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1918

Saturday, January 12, 1918

Saturday, January 12, 1918

A clear colde day.

We had a storm last night. It thundered and rained and the wind blowed very hard. Ben mended his fire place this morning then went to Renan. He helped Marvin strip tobacco this evening. To night he has gone to Strait Stone to the lodge.

I got breakfast this morning. Ben milked. Josie got dinner and washed dishes fed the chickens and calves. I have not tried to do anything out doors to day. Was afraid I might fall. I got a nice letter from Effie to day.

8 30 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, February  2, 1918

Saturday, February 2, 1918

Snowed nearly all day Ben Hauled a load of stalks and a little Straw to day Josie got dinner. I washed dishes after dinner

We both done as little as we could make out with Henry is some better off to night 8 oclock

Josie made the fire in the Stove this morning

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
Monday, August 26, 1918

Monday, August 26, 1918

A good day and a good rain to night. Ben has fired tobacco all day and is at the barn tonight.

Lizzie Bennett spent the day at Marvins today.

I tied tobacco nearly all day. Mr Owen and Paul tied two. Mrs Owen and Josie helped this evening.

Josie got dinner and made a kettle of preserves of some peaches that Lizzie brought us.

10 30 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, August 27, 1918

Tuesday, August 27, 1918

A good day. Clouds a round this evening but no rain here to do any good. Ben fired tobacco. We all tied tobacco this morning a while. Lizzie Bennett helped us. Josie come home and got dinner. She had corn and irish potatoes and fried apples. We all enjoyed the dinner. Doris Brumfield and Christine Reynolds come here a while this evening. Heard to day that Kate Reynolds and Clack Hubbard was married yesterday.

Was not surprised much. I got a letter from John Brumfield to day. The first in a long time.

10 35 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, August 29, 1918

Thursday, August 29, 1918

A good day. Some clouds a bout but no rain to stop work. Ben and Paul and Owen cut two barns of tobacco today. The children and I and Mrs Owen helped what we could. Josie washed this morning and ironed this evening.

I think Ben has gone to make fires in the flues now. Ben has a lot of nice water mellons now.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, September  2, 1918

Monday, September 2, 1918

A good day. Ben and Owen fired tobacco all day. Paul suckered tobacco. Ben and Josie went to Strait Stone a few minutes this evening.

Josie got dinner. We had snaps and peas the first peas that we had this year.

George Blair come over here and got some water melons this evening. Paul and Ben will stay at the barns to night.

9 30 oclock

Josie peeled and put out some apples to dry this evening.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, September  3, 1918

Tuesday, September 3, 1918

A good day. Ben fired tobacco all day and is at the barn now. Paul suckered his tobacco this morning. This evening he helped Mr Dews tie leaves.

Josie washed this morning. This evening she cut off apples. Marvin come this evening and got two pigs.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 10 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
Tuesday, September 10, 1918

Tuesday, September 10, 1918

A good day. Ben and Paul fired tobacco all day to day and will stay at the barns to night.

Mr Owen and Henry went to Gretna carried primings. They sold well.

Josie baked a cake and got dinner. She went to Marvins a few minutes this evening. I picked a few beans this evening.

Cordie and Nettie Blair come a little while this evening. I did not see them. I was at the bean patch.

9 30 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, September 12, 1918 (original)

Saturday, September 12, 1918 (original)

A good day. Ben and Paul fired tobacco all day and will stay at it all night. Paul has got to haul a load of wood to night.

Mr Owen and Henry went to Gretna with primings to day. They solde well.

Josie made a cake to day and got dinner. She went to Marvins a few minutes this evening. I picked a few beans this evening.

Cordie and Nettie Blair come over here this evening.

I did not see them. I was at the bean patch.

9 30 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, September 20, 1918

Friday, September 20, 1918

A rainy day. Ben and Owen fired tobacco all day. Josie had a hurting in her back and was not able to work this morning. Was some better off this evening and made some sweetmeats and pickle.

I got dinner and then went to see Carrie a while.

I am so sorry for Ben tonight. It is raining so hard and he is at the barn.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, September 21, 1918

Saturday, September 21, 1918

A good day. Ben and Owen fired tobacco all day and will stay with it tonight.

Ben has gone to Strait Stone tonight to the Lodge.

Josie ironed this morning.

This evening I went to see Mollie. She was washing her floors up stairs.

Carrie went to preaching this evening. Kate Harvey staid with the little children while she was gone.

Marvin carried Kate home and I come with him back. I was glad of the ride.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, November 23, 1918

Saturday, November 23, 1918

A good day. Ben and Owen hauled wood this morning and sawed it this evening.

Josie mended her fire place this morning and got dinner. She cooked salsify and parsnips the [first] that we have had this season.

I went to Marvins this evening. I worked some button holes in the childrens clothes. Tonight I have ripped up an old skirt of Carries that Miss Alice Hubbard made before Carrie was married.

She is thinking of making some pants for Roy.

Ben has gone to Strait Stone to the lodge.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Thursday, February  6, 1919

Thursday, February 6, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim and Owen worked on plant beds this evening. Ben sawed wood for Mr Edmonds.

Josie washed. I got dinner - then went after Franklin. He ran a way and went to Carrie's. He eat dinner up there. We all sat in my room tonight. The other fire place had some brick out so they would not make a fire in it.

9 oclock

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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
Sunday, August 10, 1919

Sunday, August 10, 1919

A good day. Jim fired tobacco all day. Quit at night. Has cured two houses of primings. Edwin staid here all day. Paul Bennett & Loney come a little while this morning. Paul got his hair cut this evening. Ben and family went to Jim Powers and Rob Hubards.

I milked & got supper and Jim, Edwin, and I eat before they got home. I have not heard from Marvins to day.

Edwin finished reading Philo Gubb to day & slept two hours.

I read some in the land mark & [?].

10:30 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, August 24, 1919

Sunday, August 24, 1919

A good day. The men staid at home all day. Mr. Owen was fireing tobacco. Jim & Ben helped him some. They are at the barn now.

Nellie & Evylin and Edna and Franklin went to Mr Ned Walkers this morning. Josie and I got dinner this evening. Marvin & the little children and Paul Bennett come a wile.

Edna is complaining of head ache tonight. I hope she may soon be well a gain. Henry went to Ren Worshams this evening. Reese went to Dr Owens.

Heard today that Ann Layne is very sick.

10:30 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, October 16, 1919

Thursday, October 16, 1919

A good day. Ben carried Lady cow to Odie Kellies the went to Cedar Forest to see [?] Patrick. He let me go with him and fish. I caught several cat fish.

Willie Mayhew brought our tobacco to Gretna from Danville.

I got supper tonight after dark. The children had made a fire and brought water.

8:30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Tuesday, December 30, 1919

Tuesday, December 30, 1919

A very windy morning but a good evening. Jim & Nellie and Evylin Brumfield came last night a bout nine oclock. Ben & the girls come home this morning at half passed four We were all at home at dinner Today we had a nice turkey for dinner it was Josies turkey. And mince pie & cakes and custard

This evening Jim hunted with Marvin a while then they set a plant bed on fire.

Ben & Evylin & Thelma & Mary and Charley & Virginia Harvey went to Jim Powers to a dance. Josie did not go on account of the little baby The baby has bin better today than she was yesterday Jim has gone to the store tonight.

8 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Thursday January 27, 1921

Thursday January 27, 1921

Snowed a gain last night. This morning was very colde. Ben milked the cows for me and fed the calf. Jim and Ben stripped tobacco. Henry did not go to school. He made pathes a round to several places. I fed the chickens and brought some water. I have 18 little chickens for the hawk I am a fraid. We cooked dinner in the dining room by the fire place. Wood is scarce for the range.

The little baby has bin very cross. She has a colde. I hope she wont get sick and they can all keep well. I beg for strength and patience to stand what I have to.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday August 27, 1921

Saturday August 27, 1921

A clear day. Jim fired his tobacco all day. Ben staid with Fletcher Car most of the day. Ben carried them to Mr Powers this evening. Josie and Mabel went with them.

Nellie went to the barn to stay a while. Evylin is hunting hair pins.

All of the rest of them have gone to bed.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday August 29, 1921

Monday August 29, 1921

A good day. Cloudy this morning but no rain. Ben & Henry helped Marvin cut tobacco. Jim fired his all day and part of tonight. Josie gathered two baskets of tomatoes this morning and Jim brought them to the house. I helped peel them. Josie put up 24 quarts.

I went to Marvins this evening. Norman Booker sowed him a turnip patch in the garden this evening. I cant get use to the idie that Booker is going to come there. I most shurely hate to think that Marvin & Carrie is going to leave.

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday September  3, 1921

Saturday September 3, 1921

A hot dry day. Ben fired on his tobacco all day. Jim and Henry suckered tobacco until dinner.

Josie staid at the barn while Ben carried Jim to Gretna. Ben brought Elsie East & Effie Brumfield home from Gretna. Oscar Brumfield carried his mother and Hugh and Aubra Brumfield and Ralph East to White Falls. We caught several fish. Jim Thomson was there with his car. He brought us part the way home and I was glad that he did.

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday September 10, 1921

Saturday September 10, 1921

A good day. Jim & Ben worked on their tobacco fireing it. Henry and I picked some beans and peas this morning. This evening Ben carried Henry and Edna and I to the river. He did not want to go but went.

I did not catch any thing much. We stoped at Renan a few minutes. Virginia Harvey was there and Otho & Sallie Blair was there.

Josie got dinner & supper. She had fried apples for dinner. We did enjoy them. She mended on the men folks clothes all the evening.

Dodson Bailis come to see Ben to day.

Had a rain tonight.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Sunday September 11, 1921

Sunday September 11, 1921

A good day. We all staid at home until after twelve. Jim fired on his tobacco all day. This evening I went to Johnson Reynols. They had a house full of company. All their people. Posie & family, Clack & family and Jim Thomson & family and I. I think they enjoyed having them. They made ice cream and had cake. Rubin brought me home on Jim Thomsons car.

Ben & family went to see Mag & children. I was glad that they went. I want to go soon to see them all.

We had a good rain last night.

Charles & wife come to see Kate to day.

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday September 12, 1921

Monday September 12, 1921

A good day. Ben hauled wood all day. Jim fired tobacco. Josie and I went to pick peas this morning. Mabel was not satisfied so Josie had to quit and bring Mabel home.

I staid until dinner and picked what I could. Josie picked some this evening. I went to George Blairs. Nettie Hendrickes was there. Miss Alice Hubbard and Ada Hutcherson come a while.

School at Renan commenced to day. I do hope that we can have a good school this time. Ben has gone possum hunting to night.

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday December 11, 1921

Sunday December 11, 1921

A good day. Jim & Ben gave the cows some corn stalks this morning. I got a snack for dinner. Josie dressed the children. We eat before twelve and went to Marvins. Marvin and the three boys brought William Gilbert to Mr Bookers and then come here. They would not eat dinner here. I went with them home. Ben and his folks went on Bens car. I come with Ben back. The children all done very well. Jim staid at home. He done several things. He had a good fire in the range and fire place and had brought water when we got home. Had turned the cow to the calf. We fixed supper and all eat. I am so glad that I got to see Carrie. She seems to be satisfied.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker

1920

Saturday, January 31, 1920

Saturday, January 31, 1920

A very disagreeable day. The men folks hauled wood. Jim made a fire & filled up the pot for me to wash. I was glad of the help that was.Josie got dinner. I washed some & killed a hen for dinner tomorrow. Josie churned for me this morning.

Henry has gone to Marvin's to play Rook,all the rest has gone to bed except Jim & I.

8:30 oclock

Last edit 3 months ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, March  7, 1920

Sunday, March 7, 1920

A cloudy and snowed untwelve. Colde and clear to night. Lee Brumfield & Hugh come eat dinner with us. Henry & Hugh went out. The dogs caught a possome. Hugh started home with it. Josie done the work a gain today. I set by the fire. Do hope I may be able to work soon.

8 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
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