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1918

Saturday, July 27, 1918

Saturday, July 27, 1918

A good day. Ben and Paul has had holiday most all day. Mr Mayhew and Mr Dews and his boys come up here and played croquet all of the evening.

Some of the Mayhew children and some of Owens come to play with Henry and Edna. Paul and Reese and Roy come a while. I think they had a good time. Josie baked a cake this morning. We cooked cabbage and potatoes for dinner.

To night Ben and Mayhew went to Strait Stone to the Lodge.

10 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, July 28, 1918

Sunday, July 28, 1918

Some rain this morning. Ben and Josie and the children and Paul went to preaching at Strait Stone.

I staid at home and got dinner. This evening Ben went to Mr Dews and played croquet.

Josie and the children and I went to Marvins. Paul went to Lee Brumfields and has not got home yet.

9 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, July 29, 1918

Monday, July 29, 1918

A little rain today. Ben and Paul topped tobacco this morning. Paul suckered tobacco this evening.

Josie sewed some this morning. I got dinner. This evening Ben and Josie went to Strait Stone and Cedar Forest and Grit. Jane Reynolds come a little while this evening. She was horse back. I think she is a good little woman.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, July 30, 1918

Tuesday, July 30, 1918

Rain this morning. A good evening.

Josie got dinner. Had butter beans the first from our garden. This evening Dews and Mayhew and Ben and Paul played croquet all the evening. Kate Harvey come a while and Virginia Harvey and Doris Brumfield come by from Strait Stone.

They had carried one of A J Harveys girls to Mr Thompsons.

8 30 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, July 31, 1918

Wednesday, July 31, 1918

A little rain today.

Ben and Paul topped tobacco a while today.

Josie got dinner. She made a stew and had snaps and cymblins and corn all good. Mrs Owens come a while. We all went and looked at the garden then to the tobacco ground to see the tomatoes and water mellons and bean patch.

I went to Marvins a few minutes. Their cow is sick. I wrote to Evylin Brumfield today.

I have fixed some butter to night for Kate Harvey. [scratchy ink blots] I guess I have the meanest pen about here.

10 : oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, August  1, 1918

Thursday, August 1, 1918

A good day. Ben and Paul worked getting tobacco sticks all the morning. This evening they went to Cedar Forest for flues. Got two sets cost $44 got home with them OK. Josie washed this morning. This evening Reese and Henry and I went to Cedar Forest fishing did not catch anything.

To night Fanny Emerson is here. I was glad to see Fanny.

10 oclock

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Friday, August  2, 1918

Friday, August 2, 1918

A good day. Ben and Owen and Paul pulled leaves to day. Marvin Smith and William Gilbert (col) helped them. Nearly all the children that was big enough handed leaves. This evening Fanny Emerson Josie and I helped some. Josie got dinner. She cooked snaps and beets and butter beans and corn. Mrs Owen sent her the corn.

To night Paul and Fanny has gone to meeting at St. Johns. (ink smear) Well I went to sleep I made my mark.

10:15

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, August  3, 1918

Saturday, August 3, 1918

A good day. The men folks filled a house with primings. Josie handed leaves nearly all day. I went this evening. Fanny helped this evening. Fanny went to Mr George Emersons this evening. Paul carried her on the buggy. Jim and Nellie and Evelyn come today. I am glad that they come.

I had a letter from Thelma to day saying that she will come to see us soon.

11 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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

Last edit almost 11 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

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, August  6, 1918

Tuesday, August 6, 1918

A clear day and very warm. Ben finished curing his primings to night.

Paul suckered tobacco. Mr Owen went to the mill did not get his grinding. Josie washed the breakfast dishes and ironed and got dinner and washed the dinner dishes and ironed most of the evening. I got breakfast and called them to eat then I milked three cows and watered hogs at three different places then I gathered some butter beans and helped to shell them. Then fixed the milk ready to churn then cut a bucket of cucumbers then churned fixed to wash some.

After dinner I washed a bout 40 garments then put the cucumbers in brine and salted the butter and fixed it ready for use. Then rested a while then milked eat supper and helped wash dishes and ready to go to bed.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, August  7, 1918

Wednesday, August 7, 1918

A very warm day some clouds and thunder but no rain. Josie washed and hemed the curtains.

Ben and Paul and Owen helped pull leaves at Marvins this evening.

Henry and Reese went to Johnson Reynolds this evening and got some nice peaches. Will have them to put up in the morning. I am very glad of them.

9 oclock

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, August  8, 1918

Thursday, August 8, 1918

A clear hot day. The men folks helped Marvin save primings this evening. Josie and I handed leaves and Josie tied some.

Josie got dinner. We pealed the peaches that Mollie give us. Had peaches and cream for dinner and snaps and corn all cooked good and I did enjoy my dinner.

Talked with Denia Blair to night over the phone. She said that Cordie was going to Richmond tomorrow. I certainly do hope she may have a good time and [be] benifited by going.

10 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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 over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, August 10, 1918

Saturday, August 10, 1918

A clear morning. Some rain this evening and I am glad. Ben and Paul and Henry suckered tobacco. Mr Baily come. He eat dinner here. Ben and Baily went to Finches this evening. Marvin and I and Reese went to Long Island to meet Thelma and Julia Brumfield.

Josie baked a cake this morning and got dinner.

To night Ben has gone to Strait Stone to the odd Fellows Lodge.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, August 11, 1918

Sunday, August 11, 1918

A good day. Clouds a round this evening but no rain here.

We all staid at home to day until about night. Ben went to Carries Thelma and Julia [went] to Reynolds. Mr Mayhew and Mr Dews come. Ben and them played croquet.

Carrie and the children come a few minutes. Marvin brought them on the car.

Mr Owens brother come to see him this evening. I got the first corn from the corn field to day.

9 30 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, August 13, 1918

Tuesday, August 13, 1918

A good day. Ben and Paul suckered tobacco. Ben and Josie Thelma and Paul went to Strait Stone at twelve staid a few minutes.

Josie and Thelma washed some this morning.

I got the dinner and boiled grapes. Josie put up 14 quarts of grape juice.

We gathered and picked off some grapes this evening and to night Thelma and Paul both picked til we finished.

10 30 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, August 14, 1918

Wednesday, August 14, 1918

A good day and very hot. The men folks pulled leaves and tied them. This evening Josie and I helped. Thelma helped some two. Thelma went to George Blairs this evening. Julia is here. Carrie come to the barn with the babies. I made some jellie this morning. Josie canned some grape juice this morning. Julia and Edna is on a pallet in my room.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, August 15, 1918

Thursday, August 15, 1918

A good day had a little rain this evening. Ben and Paul helped Dews tie leaves this evening. Josie got dinner.

This evening Ben carried us to Marvins. We helped Carrie can grape juice and tomatoes. Mrs Wooding and Virginia Smith and Virginia Wooding come to Carries a few minutes this evening.

Paul Bennett has gone to Jim Reynolds to a party to night. Ben lone him his car. I hope that nothing wont happen to it.

Marvin brought us home this evening.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, August 16, 1918

Friday, August 16, 1918

A good day. Ben and Paul and Owen worked in the tobacco. Josie got dinner. This evening we went to Marvins and canned tomatoes. We put up 29 cans. Ben will stay at the barn to night.

Thelma come home this evening. I am glad to have her back.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, August 17, 1918

Saturday, August 17, 1918

A good day. Ben plowed up the potatoes and Josie picked them up. Ben sowed turnip seed to day. Paul tied some primings. Josie got most of the dinner. I churned went after some tomatoes. After dinner I put up three cans and killed two chickens and cut the cucumbers and put them in brine.

Paul and Thelma went to Dick Woodings to a stew to night. I hope they may have a nice time.

Julia and Henry and Edna are in my room and talk so much that I am in the hall writing.

Chesley Edmons cut a house of tobacco today.

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, August 18, 1918

Sunday, August 18, 1918

A rainy day.

Ben and family went to Jim Powers carried Thelma and Julie to the Island. They started home today. I wish they could have staid another week.

I staid at home most of the day went to Marvins a little while.

Ben broke his car to day. I am very sorry.

Paul Bennett went with Marvin to Sunday School to day.

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, August 19, 1918

Monday, August 19, 1918

Rain this morning. Clear tonight. Ben Paul and Henry and I tied primings this morning and Josie helped this evening as long as we could tie. They dried out. Josie got dinner.

Ben and Paul went to Lee Brumfields this evening. The buggy wheel broke as they come home.

I went to see Pauls tobacco this evening for the first time. It looks good to me. I am glad of the good crop that is on the place hope it can be taken care of and may do all a lot of good.

11 oclock

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Tuesday, August 20, 1918

Tuesday, August 20, 1918

A beautiful day.

Ben and Paul suckered tobacco. Josie got dinner and canned some tomatoes. This evening she scrubbed the cook room floor.

I went to see Mollie Reynolds. She is not well but a bout.

I did not see Miss Kate or Mrs Jane they were taking their evening nap. Doris Brumfield and Christine Reynolds and Delma Owen come to Marvins a while this evening.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, August 21, 1918

Wednesday, August 21, 1918

A good day. Ben and Paul worked at home until twelve then went to Mr Dews and tied leaves.

Josie washed a big washin of clothes. This evening Mag Brumfield and four of the children come. I was glad that they did come her baby is just fine. Carrie and the little girls come. I was glad that she could get off. Marvin and the boys went to Altavista.

It was night when they got home.

10 30 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, August 22, 1918

Thursday, August 22, 1918

A good day. Ben and Paul got out tobacco sticks today.

Josie went to Mr Jim Powers today and got damsons. She carried all three of the children with her. Denia Blair come over here this evening. We went up to see Carrie. She was gone to see Julia Fergerson and Alice Thompson. We staid at Marvins a while and then went home.

Some one stole some of Bens water mellons last night.

I had a letter from Thelma to day.

10 o clock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, August 23, 1918

Friday, August 23, 1918

A good day. They cut a house of tobacco for Mr Owen to day. Brand(?) and James(?) Dews helped them. Josie made some damson preserves this morning and ironed some. I canned a few tomatoes this evening.

Josie and I was eating water mellon this evening when a car come. Jim B and Zack Adkins and Mr and Mrs Smith was on it. They come in a few minutes.

Jim Brumfield staid on he is here tonight. [ink smear] I went to sleep and marked my book.

9:30 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, August 24, 1918

Saturday, August 24, 1918

A good day. The men folks finished cutting a house of tobacco. Jim Brumfield helped them finish.

Josie ironed.

This evening Lizzie and Earl Bennett come. I was glad that they did. Paul and Earl went off some where to night. Ben and Jim went to Strait Stone to night.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, August 25, 1918

Sunday, August 25, 1918

A good day. Ben carried Jim to Gretna this morning. Earl and Paul Bennett went some where from here this morning. Josie and I got dinner. Kate and Irvin Harvey come today.

Mr Mayhew and Mr Dews and Owen and Charley Hutcherson and two children was here this evening.

Ben is at the barn to night. We heard that Jo Edmons broke his arm this evening. I am very sorry for him also his folks.

9:30 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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