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1918

Sunday, March 31, 1918

Sunday, March 31, 1918

A good day.

Ben and family went to Jim Powers. I went to Johnson Reynolds. They brough me home on the car.

Dr Wiggonton and Pearl come to see Kate. She was not at home. She was at Marvins. They went to Ren Worshams.

A lot of the grand children went on the mountain to day. Miss Mayhan went with them.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, October  1, 1918

Tuesday, October 1, 1918

A good day. We all stripped tobacco half of the day. Josie put new straw in some of the bed ticks and picked some pears. I went to George Blairs found all of the girls sick not in bed but should have bin. Mrs Anderson and Lizzie was there.

Mrs Anderson commenced a sweater for her boy Asa.

Ben and Owen helped Marvin strip tobacco this evening.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Sunday, June 29, 1919

Sunday, June 29, 1919

A good day. Cool north east wind blowing. Henry & Ben went to Mr Hankins and got three of his little ducks that got a way when the branch was so high. We all eat dinner at home.

Ben went this evening to meet Jim. Marvin went with him. I went as far as Lee Brumfields. Spent a pleasant evening. Kate Harvey is in Roanoake to see Pearl Wigginton in the hospitle.

Beaula Brumfield is staying with Virginia Harvey.

Jim is here Ok tonight. Carries children was here this evening.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, August 15, 1919

Friday, August 15, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim worked on the tobacco all day. Owen has a barn full that they are curing.

Josie went to Jim Powers to day. Henry & Franklin went with her. Edna staid with me until dinner. Then she went to Marvins and staid all the evening. I made a few pear preserves.

Prince the horse has been sick all day. He got to some wheat and eat two much. Heard that one of the Lees horses got its leg broke yesterday and they killed him. I am very sorry a bout it.

Josie got peaches & damsons to preserve and can. Guess we will be very busy tomorrow but we are that a most every day.

Last edit over 10 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
Sunday, September 21, 1919

Sunday, September 21, 1919

A good day. We all staid at home until after dinner, then Ben & Jim went sloes hunting. I went to Mr Edmons's. Mr. & Mrs. Peak was there. Miss Alice and Miss Willie Wooding come over there.

They had plenty of grapes at Edmons's.

Marvin and Carrie went to see Dr Wiggonton & Pearl this evening.

Rees & Smith & [?] and Emet Brumfield come here this evening.

Henry and Edna went to Sunday School to day. Marvin carried them.

Jim Brumfield went with Reese Smith home tonight to stay a little while.

8 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, November 23, 1919

Sunday, November 23, 1919

Clear this morning. Some rain tonight. Ben & Jim and Josie & the children all staid at home to day.

I went to see Kate Harvey this morning. I had not bin there long before they phoned me that Lizzie Bennett had come. I started home. I met Ben at Posies mail box with the car. Kate walked with me that far and then turned back. She would of come home with me but she was lookin for Dr Wigginton & Pearl.

Lizzie went to George Blairs and I went with her. I staid until 8 oclock. George Blair Junior brought me home. Isla come with me & went back with George. I thank them for their kindness.

8:30 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, November 30, 1919

Sunday, November 30, 1919

A good day. Jim & Ben rambled a round all day. Josie got dinner. I killed a chicken & dressed it ready to cook.

I went to see Kate & Mag. I eat dinner with Kate. She was at home by her self. This evening Dr & Pearl Wiggin and Charles & Irvin Harvey come to Kates. We were at Mags. I was glad to see the children.

I walked all the way home and nearly all the way there. Claude Edmons carried me on their car from our barn to the fork of the road at Johnson Reynolds barn. I was mighty glad of that much help.

Virginia Harvey went back to school to day.

9:30 ocl

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Sunday March 20, 1921

Sunday March 20, 1921

A good day. All of us staid at home until twelve oclock. Then Ben & family went to Rob Hubbards. I went to Marvins. Kate Harvey and Dr Wigginton and Pearl come and I was glad to see them. Marvin and Jim walked a round most of the evening. Mrs Edmons sent for the dr this evening. Dr Wigginton went to see her. Ben brought five nice fish home with him. I was glad to get them.

Josie and the baby staid with Mrs Hubbard tonight and will stay until Wednesday if nothing happens.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday April 24, 1921

Sunday April 24, 1921

A beautiful day. Ben and family except Henry went to Mr Jim Powers and Rob Hubbards. Ben & Mr Mayhew & Richard Wooding went to Hubbards. Went to the fish trap but did not get any fish. They got home at dark.

I staid at home most of the day. I went to Marvins. They went to Kate Harveys. I went with them. Kate had company. Dr Wigginton and Pearl, Effie and Hellen Brumfield, Miss Virginia Moses, two of the Farmer children.

I come home and fed the chickens. Brought water and made coffee & baked bread.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday October  8, 1921

Saturday October 8, 1921

A rainy morning. Soon cleared up and the wind blowed the rest of the day and it is colde tonight. Guess there will be frost in the morning.

Kate Harvey & Pearl Wiginton come to see us a while this evening. Ben carried them home. He was going to Renan if they had not come. Josie went to Reynols's to see Clifton and Jane. She never will for get them. They were kind to her when she was in the hospital.

Ben & Josie, Henry and Edna went to the school house to night to play or something of the sort.

Come home colde. I staid with Franklin & Mabel.

Last edit over 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday November 13, 1921

Sunday November 13, 1921

A good day. There was ice a plenty this morning. I went to Kate Harveys this morning. Went by Reynols's and come back by there. Jim Brumfield come with Posie from Gretna. Johnson brought us home. Posie & Charlott come with us. I was glad to get to ride but hate to be a trouble. I eat dinner with Kate. Dr Wiggonton & Pearl was there. I was glad to see them. Ben & Josie staid at home. I did not see Carrie to day. The little boys was here a while this evening. I am glad that Jim got home and did not have to walk.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker

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, July 17, 1920

Saturday, July 17, 1920

A good day. Jim & Ben worked on the barn shelter this morning. Ben went to Strait Stone for oil this evening. He went to Gretna for John & Tenia and Little Christenia. Josie and I got dinner. I killed 4 chickens. Josie baked a cake. Jim & Nellie picked berries this evening. Nellie caned them. Tonight I made some preserves. This morning got the pears from Jim Thomsons. 9 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Sunday, October 24, 1920

Sunday, October 24, 1920

24th A good day. Ben & Josie went to Charlottsvill to day. Josie went to the hospidle [?]. Mrs Car is here. Jim staid at home all day. He has the baby to night trying to get her to sleep. Lee & Grace, Ben East & Elsie and the children and Kate and Pearl and Carrie and family all come today. I am a fraid that the baby will cry most of the night. I do hope that Josie may come so she can stay.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Wednesday, June 21, 1922

Wednesday, June 21, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim finished getting the wheat and cut the oats. They cut a few oats for Mr. Booker. Lizzie & [Loney?] Bennett come to see us today. I was glad that they come. Lenney carried all the children and I to [Renan?]. I went to see Kate a few minutes. Dr. Wigginton & Pearl was there. I was glad to see them. The bees swarmed today. Ben hived them. I am getting vegetables a plenty now. The people around has bin very good to us. I know we are to be pittied. I am olde and give out & Josie is sick and has to be waited on.

Last edit about 6 years ago by gutterpeach
Friday, July 28, 1922

Friday, July 28, 1922

A good day. A thunder-cloud tonight not much rain yet. The men worked in the tobacco. Ben went to [Strait?] Stone at twelve o'clock for ice. Josie has not suffered so much to day. Mrs Car has bin very sick all day. Mr Dews come by this evening. He brought plums & pears and apples. I was glad of the apples. Lawson Power come by to see his Grandma & Josie. He was on his way to Mr [Farrows?]. They are having a [crowd?] there tonight. Kate [Hanerey?]staid with Mr Car last night.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Sunday, July 30, 1922

Sunday, July 30, 1922

A good day rain tonight. Jim & Norman Booker walked around in the crop all the morning. Ben carried Ella Hubbard home. All the children went with him. Nellie and I got dinner. Louisa John & family come to see Josie this evening. The Boys got their first water mellons[sic] today. I peeled 4 pounds of pears today. Gathered some snaps for tomorrows dinner. Mrs Car come to the table to day. I am so glad she is better.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Wednesday, August  2, 1922

Wednesday, August 2, 1922

A good day. The boys helped cut tobacco at Norman Bookers. Jim & Henry eat dinner at Bookers. Ben come home. This evening Pearl Wiggonton & and her mother & Virginia Harvey come to see Josie. Mrs Alice Carter come a few minutes. Mrs Booke[r] come. She brought some snaps. & peas. Kate brought snaps. I am glad of them. We have had two fine musk mellons today. Max Car come this evening. I am so near asleep that I cant write.

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
Friday, August  4, 1922

Friday, August 4, 1922

A good day. the boys shod horses 7 plowed a little in the garden. This evening Ben carried Jim & Nellie to Gretna. Nellie would go home and Jim went with her. Mrs Anderson & Fannie Hendricks come to see Josie this evening. Carrie and the children come to see us this evening. I was so glad that they come. Mrs Car and Nellie & Josie peeled a lot of little pears today. I intend pickling and preserving them in the morning. I will miss Nellie tomorrow. Will make out some way.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Friday, October 13, 1922

Friday, October 13, 1922

A good day. Jim & Ben stripped tobacco at the barn in the woods until dinner. Then Ben carried Mabel and I to White Falls. I caught 8 fish. When we got home the col girl wanted to go home. He carried her home. Nellie preserved & caned some pears today and gathered green tomatoes to make pickle. Bettie ironed most of the day. Josie had bin [pent?] of day. Jo Edmons & Henry has gone hunting to night. Jim & Ben has gone to the barn to strip tobacco.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Wednesday, November  1, 1922

Wednesday, November 1, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco all day. Jim & Nellie went to the barn tonight. Ben went to Mr Edmons. They have a cow choked with a sweet potatoe. I hope she may get it out and not die. This evening Mrs George Hutcherson & Mrs Charley Anderson & Nellie Hendricks come to see Josie. Nettie brought Josie some grapes. Mr Booker & little Carol come. Mr Booker brought pears. I tied my calf but today she broke her collar and had to be put in a gain.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Sunday, December  3, 1922

Sunday, December 3, 1922

A good day. We were all at home at dinner. Henry went to Sunday School. This evening Ben & Jim and Henry went to Lees. I sent some butter. Hellen will sell it at Altavista. I got dinner. Roasted two chickens. Late this evening Carrie & Kate and Reese & [Juilia?] was with them come. Carrie eat dinner with Kate. I wish I could of bin with them. Dr Wigginton & Pearl was at Kates. Hattie gil[Gilbert?] col)[coloured girl]come & helped to straiten up things this morning. Edna & Franklin & Mabel has gone to bed.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart

1923

Sunday, March 25, 1923

Sunday, March 25, 1923

A beautiful day. We all staid at home until after dinner except Henry. Lawson Emmerson and Henry went on the mountain. They carried a snack to eat with them. Carrie and family come to Lee Brumfields. Brough my [hand pocket?]. Ben went for it. He let the children and I go with him. We did not get out of the car. Henry went to bed with the headache. Nellie has bin company today. Kate Harvey went to see Pearl today the first time that she has bin out since she was so sick. Jim went off this evening had has not come home yet. Hope he will come soon.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Nathani
Sunday, May 13, 1923

Sunday, May 13, 1923

A little rain this morning. It is badly needed. We all was at home at dinner. Ben carried the children to see Grandma Carr. I went to Kate Harveys. Charles and wife was there. Pearl and Mrs Wiggins[?] come. Reese Smith come and brought the little girls. Reese and Paul and Roy come down here. I come with them. I let them have some butter. Johnson and Mollie and Christine come and staid a little while. Ben and the children got home about dark. I had supper ready.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Friday, June  8, 1923

Friday, June 8, 1923

A windy day. Very hard on the crop. Mr. Booker planted tobacco but it can't live long unless it rains. I got peas to day and cooked beans. It is a hard time a bout something good to cook. I want to be thankful that we are doing as well as we are. Kate Harvey and Pearl Wiggenton come a little while. Pearl brought Mabel a nice dress. Mrs. Car sent Edna a nice dress. I am glad that they have got them. John Ward went to Level Run to a burial. Mabel slept a good nap in the [s?ing] and have bein good ever since. Went to sleep.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Wednesday, September 12, 1923

Wednesday, September 12, 1923

A good day. They moved and cut tobacco all day. I got dinner. Nellie sewed for the baby. This evening I went to Kate Harveys. Pearl Wiggington was there. They were making Virginia a dress. Thomas Thomson was hurt Sunday in an automobile and is in the hospitle. Ervin finished cutting tobacco today Mollie Reynols come to see us yesterday. I was glad that she come. Mr and Mrs Kent carried me as far as Renan. I was glad of the ride. I spent a pleasant night with Kate. I certainly do hate for to have to leave the place where she is. She is well fixed.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Tuesday, September 18, 1923

Tuesday, September 18, 1923

A good day. Henry fired the barns all day. Ben mowed the peas. Jim and John sawed some wood. I got dinner. I fried two chickens and had potatoes sweet and Irish. I went to Mr. Bookers. They was not at home. I got some snaps any way. I got a letter from Julia Furgerson. She was getting on ok. Hear tonight that Thomas Thomson is able to work a gain. His father went to see him. I let the three little children carrie a hen a peice to the pear patch this evening.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Nathani
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