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1918

Monday, January 21, 1918

Monday, January 21, 1918

A clear colde day. Ben walked to Renan this morning and got oil and coffee. Marvin loaded his waggon to go to Gretna tomorrow if nothing happens to hinder. I heard this evening that Anna Craddock was dead and will be buried tomorrow. I wish that the weather were so that I could go up there.

Josie got dinner to day. I made me a bonnett. I got a fall this evening the first time I have since the snow.

9 oclock

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

Wednesday, February 27, 1918

A beautiful day.

Ben worked until noon then went to Mr Carrs burial. Josie and Franklin was down there. I got dinner then went with Ben to the burial. Henry went to school. Edna staid at Carries all day. We heard to day that Buck Farmer was buried to day. I set three hens this evening the first that I have set. Mr Owen plowed to day the first plowing that has bin done here this year. We had salet for dinner the first that we have had this year.

9 oclock

Last edit over 5 years ago by Elena
Saturday, March  2, 1918

Saturday, March 2, 1918

A good day.

Ben and Owen hauled stalks this morning then Ben went to Charles and worked on his corn house until twelve. Come home for dinner.

This evening he plowed the colt in the garden then got the locus stump up that was in the yard.

Josie and I burnt some brush that was in the garden. Mrs Hubbard was buried this evening. None of us did not go to the burial.

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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Tuesday, June 25, 1918

Tuesday, June 25, 1918

A cloudy morning rain this evening. Ben and Paul and Owen plowed half the day.

Josie got dinner. I churned and worked some in the garden.

Ellen and Melvin Bailiss come and got milk and butter. I wrote a letter to Mary Brumfield this evening.

Heard this morning that Sam Carter was to be buried to day.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, September 12, 1918 (revised)

Thursday, September 12, 1918 (revised)

A good day. Ben carried Mary and William Brumfield to Long Island to day on their way home. I do hope they are at Richmond to night. Mr Will Motley was buried this evening. He was an odd Fellow.

Marvin carried Carrie and I to Altavista to a show. Josie and Kate Harvey kept the children.

Tonight Ben and Josie and Paul have gone to see the show. I am here with the children. Hope they will be pleased with it.

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, October 27, 1918

Sunday, October 27, 1918

A cloudy day most of the day and very warm for the time of the year.

We all staid at home til twelve. Paul went a way this evening I don't know where. Ben and Josie and the children went to Marvins.

There has bin very little passing here today. There is so much sickness and death in the country I think every one ought to stay at home all that they can.

William Baily was buried today.

8 oclock

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Tuesday, October 29, 1918

Tuesday, October 29, 1918

A cloudy day and a little rain here. Ben just got in from Altavista. Says that it rained hard there. He went for a load of lumber. The rest of us stripped tobacco all day. We finished a curing for Mr Owen and commenced one for Paul.

Heard today that Doris Brumfield broke her arm yesterday. I am so sorry for her and her mother. Would go to see her if it wont for there is so much sickness a bout.

Heard to day that Mr Charles Rorrer was buried to day. He was a soldier in the Civil War.

Carlton Trent carried the mail yesterday and to day.

8 30 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, November  7, 1918

Thursday, November 7, 1918

A good day. Ben hauled lumber from the mill. He brough three loads. Josie sewed some to day. I went to George Blairs. There was no one at home but Denia. George had gone to Gretna with tobacco. The rest of them had gone to Max Creasys burial.

John Dalton was buried this evening. There is more sickness and deaths than I ever heard of in the same length of time. Heard today that Dick Wooding is very sick.

Tonight Ben and Josie has gone to Strait Stone for groceries.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 11 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.

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Friday, November 15, 1918

Friday, November 15, 1918

A good day. Ben worked on Owens house a little while this morning. Jim Emerson come and went up on the house and could not find a leak. He was here for dinner. We all but Henry and Edna went to Chesley Edmons burial this evening.

There was a crowd there. He was buried by the odd fellows. I am very sorry for the family. Henry and Edna went to school. Two of the teachers were at the burial.

8 30 oclock

Last edit about 6 years ago by Sara Brumfield
Friday, December 20, 1918

Friday, December 20, 1918

A cloudy day.

Ben finished covering Owens house. Josie washed a gain today. I got dinner

Then we all went to Marvins. Carrie and Josie made some candy they got on fine with it. Dan Sheltons baby was buried this evening. I have bin looking for a letter from Jim Brumfield for several days. I am so afraid he is sick.

9:15 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, December 29, 1918

Sunday, December 29, 1918

A clear colde day we were all at home this morning. Charley Hutcherson came here a little while this morning.

I went to George Blairs and eat dinner. They had a fine dinner turkey & olde ham and everything else that it takes to make a good meal. They had a lot of company Ben & Josie and the children eat dinner at Carries. They had a good dinner - old ham & custard & cakes of several kinds Ben & Marvin went to Gretna to meet Miss Snead. She is at Lees to night. Whit Short was buried this evening 8 o'clock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Memoranda (ii)

Memoranda (ii)

March the 23 1918 Charles Brumfield died this morning at 7:30 oclock was buried the 24th

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1919

Tuesday, March 11, 1919

Tuesday, March 11, 1919

A cool windy day the men folks put on the canvas for their plant beds this morning and cut & mauled this evening.

Kate Harvey come a few minutes to day. She eat dinner with us. She brought me some homony. I went with her part the way home. I carried Edna & Franklin to Marvins and Carrie looked after them while I went to Posie Reynolds and got some turnip salit.

We heard to day that Tom Lumpkins and Tom Johnson was dead, one of them at Danville and one at New Port News. Johnson Reynolds went to Danville to be at Lumpkins burial.

Jim got a letter from Nellie telling him that Mr Walker is very sick.

Jim & Ben walked over to the store at Renan to night. Mr Lewis was not there so they come home soon and went to bed.

10 oclock

I finished pickin the 1919 crop of cotton to night.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, March 24, 1919

Monday, March 24, 1919

A good day. Ben plowed half the day then carried Josie and the baby and I to Strait Stone. They went to Strait Stone and I stoped at the branch and fished while they were gone. I did not catch but one fish. We come home and went to Carries. Murphist Harvey was there at work on their house.

Jim White washed the apple trees to day. I think he has done a faithful days work and a nice job.

Today one year a go Charles Brumfield was buried. Don't know how soon it will be some of the rest of the family.

8:30 oclock

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Wednesday, July  2, 1919

Wednesday, July 2, 1919

A good day. Ben & Owen & Jim plowed this morning. This evening Jim mowed. Ben & Josie went to Mrs Coats burial.

Henry & Edna and Franklin went to Marvins. Henry carried his ducks with him up there to play with. I went to Mr Hutchersons. Denia and Sallie Blair was there. Anna Mayhew and two of her children was there. Mrs Hutcherson in tends going to Richmond tomorrow for to see the Dr. I hope she may get well.

9 O Clock

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Friday, September 19, 1919

Friday, September 19, 1919

A good day. The men folks stripped tobacco most of the day. Ben went to see some of the teachers.

Josie & I got dinner. Old man Sam C[a?]llens was buried this evening. We have knowed him ever since we lived in this neighborhood.

Marvin & family went to Chatham this evening. They had the childrens pictures made.

Heard that my brother is improving. Hope he may get well a gain.

Miss Alice Wooding sent me some seed corn by Ben this evening. Hope I may live and be able to plant it.

9:10 oclock

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1921

Tuesday January 18, 1921

Tuesday January 18, 1921

A clear colde day. The children went to school.

Jim and Ben was at Gretna. They staid all night at Chatham with Jims family. Come to Gretna and got breakfast and solde their tobacco & come home. They got home a bout dark.

Solde reasonably well I think.

Josie & I cut rags some today. Josie went to Marvins a little while this evening. Mabel was good to day for her to be.

Heard today that Mrs Jack Kellie was buried Saturday. I guess she will be very much missed. I found Henrys knife and 5 cts in the shucks. I have not tolde him yet.

Ben gave me a pair of overshoes to night.

9 oclock

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Thursday March 24, 1921

Thursday March 24, 1921

A rainy day most of the day. Mrs Reynols was buried this evening. Ben went to the burial with Marvin. Jim staid at home all day. Josie got dinner. She baked a molasses pudding. It was fine.

I went to Georg Blairs. Lottie Craddock and her children was there. Isla was sewing. Denia & Cordie was makeing Edieth a doll. Denia was bakeing light rolls.

Willie Hutcherson and his mother went to Mrs. Reynols burial.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday April  4, 1921

Monday April 4, 1921

A good day. Ben & Jim plowed until dinner then Ben carried Josie & the two little children and I to Chatham. Josie and the children stoped at Nellies. Ben & I went to Mr Oaks burial. There was a large crowd there. Elder Boaz talked at the house and they sung a song at the grave. Heard that Mrs Mills died this morning. She was at her sisters when she died.

Henry and Edna went to school today. They stopped at Marvins and they eat supper there.

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Wednesday April  6, 1921

Wednesday April 6, 1921

A good day. Ben & Jim plowed all day. Josie and done a round[?] as usual. We went to Marvins this evening. Carrie was makeing Roy a suit. Josie worked button holes in Franklins clothes while she was at Carries. Josie baked light bread for supper.

Mollie Reynols & Julia Fergerson come from Portsmot to day.

Mrs Walter Mills was buried this evening. Henry & Edna went to school to day. Paul Smith & Henry Brumfield traded a type writer for and organ to grind. Jim made hot bed today.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday July 20, 1921

Wednesday July 20, 1921

A good day. Some clouds this evening but no rain to do any good. Jim & Ben & Henry worked in the tobacco all day. Fannie Power went to preaching to day. Ada Anderson carried her and then carried her home. We will miss her. Josie got dinner & supper. Her and the children went to Marvins this evening. Marvin went to the burial this morning.

I cut a few quilt peices this evening.

The meeting at Piny Grove closed to day. They had two sermons and dinner on the grounds.

Had tomatoes raised this year for dinner today.

Last edit over 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
Monday October 17, 1921

Monday October 17, 1921

A beautiful day. No sign of rain. Jim & Marvin moved some tobacco this morning. Ben went to Chalk Level to get some peices sawed to make a roller to roll their wheat land. They worked on the roller all evening and did not finish it. Josie sewed some on a dress for Edna.

I went to Marvins this evening. They are getting on very well there. Tonight Marvin & Ben has gone hunting.

We heard this morning that Mr Taz Wooding died last night. Will be buried tomorrow.

Last edit over 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday October 18, 1921

Tuesday October 18, 1921

A good day. Jim & Ben worked on a roller until twelve. Ben & Josie went to Altavista this evening. Josie had three teeth pulled. She come home sick. Has bin inbed ever since. Hope she may be better by morning. Marvin went to Mr Taz Woodings burial this evening. I kept Mabel this evening. She was very good for her.

The children went to school. Come home with their Dady when he come from Altavista.

Last edit over 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1920

Memorandum (i)

Memorandum (i)

We heard this morning that Mrs Carson is dead and will be buried at the Worsham home tomorrow. I am sorry for her people especialy for children.

The last in this little book.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Sunday, February  1, 1920

Sunday, February 1, 1920

A colde cloudy day. The boys rambled a round some. I got dinner this evening. I went to Marvins. Kate and Irvin Harvey come there a little while. Marvin went to Mrs Carsons burial. Came home while I was there. Josie staid with the children all day. Stewart Owen is sick. There is a lot of sickness a bout now. 9 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Thursday, June  3, 1920

Thursday, June 3, 1920

A good day. Some clouds but no rain here. Jim & Ben worked on tobacco until dinner then they & Josie and three of the children went to Mr Bill Tuckers burial and then to Chatham. I do hope they got there ok. I got supper. Reese & Henry and I eat. I milked. The boys fed the horses & hogs. Now we are ready to go to bed. Reese and Henry will sleep in my room. 8 30

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Friday, August 13, 1920

Friday, August 13, 1920

A good day. Rain tonight. The men cut a caneing of tobacco for Mr Owens and commenced to pull one for Jim. Owen went to the mill. Got two barrel of flour. Betty Haley washed here to day. Mrs Berger was buried today. Marvin and Carrie went to the buriel. Roy staid here. Maggie Bar[?] and 4 of the children come this evening. Ben carried them home. I was glad for him to take them.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
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