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1918

Saturday, January 26, 1918

Saturday, January 26, 1918

A cloudy day raining to night.

Ben is feeling some better he was at George Blairs to day said that Denia Blair was cookin a turkey for dinner to morrow. Mr Carr is here yet. Jim Brumfield come to see us this evening. The Walker land was solde today. Josie ironed some today. I washed a little this morning and got dinner. Jim and Mr Carr and Ben and Josie are playing cards to night.

I got a letter from Ludy Pugh to day.

10 30 oclock

Heard today that Mr Allen fell in the pit at the barn and hurt him self very bad.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, January 27, 1918

Sunday, January 27, 1918

A bad day rained some and turned colde. Ben and Jim went to see Charles this evenin. He is mighty feeble yet. They come by Kates and Marvins.

Mr Carr is here yet.

Josie and I got dinner did not get any supper. Heard to day that all of the Dews has small pox. I am sorry for them.

Henry is right sick to night. I do hope that he may be better by morning.

9 30 oclock

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Monday, January 28, 1918

Monday, January 28, 1918

Rain and hail this morning. The ground is so slick I am a fraid to go out doors.

I milked and that is all that I have done out of doors. Josie got dinner and supper. Ben has bin in doors most of the day.

Henry is sick yet I hope he is some better that he was last night.

Jim Brumfield and Walter Carr went from here this morning I certainly did hate for them to go in such weather.

I have bin knitting on a helmet for Bruce Reynolds. Hope I can finish it tomorrow.

10 oclock

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Wednesday, March  6, 1918

Wednesday, March 6, 1918

A warm clear day. A thunder cloud to night and a little rain. Ben and Chesley Edmons and Kate Harvey and I went to Chatham this evening. Irvin Craddock bought a cow here this morning. We passed them twice to day on their way home.

Josie staid at home today. She made her a dress.

We saw Jim and Evylin and Nellie Brumfield to day.

8:50 oclock

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Tuesday, March 19, 1918

Tuesday, March 19, 1918

A good day. I was at Charles.

Jim and Nellie and a Mr Spruce come down here last night got here after dark. Josie fixed supper for them.

I was not at home. Jim and Ben come to see Charles this evening. I come with Ben home. He has gone to Mrs Carrs. Josie went with him left the children.

9 oclock

I set three hens this evening.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, March 23, 1918

Saturday, March 23, 1918

Charles Brumfield died this morning at half past seven oclock.

I come with Ben home from there. Jim and Nellie come here this evening.

Ben and Jim has gone over to Charles to night.

9 30 oclock

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Wednesday, July 17, 1918

Wednesday, July 17, 1918

Rain most of the day.

Ben shod his colt this evening. Paul went to Johnson Reynolds and got a nice basket of peaches this morning. This evening he has gone to up in his olde neighborhood.

I went to Carries this evening and helped Carrie peal some peaches.

Josie was sick all the morning but is some better this evening. I wrote Jim a note tonight.

10 oclock

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Saturday, August  3, 1918

Saturday, August 3, 1918

A good day. The men folks filled a house with primings. Josie handed leaves nearly all day. I went this evening. Fanny helped this evening. Fanny went to Mr George Emersons this evening. Paul carried her on the buggy. Jim and Nellie and Evelyn come today. I am glad that they come.

I had a letter from Thelma to day saying that she will come to see us soon.

11 oclock

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Sunday, August  4, 1918

Sunday, August 4, 1918

A good day. Ben and Jim spend a good part of the day at the barns. Josie and I got dinner. Irvin Harvey brough me some corn this morning. He went home for dinner.

Alvin Farmer come to Kates to see Irvin. Jim and Nellie and Evelyn went home this evening. Ben carried them.

Alma and Ola and Faber Jefferson and Cordie Blair all come over here this evening. Ben and Josie come by Tim Bennetts and got some peaches. I am very glad of them.

10 oclock

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Friday, August 23, 1918

Friday, August 23, 1918

A good day. They cut a house of tobacco for Mr Owen to day. Brand(?) and James(?) Dews helped them. Josie made some damson preserves this morning and ironed some. I canned a few tomatoes this evening.

Josie and I was eating water mellon this evening when a car come. Jim B and Zack Adkins and Mr and Mrs Smith was on it. They come in a few minutes.

Jim Brumfield staid on he is here tonight. [ink smear] I went to sleep and marked my book.

9:30 oclock

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Saturday, August 24, 1918

Saturday, August 24, 1918

A good day. The men folks finished cutting a house of tobacco. Jim Brumfield helped them finish.

Josie ironed.

This evening Lizzie and Earl Bennett come. I was glad that they did. Paul and Earl went off some where to night. Ben and Jim went to Strait Stone to night.

10 oclock

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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

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Thursday, October 17, 1918

Thursday, October 17, 1918

A good day. Ben sowed wheat today. The rest of us tied tobacco most of the day.

Josie come home and got dinner. Carries boys was here this evening and had Hazel with them.

Henry fixed him a dumb bull today. He thinks it great. To night Ben and Josie went to Strait Stone for some thing to eat.

There is lots of sickness a round. Ben had a letter from Jim today he was well.

10 oclock

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Monday, October 28, 1918

Monday, October 28, 1918

A cloudy day no rain.

Ben Kate and I went by Java and on to Chatham. Kate put in a plea for Chesley Edmons to come home and strip his tobacco.

Josie milked the cows for me this morning. Paul and the Owens stripped tobacco and Josie helped what she could. Ben and I got back a bout dinner time. Eat dinner. Ben went to the saw mill. I tied tobacco got done be fore night. I went to Marvins a little while.

Heard today that Clifton Reynolds is very sick hope he may be better soon.

Had a Letter from Jim today. I am glad that he was well. Hope he may stay well.

9 30 oclock

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Wednesday, November 18, 1918

Wednesday, November 18, 1918

Mostly cloudy today Had a thunder storm late. Ben and Owen shucked corn nearly all day. Josie and I stripped tobacco the Owen children helped.

Janie Gravley and Effie Brumfield are here to night I am glad to have them.

Had a letter from Thelma B to day. I am so anxious to hear from Jim Brumfield.

There is so much sickness I am a fraid he is sick.

Henry and Edna went to school to day. I am a shamed to make so many mistakes.

10 oclock

[This page is pasted over the original entry for November 16, which Julia had accidentally written on the page for November 18.]

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Tuesday, November 19, 1918

Tuesday, November 19, 1918

A good day. Ben and Owen cut wood in the woods. Ben went to Strait Stone at twelve oclock.

Josie and I stripped tobacco Mrs Owen helped us this evening.

Kate Harvey come a few minutes this evening. Marvin gave me some rasberry briars to day. I want to plant them in the morning.

Ben got a letter from Jim to day. He was well when he wrote.

I am in dread most all the time that some of us will have the dreadful disease that is going a round. There is two died to day not too far off from here.

8 oclock

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Saturday, December 14, 1918

Saturday, December 14, 1918

A cloudy day and some rain. Josie and I made sausage and dried up some lard.

Denia Blair and Jim Brumfield come to see us this morning. I was glad to see them. Ben has not bin well to day. I think he was very glad to see Jim. Willie Mayhew and Robert is here to night. They are playing cards.

9 oclock

There was a thunder cloud to night.

Ben found Lucy the cow with a calf to night.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, December 15, 1918

Sunday, December 15, 1918

A cloudy bad day. Jim and Ben spent the day walking around. Jim went home this evening. Henry Blair carried him to Gretna. Josie walked over to Kate Harveys this evening for Virginias [calf? cap?]. I staid with Franklin.

Henry and Edna went to Marvins a while this evening.

9 oclock

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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

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Monday, December 23, 1918

Monday, December 23, 1918

A good day and warm for the time of the year. Ben worked on Owens house this morning and went to Cedar Forest this evening. Josie ironed to day and got dinner.

Johnson Reynolds sent us some oysters. We had them for dinner and supper. I stewed pumpkins boiled meat and made scrapple boiled beets.

Then went to Marvins a little while. Ben had a letter from John to day heard from Jim. He has bin complaining with rheumatism. I do hope he may get well soon.

Franklin got slippers to day. He was so proud of them.

9 10 oclock

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1919

Wednesday, January  8, 1919

Wednesday, January 8, 1919

A good day. Ben worked on Owens house this morning and went after Jim Brumfield this evening. Henry Blair brought Jim a part of the way.

Henry Brumfield went with his father. Mr Owen come down to night and they played cards. Virginia Harvey is here tonight. Josie sewed some today. Josie and I both had a hand in getting dinner. Josie went to Marvins a few minutes. I cut rags for a rug & darned stockens. 10 : oclock

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Thursday, January  9, 1919

Thursday, January 9, 1919

A cold windy day. Ben went to Glenland this morning to the meeting of the School Board. This evening he worked on Owens house. Jim Brumfield helped him today on the house. Josie and Virginia made some candy today. They got dinner. I worked some button holes in Hazel Smith's dresses and mended some things. Late this evening Edna and I went to Carries.

Virginia is here tonight.

Alma Bennett sent me a present today, a dress ready to wear. I am glad of it.

10 oclock and the wind is blowing hard and it is very cold.

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Friday, January 10, 1919

Friday, January 10, 1919

A clear cold day Ben and Jim worked on Owens house. Josie ironed some and got dinner. I sewed some. This evening I went to George Blairs. Denia & Isla was helping strip tobacco.

Cordie and Nettie was busy at the house. I bought two pounds of butter at 50 cts a pound and Denia gave me one pound.

I got a letter from Alma Bennett today.

9 oclock

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Saturday, January 11, 1919

Saturday, January 11, 1919

A good day Mr Owen went to the mill did not get his grinding done.

Ben put shoes on the horses this morning. Jim & Ben worked on Owens house this evening.

Josie sowed this morning I got dinner. I finished two pair of drawers for Ben. Worked the button holes and sowed on the buttons to night.

Ben has gone to Strait Stone to night it is lodge night.

9 oclock

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Sunday, January 12, 1919

Sunday, January 12, 1919

A good day we all staid at home until evening.

Jim & Ben and I went to Marvins. Reese & Paul and Roy come here a while this evening. Today was Henry Brumfields birth day. He was born January the 12th 1833.

If he could of lived he would be 86 years olde.

I am glad that them that is living are well at this time. There is so much sickness that I am in constant dread that some that is dear to me will have the dreadful disease and die as so many others has that was dear to some one.

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Monday, January 13, 1919

Monday, January 13, 1919

A good day. Ben went to Altavista after lumber and got it. Jim cut some wood in the woods.

Josie got dinner and made Franklin a dress & then went to Marvins.

I washed some.

I got a box of yarn from Richmond to day from Mary Brumfield to knit for her.

All are well and I want to be thankful.

10 o'clock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, January 14, 1919

Tuesday, January 14, 1919

A good day Ben & Jim worked on Owens house. Mr. Owen hauled some wood this morning and went to the mill this evening. Josie washed. I got dinner. I went to Marvins this evening. Kate Harvey was there.

George and Denia Blair come tonight and staid til bed time. Some Agents and George Hutcherson come tonight. They would like to sell Ben a truck. He does not talk much like buying.

11 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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

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Thursday, January 16, 1919

Thursday, January 16, 1919

A clear day.

Ben & Jim worked on Owens house. Josie got dinner and straitened up the cook room. Washed & filled up the lamps and made some candy.

I went to see Mollie this evening they were all well up there. They had heard that Clifton was sick. I hope that he may be well soon.

Josie started to Danville while I was there.

Marvin pulled down his olde barn today. Ben & Josie was asked to a dance tonight. They did not go.

Jim and Ben & Josie are playing cards tonight. I think they had better go to bed.

9 o'clock

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Friday, January 17, 1919

Friday, January 17, 1919

A rainy day. Jim & Ben worked on Owens house some today. They went to Mr Worshams sale at Renan. They did not buy any thing. Josie and I have spent most of the day mending on the clothes.

Josie went to Carries through the rain. They were all getting on very well up there.

Clifton Reynolds has bin very sick. Heard today that he is improving. I was very glad to hear that. Ben had a letter from John today he was well.

10 o'clock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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