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1918

Saturday, February  9, 1918

Saturday, February 9, 1918

A cloudy day. Ben finished sawin wood this morning. Josie ironed most of the day. She got dinner and supper. I sewed a little.

Made up the bleach that I got from Charles Williams Store.

Ben has gone to Strait Stone to night.

Henry is well enough that he has gone to bed in my room a gain.

10 oclock

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, April 22, 1918

Monday, April 22, 1918

A good day. Johnson and Mollie got home to day.

Will Brumfield come with them. I come home. Robbert brough me home. Will and Mollie and Reubin come with me. Found them all a bout at home.

12 o clock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, May 13, 1918

Monday, May 13, 1918

A good morning rain this evening.

Marvin brought Mollie Reynolds and I to Altavista this morning. We staid at Lynchburg until after three oclock then come to Peters Burg and from there to Richmond.

Willie come after us at the depo. It thundered and rained all the evening.

Some young man helped us with our suitcases I will remember him with pleasure.

11 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, May 14, 1918

Tuesday, May 14, 1918

A rainy morning clear this evening. Effie Brumfield Mollie Reynolds and [I] went in town this evening. Went to see the moving pictures. We went a gain to night. Willie and Mary went with us.

I think Richmond a mighty pretty place.

We went in the green house and looked a round. There is lots of pretty plants there.

This is wrote May the 15th in the morning before breakfast.

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, May 15, 1918

Wednesday, May 15, 1918

A good day done nothing all morning

Willie Effie and three children Mollie and I went went to College Hill Park and saw a merry go around and dip to dip. Will and the children rode a round I don't like to look at them. We are all at Willies to night

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, May 16, 1918

Thursday, May 16, 1918

A good day. We Mollie and I are at Willies.

Went down town early and Mollie bought some things then we started for the boat. Went on street car a mile or so then on the boat. Eat supper and had a berth. We had fish and steak cauiflowers and lettuce salid ice cream and cake and coffee for supper. Was all night and until seven next morning getting to Portsmouth.

This wrote the 17th. I could not find a pen or pencil last night.

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, May 17, 1918

Friday, May 17, 1918

A cloudy day. Come off boat this morning. Willie left us at landing. Henry Brumfield met us and went with us to Howard Fergersons.

We eat breakfast and dinner at Fergersons then went to Va Beach and Cape Henry. Saw lots of things new to us. Fergersons went with us to night. Three ladies Julias friends come also Henry Brumfield.

We had a pleasant time.

This is wrote Sat morning.

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, September  7, 1918

Saturday, September 7, 1918

Cloudy all day rain this evening. Ben and Paul and Owen cut tobacco. They filled four houses.

Mr Dews and the boys helped them.

Josie helped to unload every time in the morning. She baked three chocolate pies for Sundays dinner. We are looking for Mary and Bill Brumfield to morrow. Hope it will not rain so they wont come.

9 15 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, September  8, 1918

Sunday, September 8, 1918

A cloudy day and some rain. Ben and Paul made fires under the tobacco this morning. Josie and [I] got dinner.

Josie went to Mr Powers this evening. Henry Blair brought Mary and Bill from Long Island to Mrs Hendricks and Josie brought them here. Miss Alice Wooding and Mrs Winston come this evening. Carrie and the children come a few minutes.

Dews and Mayhew and George Hutcherson come and played croquet.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, September 12, 1918 (revised)

Thursday, September 12, 1918 (revised)

A good day. Ben carried Mary and William Brumfield to Long Island to day on their way home. I do hope they are at Richmond to night. Mr Will Motley was buried this evening. He was an odd Fellow.

Marvin carried Carrie and I to Altavista to a show. Josie and Kate Harvey kept the children.

Tonight Ben and Josie and Paul have gone to see the show. I am here with the children. Hope they will be pleased with it.

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, October 27, 1918

Sunday, October 27, 1918

A cloudy day most of the day and very warm for the time of the year.

We all staid at home til twelve. Paul went a way this evening I don't know where. Ben and Josie and the children went to Marvins.

There has bin very little passing here today. There is so much sickness and death in the country I think every one ought to stay at home all that they can.

William Baily was buried today.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Front

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This Book was given me By the Brumfields in Richmond this wrote the first day of January 1919

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, January 24, 1919

Friday, January 24, 1919

A good day. The men folks finished stripping Owens tobacco this morning. They sawed a little wood this evening. I got dinner. Josie ironed this morning. Josie & Henry went to Strait Stone this evening.

Tonight Isla and Cordie & Frank and George Blair and Jessie and William Hutcherson all come and staid until bedtime. The boys played games. I finished Marys scarf tonight.

11 o'clock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, February  4, 1919

Tuesday, February 4, 1919

A rainy day. Jim made him a tomato bed. Josie ironed and got dinner.

Ben come home from Danville tonight. He sold tobacco there today. Mayhew carried it on his truck.

Henry went to school today. I went to Carries a while this evening.

Jim hung up the meat this morning.

We heard to day that Willie Brumfield went to Robert Laynes. We thought that he would come to see us but he did not come.

9 15 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, February  9, 1919

Sunday, February 9, 1919

A cloudy day and a little snow. Jim and Sarah Emerson & two children went from here this morning. They went to Mrs Graveleys. Ben went to Marvins and while he was gone Willie Brumfield come. He eat dinner with us then Ben carried him by Robert Laynes and to Long Island on his way to Richmond. I was glad that he come that long.

After Ben and Willie went a way Josie and I and the children went to Marvins a while. Ben come home at dark to night.

8 30 oclock

Last edit over 4 years ago by ScarletB
Sunday, May  4, 1919

Sunday, May 4, 1919

A good day. Mrs Farmer and Mollie & Julia & I and John & Henry all went to Williams Burg. We saw lots of things that was curiosities to us. It was a tiresome trip but we enjoyed it so much. I hope that we may get home all right.

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, July 10, 1919

Thursday, July 10, 1919

A good day. They thrashed wheat here and at Marvins today. Willie Brumfield & Dr Cutor come to day. They eat dinner here.

Josie picked 3 gallons of black berries and caned them. I picked a few beries this evening.

They are plentiful this year.

10:15 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, July 15, 1919

Tuesday, July 15, 1919

A good morning. Rain this evening and tonight. The branch has bin out of the banks and washed a way the foot bridge the third time in the last month.

Ben & Jim & Owen plowed in their tobacco this morning.

Nellie made preserves and caned berries all the morning.

Josie got dinner. I milked two cows and Josie one. She helped me milk.

Wren Worsham carried me & Henry and Isla Blair to Worshams pond to fish. I caught 4 small carp. I was glad to get them. We got back as far as George Blairs before it rained. George Jr brought us home. I am glad that they are so good to me. I eat dinner with Wren & Isla at a good spring on the hill.

Suiter? Blair and wife & son come to George Blairs this evening. I wanted to see Denia but she was at Ethels. I milked the cows after supper.

10:30 oclock

Last edit almost 3 years ago by Trisha
Sunday, November  2, 1919

Sunday, November 2, 1919

A good day. I got breakfast and milked the cows then Ben carried Cordie and I to Long Island. We come on the Virginian R-R to Alberta. The[re] we had to wait for a train until dark then we came to Richmond. Willie & Julia met us at the depot. We come on a street car to Willies house. Effie had a good supper. I am so glad that we got here ok.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, November  4, 1919

Tuesday, November 4, 1919

A good day. Did not see Alma today. Effie had company to day, a Mrs Lavender. She had a nice dinner. Served it in three courses. William had a head ache last night and was sick this morning. Could not go to school. He was better this evening. William, Cordie, and I went to Windensburg [?] Pond. We saw the prettiest flowers over there. Great beds of cannas in bloom. We walked over there and come back on the street car.

Will & Jack Harvey are talking a bout their dr books. It is dry stuff to me.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, November  5, 1919

Wednesday, November 5, 1919

A good day. Effie has bin very busy all day. We went to the store late this evening. Effie treated us to ice cream.

We come home on street car so crowded that several had to stand up. We did not buy anything.

Will Brumfield has blowed his horn most of the time until bedtime. Thelma & Mary has bin studieing to night. Effie has bin sewing tonight on babie [?] pants. I think she is about finished them.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, November  6, 1919

Thursday, November 6, 1919

A good day. We [are] at Willies yet. We ironed some this morning. This evening Effie and Cordie went to Hollie wood Cimetry. It is the granest place I ever saw. More beautiful monuments and tomb stones than one could think a bout that never was at a place of the sort.

I got two letters to day from home. Was glad to hear that all was well. Hope to be with them soon.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, November  8, 1919

Saturday, November 8, 1919

A good day. We staid at Willies. Cordie went to see the Dr. He said that she must have her eyes treated for two or three day so I have agreed to stay until Thursday. To night Effie & Miss Lillian Shelhorse and Cordie & William went to a show. Injoyed it very much.

11 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, November  9, 1919

Sunday, November 9, 1919

A good day. We are at Wills yet. Guess they wonde what happened that we did not come home.

Wills children had company this evening. Miss Wood & Miss Thomas, Mr Haynes, Will and Julia Brumfield and Emily & I went walkin this evening. It was so dark that I could not see much. Cordie & Thelma went to see Alma Bennett tonight. Willie Brumfield & Jack Harvey left tonight, one for Bluefield & one for Ashland, N C to a doctors meeting. Effie is washing dishes now.

8:30 oclock

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

Monday, November 10, 1919

A good day. Cordie went to see the Drs this morning. I staid at Willies all day.

Cordie and I went to see the big ware houses. I was a fraid I might get lost but I did not. Effie & Mary both put new cuffs & collars on their coats. Miss Walker come with Cordie home from down town. Effie is makeing her a hat to wear to the parade.

Now it is bed time.

9: oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, November 11, 1919

Tuesday, November 11, 1919

A rainy day. We are still at Richmond. They expected to have a parade here to day but it rained so they did not have it. There is all sorts of side showes and merry go rounds in the city. We that is Effie Brumfield and all of her children, Cordie Blair & I went to the city.

We went to see Alma Bennett. She is in the best of spirits. They have taken off the cast that they had on her leg. She has a room mate that has a baby. Alma says that she likes her fine. Willie & Jack are away yet.

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

1921

Sunday January  2, 1921

Sunday January 2, 1921

A good day. Ben and family staid at home all day. Some of them was workin the tipewriter about all the time. I got dinner then went to Marvins. They were eating dinner. They had bin to preaching at Strait Stone. Carrie and I walked over to Mr Hutchersons.

Mr & Mrs Hutcherson was not at home. We saw Willie Hutcherson & Frank Blair. Went to the grave yard then come home.

We have looked for Jim Brumfield all the evening but he has not come yet.

Ben Josie and the children are at the dining room eating a snack.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday February 13, 1921

Sunday February 13, 1921

A beautiful day. Jim got some feed for the cows. Went to Marvins and got two turkeys. They packed down some tobacco. I went to Lee Brumfields and spent the day. Oscar come after me.

Ben & Josie come up there this evening. I was so glad that they come as I could come home and not be any trouble to any one.

Jim & Henry staid at home. Grace had a good dinner. Beaula and her husband was there. They are lookin well. I hope that they will come to see us soon.

Marvin & family went to John Smiths. Hope they had a pleasant day.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday May 26, 1921

Thursday May 26, 1921

Cloudy most of the day. Rain this evening. The boys worked on their tobacco most of the day. Ben went to the island for a washing machine.

Mollie Reynols and Julia Fergerson & little daughter come and spent the day. We were glad to have them. Floid come after them this evening.

Today is William Brumfield birth day. I would be glad to see him.

Dr Owen invited me to go fishing. I would of liked to go but it rained so that we could not fish. Hope he will ask me to go a gain.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
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