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1918

Wednesday, February  6, 1918

Wednesday, February 6, 1918

Clear most of the day and warmer south wind blowin. Ben shod the horses this morning split wood some this evening. Josie got dinner. I killed a chicken this morning.

This evenin Josie fixed a box to be solde at Strait Stone School House. To night Ben and Josie went down there. I hope they may get on OK it is a dark and dreary lookin time to me.

I am here with the children. They are all a sleep now.

8 40 oclock

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, February  7, 1918

Thursday, February 7, 1918

A clear good day.

Ben hauled feed and wood. Josie got dinner.

I went to Marvins and spent the day. Marvin went to the mill.

I hemed on Carries babys pieces. I enjoyed my visit so much.

I got a letter from Bruce and Thelma to day. Ben and Josie got home from the School House this morning just be fore one oclock. They said that they had a good time.

9 oclock

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, February 13, 1918

Wednesday, February 13, 1918

A good day. Ben went for a load of plunder for Owen. They got home a bout three oclock in the evening. He brought his cow. Ben went to Mr Laynes this evening to pay some money that Charles owed him. They are fixin to have a gatherin at the School House to morrow. Carrie and Josie made candy this evenin. They had good luck with it. I do hope they may do well with their sales.

Marvin bough him a cow to day.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, February 14, 1918

Thursday, February 14, 1918

A good day very warm for the time of year.

Ben helped Richard Wooding shuck corn. Josie made sandwichs and her and Edna went to the School House and carried them. They went by Carries and got the candy that Josie and Carrie made yesterday and sand witchs that Carrie made yesterday. Josie drove Prince was gone two hours. Did not take the harness off the horse at night. Ben and I and Henry went to the School House. I think they solde a bout all that they had to sell. There was a small crowd there. The roads are very bad yet.

I could not find my glasses so this is wrote 9 15 Friday morning.

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, April  9, 1918

Tuesday, April 9, 1918

A very bad day. Rained all day and still raining. We finished quilting Josies quilt. Josie got dinner.

Henry did not go to school. There was to be a moving picture show at the school house to night but it is so bad I guess there will not be any one to see it.

9 oclock

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, May  4, 1918

Saturday, May 4, 1918

A good day. Ben and Owen plowed most of the day. Josie got dinner.

Isla come over here this morning. I went [with] her to see Ben. We come by the plant beds and got a few cabbage plants.

We had early supper and all went to the school house. The Gretna folks come down and gave a play for the benefit of the Red Cross. There was a big crowd there.

11 oclock

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Friday, May 31, 1918

Friday, May 31, 1918

A good day.

The men plowed corn. Josie ironed. I got dinner. This evening I planted some beans in the garden then went to Carries a little while.

Marvin planted tobacco with a planter. Reese and Henry droped plants.

Mr Murphy come to see a bout getting the school house for a play.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, June  1, 1918

Saturday, June 1, 1918

A good day. Ben and Owen & Paul Bennett plowed corn. Got done a while before night then went to Cedar Forest. Carried some beans & eggs. The men went bathing. Josie and the children went with them to the store. Josie milked and churned and got dinner. Ren Worsham carried Isla & Cordie Blair and I to Mr Jessie Worshams Mill Pond to fish. None of us caught any thing to keep. Cordie and Isla caught a fish a peice but did not get them out of the pond. Denia went to see Lottie Craddock to day. Frank and George went to Danville to night.

10 15 oclock

Ben and two of the children & Josie has gone to the School House to a play.

Last edit almost 11 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
Monday, June 17, 1918

Monday, June 17, 1918

We had a good shower this morning it was badly needed. Ben and Paul replanted tobacco all day after it quit raining.

Josie and Ben went over to the school house to get the things that was left Sat night. I worked a little in the garden.

Josie went up to Marvins a while. Mollie Reynolds come with her back.

Mrs Owens sent us a mess of snaps this evening. I am glad of them.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, June 18, 1918

Tuesday, June 18, 1918

A good day. Ben planted some beans this morning then they plowed corn for Mr Owen. Josie got dinner. Mrs Owen gave us some scraple so she knowed what to cook. I washed a few things this morning. Henry and Edna helped wash some guano sacks.

I finished getting up the onions this evening. Henry and I thinned the corn on the branch. Beatrice Owen brought a dress for Josie to make this week.

Paul Bennett has gone to the school house to night.

10 o clock

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Friday, June 21, 1918

Friday, June 21, 1918

Had a good rain to day. Ben and Paul chinked the barn. Josie ironed and got dinner. We set by a fire this evening and mended some things that we had put off.

I have not seen any of Marvins people to day or heard from them.

Paul has gone to the school house to night to the rehersal of a play.

9 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, June 22, 1918

Saturday, June 22, 1918

A good day cool and windy. Had a good shower last night. Josie staid at home and ironed and got dinner. Paul thinned corn. Ben went to the meeting of the School Board. Henry and Edna and I went to White Falls fishing caught several fish.

To night Ben has gone to Strait Stone to the Lodge. Paul has gone to the school house the rest of them has gone to bed.

10 oclock

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Wednesday, June 26, 1918

Wednesday, June 26, 1918

A cloudy day no rain. The men folks replanted tobacco this morning. Josie got dinner. She went to the mill this morning and to Renan. She carried the children with her to Renan.

This evening Ben carried Henry and I to Cedar Forest fishing. I caught three cat fish.

Turned them in the branch at home.

Paul has gone to the school house to night.

9 30 oclock

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Thursday, June 27, 1918

Thursday, June 27, 1918

A good day. Ben went to Strait Stone and Cedar Forest hunting peas to sow. He got some from Lee B. Josie washed a big washing this morning. I got dinner. This evening I went to Posey Reynolds to see the new baby.

There was a house full of company there.

Did not see Mollie Reynolds she was gone to Jim Thompsons.

We bough war stamps from Irvin Lewis to day. Tom Starkey come by here on his car and brough me home from Johnson's barn.

Paul has gone to the school house a gain to night.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, June 28, 1918

Friday, June 28, 1918

A good day. Ben and Owen and Paul plowed in peas. Josie got dinner and ironed. I went to White Falls did not catch many fish. Marvin Smith carried Henry and I. Reese plowed while he carried us. We walked as far as Jim Thompsons.

Tonight Ben and Josie went with Paul to the school house.

Denia Blair come to Carries this evening. She brought me some snaps. I am glad of them.

All of the children are a sleep.

10 30 oclock

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Saturday, July  6, 1918

Saturday, July 6, 1918

A good day. Ben worked on Tom Edmons's car most all day. Paul carried Denia Blair and I to Worshams pond. We come home for dinner. To night we went to the school house to see a play. Henry has bin sick all day.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, July 22, 1918

Monday, July 22, 1918

A good day. Ben and Paul and Owen dobed on the barn. Josie and Edna and Franklin went to Mr Jim Powers. Henry and I staid at home and done what was most needing to be done.

Tonight Ben and Paul and Josie has gone to the school house. Chesley Edmons come home to finish his crop. There was several of the boys had to start to camp to day.

Franklin went to bed and to sleep did not have a bit of fuss.

10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, November 21, 1918

Thursday, November 21, 1918

A good day. Ben and Owen hauled wood. Josie sewed a little. I got dinner. This evening I went to George Blairs they were all well.

Ben loaded the waggon with tobacco. Owen and Josie helped him. Irvin Harvey brought a few sticks of tobacco to carrie to market. They put it on the waggon be fore they eat supper.

Ben got a letter from Paul Bennett this evening.

Marvin sent a load of wood to the school house to day. Lee B sent one yesterday.

Murphist Harvey finished his work at Marvins to day.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, November 26, 1918

Tuesday, November 26, 1918

A good day.

Ben and Josie and Mrs Carr went to Chatham. I kept Franklin and got dinner.

Josie went up to Marvins and staid with Carries children while Marvin and Carrie went to Strait Stone and tonight Ben and Josie and Janie Gravley has gone to the school house at Strait Stone to a Community League meeting. Miss Angle passed here to day on her way to the Mountain School House.

9 : oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, November 29, 1918

Friday, November 29, 1918

A good day. Ben and Owen worked on Owens house until twelve then Owen and Ben and Josie went to the school house. They had a play of some sort over there.

Mrs Carr and I staid here with Franklin. John is here tonight Ben went to meet him. He had to go as far as Jim Rolans. The[y] did not get home until after ten.

I heard today that Denia Blair is sick. I do hope that she will soon be well.

Janie Gravley has gone home to night. Mrs Gravley come for her.

11 30 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, December  3, 1918

Tuesday, December 3, 1918

A colde windy day. Ben carried a load of wood to the school house this morning and then helped shuck corn at Kates. They got done by twelve.

This evening Ben and Josie and Marvin went to Altavista.

Josie washed this morning. I kept Franklin all day. I got a letter from Effie Brumfield today and got Fanny and Julia Emersons picture.

Tonight Doris Brumfield and Christine Reynolds is here. They come with the children from school. Miss Janie Gravley did not teach to day.

I am not well tonight. Hope I may feel better by morning.

8 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

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

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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 almost 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
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 almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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 over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, September  4, 1919

Thursday, September 4, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim is at the barn. They ground apples to day to make cider. This evening Ben went to Cedar Forest to see some parties a bout a school house. Henry and Edna and I went two.

While we were gone Kate Harvey come. Also Janie Gravely & Evylin Edmons. I would of bin glad to see them. Mollie Reynolds come a little while before I went a way from home.

Josie got dinner. I washed the dishes after dinner.

I have just finished working button holes in Roy Smiths pants.

9:30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, October 23, 1919

Thursday, October 23, 1919

A cloudy all day. We have had a good rain last night and to day.

The men folks stripped tobacco all day. Ben carried the children to the school house this morning.

I cooked most of the dinner. Nellie brought the water. Josie & Nellie washed the dishes at dinner.

Josie got supper.

We shelled some beans tonight.

Ben has gone to Renan to some sort of public speakin. All of the ballance of the folks has gone to bed.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, November 17, 1919

Monday, November 17, 1919

A good day. Jim & Ben killed a beef this morning and stripped tobacco this evening and to night.

Josie got dinner.

This evening I went to George Blairs. They were all busy. Nettie was fixin a box to take to the school house. Some of them were strippin tobacco. Mollie Reynolds come while I was gone. I was so sorry that I was not at home.

Hugh Brumfield & Rees Smith are here tonight. They are all playing Carom [?]

I carried my pen & ink to the dineing room this morning and was two lazy to go after them to night.

9:15 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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