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1918

Tuesday, January  8, 1918

Tuesday, January 8, 1918

A clear day. Ben cut wood in the woods to day. Josie has had the tooth ache all day.

I washed a little and got dinner.

Willie Mayhew come here to night. Him and Ben went to John Hutchersons to play cards. Snow is still on the ground and it looks to night like it might snow before day. I certainly do hope it wont. We have not got much wood at the wood pile. I cut out an apron to night and then I was too lazy to make it.

9 15 oclock

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, January 14, 1918

Monday, January 14, 1918

A cloudy morning and little snow. Ben went to Renan. Come home by dinner. Worked some this evening. Tonight he went to John Hutchersons.

Josie got dinner and sewed some on her quilt. I made a pair of little pants then went to Marvins. Worked the button holes up there. Mr Hutcherson was there. He said that his folks was hauling guano.

I talked with Molly Reynolds this morning. She tolde me that Mr George Reynolds was dead. Died last night.

9 45 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, February 19, 1918

Tuesday, February 19, 1918

A cloudy day, Some rain. Ben went with Henry to Blairs this morning. Henry went to school. I have lost the smoke house key. Ben brought a key from Blairs but it would not unlock the door. Don't know what we will do about it yet. Ben and Owen went to the mill this evening with corn. Got their meal.

Josie sewed on her quilt. I got a snack for dinner churned and jobed a round most of the day. Ben went with Willie Mayhew to John Hutchersons to night. Josie and the children are all abed and I am going soon.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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 almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, October 21, 1918

Monday, October 21, 1918

A good day. Ben went to Chatham with Jim Emerson Lucius Gravley and Chesley Edmons and Faber Jefferson and lots of others had to start to training camp.

John Hutcherson disked Bens wheat land this morning for one dollar per acre.

We that was Paul and Owen and Josie and Henry Brumfield and Luke and Norman Owen all stripped tobacco. To night Ben and Paul has gone to the barn to rebulk some tobacco.

Josie gave me a nice lot of candy a present from Josie and Carrie. Tomorrow is my birthday. I will be 72 years olde.

I thank them both. Mother.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, December  8, 1918

Sunday, December 8, 1918

A good day. Ben went to John Hutchersons with George Hutcherson to work on his auto. Ben come home to dinner. Josie staid at home all day. Henry and Edna and I went to Marvins. Kate and Irvin was there.

Marvin was not well to day. Hope that he may soon be well a gain.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Sunday, January  5, 1919

Sunday, January 5, 1919

Cloudy most of the day Ben went to John Hutchersons a while this morning

I went to Marvins and eat dinner. Carrie had a good dinner Josie and the children staid at home. Lee_s people is sick. Some of them very sick. I am so uneasy a bout them I want to hear from all of the children so bad hope I may hear soon.

We are having a very colde spell of weather

8 oclock

Last edit almost 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

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Friday, April 18, 1919

Friday, April 18, 1919

A cool day. Ben sawed wood for Marvin this morning and shucked corn this evening. Marvin & William helped them. They finished getting up the corn & hauled the stalks and cut them up then cut down the cickamore tree. Jim bought some meal from John Hutcherson and a peice of meat from George Hutcherson.

Josie got dinner & starched the clothes.

This evening Cordie and Nettie Blair and Ada Hutcherson come and Beatriss Owen and several children. Three of Willie Mayhews & Gladis Owen. I went to Marvins a little while this evening. Carrie was makeing Eva a dress. Marvin went to Renan this evening.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, May 15, 1919

Thursday, May 15, 1919

A good day. The men folks planted tobacco this morning. I drawed plants until twelve.

Dr Owen and wife ask me to go fishing. Their car got so it would not work. They left it on the road. John Hutcherson let the Dr have his and we went to Moons Pond. Did not catch any fish to speak of. I thank them for takein me with them.

Josie got dinner. She made vegetable soup. I thought it was very good.

We heard to day that Mrs Johnson died this morning. I am sorry for the family.

10 oclock

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Thursday, May 29, 1919

Thursday, May 29, 1919

A good day. The men worked tobacco this morning. Jim worked in the garden this evening and planted sweet potatoes. I went to Reynols's and got some slips. Josie went to John Hutchersons twise to day after meal. She got some this evening.

Josie made some pickle this morning and washed up her floor this evening.

Henry worked all day in the tobacco. Edna & Franklin was at Carries all the evening. I have not seen Paul Bennett yet. I begin to want to see him.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, June 12, 1919

Thursday, June 12, 1919

A good day. We had a very hard rain just before day this morning. The men cut some wheat to day.

I got dinner. Josie was sick. We had our first mess of snaps.

This evening Edna and I went to Ren Worsham's. Found them all well as could be expected. Mr Jessie Hutcherson & John Hutcherson was cutting wheat. Also Ren was cutting two. Workeing 4 horses. Edna and I walked. Ren insisted that we let him bring us home. I would not let him.

10 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, July  5, 1919

Saturday, July 5, 1919

A good day. Ben & Owen and Jim plowed some to day. Jim helped John Hutcherson thrash wheat this morning and planted him some pink beans this evening after they got up the hay.

Ben worked his water mellons vines late this evening.

Josie ironed & got dinner. I churned and washed a few things this morning. This evening I worked some button holes and mended a few things.

Lucius Gravely come here tonight on his way to the lodge. He had forgot that last Sunday was a fifth Sundy.

10:30:oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, September 24, 1919

Wednesday, September 24, 1919

A beautiful day. The men stripped tobacco until dinner then they loaded the waggon ready to start to Gretna in the morning. John Hutcherson loaded his truck for Marvin. They are going to Danville.

Josie got the dinner.

Henry and Edna went to school. I ironed some this morning and mended some things this evening.

Jim ask me to wake him at three in the morning.

8 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, October 15, 1919

Wednesday, October 15, 1919

A good day. Jim & Ben loaded their tobacco on Mr Mayhews truck ready for Danville.

Josie come down to dinner to day.

I went to Marvins a little while this evening. Mr McCray come and was going to stay all night at Marvins.

Dr Owen examined Ben this evening. He is going to take insurance.

We heard to day that John Hutcherson is very sick. We are all sorry to hear it.

I woun a tangled hart to night.

11:45 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Thursday November 17, 1921

Thursday November 17, 1921

A good day. Warm for November Jim worked on tobacco. John Hutcherson went to Danville. He had tobacco for Mr Kent & Marvin and Ben. I do hope it may sell so that they will be paid for carrieing it to Danville. Alcie Callant[?] washed for Josie today. Josie and I got dinner. This evening Cordie Blair come to see us this evening. The chldren went to school. Ben is in Danville to night if they had no bad luck.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Sunday November 20, 1921

Sunday November 20, 1921

A cloudy day & some rain. We all was at home until after dinner. Josie and I got dinner. I killed and dressed two chickens and fried them. Josie baked some pies. I churned this evening. Jim went to see John Hutchersons hogs. Met up with Mr Jess[?] & Willie Hutcherson and Will Alen and spent the evening walking and talking. Henry B went to Dr Owens. He rode Jake, Bens horse. The [?] broke and Henry fell off. It did not hurt him. Ben & Josie, Edna & Franklin and Mabel and I went to Marvins. They were all well. One of the turkeys is sick and I expect it will die.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Sunday November 27, 1921

Sunday November 27, 1921

A cloudy day and rain this evening. We all staid at home until dinner. It looked as if it was going to clear off. Ben and family went to Mr Powers. It rain a gain before they got there. They made it home all right before dark. Jim and I went to Marvins. Jim and Marvin walked a round and got about wet. Ben & family and got home just before dark. It is very warm for the time of year. Most evry one wants is to get colde so they can kill hogs. Johnson Reynolds and John Hutcherson have their trucks loaded ready to start to Danvill in the morning.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Tuesday November 29, 1921

Tuesday November 29, 1921

A good day. Ben and Jim shucked some corn and loaded Jims tobacco on John Hutcherson truck. John & Jim started to Danville. I hope they got there ok. This evening Ben & Marvin went to the school house and helped to put a pump in the well that has bin bored there. They staid late. The children come home with them. Josie had supper ready when they got home. I cut peices and sewed on my quilt most of the day. Hope to finish the squares tomorrow if I work on it. I wanted to go to Marvins this evening but would not leave Josie Mabel.

Last edit over 5 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1920

Friday, January 30, 1920

Friday, January 30, 1920

A good day. Jim & Ben finished getting up their corn, cleaned out the stables, and put leaves in them. To night Ben has gone to a dance at John Hutcherson's vacant house. Josie washed again this morning. The children went to school. I sewed on my quilt this evening. 9 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Neil Brumfield
Friday, February 13, 1920

Friday, February 13, 1920

A good day. Ben went to Renan this morning. Went to John Hutcherson this evening. Bought some oil. Tonight he has gone to Will Mayhews to a dance. The children went to school. Franklin is sick. Josie got dinner. Tonight she is ironing. I sewed on a quilt some.

9 oclock

Ben turned two possomes loose.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Thursday, March 25, 1920

Thursday, March 25, 1920

A good day. Jim plowed in the new ground. Mr Owen plowed with two horses. Josie got dinner. I got breakfast & milked and churned. I made two pots of soup. I cut some salit for tomorrow. Carie come & cut some for her self. I cut Kate a mess & Reese carried it to her. Henry & Edna went to school. Ben borrowed John Hutchersons boots & ditched some this evening. Tonight Ben & Jim & Marvin has all gone to Strait Stone.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Tuesday, April  6, 1920

Tuesday, April 6, 1920

A colde windy day. Ben & Jim worked on Owens spring branch. The children went to school. Some of them had an egg hunt. Josie & I did what had to be done and set by the fire what we could. Ben went to see Mr Jessie and John Hutcherson to day. Did not see Mr Jessie.

9 oclock

There was plenty of ice this morning.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Tuesday, November  9, 1920

Tuesday, November 9, 1920

A good day. Jim and Ben went to Gretna with tobacco. John Hutcherson loaded for Owen. Franklin and I staid here most of the day. We went to Marvins this evening. Jim went to Chatham from Gretna. Heard this evening that Beaula B will be married tomorrow at Lynch Burg. I wish I could know how Mabel is doing tonight.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Thursday, November 18, 1920

Thursday, November 18, 1920

A good day. Jim and Ben stripped tobacco. John Hutcherson loaded his truck with Maravins and Owens tobacco. We all have enjoyed haveing Josie at home today. Mrs Hutcherson come to see Josie this evening. We was glad to see her. Mr Jewells house burned up this morning. It is a bad thing to have a loss like that. Mrs Car has little Mabel with her tonight up stairs.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Sunday, November 28, 1920

Sunday, November 28, 1920

A very rainy day. Mrs Hubard could not go home on account of the rain. I got dinner. All of the folks was at home. Seemed to enjoy dinner. Mrs Car and I did not go down to supper tonight. I wrote Effie a letter to day. Jim went to see John Hutcherson this morning a bout carrieing his tobacco. Jim went to Marvins this evening. I wanted to go but the weather was so rough I could not go.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Monday, November 29, 1920

Monday, November 29, 1920

A cloudy bad day. No rain. Ben carried Ella Hubard to Cedar Forest. Franklin went with him. Jim & Ben loaded John Hutchersons truck with tobacco this morning. Jim went with him to South Boston. Mollie Reynols come this morning. She lost her spectacles on her way here. She went part of the way back and found them. She stoped at Carries. Edna and I went with her. Carrie was makeing the girls some aprons. Mr Dews come to see Mrs Car a bout moveing to her place that he rented [?]

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Tuesday, November 30, 1920

Tuesday, November 30, 1920

A very rainy day. Ben worked on his car this morning. Helped Marvin tie tobacco a while this evening. We are out of wood. Have not got any corn shucked. Jim come home from South Boston just as wet as could be. John Hutcherson got in the creek with his truck and hiered Edward to pull him out. I am sorry for Jim and cant help him and he would not let me if I could.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Wednesday, September  6, 1922

Wednesday, September 6, 1922

A good day. Jim & Ben carried some apples to John Hutchersons and ground them for cider. Jim made a hog trough this evening. Corn is out at our house. Nellie worked on some waists for Franklin today. Fanny made Edna some bloomers yesterday. A col[oured] girl and I got dinner. Nellie made the bread for supper and milked with Edna's help. Daisy the col[oured] girl and I picked a few peas this evening. Mabel has bin as well as usual to day. I got some nice sweet potatoes today.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Wednesday, September 13, 1922

Wednesday, September 13, 1922

A beautiful day. The men cut corn. The children went to school. School commened at Renan to day. Nellie & Edna done the milking. Daisy and I done the cooking. Mabel staid with Mrs Car most of the morning. John Hutchersons children come this evening and got twe kittens. I hope they can rais them. [Ella?] Mayhew come a little while and played with the children. Josie was very sick today. Ben went to Mrs Hendricks and got her some ice. He went quick.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
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