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1918

Sunday, May 26, 1918

Sunday, May 26, 1918

A good day.

Ben and Josie Edna and Franklin went to Strait Stone to preaching. Henry and I staid at home. I got a snack for dinner. After dinner Mr and Mrs Mayhew come. Ben and Mr Mayhew played croquet.

I went to see Carrie a little while. Marvin carried Mrs Rice home this evening. Alma Bennett went home to day.

Paul Bennett went to George Blairs for dinner from preaching.

10 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, June 23, 1918

Sunday, June 23, 1918

A cool day for this time of the year. Ben and Josie and Paul Bennett went to Strait Stone to preaching.

Henry and I staid at home. Gladis and Hugh Brumfield come. Kate and Irvin Harvey come. They were here for dinner I was glad that Kate come. She had not bin here in a long time be fore.

I went to Willie Mayhews to an ice cream party. The cream was fine I did enjoy it so much. I come home on Mr Bob Starkeys car was glad of the ride. Heard that Nannie Reynolds has a girl born to day.

9 30 oclock

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Sunday, July  7, 1918

Sunday, July 7, 1918

A good day. Ben helped Tom Edmons work on his car all the morning.

I went to George Blairs. They had a lot of company from Gretna.

Josie and Ben and the children went to Jim Powers. Mrs Carr come home with them home. Paul had a horse and buggy to day. He went to Riceville to preaching.

Prince got in the corn and eat a lot of it off. Chesley Edmons got him out of the corn.

10 clock

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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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Sunday, July 28, 1918

Sunday, July 28, 1918

Some rain this morning. Ben and Josie and the children and Paul went to preaching at Strait Stone.

I staid at home and got dinner. This evening Ben went to Mr Dews and played croquet.

Josie and the children and I went to Marvins. Paul went to Lee Brumfields and has not got home yet.

9 oclock

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Saturday, September 21, 1918

Saturday, September 21, 1918

A good day. Ben and Owen fired tobacco all day and will stay with it tonight.

Ben has gone to Strait Stone tonight to the Lodge.

Josie ironed this morning.

This evening I went to see Mollie. She was washing her floors up stairs.

Carrie went to preaching this evening. Kate Harvey staid with the little children while she was gone.

Marvin carried Kate home and I come with him back. I was glad of the ride.

10 oclock

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Sunday, September 22, 1918

Sunday, September 22, 1918

A good day. There was some frost this morning.

Ben finished firing his tobacco this morning. Ben and family went to Jim Powers to day. I went to George Blairs. They were all gone to Strait Stone to preaching. They had a good dinner and I enjoyed it.

Carrie and Marvin and the three little children come over there. I come with them back on the car.

Josie and Ben was at home when I got here. Tonight Marvin and William Gilbert are here filling out Williams questionaire. I hope he may never have to go to the war.

10 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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Sunday, April 20, 1919

Sunday, April 20, 1919

Easter Sunday. A good day. We all staid at home until after dinner. We had cake and pimento pepper for dinner that Josie bought at Chatham.

This evening Ben and family went to Jim Powers. I went to George Blairs. Lizzie Bennett was there for dinner.

Ren Worsham and family come this evening. Ren and George and Doratha & Ruth went to Edge Hill preaching.

Marvin Smith & family come to Georges. Marvin brought Lizzie and I home. Mr. Owen had a horse and buggy and went for his sister. She was at Mrs Myers.

10 oclock

Henry made the fire in the cook stove this morning for the first time in his life that I know any thing a bout.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, July 26, 1919

Saturday, July 26, 1919

A good day. Ben went to Brookneal this morning.

Jim sowed a turnip patch this evening.

Josie got dinner. She killed a chicken and baked pies this evening.

I went to Marvins this evening. Alma Bennett and I staid with the children. Marvin and Carrie went to Strait Stone to preaching. The protracted meeting commenced to day.

Earl and Lizzie Bennett come to Carries this evening. Lizzie come with me home. I am glad that she came.

Edna & Franklin went to Mr Hutchersons by themselves this morning.

12 oclock

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Sunday, July 27, 1919

Sunday, July 27, 1919

A good day. Jim staid at home all day. Ben went to Long Island and brought Mary Brumfield home with him.

Lizzie Bennett and [I] went to Strait Stone to preaching. Earl Bennett carried us and brough us home. They had dinner on the ground and had a plenty for all hands. Ben carried Lizzie to Johnson Reynolds to night. Mary & Henry & Edna all went with him. They have not got back yet.

Josie got dinner at home. She cooked a chicken & butter beans and corn.

Marvin & all of his family were there at preaching & Ren and his family.

10 oclock

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Thursday, July 31, 1919

Thursday, July 31, 1919

A good day but a hard thunder cloud and hard rain tonight. Jim plowed a little to day. Ben went to Greenfield & Chalk Level this evening. Mr. Owen went to Strait Stone to preaching this evening.

Josie staid at home and got dinner. She cooked snaps and potatoes and corn. I certainly did enjoy my dinner.

Marvin carried Mary & Edna Brumfield and I to Worshams pond. I caugh one nice fish.

Mary went to Preaching this evening. To night she is at George Blairs. Paul Bennett carried her. I am so glad that Ben got home before it rained.

9:30 oclock

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Sunday, August 17, 1919

Sunday, August 17, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim went to look at a home in Cambell county. Henry & Edna went to Strait Stone with Marvin. Ren Worshams family was at Marvins. There was twenty three children at Marvins, all grand children except two.

Josie got dinner. We all went to Marvins this evening.

All of us at home to night and all reasonable well. For that I want to be thankful.

Marvin & Carrie has gone to Strait Stone to nigh to preaching. Rees is takeing care of the little children. William Gilbert is at the barn close to the house.

10 oclock

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Saturday, August 23, 1919

Saturday, August 23, 1919

A good day. Jim & Ben staid a round the barns most of the day. Mr. Owen went to the mill. Did not get his grinding. Ben went to Altavista this evening. He went after Owens sister. While he was there he bought a little sack of flour.

Josie got dinner. Nellie caned some apples.

Evylin & Henry and I went to White Falls fishing. Marvin carried us and come after us. He had a blow out as he went over there.

Marvin went to preaching this evening.

10: oclock

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Sunday, September 28, 1919

Sunday, September 28, 1919

A good day. We had company this morning. Lizzie and Ola & Faber went to Marvins. I went with them. Ben carried us. We went from there to Johnsons. There we eat dinner and then we went to Kate Harveys.

We walked from Marvins to Reynols from there to Harveys. Marvin Smith carried us from there to George Blairs on his car. I walked from there home.

There was preaching at Strait Stone to day. Some of the Odd Fellows went to Lynch Burg this morning and brought 19 girls from the Odd Fellows Home to Strait Stone to preaching. There was dinner on the ground. Enough to feed them and some others.

Henry went to Lee Brumfields and went hazel nut hunting. Mrs. Owen got home from Roanoak to day.

8:45 oclock

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Saturday, November 22, 1919

Saturday, November 22, 1919

A rainy morning. Clear this evening.

Josie cut out a dress this morning & hemed two sheets. I got dinner.

This evening I went to Marvins. Marvin went to Strait Stone to preaching. I come by the barn and tied some tobacco. Josie had supper a bout done when I come to the house.

Ben has gone to Strait Stone to night to and Odd Fellows meeting.

I got a letter from Effie Brumfield today. One from Fanny Emerson yesterday.

8 oclock

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1921

Sunday January  2, 1921

Sunday January 2, 1921

A good day. Ben and family staid at home all day. Some of them was workin the tipewriter about all the time. I got dinner then went to Marvins. They were eating dinner. They had bin to preaching at Strait Stone. Carrie and I walked over to Mr Hutchersons.

Mr & Mrs Hutcherson was not at home. We saw Willie Hutcherson & Frank Blair. Went to the grave yard then come home.

We have looked for Jim Brumfield all the evening but he has not come yet.

Ben Josie and the children are at the dining room eating a snack.

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Sunday February  6, 1921

Sunday February 6, 1921

A beautiful day. Preaching at Strait Stone. We was all at home at dinner. Ben and family went to Jim Powers. They had plenty of company.

Jim roved a round all evening. I went to Marvins. Some of their children has very bad colds. Mr Owen went to meet his daughter at Long Island. He went on the buggy.

8 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday March  6, 1921

Sunday March 6, 1921

A good day. The wind blowed some. We all staid at home. Lizzie come. Earl brought her. We was glad that she come. Josie and I got dinner. Josie got supper.

Lizzie and Earl has just started home. Ten oclock. Carrie and the children come a little while this evening. They went to Strait Stone this morning to preaching. Mr Lee preached his farewell sermond at that place.

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Sunday April  3, 1921

Sunday April 3, 1921

A beautiful day. We all staid at home until noon. Then Ben & family and I went to Strait Stone to preaching. Mr Padget preached. There was a big crowd. I though Jim staid at home. The calf got out of the pasture. Jim found her and brough her home.

We heard this morning that Mr Oaks a primtive Babtist preacher died this morning. I am very sorry. He will be missed so much.

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Saturday April 30, 1921

Saturday April 30, 1921

A cool windy day. Ben sawed stove wood this evening. He broke his saw and borrowed Mr Bob Starkeys to saw his wood. Mr Woodall and Reese Smith helped him. They had preaching at Strait Stone this evening. Marvin went for the preacher.

Josie baked rools for supper. I have staid at home all day today. I am a fraid that the frost will kill all tender things tonight.

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Sunday May 29, 1921

Sunday May 29, 1921

A good day. Ben and family and I went to Strait Stone to a meeting of the Odd Fellows. They had a sermond and dinner. Every one seemed to have a good time. Tim & Lizzie Bennett come down. I was glad that they come.

Jim come home this evening. Ben met him at Gretna. I was at Johnsons this evening. They had a lot of company mostly kindsfolks With all I think every one had as pleasant a time as could be expected.

We are all at home tonight and all reasonable well. I have a pain in my hip that hurts very bad at times.

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday June 12, 1921

Sunday June 12, 1921

A good day. Tim & Gordon & Lonnie went to Whittles to preaching. Lizzie & Alma and Frances and I staid at home. The preacher come with them from Whittles to dinner.

This evening Tim & Gordon & Lonnie & Lizzie and I went to Dr Meases to Lee Tenia and all the rest of them. They have a nice house. I was glad to get to go. There is a entertainment at Oak Grove church. I could of gone but did not want to go so Alma and Lonnie went.

Earl Bennett went to Renan this morning.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday July 13, 1921

Wednesday July 13, 1921

A good day. No rain yet here. Jim and Ben worked on the tobacco this morning. This evening Ben white washed the room that I sleep in. Josie made her a dress this morning. Julia & Edna picked a few berries. Julia stuck a barb wire in her leg. I hope it wont get sore much. A wasp stung Franklin. I hope it wont hurt him long.

Miss Fannie Power went with Mr Asa Anderson to Piny Grove to preaching. They are carrieng on. Protracted meeting there this week.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday July 17, 1921

Sunday July 17, 1921

A good day. John went away this morning. Hope he got home ok.

We all staid at home for dinner. George Blair come a little while. He carried Fanny for spin and come back and then went to Mr Farmers for Isla. Ben went with us to Marvins then come home and carried Josie & Fannie & Julia and Edna to Piney Grove to preaching. I have just put Mabel in her bed. Henry and Franklin has gone up stairs to bed. I am tiered. It is hard to have to wait on folks that care nothing but a good time at some one else expence.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday July 19, 1921

Tuesday July 19, 1921

A good day. We need rain very bad. Jim plowed some this morning. Ben went to Richard Woodings and helped top his tobacco & thin corn. Richard is in a hospittle. There was some 7 or 8 men to help.

Josie washed a big washing this morning. This evening Ben & Josie & Fannie & Julia, Edna & Franklin & Mabel all went to the store. Tonight Ben & Josie and Fannie and Julia has all gone to Piny Grove to preaching.

I went to Marvins a few minutes. I lost my glasses this evening. We had I put them in a book and Henry carried them up stairs. Mr John Smith and part of his family come to Marvins this evening.

Capt Tate is dead.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday July 20, 1921

Wednesday July 20, 1921

A good day. Some clouds this evening but no rain to do any good. Jim & Ben & Henry worked in the tobacco all day. Fannie Power went to preaching to day. Ada Anderson carried her and then carried her home. We will miss her. Josie got dinner & supper. Her and the children went to Marvins this evening. Marvin went to the burial this morning.

I cut a few quilt peices this evening.

The meeting at Piny Grove closed to day. They had two sermons and dinner on the grounds.

Had tomatoes raised this year for dinner today.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday July 29, 1921

Friday July 29, 1921

A good morning. Ben & Jim worked on the tobacco this morning then floored the cook room. Marvin went to preaching. Reese carried him then come home and carried his mother and all the children and I to Mr Johnsons mill. The children Edna and Hazel & Eva waded a bout in the river. I fished a little. Caught four.

A man come here and bought 23 chickens and two doz eggs.

Julia and Josie are here tonight. Bus [?] Miller was sick this evening. He is the hand that worked at Marvins.

The wind broke the shade trees.

Last edit about 6 years ago by dy957
Sunday July 31, 1921

Sunday July 31, 1921

A good day. Ben carried Julia Brumfield to Long Island. All of the children went with him. They come by Jim Powers and Mrs Car come with them home.

Josie & I got dinner & was eating when they got here. I went to Carries a few minutes this evening.

Ben & Josie went to St Andrews to preaching. The preacher and his wife and dog come home with them. Josie done the best she could for them.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday August  2, 1921

Tuesday August 2, 1921

A good day. Ben was at Renan all day. He was a judge at an election. Jim & Henry sucker tobacco all day.

Reese Smith carried his mother & Josie and I to Renan to vote. Kate Harvey went to preaching this evening. Josie got the dinner. I churned to day.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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