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1919

Saturday, March 15, 1919

Saturday, March 15, 1919

Cloudy all day & rain tonight. The men folks shucked some corn this morning & hauled up the stalks this evening.

Ben & Jim went to the Island. Jim went on to Chatham. Ben went to meet Josie. He phoned home that she had not come to Cedar Forest. He is down there somewhere now. Henry went to Marvins this evening. He come home & got in the wood for to night.

We fed the horses & cows & pigs and calves & chickens & dogs. Edna & Franklin has bad colds tonight and I am very sorry a bout it. Denia come to see me this evening. I was glad that she come but was sorry to see [her]go home in the rain.

I am so afraid that something bad has happened to Mrs Car or Josie or both.

9 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, March 17, 1919

Monday, March 17, 1919

A partly cloudy day Ben & Owen hauled tobacco stalks and shucked two shocks of corn. Ben went to the mill got home after dark.

Kate Harvey come down here a while. I went to Carries a few minutes then cut some salit.

Josie staid at home all day. Franklin tried to ride the tricicle nearly all day. Miss Salie Strange and Effie Brumfield went to Mr Willie Mayhews tonight. Edna went to school to day. 9 oclock.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, April 15, 1919

Tuesday, April 15, 1919

A good day. Ben & Owen worked on their tobacco land. Jim plowed some in the garden.

Bettie Rosser washed.

Mary and Mintie and I and Edna & Henry went to Johnsons. Nannie Kate Reynols & her baby come over there.

Josie baked some pies for dinner. I cut salit.

I went to Renan. Paid Lewis what I owed him. Bought some prunes & candy.

My shoes that Josie ordered come. I got a little check interest on my bonds.

10 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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
Tuesday, April 22, 1919

Tuesday, April 22, 1919

A good day. There was frost this morning.

The men folks worked on their tobacco land all day.

Josie ironed some. I put eggs under two hens.

Jim planted some tomato plants right at night.

Roy and Paul has bin here all the evening.

Marvin & Carrie and three of the children went to Altavista this evening. I guess Kate & Virginia Harvey went with them. Mr & Mrs Pagget passed here this evening.

Josie scraped the grass out of the walke way to the front gate walk.

Well I will quit. I went to sleep before I finished.

9:30 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, April 23, 1919

Wednesday, April 23, 1919

A cloudy day most all day. Mr Owen plowed most of the Jim & Ben hauled straw and [?] Jims potato patch then worked on the tobacco land. Jim and I planted some onions this evening.

Josie got dinner--most of it. Denia & Corrdie come this evening. Josie and Cordie ordered some flower seed & bulbs. Carrie and the children come this evening. Jim Emerson passed going down the way.

Ben has a bad colde & is very much complaining.

9:10 oclock

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Thursday, April 24, 1919

Thursday, April 24, 1919

A clear windy day. Some rain last night. The men folks worked on their tobacco land all day. Mr Robert Vaden and Smith of Gretna was here today. They wanted the use of the school house for a speakin Sat night.

Josie and I both had a hand in gettin dinner.

This evenin I went to Mr Owens. Mrs Dews was there. I come home and Josie and the children all went to Marvins. Carrie showed us her new things that she got at Altavista. Marvin had made him a hot bed. Mr Owen made one this evening.

9:15 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, May  8, 1919

Thursday, May 8, 1919

A good day. Finish planted corn and commence putting in ferterlizer for tobacco.

Kate Harvey come here a little while.

My Jersey cow died to day. I am very sorry but am glad it is no worse.

Have not seen any of Marvins people to day. All ways mis them if I dont see any of them.

Franklin and Edna is both complaining this evening. I hope they will get well soon.

Josie has had the tooth ache.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, May  9, 1919

Friday, May 9, 1919

A cloudy day and some rain. The men folks planted a little tobacco. Henry worked all day. Josie got dinner.

I planted some onions. The latest that we planted any. I planted them in the olde ice house hole. This evening I mended Bens overalls then went to Marvins and staid a few minutes. Come home and fed the chickens and milked the cow and fed the calf. Josie went to the plant bed and got some salit. She liked to got wet comeing home.

9 oclock

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Saturday, May 10, 1919

Saturday, May 10, 1919

A cloudy day. Some rain this morning. They planted tobacco all the evening. Mrs Owens and Mrs Dews and I drawed plants this evening.

We had a few straw berries for dinner to day.

Jim & Ben has gone to Renan to night. All of the rest has gone to bed and a sleep.

10 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, May 12, 1919

Monday, May 12, 1919

A good day. The men folks worked on tobacco land most of the day. Late this evening they planted some tobacco but it is so colde that things cant grow.

Mrs. Owen and I drawed plants. I got so colde that I quit and come to the house.

Josie and I washed some this morning. Josie got dinner.

Janie Brumfield and Delma Owen come to see the children this evening.

I started Julia Fergerson a letter to day.

I am so near a sleep that I cant hardly write.

10 oclock

The children found my Lady cow with a nice little calf.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, May 13, 1919

Tuesday, May 13, 1919

A cloudy day and rain tonight. The men worked on their tobacco land most of the day. Ben went to the meeting of the school board late this evening.

Josie got dinner. This evening I went to Johnsons. Mollie & Christenia was at home. Mrs Yeats went from Posies this evening. Nannies baby is not well.

11 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, May 14, 1919

Wednesday, May 14, 1919

Cloudy most of the day. The men planted tobacco all day. Mrs Owen and I drawed plantes. Josie got dinner. We all certainly did enjoy it.

Edna dropped plantes some. Josie & Franklin went to see Carrie a little while. This evening the weather is so cool that we have fires to sit by when we get a chance to sit down.

10 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, May 15, 1919

Thursday, May 15, 1919

A good day. The men folks planted tobacco this morning. I drawed plants until twelve.

Dr Owen and wife ask me to go fishing. Their car got so it would not work. They left it on the road. John Hutcherson let the Dr have his and we went to Moons Pond. Did not catch any fish to speak of. I thank them for takein me with them.

Josie got dinner. She made vegetable soup. I thought it was very good.

We heard to day that Mrs Johnson died this morning. I am sorry for the family.

10 oclock

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Friday, May 16, 1919

Friday, May 16, 1919

A good day. The men worked on tobacco land until twelve. Ben went to Gretna to meet Nellie Brumfield. Franklin & I went with him.

Irvin Lewis carried my calf to Gretna this morning. Henry Blair was up there.

10 clock

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Friday, May 23, 1919

Friday, May 23, 1919

A very cool day for May. We begin to need rain.

Ben & Jim & Henry worked tobacco all day. Mr John Baily eat dinner here to day. Ben & Jim & Henry has gone to the school house to night. A patrons meeting.

Josie ironed this morning. This evening she went to Marvins. Nettie Blair & Doris Brumfield and Ada Hutcherson come here this evening. Doris wanted water mellon seed.

We heard to day that Mrs Lucie Peak started to the hospitle at Roanoke.

I am glad that Franklin is a most well a gain.

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, May 24, 1919

Saturday, May 24, 1919

A cloudy morning and a little rain this evening. We have a plenty of rain.

Jim & Ben worked on their tobacco until dinner this evening. Ben & Jim went to Chatham. Kate Harvey went with them.

Henry Edna & I went with them as far as Jim Thompsons the we walked to White Falls mills [and] fished. We caught a few fish. We walked back as far Mt Airy Ben brought us home. I paid Ben for the trouble that we were.

Josie ironed most of the morning. This evening Josie and Franklin staid here by them selves.

I milked by the light of the lantern.

10:50 oclock

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Monday, May 26, 1919

Monday, May 26, 1919

A good day. The men folks planted tobacco all day. I drawed plants all the time that I could. Mrs. Owen drawed this evening.

Beatriss Owen went to Long Island to meet her cousin. She did not come.

Josie got dinner and churned. She picked straw berries for dinner.

Two of Carries children are sick. I am so sorry. Hope they may be well soon.

Paul Bennett commenced to work at Marvins to day. I do hope that they may make a good crop.

Cordie & Nettie Blair come here this evening. I did not see them.

9 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, May 27, 1919

Tuesday, May 27, 1919

Cloudy most of the day & some rain. The men finished planting tobacco & replanted some.

Josie got dinner this evening. She went to Marvins.

We had peas for dinner and fried chicken. Had strawberries for supper.

All of us are able to eat most any thing that we cook.

9:15 oclock

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Wednesday, May 28, 1919

Wednesday, May 28, 1919

A good day. They replanted tobacco this morning and worked it this evening.

Josie washed this morning. I got dinner.

This evening Josie and Edna & Franklin and I went to Hubbards Bridge and fished a little while. I caught 4 fish. Josie got several things. She carried 10-1/2 dozen eggs to the store and solde them. They alowed her 35 cts per dozen for them.

9 ocloc

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Thursday, May 29, 1919

Thursday, May 29, 1919

A good day. The men worked tobacco this morning. Jim worked in the garden this evening and planted sweet potatoes. I went to Reynols's and got some slips. Josie went to John Hutchersons twise to day after meal. She got some this evening.

Josie made some pickle this morning and washed up her floor this evening.

Henry worked all day in the tobacco. Edna & Franklin was at Carries all the evening. I have not seen Paul Bennett yet. I begin to want to see him.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, May 30, 1919

Friday, May 30, 1919

A good day. The men worked tobacco all day. Marvin helped them this evening.

Josie ironed all the morning. I watered and covered some potatoe slips this morning. I got most of the dinner. We had peas & beets for dinner to day.

This evening Josie and I went to Marvins. Josie staid with the children. Kate Harvey and Carrie and I went for straw berries. Did not find many. I have bin cappin some to night.

10:30 oclock

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Saturday, May 31, 1919

Saturday, May 31, 1919

A good day. Jim & Ben worked on the tobacco until they finished.

Josie baked a cake this morning and made a few preserves. I dressed 4 chickens and capped a few berries. This evening Josie scrubed the dining room floor.

Marvin very kindly let Paul Bennett carrie Reese & Paul and Roy and I to White Falls fishing. We caught several fish. I was so glad that Marvin helped us to go.

10 oclock

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Friday, June  6, 1919

Friday, June 6, 1919

A good day. Ben went to Jim Powers and got some tobacco plants. Josie come home with him. I got dinner. Jim replanted tobacco.

Cordie Blair & Doratha and Ruth Worsham come this evening.

10 oclock

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Saturday, June  7, 1919

Saturday, June 7, 1919

A good day. The men folks finished replanting tobacco. Josie got dinner. She had fried chicken and peas and beets. This evening she scrubed the cook room floor.

Mr Jim Power & wife come up here after cherries.

I went fishing. Grace B carried me. We got a mighty nice string of fish.

Hugh Brumfield come a while this evening. Got as many cherries as he could eat.

Jim and Ben has gone to Strait Stone to night.

Ethel Worsham has a son born this morning that is the 19th grand childe.

Kates cow has a calf. Came last night. I was so glad to see Kate this morning.

10 oclock

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Monday, June  9, 1919

Monday, June 9, 1919

A good day. They replanted some tobacco this morning & thined corn.

Josie has bin sick most all day. I got dinner then washed some. Henry went to Aunt Mollies & got some potatoe slips. Henry and I planted them. We have finished planting all that we want.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, June 10, 1919

Tuesday, June 10, 1919

A good day. The men folks worked on their tobacco all day.

I washed a little this morning. Josie got dinner. She had croped [?] greens and beets, onions & potatoes and tomatoes and pies. It was all good but worked her two hard.

This evening I went to George Blairs. The girls were seeding cherries. Denia & Mrs Hutcherson was gone to see Ethel Worsham. I come by Carries. Josie was there. We seeded some cheries.

10 oclock

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

Wednesday, June 11, 1919

A little rain to day. The men folks worked in the tobacco most all day.

Josie got dinner. I worked in the garden a while. Josie gathered some snaps this evening and we strung them tonight.

William Gilbert gathered two gallons cheries for us to day. Josie and I seeded them this evening.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, June 12, 1919

Thursday, June 12, 1919

A good day. We had a very hard rain just before day this morning. The men cut some wheat to day.

I got dinner. Josie was sick. We had our first mess of snaps.

This evening Edna and I went to Ren Worsham's. Found them all well as could be expected. Mr Jessie Hutcherson & John Hutcherson was cutting wheat. Also Ren was cutting two. Workeing 4 horses. Edna and I walked. Ren insisted that we let him bring us home. I would not let him.

10 oclock

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Monday, June 16, 1919

Monday, June 16, 1919

A good day. The men plowed tobacco all day. Josie picked two gallons of dew berries this morning and some this evening.

She went to Carries this evening.

I worked some in the garden this evening a bout the most that I have done in the garden this year. Jim has worked it a bout all this year.

Josie boiled some berries to make jellie. Left it to drip to night.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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