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1918

Thursday, July 18, 1918

Thursday, July 18, 1918

A good day. Some rain tonight. Ben helped Marvin fix his pump a gain this morning.

Paul has not come home yet. Mr Owen went to the mill this morning did not get his grinding. Josie got dinner.

Ben went to Cedar Forest and carried Henry and I with him. We did not catch any fish to speak of. He got his flue eyes for the new barn.

Josie and Edna and Franklin went to Marvins a while this evening.

9 oclock

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Saturday, August 31, 1918

Saturday, August 31, 1918

A good day. Clouds a bout but no rain here to speak of. The men folks finished cutting a house of tobacco.

Josie ironed this morning. Lizzie churned for me. I went to see Julia Fergerson this morning. She was at Carries. Marvin carried her home. Kate Harvey come a while this evening. Lizzie and Edna and Franklin walked with her some of the way home.

Ben and Owen is at the barns to night.

10 oclock

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

Sunday, November 10, 1918

A good day. We all staid at home until twelve then Ben went to Willie Mayhews. Josie and I got dinner.

Josie straitened up in my room and swept the floor. Something that is not often done. I was glad that she did it.

Gladys and Hugh Brumfield Stewart and Delma Owen come to see the children here. I think they had a good time. Irvin Harvey come a few minutes. I did not get to speak to him.

Josie dressed a chicken to night. She thinks now that they will start to school in the morning.

Mr Layne come this morning to get his calf. He couldn't get it to follow him.

9 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Thursday, May 15, 1919

Thursday, May 15, 1919

A good day. The men folks planted tobacco this morning. I drawed plants until twelve.

Dr Owen and wife ask me to go fishing. Their car got so it would not work. They left it on the road. John Hutcherson let the Dr have his and we went to Moons Pond. Did not catch any fish to speak of. I thank them for takein me with them.

Josie got dinner. She made vegetable soup. I thought it was very good.

We heard to day that Mrs Johnson died this morning. I am sorry for the family.

10 oclock

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Saturday, August 30, 1919

Saturday, August 30, 1919

Cloudy but no rain to speak of. We need rain.

Jim staid at the barn all day and is there yet.

Ben & Owen and the boys cut tobacco. They finished Owens and Jims. They are at the barn now stringing leaves.

Josie got dinner.

This evening I went and got some sweet potatoes and washed them.

I went to Marvins a little while late this evening. Carrie was makeing Roy a blouse. I brought it home with me and have finished the button holes & sewed on the buttons. Marvin had finished tieing Hatties tobacco & commenced on Paul Bennetts.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Monday July 25, 1921

Monday July 25, 1921

A good day. Clouds about but no rain here. Jim & Ben worked on their tobacco un til noon. Ben & Jim and Josie and Mabel went to three stores hunting bolts for a waggon body. To night Ben & Jim & Henry went to the school house to a speaking. Josie & I got dinner. I cut quilt peices this evening.

Henry and I cleaned up the olde stable where the chicken stais. Edna & Franklin went to Marvins a while this evening.

Julia has bin hemstichen on a peic for a ruffle. She gets on well for her first.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday July 30, 1921

Saturday July 30, 1921

A good morning. Rain at Gretna but none here to do any good. Josie staid at home and washed and ironed and cooked for her self and the children. Ben & Jim and I went to the meeting of the farmers at the experiment station not far from Chatham. There was a big crowd and lots of something to eat and and speaking. If every one did not get enough to eat it was their no trying to get it.

Met several of my kindsfolks and friends that I once knew. We come to Gretna and staid a lone time. It rained hard. It is raining here now. I hope that it may rain enough to get the land wet.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday October 28, 1921

Friday October 28, 1921

A good day. Cloudy in the morning but no rain and we need rain so bad. Jim stripped tobacco all day. Ben shelled some corn & went to the mill. He got his grain ground.

I done all of the feeding of chickens and cows & opossomes. Helped get dinner. Josie made some candy for the school entertainment. Alcie Callands washed for Josie today. She is a good hand. I went to Marvins a few minutes

Jim & Ben went to Willie Mayhews for a hog that Ben bought from Mayhew.

I hope he may have good luck with her. There was to be speaking at the school house tonight. Our folks did not go.

Last edit about 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1920

Friday, October 15, 1920

Friday, October 15, 1920

Friday the 15th A good day. Ben worked on wheat land all the morning. He carried Josie to see the Dr. She is right sick now. Jim stripped tobacoo most of the day. Jim and Ben has gone to Renan to a speakin. I got most of the dinner. One of Willie Mayhews children got burnt very bad today. I went to Marvins a little while this evening.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Monday, May  1, 1922

Monday, May 1, 1922

A good day. Jim worked the Garden this morning Ben planted some mellons then went to the School House to Speakin [crossed out] Speaking. Ben eat Dinner at Johnsons to day was [Rauly?] Birth day he eat Dinner at Home he was 22 years olde today. Josie was Sick last night. She got up and got Breakfast. I have bin up all day but did as little as I could. heard today that Marvin is sick hope he may Soon be well I want to See them all so bad. The Boys [commenced?] to plant corn this evening. I hope the Weather will stay good a while.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Lydia B
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