Heard this evening that Ernest and Lottie Craddock was at George Blairs last night. Franklin is bad off with cold yet. Hope he will soon be well a gain.

9 40 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, January 17, 1918

Thursday, January 17, 1918

A clear day and warmer. Ben went to a sale at Walter Murphy_s on George Blairs land. Marvin Smith went to the mill at White Falls.

I got dinner to day killed a chicken.

Josie sewed on her quilt. Finished one ready to quilt. I made an apron this evenin. Ben Franklin is feelin some better to night.

Edna is complaining to night. Hope she will soon be well a gain.

9 45 oclock

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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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1919

Friday, February  7, 1919

Friday, February 7, 1919

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A good day. Ben & Jim and Owen hauled some feed for the cows then stripped tobacco until twelve after dinner. They tramped a plant bed. Ben mended his fire place then we all stripped tobacco. Josie got dinner and ironed. The children Henry and Edna went to school. Franklin come to the barn to tell us dinner was ready. Reese come this morning & brought me some little aprons to work the button holes in. Mr Mayhew come at twelve to get Ben to phone for the doctor for Mrs Mayhew. Tonight Ben and Josie has gone to a dance at Mrs Gravelys. To night a pedlar come and wanted to stay all night. Ben would not let him. I was sorry for him.

9: o'clock

Last edit over 7 years ago by Andrea

1921

Thursday November 10, 1921

Thursday November 10, 1921

A good day. Jim & Ben stripped tobacco. Josie helped to tye this evening. I stayed at the house and mended some overalls. Franklin & Mabel went to the barn but did not stay long. Josie got dinner. I ironed some this morning. Ben got the light engine to start at twelve oclock. We was all glad that it started with out a trip to Gretna. Henry & Edna went to school. I have not seen any of Marvins folks today. Oh how I am going to miss them when they are gone if I live to see that time. Jim & Ben have not come from the barn yet. 10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Monday November 14, 1921

Monday November 14, 1921

A rainy morning. Henry went to school. Edna staid at home. Jim & Ben helped Marvin load on his tobacco & he helped Ben load his. They intend going to Gretna in the morning. Josie made Edna some pettie coats & the baby some gowns. I got up at five this morning and got breakfast. Had beef steak. I milked the cow & fed all of the cows. Fed the chickens. Put on to boil some beef and potatoes and peas. Toasted some coffee and churned. Made bread and coffee and finished dinner. This evening I went to Marvins. Kate Harvey come to Marvins and come here a few minutes. Reese was to take her home but he was so late getting home I guess she was gone.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Sunday November 20, 1921

Sunday November 20, 1921

A cloudy day & some rain. We all was at home until after dinner. Josie and I got dinner. I killed and dressed two chickens and fried them. Josie baked some pies. I churned this evening. Jim went to see John Hutchersons hogs. Met up with Mr Jess[?] & Willie Hutcherson and Will Alen and spent the evening walking and talking. Henry B went to Dr Owens. He rode Jake, Bens horse. The [?] broke and Henry fell off. It did not hurt him. Ben & Josie, Edna & Franklin and Mabel and I went to Marvins. They were all well. One of the turkeys is sick and I expect it will die.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Monday November 28, 1921

Monday November 28, 1921

Cloudy most of the day. Jim dodged a bout all morning. In the evening Ben & Josie went to Gretna. Jim worked on the cow stalls. Henry & Edna went to school. I worked on my quilt about all day. Josie got dinner. The wind is blowing now. I think it is getting colde. I have read un til a late hour tonight.

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

Saturday December 10, 1921

A clear colde day. Ben & Jim helped Marvins boys load on some things this morning then moved a cureing of tobacco. Then they sawed some wood. Finished what they had at the wood pile and moved the engine to night. Ben & Jim and Norman Booker went to Strait Stone. Jim come home about nine oclock. Ben and Norman has come in at eleven oclock. Josie caned some meat this evening. I think we brok about five cans. Mrs Booker staid with us tonight while the men was gone. I think I will like her fine but no one can fill Carries place. I can hardly stay at home I mis Marvins folks so much. Franklin and Edna is going to bed. 11 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Monday December 19, 1921

Monday December 19, 1921

A good day. Jim and Ben shucked some corn and hauled stalks and put in the stable. Josie washed dishes and milked the cows. I went to Chatham with Johson & Mollie Reynols. Clack Hubbard and Christenia Reynols went with them also. I dont think any body bought much. They ask such prices for what they had to sell. Henry & Edna went to school. Franklin is not well. Virginia Harvey come here and Josie and Virginia made candy for to treat the school children on Wednesday. I had a good day. I met with several of my kind folks and acquaintances. I was so glad to go and every thing [?] of good. Alice Thomson was at Chatham.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Tuesday December 20, 1921

Tuesday December 20, 1921

A good day. Ben sawed wood at Reynols. Jim hauled chaff and put it on the land. Norman Booker had the horse Jake a while this morning. Henry & Edna went to school. Josie has bin cleaning up the house and yard all day. I got dinner and washed the dishes while Josie cracked and picked walnuts for a cake. I got a letter from Effie Brumfield. Also a year book from the family, a nice one. I am glad of it. Hope I may live to write it out. I feel that I am in the way now. I am olde fashioned and slow to get about. All of the young ones that live to be olde will know how I feel.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker

1920

Monday, January 12, 1920

Monday, January 12, 1920

A nice day. The menfolks worked on plant beds. Josie done a big washing. I staid with Franklin and the baby and got a little dinner. This evening Cordie & Nettie Blair come. I was glad to see them.

Henry and Edna went to school. We heard to night that Tom Peak got his hand cut off this morning. I am so sorry for him & his family. The Owen baby is some better to night. Today is Henry Brumfield's birth day. He was born in the date 1833. 8 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Neil Brumfield
Thursday, January 15, 1920

Thursday, January 15, 1920

A cloudy day. Jim & Ben worked on a plant bed. Jim mended Kate Harvey's shoes to night. Henry went to Charlie Hutcherson's to night. Carrie and the children was here a few minutes this evening. Josie got dinner. I kept the baby. Henry & Edna went to school. 9 oclock

Henry has got home. Carrie and Reese went with him to Mr. Hutchersons.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Neil Brumfield
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 about 10 years ago by Neil Brumfield
Tuesday, January 20, 1920

Tuesday, January 20, 1920

A cloudy day but no weather to hinder work. Ben & Jim worked on their new ground. Josie worked on her dress.

Henry & Edna went to school. Henry has a bad cough to night. Jim mended his shoes. Reese come this evening for some thread that Ben got in Chatham. 9 o clock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Neil Brumfield
Thursday, January 29, 1920

Thursday, January 29, 1920

A beautiful day. Jim split and brought in a big pile of stove wood. I was glad. Ben finished his basket. Owen bought some hay and brought in one load. Tonight Jessie Hutcherson come and ask Ben & Josie to a party. Jim has gone to Marvin's. Josie washed a big washing today. I staid with the children. Henry & Edna went to school. I am a fraid that the baby is sick. 9 oclock

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Wednesday, February  4, 1920

Wednesday, February 4, 1920

A very bad day. The men could not do any thing much.

Josie got dinner and supper. I washed dishes.

Josie went to Marvins a few minutes this evening.

I worked on my quilt.

Henry did not go to school. Edna went with the teachers on a buggy.

Ben is workin on a basket to night. 8 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Thursday, February  5, 1920

Thursday, February 5, 1920

A cloudy bad day. Jim & Ben had to do what they done in the house. Ben worked on a basket. Jim made Franklin a waggon. This evening they went to Marvins a while. Josie got dinner. I worked on a quilt. The children went to school. Miss Carter carried Edna. 8:30 oclock

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Saturday, February  7, 1920

Saturday, February 7, 1920

A good day. Jim & Ben & Henry sawed wood at the wood pile. Tonight Ben & Jim went to Strait Stone. Henry & Edna went to Marvins. Josie ironed some & I finished my quilt. Josie washed a big washing this morning. I got dinner.

9:30 oclock

The boys walked to Strait Stone to night.

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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 10, 1920

Tuesday, February 10, 1920

A good day. Ben & Jim worked on their new ground. Henry & Edna went to school. Josie sewed some. This evening I went to see Mollie & Nannie Reynolds. They seem to be getting on very well. Kate Harvey come while I was there. I got a letter from Christenia Brumfield to day.

9 oclock

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Saturday, February 14, 1920

Saturday, February 14, 1920

A beautiful morning. Cloudy and the wind blowing tonight. Ben cut some and burnt brush all day. Josie ironed some and got dinner and ironed some more. I sewed on a quilt and finished it this evening. Lizzie come tonight. Carrie come with her. Staid a few minutes. Henry & Edna went to Marvins tonight. Heard from Wills folks they are sick with flue. Rob Hubbards folks are sick.

9:30 oclock

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Tuesday, February 17, 1920

Tuesday, February 17, 1920

A good day. Ben carried a load of wood to the school house this morning. Ren Worsham sent one. I am glad that they have it to burn. Jim split wood at the wood pile while Ben was gone. They went to Renan to night. There was no one at the store. Franklin is sick. I do hope he will be well soon. Henry & Edna went to school. Josie & I made out to get something to eat.

10 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Wednesday, February 18, 1920

Wednesday, February 18, 1920

A good day. Not so colde. Ben carried some logs to the saw mill. Jim & Owen cut logs. Josie washed some. Henry went to school. Edna did not go. She has a very bad colde. Franklin is some better to day. I am about asleep. I had a card from Alma Bennett telling me that Lizzie & Earl got home ok.

9 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Thursday, February 19, 1920

Thursday, February 19, 1920

A colde day. Wind & scralls [?]of snow. Ben carried logs to the saw mill. Jim cut. Josie worked on Mabel apron some this evening. She went to Marvins a few minutes. She got some packages through the mail to day. I finished stichess my quilt. Henry went to school. Edna did not go. I think Franklin will soon be well.

9 oclock

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Friday, February 20, 1920

Friday, February 20, 1920

A good day. Ben is hauling logs to the mill. Jim & Owen is cutting. Henry went to school. Edna & Franklin is complaining. Kate come today and eat dinner with us. She got a letter saying that Virginnia is better. She said she hoped to be able to sit up by Monday. We heard today that Willie Hubbard was dead. All we hear about nearly is sickness & death. I will be so glad when this dreadful disease passes if I live to see that.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Tuesday, March  2, 1920

Tuesday, March 2, 1920

A clear good day. The men cut & mauled all day. Josie done most all the work. Milked & brought water. She fixed to wash in the morning. Henry & Edna went to school. I think Franklin is improveing. Mabel has bin cross. I dont think she is well. I dont feel well a bit. Do hope I will be well soon. I try to ask the lord to take care of us. That is all the help that will do any good. Franklin come in tonight to stay with me a while. Josie is ironing tonight.

8 oclock

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Thursday, March  4, 1920

Thursday, March 4, 1920

Cloudy this morning. Clear this evening. Jim split wood & Ben went to the saw mill for lumber. Henry & Edna went to school. Josie got dinner. She went to Carries a few minutes this morning. Carrie was washing. I am sorry that they have so much hand washing to do but it cant be helped. I milked a gain this morning. I am so glad that I am able to help some a gain.

8:30 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Monday, March  8, 1920

Monday, March 8, 1920

A beautiful day but colde. Jim started to Chatham this morning. He went with Posie Reynolds. Ben & Owen cut some wood this morning. He went to the saw mill this evening. Josie got dinner. I washed dishes after dinner. Josie went to Carries this evening a little while. Henry and Edna went to school today. I cut some quilt peices today. Heard that the surveyor was at work on the road way today.

8 oclock

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

Wednesday, March 10, 1920

A good day. Ben went to Gretna for ship stuff. Jim met him and come home. Ben carried Owens calf. Carrie come and spent the day with us. Mrs. Owen come a little while. The baby has bin sick all day and cried the most of the time. I do hope she may be better by morning. John Brumfield was at Gretna today. I am so glad that the boys is at home. Henry & Edna went to school. 8 oclock

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