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1918

Saturday, January  5, 1918

Saturday, January 5, 1918

A clear day and colde. Ben and Josie and Hellen and Virginia come to the house half past two oclock this morning. We have bin a drowsy crowd to day. Ben went to the mill this morning. This evening he moved the stove and all the things that they had at the cabbin back where they belong.

Josie got dinner. She baked a pudding that we all enjoyed. To night Ben and Hellen and Virginia has gone to Mr Mayhews to a party. Josie and the children are all a sleep.

9 oclock

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

Monday, February 11, 1918

A good day. Ben went to Altavista with Owen. They will stay allnight some where over there. Mr Mayhew went with them. Ben carried my calf. Frank Mays went to the Island for Ben.

Josie washed a big washing this morning. She finished a bought twelve oclock.

We all went up to Carries this evening.

A bout all of the snow has gone and it is so muddy that it is most impossible to travel at all.

8 40 oclock

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, February 12, 1918

Tuesday, February 12, 1918

A good day. Some clouds but no rain. Ben moved Sam Owen here today. Mr Mayhew brought one load for him. Ben is up at the cabbin now helpin fix up his things.

Carrie and Paul, Roy and Hazel was with her. Reese was at school. They intended to make some candy but could not get what they wanted to fix it with and did not make any. Some man come today and got the Wooding cow. Hope he wont be sorry that he got her.

9 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, May 26, 1918

Sunday, May 26, 1918

A good day.

Ben and Josie Edna and Franklin went to Strait Stone to preaching. Henry and I staid at home. I got a snack for dinner. After dinner Mr and Mrs Mayhew come. Ben and Mr Mayhew played croquet.

I went to see Carrie a little while. Marvin carried Mrs Rice home this evening. Alma Bennett went home to day.

Paul Bennett went to George Blairs for dinner from preaching.

10 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, June 15, 1918

Saturday, June 15, 1918

A good day. Ben cut wheat at Jim Powers to day. Mr Power brought to[sic] reaper home to night.

Paul Bennett worked on the barn til noon. Then he went to Mr Mayhews after ice. The ladies of Renan neighborhood sold cream at the school house to night. Miss Fannie Power come with Ben. They are all gone to the school house now.

Josie worked hard all day fixin her cream and cakes. I do hope they may have luck and sell their cream.

Mr Bailiss come here this evening. His horse got cut in the wire.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, June 30, 1918

Sunday, June 30, 1918

A good day and very warm. Ben and the children went to Strait Stone to Sunday School. Josie and I staid here and got dinner. Ben brough ice from Mr Thompsons. Josie made cream. Marvin and Carrie and all the children come and brought custard ready for freezin. The[y] made two freezers full. It was all good and we all enjoyed it so much. While we were eating Mr Mayhew and Dews and Owen and Board Dews all come. We had a plenty for them all.

Some of them played croquet.

9 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, July 13, 1918

Saturday, July 13, 1918

Had a shower to day. Need rain yet. Ben and Paul and Owen plowed tobacco this morning. This evening Ben helped Marvin fix in his pump. To night Ben has gone to Strait Stone to the lodge.

Tom Edmons came this evening to tell us good by.

He has got to go to camp Tuesday. I feel so sorry for him. Lizzie and Earl Bennett come to see us. Tonight Paul and Earl has gone to see some of the young folks.

Mr Mayhew gave an ice cream supper. We were invited did not go.

11 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, July 27, 1918

Saturday, July 27, 1918

A good day. Ben and Paul has had holiday most all day. Mr Mayhew and Mr Dews and his boys come up here and played croquet all of the evening.

Some of the Mayhew children and some of Owens come to play with Henry and Edna. Paul and Reese and Roy come a while. I think they had a good time. Josie baked a cake this morning. We cooked cabbage and potatoes for dinner.

To night Ben and Mayhew went to Strait Stone to the Lodge.

10 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, August 11, 1918

Sunday, August 11, 1918

A good day. Clouds a round this evening but no rain here.

We all staid at home to day until about night. Ben went to Carries Thelma and Julia [went] to Reynolds. Mr Mayhew and Mr Dews come. Ben and them played croquet.

Carrie and the children come a few minutes. Marvin brought them on the car.

Mr Owens brother come to see him this evening. I got the first corn from the corn field to day.

9 30 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, November  6, 1918

Wednesday, November 6, 1918

A good day. Ben and Mr Owen went to Gretna and solde their tobacco. It solde very well. They got home a while after twelve eat dinner then went to the saw mill and got a load of lumber.

Marvin and Carrie went to Altavista this evening. Mr Mayhew and Rena went with them also Virginia Harvey.

Josie went up there and kept the children. They left Hazel at home. Josie says that they done fine. I went up to Marvins a little while then come home. Henry come with me. We shucked corn enough to feed on to night and in the morning. Ben has gone up to Marvins to help hunt a mink that killed a chicken this morning.

8 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, December 30, 1918

Monday, December 30, 1918

A good day Ben & Owen hauled some stalks for the cows. Josie staid at home all day. I went with Marvin & Carie to Ren Worshams We had a very pleasant day Ethel had a good dinner and I certainly did enjoy it I am glad that Ren has a nice good house.

Ben & Josie has gone to Mr Mayhews to a party Virginia & Reubin Reynolds came by on their way to Mayhews. Hugh Brumfield is here to nigh it seems that they can't go to sleep.

I got a letter from Lottie Craddock I am always glad to hear from them

10 o'clock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Saturday, February  1, 1919

Saturday, February 1, 1919

A beautiful day.

Ben & Jim and Owen burned a plant bed & sowed it. Ben & Owen hauled some stalks and cut them for feed. Josie and I ironed and got dinner this evening. I went to Marvins a few minutes. Mr Mayhew is here tonight. They are playing cards.

Josie got a letter from her mother this evening telling her that her sister is not getting on well. I guess that she will go to see her soon.

I got a letter from Thelma Brumfield this evening. She seems to be getting on well.

9 oclock

Last edit about 10 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 almost 8 years ago by Andrea
Friday, February 28, 1919

Friday, February 28, 1919

Rain to day. Jim & Owen cut some. The fox hunters caught a fox this evening near Mr. Edmons's. They run it all day.

There is a party at the school house selling boxes. Henry went with Mr Mayhew & Owen.

Ben got home from Richmond to night. Marvin met him at Mr. Bailiss.

Josie is feeling some better to day.

Nellie has bin sick to day.

Henry has not come home yet to night.

9 oclock

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, March  1, 1919

Saturday, March 1, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim cut wood all day. They have gone to the store at Renan to night. Mr Mayhew come here tonight but did not stay as the boys was gone. Josie is some better off at this time. Nellie was sick to day. Josie baked pies for dinner today.

Henry & Reese went to Renan this morning. Josie sent for Salmon. This evening they went to the school house after Sophia the dog. I went to Marvins a while this evening. They were all well. Eva has commenced cralling.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, March  5, 1919

Wednesday, March 5, 1919

Clear this morning at five oclock then clouded up and has bin a very rainy day.

The men folks shucked some corn. Marvin went to Altavista with his waggon.

Henry & Edna went to school and came home through the rain. Mr Mayhew is here now. He eat supper with us and they are playing cards now. I got dinner & Josie ironed

9: oclock

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, April 12, 1919

Saturday, April 12, 1919

A good day. I went with Mr Dews to Cedar Forest. Mrs Lewis went also. Jim Brumfield carried me as far as Dews home. We then went on a waggon. Mr Mayhew & Robert went on Mayhews truck. I never saw as many people fishing on one day.

Nellie & Evylin come to day.

Mr. Owen went after guano. There was lots of people hauling fertilizer.

Wren come over to the river where I was and talked with me a while. I certainly did appreciate his comeing.

10 oclock

I left everything for Josie to do to day. Milkin and churning & cookin. I would like to do what I think is right a bout the work but cant do enough to suit them not if I stay at home and work all the time.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Monday, April 14, 1919

Monday, April 14, 1919

A good day. Mr. Owen hauled a load of guano from the island. Mr Mayhew hauled four loads. Jim plowed.

Josie got a mess of turnip salit from Posie Reynols and got the most of the dinner. Henry went to the store this morning.

This evening Mary Towler & Minty Motley and I went to George Blairs and had a nice time. Denia was not at home. Wren Worsham was at Georges. Him and three children. He brought us most of the way home.

10 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, April 21, 1919

Monday, April 21, 1919

A good day. Lizzie was here this morning. She went to Carries and eat dinner. Ben & family and I went to Creasys fish pond. They drewed the water off. They caugh several nice fish and a lot of turtles.

I came back to Marvins and eat dinner. Josie come up there & the children. They had an egg hunt and had some nice candy. Lizzie and I went to Johnson Reynols. Mollie was not at home. She & Robert and Christenie & Janie Brumfield had gone to Jim Thomsons.

We went to see Nanie a while. Mrs Yeats was at Posies.

Jim Brumfield come home this evening.

Ben & Mr Mayhew went to Gretna this evening and got Bens wire for a fence.

10 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, October  7, 1919

Tuesday, October 7, 1919

A beautiful day. Jim & Ben stripped tobacco. Owen loaded some on Mr Mayhews truck to day. They are going to South Boston.

Mollie and Christenia Reynolds come a little while to day. Mrs Owen & Mrs Dews come a few minutes this evening. Mrs Car washed dishes for me today and that was a big help.

I washed the babys flanels this evening.

Jim & Ben went to the barn to nigh to tie tobacco.

I have wrote a letter to Letcher Craddock to night.

9:5 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, October 15, 1919

Wednesday, October 15, 1919

A good day. Jim & Ben loaded their tobacco on Mr Mayhews truck ready for Danville.

Josie come down to dinner to day.

I went to Marvins a little while this evening. Mr McCray come and was going to stay all night at Marvins.

Dr Owen examined Ben this evening. He is going to take insurance.

We heard to day that John Hutcherson is very sick. We are all sorry to hear it.

I woun a tangled hart to night.

11:45 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, December  1, 1919

Monday, December 1, 1919

A bright day. Jim & Ben loaded Mr Mayhews truck with their tobacco and they started to Boston this evening. I do hope that they will get on OK.

Henry & Edna went to school.

Josie & I fed the hogs tonight. Josie got supper.

Bessie (col) did not come in until a bout night.

I was at Carries a few minutes this morning.

8:30 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, December  8, 1919

Monday, December 8, 1919

A rainy day. Jim & Ben & Jim put up the range and carried out my stove. The range is Bens.

I peiced two squars for Miss Willie Wooding for a quilt that she is going to give a way to some children at school.

Mr Mayhew come up here tonight to play cards.

9 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, December 15, 1919

Monday, December 15, 1919

A clear colde day. The boys hauled & shucked some corn. Mr Jim Doss got three pigs from here today.

Josie done a big washing. She washed at the house.

I got dinner.

Edna did not go to school to day. She has a very bad colde.

Mr Mayhew & his son Robert come tonight to play cards.

The baby is cross tonight. Josie is in Henrys bed a sleep with her.

9 30 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Monday March 14, 1921

Monday March 14, 1921

A good morning. Rain this evening. Jim shucked corn to day. Ben plowed. Josie washed this morning. This evening she washed up the dineing room floor.

Elsie East called me this evening and said she could get a horse to take me fishing. I was a fraid to go. A fraid it would rain and it did. I was glad that we did not go. Hope that some day I can go but so many things happen. I may never go a gain. Eula Mayhew is home tonight to stay with Edna. Mr Mayhew got his truck in mud so that Jim & Ben had to help him get it out.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Saturday March 26, 1921

Saturday March 26, 1921

A beautiful day. Jim is at Chatham. Ben helped Mr Mayhew build a barn. Marvin helped two.

Stewart Owen staid with Henry awhile to day. Eat dinner here.

Josie washed up her floor today and got the dinner then went to George Blairs to see Lottie & the babies. I ironed some. The children and I went to Carries this evening. She was washing. Reese was helping her. Ben has gone to the school house to night. Josie is working on Edna dress for Easter.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday April  2, 1921

Saturday April 2, 1921

A beautiful day. A big frost this morning. Jim and Ben hauled stalks this morning. Ben went with Marvin after a hound They went to Altavista. Josie staid here and ironed and got dinner and supper.

Edna and Franklin went to Mr Mayhews to play with the children. Henry and I went to White Falls. Henry caught 4 fish. I one. We come back by Renan. Stoped at Kate Harveys a little while. Went to the store. Hubbard was not there. Mollie Reynols and Christenia was there. Mollie said she intended to go to Portsmoth tonight to see Julia. Josie dressed a spring chicken to send to Julia. Love to all the children & grand children.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday April 22, 1921

Friday April 22, 1921

A cloudy windy day. Rain just at night. Jim and Ben worked all day at home. Josie ironed and got dinner.

I went to Long Island with Grace Brumfield. Reese Smith carried us. We fished all day and did not catch any thing. We eat dinner and supper at Mr Peaks. Mr and Mrs Peak was very nice to me and I am very glad for any kindness that is to me.

Mr Mayhew & Mr Irvin Lewis and his mother was fishing. Mr Less Rourks and Beaula brought us home. I hope I have not done any harm to any one to day. If so excuse me.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Sunday April 24, 1921

Sunday April 24, 1921

A beautiful day. Ben and family except Henry went to Mr Jim Powers and Rob Hubbards. Ben & Mr Mayhew & Richard Wooding went to Hubbards. Went to the fish trap but did not get any fish. They got home at dark.

I staid at home most of the day. I went to Marvins. They went to Kate Harveys. I went with them. Kate had company. Dr Wigginton and Pearl, Effie and Hellen Brumfield, Miss Virginia Moses, two of the Farmer children.

I come home and fed the chickens. Brought water and made coffee & baked bread.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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