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1919

Tuesday, May 20, 1919

Tuesday, May 20, 1919

A cloudy day. Rain this evening. Jim & Ben planted corn on the branch land this morning. This evening Ben finished ceiling Marvins room then they planted some water mellon seed.

Josie washed this morning. I helped some.

I picked a few straw berries for supper.

Franklin is very sick to night. I do hope he may be better by morning.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, May 22, 1919

Thursday, May 22, 1919

A good day and very cool for May. The men folks replanted their corn. Mr Owen planted some beans.

Dr Wigginton was here today to see Franklin. Said he did not have diptheria He is much better off than he was last night I think. This evening I went to Marvins. Murphist Harvey was there. He hung their screen doors to day.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, June  4, 1919

Wednesday, June 4, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim plowed in the corn. Ben carried Josie & Edna and Franklin to Jim Powers at twelve. Henry & I went as far as the crossin at Starkeys.

We fished until Ben come back then come home. Then I went to where Booker Callums lives on Mrs Haleys land. Mollie Reynolds and I hunted strawberries. Did not find many. I milked by lantern light to night.

We had new Irish potatoes for dinner to day. They was fine. I made a few preserves this morning.

10:15 oclock

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Thursday, June  5, 1919

Thursday, June 5, 1919

A very rainy day. The branch was out of the banks. The men plowed in the corn a little while this morning. I was here by my self except Henry in and out.

I got potatoes for dinner. The calf got in the corn this evening. Henry and I got it out & mended the fence. I wrote a letter to Effie this evening.

10:30 ocl

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, June  9, 1919

Monday, June 9, 1919

A good day. They replanted some tobacco this morning & thined corn.

Josie has bin sick most all day. I got dinner then washed some. Henry went to Aunt Mollies & got some potatoe slips. Henry and I planted them. We have finished planting all that we want.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, June 19, 1919

Thursday, June 19, 1919

A shower this morning but a clear evening.

Ben & Jim sowed peas this morning. This evening Ben cut wheat for Lee Brumfield. Oskar Brumfield thined corn for Ben. Edna and I thined 26 rows this evening.

Josie made Ben two shirts today. I caned some beets. The first that I ever caned. I choped a little in the garden & replanted some cucumber hills. Put up some onions. We are getting plenty vegatables now.

10:15 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, June 20, 1919

Friday, June 20, 1919

A good day and very warm. Jim plowed all day laying by corn. Oscar and Henry Brumfield finished thining corn this morning. Oscar plowed this evening. Henry & Hugh played all the evening. Henry went with Hugh home this evening.

Ben went to the meeting of the school board at Green field this morning.

Edna and I went to White Falls. Ben carried us and come and brought us home.

Josie got dinner. She cooked cabbage and potatoes and baked apples.

10 oclock

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Monday, June 23, 1919

Monday, June 23, 1919

A cloudy day. Rain tonight. Ben cut his oats to day. Jim come home from Chatham to night. He come with Johnson Reynolds.

Mrs. Owen come a while this evening. Brought her new baby Benjamine Franklin.

I went to George Blairs this evening. They were getting up their wheat.

Mr Charley Hutcherson was planting corn this evening on wheat land.

Isla Blair & Cordie was gone to Ren Worshams

10 oclock

Ben bought a sack of ship [?] stuff from Irvin Lewis.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, July  3, 1919

Thursday, July 3, 1919

A good day and very hot. Ben raked up his hay. Jim and Owen plowed. Josie ironed this morning. Carrie come this evening and brought all the children. Josie & Carrie went after berries. Found the cow in the corn. They got some berries & lots of chickers (dont know how to spell them). Josie made plum jellie this evening. I got up the onions this evening. Henry and Paul helped me put them in the buggy house up stairs.

Mrs Hutcherson started to Richmond this morning. I do hope she may come home a gain.

10 oclock

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Friday, July  4, 1919

Friday, July 4, 1919

A good day. The men folks all plowed. Josie got dinner. She cooked snaps and cymblins and potatoes and beets and baked apples. This evening I went with Gladdis and Hugh and Aubry Brumfield fishing. We caught a lot of little fish.

I come by Blairs. The men folks was stackin hay & oats. Several of the people a round went to Gretna & Altavista and some to South Boston.

Jim planted some corn & beans this evening.

10 30 O clock

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Friday, July 11, 1919

Friday, July 11, 1919

A good day. Jim & Owen went to help Johnson Reynolds thrash wheat. Ben plowed in his tobacco all day. Jim helped him this evening. To night Ben & Jim has gone to nail up the gate. The cows & horses got in the corn last night.

Josie got dinner. This evening she picked a bucket full of black berries.

I though I would pick some berries but did not get many. I felt so bad that I did not get many berries.

10:30 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, July 20, 1919

Sunday, July 20, 1919

A rainy morning. Has not rained so much to day. We all staid at home until after dinner.

Ben went to Mayhews. Jim went to Marvins. George Blair come this evening. I was so sorry that the boys was not at home.

Josie got dinner. She cooked corn & butter beans and made a pudding. We all enjoyed our dinner.

10 oclock

Heard tonight that Jack Harvey & Bob Booker got home this evening.

Last edit about 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

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Thursday, July 31, 1919

Thursday, July 31, 1919

A good day but a hard thunder cloud and hard rain tonight. Jim plowed a little to day. Ben went to Greenfield & Chalk Level this evening. Mr. Owen went to Strait Stone to preaching this evening.

Josie staid at home and got dinner. She cooked snaps and potatoes and corn. I certainly did enjoy my dinner.

Marvin carried Mary & Edna Brumfield and I to Worshams pond. I caugh one nice fish.

Mary went to Preaching this evening. To night she is at George Blairs. Paul Bennett carried her. I am so glad that Ben got home before it rained.

9:30 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, September  5, 1919

Friday, September 5, 1919

A good day. Jim is at on [sic] the tobacco. Henry went to drive the horses up this morning and Pomp kicked him. Did not hurt him very bad. We are all so glad it is no worse.

Ben went to Cedar Forest this morning a bout the school work. Mrs Car come with him home. I am glad that she came to see Josie.

This evening Henry & Reese and I went to White Falls and I fished. The children played. Jim cut some corn this evening.

Carrie & the children come down here a while this evening. Jack Harvey eat supper here tonight and will stay at the barn tonight.

10: oclock

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Tuesday, September 16, 1919

Tuesday, September 16, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim and Owen cut corn all day. Josie & I peeled some peaches and made preserves. We had snaps for dinner, the last that we will get this year without it rains very soon.

Josie sewed some this evening and gathered some peas. We have finished shelling them tonight. I went and dug some potatoes & washed them.

Mr John Baily and Miss Angle was here this evening. They were going a round a bout the schools. They did not see Ben.

Edna got my book & pen and ink for me tonight.

9:15 oclock

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Wednesday, September 17, 1919

Wednesday, September 17, 1919

A good day. Ben & Owen and Jim finished cutting corn.

Josie made Edna a dress and made some pickel of pears that she brought from her mothers orchard.

Marvin went to the saw mill twice today. Carrie washed some and ironed. William and Hattie Gilbert (col) picked peas.

I wrote Fannie Emerson a letter today. I went to Marvins this evening. Edna and Franklin went with me. We came by the orchard and picked up some apples.

8:45 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, September 19, 1919

Friday, September 19, 1919

A good day. The men folks stripped tobacco most of the day. Ben went to see some of the teachers.

Josie & I got dinner. Old man Sam C[a?]llens was buried this evening. We have knowed him ever since we lived in this neighborhood.

Marvin & family went to Chatham this evening. They had the childrens pictures made.

Heard that my brother is improving. Hope he may get well a gain.

Miss Alice Wooding sent me some seed corn by Ben this evening. Hope I may live and be able to plant it.

9:10 oclock

Last edit about 3 years ago by Trisha
Saturday, September 20, 1919

Saturday, September 20, 1919

A good day. Jim & Ben hauled up a little corn. Jim hauled some rails and made his hog pen larger, then they stripped tobacco. Mr. Owen finished a cureing to day.

Josie and I commenced to wash. Josie got sick and had to quit. I finished. They got dry. Josie ironed some this evening.

Johnson Reynolds passed here this evening at work on the phone line.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, October 27, 1919

Monday, October 27, 1919

A beautiful day. Very warm. Jim & Owen got up some corn this morning. Ben milked for me this morning and carried me to Worshams pond. Cordie Blair went with me. We did not catch any fish.

Mrs Edmonds & Carrie Smith come to see Josie. I would of liked to have seen them.

Ben went to Graves Moses and got dog. He brought her home on the car.

Mrs Booker come to the mail box & Cordie and I was there. I was glad to see her for a few minutes. I regard her as one of the nob[l]est women that I know.

8 oclock

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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
Saturday, December  6, 1919

Saturday, December 6, 1919

A rainy day most of the time. Jim & Marvin hauled some corn. Henry went to the store.

Ben went to Mr Powers. Got a load of corn. Bought it from Mrs Car. They paid $10 dollars per bbl.

I went to Marvins a few minutes this evening.

Tom Edmons was here awhile tonight. Franklin come in my room & went to sleep in my lap.

We finished up after killing hogs to day.

8 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, December 15, 1919

Monday, December 15, 1919

A clear colde day. The boys hauled & shucked some corn. Mr Jim Doss got three pigs from here today.

Josie done a big washing. She washed at the house.

I got dinner.

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

Mr Mayhew & his son Robert come tonight to play cards.

The baby is cross tonight. Josie is in Henrys bed a sleep with her.

9 30 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, December 24, 1919

Wednesday, December 24, 1919

A good day. Colde tonight. Ben & I went to Strait Stone and bought several things. Mr Sam Owen went to the mill. Carried some corn for us.

Josie baked some cakes. Give William Gilbert one.

Ren & Ethel Worsham sent me a nice sweater for a Xmas gift. Josie and I had a card from Irene Dyer. This evening I had one from Julia Fergerson. Guess she is at her fathers tonight.

Henry killed two ducks today and I dressed them.

I don't think that Henry can go to sleep tonight for wanting to know what Santy will bring.

Well I may never see another Xmas. We have bin well all the year. Have not missed a night waiting on account of sickness.

8:30 oclock

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1921

Friday January  7, 1921

Friday January 7, 1921

A good day. Jim and Owen stripped tobacco most of the day. Ben sawed wood for Lee Brumfield. Tonight Jim & Ben has gone to the school house to a farmers meeting.

Josie and I ironed most of the day. I stewed pumpkin today the last that we have. I went to Marvins a few minutes. Carrie was ironing. Marvin and William was getting up corn.

Kate Hubbard baby is very sick. I hope he may get well a gain.

Jim & Ben has got home.

10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday January 13, 1921

Thursday January 13, 1921

A cloudy day. Snowed a little this evening. Ben & Jim shucked some corn this morning with snow on it then stripped tobacco. Mr Owen got some wood.

Josie and I washed some this morning. Josie got dinner & supper.

The children went to school. It has bin a very colde day.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday January 20, 1921

Thursday January 20, 1921

A beautiful day. Some warm. Jim and Ben helped Owen strip tobacco after shucking some corn and carrieing it to the corn house and feeding the cows. Marvin loaded his waggon and sent it on to Gretna.

The children went to school. Josie and I got dinner.

I have went to sleep and let my book fall twice. Dont know any thing worth writing so I will quit.

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 over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday January 29, 1921

Saturday January 29, 1921

A good morning. Cloudy this evening and some hail. The men stripped tobacco most of the day. Shucked some corn just at night.

Josie and Henry went to the store this evening at Cedar Forest. The baby has bin very good for her all evening. The children has very bad coughs. The olde hog caught one of my chickens to day. Miss Carter taught school today to make up a lost day. Irvin Harvey got a phonagrapt from the Island today for Virginia Harvey. Hope she may be pleased with it.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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