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1918

Wednesday, June  5, 1918

Wednesday, June 5, 1918

A good day. Ben and Paul worked tobacco. Kate Harvey and Josie found a swarm of bees in the orchard yesterday.

Ben hived them this morning. I hope that they may do well. Josie got dinner. I worked some in the garden. Planted some muskmellon seed and few pea nuts. I planted a few pumpkin seed.

I went to Blairs late this evening. They were all well. Sallie Blair was there. Did not see Cordie or Nettie. They were at Ren Worshams.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Monday, March  3, 1919

Monday, March 3, 1919

A good day. Ben & Owen cut half the day in the pines. Ben went this evening to a cutting match at George Blairs. Jim worked on the orchard all day & did not finish it. Josie is feeling some better of her colde. Bettie Rosser washed for Josie to day. She washes fine. Heard to day that Elsie East has a new boy. I hope they get on well.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, March  4, 1919

Tuesday, March 4, 1919

A good day. Ben and Owen cut wood this morning & shucked some corn this evening.

Jim worked on the orchard all day.

Josie got dinner and went to Carries this evening. Henry went to school, got knocked in a mud hole, and had to come home to change his clothes.

Tonight Tom & Claud Edmons come up here a few minutes to see Jim and talk a bout West Virginia.

Jim & Ben has gone to Renan.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, March 13, 1919

Thursday, March 13, 1919

A good day. Ben & Owen hauled wood. Jim cleaned up the brush in the orchard.

Edna & Franklin and I went to Marvins. I cut some salit as I come home. Marvin was plowin; the first time the land has bin dry enough in a long time. Marvin & Carrie went to Strait Stone yesterday. They bought several things. Kate stayed with the little children while they were gone.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, March 24, 1919

Monday, March 24, 1919

A good day. Ben plowed half the day then carried Josie and the baby and I to Strait Stone. They went to Strait Stone and I stoped at the branch and fished while they were gone. I did not catch but one fish. We come home and went to Carries. Murphist Harvey was there at work on their house.

Jim White washed the apple trees to day. I think he has done a faithful days work and a nice job.

Today one year a go Charles Brumfield was buried. Don't know how soon it will be some of the rest of the family.

8:30 oclock

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Tuesday, September  9, 1919

Tuesday, September 9, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim and Jack Harvey moved some tobacco this morning. Franklin fell out of the waggon in the wheel and got hurt right bad. This evening Jim went to White Falls to the mill.

Ben & Jack finished painting the roof of the house.

Josie washed a good washing for her to do.

Carrie and all the children but Reese come down here. I killed & dressed a chicken and dug some potatoes and went to the orchard and got a basket of apples.

I am counting on going fishing in the morning.

9 oclock

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Thursday, September 11, 1919

Thursday, September 11, 1919

A little cloudy but no rain to do any good.

Ben carried Virginia Harvey to Gretna on her way to school. Jim tied tobacco all day. Mr Owen is working on tobacco two. Jack Harvey painted most all day. Ben & Henry helped some this evening.

Two life insurance agents come here to day.

Josie got most of the dinner. I baked a peach pie this evening. I made some apple jellie. Went to the orchard and got a basket of apples.

Went to Marvins a few minutes. Come home and dressed a chicken and milked the cows.

The men folks has gone a opossome hunting to night.

Jack Harvey went from here tonight.

9:30 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, September 17, 1919

Wednesday, September 17, 1919

A good day. Ben & Owen and Jim finished cutting corn.

Josie made Edna a dress and made some pickel of pears that she brought from her mothers orchard.

Marvin went to the saw mill twice today. Carrie washed some and ironed. William and Hattie Gilbert (col) picked peas.

I wrote Fannie Emerson a letter today. I went to Marvins this evening. Edna and Franklin went with me. We came by the orchard and picked up some apples.

8:45 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1920

Thursday, March 11, 1920

Thursday, March 11, 1920

A cloudy day. Jim worked on the orchard. Ben hewed some logs. Kate Harvey come a little while. Mr Power & Jessie come while we were at dinner. I was glad that they come. Dick Wooding stopped here for Ben to help him a bout his car. Miss Wooding and Miss Moses & Miss Henderson was with him. They come in and staid while they worked on the car. I hope they got it so it will be ok for a while. Their baby is a fine one.

8 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Friday, February 24, 1922

Friday, February 24, 1922

A good day. Jim worked on the orchard. Ben Helped work on the phone line. Henry & Edna went to school. Josie got dinner. Kate Harvey come and eat dinner with us. We was glad to see her. Franklin & Mabel is not well. I would be so glad for them to get well a gain

Kate and I worked on some button holes for Carries children.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Saturday, February 25, 1922

Saturday, February 25, 1922

A good day. Jim went to Chatham to see his folks. Ben trimed on the orchard. Helped Norman Booker cut some logs for sills. Otto Blair and Sollie come to Bookers this evening. Josie went to Normans and staid until bed time. Franklin is sick a gain today. Mabel said a wake until ten oclock tonight. Ben and Josie got home at eleven. I am writing in Bens room tonight. I hope they all may feel better soon.

Last edit over 2 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, April  6, 1922

Thursday, April 6, 1922

A cool rainy day. Ben & Jim worked in the orchard pickin up and burning brush as long as they could and not get wet. Henry and Edna went to school. Josie made Henry a shirt, I worked the button holes and put on the buttons. I churned & got dinner. I finished three quilts, that is all of them ready to use.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Demo User
Friday, April  7, 1922

Friday, April 7, 1922

A cloudy day no rain. Ben & Jim worked in the orchard cleaning up. Henry went to school. Edna had a colde & did not go.

Josie & I ironed all the morning. Josie got dinner.

Kate Harvey came a few minutes this morning would not stay for dinner. Ben planted some vines at the porch this evening Henry went to [Renan] late this evening and got some fish. He come home sick. Hope he will be well by morning. I milked Lady cow tonight.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, April 11, 1922

Tuesday, April 11, 1922

A very windy day and some rain. Lee and Oscar come and got two loads of corn stalks this morning. Ben finished plowing in the orchard today. Jim made a hot bed to day and worked in the garden half the day. The children went to school. Mabel has a bad colde and is so cross that we cant hardly stand her. Josie has sewed some today. I fixed some on my chicken coops and sewed on my quilt a little. I have wrote Carrie a letter to night. Now it is time that we was in bed.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Friday, July 14, 1922

Friday, July 14, 1922

A rainy morning clear this evening. Ben helped to raise a barn at Dick Woodings. Jim went to Reynols and got a big basket full of nice peaches. Mrs Trent and Mrs Car and I peeled them. We had peaches and cream dinner and supper and Mrs Car caned 13 quarts. I am so glad of them. Mrs Trent ironed to day. I hemed a table cloth. I got dinner cooked snaps and cymblings and fried two chickens. I went to the orchard this evening and got a few apples and a few peaches. I am glad of the fruit this time. Josie is suffering to night.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Sunday, September 17, 1922

Sunday, September 17, 1922

A good day I am at Carries but must go home today. John & Christenia Brumfield come to Marvins to see me. They did stay long. I was glad that they come. After they went Carrie & I walked a round some. Went to see the ice pond and the nice apples in the young orchard then went home and eat dinner. Then come home. Carrie and all the children come home with me. Fond all well and doing well but Josie. She is very bad off. Evry thing looks like they did not miss me. I milked to night.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Wednesday, October 11, 1922

Wednesday, October 11, 1922

A clear day. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco today. I gathered some peas for dinner. No one come until late this evening. Then Carrie & the children and Nellie come. Carrie did not stay but a little while. Nellie will stay a while.

Josie has suffered very much today. Today is Henry's birth day. He is 13 years old. I went to the orchard and got some apples. I guess a hawk got one of my chickens today. It is missing any way.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
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