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1918

Wednesday, March 20, 1918

Wednesday, March 20, 1918

A cloudy day and some rain. Ben and Owen plowed some. Josie washed I got dinner. At twelve oclock Josie and Ben went to Renan. Lee Brumfield come by here to day on his way from the saw mill.

Said that he thought that Charles was wors that he was yesterday.

I want to know so bad whoo is with him tonight.

Carrie and the children come down a little while this evening. Mr Owen planted potatoes to day and Marvin did two.

8 oclock

Last edit about 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, March 30, 1918

Saturday, March 30, 1918

A good day. Ben and Josie planted potatoes this morning and some peas this evening. I got dinner.

This evening Ben carried Josie and the children and I to Cedar Forest. Henry and I stoped at the creek and fished. Did not get but three fish.

Mrs Car left her home to day to live a mong her children. She gave Josie several things.

I bought her cow paid $50 for her.

Marvin is here to night. I think he is ordering some things for his car.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 5 years ago by dy957
Thursday, May  9, 1918

Thursday, May 9, 1918

A good day. Ben went to Renan to try and get a horse to plow a few days. Did not get it. Josie went to Carries this morning and bathed the baby. After dinner Ben and Josie went to Strait Stone.

Children and I went to Carries. I replanted potatoes. Planted some gourd seed yesterday. Owen went to the mill to day.

9 oclock

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Friday, May 10, 1918

Friday, May 10, 1918

A good day until near night there was a thunder cloud and rain.

Ben planted a little corn this evening.

Josie got dinner.

I went to Carries and dressed the baby.

This evening Mrs John Hutcherson come and all the children. The first time she come on a visit this year.

I went to Carries a gain this evening. Mollie Reynolds was there.

We are talking of going to Richmond soon.

9 15 oclock

Last edit over 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, May 22, 1918

Wednesday, May 22, 1918

A good day. Ben finished his tobacco land to day now he is ready for rain.

Mrs Edmons come this morning and staid a few hours.

Alma Bennett come here last night. She made Paul two shirts to day. Josie and I both had a hand in the dinner.

We planted two rows of tomatoes this evening.

I got one doz aster plants today. Effie Brumfield sent them from Richmond.

9 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, May 23, 1918

Thursday, May 23, 1918

A good day. Ben went to Stevin Davis s to day and got a sack of ferterlizer. Finished Pauls tobacco land. He plowed in the garden and planted corn in the bottom. Josie and I planted pea nuts. I planted some Irish potatoes. Josie got dinner. Alma Bennett made Edna a dress this evening.

Ben carried Alma to Johnson Reynolds to night. Paul and Henry and Josie all went. I washed dishes while they were gone.

10 15 oclock

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Friday, May 24, 1918

Friday, May 24, 1918

A good day. We had a good rain last night. We planted tobacco all day. The men folks planted and Mrs Owen and I drawed plants. Josie got dinner and churned.

Some men come to see Ben about a school.

Ben put the pigs in a pen last night.

8 oclock

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Saturday, May 25, 1918

Saturday, May 25, 1918

A good morning. Rain this evening.

The menfolks planted tobacco all day. Mr Dews helped them this evening.

I went to Blairs this morning and got potatoe slips. Mrs Owen and I drawed plants part of the day.

Josie ironed this morning and churned and got dinner.

Kate Harvey solde her cow to day we guess. She passed here some one driving her.

8 oclock

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Monday, May 27, 1918

Monday, May 27, 1918

A good day.

Ben and Owen and Paul planted tobacco. Mrs Owen and I drawed plants. Josie got dinner. In the evening Josie went to the plant bed. I planted some potatoe slips.

There was a lot of hard thunder this evening but no rain. Kate Harvey come a while this evening.

9 oclock

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Wednesday, May 29, 1918

Wednesday, May 29, 1918

A good day. Ben watered and planted tobacco.

Josie washed. I got dinner.

Denia Blair come this evening. We carried Edna and Franklin to Carries and we went after straw berries.

Kate and Irvin Harvey come and got a cow this morning.

8 oclock

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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

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Friday, May 31, 1918

Friday, May 31, 1918

A good day.

The men plowed corn. Josie ironed. I got dinner. This evening I planted some beans in the garden then went to Carries a little while.

Marvin planted tobacco with a planter. Reese and Henry droped plants.

Mr Murphy come to see a bout getting the school house for a play.

9 oclock

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Monday, June  3, 1918

Monday, June 3, 1918

Some rain this morning it was badly needed.

Ben and Paul replanted tobacco. Mr Owen was at his brothers near Altavista. He brought a calf home this evening. Josie made Edna a dress to day.

Mrs Bailiss come and got some butter. I worked in the garden a while this evening. Eula Mayhew come and got a few tomato plants and Josies cards to make bats for a quilt.

9 oclock

Last edit over 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, June  4, 1918

Tuesday, June 4, 1918

A good day.

Ben and Paul and Owen replanted tobacco until dinner then commence to work out the tobacco.

Josie washed. I got dinner. Killed the first young chicken to day.

We all went to Carries. I went to Reynolds. Kate Harvey come to Carries. Doris and Christenia Reynolds come here, They wanted my suitcase and got it.

Hazel is sick. Hope she may be better by morning.

9 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, June  5, 1918

Wednesday, June 5, 1918

A good day. Ben and Paul worked tobacco. Kate Harvey and Josie found a swarm of bees in the orchard yesterday.

Ben hived them this morning. I hope that they may do well. Josie got dinner. I worked some in the garden. Planted some muskmellon seed and few pea nuts. I planted a few pumpkin seed.

I went to Blairs late this evening. They were all well. Sallie Blair was there. Did not see Cordie or Nettie. They were at Ren Worshams.

10 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, June  6, 1918

Thursday, June 6, 1918

A good day most of the day. Had a little rain this evening. Ben and Paul still working tobacco. Josie ironed. I got dinner. I planted some cucumber and pumpkin seed.

Josie and Ben went to Strait Stone this evening and got some things. Among them were 4 tin buckets.

Mr Dave Layne and his son [ink smear] Walter and got a cow [smear] and calf.

Edna and Franklin are sick. If anyone wonders why this page is so blotted, I went to sleep.

9 oclock

Last edit over 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, June  7, 1918

Friday, June 7, 1918

A good day.

Ben and Paul worked tobacco all day. I washed a little this morning. Josie churned and got dinner. Baked a cake. This evening she washed the dining room floor.

George Worsham come here this evening assessing property. I planted sunflower seed this evening.

Tonight Ben has gone to Marvins to try and mend the freezer. Hope he can get it mended.

10 oclock

Last edit over 9 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

Last edit over 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, June 18, 1918

Tuesday, June 18, 1918

A good day. Ben planted some beans this morning then they plowed corn for Mr Owen. Josie got dinner. Mrs Owen gave us some scraple so she knowed what to cook. I washed a few things this morning. Henry and Edna helped wash some guano sacks.

I finished getting up the onions this evening. Henry and I thinned the corn on the branch. Beatrice Owen brought a dress for Josie to make this week.

Paul Bennett has gone to the school house to night.

10 o clock

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Wednesday, June 19, 1918

Wednesday, June 19, 1918

Cloudy but no rain. Ben and Owen hauled up wheat today.

Paul plowed.

Josie washed. I got dinner. I planted some beans.

Effie and [ink smudge] Cordie Blair will spend the night here. I when see that I cover[unclear]

Done the 19th I went to sleep last night and did not finish my writing and dropped a drop of ink.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, June 26, 1918

Wednesday, June 26, 1918

A cloudy day no rain. The men folks replanted tobacco this morning. Josie got dinner. She went to the mill this morning and to Renan. She carried the children with her to Renan.

This evening Ben carried Henry and I to Cedar Forest fishing. I caught three cat fish.

Turned them in the branch at home.

Paul has gone to the school house to night.

9 30 oclock

Last edit almost 5 years ago by dy957
Friday, October 25, 1918

Friday, October 25, 1918

A cloudy day and a little rain. Ben worked on his waggon this morning. This evening he went to Level Run for a load of lumber. Paul Bennett plowed and fixed rows for straw berries. Josie planted the vines.

Mr Owen and his crowd stripped tobacco. I helped a little before dinner.

Josie got dinner. She had to cut her wood to cook with. This evening Josie and I both helped on the tobacco.

We are out of flour. Ben has gone to Thompsons to night to get some. We have wheat at the mill but the miller is not well enough to grind it.

Henry has caught two rabbits in his traps. He is very proud of that.

9 oclock

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Monday, November 16, 1918 (original)

Monday, November 16, 1918 (original)

A cloudy morning.

Before we finished eating breakfast Mr Layne come to get his calf. I got him in the stable and Ben tied him but they could not carry him home he was so stubborn. Ben and Owen lost about two hours time then they went to work.

Ben put a yoke in the cow this morning. Henry and I worked on the fence nearly all the morning. The calves was in the pasture to night. Ben worked on his pigs to day. Doris Brumfield and C Reynolds come a while this evening. Josie planted some hyacinths bulbs to day.

I brought in my daghlia roots this evening.

I put on a pair of new shoes to day. I went up [ink mark]

Well I went to sleep and made a mark.

10 oclock

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1919

Friday, March 21, 1919

Friday, March 21, 1919

A beautiful day. Jim & Ben planted potatoes & onions & peas.

Josie and helped some.

I made some soap this evening. This morning I cut some salit and carried it to Mrs Owen. We had salit for dinner. I cut that yesterday. Josie cut salit to day for tomorrow.

Henry & Edna went to school to day. Franklin played out nearly all day.

9 oclock

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Saturday, March 22, 1919

Saturday, March 22, 1919

Cloudy most of the day. Ben plowed to day. Mr Owen planted potatoes. Jim carried stalks to the cows. Josie ironed & got dinner. I washed a little. I made the button holes in Hazel Smiths cloak and carried it home. Carrie was busy fixin for tomorrow. She is thinkin of going to meeting tomorrow.

Lucius Gravely come here tonight to go with Ben to Strait Stone to night. Marvin carried them. The lights on Bens car would not work. Josie and the children has all gone to bed.

9 oclock

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, April 22, 1919

Tuesday, April 22, 1919

A good day. There was frost this morning.

The men folks worked on their tobacco land all day.

Josie ironed some. I put eggs under two hens.

Jim planted some tomato plants right at night.

Roy and Paul has bin here all the evening.

Marvin & Carrie and three of the children went to Altavista this evening. I guess Kate & Virginia Harvey went with them. Mr & Mrs Pagget passed here this evening.

Josie scraped the grass out of the walke way to the front gate walk.

Well I will quit. I went to sleep before I finished.

9:30 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, April 23, 1919

Wednesday, April 23, 1919

A cloudy day most all day. Mr Owen plowed most of the Jim & Ben hauled straw and [?] Jims potato patch then worked on the tobacco land. Jim and I planted some onions this evening.

Josie got dinner--most of it. Denia & Corrdie come this evening. Josie and Cordie ordered some flower seed & bulbs. Carrie and the children come this evening. Jim Emerson passed going down the way.

Ben has a bad colde & is very much complaining.

9:10 oclock

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Tuesday, May  6, 1919

Tuesday, May 6, 1919

A cloudy day and rain tonight. Ben & Owen planted corn all day. Jim plowed all day. Josie got dinner.

This evening I went to Georges Blairs. Lottie Blair was there with her little baby. I was glad to see Lottie lookin as well as she does. Isla was makeing Lottie a dress. Cordie was making her a quilt. I came home and found Jersey cow with a new calf. Ben is makeing my clock strike right.

9 oclock

Last edit over 9 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 over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, May  8, 1919

Thursday, May 8, 1919

A good day. Finish planted corn and commence putting in ferterlizer for tobacco.

Kate Harvey come here a little while.

My Jersey cow died to day. I am very sorry but am glad it is no worse.

Have not seen any of Marvins people to day. All ways mis them if I dont see any of them.

Franklin and Edna is both complaining this evening. I hope they will get well soon.

Josie has had the tooth ache.

9 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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