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1918

Friday, October  4, 1918

Friday, October 4, 1918

A good day. Ben and Owen cut corn and the children helped some. Josie ironed and baked a cake. I went to White Falls. Grace went with me. We drove Prince. We caught several fish. Stopped at Mount Airy a while. Kate thinks I am awful a bout going fishing. I know it is foolish but I cant help but want to go.

I try to pay for all my trouble. I work all I am able and not all for my self. I try to not disgrace them in any way but I know that some of the children are ashamed of me.

10 oclock

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Monday, October  7, 1918

Monday, October 7, 1918

A good day. The men folks cut corn this morning. Ben mowed peas this evening. The rest of them cut corn all day. Little Henry and the Owen boys worked at it all day. Josie sewed some this morning. This evening we picked peas. Mrs Owen and Beatrice picked all the evening. Mrs Dawson come after some apples and got them.

Carrie cooked the first meal on her new range this morning. Tobacco was so dry that we could not strip this morning. We had turnip salit for dinner and cornbread.

10 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, October  8, 1918

Tuesday, October 8, 1918

A good day. Ben Owen and the children cut corn. William Gilbert helped half of the day.

This evening Ben went to see a bout some lumber that he bought from Mrs Berger. Josie ironed this morning and picked peas this evening. I picked some beans. I went to Marvins a while this evening. Carrie was canning apples.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, October  9, 1918

Wednesday, October 9, 1918

A good day there was frost this morning. The men finished cutting corn. Henry and Luke finished the corn while the others shocked. Josie got dinner.

I picked a few beans this evening. Josie sulphered some apples and made some pickle.

I dug a few potatoes and cut the sun flowers. To night Ben and Marvin has gone to Strait Stone for plow points.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Tuesday, March  4, 1919

Tuesday, March 4, 1919

A good day. Ben and Owen cut wood this morning & shucked some corn this evening.

Jim worked on the orchard all day.

Josie got dinner and went to Carries this evening. Henry went to school, got knocked in a mud hole, and had to come home to change his clothes.

Tonight Tom & Claud Edmons come up here a few minutes to see Jim and talk a bout West Virginia.

Jim & Ben has gone to Renan.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, September  5, 1919

Friday, September 5, 1919

A good day. Jim is at on [sic] the tobacco. Henry went to drive the horses up this morning and Pomp kicked him. Did not hurt him very bad. We are all so glad it is no worse.

Ben went to Cedar Forest this morning a bout the school work. Mrs Car come with him home. I am glad that she came to see Josie.

This evening Henry & Reese and I went to White Falls and I fished. The children played. Jim cut some corn this evening.

Carrie & the children come down here a while this evening. Jack Harvey eat supper here tonight and will stay at the barn tonight.

10: oclock

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Tuesday, September 16, 1919

Tuesday, September 16, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim and Owen cut corn all day. Josie & I peeled some peaches and made preserves. We had snaps for dinner, the last that we will get this year without it rains very soon.

Josie sewed some this evening and gathered some peas. We have finished shelling them tonight. I went and dug some potatoes & washed them.

Mr John Baily and Miss Angle was here this evening. They were going a round a bout the schools. They did not see Ben.

Edna got my book & pen and ink for me tonight.

9:15 oclock

Last edit almost 11 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

1921

Friday September 16, 1921

Friday September 16, 1921

A good day. Jim & Ben cut corn this morning.

Jim went to Chatham this evening. Reese Smith carried him. All the Smith children went with him. Marvin was up there & come with them home. The Reynols boys went to Chatham to day to enter school. Johnson drove the car. He ran over Marvins dog. Dont know how bad it was hurt.

Kate & Mollie was at Marvins to day. Kate come down here. Did not stay but a little while. Virginia Harvey is in NC at Spray. She claims to be visiting Hellen Brumfield.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday September 17, 1921

Saturday September 17, 1921

A good day. Was cloudy this morning but cleared off soon.

Ben jobed a round all day. Henry cut some corn. Josie got dinner. I washed a little. Ben carried Edna to Dr Owens this morning to have her lip worked on. I am troubled a bout her. Hope she may soon be well.

Reese carried me to White Falls. I caught a few fish. Paul & Roy went with us.

Ben has gone hunting tonight.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday September 19, 1921

Monday September 19, 1921

A clear dry day. Jim & Ben cut corn. Marvin and his hand helped them this evening. Ben & Jim went to Renan. There was no one at the store. The children went to school. Franklin come home very much complaining. I hope he will soon be well.

Josie and I washed some quilts this morning. I am so glad that we are done that job.

Josie spent the evening mending on the clothes. I went to Marvins. Some of Carries children has bad colds. I sowed some on a quilt this evening and to night. Every one has gone to bed and I will go soon.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday September 20, 1921

Tuesday September 20, 1921

A good day. Cloudy all day. Rain tonight. We need rain very bad. Jim & Ben finished cutting corn today. Josie washed. I wanted to help her but did not do much. Mabel was so cross and did not want to stay at the wash house. I come to the house and churned. Josie helped get dinner. I sewed on my quilt all evening and tonight. The children went to school. This evening Josie went to Marvins. She said Carrie was shelling butter beans and she helped her while she was there.

The tobacco markets opened to day. We heard that the tobacco solde very low. I was in hopes that good would sell well. Ben & Jim has not got any good.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1920

Tuesday, September 14, 1920

Tuesday, September 14, 1920

A good day. Jim and Ben commence to cut corn. I went to White Falls. Reese Smith carried me & Henry on the machine. I did not catch many fish. Josie got dinner. Bettie Haley come and ironed for Josie this evening. Carrie Smith come down and got a few aples. Ben & Henry & Reese has gone hunting to night.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Tuesday, September 21, 1920

Tuesday, September 21, 1920

A good day. Ben & Jim cut corn in the morning. This evening Jim mowed peas. Ben went with Josie and I to Long Island. Josie bought two doz quart fruit jars this morning. Josie went to Carries for some patterns this evening. I stoped there. Carrie was canning apples. I helped peel some apples. Come home and cut grass for the cows and milked. Edna is at Mr Woodings to night.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Wednesday, September 22, 1920

Wednesday, September 22, 1920

A good day. Ben & Jim cut corn most of the day. Josie caned tomatoes this morning and gathered some this evening and done a lot of things besides. I shelled a few beans. The children is well placed with the school.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Monday, September 27, 1920

Monday, September 27, 1920

A good day. Rain tonight. Jim & Ben cut corn this morning. This evening they raked hay and shocked it. Josie sowed a little. I commenced dinner. Josie finished it. I dug a basket of potatoes and picked a few beans. This evening I went to George Blairs. The girls was busy as could be. Denia was at Ren Worshams. I would of bin glad to see her but I thought it might rain. Jim found 8 little frogs. [?]

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday, October  1, 1920

Friday, October 1, 1920

Oct first day

A good day. Ben & Jim cut corn all day. Josie and I got dinner. While we were eating dinner Charley Harvey & Lee Brumfield come. Josie and I registered and paid taxes. Josie made Edna a dress. I picked some peas and went to Marvins. To day is Mabels birthday.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday, October  2, 1920

Saturday, October 2, 1920

2ond day

Ben and Jim cut corn until dinner this evening. Ben carried Edna and I [to] White Falls to fish. This morning I washed a little. Josie got dinner. There was a lawn party at Strait Stone this evening. Marvin and the little boys went. The cream was very nice. Ben & Henry has gone hunting.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Monday, October  4, 1920

Monday, October 4, 1920

4 day cutting

A good day. Jim and Ben finished cutting corn and shockin it. This evening Ben went to Gretna. I went with him to White Falls. Caught 19 fish. We were at Mount Airy at dark. Got home OK and Ben has gone hunting. Josie got dinner. I picked some peas. Bettie Haley washed here today. Josie went to Marvins this evening. Owen solde tobacco in Boston to day.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Wednesday, September 13, 1922

Wednesday, September 13, 1922

A beautiful day. The men cut corn. The children went to school. School commened at Renan to day. Nellie & Edna done the milking. Daisy and I done the cooking. Mabel staid with Mrs Car most of the morning. John Hutchersons children come this evening and got twe kittens. I hope they can rais them. [Ella?] Mayhew come a little while and played with the children. Josie was very sick today. Ben went to Mrs Hendricks and got her some ice. He went quick.

Last edit about 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 about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Friday, October  6, 1922

Friday, October 6, 1922

A good day. Jim & Ben finish cutting corn. Betty ironed all the morning. I got dinner. Mrs Edmons carried me with them to meeting. Henry has gone to meeting tonight. I like to go and meet the old & young that I know. Josie has bin [pent?] all day. Mollie come to see Josie today. Jim has shucked some popcorn. He shucked it at night.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart

1923

Tuesday, September 25, 1923

Tuesday, September 25, 1923

A good day. Marvin Smith cut corn. The children went to school. Carrie fixed to wash. Before she commence Mrs McLaulin come to spend the day. She had her little boy with her. He is a fine little fellow. When she went home Carrie and I walked with her nearly home. It is not far but a steep hill to clime. I am very glad that Carrie has her for a neighbor. She seems to be a fine woman. Carrie had snaps and butter beans and sweet potatoes and cake. I have set a round today and rested. Would like to know what they are doing at home.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Saturday, September 29, 1923

Saturday, September 29, 1923

A good day. Jim and Henry and John Ward cut corn. Ben helped Lee with his books. Henry has gone up there tonight. Evelin and Edna washed the dishes tonight. Nellie did not come home today. There was an ice cream party at Edge Hill this evening. I worked on the turnip patch some a gain this evening. I sowed some seed on it. Hope to live to see what it will make. I gathered some butter beans this evening. They are getting a few and far between. The children and I got potatoe vines for the cows tonight.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, October  1, 1923

Monday, October 1, 1923

A good day. Jim and John Ward cut corn. Ben has bin at Lees all day. The children went to school. Evylin washed a big washing for them. Nellie kept the baby. I got dinner. Lelia Ward come this morning and got a chicken. She said she wanted it for their dinner. Heard today that Evylin Hutcherson is sick. Jo Edmons is bad off yet from getting hurt. I hope that they may get well soon. Today is Mabels birth day. She is four years old. I am writing by the light of four little wax candles that I made for her. She is very well except a sore ear.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, October  2, 1923

Tuesday, October 2, 1923

A good day. Jim and John Ward cut corn. Ben plowed for wheat. Mr Booker borrowed Prince to plow. Today the children went to school. Kate Harvey come this morning. She brought some butter beans. They were very nice. She went by Mr Bookers on her way home. I and Mabel went with her as far as Mr Bookers. Mrs Booker had bin to Renan. Drove the car her self. Nellie helped get dinner. We cooked butter beans and chicken and potatoes. I washed a little today. Guess Lelia will wash for me tomorrow. Ben is at work on his swing tonight.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Wednesday, October  3, 1923

Wednesday, October 3, 1923

A good day. Jim and John cut corn. Ben plowed. Mrs Carr and Mrs Powers and Mrs Hubbard come to see us today. Lawson Power brought them. We killed chickens for dinner. Ben sent for the children. Lawson went for them. I sent to Mr Bookers for sugar and butter. The baby is not so well tonight. Mrs Carr is with us tonight.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
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