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1918

Wednesday, April 17, 1918

Wednesday, April 17, 1918

A cloudy day and some rain. Ben and Marvin finished covering the barn. Owen hauled some wood.

Josie got dinner.

Mrs Bailiss and Melvin come while we were at dinner. Mrs Dews and Mrs Owen went to see their sister Mrs Short to day.

Lee Brumfield called here to night and ask Ben to haul him a load of brick. I think he will haul it but he don't like to a bit.

Franklin is better to night.

9 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, April 23, 1918

Tuesday, April 23, 1918

A clear day. A cloud to night and some rain.

Ben and Owen split up the olde barn logs and moved the fence. Josie washed. I got dinner and picked beans.

George Blair come over here for some vinegar.

Beatrice Owen come for some eggs for Mrs Dews. I went to Carries a while this evening.

10 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Friday, April 11, 1919

Friday, April 11, 1919

A rainy day. Ben & Jim could not do much of any thing.

Josie ironed. I helped some and helped a bout the dinner & washing the dishes.

Got nearly wet attending to my chickens. It has bin a bad day on them. Mrs. Dews intended to go fishing and take me but it was so bad she did not go.

Mr. Lewis sent Ben five nice fish by William Gilbert. Don't know what they will cost him.

9 oclock

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
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
Saturday, May 10, 1919

Saturday, May 10, 1919

A cloudy day. Some rain this morning. They planted tobacco all the evening. Mrs Owens and Mrs Dews and I drawed plants this evening.

We had a few straw berries for dinner to day.

Jim & Ben has gone to Renan to night. All of the rest has gone to bed and a sleep.

10 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, May 17, 1919

Saturday, May 17, 1919

Cloudy most of the day & a little rain. I woke up at three oclock this morning. Got up at half passed four. Made a fire and went to the spring and then got breakfast fried fish and ham. After breakfast I milked two cows and fed the calf then put on another dress. Ben carried me to Mr Dews. They carried me with them to Long Island fishing. We did not catch any thing worth haveing.

Mrs Dews had a nice dinner. They were all as nice & good to me as any one could ask. Brought me as far as Mr Owens on my way home. I certainly do thank them for their kindness.

Josie & Nellie was here to get dinner and attend to things. Ben went to the mill this evening.

10 oclock

[Ink smear] I went to sleep.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Tuesday, July  1, 1919

Tuesday, July 1, 1919

A good day. Ben Jim & Owen plowed in their tobacco.

Josie washed a big washin of clothes. I got dinner. Was late a bout it.

Denia Blair come and eat dinner with us. I was glad that she come. Denia and I walked to Mr. Edmons to see Mrs. Edmons. Mrs. Dews and Mrs. Owen was there.

Board Dews come for his mother and Aunt Minnie in the car. He brought Denia and I as far as Mr Owens. Mrs. Coats died today. She was Josies aunt.

Miss Evylin Edmons made lemmon aid as good as I ever drank.

10 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, September 18, 1919

Thursday, September 18, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim and Owen put tobacco in the pit this morning. This evening they covered the hog pen. Henry went to Renan this morning and to Charley Hutcherson this evening. He paid for some meal that I bought and carried the sack home.

Josie and I got the dinner. Josie made Edna a pink dress. She is very glad of it.

Beatrice Owen come this evening. Paul & Roy and Rees was here a little while to day. Mrs. Owen put in a quilt to day. She had Mrs Dews quilting frames. I cant find two of mine.

9:30 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, October  7, 1919

Tuesday, October 7, 1919

A beautiful day. Jim & Ben stripped tobacco. Owen loaded some on Mr Mayhews truck to day. They are going to South Boston.

Mollie and Christenia Reynolds come a little while to day. Mrs Owen & Mrs Dews come a few minutes this evening. Mrs Car washed dishes for me today and that was a big help.

I washed the babys flanels this evening.

Jim & Ben went to the barn to nigh to tie tobacco.

I have wrote a letter to Letcher Craddock to night.

9:5 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1920

Tuesday, May  4, 1920

Tuesday, May 4, 1920

Cloudy this morning. Clear this evening. The men folks plowed & harrowed on their land all day. Josie sewed a little and helped get dinner. I went to Mr Owens. Mrs Dews & Mrs. Scruggs was there. We had a pleasant evening. Carrie come here a few minutes. I would of bin glad if I had bin at home.

9 15 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday, May  7, 1920

Friday, May 7, 1920

A cloudy day and a little rain. Jim & Ben planted corn. Josie staid at home and done the work. She fixed me a lunch. I gave her 25 cts. Mrs Dews & Terrow [?] went to the island. They carried me and Elsie Scruggs. I am so glad that she let me go. Ben carried me to Mr Dewss. Kate come and staid a few minutes. Am sorry but cant helpe it now. I have bin a sleep.

9 30 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Wednesday, June  7, 1922

Wednesday, June 7, 1922

A good day. Ben went to [Gretna?] for medicine. Jim plowed we had lots of company most of the day [and] got dinner [...] washed [...] Mrs [Trent?] got in the clothes

I milked Nellie. Baked light rolls for supper Mrs [Dews?] sent me cabbages & peas * apples [every?] one is so good to us.

This is wrote Thursday. I went to sleep and did not write when I should of done it. Mrs [Edmonds?] and Kate [H?] was here today.

Last edit over 6 years ago by mia
Thursday, June 22, 1922

Thursday, June 22, 1922

A good day. Jim & Ben and Mr. Booker got up with hay all evening. Henry & Jim plowed until noon. Mrs. Dews sent us some apples today Mrs. Trent [ironed?] all the morning. I got dinner. Kate come this evening and brought Josie some light bread. Johnson & Mollie and Julie Fergerson come to see Josie this evening. Mrs. Mamie Hutchenson come and brought us some snaps. I am diapointed that Carrie did not come to see me this evening.

Last edit over 6 years ago by gutterpeach
Wednesday, July 26, 1922

Wednesday, July 26, 1922

A cloudy day but no rain. The men worked in the tobacco all day. Henry went to Strait Stone to the meeting. I think he had a fine time. Mrs [Dews?] & Mrs Power come to see Josie. Farmor Dews brought them. They brought Josie a box. Mrs Kellie sent her a box. Mr Thomson sent her some ice. Nellie cand[sic] five cans of tomatoes. I got dinner. Mrs Car churned. Jim & Ben killed the bees tonight. That is the last of my having any thing to do with bees I guess.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Saturday, August  5, 1922

Saturday, August 5, 1922

A good day until near night then a rain & wind and some hail. I hope not enough to damage any thing much. Ben & Henry cleared up a barn getting ready to cut tobacco. Ben has gone to Bookers barn now. Mrs Car bathed the children this evening. Mrs Dews sent me some snaps by Mr Nat Wooding. I am glad of them. I made one jar of preserves & one of pickle, and near a gallon of jellie made the damsons that Carrie brought all in jellie.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
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