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1918

Monday, February 25, 1918

Monday, February 25, 1918

A good day. Ben and Josie and I went to Mrs Carrs this morning. Josie and Franklin staid with Mr Carr. Ben Mrs Carr and I went to Altavista on business. Got back to Mrs Carrs at two oclock. We eat dinner and come home. Got home a bout four oclock. Henry went to school. Edna went to Marvins.

Lizzie Bennett and Ola and Gordon come down to see us all. I would of bin glad to see them and would of bin at home if I had of knowed that they would come. I was at Carries a little while this evening. Heard to day that poor Charles is worse off want to go and see him soon.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, May 28, 1918

Tuesday, May 28, 1918

A good day. We want rain badly.

Ben went to Chatham.

Kate and Virginia and Hazel and Marvin all went to Chatham. Henry and I finished planting potatoe slips this morning.

Lizzie and Gordon Bennett come this evening. We all went up to see Carrie a while. Mr and Mrs Padget and Ethel Worsham and Isla Blair was at Carries. Ben went to Odie Kellies after the tobacco planter. He carried all the children with him.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, July 19, 1918

Friday, July 19, 1918

Rain today. Ben commenced topping tobacco. Paul come home this morning.

Josie ironed. I got dinner. This evening I went to Marvins. Several of Carries children are complaining. I certainly do hope that they may get well soon.

Kate Harvey was there. Heard today that Gordon Bennett was married Tuesday.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Saturday, June 14, 1919

Saturday, June 14, 1919

A good day. Some clouds this morning but no rain here. Ben finished cutting wheat at Marvins and at home.

Josie has had the tooth ache all day. I got dinner.

This evening Marvin let Paul Bennett carrie me & Henry to White Falls. We come with Robert Reynolds as far as Renan. Paul brough me home.

Gordon and Frances and Earl & Lizzie Bennett come down here this evening. Lizzie is with us tonight.

Henry and I had a good time if we did not catch many fish. Robert stopped at Alice Thomsons and got the ice cream freezer.

I had two invatations from the grand children to be at their graduations, one in Chatham and one in Richmond.

Ben and Josie went to Renan tonight.

11 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, June 15, 1919

Sunday, June 15, 1919

A good day. Josie got dinner. Lizzie Bennett and I went to George Blairs for dinner. Gordon & his wife and Earl and Paul Bennett all was there for dinner. They had a good dinner. Marvin & family and Irvin and Kate Harvey all come here a while this evening. I would of liked to of bin here two.

Jim went to Johnsons a while this evening. Ben staid at home all day.

Franklin & his mother has the tooth ache.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Thursday March 17, 1921

Thursday March 17, 1921

A good day. Jim & Ben hauled feed all day. Josie finished her dress. I got a snack for dinner. I finished getting out peas and am glad. I went to Marvins a few minutes. Carrie was as busy as she could be. The teacher Gordon McConnel [?] is there to night. Carrie had made all preperations for him.

Henry & Edna & Franklin all went to school today. The first time that Franklin ever went to school. Miss Carter carried him & brought him home.

I want to see all of the children so bad. Doubt ever seeing them all a gain.

8:30 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday April 12, 1921

Tuesday April 12, 1921

A good day. A big frost this morning. Ben plowed. Jim split wood. Josie made me a dress today. I went to Kate Harveys and to Renan store. Come by Reynols to see them. Julia Fergerson looks bad. Mildred is a fine childe. They had a play at the school house this evening and tonight. The children was there. this evening. Ben & Josie has gone tonight. Jim and I and the children staid at home.

Today is the last day of this term. Gordon McCormic, Mrs Sallie Blair, Mrs Evylin Hutcherson & Miss Eliz Porter was the teacher.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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
Wednesday June  8, 1921

Wednesday June 8, 1921

A cloudy day. No rain to do any good. Lizzie Bennett got dinner. I mended some overalls. Alma ironed some cloth this morning. Gordon & Frances and the boy come over here this evening. I walked to the garden this evening.

I got a note from home this morning. I was glad to get it. They said Mabel was some better when they wrote. I do hope that the children will keep well and all of the rest of them. I feel anxious a bout them all and my self two. I hope my leg will soon be well.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday June  9, 1921

Thursday June 9, 1921

A rainy day. The boys at Tims planted tobacco this evening. Lizzie got dinner. Alma sowed. I mended some garments. Lizzies washer woman brought her clothes home this morning.

Tim Bennett has gone to a farmers meeting at the school house to night.

Gordon Bennett come over here today. I have wrote a letter home to night. Hope they may get it soon.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday June 12, 1921

Sunday June 12, 1921

A good day. Tim & Gordon & Lonnie went to Whittles to preaching. Lizzie & Alma and Frances and I staid at home. The preacher come with them from Whittles to dinner.

This evening Tim & Gordon & Lonnie & Lizzie and I went to Dr Meases to Lee Tenia and all the rest of them. They have a nice house. I was glad to get to go. There is a entertainment at Oak Grove church. I could of gone but did not want to go so Alma and Lonnie went.

Earl Bennett went to Renan this morning.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday June 16, 1921

Thursday June 16, 1921

A clear hot day. Lonnie & Earl tried to cut wheat today but the binder would not work. Gordon and Frances eat supper with home folks to night. Lonnie and Earl are in the hayfield now, nine oclock at night.

Earl saw Oscar Brumfield going to Chatham this evening for repairs for the binder. I do hope that they got them.

Well I would like to be at home tonight. Every one is as kind to me as they can be but I have bin gone long enough for this time.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday June 17, 1921

Friday June 17, 1921

A good morning. Rain this evening. It was badly needed. The boys here got up some hay and cut wheat. Frances and Gordon and Shirly was here. Earl went to the mill after the rain.

I had a letter from Carrie Smith. She said that she might come for me tomorrow. I want it to rain and I want her to come two. I know I cant have both. I do want to go home. Guess I will have to go with Earl Bennett Sunday. Will be glad to do that.

I do hope that nothing will happen to hinder me from going.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1920

Wednesday, June 30, 1920

Wednesday, June 30, 1920

A good day at Tims yet. This evening Lizzie and I went to Gordon Bennetts to see Frances Bennett & her mother. They were getting on fine. Tonight Alma & Paul and Lonnie has gone to Mr Mayhews.

I would be so glad to know how they are getting on at home.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday, October  9, 1920

Saturday, October 9, 1920

9th A good day. Jim and Ben plowed some and hauled up the sweet potatoes. Josie and I got dinner. Josie pulled weeds in the yard. I went to Marvins a few minutes this evening. Reese and Henry and I went to White Falls. Come by Kates. She was not at home. Gordon Bennett & Frances come this evening.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Sunday, October 10, 1920

Sunday, October 10, 1920

Sunday 10th A good day. We all staid at [home]. Gordon & Frances went from here this evening. I am very glad that they come. Josie and I got dinner. We had cabbage & butter beans and chicken. Ben & Jim hunted for a dog collar & found it. Marvin and Reese & Paul went to see Mr and Mrs Taz Wooding. Fond them as well as usual. Bens opossum got a way last night.

Johns birthday

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Thursday, May 11, 1922

Thursday, May 11, 1922

A good day Carrie finished Roys suit this morning she killed a chicken for Dinner I dressed it I gathered some Straw Berries This evening Marvin carried Carrie and the little girls and I to see Lizzie and her folks all of the Family and Frances & her Baby was there Alma & Gordon & Frances intends to go to Danville in the morning I an anxious to hear from home have not seen John yet want to go there tomorrow if I can.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Lydia B
Sunday, July  2, 1922

Sunday, July 2, 1922

A good day. Jim & Nellie went to see Ned Walker this evening. They went on a buggy. Ben went for Mrs. Car. She was at [?] Mrs. Trent & I got dinner by 10 oclock. We thought that Carrie & Effie was coming for dinner. The come this evening. Willie & Effie and two children [?] & family [?] Mollie all was here & Jim Lizzie and Alma & Gordon & [Shirly?]. [?] Fannie [?] [?] come for Edieth. [?] late this evening. I hope they got home safe & sound.

Last edit about 6 years ago by gutterpeach2
Sunday, September 10, 1922

Sunday, September 10, 1922

A good day. Very warm. We all staid about home but Ben went to Cedar Forest for Mrs Car. They went to Rob Hubbards and spent the day. They got home a bout night. Lizzie & Alma and Gordon & family all come to see Josie this evening. Josie has felt some better today. I and a col[oured] girl got dinner today. I churned. Fanny Power went joy rideing this morning with [Orvel?]& Jamie Gravely. This evening they went to Gretna. Fannie is a fine girl I think. She has waited on Josie faithful all this week.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Sunday, October  1, 1922

Sunday, October 1, 1922

A beautiful day. Jim and Ben staid at home all day. Lizzie was here. she helped me get dinner. We cooked Turnip salit and a chicken. We had a nice cake. Today was Mabel's Birth day. She is three years olde. This evening Ben & Elsie East & Gladis Brumfield come a few minutes. Tim Bennett & Gordon & [Chesley?] Bennett & a Mr Hedrick come by for Lizzie. I did hate for her to go home as we have not got any body to help to do the work here now.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart

1923

Monday, January 15, 1923

Monday, January 15, 1923

A clear colde day. The neighbors has bin oh so kind to Ben. They helped to burie Josie. There was a big crowd for the weather and so much sickness a bout. Mollie and Kate helped cook dinner. Mollie gave me a nice cake and two jars of pickles. No one eat dinner with us but Mr Mayhew and Lee Brumfield. Mr. Bennett & Lizzie and Gordon come while we were eating dinner. They eat with us. I was glad that they come. Marvin and Carrie and three of the children come. Mr. Jennings talked at the grave. They sung several songs. Had the nicest flowers I most ever did see Twenty minutes until 8 o'clock.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Nathani
Sunday, June 10, 1923

Sunday, June 10, 1923

A good day. Henry went to Johnsons. Ben and the children went to Cedar Forest. They stoppe at the church. Then went to Jim Powers for dinner. Jim staid at home. Mrs. Booker and Mrs Anderson come to see me. I would of bin glad to seen them. Gordon and Earl come after me and carried me to George Blains. Lizzie was there and Earl and his wife was there. Dorathy and Ruth Worshan was there. They are pretty girls. I was so glad to get to go. Jim and I was eating dinner when they come. Cary and Shirly was with them. Frances was there.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Wednesday, July 25, 1923

Wednesday, July 25, 1923

A good day. Carrie and the children and I went to Taylors Mill this morning. We fished a while and caught a few fish. The children went in bathing and had a good time. We went home and then come to see Lizzie. Carrie and all the children come with me. Found Lizzie well and by her self. Gordon is staying at home. This week Frances is visiting her folks. I hope so much that all is well at home. Marvin's cow is sick. I hope she may get well.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Thursday, July 26, 1923

Thursday, July 26, 1923

A good day. I am at Tim Bennetts. Eat breakfast and dinner here. Then Gorden carried Lizzie and I to Jo Towlers. Found them well and seemed to be doing well. Then went to Billie Bennetts. They were all well but Sister Nan[n]ie. She looks feeble. Jimmie and Bessie was there and Ella and Elender and Lizzie Bennett come to see us. I was glad that I met with them once more. Gordon come for us about sundown. We had a pleasant evening. Lizzie got supper and milked. Gordon milked as she was late.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Friday, July 27, 1923

Friday, July 27, 1923

A good day. I was at Tim Bennetts this morning. Tim and four Negro men went to The Red House to day. Gordon Bennett brought me to Marvins. Lizzie come with me. She went home on the train. I have had a good time with them. Lizzie and Carrie think they have a hard time and they do but it might be worse. They have enough to eat and to wear. I wish they did not have to work so hard and they were more content with their lot. I would give them enough to do some good but I can't help mself or them either. I want to be thankful that I am able to do what I can. Oh Lord remember us all for Christ sake. Amen.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Sunday, August 12, 1923

Sunday, August 12, 1923

A cloudy day. Rain tonight. Jim and Nellie staid here. Nellie got dinner. The children staid at home except Henry. He Went to Sunday school. Ben carried me to Earl Bennetts. Earl had a lot of nice mellons. Lizzie had a good dinner. Tim and Lizzie and Alma and Gordon and family all was at Earls for dinner. Mrs. Anderson and Denia come over there this evening. Earl brought me home tonight. I was sorry to put him to so much trouble but I can't help my self. I hope Earl got home and did not get wet.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
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