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1918

Tuesday, February 12, 1918

Tuesday, February 12, 1918

A good day. Some clouds but no rain. Ben moved Sam Owen here today. Mr Mayhew brought one load for him. Ben is up at the cabbin now helpin fix up his things.

Carrie and Paul, Roy and Hazel was with her. Reese was at school. They intended to make some candy but could not get what they wanted to fix it with and did not make any. Some man come today and got the Wooding cow. Hope he wont be sorry that he got her.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 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 almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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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Tuesday, June 11, 1918

Tuesday, June 11, 1918

A clear day we need rain so bad.

Ben worked tobacco half of the day then cut wheat for Marvin this evening.

Josie got dinner. I churned and then worked the sweet potatoes and pea nuts

This evening I got up some of the onions.

Josie sewed all the evening. Carrie got Hazels pictures to day. She is not pleased with them. I am anxious to see them.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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 almost 11 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 over 6 years ago by dy957
Monday, July  8, 1918

Monday, July 8, 1918

Cloudy and some rain to day. Ben commenced laying by tobacco.

Mr Hubbard come to Marvins and commenced to bore a well. Josie got dinner. I dodged a round as usual.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, July 10, 1918

Wednesday, July 10, 1918

A good day. Had a sprinkle of rain this evening.

Josie picked black berries this morning and made preserves this evening.

Johnson Reynolds had his wheat thrashed to day. Ben helped. They thrashed at Marvins this evening. I helped Carrie get supper. Mrs Carr was sick most of the day is better tonight.

10 oclock

I had a letter from Mary Brumfield.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, July 15, 1918

Monday, July 15, 1918

A good day.

Ben and Owen went to the mill did not get any grinding. Ben helped Marvin fix his pump a gain to day. Helped Owen fix his stove pipe. Miss Willie Wooding come a while this evening.

Josie made her a dress this evening. To night Ben and Paul and the children went to Renan bought shells. Paul killed two rabbits. Kate sent the calf home this morning.

I went to see Bens and Pauls crops this evening. It looks good now. We need rain.

Josie has sick head ache. I hope she will soon be well.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, July 16, 1918

Tuesday, July 16, 1918

A good morning rain this evening. Ben helped thrash wheat at George Blairs was there all day. Owen and Paul worked on the barns.

Josie washed this morning and was sick all evening.

Henry and Edna went to George Blairs this evening.

Marvins cow is sick tonight. Marvin went to preaching at Piney Grove this evening. Helped Mr Edmons home with his new car.

10 30 oclock

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Thursday, July 18, 1918

Thursday, July 18, 1918

A good day. Some rain tonight. Ben helped Marvin fix his pump a gain this morning.

Paul has not come home yet. Mr Owen went to the mill this morning did not get his grinding. Josie got dinner.

Ben went to Cedar Forest and carried Henry and I with him. We did not catch any fish to speak of. He got his flue eyes for the new barn.

Josie and Edna and Franklin went to Marvins a while this evening.

9 oclock

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Tuesday, July 23, 1918

Tuesday, July 23, 1918

A good day here. There was clouds and rain a round and very hard thunder. Ben and Paul and Owen worked on the barns this morning. This evening Owen helped Hutcherson thrash wheat.

Josie got dinner. This evening she put strings around Bens water melon patch.

I went to Reynolds they were all at home except Johnson. I had a pleasant visit. I like Jane fine. Come back by Marvins they were getting on fine.

8 30 oclock

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Wednesday, August  7, 1918

Wednesday, August 7, 1918

A very warm day some clouds and thunder but no rain. Josie washed and hemed the curtains.

Ben and Paul and Owen helped pull leaves at Marvins this evening.

Henry and Reese went to Johnson Reynolds this evening and got some nice peaches. Will have them to put up in the morning. I am very glad of them.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, August 10, 1918

Saturday, August 10, 1918

A clear morning. Some rain this evening and I am glad. Ben and Paul and Henry suckered tobacco. Mr Baily come. He eat dinner here. Ben and Baily went to Finches this evening. Marvin and I and Reese went to Long Island to meet Thelma and Julia Brumfield.

Josie baked a cake this morning and got dinner.

To night Ben has gone to Strait Stone to the odd Fellows Lodge.

10 oclock

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Sunday, August 11, 1918

Sunday, August 11, 1918

A good day. Clouds a round this evening but no rain here.

We all staid at home to day until about night. Ben went to Carries Thelma and Julia [went] to Reynolds. Mr Mayhew and Mr Dews come. Ben and them played croquet.

Carrie and the children come a few minutes. Marvin brought them on the car.

Mr Owens brother come to see him this evening. I got the first corn from the corn field to day.

9 30 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, August 12, 1918

Monday, August 12, 1918

A good day. Clouds a bout this evening but no rain here. Paul suckered tobacco all day. Ben suckered four rows this morning and then went to Chatham. I went with him. We staid longer than Ben thought he would have to stay. We eat dinner at Mrs Woodings. She had a good plain dinner.

Mr John and Willie Baily and Mrs Hines come with Ben as far as their home.

Josie gathered some grapes this morning. We picked them off the stems to night.

Mollie sent over and got some grapes. Jane and Clifton come. I saw Alma and Lonnie at Chatham.

9 o clock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, August 27, 1918

Tuesday, August 27, 1918

A good day. Clouds a round this evening but no rain here to do any good. Ben fired tobacco. We all tied tobacco this morning a while. Lizzie Bennett helped us. Josie come home and got dinner. She had corn and irish potatoes and fried apples. We all enjoyed the dinner. Doris Brumfield and Christine Reynolds come here a while this evening. Heard to day that Kate Reynolds and Clack Hubbard was married yesterday.

Was not surprised much. I got a letter from John Brumfield to day. The first in a long time.

10 35 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, August 28, 1918

Wednesday, August 28, 1918

A day that the men folks could work most of the time. They moved tobacco and scattered sticks ready for cutting. We all tied primings and finished. Josie got dinner.

I went to the tomato patch this evening. Could not get many tomatoes. Brought a water mellon home. We cut it. It was fine.

It is raining now hope it may stop soon. Ben went to Ren Worshams this evening and to Strait Stone this morning. Paul carried his mother to Lee Brumfields this morning. Guess she is at Kate Harveys to night.

9 30 oclock

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Thursday, August 29, 1918

Thursday, August 29, 1918

A good day. Some clouds a bout but no rain to stop work. Ben and Paul and Owen cut two barns of tobacco today. The children and I and Mrs Owen helped what we could. Josie washed this morning and ironed this evening.

I think Ben has gone to make fires in the flues now. Ben has a lot of nice water mellons now.

10 oclock

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Saturday, August 31, 1918

Saturday, August 31, 1918

A good day. Clouds a bout but no rain here to speak of. The men folks finished cutting a house of tobacco.

Josie ironed this morning. Lizzie churned for me. I went to see Julia Fergerson this morning. She was at Carries. Marvin carried her home. Kate Harvey come a while this evening. Lizzie and Edna and Franklin walked with her some of the way home.

Ben and Owen is at the barns to night.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, September  4, 1918

Wednesday, September 4, 1918

A good day. Ben and Paul worked on the barns and tobacco all day.

Josie got dinner. I washed a little.

Clifton and Jane was here for supper. I was glad to have them.

I wish it would rain we need it so bad.

9 30 oclock

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Monday, October 28, 1918

Monday, October 28, 1918

A cloudy day no rain.

Ben Kate and I went by Java and on to Chatham. Kate put in a plea for Chesley Edmons to come home and strip his tobacco.

Josie milked the cows for me this morning. Paul and the Owens stripped tobacco and Josie helped what she could. Ben and I got back a bout dinner time. Eat dinner. Ben went to the saw mill. I tied tobacco got done be fore night. I went to Marvins a little while.

Heard today that Clifton Reynolds is very sick hope he may be better soon.

Had a Letter from Jim today. I am glad that he was well. Hope he may stay well.

9 30 oclock

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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

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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

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1919

Sunday, January 26, 1919

Sunday, January 26, 1919

A good day. We had a hard rain last night. Jim & Nellie and Reubin Reynolds and Evylin Brumfield they went to Strait Stone to preaching and and come here for dinner. I am so glad that they come. Nellie & Josie went to see Carrie this evening. Jim went to Marvins. Mr Dews and his boys and Mayhew & Scruggs and Owen all come this evening and played croquet. Evylin played for us this evening. Josie is very much complain. She has a head ache.

10: oclock

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Thursday, March  6, 1919

Thursday, March 6, 1919

Cloudy most of the day. No rain yet. The men folks cut wood in the woods.

Josie ironed. I got dinner. Kate Harvey come and eat with us. She worked some button holes in Reese Smiths waists

I made a canvas for Jim. Henry and Edna went to school.

I got a letter from Fanny Emerson this evening.

9 15 oclock

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Saturday, March 15, 1919

Saturday, March 15, 1919

Cloudy all day & rain tonight. The men folks shucked some corn this morning & hauled up the stalks this evening.

Ben & Jim went to the Island. Jim went on to Chatham. Ben went to meet Josie. He phoned home that she had not come to Cedar Forest. He is down there somewhere now. Henry went to Marvins this evening. He come home & got in the wood for to night.

We fed the horses & cows & pigs and calves & chickens & dogs. Edna & Franklin has bad colds tonight and I am very sorry a bout it. Denia come to see me this evening. I was glad that she come but was sorry to see [her]go home in the rain.

I am so afraid that something bad has happened to Mrs Car or Josie or both.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, March 16, 1919

Sunday, March 16, 1919

A cloudy day. No rain.

Ben went to Cedar Forest this morning to meet Josie. She staid at Altavista last night on her way from W Va. I think she had a good time and was glad to get home. The children was so glad to see her and all the rest of us was glad. There has not bin much traveling as the roads is so bad.

I went to Marvins a few minutes this evening. Carrie was complaining of the head ache. Hope she will be well soon.

8:30

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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 over 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 over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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