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1918

Wednesday, May 22, 1918

Wednesday, May 22, 1918

A good day. Ben finished his tobacco land to day now he is ready for rain.

Mrs Edmons come this morning and staid a few hours.

Alma Bennett come here last night. She made Paul two shirts to day. Josie and I both had a hand in the dinner.

We planted two rows of tomatoes this evening.

I got one doz aster plants today. Effie Brumfield sent them from Richmond.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, May 23, 1918

Thursday, May 23, 1918

A good day. Ben went to Stevin Davis s to day and got a sack of ferterlizer. Finished Pauls tobacco land. He plowed in the garden and planted corn in the bottom. Josie and I planted pea nuts. I planted some Irish potatoes. Josie got dinner. Alma Bennett made Edna a dress this evening.

Ben carried Alma to Johnson Reynolds to night. Paul and Henry and Josie all went. I washed dishes while they were gone.

10 15 oclock

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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

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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

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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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Monday, August 12, 1918

Monday, August 12, 1918

A good day. Clouds a bout this evening but no rain here. Paul suckered tobacco all day. Ben suckered four rows this morning and then went to Chatham. I went with him. We staid longer than Ben thought he would have to stay. We eat dinner at Mrs Woodings. She had a good plain dinner.

Mr John and Willie Baily and Mrs Hines come with Ben as far as their home.

Josie gathered some grapes this morning. We picked them off the stems to night.

Mollie sent over and got some grapes. Jane and Clifton come. I saw Alma and Lonnie at Chatham.

9 o clock

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Monday, September  9, 1918

Monday, September 9, 1918

A good day. Ben loaded the waggon this morning ready for market.

The men will stay at the barn to night.

Josie helped to load the waggon.

I got most of the dinner.

Julia Fergerson come a bout sundown. She got some snaps and butter. I got Paul to carry her home. Lizzie and Alma and Earl Bennett come down to Johnsons to night. Paul and Mary Brumfield and I went up there to night.

10 oclock

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Wednesday, September 11, 1918 (original)

Wednesday, September 11, 1918 (original)

A good day. Ben loaded the waggon this morning ready for market in the morning. The men will stay at the barns to night

Josie helped to load the waggon. I got most of the dinner. We looked for [ink stain] Mollie and Julia all the evening. They did not come. Julia come a bout sundown. She got a few snaps and some butter. Paul carried her home. To night Lizzie + Alma and Earl come to Johnsons. Paul carried Mary and I up there. We staid until ten oclock have just got home.

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Saturday, September 14, 1918

Saturday, September 14, 1918

A good day. The men folks finished moving a house of tobacco and filled it with green tobacco.

Josie went to Carries this morning and stayed with the children while Marvin and Carrie went to Altavista.

They eat supper before they come home. Josie and her children. I got dinner at home and gathered some beans.

Paul has gone home this evening is to come back to night. Hope nothing will happen to him or the car.

I got a letter from Alma and Evelyn to day. I was glad to hear from them.

9 15 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, October 12, 1918

Saturday, October 12, 1918

Cloudy today and some rain. Ben got up part of his pea hay and part got wet. We got dinner when we got breakfast thought we would strip tobacco. It was so dry that we could not handle it. Josie sewed some.

I dug some potatoes.

Reese and Henry helped me and we built a pig pen and got up the pigs and they got out.

Ben and Owen went a squirrel hunting. Killed four. Ben kept 2 and then would not skin them. So I did it.

Heard to day that Alma and Lonnie are sick. Had a letter from Mary Brumfield. They were well when she wrote. Hope that they may stay so.

9 30 oclock

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Tuesday, October 22, 1918

Tuesday, October 22, 1918

A good day. Paul and Owen Josie and I and the children finished stripping Pauls curing of tobacco this morning and commenced on Bens.

Josie come home to get dinner. She fried chicken and baked cocoanut pies. A bout twelve Gordon and Alma and Ola and Frances Bennett come for dinner. After dinner Bruce Reynolds and his mother come a few minutes. I was glad to see them all. Ben sowed wheat most of the day. This evening Nat Wooding phoned for Ben to come to Reynolds mail box and help him work on his car. Ben went. They could not fix it. They brought it here. Sidney Reynolds come after Nat and carried him home.

Paul finished sowing wheat. Mollie gave me a nice box of candy a birth day present. Marvin Smith paid our taxes this evening. Paul and Ben has bin at the barn to night hangin and putting tobacco in the pit.

10 oclock

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Sunday, November  3, 1918

Sunday, November 3, 1918

A beautiful day. There was a killing frost last night. We all staid at home until after twelve. Ben and Josie and Edna and Franklin and Paul went to Mr Powers. Henry and I went to Marvins. All at home a gain to night. Ben and Owen and Paul want to start to Gretna in the morning at three oclock.

Alma Bennett was at Gretna this evening. She talked with Carrie Smith. I was very glad that she did. I am always glad to hear from them.

8 oclock

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1919

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.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, January 23, 1919

Thursday, January 23, 1919

A rainy day. Ben and Jim finished at Owens house then stripped tobacco the rest of the day. I helped strip until twelve then I knit most of the evening.

Josie got dinner. She had a good dinner.

I had a card from Alma Bennett this evening.

Ben & Jim and Josie are playing cards tonight. All of the children are asleep I think I will go to bed soon. Today has bin warm for the time of the year. Now the wind has commenced to blow I think it will get colde by morning.

9 o'clock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, April 10, 1919

Thursday, April 10, 1919

A good day. The men hauled in the pea hay this mornin and hauled manure this evening. Commenced to use the spreader this evening. Josie helped to get dinner to day and has got the dinner for ten days she says. I went to Mr Owens and dressed the baby.

While we were eating dinner Marvin called me and ask if I wanted to go fishing. Of course I said I wanted to go so he carried me to Cedar Forest. I did not catch many fish.

I was glad of the trip.

I got a letter from Alma this evening. Ben & Jim has gone to Willie Mayhews to night to get him to haul a load of guano.

10 oclock

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Monday, July 14, 1919

Monday, July 14, 1919

A shower this morning. Clear this evening. The men commenced to plow but the rain stoped them.

This evening Ben carried me and Henry & Reese to Cedar Forest. We caught a few fish. Stoped at Strait Stone and got a few things.

Nellie come today. Her & Jim picked black berries all the evening.

Kate come this evening. Ben & Jim went with her home.

Virginia went to Brookneal this morning. She went to Ed Harveys to visit.

Alma Bennett come to Carries yesterday. She is doing some sewing. I want to go and see her soon.

10:30 oclock

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Wednesday, July 16, 1919

Wednesday, July 16, 1919

A clear morning. A hard rain this evening. The branch was all out of the banks a gain. Jim & Nellie started to the Island. They had got as far as Arch Moons when the rain began to fall. When [it] quit so that they could, they come back home.

Josie got dinner. I churned this evening. Josie made Henry a blouse. I went to Marvins.

Alma was makeing Carrie a dress. Marvin went to the mill this morning. Did not get his grain ground.

Jim brought the olde hog this evening.

10 oclock

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Saturday, July 19, 1919

Saturday, July 19, 1919

A rainy morning and it is raining to night. Did not rain all day but the most of it.

Jim carried Nellie to Gretna this morning.

Josie got dinner. To day she is complaining is hardly able to go.

The children and I went to Marvins. Alma Bennett was makeing Carrie a dress.

Josie got early supper. Jim did not get any dinner today.

9:30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, July 22, 1919

Tuesday, July 22, 1919

Rain a gain to day. Old as I am I don't think I ever saw such a time. Jim & Marvin an Paul Bennett all started to Chatham this morning. We have not heard a word from them yet. Carrie & the children staid here all day and they are here tonight. Jack Harvey come to see us today. He is lookin well. Heard to day that Mrs Hutcherson had come home. Hope she may get well.

I had a letter from John to day.

Alma Bennett made me a bonnet to day.

10 oclock

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Friday, July 25, 1919

Friday, July 25, 1919

A good day. Ben helped the Edmons build a barn. Jim and Marvin come from Chatham to day. They had bin on a jurie.

Josie cooked a big pot of snaps. She ironed most of the day and is sick to night.

Ben carried Henry & I to White Falls. I caught several small fish. Jack Harvey come & got the team & waggon and went to the mill for his mother and hauled some wood. Alma is at Marvins to night.

10 oclock

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Saturday, July 26, 1919

Saturday, July 26, 1919

A good day. Ben went to Brookneal this morning.

Jim sowed a turnip patch this evening.

Josie got dinner. She killed a chicken and baked pies this evening.

I went to Marvins this evening. Alma Bennett and I staid with the children. Marvin and Carrie went to Strait Stone to preaching. The protracted meeting commenced to day.

Earl and Lizzie Bennett come to Carries this evening. Lizzie come with me home. I am glad that she came.

Edna & Franklin went to Mr Hutchersons by themselves this morning.

12 oclock

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Saturday, August  2, 1919

Saturday, August 2, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim suckered tobacco this morning. This evening Ben went to Gretna to meet John & his children. They are all here to night. Mary Brumfield went to Lee Brumfield this morning. Walked all the way up there. Oscar & Hellen come with her back home. They would not come in and have supper with us. Josie staid at home & got dinner. I went to Johnson Reynolds to spend the day. I eat dinner there. Mollie had a good dinner. Reubin brough me home as soon as I heard that John was comeing. Marvin & Carrie went to meeting this morning. Carrie & the children was here this evening. Alma Bennett is at Lees to night. Jim brought home some cucumbers & tomatoes from the tobacco ground this evening.

10 oclock

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Thursday, August  7, 1919

Thursday, August 7, 1919

A day. The men folks pulled leaves. Edwin Brumfield helped them.

John & Christenia Brumfield went to George Blairs this morning and to Lee Brumfields this evening.

Josie got dinner this evening. She worked on Edna a dress.

Mrs. Owen went to see her brother to day.

This evening I went to the corn field to see if there was any snaps. I could not get any. I think all concidered they have got the sorriest crop I ever saw. I know they worke and tried but it is drowned.

I went to Marvins a few minutes. Alma come while I was there. I feel age and infirmities so much and hear so much complaint a bout things that no one can help that I cant hardly stand it.

10:10 oclock

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Monday, November  3, 1919

Monday, November 3, 1919

A good day. Effie, Cordie, and I went to see Alma Bennett. She is in the hospitle in Richmond. Found her feeling good considering that she cant walk a step.

I wrote to Lizzie Bennett this evening. I went and looked at the pretty flowers at the green houses.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, November  4, 1919

Tuesday, November 4, 1919

A good day. Did not see Alma today. Effie had company to day, a Mrs Lavender. She had a nice dinner. Served it in three courses. William had a head ache last night and was sick this morning. Could not go to school. He was better this evening. William, Cordie, and I went to Windensburg [?] Pond. We saw the prettiest flowers over there. Great beds of cannas in bloom. We walked over there and come back on the street car.

Will & Jack Harvey are talking a bout their dr books. It is dry stuff to me.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, November  7, 1919

Friday, November 7, 1919

A little rain today. Effie and Corrie and I went to see Alma. She is getting on fine.

We went to the Confederate Musieum. Saw lots of things that I never expected to see.

We was out most all day. Eat dinner down town. It was not so good. Cost 50 cts. I bought Edna a doll today.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, November  9, 1919

Sunday, November 9, 1919

A good day. We are at Wills yet. Guess they wonde what happened that we did not come home.

Wills children had company this evening. Miss Wood & Miss Thomas, Mr Haynes, Will and Julia Brumfield and Emily & I went walkin this evening. It was so dark that I could not see much. Cordie & Thelma went to see Alma Bennett tonight. Willie Brumfield & Jack Harvey left tonight, one for Bluefield & one for Ashland, N C to a doctors meeting. Effie is washing dishes now.

8:30 oclock

Last edit over 9 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

Monday June  6, 1921

Monday June 6, 1921

A good day. I am at Bennetts to day. Lony & Earl are replanting tobacco. Alma is working on a dress for Bessie Shelhorse. Lizzie had English peas for dinner the firs that I have seen this year. Gordon come this morning and brough his baby. Lizzie & Alma kept it until twelve oclock. Well I do wish I could know how they are getting on at home. I do hope that Mabel is better off by now.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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