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1919

Tuesday, January 21, 1919

Tuesday, January 21, 1919

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

Mr. Owen and I and Owen's children and Henry stripped tobacco. Owen and his children stripped all day. Henry and I half the day. Mollie & Christenia Reynolds come and eat dinner with us. Josie had a good dinner.

Marvin went to Gretna today with tobacco. It solde very well.

I had a letter from Mary Brumfield today. They were all well.

9 o'clock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, January 22, 1919

Wednesday, January 22, 1919

A good day. Ben and Jim worked on Owen's house. Owen and his children stripped tobacco all day. Henry and I helped this evening. Josie washed this morning. I got dinner. We had cabbage for dinner. That was a treat for me. I have bin knitting on Marys scarf tonight. I commenced it yesterday.

8 o'clock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, January 23, 1919

Thursday, January 23, 1919

A rainy day. Ben and Jim finished at Owens house then stripped tobacco the rest of the day. I helped strip until twelve then I knit most of the evening.

Josie got dinner. She had a good dinner.

I had a card from Alma Bennett this evening.

Ben & Jim and Josie are playing cards tonight. All of the children are asleep I think I will go to bed soon. Today has bin warm for the time of the year. Now the wind has commenced to blow I think it will get colde by morning.

9 o'clock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, January 31, 1919

Friday, January 31, 1919

A good day. The men folks stripped tobacco most of the day. Ben went to Greenfield Church to a meeting of some sort. Grace Brumfield & Kate Harvey spent the day with us. Carrie and the childen come this evening.

I sent Mary Brumfield's knitting home to day. Mr Owen got home last night at one oclock from Danville. He sold his last tobacco.

Ben & Jim are at the barn to night tieing tobacco.

9 30 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, February  7, 1919

Friday, February 7, 1919

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A good day. Ben & Jim and Owen hauled some feed for the cows then stripped tobacco until twelve after dinner. They tramped a plant bed. Ben mended his fire place then we all stripped tobacco. Josie got dinner and ironed. The children Henry and Edna went to school. Franklin come to the barn to tell us dinner was ready. Reese come this morning & brought me some little aprons to work the button holes in. Mr Mayhew come at twelve to get Ben to phone for the doctor for Mrs Mayhew. Tonight Ben and Josie has gone to a dance at Mrs Gravelys. To night a pedlar come and wanted to stay all night. Ben would not let him. I was sorry for him.

9: o'clock

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Saturday, February  8, 1919

Saturday, February 8, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim went to Mr Hutcherson. Woodings and got a pig then stripped tobacco a while then fixed to go to Chatham. Marvin went with them. They got some [logs?/dogs?] Ben & Tim Emerson went to Strait Stone to the lodge. They have just got home now.

I helped to strip tobacco nearly all day. Henry B & Luke and Norman Owen tied for me this evening. We had finished what was in the pit and was on our way to the house when Mr Jim Emerson & Sarah Emerson and two children come. I was glad to see them.

Josie got dinner. I heard this evening that Denia Blair is sick. I am very sorry to hear it. Hope she may get well soon. I want to go to see her soon.

11: oclock

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Wednesday, February 12, 1919

Wednesday, February 12, 1919

A good day. Ben finished stripping his crop of tobacco today. Jim & Owen and I and Josie helped him.

Josie got dinner. Marvin come to the barn a few minutes. He is very bad off with a colde. Josie and Franklin has a bad colde.

Tonight Ben and Jim has gone to Strait Stone. We was out of oil and coffee.

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, February 15, 1919

Saturday, February 15, 1919

A colde windy day. We stripped tobacco most of the day. Ben is complaining of sickness so much he has not worked much today. Jim and Owen put up the heater at Owens house this evening. Charlie Hutcherson loaded his truck with tobacco for Marvin & Ben this evening. Josie got dinner. She is nearly sick. Jim has gone to Marvins tonight has not got back yet.

9 oclock

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Friday, February 28, 1919

Friday, February 28, 1919

Rain to day. Jim & Owen cut some. The fox hunters caught a fox this evening near Mr. Edmons's. They run it all day.

There is a party at the school house selling boxes. Henry went with Mr Mayhew & Owen.

Ben got home from Richmond to night. Marvin met him at Mr. Bailiss.

Josie is feeling some better to day.

Nellie has bin sick to day.

Henry has not come home yet to night.

9 oclock

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, March  1, 1919

Saturday, March 1, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim cut wood all day. They have gone to the store at Renan to night. Mr Mayhew come here tonight but did not stay as the boys was gone. Josie is some better off at this time. Nellie was sick to day. Josie baked pies for dinner today.

Henry & Reese went to Renan this morning. Josie sent for Salmon. This evening they went to the school house after Sophia the dog. I went to Marvins a while this evening. They were all well. Eva has commenced cralling.

9 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, March  7, 1919

Friday, March 7, 1919

Cloudy this morning. Clear this evening. Ben went with Mr Dews to Gretna after his car. They had some trouble in getting it home. I do hope that they will be pleased with it. Jim helped John Hutcherson raise a barn this evening.

Josie & the children went to Carries this evening. I went a few minutes then cut a mess of Salit I fished a few minutes this evening. Caught three minows. No one here found it out but Mr Owen. I think he saw me. Josie had a letter from her mother this evening.

8 oclock

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Tuesday, March 18, 1919

Tuesday, March 18, 1919

A good day. Had a hard rain last night. Ben went to meet Jim this morning. They helped Marvin raise a stable this evening. We all was at Marvins this evening. Mollie Reynols was there. Kate Harvey sent me some turnip salit by Irvin.

Emmit Brumfield come with Paul Smith home this evening. Henry Blair is here tonight. They are playing cards. Edna has a bad cough.

8 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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.

9 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, March 24, 1919

Monday, March 24, 1919

A good day. Ben plowed half the day then carried Josie and the baby and I to Strait Stone. They went to Strait Stone and I stoped at the branch and fished while they were gone. I did not catch but one fish. We come home and went to Carries. Murphist Harvey was there at work on their house.

Jim White washed the apple trees to day. I think he has done a faithful days work and a nice job.

Today one year a go Charles Brumfield was buried. Don't know how soon it will be some of the rest of the family.

8:30 oclock

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Thursday, April 24, 1919

Thursday, April 24, 1919

A clear windy day. Some rain last night. The men folks worked on their tobacco land all day. Mr Robert Vaden and Smith of Gretna was here today. They wanted the use of the school house for a speakin Sat night.

Josie and I both had a hand in gettin dinner.

This evenin I went to Mr Owens. Mrs Dews was there. I come home and Josie and the children all went to Marvins. Carrie showed us her new things that she got at Altavista. Marvin had made him a hot bed. Mr Owen made one this evening.

9:15 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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
Friday, May  9, 1919

Friday, May 9, 1919

A cloudy day and some rain. The men folks planted a little tobacco. Henry worked all day. Josie got dinner.

I planted some onions. The latest that we planted any. I planted them in the olde ice house hole. This evening I mended Bens overalls then went to Marvins and staid a few minutes. Come home and fed the chickens and milked the cow and fed the calf. Josie went to the plant bed and got some salit. She liked to got wet comeing home.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, May 12, 1919

Monday, May 12, 1919

A good day. The men folks worked on tobacco land most of the day. Late this evening they planted some tobacco but it is so colde that things cant grow.

Mrs. Owen and I drawed plants. I got so colde that I quit and come to the house.

Josie and I washed some this morning. Josie got dinner.

Janie Brumfield and Delma Owen come to see the children this evening.

I started Julia Fergerson a letter to day.

I am so near a sleep that I cant hardly write.

10 oclock

The children found my Lady cow with a nice little calf.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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.

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, July  3, 1919

Thursday, July 3, 1919

A good day and very hot. Ben raked up his hay. Jim and Owen plowed. Josie ironed this morning. Carrie come this evening and brought all the children. Josie & Carrie went after berries. Found the cow in the corn. They got some berries & lots of chickers (dont know how to spell them). Josie made plum jellie this evening. I got up the onions this evening. Henry and Paul helped me put them in the buggy house up stairs.

Mrs Hutcherson started to Richmond this morning. I do hope she may come home a gain.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, July 18, 1919

Friday, July 18, 1919

A rainy day. It has rained some for five days. Every thing is nearly drowned. The men folks has not done anything much to day.

Josie got dinner. Nellie washed and dried and ironed some of her clothes this evening.

I milk and churn.

Josie sewed some this evening.

Tom Edmons has cured a house of primings, the first that has bin cured a bout here.

9:30 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, July 23, 1919

Wednesday, July 23, 1919

Cloudy most of the day but no rain. Ben went to Strait Stone this evening and got roofing for the barns and ice cream freezer. Owen went some where and got some pigs.

Josie got dinner. I went to Johnson Reynolds. Julia Fergerson was there and Cliftons wife & baby came this evening.

Mollie Reynolds went to see Mrs Hutcherson. She is mighty feeble. Paul Bennett come from Chatham to day. Marvin did not come. Kate went to Strait Stone this evening. Reese Smith carried her. I walked to Reynolds and walke most every where else that I can.

Oh that I could help my self.

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, July 28, 1919

Monday, July 28, 1919

Clear this morning. A thunder sower this evening. The men folks plowed some this morning.

Josie got dinner & churned this morning. This evening she kept Eva Carries baby and Paul and Roy was here two. Mary Brumfield was here all the evening.

I went with Effie Brumfield to White Falls. We had Lees hors & buggy. We caught several fish. We got as far on our way home as Kate Harvey. Effie brought me as far on my way home as the forks of the road at Johnsons barns.

The Preachers come home with Marvin Smith tonight.

10:30 oclock

Kate Harvey comed my hair this evening while it was raining.

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, August  9, 1919

Saturday, August 9, 1919

A good day. John & Christenia started home this morning on a buggy. Doris went with them as far as Renan. Edwin staid here and helped Ben cover the barn. They did not get done.

Josie got dinner this evening. She baked a cake and to night she is sick. I hope she may be better by morning.

I went to Marvins this evening. Did not stay but a few minutes.

To night the men has all gone to the barn.

10 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, August 10, 1919

Sunday, August 10, 1919

A good day. Jim fired tobacco all day. Quit at night. Has cured two houses of primings. Edwin staid here all day. Paul Bennett & Loney come a little while this morning. Paul got his hair cut this evening. Ben and family went to Jim Powers and Rob Hubards.

I milked & got supper and Jim, Edwin, and I eat before they got home. I have not heard from Marvins to day.

Edwin finished reading Philo Gubb to day & slept two hours.

I read some in the land mark & [?].

10:30 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, August 11, 1919

Monday, August 11, 1919

A good day. Ben & Edwin finished covering the barn this morning. They commenced to cut tobacco this evening. They cut for Mr. Owen. John & Christenia come back this evening.

Josie got dinner and starched some clothes. I cut some cucumbers and gathered some tomatoes. We canned some tomatoes this evening.

Josie went to Marvins this evening. Kate Harvey was there. I want to see Kate.

The boys are all gone to Strait Stone tonight.

10: oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, August 12, 1919

Tuesday, August 12, 1919

A rainy day most of the time. Ben & Jim & Owen finished cutting a house of tobacco. John & Edwin work on the barn.

Josie & I got dinner. I caned a few tomatoes. I went to Marvins this evening. Mollie Reynols gave us some peaches. Paul Bennett went after them.

I helped Carrie peel her fruit & then helped Josie peel hers.

10 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, August 13, 1919

Wednesday, August 13, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim suckered some tobacco. Ben went to Strait Stone and got some roofin. John & Edwin finished covering the barn and helpe work in the tobacco a while.

Ben carried Edwin & Christenia and Henry & Edna and I to White Falls. The river was two full & mudy. So we soon come home. I come by Johnsons. Mollie was makin grape jellie. Julia was washin some meal that she had bought. Kate Hubbard was taken sick today. I hope she will soon be well a gain. I come by Carries. She was pickin grapes.

10:10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, August 15, 1919

Friday, August 15, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim worked on the tobacco all day. Owen has a barn full that they are curing.

Josie went to Jim Powers to day. Henry & Franklin went with her. Edna staid with me until dinner. Then she went to Marvins and staid all the evening. I made a few pear preserves.

Prince the horse has been sick all day. He got to some wheat and eat two much. Heard that one of the Lees horses got its leg broke yesterday and they killed him. I am very sorry a bout it.

Josie got peaches & damsons to preserve and can. Guess we will be very busy tomorrow but we are that a most every day.

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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