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1918

Wednesday, August 14, 1918

Wednesday, August 14, 1918

A good day and very hot. The men folks pulled leaves and tied them. This evening Josie and I helped. Thelma helped some two. Thelma went to George Blairs this evening. Julia is here. Carrie come to the barn with the babies. I made some jellie this morning. Josie canned some grape juice this morning. Julia and Edna is on a pallet in my room.

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Friday, June 13, 1919

Friday, June 13, 1919

A good day. The men folks cut wheat the most of the day.

Josie washed to night. She has the tooth ache.

This evening I went to Carries. She was boiling dew berries to make some jellie.

Henrys duck eggs hatched to day.

Josie made Edna two little peticoats. I think they are pretty.

Marvin went to Altavista this evening for Murphist Harvey.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, June 16, 1919

Monday, June 16, 1919

A good day. The men plowed tobacco all day. Josie picked two gallons of dew berries this morning and some this evening.

She went to Carries this evening.

I worked some in the garden this evening a bout the most that I have done in the garden this year. Jim has worked it a bout all this year.

Josie boiled some berries to make jellie. Left it to drip to night.

10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, June 17, 1919

Tuesday, June 17, 1919

A good day. The men plowed all day. Ben went to the mill mightty a gainst his will.

Josie made jellie & preserves this morning. We had cabbage for dinner the first time this spring.

I went to Johnsons this evening. I went with Lee B

Clifton Reynolds come home this evening on a visit. He is on his way to North Carlina.

10 oclock

Last edit over 10 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
Wednesday, August 13, 1919

Wednesday, August 13, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim suckered some tobacco. Ben went to Strait Stone and got some roofin. John & Edwin finished covering the barn and helpe work in the tobacco a while.

Ben carried Edwin & Christenia and Henry & Edna and I to White Falls. The river was two full & mudy. So we soon come home. I come by Johnsons. Mollie was makin grape jellie. Julia was washin some meal that she had bought. Kate Hubbard was taken sick today. I hope she will soon be well a gain. I come by Carries. She was pickin grapes.

10:10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, August 16, 1919

Saturday, August 16, 1919

A good morning. Rain tonight. Jim and Ben & Henry suckered tobacco all day except what time they worked over the sick horse. We hope he is some better tonight.

Josie and I have bin very busy all day. Josie made preserves & jellie of the damsons that she got from Powers. We made a pie of part of the peaches that she got yesterday and caned the rest of them.

Jack Harvey come over here a while to day. While he was here Miss Alice Wooding and Miss Annie Carter come a few minutes. We cut a fine water mellon while they were here. Julia Fergerson went back to Portsmouth. Julia did not come to see us while she was at home. Marvin and Carrie went to the baptizing this morning.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, August 22, 1919

Friday, August 22, 1919

A good day. Ben & Mr Owen cut tobacco all day. Jim staid at the barn. Jim & Ben and Henry went to the barn tonight to stay all night.

Nellie made some jellie this morning. Josie got dinner.

Evylin come from Kate Harveys this morning. Jack was here this evening. wanted a horse. Could not get one as they were at work.

Two pedlars came by here this evening.

Josie & Nellie went to Marvins this evening.

Carries baby is not well. Edna & Franklin has bad colds. Hope they will be well soon.

10: oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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 over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Tuesday August  9, 1921

Tuesday August 9, 1921

A good day. The boys finished puttin the floors in the basement. They done a good job I think. Mr Dews come here today for Ben to help to cover the house that he lives in. Walter Owen was here today. He is hunting a home.

Josie done a big washing today. Josie and Mabel & Edna & Franklin and I went to Marvins today. Josie gathered peas for dinner tomorrow. They are the first that we have had. The snaps has dried up.

Josie made a lot of nice jellie yesterday. That was all the grapes that we have had to do anything with.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1920

Friday, July 16, 1920

Friday, July 16, 1920

A good day. Jim and Ben worked on the barn shelter. Ben & Josie went to Jim Thomsons and got pears to preserve. Nellie got some berries to make jellie. I made 16 glasses of jellie this evening and made three quarts of jam. Evylin has not come down stairs to day. Hope she will be a bout in the morning. I got some snaps from Marvin to day.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday, August 14, 1920

Saturday, August 14, 1920

A cloudy day and rain this evening. The men pulled leaves. Josie got dinner & caned tomatoes. I made some jellie. Josie ironed some. Earl Bennett come over here a while. He is at George Blairs tonight. I killed two chickens to cook in the morning. Josie made some nice pies. I intend going to Richmond to morrow if nothing happens to hinder. 8 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Tuesday, June 13, 1922

Tuesday, June 13, 1922

A good day. Ben went to Gretna this morning for repairs for the reaper to go to cutting wheat. They cut all evening. Got in walk. Irvin helped to shock. Mrs. [Freid] picked some berries. This morning Edna helped her. [Mrs. Freid] caned nine quarts. Hattie's children picked three gallons.

This evening I intend to make jellie of them. Mrs Wooding sent Josie some light bread today. Mabel is sick today. Josie is suffering bad tonight. I am so sleepy that I can't stay awake. Mrs. Booker gave us a mess of [books] today. They willed the [easel lastnig]

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, June 14, 1922

Wednesday, June 14, 1922

A good day rained a little last night. Ben finished cutting wheat today here and finished cutting Kates and got home by dark.

Fletcher Car come to see. Josie this morning. Is here yet. I made some dew berrie jellie and caned some berries today. I went to sleep and scratched my book.

There is more dew berries that never will be gathered. Mr. Fletcher Car + Mrs Trent + Edna + Franklin went to get a few berries.

This evening I milked the cows + Mrs Trent got the supper. Heard today that Henry Blair is married wish him well.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Sara Brumfield
Monday, July 31, 1922

Monday, July 31, 1922

A good day. The boys worked on their tobacco all day. Nellie has bin very busy today. she got dinner & churned gathered some grapes to make jellie. I went to Miss Willie Woodings burial. There was a big crowd at the burial. I went with Mr Booer[sic] & family. It was kind of him to take me. Mrs Car has him up all day or nearly so. This evening I cut some grass in the garden and gathered a few snaps for dinner tomorrow. Hattie washed here today. The children and I got the clothes in tonight.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, August  1, 1922

Tuesday, August 1, 1922

A good day. Jim & Henry worked in the tobacco. Ben went to [Renan?]. He was one of the judge[s] of the election. [Irvin? or John?] Harvey come for me & brought me home. The children went with me. I went to Kate Harveys & staid a little while. Jamie Gravely was there. Virginia & Jamie was fixing up their supper to take on a hay ride. They have a beautiful night for their ride. Nellie made some jellie & caned[sic] tomatoes this morning. Mrs Car strung the snaps & shelled butter beans & churned. I gathered tomatoes and corn. I cooked it all. We had two [water?] mellons.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Thursday, August  3, 1922

Thursday, August 3, 1922

A good day. The men worked in their tobacco most of the day. Late this evening Ben went to Mr Dews for fruit. the children and I went with him. He got pears & apples and plums and some snaps. We come by the Store and got sugar. Nellie made some jellie & caned some tomatoes. I got most of the dinner. Mrs Car is here yet. Josie has not felt so good today. There has not bin any one to see her to day. I milked when I got back from Dews as it was about dark.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Saturday, August  5, 1922

Saturday, August 5, 1922

A good day until near night then a rain & wind and some hail. I hope not enough to damage any thing much. Ben & Henry cleared up a barn getting ready to cut tobacco. Ben has gone to Bookers barn now. Mrs Car bathed the children this evening. Mrs Dews sent me some snaps by Mr Nat Wooding. I am glad of them. I made one jar of preserves & one of pickle, and near a gallon of jellie made the damsons that Carrie brought all in jellie.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Thursday, September 14, 1922

Thursday, September 14, 1922

A good day. The men cut corn. The children went to school. I got dinner & churned. Nellie milked and caned some apples & made jellie. Daisy & Queen both (col[oured)] washed. Mrs Dr Owen come to see Josie a while this evening. Josie has bin lead off all day. Fanny Power come back tonight. Miss Janie Gravely come with her. She did not stay but a few minutes. Mabel has bin good all day today. I broke my glasses to day. A Mrs Layne come here begging today.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart

1923

Wednesday, July  4, 1923

Wednesday, July 4, 1923

A good day. No rain yet. Ben and Henry went to Gretna. They had a big tim. They eat dinner with Marvin and Carrie. Jim did not go. He worked most of the day. I made three quarts of black berrie preserves and killed two and fried them and baked a cake. That was our dinner. Vegetables has a bout dried up. John Ward had the team and went to Level Run to a big gathering of some sort. I gathered some berries. Intend making jellie tomorrow. The children are all in a glee tonight eating candy and blowing up their balloons. Good night.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Thursday, July  5, 1923

Thursday, July 5, 1923

A good day. Very Warm. No rain yet to do any good. A few drops to day. All of the men plowed this morning. This evening Ben and Henry went to Altavista. Ben had his teeth worked on. Henry had one pulled. I went and picked some black berries. Mrs Booker come while I was gone. She did not stay long. Lelia Ward come to help me milk. The cow would let her milk her ok. There is lightning in sight to night. Do hope it will rain soon. I made nine glasses of jellie this morning.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, July 10, 1923

Tuesday, July 10, 1923

A good day. The men worked on their tobacco. Ben walked to Renan for a plow point and some bolts. He got 25 pound of sugar. I made some jellie this morning. I picked a half gallon of berries and made a pie. I cooked cabbage and potatoes. This evening I picked a gallon of berries. I boiled them and put them to drain. Intend making jellie in the morning. The children wanted to go see Aunt Kate this evening. I did not feel like I could go and walk and there was no other way that I could go. I keep thinking that some one will come to see me.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Wednesday, July 11, 1923

Wednesday, July 11, 1923

A good day and very hot. The boys plowed tobacco. Henry painted a little. The roof was so hot that he could not do much. My days work was a busy one. I washed dishes. Then got breakfast. Then milked the cows. I made some jellie. Parched coffee. Washed dished. Killed and dressed two chickens. Fried them for dinner. Baked bread and coffee. Then had dinner and washed dishes. Then rested a while. Then went and picked one gallon of berrie. Picked over and fixed them to make preserves. Fed the chickens. Then got supper and washed dishes. Now I am ready to go to bed.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Tuesday, August  7, 1923

Tuesday, August 7, 1923

A good day. Jim and Ben suckered tobacco until twelve. Then they went to the election. Children and I went to Kates a while. Got a fraid it was going to rain and Oscar Brumfield brought us home. There was the biggest crowd at Renan that I ever saw there on election day. John Ward and Henry plowed some late tobacco. They finished in time for early supper. Ben and Jim has gone to Renan to hear from the election. Nellie boiled some grapes for jellie. I hope she may have good [luck?].

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Wednesday, August  8, 1923

Wednesday, August 8, 1923

A very hot day. No rain to stop work. There is a cloud rising now. I do hope it wont be very bad. Ben and Jim helped Norman work on his fire boxes this evening. I went to Mr. Bookers this evening. Mrs. Booker was not at home. She was gone to preaching. Mr. Emerson's girls and a Miss Reynolds come here this evening. I was glad that they come to see Edna. We had some nice mellons for them. Nellie made some jellie this morning. There is plenty of grapes now. William Brumfield was at Kate Harvey's yesterday.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Wednesday, August 15, 1923

Wednesday, August 15, 1923

A good day. Ben helped Mr. Booker work on his barn. The rest of them suckered tobacco. Isla Blair come over here a few minutes this morning. I was glad to see her. Heard today that Buck Mills was hurt yesterday by a car running over him. I hope he may soon be out a gain. Ray Booker come to see Franklin this evening. Mabel and Franklin has bad colds. Have not heard form Edna yet. Nellie heard from Evelyn today. Lelia Ward washed for us today. Nellie gathered some grapes to make jellie today.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Tuesday, August 21, 1923

Tuesday, August 21, 1923

A good day and very hot. Ben is not able to work today. He brought me to Gretna and to Marvins this evening. Mabel come with us. Ben carried Nellies trunk home. Jim and Claud Fitz was comeing from the store. This evening Franklin went to Mr. Bookers. Booker commenced to cut tobacco today. Henry B. and John Ward helped him. Lee Brumfield is at Marvins. Tonight he is trying to find out a bout the election. Carrie was makeing some jellie this evening. She has peaches to can. She has nice snaps.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
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