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1918

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
Tuesday, April 16, 1918

Tuesday, April 16, 1918

A cloudy day and a little rain. Ben and Marvin worked on the barn. Mr Owens hauled wood. Josie and I ironed some and got dinner. This evening I went to see Carrie a little while. Mollie and Kate Reynolds come there a while.

Tonight Ben and Josie and Henry and Edna has gone to Strait Stone to see a moving picture show.

Mrs Carr went with them and will go home I guess. I am uneasy a bout them a fraid the roads is so rough that they will get stalled. Franklin is sick to night. I certainly do hope that he may soon get well.

9 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, May 18, 1918

Saturday, May 18, 1918

Cloudy this morning clear tonight. We went to New Port News this evening.

Crossed on the boat twice went to Hampton Roads could not see the aviators after we went. They were not flying this evening.

We certainly did go a round. I have seen more than I ever expected to see. Guess it will be the last time that I will ever see down here a gain.

9 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 20, 1919

Monday, January 20, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim worked on Owens house. Lizzie and Earl Bennett went from here this morning. I hope that they got home without an accident. The roads is very bad. I helped Mr. Owen strip tobacco. We stripped all that they had in the pit and filled it up again. I went to Marvins a few minutes this evening. Kate Harvey was there. We came back by the grave yard. Eva had fallen out of her box and hurt herself right bad.

Josie staid at the house and got dinner.

Tonight Mr. Owen is here and they played cards.

9 o'clock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, March  8, 1919

Saturday, March 8, 1919

A cloudy day and raining to night. The men folks cut until twelve then Jim & Ben hauled some stalks and corn.

Josie & Ben and Franklin went to Jim Powers. Henry & I staid at home all the morning then Henry went to Marvins and I went to Owens.

To night Ben & Marvin has gone to the lodge at Strait Stone I know they will get wet. Josie says she has never seen the roads as bad as they were today. Reese Smith has bought him a bycicle.

Johnson Reynolds has gone to Norfork to see Julia Fergerson. I feel like I know how glad she will be to see him. I hope he will see John B.

10: oclock

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

Monday, March 10, 1919

A good day. The men folks cut wood until twelve. Ben carried Josie to Long Island this evening, Her mother met her and they started for W Virginia Max Carr was going with them part of the way. Edna & Franklin went to Marvins this evening. I went and come with them back.

Henry went to school.

Ben says that the roads is very bad. Johnson and Christinia Reynols come from Norfork this evening. Reubin met them at the Island

9 30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Neil Brumfield
Sunday, March 16, 1919

Sunday, March 16, 1919

A cloudy day. No rain.

Ben went to Cedar Forest this morning to meet Josie. She staid at Altavista last night on her way from W Va. I think she had a good time and was glad to get home. The children was so glad to see her and all the rest of us was glad. There has not bin much traveling as the roads is so bad.

I went to Marvins a few minutes this evening. Carrie was complaining of the head ache. Hope she will be well soon.

8:30

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, July  7, 1919

Monday, July 7, 1919

A cloudy day. This morning the fences washed down and away. I lost a 4 galons of milk besides lots of other damage. Josie got dinner. Nellie sowed some on Josies dress. Evylin straitened up the parlor. I churned. It was a hard matter to get a fire a bout eleven oclock.

Mr Glass and Mr Vonwagner come. They eat dinner here. Nell & Evylin went with them to Chatham.

The boys killed the bees in two hives this evening.

Jim & Ben and Mr Owen went to Renan this evening. There has bin three or four cars passed here today. The roads are very bad.

Josie & the children and I went to Marvins this evening.

Paul Bennett got the car in the creek and never got home until twelve to day.

10: o clock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Saturday January 15, 1921

Saturday January 15, 1921

A bad day. Ice on the ground and trees. It has thawed some today. Jim & Ben worked on tobacco all day. Ben milked for me this morning. Josie got dinner and supper. She baked a cake and cooked beans. I ironed some and mended some and set by the fire.

Heard this morning that Mrs Marsali fell on the ice and hurt her arm badly. I am afraid to go on ice much. I went to the spring and hen house and watered the calf to day. Did not fall.

Mr Owens baby is very sick. The dr went to see him tonight. I am sorry for any one to be sick any time and this is such bad weather. An oil tank come in here today. The roads is so bad that no one is going much.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday January 22, 1921

Saturday January 22, 1921

A beautiful day. Ben helped Mr Owen strip tobacco. Henry brought water and Josie and washed some. Josie fixed dinner. Henry went to Mount Airy. He rode Prince. The roads is so bad that a car hardly can go. I do hope that they soon will be better.

Josie baked a cake this evening. Carrie come a few minutes this evening. I am allways glad when she comes. Wish she could stay longer. I have nine little chickens.

They had a dance at Lee Brumfields last night.

I have not heard from Mr. Edmons today. Hope she is better. Josie is having a time batheing the children tonight.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday December 12, 1921

Monday December 12, 1921

A good day. Jim & Ben shucked a shock of corn and gave the stalk to the cows. Then they loaded up the car with Jims scrap meat and sausage, a few chickens and went to Chatham. I think they did fine. They attended to several things and got home before dark. I am very glad that they went. The roads are very good now. Josie scrubed some floors and got dinner. I went to George Blairs. Denia was not at home. She had gone to Altavista with Otho and Sallie. I would of bin glad to see her but I dont blame her. If it was me I think [?] go evry chance I could get. I spent a pleasant evening with the girls. The children went to school today.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Sunday December 25, 1921

Sunday December 25, 1921

A rainy day. Not very colde. We all staid at home all day. Irvin Harvey come a few minutes this morning. He brought me a dress that his mother had made for me, a Christmas gift. The children have a good time today with their toys and dolls. I hope they may not have the croup tonight. There has bin very little passing of people today. The roads are bad. I have bin thinkin of all of the children. Wish I could see all of them. I mis Carrie and her folks so much. If the weather stays bad I wont see them in some time. Well I may never see another Xmas. I am not feeling well now.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Monday December 26, 1921

Monday December 26, 1921

A cloudy day. No weather yet. We all staid at home until noon. This evening Ben & family went to Jim Powers. Mrs Car had a Xmas tree for her grand children. She had lots of presents for her children and grand children. She sent me a nice hand pocket. I am glad of it. I did not go. Some one had to attend to the cows. I done that. Brought water and wood for in the morning. No one has bin to see us yet. The roads is bad. I hope some one will come soon. I want to go to see Carrie but cant whil the roads is so bad. Mabel is so carried a way over her doll she cant go to sleep. 9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker

1920

Wednesday, March 31, 1920

Wednesday, March 31, 1920

A good day. Jim & Owen plowed this evening. Owen went to the mill this morning. Ben ditched some today. Josie has had the tooth ache all day. Carrie & the children come a little while this evening. All they talk is good roads. Denia sent me some seed beans. Cordie sent me some gourd seed. The children went to school. I sowed some on a quilt.

8 30 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday, April  2, 1920

Friday, April 2, 1920

A rainy morning & rainy again tonight. Ben & Jim finished the hen house. I cut salit this morning. Henry went to school to day. Virginia Wooding played with Edna this evening. I went to Carrie this evening and got some eggs to set my hens. Tonight Effie & [?] They had an entertainment at the church to night. I would of bin glad to go but the roads is so bad that you cant run a car. 9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday, December 18, 1920

Saturday, December 18, 1920

A clear cold day. Jim got some wood. Owen hoed [?] some corn. Ben & Jim [?] out some feed. Ben went to Chatham and I went with him. He carried some meat & beans for Nellie. We did not see Evylin. She and some girls had gone for hollie to decorate with. I had a good letter from Denia yesterday. She was at Earnest Craddocks. Lottie has a new boy baby. Today is Hazel Smiths birth day. I did not go in a store at Chatham. We stoped at Gretna a few minutes. Josie got dinner and supper. She had supper a bout ready when we got home. The roads is awful in some places from Gretna to Chatham. Henry went to Strait Stone and Mount Airy to day.

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Wednesday, December 29, 1920

Wednesday, December 29, 1920

A good day. Ben & family went to Jim Powers. Ben carried 4 dogs. Mr Power was bird huntting. Ben hunted rabbits. I think they all had a good day. Power was going to have a dance to night. Mrs Allen was buried this evening. Carrie went to work today. I staid here by my self all day. I was busy all the morning. They say that the roads is in a bad fix. You cant hardly get every where.

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Thursday, January 19, 1922

Thursday, January 19, 1922

A rainy day. The boys stripped tobacco. The children went to school. They were late at school. Mabel is better today. I am so glad Josie and I do a little cookin and [Nanes?] Mabel is so cross.

I have not bin anywher or heard any thing new so I have not got anything to write. The weather is bad and soon the roads will be bad so that people can't run a car. Henry & Edna are studying their lessons yet.

9: o clock

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, January 30, 1922

Monday, January 30, 1922

A clear colde day. The sun set this evening was beautifu.

Jim & Ben stripped tobacco all day. Booker helped them this evening. Henry went to school. Josie sewed. Made Franklin a blous & Mabel a waist. Virginia & Doris come down here. The rode horse back. The mail carrier was horse back today. Mr Mills drug paths a gain today. I hope the roads will soon be so any one can travil them. Jim heard from the fowls toda they solds very well. Hugh Brumfield was at school a gain today

I am so glad that the children all are a bout well a gain.

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart
Friday, February 10, 1922

Friday, February 10, 1922

A cloudy day. No rain or snow. We have done as near nothing as we could. Ben & Josie milked morning & night. Ben went to Mags and Kates this evening. Found them well. The children got letters from Reese & Paul today. We are always glad to hear from any of them. Josie and I sent several valintines cards to relatives I miss Jim so much. Hope he is at home OK. Ben put shoes on Mr Bookers horse this morning. Henry & Edna went to school. The roads are so mudy that you cant hardly travil. Josie got a fall this evening.

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart
Sunday, February 12, 1922

Sunday, February 12, 1922

A cloudy day. Rained a little. We all stayed at home but Henry. He went to Dr Owens and spent the day with Stewart. Ben went with Lee Brumfield to Steven Davis s late this evening to get his dog. They come home a bout dark. Josie and I baked breat & made coffee for supper. Today has bin one lonesome dreary day. The roads are so bad that no one cant get a bout much. Ben & Josie milked this morning & Josie milked by her self to night. I wish I could see Carrie & the children once more.

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart
Saturday, February 18, 1922

Saturday, February 18, 1922

A cloudy day most of the day and some warmer and so much mud that roads is all most impasable. Miss Wille Wooding come and eat dinner with us. Josie got dinner and it was a good one. Jim & Ben went to Renan. They couldnt get a box that would do for a box to pack meat. Oh all of the children has bad colds and Edna is sick. Bin sick all day. I am not well but I hope I may be better by morning. I have bin miserable this evening. So much to do and I am not able to help much. I would like to help some. I do so much hope that the children may be better in the morning.

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart
Wednesday, February 22, 1922

Wednesday, February 22, 1922

A good day. The best that has bin this year. Ben & Jim worked on the phone line a gain today. Henry and Edna went to school. Josie got dinner. I have helped a round some today. Hattie & Elic washed here today. George Blair Jr. come here this morning for his mothers over shoes. Carrie & her children except Paul come a few minutes We were glad to see them. The baby has fattened up and is so pretty. I miss them more than i can tell. I do hope that the roads may get good soon. The boys have some tobacco to market yet.

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, February 27, 1922

Monday, February 27, 1922

A good day. Ben loaded on his & Jims tobacco this morning, Mr John Tucker carried it to Danville. The roads is very rough. Norman Booker helped Ben handle his tobacco.

Henry & Edna went to school.

Jim & Nellie come this evening. I was glad that they did. Oscar Brumfield brought them from Gretna. We miss Ben tonight. It is the first time he has been a way in a long time.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Ladybug1492
Friday, March  3, 1922

Friday, March 3, 1922

A cloudy day most of the day. Some snow on the ground yet. Jim & Ben sawed some wood in the woods. Jim & Nellie and Josie caught some chickens to night. Ben went to Renan after a crate he wanted. He walked and toated it home.

Josie got dinner. She is not well and I see trouble a bout her. I am not doing much and it hurts me for her to have so much to do. Nellie wants to go home in the morning. I am afraid it will be raining. Hope not. The roads is so bad that they will have to go on a waggon if they go.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Ladybug1492
Saturday, March  4, 1922

Saturday, March 4, 1922

A rainy morning. Rained most of the night. The trees was covered in ice this morning. Not heavy enough to brake them. Josie baked a cake for Nellie. Nellie dressed a chicken to take home with her. I let her have some butter. They borrowed Norman Bookers buggy and started home a bout two oclock in the evening. It has not rained since they left. I do hope that they got to Gretna in time to take the train. At this time the roads is very bad. None of feel good and the wether is depressing on a well person. We should be thankful of the good that we have.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Ladybug1492
Sunday, April  2, 1922

Sunday, April 2, 1922

A beautiful day. We went to Marvins and eat dinner. Ben had a time to crank his car but finely did get it to go. We had a good trip concidering the bad roads. Carrie was not looking for us but had a plenty dinner. They had a lot of company. John and his wife & daughter Mr and Mrs Hodges Mrs Love & children Christinia & Floyed Reynols. We got home in time to do our work. Mr Kent come and hindered Ben. He did not milk one of the cows. Mrs Kent is sick with flue.

Jim got home tonight I am glad that he come tonight.

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart

1923

Sunday, February 11, 1923

Sunday, February 11, 1923

A good day. Ben planted some tulips and sweet peeas. Jim walked about in the mud. Nellie went to George Blairs and spent today. I think she enjoyed the day. Henry went to Straightstone to Sunday school. Lawson Emerson come with Henry. They went some where this evening. I got what dinner was got and churned. This has been one lonesome Sunday. Nellie said there was a crowd at Blairs. I wish I could go to Kates and Mollies and to see them all but I can't. The roads is so bad and I am not well.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by starrsum
Thursday, August 23, 1923

Thursday, August 23, 1923

A cloudy day until late. This evening it cleared a way. It has bin colde all day. We have had a fire all day. I peeled a lot of peaches and Carrie preserved them. She caned some tomatoes this evening. Lee Brumfield staid here a gain last night. I was glad for him to be here. The roads was so mudy I was a fraid some thing would happen to him.

I got a letter from Edna this morning. She said that they were all well at home. I am anxious a bout them at home. I want to know how they are getting on.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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