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1918

Tuesday, March  5, 1918

Tuesday, March 5, 1918

A beautiful day.

Ben and Marvin finished shuckin and cribbing corn this evenin. Ben went to Jim Powers to try to sell Frank Mays horse. Mays shucked corn in his place. Ben brough Josie and the baby home from Mrs Carrs. I heard that Ethel Worsham has a girl born this morning.

To night Frank and George Blair and Irvin Craddock and Jim Craddock come here and staid until bed time. Irvin staid all night.

I went to Carries a while this evenin.

Henry went to school.

Edna went to Carries.

10:40 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, May 28, 1918

Tuesday, May 28, 1918

A good day. We want rain badly.

Ben went to Chatham.

Kate and Virginia and Hazel and Marvin all went to Chatham. Henry and I finished planting potatoe slips this morning.

Lizzie and Gordon Bennett come this evening. We all went up to see Carrie a while. Mr and Mrs Padget and Ethel Worsham and Isla Blair was at Carries. Ben went to Odie Kellies after the tobacco planter. He carried all the children with him.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, June  9, 1918

Sunday, June 9, 1918

A good day.

Mr Turner staid here last night. I like what I know of him fine. Paul Bennett went to Whittles today. Henry Blair carried Mr Turner to Long Island this morning. Ben and family and I went to George Blairs this evening. They had a lot of company. Earnest and Lottie was there. Lizzie and Earl and Lonnie Bennett come while I was there. Denia was sick. Ethel and Wren and family was there. To night Ben has a head ache. Hope he will be better by morning.

9 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, July 25, 1918

Thursday, July 25, 1918

A good day. Ben and Paul and Owen finished dobbing the barns. The Hutchersons finished thrashing wheat.

Josie got dinner and churned and milked night and morning.

I went with George and Denia and Ethel and Henry to Mr John Reynolds to see olde Mrs Blair. Shes very feeble. Isla come with us home. We had a good trip nothing happened to the car.

Henry brought me home. I hope I am thankful for all the kindness that is shown me.

9 30 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, December 30, 1918

Monday, December 30, 1918

A good day Ben & Owen hauled some stalks for the cows. Josie staid at home all day. I went with Marvin & Carie to Ren Worshams We had a very pleasant day Ethel had a good dinner and I certainly did enjoy it I am glad that Ren has a nice good house.

Ben & Josie has gone to Mr Mayhews to a party Virginia & Reubin Reynolds came by on their way to Mayhews. Hugh Brumfield is here to nigh it seems that they can't go to sleep.

I got a letter from Lottie Craddock I am always glad to hear from them

10 o'clock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Saturday, June  7, 1919

Saturday, June 7, 1919

A good day. The men folks finished replanting tobacco. Josie got dinner. She had fried chicken and peas and beets. This evening she scrubed the cook room floor.

Mr Jim Power & wife come up here after cherries.

I went fishing. Grace B carried me. We got a mighty nice string of fish.

Hugh Brumfield come a while this evening. Got as many cherries as he could eat.

Jim and Ben has gone to Strait Stone to night.

Ethel Worsham has a son born this morning that is the 19th grand childe.

Kates cow has a calf. Came last night. I was so glad to see Kate this morning.

10 oclock

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Tuesday, June 10, 1919

Tuesday, June 10, 1919

A good day. The men folks worked on their tobacco all day.

I washed a little this morning. Josie got dinner. She had croped [?] greens and beets, onions & potatoes and tomatoes and pies. It was all good but worked her two hard.

This evening I went to George Blairs. The girls were seeding cherries. Denia & Mrs Hutcherson was gone to see Ethel Worsham. I come by Carries. Josie was there. We seeded some cheries.

10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, July 13, 1919

Sunday, July 13, 1919

A good day. It rained this morning at two oclock this morning. We all staid at home until after dinner time.

Ben & family went to Rob Hubards. Come back to Jim Powers. They got supper there. They had ham and ice cream.

I went to Marvins. Ethel Worsham and all of her family. They have a nice lot of children.

Dr Owens son and Mr Ruckers son was there. I come home & milked the cows and got supper for Jim and I.

11 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, July 15, 1919

Tuesday, July 15, 1919

A good morning. Rain this evening and tonight. The branch has bin out of the banks and washed a way the foot bridge the third time in the last month.

Ben & Jim & Owen plowed in their tobacco this morning.

Nellie made preserves and caned berries all the morning.

Josie got dinner. I milked two cows and Josie one. She helped me milk.

Wren Worsham carried me & Henry and Isla Blair to Worshams pond to fish. I caught 4 small carp. I was glad to get them. We got back as far as George Blairs before it rained. George Jr brought us home. I am glad that they are so good to me. I eat dinner with Wren & Isla at a good spring on the hill.

Suiter? Blair and wife & son come to George Blairs this evening. I wanted to see Denia but she was at Ethels. I milked the cows after supper.

10:30 oclock

Last edit almost 3 years ago by Trisha
Sunday, August 31, 1919

Sunday, August 31, 1919

Cloudy most of the day. Ben & Jim staid at home. Josie got dinner.

I went to see my brother Letcher. He is sick. They think he is a little better now. I do hope that he may get well soon. Ellen had a good dinner. I am sorry for her. She is so young to have the care of the house. Ren Worsham carried me. I thank him for that.

There was a crowd at Letchers this evening. Ethel and all the children was on the car. I am a fraid that they got wet before they got home.

Marvin & Carrie went to Strait Stone this evening. They got in and did not get wet.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, October 26, 1919

Sunday, October 26, 1919

A good day. Very warm for the time of year.

Josie & I got dinner.

Nellie went home this evening. Ben carried her to Gretna. Jim and Franklin went.

I went to Marvins a few minutes. Ren & Ethel and all their children come a while this evening. I was glad to see them.

We agreed to take a negro girl to help us. She came this morning to see us.

Lawson Emerson & Jo Edmons come this evening to see Henry.

Aubra & Emet Brumfield was at Marvins this evening and Irvin Harvey. They had a time riding wheels.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, December 24, 1919

Wednesday, December 24, 1919

A good day. Colde tonight. Ben & I went to Strait Stone and bought several things. Mr Sam Owen went to the mill. Carried some corn for us.

Josie baked some cakes. Give William Gilbert one.

Ren & Ethel Worsham sent me a nice sweater for a Xmas gift. Josie and I had a card from Irene Dyer. This evening I had one from Julia Fergerson. Guess she is at her fathers tonight.

Henry killed two ducks today and I dressed them.

I don't think that Henry can go to sleep tonight for wanting to know what Santy will bring.

Well I may never see another Xmas. We have bin well all the year. Have not missed a night waiting on account of sickness.

8:30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Tuesday January  4, 1921

Tuesday January 4, 1921

A good day. Ben and Jim stripped tobacco all day. Some of the neighbors worked the road. Josie went to George Blairs. Denia was gone to see Mrs Anderson. Josie said they was just as nice to her as could be. Ethel sent me a nice cup & sauser for a xmas gift.

We started a box to Effie Brumfield today. I hope she may get it ok.

The children went to school a gain today. Heard this morning that Clack Hubbards baby is very sick. I hope he may get well soon.

Julia Fergerson is still at home on account of her baby being bad off with a cough. I have bin reading tonight.

11 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday October 27, 1921

Thursday October 27, 1921

A good day. Somewhat cloudy but no rain. Ben went to Gretna to help Marvin finish sowing wheat. They got done and he got home a bout dark. Jim stripped tobacco. They are at the barn now tying tobacco.

Josie has bin up all day. Helped to got dinner.

I went to Ren Worshams. Isla & Cordie was there. I enjoyed my visit very much. Ren come to the house. He was very friendly. They Ren & and Ethel are well fixed for a liveing and have a nice family of children. I hope for them to do well.

I walked to Rens. Am afraid I wont be able to do that long.

8 oclock

Last edit over 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday November 15, 1921

Tuesday November 15, 1921

A Beautiful day. We got up at three oclock and got breakfast for Ben. He started for Gretna Marvin went two. They got there OK but the tobacco solde for so near nothing they loaded it on and brought it home.

Jim stripped on his all day. Josie got dinner. I sewed on my quilt in the morning in the evening I went to George Bliars. They were stripping tobacco at Blairs. Ren & Ethel Worsham and Cordie Blair was gone to LynchBurg. Josie and the little children went to see Carrie a while.

Ben never got home until after nine oclock tonight.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Neil Brumfield
Friday December  2, 1921

Friday December 2, 1921

Rain this morning and this evening. Henry went to school. Marvin carried his children & Henry. Ben worked on Marvins car the most of the day. Jim come home to night. Ben met him and brought him home. Josie made me three aprons and got dinner. This evening she ironed some collars and six nice shirts. I ironed all the washing excep the shirts and collars. I went to Marvins. Carrie was makeing Hazel a dress. Henry brought us a pound of butter from Otho Blairs to day. Mabel is not well tonight. I hope she may be well soon. Carrie talked with Ethel this evening.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday December  3, 1921

Saturday December 3, 1921

A beautiful day. Ben & Jim & Henry sawed wood all day and did not get done. Jim went to Hutchersons and got oil and Ben went to Renan and got oil. Josie has had a time with Mabel. She has bin sick all day. I got dinner. This evening I went to Marvins a whil. Marvin went to Strait Stone to preaching. Brought me two books that I borrowed from Ethel Worsham. I have bin reading tonight. There is a show at Renan to night. None of my folks did not go to see it. Ben and Henry went hunting tonight. Did not catch any thing. Professor Gambol passed here this evening on his way to Mr Edmons. Guess he will spend the night there.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Tuesday December 27, 1921

Tuesday December 27, 1921

A good day. Ben & family staid at home the most of the day. Miss Willie Wooding & Virginia Wooding come a while this morning. I did not see them. I would of liked to of bin at home. I went to George Blairs this morning. Mr Norman Booker carried me a part of the way. Georges folks had company. Mr & Mrs Anderson was there. Ren Worsham & family, Ernest Craddock and family, Nettie Hendricks and baby, Otho & Sallie. They had very good dinner. Plenty of everything that they needed. I think all enjoyed them selves. George Jr[?] brought me home. I was glad. I did so much want to see some of Marvins folks today. Ethel Worsham gave me a pair of gloves for a Xmas gift.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Wednesday, April 12, 1922

Wednesday, April 12, 1922

A very good day. Ben plowed all day. Jim cleaned up the land for Ben to plow. Henry plowed a little after he come from school. Josie ironed this morning. I churned and got dinner this evening. I went to George Blairs. Denia was not at home she had gone to Rey Worshams. Ethel has a new boy. I hope that Ethel & baby may get on well.

Henry Blair was at home. He brought me home on his new car. I was glad. I cant walk much now like I once could. I am glad of any kindness that is given to me.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Thursday, June  8, 1922

Thursday, June 8, 1922

A good day. The men worked in the Tobacco [?] eat Dinner I lieked. Some Dew Berries and made a pie. Lee Brumfied come today. They did somework on the Hogs he brought me a mess of peas. Dania [?] Ethel come and brought the little baby. I had not seen him before. Hattie washed up [?] floor. Today [?] Thomson come to see Josie a little while. This evening I did not see her. I was [m?] when she come. Nelhie picked Two gallons of Dew Berries. This evening I put [?] some little chickens to day.

Last edit about 6 years ago by dbthomp
Sunday, December 10, 1922

Sunday, December 10, 1922

A cloudy day. Very colde tonight. We was all at home at dinner. Henry went to Sunday School. This evening I went to Reynols. I started walking. Jo Edmons overtook me at the bridge and ask me to ride. He carried me to the sand clay road. I walked the rest of the way. Johnson brought me home. I had a good visit. Posie & Kate was there. Nellie & I got dinner. I cooked a chicken. Nellie baked a cake. It was fine. [Ren?] & Ethel Worsham come to see us. I am sorrie not to have seen them. Hope they will come a gain soon. Good night.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, December 25, 1922

Monday, December 25, 1922

A beautiful day. We were all at home for dinner. Jim & Ben helped dig Mrs Hutchersons grave. Marvin & Carrie & all the children come a little while today. Marvin & Carrie and Reese went to the burial. I did see a lot of people that I knew. I was glad to seem all. Would like to go to Johnsons while the children are at home but guess I cant go. Mrs Car got a nice box from Fletcher. Ethel [W...?] gave me a nice box this evening. Wish I could see all of my folks this Xmas. Guess I cant see many of them.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Thursday, December 28, 1922

Thursday, December 28, 1922

A rainy bad day most of the day. The wind is blowing tonight. Were all at home at dinner except Jim. I got dinner & churned. Milked morning and evening. Henry went to Mount Amy this morning. Mrs. Booker and Ethel Wooding and Elsie East come to see Josie a few minutes today. Josie has bin feeling bad today. I have seen people moveing today. They had six one horse wagons. The most I had seen in a long time. Dont know who they were that was moveing. They had a bad time for it.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart

1923

Sunday, April 22, 1923

Sunday, April 22, 1923

A good day. We all staid at home until after twelve. Then Ben carried the children to Mr. Jim Powers. I went with them as far Earnest Craddocks. I am so glad that I went. Irvin Craddock and family was there when I got there. Then Ken and Ethel three children and Len Motley and wife and Claud [Deboe?] and wife and Ruth Motley and Elley Craddock and Isla and Cordie Blair and Mr. Taz Anderson. I was glad to see all of them.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Nathani
Thursday, October 18, 1923

Thursday, October 18, 1923

A good day. The men moved some tobacco and stripped some and loaded the waggon. Ben and Henry has started to Gretna tonight at nine oclock. I wish them good luck. Nellie did not hear from Evylin today. I went to Ren Worsham this evening. I walked to the gray soil road. Willie Hutcherson let me ride to the road that leads in to Ren's house. Then I walked to the house. I has a pleasant evening. Ren brought me home. Ethel and the baby come with us. Ren come by Renan. I got a [bucket?] of coffee.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Nathani
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