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1918

Tuesday, February 26, 1918

Tuesday, February 26, 1918

A clear cool day. Had a wind and rain storm this morning be fore day. Mr. Bascome Carr died last night. Ben and Josie went down there started abough midnight.

Henry went to school. Edna and I staid here all day. Ben come home this evening. Owen done the feeding this morning. Irvin Harvey come this evening and got a rooster. Said his mother come home from Java to day.

8 40 oclock

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Friday, March 15, 1918

Friday, March 15, 1918

A cool windy day.

Ben and Owen cleared off place for a barn that they want to build this year. I went to Charles this morning. I stayed nearly all day. Walked home. I come by Kates & Mollies and Carries. Josie had milked and had supper ready when I got home.

I was glad I had nothing to do -- I was tired. I finished my first sock that I knit for the soldiers and commenced another one. Will be glad when I am done them.

9:30 oclock

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Saturday, March 16, 1918

Saturday, March 16, 1918

A cool cloudy day.

Ben carried me to Renan this morning. I staid with Charles nearly all day. He is very bad off yet. Mag had quite crow[d] to day for dinner Miss Alice Wooding Mrs Duckey Kellie Mrs Sallie Strance.

A mink caugh one of my hens that was setting.

Josie killed a chicken and baked a cake.

Miss Mayhan and Virginia come here a while.

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Sunday, March 17, 1918

Sunday, March 17, 1918

A cool day.

I went to see Charles. He is very sick. There was a lot of callers at Charles. John Brumfield come to see Charles did not come home said he did not have time.

Lee staid with Charles Sunday night. He had a bad night.

9 oclock

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Tuesday, March 26, 1918

Tuesday, March 26, 1918

A cool windy day.

Ben helped Marvin work on his barn. William Gilbert cut wood for Ben.

Josie washed.

I got dinner and staid with the children.

This evening Josie quilted I went to George Blairs. Denia was at home by her self. Isla and Cordia had gone to Wren Worshams. Nettie was at school. Nettie Blair and Bulah Brumfield and Virginia Harvey all went to Willie Mayhews this evening from school.

9:15 oclock

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Friday, March 29, 1918

Friday, March 29, 1918

A clear cool day.

A mink killed a hen here this morning. Ben called the Edmons boys and they killed the mink. I have had four hens killed lately and lost two settins of eggs.

Josie fixed up her furniture today. I worked a little in the garden this evening and went to Carries a while. Ben built a shelter for the hogs to day.

9 oclock

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Friday, April  5, 1918

Friday, April 5, 1918

A clear cool day. Frost was plentiful this morning. Ben and Josie went to Cedar Forest this morning. Marvin carried them. Ben brough the cow home. Mrs Carr come with Josie home.

Josie ironed this evening.

I went to see Carrie a little while all was well.

10 oclock

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Saturday, April  6, 1918

Saturday, April 6, 1918

A clear cool day.

Ben and Owen plowed some. Josie baked a cake this morning.

Marvin Smith carried Reese and Henry and I to White Falls fishing. We did not catch anything.

Carrie and Marvin went to the Dr with Hazel this evening. He thinks that she has scarlet fever in a milde form. I hope she may soon be well.

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Wednesday, May  1, 1918

Wednesday, May 1, 1918

A cool windy day.

Josie washed some this morning and scrubbed the kitchen floor this evening.

Ben and Owen and Marvin and William built fire boxes in the barn to day.

Tonight a dog passed and in a few minutes Tom Edmons and several other men come and said that the dog was mad.

Some one killed him over near Renan.

8 oclock

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Saturday, June  8, 1918

Saturday, June 8, 1918

A good day. Cool for the time of year.

Ben and Paul worked until dinner then went to Strait Stone. The Odd fellows had a lecture this evening and the ladies solde ice cream. There was a big crowd there.

Josie staid at home with Franklin.

Marvin brough cream home. Josie went up there and got some. She did not want to go.

Ben went back to Strait Stone tonight. We expect Mr Turner to come with him home. Josie is upstairs preparing a room for him.

10 oclock

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Saturday, June 22, 1918

Saturday, June 22, 1918

A good day cool and windy. Had a good shower last night. Josie staid at home and ironed and got dinner. Paul thinned corn. Ben went to the meeting of the School Board. Henry and Edna and I went to White Falls fishing caught several fish.

To night Ben has gone to Strait Stone to the Lodge. Paul has gone to the school house the rest of them has gone to bed.

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Sunday, June 23, 1918

Sunday, June 23, 1918

A cool day for this time of the year. Ben and Josie and Paul Bennett went to Strait Stone to preaching.

Henry and I staid at home. Gladis and Hugh Brumfield come. Kate and Irvin Harvey come. They were here for dinner I was glad that Kate come. She had not bin here in a long time be fore.

I went to Willie Mayhews to an ice cream party. The cream was fine I did enjoy it so much. I come home on Mr Bob Starkeys car was glad of the ride. Heard that Nannie Reynolds has a girl born to day.

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Saturday, October 19, 1918

Saturday, October 19, 1918

A good day cool and windy. Ben went to Chatham this morning. Come home and hauled a load of wood.

Mr Owen went to the mill at White Falls did not get his grinding.

Posie Johnson has bin sick heard this evening that Posie Reynolds is sick.

Paul Josie and I stripped tobacco most of the day.

I finished digging the sweet potatoes and Paul hauled them home on the wheel barrow. Chesley Edmons come by here this evening to tell us good by he has got to go to training camp Monday.

9 oclock

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1919

Tuesday, March 11, 1919

Tuesday, March 11, 1919

A cool windy day the men folks put on the canvas for their plant beds this morning and cut & mauled this evening.

Kate Harvey come a few minutes to day. She eat dinner with us. She brought me some homony. I went with her part the way home. I carried Edna & Franklin to Marvins and Carrie looked after them while I went to Posie Reynolds and got some turnip salit.

We heard to day that Tom Lumpkins and Tom Johnson was dead, one of them at Danville and one at New Port News. Johnson Reynolds went to Danville to be at Lumpkins burial.

Jim got a letter from Nellie telling him that Mr Walker is very sick.

Jim & Ben walked over to the store at Renan to night. Mr Lewis was not there so they come home soon and went to bed.

10 oclock

I finished pickin the 1919 crop of cotton to night.

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Friday, March 14, 1919

Friday, March 14, 1919

A cloudy cool day. Ben plowed. Jim fixed up the grape vines at the garage and plowed over his potatoe patch. Bettie Rosser ironed here today.

Mr Dews carried his car to Gretna this morning.

Ben had a letter from Josie. She wants to come home tomorrow. I wont be surprised if there is snow by morning.

Lee is in Danville with his last tobacco. Otie Kellie and several others went to Chatham today.

Edna & Franklin has bin in doors all day today.

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Wednesday, March 19, 1919

Wednesday, March 19, 1919

A clear cool day. Ben helped to rais a barn for Mr Doss. He come home for dinner. Mr. Owen plowed this evening. Jim worked on one thing an other all day.

Josie and I staid at home all day. Bettie Davis washed here to day.

Henry and Edna went to school to day. Carrie and her three babies come down this evening. I was glad to see them. I am so sorry for Carrie. She worries so and does have so much to do she dont know what to do first.

Jim & Ben & Marvin worked on Marvins pump and got it to work this evening.

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Saturday, March 29, 1919

Saturday, March 29, 1919

A bright cool day. Ben sawed wood for Mr Peak. Jim set up wood in the woods. Mr Owen plowed. Josie got dinner. I set by the fire.

Reese & Paul Smith come and ask Ben to cut their hair. Gladis Brumfield and Myrtle Shelton come and got some flowers.

Ben put a yoke on the cow this evening. I hope she wont kill her self with it.

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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.

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Friday, April 18, 1919

Friday, April 18, 1919

A cool day. Ben sawed wood for Marvin this morning and shucked corn this evening. Marvin & William helped them. They finished getting up the corn & hauled the stalks and cut them up then cut down the cickamore tree. Jim bought some meal from John Hutcherson and a peice of meat from George Hutcherson.

Josie got dinner & starched the clothes.

This evening Cordie and Nettie Blair and Ada Hutcherson come and Beatriss Owen and several children. Three of Willie Mayhews & Gladis Owen. I went to Marvins a little while this evening. Carrie was makeing Eva a dress. Marvin went to Renan this evening.

10 oclock

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Saturday, April 26, 1919

Saturday, April 26, 1919

A clear cool day. There was plenty of frost this morning. In some places the land was frozen. Jim & Owen fixed some land for a sweet potato patch. Ben went to Chalk Level this morning for some work that Sam Switz done for him. Worked the balance of the day on Jim Emersons car and did not get it so he could use it. Jim Emerson & Jim Brumfield and Lucius Gravely and Ben has gone to Strait Stone to night.

Josie cooked butter beans and little white beans and baked a cake and fried some fresh fish for dinner. I ironed a few things this morning and mended some this evening.

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Sunday, April 27, 1919

Sunday, April 27, 1919

A clear cool day. Frost this morning. Ben come home from Strait Stone a bout twelve oclock last night. Jim Emerson come with him and staid all night and until some time this evening.

Ben brough ice cream with him more than Josie and I could eat. Jim Brumfield and Ben staid at home all day. Josie and the children and I went to Marvins.

Josie got most of the dinner. We had a chicken for dinner. The olde hog eat one of my hens this morning. I am very sorry.

Heard to day that Julia Fergersons baby has bin very sick. I do hope she will soon be well.

9 oclock

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Wednesday, May 14, 1919

Wednesday, May 14, 1919

Cloudy most of the day. The men planted tobacco all day. Mrs Owen and I drawed plantes. Josie got dinner. We all certainly did enjoy it.

Edna dropped plantes some. Josie & Franklin went to see Carrie a little while. This evening the weather is so cool that we have fires to sit by when we get a chance to sit down.

10 oclock

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Sunday, May 18, 1919

Sunday, May 18, 1919

A good day cool for May. We all staid at home until after dinner. Nellie Brumfield was here. We had fried chicken and coconut pies for dinner. This evening Ben and Jim and Josie and Franklin went with Nellie to Gretna. They were gone three hours. I went to Marvins

Maggie Brumfield and two children was there. I was glad to see them

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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.

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Friday, May 23, 1919

Friday, May 23, 1919

A very cool day for May. We begin to need rain.

Ben & Jim & Henry worked tobacco all day. Mr John Baily eat dinner here to day. Ben & Jim & Henry has gone to the school house to night. A patrons meeting.

Josie ironed this morning. This evening she went to Marvins. Nettie Blair & Doris Brumfield and Ada Hutcherson come here this evening. Doris wanted water mellon seed.

We heard to day that Mrs Lucie Peak started to the hospitle at Roanoke.

I am glad that Franklin is a most well a gain.

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Saturday, June 28, 1919

Saturday, June 28, 1919

A good day. A cool east wind all day. Ben & Owen choped a little in the tobacco. The land two wet to work.

Josie got dinner. I did not do much of any thing.

This evening Ben & the children and I and Beatriss Owen went to Strait Stone to a lawn party. They solde ice cream. I enjoyed it all. Mrs. Car was there. They had a big crowd. Could of solde as much more cream if they had it.

Marvin and his crowd was there. We got home about sundown. Josie got supper. I milked.

Irvin Harvey rode Bens colte to Strait Stone.

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Sunday, June 29, 1919

Sunday, June 29, 1919

A good day. Cool north east wind blowing. Henry & Ben went to Mr Hankins and got three of his little ducks that got a way when the branch was so high. We all eat dinner at home.

Ben went this evening to meet Jim. Marvin went with him. I went as far as Lee Brumfields. Spent a pleasant evening. Kate Harvey is in Roanoake to see Pearl Wigginton in the hospitle.

Beaula Brumfield is staying with Virginia Harvey.

Jim is here Ok tonight. Carries children was here this evening.

9 oclock

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Wednesday, November 19, 1919

Wednesday, November 19, 1919

A clear cool day. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco. It was so dry they could not do much at it.

I got dinner. Josie made a box for Beatrice Owen.

Ben and Josie went to Renan a few minutes at twelve. Miss Willie Wooding come a while this evening.

Josie has had the tooth ache all the evening.

Ben & Jim went to the barn to night to tie some tobacco & have not come to the house yet.

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Wednesday, December 10, 1919

Wednesday, December 10, 1919

A cool day. To night is colde. Jim & Ben went to Chatham. Nellie come with them home. I am very glad that she come.

Mr Owens baby is sick. I do hope he may be better soon. Josie baked a fruit cake to day.

Mr Owens carried some chickens to Long Island this evening.

I was at Marvins a few minutes this evening.

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1921

Wednesday March 23, 1921

Wednesday March 23, 1921

A cloudy day. Ben harrowed all the morning. This evening he went to Rob Hubbards for Josie & the baby. Franklin went with him. They got home a bout night. Jim cut on the ditch ba[?] getting wood for winter.

I went to Carries a few minutes.

Henry & Edna went to school. It is cool tonight. Hope it wont frost.

Henry has my paper.

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