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1918

Thursday, June  6, 1918

Thursday, June 6, 1918

A good day most of the day. Had a little rain this evening. Ben and Paul still working tobacco. Josie ironed. I got dinner. I planted some cucumber and pumpkin seed.

Josie and Ben went to Strait Stone this evening and got some things. Among them were 4 tin buckets.

Mr Dave Layne and his son [ink smear] Walter and got a cow [smear] and calf.

Edna and Franklin are sick. If anyone wonders why this page is so blotted, I went to sleep.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, August  6, 1918

Tuesday, August 6, 1918

A clear day and very warm. Ben finished curing his primings to night.

Paul suckered tobacco. Mr Owen went to the mill did not get his grinding. Josie washed the breakfast dishes and ironed and got dinner and washed the dinner dishes and ironed most of the evening. I got breakfast and called them to eat then I milked three cows and watered hogs at three different places then I gathered some butter beans and helped to shell them. Then fixed the milk ready to churn then cut a bucket of cucumbers then churned fixed to wash some.

After dinner I washed a bout 40 garments then put the cucumbers in brine and salted the butter and fixed it ready for use. Then rested a while then milked eat supper and helped wash dishes and ready to go to bed.

10 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, August 17, 1918

Saturday, August 17, 1918

A good day. Ben plowed up the potatoes and Josie picked them up. Ben sowed turnip seed to day. Paul tied some primings. Josie got most of the dinner. I churned went after some tomatoes. After dinner I put up three cans and killed two chickens and cut the cucumbers and put them in brine.

Paul and Thelma went to Dick Woodings to a stew to night. I hope they may have a nice time.

Julia and Henry and Edna are in my room and talk so much that I am in the hall writing.

Chesley Edmons cut a house of tobacco today.

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Thursday, June 19, 1919

Thursday, June 19, 1919

A shower this morning but a clear evening.

Ben & Jim sowed peas this morning. This evening Ben cut wheat for Lee Brumfield. Oskar Brumfield thined corn for Ben. Edna and I thined 26 rows this evening.

Josie made Ben two shirts today. I caned some beets. The first that I ever caned. I choped a little in the garden & replanted some cucumber hills. Put up some onions. We are getting plenty vegatables now.

10:15 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, August  2, 1919

Saturday, August 2, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim suckered tobacco this morning. This evening Ben went to Gretna to meet John & his children. They are all here to night. Mary Brumfield went to Lee Brumfield this morning. Walked all the way up there. Oscar & Hellen come with her back home. They would not come in and have supper with us. Josie staid at home & got dinner. I went to Johnson Reynolds to spend the day. I eat dinner there. Mollie had a good dinner. Reubin brough me home as soon as I heard that John was comeing. Marvin & Carrie went to meeting this morning. Carrie & the children was here this evening. Alma Bennett is at Lees to night. Jim brought home some cucumbers & tomatoes from the tobacco ground this evening.

10 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, August  5, 1919

Tuesday, August 5, 1919

A good day. Jim worked on the tobacco most of the day. Ben staid at Renan all day as one of the judges of the election. He has just come home.

Mary & Fanny has gone to Lee Brumfields and Edwin went two. They will come home to night.

Josie got dinner. Mary & Fannie washed dishes after dinner. I picked a few beans and cut a few cucumbers and gathered some tomatoes. Then I went to Marvins a few minutes. Carrie was fixin tomatoes to can. I helped her peel some tomatoes.

11: oclock

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

Monday, August 11, 1919

A good day. Ben & Edwin finished covering the barn this morning. They commenced to cut tobacco this evening. They cut for Mr. Owen. John & Christenia come back this evening.

Josie got dinner and starched some clothes. I cut some cucumbers and gathered some tomatoes. We canned some tomatoes this evening.

Josie went to Marvins this evening. Kate Harvey was there. I want to see Kate.

The boys are all gone to Strait Stone tonight.

10: oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1920

Monday, July 26, 1920

Monday, July 26, 1920

A good cool day. Ben & Jim topped tobacco. Josie got dinner. I churned and cut the cucumber for pickle. This evening Josie commenced her a dress and went to Carries a little while. I picked a bucket of baries. I went to Mr Owens. His baby is sick. I am sorrie for them & the baby. I dont know what is the matter with him. Marvin went to Strait Stone to preaching. 9 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Wednesday, July 28, 1920

Wednesday, July 28, 1920

A good day. Jim & Ben topped tobacco all day. Josie ironed some this morning and got dinner. I milked & churned & cut the cucumbers for pickle. This evening we all went to Marvins. He had bin to Altavista and brought ice. We had all the cream that we could eat. We certainly did enjoy it. To night Marvin and Carrie has gone to preaching. To night William [?] is keeping the children. 9:30 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Monday, August  2, 1920

Monday, August 2, 1920

A good day. Ben worked on his car the most of the day. Jim fired tobacco all day. Josie got dinner. I got the breakfast and milked the cows and churned. I cut cucumber and put them in brine. I gathered some butter beans and corn for dinner. This evening I went to Union Grove to preaching. Reese carried his mother and I. When I come home I milked the cows and eat supper and went to Marvins. He carried me and Carrie to Mr Allens to preaching.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Monday, July 17, 1922

Monday, July 17, 1922

A good day. Clouds about but did not rain here. Jim & Ben & Henry[?] suckered tobacco all day. Marvin & Rose Smith eat dinner with us. I was glad to have them. Mrs Booker came to see us this evening. Mrs Car churned and helped shell butter beans & scraped potatoes helped me get dinner what she could. I got cabbage & cymblings and butter beans cucumber & tomatoes & potatoes for dinner. Hattie [Gillient?] washed here today. Kate Harvey come this morning. She brought Henry two shirts & nice apples.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
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