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1918

Wednesday, February 20, 1918

Wednesday, February 20, 1918

Rain this morning. Clear by twelve. Ben opened the smoke house door this morning and hung up the meat. We have not found the key yet. Hope we may find it yet.

Josie washed some to day. I got dinner and kept the children. Kate Harvey come a while. I was glad to see her. Ben and Owen went to a cutting match this evening. They cut for Tom Peak at Mr Woodings.

9 10 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, July  5, 1918

Friday, July 5, 1918

A good day. Ben stacked his oats to day and finished plowing corn for him self and Owen. Plowed some in the garden. Josie ironed and got dinner most all of it. I got a new dress. Alma Bennett sent it this evening by mail.

I went to Carries a while and then to Posie Reynolds. I carried Mrs Rice a bonnett that Alma Bennett made the bonnett. Carrie Smith furnished the material and gave it to Mrs Rice. Posie and his mother was gone to Chatham.

I had a letter from Ola (Bennett) Jefferson .

We are having some rain to night and need it two.

11 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Monday, March  3, 1919

Monday, March 3, 1919

A good day. Ben & Owen cut half the day in the pines. Ben went this evening to a cutting match at George Blairs. Jim worked on the orchard all day & did not finish it. Josie is feeling some better of her colde. Bettie Rosser washed for Josie to day. She washes fine. Heard to day that Elsie East has a new boy. I hope they get on well.

8 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, April  6, 1919

Sunday, April 6, 1919

A good day. Jim & Ben staid at home all day.

Josie got most of the dinner.

I went to Mr. Owens twice. I went & dressed the baby and come home. Then Mrs Owen fainted and I went back a while. Mr Owen carried his neice home to day. Lee & Elsie come and eat dinner with us.

Elsie had her new baby with her. I think he is a fine baby. I was very glad that they came. It is the first time that Lee has bin here this year or Elsie for that matter.

I have not seen or heard from Marvins to day. Hope they are all well.

Henry went to Mag Brumfields to day. Said he had a fine time.

9 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, June 18, 1919

Wednesday, June 18, 1919

A good day. Jim & Ben sowed some peas. Ben went to Lee B after them and carried all the children. Henry carried two doz eggs. He bought match and fly powder & chewing gum.

Henry done his first plowing to day. Dr Bennett and Henry Bennett come to see Jim & Ben today.

Josie ironed this morning. I got dinner. This evening I ironed some & then went to the sweet potatoe patch. They are lookin well. I come through Jims tobacco ground. The tobacco is growing some.

10:15 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, July  7, 1919

Monday, July 7, 1919

A cloudy day. This morning the fences washed down and away. I lost a 4 galons of milk besides lots of other damage. Josie got dinner. Nellie sowed some on Josies dress. Evylin straitened up the parlor. I churned. It was a hard matter to get a fire a bout eleven oclock.

Mr Glass and Mr Vonwagner come. They eat dinner here. Nell & Evylin went with them to Chatham.

The boys killed the bees in two hives this evening.

Jim & Ben and Mr Owen went to Renan this evening. There has bin three or four cars passed here today. The roads are very bad.

Josie & the children and I went to Marvins this evening.

Paul Bennett got the car in the creek and never got home until twelve to day.

10: o clock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, August 14, 1919

Thursday, August 14, 1919

A good morning. Rain this evening. Jim & Henry suckered tobacco all day.

Ben went to Chatham. John & Edwin and Christenia went and Kate Harvey. John gave them all dinner at the hotel. Kate & Ben was in the rain comeing home. Josie ironed some. We both got dinner. I caned five cans of tomatoes.

Edna and Franklin went to George Blairs. Josie got uneasy a bout them, a fraid they would be in a hard cloud but they got home before it rained.

I thought that Julia Fergerson would come but she did not. Don't know what is the matter.

10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, November 11, 1919

Tuesday, November 11, 1919

A rainy day. We are still at Richmond. They expected to have a parade here to day but it rained so they did not have it. There is all sorts of side showes and merry go rounds in the city. We that is Effie Brumfield and all of her children, Cordie Blair & I went to the city.

We went to see Alma Bennett. She is in the best of spirits. They have taken off the cast that they had on her leg. She has a room mate that has a baby. Alma says that she likes her fine. Willie & Jack are away yet.

8 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Wednesday March  2, 1921

Wednesday March 2, 1921

A beautiful day. Ben & Jim shucked corn all the morning. Cut wood this evening. Josie got dinner. Henry & Edna went to school.

I went to Kate Harveys and eat dinner then Kate and I went to see Mag. Mag and the two little children was at home. The other children was at school. Johnson Reynolds & Clack Hubbard covered a shed to one of Kates houses today. I come by to see Mollie & Kate a few minutes. Jim Fargthing[?] had a cutting match to day. I rode on a waggon with a stranger as far as Renan.

Ben and Josie are putting up a stove that they bought yesterday.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday March 29, 1921

Tuesday March 29, 1921

A clear colde day. There was ice this morning. I am expecting the fruit to be killed tonight.

Jim has not come yet. We dont know what to think is the matter. Ben cleaned up the land and plowed some today. Henry and Edna went to school today. They are in this room a sleep to night.

I sowed a border on Effies quilt to day. Josie got some salit for dinner to day. She worked on a dress for Mabel a while this evening. I went to Marvins a few minutes this evening. Carrie had finished a dress for Hazel.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1920

Saturday, March 27, 1920

Saturday, March 27, 1920

A good day. Ben went to Mag Brumfields to a cutting match. Jim cleared up the garden nearest [?] the potatoes. Henry went to Mags this evening & to Lees. I went to Johnson Reynolds this evening. Found them all well. Josie baked some pies this evening. Charles Harvey come & brought a sack of ship stuff home. Jim & Ben has gone to Strait Stone tonight.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Monday, July 26, 1920

Monday, July 26, 1920

A good cool day. Ben & Jim topped tobacco. Josie got dinner. I churned and cut the cucumber for pickle. This evening Josie commenced her a dress and went to Carries a little while. I picked a bucket of baries. I went to Mr Owens. His baby is sick. I am sorrie for them & the baby. I dont know what is the matter with him. Marvin went to Strait Stone to preaching. 9 oclock

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Thursday, August 26, 1920

Thursday, August 26, 1920

A good day. The men folks suckered tobacco to day. Josie and I got dinner. Bettie Hayley washed here. Mr Mcraye come to day. I went to George Blairs this evening. Denia and the girls were busy mending. Kate and Charles Harvey come to Marvins and got a lot of matoes. Josie gathered a lot of tomatoes and picked up apples for the hogs. Jim has gone to the barn. Henry has gone with him.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Thursday, March  9, 1922

Thursday, March 9, 1922

A cloudy day. Rain tonight. Max Car went from here this morning. Jim went to Lee Brumfields to a cutting match. Kate Harvey come to see us this morning. She eat dinner with us. Ben & Josie come home today from Charlottsvill. We was glad to have them back. Josie is feeling bad I know. Henry & Edna went to school. Hattie Gilbert washed here today. Most of the clothes was dry enough to take in. Oh how I wish I could See Carries folks. It rains rains rains.

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart
Saturday, July 15, 1922

Saturday, July 15, 1922

A good day. The boys topped tobacco all morning. Jim went to Chatham this evening. Ben carried him to Gretna I went as far as Coleman Mayhews. Mathew Mayhew buried this evening. Mr Barber preached his funeral. There was a big crowd at the burial. I did not go to the grave. Carrie and Marvin and four of the children come and I come with them home. They eat supper with us. Mrs Trent went home this evening. I was very sorry to see her go. Grace sent me some apples by Ben. I was glad of them.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Friday, December 29, 1922

Friday, December 29, 1922

A good day. Jim hunted some today. Ben made some steps to the house in the wood. This evening he carried John (the col man) and his family to Cedar Forest. He got in the mud as he come home and had to prize the car out. Ella Hubbard come this morning and Kate [?] and Lizzie and Lonnie and Alma Bennett. I was glad to see all of them. We heard today that Cabbel Mattox was killed near Ray. A tractor turned over on him. Josie is feeling bad tonight. Oh I am so sorry for her and can't help her in any way.

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart

1923

Friday, March  2, 1923

Friday, March 2, 1923

A beautiful day. The men folks mauled some and hauled some wood for John Ward. Nellie got dinner and supper. I went to see Kate Harvey. She was at work. Irvin and Duepney brought me home. The children went to school. Dr. Owen let me go with him a part of the way. I was glad of that much help. Every one is good to me no matter when I go. I would be so glad to go and see all of my folks but I may never see them again. I want to see Carrie more than any one now.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Nathani
Thursday, March  8, 1923

Thursday, March 8, 1923

A good day. Ben sent John Ward to Renan this morning for a matress and shavings. Jim cleaned up a brier patch and then went to John Hutchersons to a barn raising. This morning Nellie got dinner. She made the children some pies. I went to see [Mildred Ferguson?]. She is sick. Julia is worried a most to death about her. I come by Mr. Bookers and bought a few potatoes for the children. Well Ben has come to go to bed.

Last edit about 7 years ago by Nathani
Sunday, March 11, 1923

Sunday, March 11, 1923

A rainy day very disagreable day. We was all at home at dinner. Henry went to Johnson Reynolds. Mildred Ferguson is seriously sick. Nellie got dinner. She baked potato pies that pleased the children. Ben helped Edna fix her beads. Painted them for her. Edna fed the calf for me. Mable is sitting up in the bed talking. She has a bunch of violets. I have stayed with the children in the dining room. Ben put papers under his mattress this evening.

Last edit about 7 years ago by Nathani
Thursday, March 15, 1923

Thursday, March 15, 1923

A good day. Ben worked on his ditch and Jim cleaned up [land?]. This evening they went to Mays to a cutting match. Nellie got dinner. This evening she went to see Mildred and staid all night. Mildred is no better and I am afraid she never will be. I sewed on my quilt. Mabel has bin very good all day. The children went to school. I gave John Ward my nice rooster. The young one had whipped him and would of killed him but I put him up.

Last edit about 7 years ago by Nathani
Friday, March 23, 1923

Friday, March 23, 1923

A good morning. Rain this evening and thunder. Jim and John Ward finished shucking corn today. This evening Jim and Ben helped Norman Booker put some logs under his barn. Ben come from Role Hubbards. We all are glad that he come home. Lizzie Bennett and I went to George Blairs. Had a pleasent day. Earl Bennett come for his mother to go with him home. I come home early. It rained before I got home. Edna come from school sick. She may be taking the measles. I do hope she won't be sick much no matter what is the matter. The branch was up so we could not get water from the spring.

Last edit about 7 years ago by Nathani
Monday, March 26, 1923

Monday, March 26, 1923

A beautiful day. Ben went this morning to get the horses shod and a [tire?] cut. He got his work done and got home by twelve. Then he eat dinner and went to the island for Guano. He has just eat his supper. 8 o'clock Jim has bin sick all day. John Ward went to the cutting match at Kate Harveys. Nellie made a dress for her self today. I got most of the dinner. Hattie Gilbert was washed here today. She done a good job.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Nathani
Thursday, March 29, 1923

Thursday, March 29, 1923

A clear colde day. Ben plowed half the day. John Ward plowed some this evening. Ben went to Renan and Cedar Forest this evening. He got a plow from Mr. Dews. Jim plowed up the garden and planted some things. Lee Brumfield is here tonight. Henry and Edna are both sick. They are broke out with measles. I do hope they will be better soon. They both got a lettr from their school mates today. Nellie cut and made Mabel two dresses and bloomers today. I doged a bout as usual.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Nathani
Friday, April  6, 1923

Friday, April 6, 1923

A good day. Ben went to Rob Hubbands to help cover a house. Jim hauled sand a part of the day. Then went to the store. He bougt some matches. Lelia Ward washed some for me today and ironed and brought the clothes home. Nellis has sewed some today and helped attend to the children. Franklin and Mabel is both sick. I am troubled a bout them. Guess they have got measles and can't brake out. I see lots of trouble. There is so much that should be done that I cant do.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Friday, May 18, 1923

Friday, May 18, 1923

A good day. A little rain this evening. The men worked on tobacco land. Hattie washed here today. The clothes dried quick. I made two pillow tick and one bolster tick and filled them with feathers and a bed tick. I am so glad that is done. Irvin Harvey and Hazel and Eva Smith come a few minutes this evening. We heard that Carries baby was opperated on. We dont know what was the matter with it. The children has played and bin good as I could ask. We picked a few straw berries this morning and [?] some dew berries. They were all eat.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Sunday, October 14, 1923

Sunday, October 14, 1923

A good day. There was no one at home this morning of Bens family. Henry spent the night with Lawson Emerson. Ben and the other children was at Rob Hubbands. I got breakfast and dinner. Lelia Ward come and helped some this morning. Lawson Emerson was here for dinner. Ben and the children come a bout sundown. Herny went to preaching tonight. I am disapointed that Carrie and family did not come. Hope there is not any thing the matter.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Nathani
Friday, October 26, 1923

Friday, October 26, 1923

A beautiful day. The men worked on tobacco all day and are tying tonight. Henry has started to Straight Stone tonight on a car his first trip by him self. I hope that nothing may happen to him. Kate Harvey went from here this morning. I am so glad that she come to spend the night with us. I picked up all of the walnuts today. The men and the children Edna and Franklin put them in the buggy house up stairs. Henry come by the store tonight. He got a piece of meat and matches.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Nathani
Thursday, December 27, 1923

Thursday, December 27, 1923

A rainy day. Jim went from here this morning. He was going to see his people at Lynchburg. I have felt all day like something serious was the matter. I can't tell why. Jim went with the Edmons boys to Gretna. Ben's car is so out of fix that it won't go like he would like. Floid Reynols was here a few minute to day. He said that Julia Fergeson's baby was very sick. Reubin and his mother was going to Danville this evening to see the baby. I hope it is better by now. I got a nice box of candy from Clifton and Jane today. I have got more nice presents and cards this Xmas than I ever did be fore at Xmas. Ben is at work on a picture frame to night.

Last edit over 2 years ago by New Test User
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