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1918

Tuesday, June 11, 1918

Tuesday, June 11, 1918

A clear day we need rain so bad.

Ben worked tobacco half of the day then cut wheat for Marvin this evening.

Josie got dinner. I churned and then worked the sweet potatoes and pea nuts

This evening I got up some of the onions.

Josie sewed all the evening. Carrie got Hazels pictures to day. She is not pleased with them. I am anxious to see them.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, June 18, 1918

Tuesday, June 18, 1918

A good day. Ben planted some beans this morning then they plowed corn for Mr Owen. Josie got dinner. Mrs Owen gave us some scraple so she knowed what to cook. I washed a few things this morning. Henry and Edna helped wash some guano sacks.

I finished getting up the onions this evening. Henry and I thinned the corn on the branch. Beatrice Owen brought a dress for Josie to make this week.

Paul Bennett has gone to the school house to night.

10 o clock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Friday, March 21, 1919

Friday, March 21, 1919

A beautiful day. Jim & Ben planted potatoes & onions & peas.

Josie and helped some.

I made some soap this evening. This morning I cut some salit and carried it to Mrs Owen. We had salit for dinner. I cut that yesterday. Josie cut salit to day for tomorrow.

Henry & Edna went to school to day. Franklin played out nearly all day.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, April 23, 1919

Wednesday, April 23, 1919

A cloudy day most all day. Mr Owen plowed most of the Jim & Ben hauled straw and [?] Jims potato patch then worked on the tobacco land. Jim and I planted some onions this evening.

Josie got dinner--most of it. Denia & Corrdie come this evening. Josie and Cordie ordered some flower seed & bulbs. Carrie and the children come this evening. Jim Emerson passed going down the way.

Ben has a bad colde & is very much complaining.

9:10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, May  9, 1919

Friday, May 9, 1919

A cloudy day and some rain. The men folks planted a little tobacco. Henry worked all day. Josie got dinner.

I planted some onions. The latest that we planted any. I planted them in the olde ice house hole. This evening I mended Bens overalls then went to Marvins and staid a few minutes. Come home and fed the chickens and milked the cow and fed the calf. Josie went to the plant bed and got some salit. She liked to got wet comeing home.

9 oclock

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

Monday, November 24, 1919

A good day. Jim & Ben stripped tobacco. Mr. Owen and I helped. Finished a while be fore night. I went to Marvins a few minutes. Josie got dinner.

Bessie (col) washed some. Ren Worsham come over. Got a few onions. Jim & Ben has gone to the barn to night.

8 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, November 27, 1919

Thursday, November 27, 1919

A beautiful warm morning. I would of given either of the boys five dollars to have taken me where I could of fished some but did not say a word about it. I was afraid they would deny me & belitle me for being so foolish and it hurts so bad to be denied. In the place of fishing I got dinner and helped to clean the yard and draped and covered two rows of onions and went to Carries a few minutes.

Jim & Ben finished diggin Irish potatoes and put them in kiln in the garden. Fixed the land to plant onions.

Then hauled some stalks to feed the cows. To night Ben & Josie went to Renan. I stayed with the children. Josie got a package from the island to day. She gave me a nice sweater. I am glad of it. I am so near a sleep that I cant hardely write.

9 oclock

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957

1921

Thursday June  2, 1921

Thursday June 2, 1921

A good day. Jim & Ben and Henry worked tobacco all day or nearly all day. Josie washed this morning. I got dinner. I cooked cabbage & potatoes and beets & onions. All raised in the garden this year.

This evening I went to Marvins a few minutes. Carrie was sewing. I have suffered some with my hip nearly a week. I am glad that I am able to go as well as I can. Do hope it will soon get well.

9:10 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday December 17, 1921

Saturday December 17, 1921

A cloudy day. No rain until tonight. Jim & Ben hauled some stalks this morning and cut them this evening. Mr Booker helped them to cut them. Josie got dinner & supper. She went to Reynols and got a nice bucket of salit for tomorrows dinner. We hope that Carrie Smith and the children will come. Jim made a pen this evening and got up the turkeys. He put four up in the hog pen to keep a few days. They smell of wilde onions so bad. I spent most of the day mending up some clothes. Ben mended Henrys shoes this evening. I guess there will be lots of mending done this winter & spring.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker

1920

Monday, March 29, 1920

Monday, March 29, 1920

A good day. The land is so wet that they cant plow. Ben worked on a closet for Owen. Jim went to Clide Reynolds with potatoes that he had solde to Clide. Josie got dinner. I picked over some onions. Carrie & the children come a while this evening. Josie & Carrie cut some salit for dinner tomorrow. Ben & Marvin went to Strait Stone this evening to see Thomson a bout the road. Ben never got back until after 9 oclock.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Wednesday, May 19, 1920

Wednesday, May 19, 1920

A rainy morning. We were all so glad. Quit raining and they planted tobacco. Irvin Hardey helped them for plants. I got breakfast & milked and fed the chickens then churned and fixed up the butter. Josie & I got dinner. I cooked some onions. The first we have cooked this year. I drawed plants all the evening. 9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday, May 21, 1920

Friday, May 21, 1920

A rainy morning. Did not rain long. The boys planted a little tobacco then fixed land to plant. Mr Owen went to George Blairs to buy corn. Did not get any. Josie ironed all the morning. I cooked some onions and made a bread pudding, fried ham, and made bread & coffee. Josie planted some beans this evening. I did not do any thing much. Edna and I planted 180 potato slips. My lady cow has bin sick all day.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Wednesday, April  5, 1922

Wednesday, April 5, 1922

A good day. Ben plowed under rye. Jim plowed some in the garden and planted potatoes & onions. Josie and I finished the quilting. Josie milked. The cow kicked her and hurt her leg. Ben milked that cow tonight.

I finished two of Josies quilts this evening. Josie made Mable some drawers this evening. Mabel has cried a lot today. I think that something hurts her. Norman Booker traded horses today.

Three of the children went to school.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, April 10, 1922

Monday, April 10, 1922

A nice day. Jim gardened most of the day. Ben plowed in the rye. This evening Ben & I went to Gretna. We carried some butter and two bushel of onions. Solde them all to Mr. Rucker. Bought several things and come home and left most of them at Gretna. I am very much bothered about leaving them. Cordie Blair come this evening. I was glad to see her. Josie got most of the dinner and all of supper. She milked one of the cows. Today is Jims birth day.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Ladybug1492
Friday, June 30, 1922

Friday, June 30, 1922

A good day. Jim & Henry plowed some. Ben helped Mr. Hutchenson [?] wheat. Nellie save some. Josie has had a bad day. I got a card from Alma telling [??] of [L?] sickness. I hope he may get well. Mrs. Trent and I got dinner. I churned some beets today and got the onions out of the ground. Mollie [Reynols?] went to see Martha Miller today. Found her had off. [Christina?] [Reynols?] come here a hill this evening. [Edieth?] & Edna went to [R?] this morning.

Last edit about 6 years ago by gutterpeach2
Sunday, October 15, 1922

Sunday, October 15, 1922

A cloudy day & some rain. Ben & Henry went to Strait Stone to meeting & Henry was baptized. Nellie and I got dinner. We had beef steak with onions in it. I went to Mollie Reynols. There was no one at home. Then I went to Renan. All the Reynols was at Clack Hubbards. While I was there Paul Bennett & Faber Jefferson & wife and children & Alma Bennet come by and stopped to patch a time and we all talked a while. I went over to see Kate Harvey a few minutes. Julia Fergerson come a few minutes.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Friday, October 27, 1922

Friday, October 27, 1922

A beautiful day. Jim & Nellie stripped tobacco all day Ben a part of the day. Willie Bobbett come this morning and bought a calf. He paid five dollars for it. That very little but I am glad it is gone.

Josie has bin a bout as usual to day. Betty the (col) girl washed some this morning & ironed some this evening. I fixed some land and planted some onions. Ben and Henry has gone hunting. Mabel has bin sweet today. She has staid at the cook room most of the day.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart

1923

Wednesday, June 27, 1923

Wednesday, June 27, 1923

A clear hot day most of the day. A little cloudy right at night. Ben mowed some and got up some hay. All three of them plowed some this morning. I cooked snaps. Can't get many more until it rains. oh that we could have a good rain. The children made them a pond in the branch to play in. They have a good time playing. I got up the onions this evening. The children helped get them to the house. They are fine. The onions was planted the 27th of October and got up the 27 of June. The children want to sleep on a pallet to night.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Tuesday, October  9, 1923

Tuesday, October 9, 1923

A good day. Some frost this morning. Not enough to kill things. Jim stripped tobacco. John plowed. Ben went to the Island for gu[a]no. Mr Mills worked on the road by here. He worked on it all day in sight of the house. Nellie got a letter from Evylin to day. I have fixed some rowes in the garden and planted some onions. I could of waited and they would of plowed the land for me but I would not wait. I planted them last year and they made the finest that we every made. The men folks are tying tobacco thnight. Preaching is going on at Strait Stone.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Nathani
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