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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 about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, February 21, 1918

Thursday, February 21, 1918

A clear colde day.

Ben and Owen cut until twelve then helped Marvin Smith shuck corn all the evenin.

Josie did a big washin this morning. I got dinner and staid with the children.

Miss Willie Wooding come a while this evenin.

Marvin solde his red cow to day. Fifty three years a go to day I was married.

9 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, March  1, 1918

Friday, March 1, 1918

A nice morning. Wind and a little rain in the evening.

Ben and Owen went to Charles Brumfields to help shuck corn. They finished getting up his corn and finished covering his corn house.

Josie ironed the most of the day. Carrie and Roy and Hazel come and eat dinner with us. Josie helped to carry Hazel home. Gladis Brumfield come with Henry from school. Ben and Josie and Franklin went to Mrs Carrs to night. Ben will come home if nothin happens to him.

The children are all a sleep now.

8 40 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, October 11, 1918

Friday, October 11, 1918

A good day. The men folks plowed this morning. This evening Mr Owen raked pea vines. Ben went to Mr Bailiss. Josie and I stripped a little tobacco. We got our dinner this morning before we went to the barn cooked snaps and baked bread.

Come home at twelve and made coffee.

In the evening the tobacco dried out so we could not tie it. I picked up some apples and gathered some snaps. We went to Carries and strung our snaps. Come home. Josie got supper. I fed the chickens. Henry and I fed the hogs. We had to shuck the corn then I churned.

Ben has just got back from Bailiss and eat his supper.

9 30 oclock

Last edit over 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


Tuesday, October 28, 1919

Tuesday, October 28, 1919

A very warm day for Oct. Ben & Jim and Owen plowed until dinner then Owen went to help Tom Peak shuck corn.

Ben & Jim & Henry went hunting to night.

Josie and I got dinner.

This evening I went to Marvins a few minutes.

The road machine worked in front of the house this morning.

Charles Harvey come this morning.

8:30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield


Sunday January 23, 1921

Sunday January 23, 1921

A rainy morning. Cleared up a bout sunup then we had a good day. Josie and I got a snack for dinner. Henry had some shot he plays with his air rifle.

Ben went after Jim. Marvin went with him. I went as far as Kate Harveys. I was glad to go. Charles & Virginia & Virginia Moses was there. I was glad to see them all. Ben had some trouble with his car.

Carrie & the children come a while. I am glad that they come. Rubin Reynols come a few minutes. I was glad to see him. He is at home helping his father now to strip tobacco and shuck corn.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday March 22, 1921

Tuesday March 22, 1921

A rainy day. Not so but what any one could work until late. Ben plowed this morning. Jim cleaned up the land some. Mr Owen finished shucking his corn and put it in the corn house. What belonged to us.

The children went to school.

I washed some and got a snack to eat.

Paul Smith come and got a setting of eggs this evening.

I get so lonesome when the most of the folks is gone that I dont know what to. Hope Josie can com home to morrow.

8 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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