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1918

Monday, April  1, 1918

Monday, April 1, 1918

Some rain to day not enough to stop work. Ben helped Marvin Smith cover his barn. Mr Owen plowed.

Josie got dinner and colored some eggs for the children and made some bats for her quilt.

Carrie and the children was here a while this evening. The children had a time hunting eggs. I sowed a few seed in the garden to day.

Eleven oclock by the new time.

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, June 16, 1918

Sunday, June 16, 1918

A good day. Miss Fannie Power staid here last night. Ben went to Mr Bailiss's this morning and sewed up a cut on his horse.

Ben and family went to Robert Hubbards to day. Fannie went home.

I staid home by my self to day.

All at home and a bed now. I went to Marvins a few minutes this evening. They were not at home.

10 oclock

Last edit over 10 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 over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, October 16, 1918

Wednesday, October 16, 1918

A good day. Ben sowed wheat. Owen and Paul Josie and I stripped tobacco. Heard today that John McCormic died this morning. I never have heard of as many deaths and as much sickness as there is now.

The ware houses has closed for a while. Bruce Reynolds come home yester day. Mrs Cook is at Johnsons visiting.

Ben has gone to Mrs Starkeys for seed wheat. He went on his car.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, October 17, 1918

Thursday, October 17, 1918

A good day. Ben sowed wheat today. The rest of us tied tobacco most of the day.

Josie come home and got dinner. Carries boys was here this evening and had Hazel with them.

Henry fixed him a dumb bull today. He thinks it great. To night Ben and Josie went to Strait Stone for some thing to eat.

There is lots of sickness a round. Ben had a letter from Jim today he was well.

10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, October 18, 1918

Friday, October 18, 1918

A good day. Ben sowed oats and some wheat.

The rest of us stripped tobacco. Ben Paul and Josie hauled some and put it in the pit. It was so dark they had the lanterns to work by.

We heard today that Chesley Edmons and Lucius Gravley got a call to go to camp.

Oh this awful time when will it be any better no one knows.

10 30 oclock

Last edit over 10 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 over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Saturday, February  1, 1919

Saturday, February 1, 1919

A beautiful day.

Ben & Jim and Owen burned a plant bed & sowed it. Ben & Owen hauled some stalks and cut them for feed. Josie and I ironed and got dinner this evening. I went to Marvins a few minutes. Mr Mayhew is here tonight. They are playing cards.

Josie got a letter from her mother this evening telling her that her sister is not getting on well. I guess that she will go to see her soon.

I got a letter from Thelma Brumfield this evening. She seems to be getting on well.

9 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, February  3, 1919

Monday, February 3, 1919

Cloudy most of the day, Ben & Mayhew loaded Mayhews truck and started to Danville. Jim & Owen burned a plant bed & sowed it tonight. Jim and Marvin has gone to Strait Stone.

Josie come home this evening. Mrs. Hubbard died yesterday. Lucius Gravely commenced to teach school at Renan this morning. Henry Brumfield went to school. Edna & Franklin and I staid here all day. Gladis Brumfield come with Henry home.

9 30 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, February 24, 1919

Monday, February 24, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim & Owen cut and hauled some wood and sawed it this evening. Edna has bin sick to day. Josie has a bad cough. I got dinner.

I went to Marvins this evening. Kate Harvey was there. She was pieceing a bed quilt. Brought sewing she had done for Carrie.

Well I am a sleep. Well qu [sic]

8 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, June 18, 1919

Wednesday, June 18, 1919

A good day. Jim & Ben sowed some peas. Ben went to Lee B after them and carried all the children. Henry carried two doz eggs. He bought match and fly powder & chewing gum.

Henry done his first plowing to day. Dr Bennett and Henry Bennett come to see Jim & Ben today.

Josie ironed this morning. I got dinner. This evening I ironed some & then went to the sweet potatoe patch. They are lookin well. I come through Jims tobacco ground. The tobacco is growing some.

10:15 oclock

Last edit over 10 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 over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, July 26, 1919

Saturday, July 26, 1919

A good day. Ben went to Brookneal this morning.

Jim sowed a turnip patch this evening.

Josie got dinner. She killed a chicken and baked pies this evening.

I went to Marvins this evening. Alma Bennett and I staid with the children. Marvin and Carrie went to Strait Stone to preaching. The protracted meeting commenced to day.

Earl and Lizzie Bennett come to Carries this evening. Lizzie come with me home. I am glad that she came.

Edna & Franklin went to Mr Hutchersons by themselves this morning.

12 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, October 31, 1919

Friday, October 31, 1919

A good day. Mr. Owen sowed wheat. Jim & Ben went to Chatham. Lucius Graveley went with them.

Josie and I got a snack for dinner.

Henry and I went with Bessie Callan (col) to Mr Stones then went to White Falls. We fished a while. Caught 25 fish.

Edna swept the yard some. I helped her get up the leaves.

Carrie & the children come a while this evening.

Fred Stone brought Bessie home. I paid him a dollar for it.

8 oclock

Last edit about 6 years ago by dy957
Saturday, November  1, 1919

Saturday, November 1, 1919

A clody day and it is raining tonight. Jim is in Chatham. Ben sowed some wheat and oats today. Mr. Owen stripped tobacco today.

Josie got dinner. We picked up the potatoes this morning and Ben hauled them home this evening.

Bessie Callens (col) washed some & ironed. Anna Callens come to see a bout Bess being here. She let her stay.

I had thought that I would start to Richmond in the morning but it is raining so that I doubt it now.

Ben & Henry & Lucious Gravely went hunting tonight. Guess they will get wet.

8 oclock

It is lightning & thundering.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Thursday April 14, 1921

Thursday April 14, 1921

A cloudy day. No rain until night. Ben & Jim hauled old rails for stove wood.

Josie and I washed then got dinner. I churned. Josie sowed some. This evening I went to Marvins. Carrie had washed. Paul is very much complaining. Hope he will get well soon. I went to the plant bed and cut salit for dinner tomorrows dinner.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday April 16, 1921

Saturday April 16, 1921

A cloudy day no rain until night. Ben & Jim hauled old rails fa [?hove?] wood. Josie and I washed then got dinner & churned Josie sewed some this evening. I went to [?marvins?] Carrie had washed. Paul is very much complaining hope he will get well Soon I went to the plant bed and cut salit for dinner. Tomorrows dinner

Last edit over 7 years ago by leo.v.s
Wednesday May 11, 1921

Wednesday May 11, 1921

A cloudy day and some rain. Jim & Ben worked on their tobacco land.

Josie ironed some. We both got the dinner. I went to the plant bed and got salit for dinner.

Christenia Reynols & Doris Brumfield come a while this evening. I am afraid they got wet before they got home.

I wanted to go to Marvins but went to the kitchen and sowed some. It is raining hard now.

Nine oclock

Jack Harvey come a few minutes this morning.

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Friday June 10, 1921

Friday June 10, 1921

A beautiful day. The boys replanted tobacco and sowed peas. Lizzie got dinner. She had potatoes and peas for dinner. Alma sowed some. I mended two shirts for the boys. I cut some clover for Lizzies cows. I had rather do something like that than set all the time.

Alma had a note from John this morning. He will not be at home Sunday.

Oh how bad I want to know a bout them at home. Want to see them all at home and of the rest of them.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday August 29, 1921

Monday August 29, 1921

A good day. Cloudy this morning but no rain. Ben & Henry helped Marvin cut tobacco. Jim fired his all day and part of tonight. Josie gathered two baskets of tomatoes this morning and Jim brought them to the house. I helped peel them. Josie put up 24 quarts.

I went to Marvins this evening. Norman Booker sowed him a turnip patch in the garden this evening. I cant get use to the idie that Booker is going to come there. I most shurely hate to think that Marvin & Carrie is going to leave.

Last edit over 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday September 15, 1921

Thursday September 15, 1921

A good day. Had a little rain a bout day this morning. Need more bad. Ben sowed some rye this morning. Jim shelled some corn this morning. Ben went to the mill this evening. Carried corn & rye & wheat. I went with him on the waggon. I fished while they ground the grain. I caught several fish. I intend to fry them in the morning.

Josie has raked a place in the garden and sowed turnip seed on it. I do hope that they may come up and grow.

Ben and Josie dug bait for me while I changed my dress and shoes.

Last edit about 6 years ago by dy957
Thursday September 22, 1921

Thursday September 22, 1921

A good day. We had a good shower last night and every one is so glad.

Jim went to the mill this morning. Had his wheat cleaned and some corn ground. He sowing some turnips and worked on the trees triming them up. Ben worked at Eanes's. I will be glad when he gets done there. Ben & Jim has gone to Marvins to tie tobacco tonight. Josie ironed all the morning. I got dinner.

We all went to Marvins a while this evening. Carrie was shelling peas. Josie helped her while she was there. Well I am a sleep. Will quit now.

Last edit over 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday September 26, 1921

Monday September 26, 1921

A cloudy day & cool no to do any good. Jim & Ben sowed some seeds. Ben went to the school house to a farmers meeting. He joined the unioin today. There was a big crowd so Ben said.

Jim is helping Marvin tie tobacco tonight. Ben & Mr Mayhew has gone hunting. Josie made Mabel a dress to day. We went to Marvins this evening a little while. I have bin sewin on a quilt tonight.

Last edit over 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday September 28, 1921

Wednesday September 28, 1921

A good day. Ben went to Eanes's to finish the job of tining his house. Come home at twelve. Jim plowed all the morning. This evening they cut a log to carry to the saw mill. To night Mr Fretwell is here to spend the night. Josie sowed some. She has bin complaining of the tooth ache some today. The children went to school to day. I went to Marvins a little while.

Carrie was very much complaining.

This written Thursday morning at five oclock.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday October  6, 1921

Thursday October 6, 1921

A good day. Jim & Ben worked on their wheat land. Norman Booker had the drill and sowed some wheat. Ben went to Gretna to see Mr Young about the engine. He cant start it.

Josie ironed this morning. We straitened up in the lock room this evening. Isla Blair come this evening and staid a little while. She wanted a breast pump for Nettie Hendries. I went home with Isla. I was glad to see them all.

Last edit about 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday October 11, 1921

Tuesday October 11, 1921

A good day. Jim put up the potatoes sweet and irish. Ben sowed wheat tonight. They have gone to Gretna for grass seed. Carrie has a girl born this morning at two oclock. Denia come over here this morning a while.

Josie killed chickens and baked a cake. To day is Henrys birth day.

Clifton and Jane come here a little while tonight. Marvin went to Renan this evening. He traded some chickens.

I got up the pea nuts this evening.

Last edit about 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday October 14, 1921

Friday October 14, 1921

A clear day. There was a big frost this morning. Oh we need rain so bad.

Jim and Ben cut a log to take to the saw mill in the morning. They went to Kate Harveys this evening and sowed some wheat for her. Josie ironed most all day. We went to Marvins this evening. Mrs Hutcherson and Mollie Reynols come while we were there. The children went to school to day.

Last edit about 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday October 27, 1921

Thursday October 27, 1921

A good day. Somewhat cloudy but no rain. Ben went to Gretna to help Marvin finish sowing wheat. They got done and he got home a bout dark. Jim stripped tobacco. They are at the barn now tying tobacco.

Josie has bin up all day. Helped to got dinner.

I went to Ren Worshams. Isla & Cordie was there. I enjoyed my visit very much. Ren come to the house. He was very friendly. They Ren & and Ethel are well fixed for a liveing and have a nice family of children. I hope for them to do well.

I walked to Rens. Am afraid I wont be able to do that long.

8 oclock

Last edit about 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday November 15, 1921

Tuesday November 15, 1921

A Beautiful day. We got up at three oclock and got breakfast for Ben. He started for Gretna Marvin went two. They got there OK but the tobacco solde for so near nothing they loaded it on and brought it home.

Jim stripped on his all day. Josie got dinner. I sewed on my quilt in the morning in the evening I went to George Bliars. They were stripping tobacco at Blairs. Ren & Ethel Worsham and Cordie Blair was gone to LynchBurg. Josie and the little children went to see Carrie a while.

Ben never got home until after nine oclock tonight.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Neil Brumfield
Saturday November 19, 1921

Saturday November 19, 1921

Cloudy most of the day and some rain. Very warm for Nov. Ben & Jim worked on tobacco some and sowed some wood. Josie got dinner. I have sewed on my quilt the most of the day. Finished tonight. I am glad it is finished. I have bin at home all day. I wanted to go to the river so bad this evening but no one would take me from here and I did not ask any one to take me. I work like a slave and then Ben dont take me any wher when he can reasonably get out of it.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
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