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1918

Saturday, July 13, 1918

Saturday, July 13, 1918

Had a shower to day. Need rain yet. Ben and Paul and Owen plowed tobacco this morning. This evening Ben helped Marvin fix in his pump. To night Ben has gone to Strait Stone to the lodge.

Tom Edmons came this evening to tell us good by.

He has got to go to camp Tuesday. I feel so sorry for him. Lizzie and Earl Bennett come to see us. Tonight Paul and Earl has gone to see some of the young folks.

Mr Mayhew gave an ice cream supper. We were invited did not go.

11 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, July 22, 1918

Monday, July 22, 1918

A good day. Ben and Paul and Owen dobed on the barn. Josie and Edna and Franklin went to Mr Jim Powers. Henry and I staid at home and done what was most needing to be done.

Tonight Ben and Paul and Josie has gone to the school house. Chesley Edmons come home to finish his crop. There was several of the boys had to start to camp to day.

Franklin went to bed and to sleep did not have a bit of fuss.

10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, October 18, 1918

Friday, October 18, 1918

A good day. Ben sowed oats and some wheat.

The rest of us stripped tobacco. Ben Paul and Josie hauled some and put it in the pit. It was so dark they had the lanterns to work by.

We heard today that Chesley Edmons and Lucius Gravley got a call to go to camp.

Oh this awful time when will it be any better no one knows.

10 30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, October 19, 1918

Saturday, October 19, 1918

A good day cool and windy. Ben went to Chatham this morning. Come home and hauled a load of wood.

Mr Owen went to the mill at White Falls did not get his grinding.

Posie Johnson has bin sick heard this evening that Posie Reynolds is sick.

Paul Josie and I stripped tobacco most of the day.

I finished digging the sweet potatoes and Paul hauled them home on the wheel barrow. Chesley Edmons come by here this evening to tell us good by he has got to go to training camp Monday.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, October 21, 1918

Monday, October 21, 1918

A good day. Ben went to Chatham with Jim Emerson Lucius Gravley and Chesley Edmons and Faber Jefferson and lots of others had to start to training camp.

John Hutcherson disked Bens wheat land this morning for one dollar per acre.

We that was Paul and Owen and Josie and Henry Brumfield and Luke and Norman Owen all stripped tobacco. To night Ben and Paul has gone to the barn to rebulk some tobacco.

Josie gave me a nice lot of candy a present from Josie and Carrie. Tomorrow is my birthday. I will be 72 years olde.

I thank them both. Mother.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, November 17, 1918

Sunday, November 17, 1918

A rainy day. We all staid at home. Mr Dews and Owen and children all come up here and played croquet. I went to Marvins a little while. Marvin went to see the Edmons this evening.

Tom Edmons went back to camp to day.

We had beef steak for breakfast and dinner. Denia sent the beef to Carrie and she sent us part of it. We certainly did enjoy it.

7 : O clock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, December  5, 1918

Thursday, December 5, 1918

A good day. Ben and Owen got up corn until twelve then Ben helped rais a house for George Hutcherson. I went to Marvins. Kate Harvey was there. Carrie gave me some meat. Jim Power and Fletcher Carr is here to night also Charley Hutcherson.

Josie sewed. She made Ben a shirt.

Lucius Gravley come home from camp to stay we hope.

9 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Sunday, August 17, 1919

Sunday, August 17, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim went to look at a home in Cambell county. Henry & Edna went to Strait Stone with Marvin. Ren Worshams family was at Marvins. There was twenty three children at Marvins, all grand children except two.

Josie got dinner. We all went to Marvins this evening.

All of us at home to night and all reasonable well. For that I want to be thankful.

Marvin & Carrie has gone to Strait Stone to nigh to preaching. Rees is takeing care of the little children. William Gilbert is at the barn close to the house.

10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Saturday May 21, 1921

Saturday May 21, 1921

A good day. The boys planted corn all day. Josie washed windows and scrubed floors. I done nothing as usual. Josie baked a cake this evening.

Reese Smith carried me to White Falls. I fished. I caught 19 fish. Paul Smith went with us tonight. Floid Reynols & Aubra Brumfield come here and ask Henry to go camping. I dont like no such. Hope nothing nothing wont happen to them.

Last edit about 6 years ago by dy957

1920

Saturday, July 31, 1920

Saturday, July 31, 1920

A good day. They pulled a house full of tobacco today. Marvin & Carrie, Paul & Roy went to the [?] at Camp Branch. They all eat dinner with us. We were glad to have them. Kate Harvey come down a while this evening. Edna and Mabel caught a fall to night. Did not hurt them very much. 8:30 oclock

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker

1923

Sunday, October 21, 1923

Sunday, October 21, 1923

A good day. Thomas Brumfield is here. He come yesterday. Ben carried Nellie and Elain to Gretna this morning. They were going to Lynchburg to meet Evylin and Claud. I do hope that they got on o.k. Lee and Ben and Hugh went to Smiths[sic] Mountain today. Henry went to the baptizing at Camp Branch Bridge. Carrie and all of the children come and Kate come. I was very glad that they come. Jim went to Mr Ned Walkers. He is sick but is felling better today. Jim and Ben was late getting home to night.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Nathani
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