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1918

Thursday, May 30, 1918

Thursday, May 30, 1918

A good day and very hot. Ben Owen and Paul commenced to plow corn. Josie and I capped some straw berries this morning. Josie preserved them.

Paul killed two squirrels this morning. We had them for dinner to day.

Walter Layne come this evening to look at my cow. He said he would come in the morning and get her. Josie and I planted some butter beans to day. Josie went to Marvins for some meal. Mollie and Christenia was there.

9: o clock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, June 17, 1918

Monday, June 17, 1918

We had a good shower this morning it was badly needed. Ben and Paul replanted tobacco all day after it quit raining.

Josie and Ben went over to the school house to get the things that was left Sat night. I worked a little in the garden.

Josie went up to Marvins a while. Mollie Reynolds come with her back.

Mrs Owens sent us a mess of snaps this evening. I am glad of them.

9 oclock

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Monday, June 24, 1918

Monday, June 24, 1918

A good day. Ben cut wheat for Lee to day. Paul and Owen plowed corn. Josie got the floors washed by dinner. I got dinner.

This evening Josie and the children went to Lees and I went to George Blairs. Denia gave me some snaps. Virginia Harvey and Doris Brumfield come here but no one was at home. I am very sorry.

10 oclock

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Friday, June 28, 1918

Friday, June 28, 1918

A good day. Ben and Owen and Paul plowed in peas. Josie got dinner and ironed. I went to White Falls did not catch many fish. Marvin Smith carried Henry and I. Reese plowed while he carried us. We walked as far as Jim Thompsons.

Tonight Ben and Josie went with Paul to the school house.

Denia Blair come to Carries this evening. She brought me some snaps. I am glad of them.

All of the children are a sleep.

10 30 oclock

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Tuesday, July  2, 1918

Tuesday, July 2, 1918

A good bright day.

The men folks plowed in the corn. Marvin got up hay. Josie washed.

Mrs Owen and Mrs Winston and Hattie Gilbert all gave us a mess of snaps to day. We have got good neighbors.

This evening Henry and I walked to Mr Creasys fish pond. The water is so low that you cant fish in it to catch anything.

We come back by Kates. She was at home by her self. Virginia was at Reynolds's. 10 oclock

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Tuesday, July  9, 1918

Tuesday, July 9, 1918

A good day. Ben and Paul and Owen plowed in their tobacco. Josie washed I got dinner. We got the first snaps out of our garden today and I burnt them so that we could not eat them. I had fried chicken and that was all. This evening Ben carried Henry and Edna and I to White Falls. Very much a gainst his will.

I caught enough fish to make a dish for supper. Mr Carrington Hubbard was here a while this evening. I did not meet him [ink mark] Well I went to sleep and made my mark.

10 oclock

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Sunday, July 21, 1918

Sunday, July 21, 1918

A good day. Ben went to Mr Edmons this morning. He went with Marvin Smith all of the rest staid at home. Reese and Paul come and played with the children. Marvin and Carrie and the little children come a few minutes on the car and carried the boys home.

We had butter beans for dinner. Mrs Owen gave them to us. Josie got dinner. I got breakfast and milked and churned. I have not bin well today. Hope I may feel better by morning.

Josie is playing the piano and Ben the violin.

9 30 oclock

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Monday, September  2, 1918

Monday, September 2, 1918

A good day. Ben and Owen fired tobacco all day. Paul suckered tobacco. Ben and Josie went to Strait Stone a few minutes this evening.

Josie got dinner. We had snaps and peas the first peas that we had this year.

George Blair come over here and got some water melons this evening. Paul and Ben will stay at the barns to night.

9 30 oclock

Josie peeled and put out some apples to dry this evening.

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Friday, September  6, 1918

Friday, September 6, 1918

A cloudy day and some rain. Ben moved some tobacco and cut some. Josie and I helped to move and Josie helped to unload the waggon with green tobacco.

I went to Carries a little while this evening.

Mollie Reynolds come and got some snaps.

I got a letter from Mary Brumfield this evening.

9 oclock

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Monday, September  9, 1918

Monday, September 9, 1918

A good day. Ben loaded the waggon this morning ready for market.

The men will stay at the barn to night.

Josie helped to load the waggon.

I got most of the dinner.

Julia Fergerson come a bout sundown. She got some snaps and butter. I got Paul to carry her home. Lizzie and Alma and Earl Bennett come down to Johnsons to night. Paul and Mary Brumfield and I went up there to night.

10 oclock

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Wednesday, September 11, 1918 (original)

Wednesday, September 11, 1918 (original)

A good day. Ben loaded the waggon this morning ready for market in the morning. The men will stay at the barns to night

Josie helped to load the waggon. I got most of the dinner. We looked for [ink stain] Mollie and Julia all the evening. They did not come. Julia come a bout sundown. She got a few snaps and some butter. Paul carried her home. To night Lizzie + Alma and Earl come to Johnsons. Paul carried Mary and I up there. We staid until ten oclock have just got home.

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Thursday, October 10, 1918

Thursday, October 10, 1918

A good day. Ben and Owen plowed. Josie sewed some. Reese and Paul and Roy and Hazel come down here a little while this morning.

Josie and I tried to strip tobacco this evening. It got so dry that we could not tie it as it should be done. Kate Harvey come a little while late this evening. She wanted to see Ben. We walked over where he was plowing.

I have just finished stringing snaps for dinner tomorrow.

9 oclock

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

Friday, October 11, 1918

A good day. The men folks plowed this morning. This evening Mr Owen raked pea vines. Ben went to Mr Bailiss. Josie and I stripped a little tobacco. We got our dinner this morning before we went to the barn cooked snaps and baked bread.

Come home at twelve and made coffee.

In the evening the tobacco dried out so we could not tie it. I picked up some apples and gathered some snaps. We went to Carries and strung our snaps. Come home. Josie got supper. I fed the chickens. Henry and I fed the hogs. We had to shuck the corn then I churned.

Ben has just got back from Bailiss and eat his supper.

9 30 oclock

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Sunday, October 13, 1918

Sunday, October 13, 1918

A good day. we all stayed at home. I got dinner. We had turnip salit and butter beans.

Josie helped Ben move some tobacco while it was in order. This evening Marvin and family and Kate Harvey and Irvin Harvey come. Mr Dews and Owen and some of the children was here and played croquet.

Paul and Earl Bennett come. Paul will stay a while and strip tobacco. I hope that it may stay in order so he can handle it.

9 30 oclock

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Oct the 16th 1918

I let Ben have $31.20 to pay for wheat

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1919

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.

10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, June 11, 1919

Wednesday, June 11, 1919

A little rain to day. The men folks worked in the tobacco most all day.

Josie got dinner. I worked in the garden a while. Josie gathered some snaps this evening and we strung them tonight.

William Gilbert gathered two gallons cheries for us to day. Josie and I seeded them this evening.

9 oclock

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Thursday, June 12, 1919

Thursday, June 12, 1919

A good day. We had a very hard rain just before day this morning. The men cut some wheat to day.

I got dinner. Josie was sick. We had our first mess of snaps.

This evening Edna and I went to Ren Worsham's. Found them all well as could be expected. Mr Jessie Hutcherson & John Hutcherson was cutting wheat. Also Ren was cutting two. Workeing 4 horses. Edna and I walked. Ren insisted that we let him bring us home. I would not let him.

10 oclock

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Saturday, July  5, 1919

Saturday, July 5, 1919

A good day. Ben & Owen and Jim plowed some to day. Jim helped John Hutcherson thrash wheat this morning and planted him some pink beans this evening after they got up the hay.

Ben worked his water mellons vines late this evening.

Josie ironed & got dinner. I churned and washed a few things this morning. This evening I worked some button holes and mended a few things.

Lucius Gravely come here tonight on his way to the lodge. He had forgot that last Sunday was a fifth Sundy.

10:30:oclock

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Sunday, July 20, 1919

Sunday, July 20, 1919

A rainy morning. Has not rained so much to day. We all staid at home until after dinner.

Ben went to Mayhews. Jim went to Marvins. George Blair come this evening. I was so sorry that the boys was not at home.

Josie got dinner. She cooked corn & butter beans and made a pudding. We all enjoyed our dinner.

10 oclock

Heard tonight that Jack Harvey & Bob Booker got home this evening.

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Friday, July 25, 1919

Friday, July 25, 1919

A good day. Ben helped the Edmons build a barn. Jim and Marvin come from Chatham to day. They had bin on a jurie.

Josie cooked a big pot of snaps. She ironed most of the day and is sick to night.

Ben carried Henry & I to White Falls. I caught several small fish. Jack Harvey come & got the team & waggon and went to the mill for his mother and hauled some wood. Alma is at Marvins to night.

10 oclock

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Sunday, July 27, 1919

Sunday, July 27, 1919

A good day. Jim staid at home all day. Ben went to Long Island and brought Mary Brumfield home with him.

Lizzie Bennett and [I] went to Strait Stone to preaching. Earl Bennett carried us and brough us home. They had dinner on the ground and had a plenty for all hands. Ben carried Lizzie to Johnson Reynolds to night. Mary & Henry & Edna all went with him. They have not got back yet.

Josie got dinner at home. She cooked a chicken & butter beans and corn.

Marvin & all of his family were there at preaching & Ren and his family.

10 oclock

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Thursday, July 31, 1919

Thursday, July 31, 1919

A good day but a hard thunder cloud and hard rain tonight. Jim plowed a little to day. Ben went to Greenfield & Chalk Level this evening. Mr. Owen went to Strait Stone to preaching this evening.

Josie staid at home and got dinner. She cooked snaps and potatoes and corn. I certainly did enjoy my dinner.

Marvin carried Mary & Edna Brumfield and I to Worshams pond. I caugh one nice fish.

Mary went to Preaching this evening. To night she is at George Blairs. Paul Bennett carried her. I am so glad that Ben got home before it rained.

9:30 oclock

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Thursday, August  7, 1919

Thursday, August 7, 1919

A day. The men folks pulled leaves. Edwin Brumfield helped them.

John & Christenia Brumfield went to George Blairs this morning and to Lee Brumfields this evening.

Josie got dinner this evening. She worked on Edna a dress.

Mrs. Owen went to see her brother to day.

This evening I went to the corn field to see if there was any snaps. I could not get any. I think all concidered they have got the sorriest crop I ever saw. I know they worke and tried but it is drowned.

I went to Marvins a few minutes. Alma come while I was there. I feel age and infirmities so much and hear so much complaint a bout things that no one can help that I cant hardly stand it.

10:10 oclock

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Wednesday, August 20, 1919

Wednesday, August 20, 1919

A good day. Jim & Ben cut a house of tobacco for Jim.

Josie got dinner. She had snaps and chicken, potatoes. Nellie made some preserves of damson that Mrs Edmons gave her.

This evening Miss Tredway and Miss Creasy & Tucker come to see Evylin. Did not stay but a few minutes.

Nellie & Josie gathered snaps and tomatoes for tomorrows dinner.

Carries baby is sick. I do hope that she will soon be well. Tonight Henry went to the barn by him self after dark. Edna has a bad colde tonight. Hope she may soon get over it.

I got a basket of sweet potatoes for Franklin. Brought them home & washed them.

Clock not runing.

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