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1918

Sunday, April 28, 1918

Sunday, April 28, 1918

A good day. Cloudy tonight.

Ben went to Gretna today to an odd fellows meeting. Josie and the children except Henry went to see Kate Harvey. I went two. We walked and Ben come after us in the machine. Henry went to Marvins and played with Reese and Paul Smith and Fred and Irvin Hutcherson.

9 oclock

Today was Denias birthday. I would of liked to seen her.

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, June  8, 1918

Saturday, June 8, 1918

A good day. Cool for the time of year.

Ben and Paul worked until dinner then went to Strait Stone. The Odd fellows had a lecture this evening and the ladies solde ice cream. There was a big crowd there.

Josie staid at home with Franklin.

Marvin brough cream home. Josie went up there and got some. She did not want to go.

Ben went back to Strait Stone tonight. We expect Mr Turner to come with him home. Josie is upstairs preparing a room for him.

10 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, August 10, 1918

Saturday, August 10, 1918

A clear morning. Some rain this evening and I am glad. Ben and Paul and Henry suckered tobacco. Mr Baily come. He eat dinner here. Ben and Baily went to Finches this evening. Marvin and I and Reese went to Long Island to meet Thelma and Julia Brumfield.

Josie baked a cake this morning and got dinner.

To night Ben has gone to Strait Stone to the odd Fellows Lodge.

10 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, September 12, 1918 (revised)

Thursday, September 12, 1918 (revised)

A good day. Ben carried Mary and William Brumfield to Long Island to day on their way home. I do hope they are at Richmond to night. Mr Will Motley was buried this evening. He was an odd Fellow.

Marvin carried Carrie and I to Altavista to a show. Josie and Kate Harvey kept the children.

Tonight Ben and Josie and Paul have gone to see the show. I am here with the children. Hope they will be pleased with it.

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, November 15, 1918

Friday, November 15, 1918

A good day. Ben worked on Owens house a little while this morning. Jim Emerson come and went up on the house and could not find a leak. He was here for dinner. We all but Henry and Edna went to Chesley Edmons burial this evening.

There was a crowd there. He was buried by the odd fellows. I am very sorry for the family. Henry and Edna went to school. Two of the teachers were at the burial.

8 30 oclock

Last edit over 6 years ago by Sara Brumfield

1919

Saturday, July 12, 1919

Saturday, July 12, 1919

A good day. Ben went to the meeting of the school board and a meeting of some sort a gain to night. He has gone to Strait Stone to the meeting of odd fellows. Marvin & Lucius Gravely went with him.

Jim worked all day.

Mr Owen went to the mill.

Josie got dinner. She baked some pies for Sundays dinner.

I went to Marvins this evening. Carrie was finishing up the little girls dresses.

10:10 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

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 over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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