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1918

Friday, July 26, 1918

Friday, July 26, 1918

A good day. The men folks topped tobacco. Josie ironed most of the day.

This evening Paul carried Henry and Edna and Reese and I to White Falls to fish. We did not catch many fish. We walked up by Mr Johnsons house. Mrs Johnson was very nice to us. Marvin come after us. Carrie and all the children come with him. We had a pleasant evening.

We got home in good time to milk and feed the hogs. Josie had corn batter bread for supper and we did enjoy it.

9 oclock

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Saturday, August 24, 1918

Saturday, August 24, 1918

A good day. The men folks finished cutting a house of tobacco. Jim Brumfield helped them finish.

Josie ironed.

This evening Lizzie and Earl Bennett come. I was glad that they did. Paul and Earl went off some where to night. Ben and Jim went to Strait Stone to night.

10 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, September  1, 1918

Sunday, September 1, 1918

A beautiful day. The men folks staid at the barns most of the day.

Paul carried his mother home this morning. Josie staid at home and got dinner then went to Reynolds. Marvin carried Josie and Edna and Franklin Carrie and four of their children. I spent the day there. Posie and Nannie and baby was there. Julia and baby. We had a pleasant day. They had plenty of water mellons. Ben will have to stay at the barns to night.

8 35 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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.

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, September 10, 1918

Tuesday, September 10, 1918

A good day. Ben and Paul fired tobacco all day to day and will stay at the barns to night.

Mr Owen and Henry went to Gretna carried primings. They sold well.

Josie baked a cake and got dinner. She went to Marvins a few minutes this evening. I picked a few beans this evening.

Cordie and Nettie Blair come a little while this evening. I did not see them. I was at the bean patch.

9 30 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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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Last edit almost 8 years ago by utahdig
Tuesday, September 17, 1918

Tuesday, September 17, 1918

A good day. Just at night we had thunder cloud and a little rain. The men folks cut tobacco. Mr Dews and the boys helped them this evening. Josie staid at home and got dinner. Marvin Smith carried Gladys Brumfield and I to Mr Jessie Worshams mill pond. I caught one nice fish. We had it cooked it for supper.

Ben and Paul will stay at the barns tonight. I got a letter from Lottie Craddock this evening.

9:30 oclock

Last edit about 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 about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, October 23, 1918

Wednesday, October 23, 1918

A good day. There was a killing frost this morning. Ben worked on Nat Woodings car.

Nat come tonight and got his car. Ben went to Altavista this evening to see about getting some lumber a bout Mr Owens house.

The rest of us and Owen and two of his children helped to strip tobacco.

They put some tobacco in the pit to night.

Kate and Irvin Harvey come and got a few apples to day.

11 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, November 12, 1918

Tuesday, November 12, 1918

A good day. Ben and Owen worked on Owens house.

The children went to school except Franklin. He is not well. I hope that he may get well soon.

Kate Harvey come down here to day and eat dinner with us. While she was here we heard that Chesley Edmons was dead. We all are so sorry for them all. The papers tell that peace has bin declared. I do hope that it is true.

Kate got a letter from both of her boys that is in France. Jack is in the hospital hope that he may be well soon. Tonight Ben and Marvin has gone to Level Run guess they will be back soon.

10 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, November 15, 1918

Friday, November 15, 1918

A good day. Ben worked on Owens house a little while this morning. Jim Emerson come and went up on the house and could not find a leak. He was here for dinner. We all but Henry and Edna went to Chesley Edmons burial this evening.

There was a crowd there. He was buried by the odd fellows. I am very sorry for the family. Henry and Edna went to school. Two of the teachers were at the burial.

8 30 oclock

Last edit over 6 years ago by Sara Brumfield
Thursday, November 21, 1918

Thursday, November 21, 1918

A good day. Ben and Owen hauled wood. Josie sewed a little. I got dinner. This evening I went to George Blairs they were all well.

Ben loaded the waggon with tobacco. Owen and Josie helped him. Irvin Harvey brought a few sticks of tobacco to carrie to market. They put it on the waggon be fore they eat supper.

Ben got a letter from Paul Bennett this evening.

Marvin sent a load of wood to the school house to day. Lee B sent one yesterday.

Murphist Harvey finished his work at Marvins to day.

8 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, November 26, 1918

Tuesday, November 26, 1918

A good day.

Ben and Josie and Mrs Carr went to Chatham. I kept Franklin and got dinner.

Josie went up to Marvins and staid with Carries children while Marvin and Carrie went to Strait Stone and tonight Ben and Josie and Janie Gravley has gone to the school house at Strait Stone to a Community League meeting. Miss Angle passed here to day on her way to the Mountain School House.

9 : oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, November 29, 1918

Friday, November 29, 1918

A good day. Ben and Owen worked on Owens house until twelve then Owen and Ben and Josie went to the school house. They had a play of some sort over there.

Mrs Carr and I staid here with Franklin. John is here tonight Ben went to meet him. He had to go as far as Jim Rolans. The[y] did not get home until after ten.

I heard today that Denia Blair is sick. I do hope that she will soon be well.

Janie Gravley has gone home to night. Mrs Gravley come for her.

11 30 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, December  3, 1918

Tuesday, December 3, 1918

A colde windy day. Ben carried a load of wood to the school house this morning and then helped shuck corn at Kates. They got done by twelve.

This evening Ben and Josie and Marvin went to Altavista.

Josie washed this morning. I kept Franklin all day. I got a letter from Effie Brumfield today and got Fanny and Julia Emersons picture.

Tonight Doris Brumfield and Christine Reynolds is here. They come with the children from school. Miss Janie Gravley did not teach to day.

I am not well tonight. Hope I may feel better by morning.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, December  5, 1918

Thursday, December 5, 1918

A good day. Ben and Owen got up corn until twelve then Ben helped rais a house for George Hutcherson. I went to Marvins. Kate Harvey was there. Carrie gave me some meat. Jim Power and Fletcher Carr is here to night also Charley Hutcherson.

Josie sewed. She made Ben a shirt.

Lucius Gravley come home from camp to stay we hope.

9 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, December  6, 1918

Friday, December 6, 1918

A clear windy day. Mr Power and Carr was here this morning. Ben worked on the house this evening.

Josie got dinner. She fixed steak and made potato sallid this evening. I went to Carries. Mollie and Johns was there.

Henry and Edna went to school. Two of the teachers went to the teachers meeting at School field.

9 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, December  7, 1918

Saturday, December 7, 1918

A cloudy day. Ben worked on Owens house. It has bin a busy day with Josie and I. Josie ironed most all day.

I went down to the cook room 15 to four oclock made a fire washed the supper dishes then got breakfast. Called the rest of them then we eat. After breakfast I cut up two pumpkins and put them on to cook then put on some meat to cook fed two calves and brought a bucket of water then milked two cows and sloped the pigs put on a liver and face to make scrappel then churned. Josie made bread and coffee for dinner. I washed up a lot of things and took up the meat for dinner then eat dinner. Took up the pumpkins and meat for scrapple and made the scrappel. Janie Gravley and Lucius Muriel Gravley and Effie Brumfield stopped here a few minutes on their way home from Danville. Well I have not room for any more.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, December  9, 1918

Monday, December 9, 1918

A good day warm for the time of year. Ben worked on Owens house. I went up to Owens this morning a few minutes.

I boiled the last of our beef today. Josie fried dougnuts. We heard that Kate Harvey is sick. I do hope that she may not be sick long.

Think now that I will go to Danville to morrow with Mollie Reynolds.

Ben and Josie and Miss Janie Gravley has all gone to Cedar Forest tonight to get things for a fruit cake.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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 almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, December 12, 1918

Thursday, December 12, 1918

A cloudy disagreeable day but no rain.

Ben worked on Owens house. Miss Angle and Miss Janie went from here to school this morning.

Josie sewed some. I knit. I got some yarn from Richmond.

Josie went to Carries this evening did not stay long. Heard to day that Kate was feeling some better.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, December 13, 1918

Friday, December 13, 1918

A cloudy day. Ben has bin complaining all day.

Mr Owen and Marvin and William Gilbert killed two hogs for Ben this evening.

Josie got dinner. I cleaned up the smoke house then I took he fat off the intrils and cleaned the feet of the hogs.

Ben carried Miss Janie home and got Mr Jim Emersons tining tools. He wants to cover Owens house soon.

Henry and Edna went to school to day. Floyd Reynolds come by here this evening and got a few eggs. He was on his bycicle. I feel like I know he broke them.

8 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, December 18, 1918

Wednesday, December 18, 1918

A good day. Ben and Marvin went to Kates and killed her hogs. Josie and I worked on our lard and sausage. Josie ground and made the sausage and dried up some of the lard.

I worked at the wash house and she at the house.

Ben brought some things at Renan to day.

I got a piece of flanel from Chatham by mail to day. Josie sent Effies knitting to day.

9 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, December 19, 1918

Thursday, December 19, 1918

A good day. Ben and Mayhew covered Owens house.

Josie washed a big washin of clothes and then went to Marvins. Carrie and Josie made some candy.

I staid with the children and worked at first one thing and then another.

I got a letter from Julia Fergerson and her babys picture. It is fine I think.

9 15 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, December 20, 1918

Friday, December 20, 1918

A cloudy day.

Ben finished covering Owens house. Josie washed a gain today. I got dinner

Then we all went to Marvins. Carrie and Josie made some candy they got on fine with it. Dan Sheltons baby was buried this evening. I have bin looking for a letter from Jim Brumfield for several days. I am so afraid he is sick.

9:15 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, December 21, 1918

Saturday, December 21, 1918

A cloudy day. Ben worked on Owens house. Josie baked a cake this morning and got dinner then went to Marvins a little while then Ben and Josie went to Strait Stone come home and made some pickle.

I washed a little this morning. Ben found Bell with five little pigs this morning.

Henry is complaining to night.

9 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, December 23, 1918

Monday, December 23, 1918

A good day and warm for the time of the year. Ben worked on Owens house this morning and went to Cedar Forest this evening. Josie ironed to day and got dinner.

Johnson Reynolds sent us some oysters. We had them for dinner and supper. I stewed pumpkins boiled meat and made scrapple boiled beets.

Then went to Marvins a little while. Ben had a letter from John to day heard from Jim. He has bin complaining with rheumatism. I do hope he may get well soon.

Franklin got slippers to day. He was so proud of them.

9 10 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, December 24, 1918

Tuesday, December 24, 1918

A very rainy day.

Ben worked on Owens house all day. Owen went to Gretna.

Josie baked some cakes. I ironed most of the day. The children tried them selves to see how tormenting they could be.

Reese Smith come to day and brough me a box. I have not looked in it yet. Guess it has candy in it.

I wish I knowed how all of the children were feeling to night. There is so much sickness that I am all ways uneasy and looking for some one to get sick.

8 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, December 26, 1918

Thursday, December 26, 1918

A good day. Ben worked on Owens house this morning.

This evening we all went to Lee Brumfields. They had a very nice dinner turkey and boiled ham cakes and pickles. Elsie East and Isla and Cordie Blair was there.

While we were away some one left some presents for Josie and I.

I got a pair of bed room slippers. John sent them. Paul Bennett sent me a box of nice candy and Grace Brumfield gave me a box of candy. I thank them both.

8 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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