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1918

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
Sunday, May 12, 1918

Sunday, May 12, 1918

A good day.

Ben and family went to Mr Jim Powers and spent the day. Paul Bennett went to Johnson Reynolds.

I staid at home most of the day went to Carries a while this evening.

Kate Harvey was there. She brought Hazel home.

We now intend starting to Richmond in the morning Mollie Reynolds and I.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, May 13, 1918

Monday, May 13, 1918

A good morning rain this evening.

Marvin brought Mollie Reynolds and I to Altavista this morning. We staid at Lynchburg until after three oclock then come to Peters Burg and from there to Richmond.

Willie come after us at the depo. It thundered and rained all the evening.

Some young man helped us with our suitcases I will remember him with pleasure.

11 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, May 14, 1918

Tuesday, May 14, 1918

A rainy morning clear this evening. Effie Brumfield Mollie Reynolds and [I] went in town this evening. Went to see the moving pictures. We went a gain to night. Willie and Mary went with us.

I think Richmond a mighty pretty place.

We went in the green house and looked a round. There is lots of pretty plants there.

This is wrote May the 15th in the morning before breakfast.

Last edit almost 11 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
Thursday, August  8, 1918

Thursday, August 8, 1918

A clear hot day. The men folks helped Marvin save primings this evening. Josie and I handed leaves and Josie tied some.

Josie got dinner. We pealed the peaches that Mollie give us. Had peaches and cream for dinner and snaps and corn all cooked good and I did enjoy my dinner.

Talked with Denia Blair to night over the phone. She said that Cordie was going to Richmond tomorrow. I certainly do hope she may have a good time and [be] benifited by going.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, August  9, 1918

Friday, August 9, 1918

A good day.

We are having some rain to night and thunder. I do hope that we wont have a storm. I know that God is able to cause it not to be so bad. The men helped Marvin with his primings all day and Josie and I helped this evening. Edna and Franklin staid at Carries all the evening.

Henry and Cordie Blair started to Richmond this morning. I do hope that they had a good trip. Josie got a letter from Mary Brumfield saying that she would not come here until September. We look for Thelma and Julia tomorrow hope that they may come.

Josie and I ironed this morning.

9 30 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, September 12, 1918 (revised)

Thursday, September 12, 1918 (revised)

A good day. Ben carried Mary and William Brumfield to Long Island to day on their way home. I do hope they are at Richmond to night. Mr Will Motley was buried this evening. He was an odd Fellow.

Marvin carried Carrie and I to Altavista to a show. Josie and Kate Harvey kept the children.

Tonight Ben and Josie and Paul have gone to see the show. I am here with the children. Hope they will be pleased with it.

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, December  2, 1918

Monday, December 2, 1918

A good day. Owen had a corn shucking had a few hands and finished his corn.

Josie sewed some. I got a snack for dinner.

I went to George Blairs this evening found them all able to be up. Heard that Nellie and Evelyn Brumfield is sick. I am so sorry. I got a box of yarn from Richmond to day guess Effie sent it hope I will hear from her soon.

Josie and I sewed some to night the first time this fall.

8 o clock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Front

Front

This Book was given me By the Brumfields in Richmond this wrote the first day of January 1919

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, January 13, 1919

Monday, January 13, 1919

A good day. Ben went to Altavista after lumber and got it. Jim cut some wood in the woods.

Josie got dinner and made Franklin a dress & then went to Marvins.

I washed some.

I got a box of yarn from Richmond to day from Mary Brumfield to knit for her.

All are well and I want to be thankful.

10 o'clock

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, February  9, 1919

Sunday, February 9, 1919

A cloudy day and a little snow. Jim and Sarah Emerson & two children went from here this morning. They went to Mrs Graveleys. Ben went to Marvins and while he was gone Willie Brumfield come. He eat dinner with us then Ben carried him by Robert Laynes and to Long Island on his way to Richmond. I was glad that he come that long.

After Ben and Willie went a way Josie and I and the children went to Marvins a while. Ben come home at dark to night.

8 30 oclock

Last edit over 4 years ago by ScarletB
Tuesday, February 25, 1919

Tuesday, February 25, 1919

A very bad day. Rained a bout all day. Some fox hunters come by here this morning. They hunted all the morning. I don't know a bout there catching anything or not. I guess they got wet.

Jim & Ben and Owen and Marvin all played cards this evening a while.

The boys fix up the olde cotton gin and gined some cotton. I had intended going to Richmond to morrow but will not go. It has rained so much that we could hardly get to the depo.

I comenced a cap for Josie that she intends to give to Ella Hubard. Josie is bad off with a colde.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, February 26, 1919

Wednesday, February 26, 1919

A clear good day. Ben started to Richmond this morning. I have felt disapointed all day but I think it is best that I did not go. Josie is bad off with colde so she cant hardly go. Jim cut wood all day. Owen went to the mill this morning.

I have done most of the work today. Sallie Blair commenced to teach school to day. Mr Lewis carried Ben to Gretna. I heard from my calf to day. It brought me $20 12/cts.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, February 27, 1919

Thursday, February 27, 1919

A good day. Jim & Owen cut wood this morning. Hauled some hay this evening. Ben is in Richmond I guess. Hope he may have a good time. Josie is still bad off with colde.

Jim went to the store to night.

Posie Reynolds brought Nellie from Chatham this evening. She got here just after dark.

Odie Kellie come today and got a box to send some chickens to market.

I finished knitting Ella Hubards cap to night.

Jim has just come home.

11 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, February 28, 1919

Friday, February 28, 1919

Rain to day. Jim & Owen cut some. The fox hunters caught a fox this evening near Mr. Edmons's. They run it all day.

There is a party at the school house selling boxes. Henry went with Mr Mayhew & Owen.

Ben got home from Richmond to night. Marvin met him at Mr. Bailiss.

Josie is feeling some better to day.

Nellie has bin sick to day.

Henry has not come home yet to night.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, June 14, 1919

Saturday, June 14, 1919

A good day. Some clouds this morning but no rain here. Ben finished cutting wheat at Marvins and at home.

Josie has had the tooth ache all day. I got dinner.

This evening Marvin let Paul Bennett carrie me & Henry to White Falls. We come with Robert Reynolds as far as Renan. Paul brough me home.

Gordon and Frances and Earl & Lizzie Bennett come down here this evening. Lizzie is with us tonight.

Henry and I had a good time if we did not catch many fish. Robert stopped at Alice Thomsons and got the ice cream freezer.

I had two invatations from the grand children to be at their graduations, one in Chatham and one in Richmond.

Ben and Josie went to Renan tonight.

11 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, July  2, 1919

Wednesday, July 2, 1919

A good day. Ben & Owen & Jim plowed this morning. This evening Jim mowed. Ben & Josie went to Mrs Coats burial.

Henry & Edna and Franklin went to Marvins. Henry carried his ducks with him up there to play with. I went to Mr Hutchersons. Denia and Sallie Blair was there. Anna Mayhew and two of her children was there. Mrs Hutcherson in tends going to Richmond tomorrow for to see the Dr. I hope she may get well.

9 O Clock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, July  3, 1919

Thursday, July 3, 1919

A good day and very hot. Ben raked up his hay. Jim and Owen plowed. Josie ironed this morning. Carrie come this evening and brought all the children. Josie & Carrie went after berries. Found the cow in the corn. They got some berries & lots of chickers (dont know how to spell them). Josie made plum jellie this evening. I got up the onions this evening. Henry and Paul helped me put them in the buggy house up stairs.

Mrs Hutcherson started to Richmond this morning. I do hope she may come home a gain.

10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, November  1, 1919

Saturday, November 1, 1919

A clody day and it is raining tonight. Jim is in Chatham. Ben sowed some wheat and oats today. Mr. Owen stripped tobacco today.

Josie got dinner. We picked up the potatoes this morning and Ben hauled them home this evening.

Bessie Callens (col) washed some & ironed. Anna Callens come to see a bout Bess being here. She let her stay.

I had thought that I would start to Richmond in the morning but it is raining so that I doubt it now.

Ben & Henry & Lucious Gravely went hunting tonight. Guess they will get wet.

8 oclock

It is lightning & thundering.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, November  2, 1919

Sunday, November 2, 1919

A good day. I got breakfast and milked the cows then Ben carried Cordie and I to Long Island. We come on the Virginian R-R to Alberta. The[re] we had to wait for a train until dark then we came to Richmond. Willie & Julia met us at the depot. We come on a street car to Willies house. Effie had a good supper. I am so glad that we got here ok.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, November  3, 1919

Monday, November 3, 1919

A good day. Effie, Cordie, and I went to see Alma Bennett. She is in the hospitle in Richmond. Found her feeling good considering that she cant walk a step.

I wrote to Lizzie Bennett this evening. I went and looked at the pretty flowers at the green houses.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, November 11, 1919

Tuesday, November 11, 1919

A rainy day. We are still at Richmond. They expected to have a parade here to day but it rained so they did not have it. There is all sorts of side showes and merry go rounds in the city. We that is Effie Brumfield and all of her children, Cordie Blair & I went to the city.

We went to see Alma Bennett. She is in the best of spirits. They have taken off the cast that they had on her leg. She has a room mate that has a baby. Alma says that she likes her fine. Willie & Jack are away yet.

8 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, November 13, 1919

Thursday, November 13, 1919

A rainy morning. Clear this evening. I come from Richmond to day. There was no one to meet us so a Mr Davis brought us to Cedar Forest and Marvin brought us home. Found them all well. I am glad that I am at home.

Ben & Jim is helping Marvin stripping tobacco. I am talkin so much that I cant write like I ought.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, November 26, 1919

Wednesday, November 26, 1919

A cloudy day & some rain. We all stripped tobacco most of the day and finished this years crop. Marvin Smith solde all of his crop today at Boston. Was well pleased with the prices.

Josie got dinner. I went to see Carrie a few minutes this evening.

Ben has gone to Willie Mayhews to night.

Jim went to Marvins and probably to Renan.

The teacher of Renan school has gone to Richmond to a teachers meeting.

Henry & Edna went to the school house to day.

8:15 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, December 26, 1919

Friday, December 26, 1919

A good day. Ben hunted some this morning. Kate Harvey come a while today.

I went to Marvins and eat dinner. Mr Padget & Dr Smith and Mrs Smith was there. Carrie had a nice dinner. Had a turkey and ham & cakes of different sorts cranberrie sauce and custard.

Thelma & Mary Brumfield and Jack Harvey come from Richmond to day.

Ben went to Long Island for them. Mr Owen had a dance tonight. Had one at George Hutchersons tonight.

Ben & Jack and Josie and Thelma & Mary and Henry went up there and staid a while. Thelm & Mary brought me a book for 1920. Also a founing pen & some candy. I am glad of them.

11 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Wednesday March 16, 1921

Wednesday March 16, 1921

A good day. Jim and Ben finished shucking corn. I got dinner. Josie ironed some. She has bin so troubled all day that she could not work much. Poor little Henry went to Gretna last night though he would go to Richmond but he did not get off. His father brought him home. We were all so glad to have him home again. I do hope he wont try it a gain soon.

Edna went to school. Miss Carter let her go on the buggy with her. Carrie and the children come a little while late this evening.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1920

Sunday, January  4, 1920

Sunday, January 4, 1920

A cold day. Snowed some to night. The wind is blowing and very cold. I got up this morning and made two fires and went to the spring then got breakfast. Ben carried Thelma & Mary to Long Island this morning on their way to Richmond. I hope they are there now. Josie staid at home and got dinner. I went to George Blairs. They had a nice dinner. Kate Harvey spent the day at Carries. Marvin carried Virginia to Gretna on her way to school. 9 o clock. A fire in Danville last night.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Paul V
Saturday, August 14, 1920

Saturday, August 14, 1920

A cloudy day and rain this evening. The men pulled leaves. Josie got dinner & caned tomatoes. I made some jellie. Josie ironed some. Earl Bennett come over here a while. He is at George Blairs tonight. I killed two chickens to cook in the morning. Josie made some nice pies. I intend going to Richmond to morrow if nothing happens to hinder. 8 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
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