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1918

Thursday, March 28, 1918

Thursday, March 28, 1918

A cloudy day. Ben went to George Blairs this morning. This evening he went to Mr Worshams with Chesley Edmons. Mr Owen plowed. Josie ironed most all day.

I went to Jim Doss s. Mrs Doss was getting on fine so far as I could see.

I come back by Mr Bailiss they were all well.

Denia and Cordie Blair come this evening. I am sorry that I was not at home.

9:10 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, May 14, 1918

Tuesday, May 14, 1918

A rainy morning clear this evening. Effie Brumfield Mollie Reynolds and [I] went in town this evening. Went to see the moving pictures. We went a gain to night. Willie and Mary went with us.

I think Richmond a mighty pretty place.

We went in the green house and looked a round. There is lots of pretty plants there.

This is wrote May the 15th in the morning before breakfast.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, June 20, 1918

Thursday, June 20, 1918

A good day. Ben and Owen finished getting up wheat and rye this morning. Ben and Marvin went to Hubbards this evening. Josie finished Beatrice Owens dress this evening. I got the dinner.

This evening Grace Brumfield and I went to the river fishing. Caught eels.

Got home at dark. Josie had milked and got supper. I was glad. I was tired. I got a letter from Mary Brumfield. I am glad to hear from them.

10 oclock

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Tuesday, June 25, 1918

Tuesday, June 25, 1918

A cloudy morning rain this evening. Ben and Paul and Owen plowed half the day.

Josie got dinner. I churned and worked some in the garden.

Ellen and Melvin Bailiss come and got milk and butter. I wrote a letter to Mary Brumfield this evening.

Heard this morning that Sam Carter was to be buried to day.

10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, July 10, 1918

Wednesday, July 10, 1918

A good day. Had a sprinkle of rain this evening.

Josie picked black berries this morning and made preserves this evening.

Johnson Reynolds had his wheat thrashed to day. Ben helped. They thrashed at Marvins this evening. I helped Carrie get supper. Mrs Carr was sick most of the day is better tonight.

10 oclock

I had a letter from Mary Brumfield.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, August  5, 1918

Monday, August 5, 1918

A good day and very warm. Ben and Paul suckered tobacco. Josie got dinner. I do[d]ged a round as usual.

This evening we went to Marvins. Kate Harvey come here and then to Marvins.

Marvin had water mellons the first I have seen this year. Josie come by the corn field and got snaps. I got a basket of tomatoes.

Heard this morning that Julia Fergerson has a daughter born the 4th.

Josie and I wrote to Thelma and Mary.

9 30 oclock

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Friday, August  9, 1918

Friday, August 9, 1918

A good day.

We are having some rain to night and thunder. I do hope that we wont have a storm. I know that God is able to cause it not to be so bad. The men helped Marvin with his primings all day and Josie and I helped this evening. Edna and Franklin staid at Carries all the evening.

Henry and Cordie Blair started to Richmond this morning. I do hope that they had a good trip. Josie got a letter from Mary Brumfield saying that she would not come here until September. We look for Thelma and Julia tomorrow hope that they may come.

Josie and I ironed this morning.

9 30 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, September  6, 1918

Friday, September 6, 1918

A cloudy day and some rain. Ben moved some tobacco and cut some. Josie and I helped to move and Josie helped to unload the waggon with green tobacco.

I went to Carries a little while this evening.

Mollie Reynolds come and got some snaps.

I got a letter from Mary Brumfield this evening.

9 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, September  7, 1918

Saturday, September 7, 1918

Cloudy all day rain this evening. Ben and Paul and Owen cut tobacco. They filled four houses.

Mr Dews and the boys helped them.

Josie helped to unload every time in the morning. She baked three chocolate pies for Sundays dinner. We are looking for Mary and Bill Brumfield to morrow. Hope it will not rain so they wont come.

9 15 oclock

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Sunday, September  8, 1918

Sunday, September 8, 1918

A cloudy day and some rain. Ben and Paul made fires under the tobacco this morning. Josie and [I] got dinner.

Josie went to Mr Powers this evening. Henry Blair brought Mary and Bill from Long Island to Mrs Hendricks and Josie brought them here. Miss Alice Wooding and Mrs Winston come this evening. Carrie and the children come a few minutes.

Dews and Mayhew and George Hutcherson come and played croquet.

9 oclock

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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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Thursday, September 12, 1918 (revised)

Thursday, September 12, 1918 (revised)

A good day. Ben carried Mary and William Brumfield to Long Island to day on their way home. I do hope they are at Richmond to night. Mr Will Motley was buried this evening. He was an odd Fellow.

Marvin carried Carrie and I to Altavista to a show. Josie and Kate Harvey kept the children.

Tonight Ben and Josie and Paul have gone to see the show. I am here with the children. Hope they will be pleased with it.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, September 26, 1918

Thursday, September 26, 1918

A good morning. Rain this evening.

Denia and I staid at Letchers until dinner then went to see John Craddocks sister. Mary Towler went with us. Found them well.

While we were there it rained. When we started home the creek was up so that we could not cross where we did when we went over there so we crossed on a fence and crossed two branches on poles and rails. None of us fell or got wet. We come by the grave yard and got to Letchers OK.

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

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, December 25, 1918

Wednesday, December 25, 1918

A good day. The roads is very muddy. Ben hunted some today. He killed four rabbits gave two of them to William Gilbert.

Josie and I staid at home.

Kate and Irvin Harvey come and eat dinner with us. They drove Prince home and Irvin brought him home. I had a letter from John and Effie Brumfield.

Mary Brumfield sent me a book to write in the coming year. Hope I may be able to write in it. Dick Woodings folks gave a party to night.

The children had a good time to day playing with the things they got this morning.

I got several presents was glad of them.

8 oclock

Josie gathered a bunch of violets in the garden to day

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Monday, January 13, 1919

Monday, January 13, 1919

A good day. Ben went to Altavista after lumber and got it. Jim cut some wood in the woods.

Josie got dinner and made Franklin a dress & then went to Marvins.

I washed some.

I got a box of yarn from Richmond to day from Mary Brumfield to knit for her.

All are well and I want to be thankful.

10 o'clock

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Tuesday, January 21, 1919

Tuesday, January 21, 1919

A good day. Ben and Jim worked on Owens house.

Mr. Owen and I and Owen's children and Henry stripped tobacco. Owen and his children stripped all day. Henry and I half the day. Mollie & Christenia Reynolds come and eat dinner with us. Josie had a good dinner.

Marvin went to Gretna today with tobacco. It solde very well.

I had a letter from Mary Brumfield today. They were all well.

9 o'clock

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Wednesday, January 22, 1919

Wednesday, January 22, 1919

A good day. Ben and Jim worked on Owen's house. Owen and his children stripped tobacco all day. Henry and I helped this evening. Josie washed this morning. I got dinner. We had cabbage for dinner. That was a treat for me. I have bin knitting on Marys scarf tonight. I commenced it yesterday.

8 o'clock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, January 24, 1919

Friday, January 24, 1919

A good day. The men folks finished stripping Owens tobacco this morning. They sawed a little wood this evening. I got dinner. Josie ironed this morning. Josie & Henry went to Strait Stone this evening.

Tonight Isla and Cordie & Frank and George Blair and Jessie and William Hutcherson all come and staid until bedtime. The boys played games. I finished Marys scarf tonight.

11 o'clock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, January 28, 1919

Tuesday, January 28, 1919

A good day. The men folks finished the hog pen this morning and stripped tobacco this evening. Josie washed this morning & went to Marvin's this evening. Mollie & Christenia Reynols was there. I helped strip tobacco this evening.

Miss Snead come to Lee Brumfields to night. I don't know what she will do about board. I am so sorry a bout the way the school has bin this winter. I am afraid it won't do any good this time.

I commenced knitting Mary Brumfield cap[?] this morning. Want to finish it soon.

10: oclock

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Wednesday, January 29, 1919

Wednesday, January 29, 1919

A good day. Ben carried Miss Snead to Gretna this morning. Jim & Mr. Owen stripped tobacco. The children and I helped.

Josie got dinner. I washed dishes. Josie & Carrie went to Strait Stone, thought that the Ladies Aid Society would meet, there was no one there.

Willie Mayhew loaded his truck with Mr. Owen's tobacco this evening, wants to start to Danville in the morning.

I have finished knitting Mary Brumfield's cap.

Jim & Ben and Josie are playing cards.

9 oclock

Last edit over 7 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, January 31, 1919

Friday, January 31, 1919

A good day. The men folks stripped tobacco most of the day. Ben went to Greenfield Church to a meeting of some sort. Grace Brumfield & Kate Harvey spent the day with us. Carrie and the childen come this evening.

I sent Mary Brumfield's knitting home to day. Mr Owen got home last night at one oclock from Danville. He sold his last tobacco.

Ben & Jim are at the barn to night tieing tobacco.

9 30 oclock

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

Tuesday, February 11, 1919

A good day. The men folks hauled feed all the morning, finished a plant bed and plowed up a potatoe patch this evening. Josie finished Edna's dress today. Josie got a letter from Mary Brumfield to day.

I worked some button holes in Eva Smith's aprons & carried them home. Marvin is very much complaining this evening. Something killed one of my hens last night.

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

9 10 oclock

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Sunday, April 13, 1919

Sunday, April 13, 1919

A good day.

Josie & I got the dinner.

I went to Owens and dressed the baby.

Nellie and Evylin went home this evening.

Ben & Jim went to Gretna. They went on Bens car.

Sister Mary & Minty Motley come to day. Claud Debs? brough them. I am very glad that they come. Marvin & family come a few minutes this evening.

11 oclock

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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 almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, April 15, 1919

Tuesday, April 15, 1919

A good day. Ben & Owen worked on their tobacco land. Jim plowed some in the garden.

Bettie Rosser washed.

Mary and Mintie and I and Edna & Henry went to Johnsons. Nannie Kate Reynols & her baby come over there.

Josie baked some pies for dinner. I cut salit.

I went to Renan. Paid Lewis what I owed him. Bought some prunes & candy.

My shoes that Josie ordered come. I got a little check interest on my bonds.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, April 16, 1919

Wednesday, April 16, 1919

A cloudy morning and rain before twelve oclock.

The men folks could not do much of any thing.

Mary Towler and Mintie Motley went from here this morning. Ben carried them to George Blairs and Frank Blair carried them home and brought his mother home.

I got dinner today. Josie made Edna a dress and finished it some time before night.

I went to Marvins a few minutes this evening. I got some stockings by mail that Josie ordered for me. Am very well pleased with them.

Franklin has bin cross and mean all day. I think because he could not play out doors.

9 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, April 17, 1919

Thursday, April 17, 1919

A cool windy day. The men folks sawed wood here & at Mr Owens. Josie ironed some and got dinner. This evening she sewed on pants for Franklin.

Aubrey Brumfield come here this evening for potatoes. I did not have them for him. Jim made a hot bed Tuesday and used all the potatoes that was fit to bed.

I have mised sister Mary and Mintie to day. Hope they got home ok.

I cut some grass out of the straw berrie patch this evening. Edna and Paul went to Molly Reynolds's this evening. They did not stay but a little while.

9:30 oclock

Today was Roy Smiths birthday.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, July 27, 1919

Sunday, July 27, 1919

A good day. Jim staid at home all day. Ben went to Long Island and brought Mary Brumfield home with him.

Lizzie Bennett and [I] went to Strait Stone to preaching. Earl Bennett carried us and brough us home. They had dinner on the ground and had a plenty for all hands. Ben carried Lizzie to Johnson Reynolds to night. Mary & Henry & Edna all went with him. They have not got back yet.

Josie got dinner at home. She cooked a chicken & butter beans and corn.

Marvin & all of his family were there at preaching & Ren and his family.

10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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