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1918

Tuesday, December 10, 1918

Tuesday, December 10, 1918

A cloudy day but no rain. Ben worked on Owens house. Josie staid at home and worked all day.

Ben carried me to Johnson Reynolds be fore light this morning. I went with them to Danville. We was at Spring Garden be fore it was light good. We saw lots of pretty things. I did not by much. Eat supper at Mollies and enjoyed it. The boys Robert and Floyd got them a bycicle to day.

I am at home to night O K. Miss Janie is here to night. I enjoy having her.

8 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Wednesday, May  7, 1919

Wednesday, May 7, 1919

A cloudy day. No rain to stop any one from work.

Josie hung the spring house door and cleaned out the spring house. This evening Josie and all the children went to Georg Blairs.

I choped some in the flower garden and helped Jim take off two canveses.

Ben & Owen planted corn. Jim plowed some.

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1920

Friday, March 12, 1920

Friday, March 12, 1920

Cloudy this morning and a hard rain at twelve. Jim & Ben did not do much on account of weather. I helped with the work and milked. Josie made Franklin two pair of over alls. I went to Marvins. Carried Carries quilts home. Marvin was shuckin corn. Henry & Edna went to school. Ben commenced on a garden house for Mr Owen.

8 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Monday, March 22, 1920

Monday, March 22, 1920

A beautiful day. Ben split wood at the wood pile. He fixed up the clothesline and the garden palings. Jim come home just at night. He come with Odie Kelly from Gretna. Josie washed and then went to Carries. I went to Carries two. Caried some butter for Kate Harvey. I come by the turnip patch and cut some salit. Tonight the boys & Marvin has gone to Strait Stone. There is a light in the north tonight.

7 clock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday, March 27, 1920

Saturday, March 27, 1920

A good day. Ben went to Mag Brumfields to a cutting match. Jim cleared up the garden nearest [?] the potatoes. Henry went to Mags this evening & to Lees. I went to Johnson Reynolds this evening. Found them all well. Josie baked some pies this evening. Charles Harvey come & brought a sack of ship stuff home. Jim & Ben has gone to Strait Stone tonight.

9 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday, April  9, 1920

Friday, April 9, 1920

Cloudy nearly all day. Ben and Mr Mayhew went to the island for guano. Mayhew hauled 4 [?] loads for the boys with his truck. Jim plowed in his new ground this evening. He plowed some in the garden and planted some things in the garden. Josie got dinner. She baked a cake. Henry & Edna went to school. This evening Josie & the children and I went to Marvins. I cut some turnip greens. Henry went to Aunt Kates after some peas.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday, April 10, 1920

Saturday, April 10, 1920

A clear cool day. Ben plowed for Mr Mayhew. Jim planted some things in the garden. Owen plowed this evening. Josie & I done one thing an other all day. I went to Marvins a few minutes this evening. Carrie made Hazels hat last night. it is very pretty I think. Josie baked a cake and I killed a chicken for Sundays dinner. Mrs Owen sent us some light bread for supper. It is very nice.

9 oclock

Jim made a hot bed to day.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday, April 23, 1920

Friday, April 23, 1920

A clear windy day. Jim planted some things in the garden. Ben plowed all day. Henry cut his foot & and Reese steped on a nail. I hope they wont get bad off much. Mabel is some better off to day. We had fish from the river for breakfast. Josie sewed some. I got breakfast and dinner this evening. I went to Marvins a few minutes. Jim brought a little pig for us to feed up and try to make a hog.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Monday, May  3, 1920

Monday, May 3, 1920

A clear cool day. Ben & Owen planted corn. Jim plowed in the new ground. Josie got dinner. She went to Marvins a few minutes this evening. I got breakfast this morning and milked the cows and fed the chickens. Worked a little in the garden then went to Kate Harveys and eat dinner then Kate & I went to Mags and staid a while then come home and fed the chickens then went to the plant bed for salit [?] milked.

9:15 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Monday, May 10, 1920

Monday, May 10, 1920

A good day. Ben & and Mr Owen planted corn this evening. This morning Ben went to Gretna to meet Jim. They got home about 2 oclock in the evening. Jim worked in the garden. I tried to stop the chickens out of the garden. Josie got dinner. We both went to Marvins this evening. Jim has gone up there tonight. 9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Tuesday, June  8, 1920

Tuesday, June 8, 1920

A good day. Ben worked on the land for peas. Owen plowed corn. Jim made a crate for the calf and worked some in the garden this evening. Henry plowed some. Josie done a big washing. Got done by twelve. I got dinner. This evening Marvin let Reese take me to White Falls. He made the trip ok. I am so glad that nothing happened. Virginia Wooding spent the day with Edna. 9 30 ocl

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Thursday, June 24, 1920

Thursday, June 24, 1920

A good day. Clouds a round but very little rain. We hope Franklin is improve. They had the Dr to see him last night. Ben and Jim plowed corn a while this morning then cut Jims wheat & finished Marvins wheat. I got most of the dinner. We had snaps & potatoes and beets and fried chicken. Jim plowed some in the garden this evening. The garden is lookin well now. 9 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Tuesday, March 14, 1922

Tuesday, March 14, 1922

A good day. Rained a little and cleared off. Jim & Ben went to Renan and cut wood for Irvin Harvey until twelve oclock. They come home for dinner. They worked on the garden fence this evening. We quilted one of Josies quilts and commenced on another one.

Mrs. Norman Booker come and helped us quilt this evening.

Kate Harvey & Carrie Smith come a little while. Carrie had four of the children with her. I was so glad to see them. Would be glad to see Marvin & Paul & Roy. Hope to see all of them soon. Mrs Car has bin sick all the evening hope she will get well soon.

Last edit over 5 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, March 15, 1922

Wednesday, March 15, 1922

A rainy morning. Clear tonight. Jim & Ben worked on the garden this evening.

Henry & Edna went to school. Josie and [?] finished Josies quilt and put one in the frames. I quilted a little tonight.

Mrs Car is quite sick yet. I do hope she may be better by morning.

Jim found five little pigs yesterday morning. We are very glad of them & hope to rais them.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Friday, March 17, 1922

Friday, March 17, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim worked on the garden fence all the morning. This evening they helped cut wood at Mag Brumfields. They went on the car. I went with them. I went to Kates and then we went to Mags. I saw Doris & Virginia & Hellen. They all looked very nice. I got dinner at home. We had turnip salit. We have had good neighbors to send us salid. Hattie Gilbert washed here today. Josie baked a cake today as nice as one could wish. Mag had a very nice dinner today. I eat some with her this evening.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, March 20, 1922

Monday, March 20, 1922

A cloudy morning. Colde and windy tonight. Ben put the wire a round the flower garden. Josie and I hope to enjoy planting things in the garden. I put a quilt together and Josie put one together and made a lineing. Josie got dinner. Mrs Car washed dishes and churned. We put a quilt in the frames. All of us quilted a square. Ben quilted a few lines. Jim come home this evening. Nellie went to see Carrie today. I am glad that she did. I want to see her so bad but I cant go. Josie has bin pent today. Henry & Edna went to school today.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, March 21, 1922

Tuesday, March 21, 1922

A colde windy day.

Ben & Jim worked on the garden fence most of the day. It is so cold they quit before night.

Mrs Car churned this morning & washed dishes. Ben & Josie milked.

We quilted a while this morning. I got dinner. We all quilted this evening. I think most of the folks have gone to bed so that they can get warm. Henry & Edna went to scool (crossed out) school. Edna got a letter from Virginia wood (crossed out) Wooding today.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Ladybug1492
Sunday, March 26, 1922

Sunday, March 26, 1922

A good day. Ben fixed the gate to the flower garden. We were glad to have it made so we could go in the garden. Jim moved his pig to the pasture today. Mrs Car went home this evening. Ben & Josie and all the children went. They did not go in at Mr Powers. Most all of the Powers people are sick. I heard a gun shot tonight. We heard that a mad dog was killed. S[h]ot near Lee Brumfields.

There has bin more passing a bout today than any Sun[day] since Xmas. Looks like rain now.

Chris Tenigs Reynols was here today.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Sunday, April  9, 1922

Sunday, April 9, 1922

A good day. Cloudy but no rain. We all staid at home all day. Jim and Ben worked some in their fancy gardens. I got most of the dinner. Josie cleaned up the house and she made the bread for dinner. Jim Thomson & family come to see us. And Marvin & family all in the evening. I was glad to see them all. Doris & Jamie & Gladice Brumfield & Christina Reynols come a little while. They did not come in the house. They played with the children while they staid.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, April 10, 1922

Monday, April 10, 1922

A nice day. Jim gardened most of the day. Ben plowed in the rye. This evening Ben & I went to Gretna. We carried some butter and two bushel of onions. Solde them all to Mr. Rucker. Bought several things and come home and left most of them at Gretna. I am very much bothered about leaving them. Cordie Blair come this evening. I was glad to see her. Josie got most of the dinner and all of supper. She milked one of the cows. Today is Jims birth day.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Ladybug1492
Monday, May  1, 1922

Monday, May 1, 1922

A good day. Jim worked the Garden this morning Ben planted some mellons then went to the School House to Speakin [crossed out] Speaking. Ben eat Dinner at Johnsons to day was [Rauly?] Birth day he eat Dinner at Home he was 22 years olde today. Josie was Sick last night. She got up and got Breakfast. I have bin up all day but did as little as I could. heard today that Marvin is sick hope he may Soon be well I want to See them all so bad. The Boys [commenced?] to plant corn this evening. I hope the Weather will stay good a while.

Last edit about 7 years ago by Lydia B
Saturday, May 20, 1922

Saturday, May 20, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim worked in the garden some this morning. This evening Jim went home. Ben carried him to [Gaetna?]. Henry & Frank went with him. He bought a nice fish at [Gaetna?]. We had all we could eat at supper & some left. I went to the plant bed this morning for lettice. This evening Johnson brought Mollie & Kate Hubbard and Jack Jr. Jane and [?] Jr. they are two fine little boys.

I was glad that they come. Tonight Josie walked one cow & Fanny [Tower?] milked one & I milked one.

Last edit over 6 years ago by trickqba
Monday, May 22, 1922

Monday, May 22, 1922

A good day. Jim & Ben have worked on Tobacco land today. Frannie Power was here. This morning also a man by the name of Lony. his car went […] on him and he could not get it to go so he come and ask to stay alright he got it fixed some time today. Josie & Franny went and got some […] for Dinner. I have worked more in the garden today than any time this year and felt as well as usual.

Last edit over 6 years ago by PeterMann
Monday, May 29, 1922

Monday, May 29, 1922

A good day. Jim plowed the garden and planted some seed of one kind or other. Ben has not come home yet. Kate Harvey come a while. I was glad that she come. We went to the cherrie tree & curant bush. Kate tolde me that Thomas Thomson & Virginia went to Marvin Smiths They were all well. Henry & Edna went to school. Hattie washed here Today I borrowed soap from Mrs Booker paid it back this evening. I keep going to sleep and blot my book.

Last edit over 6 years ago by kleind
Sunday, June 11, 1922

Sunday, June 11, 1922

A good day we all staid at home except Henry. He went to Aunt Mags & Uncle Lees. I got the most of the dinner. We had snaps the first this season. We had fried chicken. I did hope that Carrie would come but she did not come. I hope none of them are sick. Jim Thomson & family come. I was glad to see them. Josie has bin in the flower garden today I am glad that she is well enough for that. Jim picked some berries today just a few. There is lots of Berries this year and no one to pick them. [Wish?] I could

Last edit over 6 years ago by Jaime
Monday, July 31, 1922

Monday, July 31, 1922

A good day. The boys worked on their tobacco all day. Nellie has bin very busy today. she got dinner & churned gathered some grapes to make jellie. I went to Miss Willie Woodings burial. There was a big crowd at the burial. I went with Mr Booer[sic] & family. It was kind of him to take me. Mrs Car has him up all day or nearly so. This evening I cut some grass in the garden and gathered a few snaps for dinner tomorrow. Hattie washed here today. The children and I got the clothes in tonight.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Friday, August  4, 1922

Friday, August 4, 1922

A good day. the boys shod horses 7 plowed a little in the garden. This evening Ben carried Jim & Nellie to Gretna. Nellie would go home and Jim went with her. Mrs Anderson & Fannie Hendricks come to see Josie this evening. Carrie and the children come to see us this evening. I was so glad that they come. Mrs Car and Nellie & Josie peeled a lot of little pears today. I intend pickling and preserving them in the morning. I will miss Nellie tomorrow. Will make out some way.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, October 24, 1922

Tuesday, October 24, 1922

A good day. Jim and Ben stripped tobacco all day. The children went to school. Nellie sewed some. Queen washed here today. Carrie Smith come a few minutes. I am always so glad to see her. She had a part of the children with her. Mollie Reynols come a little while this morning. I planted some bulbs this evening. Ben has had the prettys flower garden this year that I ever saw. Mabel has bin with me most of the evening.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Wednesday, October 25, 1922

Wednesday, October 25, 1922

A good day. Ben hauled some wood this morning & worked on his wheat land this evening. Jim & Nellie stripped tobacco all day. Bettie and I got dinner. We cooked turnip & peas and potatoes. This evening I cut the Morning Glorie vine off of the garden fence and then went to Renan & to see Kate Harvey carrie the money to pay my taxes. Mr Mayhew was at the store on his machine and brough me home. I was glad that I did not have to walk. Ben & Jim is at the barn putting tobacco in the pit.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Thursday, October 26, 1922

Thursday, October 26, 1922

A clear cool day. Jim & Nellie stripped tobacco. Ben sowed wheat finished what he expected to sow. The children went to school. Bettie ironed. I got the most of the dinner. Mrs Mayhew sent Josie some flowers by the school children. I gathered a few violets this evening. MRs Edmons come to see Josie this evening. I cut the Morning Glorie vine from garden fence yesterday and fed it to the cows today. Jim & Ben went to the barn tonight to hang tobacco. Henry has gone hunting.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
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