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1918

Thursday, March  7, 1918

Thursday, March 7, 1918

A good day. Ben and Tom and Chesley Edmons and Owen sawed barn logs.

I went to see Charles Brumfield. I eat dinner with Kate Harvey. Josie staid at home and fixed for company to night. Effie and Hellen Brumfield and Lillian Peak come here from school. Tom and Chesley Edmons come they are playing cards.

To night there is a light in the north. I wrote on the wrong page a few nights ago. Mrs Kellie was at Renan. She said that Otie Kellie was gone to get him a new car.

Henry and Edna is in the parlor to night.

9 o:clock

Last edit over 10 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 over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, November 18, 1918

Wednesday, November 18, 1918

Mostly cloudy today Had a thunder storm late. Ben and Owen shucked corn nearly all day. Josie and I stripped tobacco the Owen children helped.

Janie Gravley and Effie Brumfield are here to night I am glad to have them.

Had a letter from Thelma B to day. I am so anxious to hear from Jim Brumfield.

There is so much sickness I am a fraid he is sick.

Henry and Edna went to school to day. I am a shamed to make so many mistakes.

10 oclock

[This page is pasted over the original entry for November 16, which Julia had accidentally written on the page for November 18.]

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, November 25, 1918

Monday, November 25, 1918

A clear colde day.

Ben killed a beef this morning. Mr Owen helped him. They both cut wood at Mags this evening. Josie washed some this evening. I stewed pumpkins to day.

I went to Carries this evening. I did not stay but a few minutes.

Janie Gravley and Effie Brumfield come here to night.

Mr Owen and Luke come in a few minutes. Mr Owen played the fiddle a little while. Ben and Josie and Janie and Effie are playing cards now.

10 : o clock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, November 27, 1918

Wednesday, November 27, 1918

A good day. Ben sawed some wood for Marvin. Broke his saw and could not finish.

Josie done a big washing. I got dinner. Mrs Carr heard to day that Max Carr is at Mr Powers to night and will leave tomorrow morning.

I went to Carries this evening. Janie Gravley is here tonight.

Heard that Effie Brumfield went from school sick today. Hope she may be well by tomorrow.

9 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, December  7, 1918

Saturday, December 7, 1918

A cloudy day. Ben worked on Owens house. It has bin a busy day with Josie and I. Josie ironed most all day.

I went down to the cook room 15 to four oclock made a fire washed the supper dishes then got breakfast. Called the rest of them then we eat. After breakfast I cut up two pumpkins and put them on to cook then put on some meat to cook fed two calves and brought a bucket of water then milked two cows and sloped the pigs put on a liver and face to make scrappel then churned. Josie made bread and coffee for dinner. I washed up a lot of things and took up the meat for dinner then eat dinner. Took up the pumpkins and meat for scrapple and made the scrappel. Janie Gravley and Lucius Muriel Gravley and Effie Brumfield stopped here a few minutes on their way home from Danville. Well I have not room for any more.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Monday, March 17, 1919

Monday, March 17, 1919

A partly cloudy day Ben & Owen hauled tobacco stalks and shucked two shocks of corn. Ben went to the mill got home after dark.

Kate Harvey come down here a while. I went to Carries a few minutes then cut some salit.

Josie staid at home all day. Franklin tried to ride the tricicle nearly all day. Miss Salie Strange and Effie Brumfield went to Mr Willie Mayhews tonight. Edna went to school to day. 9 oclock.

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

Wednesday, April 9, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim & Owen worked on the branch to day.

Lovel Witcher come here to day.

I went to Mr. Owens this morning.

Effie Brumfield and Hugh and I went to White Falls. We had Lee Brumfields horse and buggy. I was glad to get to go.

Josie got dinner and went to Marvins. Josie went to Posie Reynols's for turnip greens this mornin. We enjoy them so much.

Posie & Nanie intends startin to see Julia Ferguson tomorow.

I got a letter from John to day.

8 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, July  8, 1919

Tuesday, July 8, 1919

A good day. Jim & Ben fixed up the fence that washed down Sunday night. This evening Jim went & helped George Blair thrash wheat. Ben and Owen hauled up wheat. Josie got dinner. She cooked cabbage and potatoes & symblings.

This evening Marvin carried Gladys and Effie Brumfield to White Falls fishin. We caught several small fish. They finished mending the race & commenced grinding new wheat.

I droped my knife in the river. The water was mudy so that I could not see it. I got down and felt for it and found it. I know it is foolish to to write about it but I keep thinkin a bout the surprize that I found it.

10:30 oclock

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
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 over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, October  8, 1919

Wednesday, October 8, 1919

Cloudy most of the day but no rain yet. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco all day. Ben went to the store just at night. Charles Harvey come and staid a while. Marvin solde his car this morning.

Kate come this evening a few minutes. Carrie come and brought me some peas. I shelled them tonight. Mr. Owen did not come home from Boston to day.

Lee Brumfield went to Danville to day. Effie & Beaulah commenced teaching school to day.

9: oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Tuesday April 19, 1921

Tuesday April 19, 1921

A good day. Colde for April. A big frost this morning. Ben & Jim went to the island for guano. Got home by dinner. Carried some guano.

Josie made her a dress to day. I got dinner. This evening Effie & Hellen Brumfield and Virginia Harvey come. We were very glad to see them. I walked with them as far as Carries.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday April 24, 1921

Sunday April 24, 1921

A beautiful day. Ben and family except Henry went to Mr Jim Powers and Rob Hubbards. Ben & Mr Mayhew & Richard Wooding went to Hubbards. Went to the fish trap but did not get any fish. They got home at dark.

I staid at home most of the day. I went to Marvins. They went to Kate Harveys. I went with them. Kate had company. Dr Wigginton and Pearl, Effie and Hellen Brumfield, Miss Virginia Moses, two of the Farmer children.

I come home and fed the chickens. Brought water and made coffee & baked bread.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday May 19, 1921

Thursday May 19, 1921

A good day. Jim worked the garden. Ben fixed a mellon patch and went to the mill at Cedar Forest. I went with him. Edna & Mabel went. I fished a little while. Caught 4 fish all small.

Josie and Edna & Franklin & Mabel was all at Marvins this evening. I am glad that they come to see Carrie. Effie & Hellen and Doris Brumfield and Virginia Harvey was at Marvins this evenin. The first time they have come this year. Effie & Hellen will stay all night at Mags to night.

9 oclock

I shelled two bushels of corn this morning.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Tuesday December 20, 1921

Tuesday December 20, 1921

A good day. Ben sawed wood at Reynols. Jim hauled chaff and put it on the land. Norman Booker had the horse Jake a while this morning. Henry & Edna went to school. Josie has bin cleaning up the house and yard all day. I got dinner and washed the dishes while Josie cracked and picked walnuts for a cake. I got a letter from Effie Brumfield. Also a year book from the family, a nice one. I am glad of it. Hope I may live to write it out. I feel that I am in the way now. I am olde fashioned and slow to get about. All of the young ones that live to be olde will know how I feel.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker

1920

Friday, February 27, 1920

Friday, February 27, 1920

A clear colde day. Jim worked on a basket. Ben & Marvin went to Gretna for Marvins car. He would not have it after going. They walked up there & most of the way back. Josie has done the most of the work today. I feel mighty bad tonight. I hope that Franklin is better. I had a letter from Effie Brumfield to day. I was glad that she wrote. Johnson Reynolds was here a few minutes today.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Monday, February 30, 1920

Monday, February 30, 1920

A bad day. Snowed all day. Marvin & boys come down & got their [?] cut. Josie milked for me this morning the first time any one has milked for me this winter. I have felt bad all day. Franklin is better I hope. I wrote two letters to day one to Effie & one to John. I do hope I may feel better by morning.

7 oclock The baby will be 5 months old tomorrow and weighs 12 pound.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Wednesday, March 17, 1920

Wednesday, March 17, 1920

A good day. The men folks sawed wood for Owen & commenced for Marvin. Josie got dinner. I got breakfast & milked the cows and churned then went to George Blairs. I had a good day. Isla was not at home. I missed her. They were all busy. Mrs Hutcherson went to see Mrs Allen this evening. I got a letter from Effie Brumfield this evening.

8 oclock

Carrie come this evening.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday, April  2, 1920

Friday, April 2, 1920

A rainy morning & rainy again tonight. Ben & Jim finished the hen house. I cut salit this morning. Henry went to school to day. Virginia Wooding played with Edna this evening. I went to Carrie this evening and got some eggs to set my hens. Tonight Effie & [?] They had an entertainment at the church to night. I would of bin glad to go but the roads is so bad that you cant run a car. 9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Sunday, April 18, 1920

Sunday, April 18, 1920

A good day. Nellie & Evylin has bin here all day. The boys has bin walkin around most of the day. Marvin and family come this evening. Kate & Charley and Effie B come and staid until bed time. Effie will stay all night. Josie and I got dinner. Dick Wooding got his arm broke crankin his car yesterday. The patrons of the school met at the school house last night and talked a bout the school for another term.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Monday, April 19, 1920

Monday, April 19, 1920

A cloudy day. Ben and Ben plowed until noon this evening. Ben [?] & Nellie and Evylin to [?] on their way home Effie Brumfield stayed with us last night. She went home as Ben went. Josie & I got dinner. I went to [?] this evening. [Dr?] and Mrs Owen come while I was there to see Marvin about the road. Mabel is not well to night. Heard this evening that the guano is at the [?]. 9 o clock

Last edit almost 9 years ago by test11
Wednesday, May 26, 1920

Wednesday, May 26, 1920

A cloudy day and a little rain. The boys finished planting Bens tobacco this morning. Ben went to Mount Airy this morning. Grace & Effie Brumfield come and eat dinner with us. They walked. Ben carried them home. He bought a hay stack from Ollie Kellie. He is to pay $40.00 for it. Josie baked a cake. We killed two chickens for dinner. Carrie & the children come a little while. Marvin got a new car to day and I am glad. Jim planted some white beans this evening.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday, July  2, 1920

Friday, July 2, 1920

A good day. I come home this evening from Tim Bennetts. Marvin brought me home. We come by the Ward olde place. The land there was sold today. I found all well. Charley & Irvin Harvey and Miss Fanny Power and Miss Bettie Moses and Effie Brumfield and Virginia Harvey went to Banister Bridge and went in batheing. Got back here at 9 oclock and eat supper. 10 oclock

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday, July  3, 1920

Saturday, July 3, 1920

A good day. Fanny & Effie Power & Brumfield was here to day. Ben carried them to Lee Brumfields this evening. Ben finished cutting oats this morning. This evening he went to Cedar Forest. He carried Josie and all the children and I. I went with them to the creek. While they bathed I fished. Caught 7 fish. We got home on time to do our work. Carrie has bin sick to day. It is raining.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Wednesday, July  7, 1920

Wednesday, July 7, 1920

A good morning and a good rain this evening. Jim plowed some today. Ben was with the machine. Josie washed two Preachers [?] come here a little while today. I went to Marvins a few minutes this evening. Edna hurt Maybels finger with the bell. I am so sorry. I got a litter from Effie Brumfield to day. 8:30 oclock

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Monday, August 16, 1920

Monday, August 16, 1920

A good day. It has not rained here yet to day. Will come home today. Effie and Kate and I went down town this evening. I enjoy going but it was very hot. 9 oclock

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Tuesday, August 17, 1920

Tuesday, August 17, 1920

A very hot day and a hard cloud tonight. Kate staid here all day. Julia B and I went to town. I bought a hand pocket. [?] Willie Brumfield went to Norfolk to day. Said he would come home to night. Effie had her washing done to day. Effie had rools for supper. I have not felt so well today. Hope I will feel better by morning.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Wednesday, August 18, 1920

Wednesday, August 18, 1920

A good morning. Effie & the children, Kate and I went to Holly Wood Cemetry. We carried our dinner and eat down there. We have had a hard rain & thunder to night. Effie & Kate caned some tomatoes this evening. Willie Brumfield come home from Norfolk to day.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Thursday, August 19, 1920

Thursday, August 19, 1920

A rainy day. We Will & Kate and Effie [and] I come to Washington. We got dinner & rode a round a lot. Saw beautiful flowers & building. Staid at the Driscoll Hotel. Paid two $2:00 a peice for a bed and 70 cts for break[fast]. I am wasting on the 20.00. We went to a picture show last night. Walked a bout ten blocks. I enjoyed some of it very much. Was tired last night.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday, August 20, 1920

Friday, August 20, 1920

A very rainy morning. We are in Washington. Willie went to Alexes [?] this morning. He come back and we walked to the monument. Went up in the elevator. I did not want to go but am glad that I did. We come to Richmond in the night. Had a good trip. Got to Richmond a bout midnight. Effies children was all a sleep. This is wrote on the morning of the 21st.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
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