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1918

Friday, January  4, 1918

Friday, January 4, 1918

A clear colde day. Ben moved the stove from the barn to the cabbin in the woods and cut wood fixin for a dance. Josie baked some cakes. I killed and cooked two chickens. Josie made sand witches and carried up there. Hellen and Virginia has bin here all day. Elsie and Bulah come in here. Elsie gave me some candy and Bulah gave oranges. Virginia gave me a box of candy.

I hope they may enjoy the dance. I had rather they had not had it but nothing else would not do. I am a fraid that there is so many there that they cant have a good time. I am so sleepy that I hardly can write.

11 30 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, January  8, 1918

Tuesday, January 8, 1918

A clear day. Ben cut wood in the woods to day. Josie has had the tooth ache all day.

I washed a little and got dinner.

Willie Mayhew come here to night. Him and Ben went to John Hutchersons to play cards. Snow is still on the ground and it looks to night like it might snow before day. I certainly do hope it wont. We have not got much wood at the wood pile. I cut out an apron to night and then I was too lazy to make it.

9 15 oclock

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, January  9, 1918

Wednesday, January 9, 1918

A fairly good day. Ben hauled wood most of the day worked at something all day. Josie is feeling some better to day. She sewed some. I got dinner. Josie got supper. The first day that we have had three meals this year. I went to Marvin_s this evening. Kate Harvey was there making Carrie a dress. I commenced to knit a pair of wristlets for Charley Harvey. I have bin at work on an apron to night. I intend to give it to one of Hattie Gilberts children.

9 30 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, January 10, 1918

Thursday, January 10, 1918

A clear day.

Ben sawed wood and cut feed to day. Marvin Smith and William Gilbert helped him. This evening he went to see Charles and went to Renan.

Josie got dinner and supper to day. She cut some quilt pieces.

I sewed some.

9 30

Henry is not well tonight.

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, January 18, 1918

Friday, January 18, 1918

A good day but it is snowing to night. Ben and Tom and Edmons helped Ben cut a set of barn logs to day. They both eat dinner with Ben. We were glad to have them here to night. Ben has gone to Jim Powers to a dance. Josie was sick this morning but is feeling some better tonight.

I got most of the dinner. I sewed some this evening and then went to Marvins. Josie sewed on her quilt this evening. Lee Brumfield passed here and stopped a while. He was hauling a load of wood for the teachers. They are going to try and keep house at Kate Harveys. I am sorry for the girls.

9 30 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, January 23, 1918

Wednesday, January 23, 1918

A clear colde day. Ben hauled in a shock of corn this morning. He is very much complaining to night.

Josie sewed on her quilt some today.

I got dinner and washed the dishes. I went to Marvins a little while this evening. Marvin went to Gretna to day got home before dark was well pleased with the sale of his tobacco. It was and awful bad day to go any where.

9 oclock

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, January 24, 1918

Thursday, January 24, 1918

A colde day partly cloudy. Ben has bin sick all day do hope that he will be better by morning. Henry is sick to night. I have done the cookin to day. Josie had to stay with Ben.

Denia and Sally Blair come this evening.

Marvin Smith come to see Ben to day.

Henry and Edna got in the wood to day. Josie fed the stock this morning. I fed to night.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, January 25, 1918

Friday, January 25, 1918

A clear day and some warmer. Ben has bin in the house all day but is some better off to day. Henry is sick tonight. I got breakfast and dinner. Josie got supper. Would not have got any but Mr Walter Carr come.

Josie ironed some. Josie fed the horses and hogs. I fed the cows. William Gilbert come this morning and split some wood for us. Marvin and John Smith went to Altavista to day. Mollie Reynolds come to Carries today. I got the yarn to knit for Bruce Sheppard sent it to day.

9 30 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, February  2, 1918

Saturday, February 2, 1918

Snowed nearly all day Ben Hauled a load of stalks and a little Straw to day Josie got dinner. I washed dishes after dinner

We both done as little as we could make out with Henry is some better off to night 8 oclock

Josie made the fire in the Stove this morning

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, February  4, 1918

Monday, February 4, 1918

A clear colde windy day. Ben cut some in the woods. I got dinner. Josie sewed on her quilt. This evening she went to Marvins a while. Come home and fed the chickens and calves. Brought water. I staid by the fire all the time that I could. I am hookin a mat don't know yet a bout finishin it.

Henry is still improving hope he will soon be well.

9 45 oclock

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, February  5, 1918

Tuesday, February 5, 1918

A clear and very colde morning. Some what cloudy tonight. Ben cut in the woods in the morning.

He went to Strait Stone this evening. Josie went with him. They went on the waggon and carried some chickens. Marvin Smith went to see Charles. Said he was feeling some better than he had bin. I do wish that the weather would get good so that I could get out some.

Josie made the fire in the stove this morning. I got breakfast. Josie got dinner.

9 30 oclock

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, February  6, 1918

Wednesday, February 6, 1918

Clear most of the day and warmer south wind blowin. Ben shod the horses this morning split wood some this evening. Josie got dinner. I killed a chicken this morning.

This evenin Josie fixed a box to be solde at Strait Stone School House. To night Ben and Josie went down there. I hope they may get on OK it is a dark and dreary lookin time to me.

I am here with the children. They are all a sleep now.

8 40 oclock

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, February  7, 1918

Thursday, February 7, 1918

A clear good day.

Ben hauled feed and wood. Josie got dinner.

I went to Marvins and spent the day. Marvin went to the mill.

I hemed on Carries babys pieces. I enjoyed my visit so much.

I got a letter from Bruce and Thelma to day. Ben and Josie got home from the School House this morning just be fore one oclock. They said that they had a good time.

9 oclock

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, February  8, 1918

Friday, February 8, 1918

A clear morning cloudy this evenin. Ben hauled some wood this morning.

Cut feed and sawed wood this evening. Marvin Smith and William Gilbert helped him. Josie swept the yard some and got dinner.

Some man passed here today and a greed to take the cow that I bought from Marvin. Johnson Reynolds colte is here tonight. He went to Gretna today. Have not heard how tobacco solde to day.

9 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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
Tuesday, February 12, 1918

Tuesday, February 12, 1918

A good day. Some clouds but no rain. Ben moved Sam Owen here today. Mr Mayhew brought one load for him. Ben is up at the cabbin now helpin fix up his things.

Carrie and Paul, Roy and Hazel was with her. Reese was at school. They intended to make some candy but could not get what they wanted to fix it with and did not make any. Some man come today and got the Wooding cow. Hope he wont be sorry that he got her.

9 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, February 14, 1918

Thursday, February 14, 1918

A good day very warm for the time of year.

Ben helped Richard Wooding shuck corn. Josie made sandwichs and her and Edna went to the School House and carried them. They went by Carries and got the candy that Josie and Carrie made yesterday and sand witchs that Carrie made yesterday. Josie drove Prince was gone two hours. Did not take the harness off the horse at night. Ben and I and Henry went to the School House. I think they solde a bout all that they had to sell. There was a small crowd there. The roads are very bad yet.

I could not find my glasses so this is wrote 9 15 Friday morning.

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, February 20, 1918

Wednesday, February 20, 1918

Rain this morning. Clear by twelve. Ben opened the smoke house door this morning and hung up the meat. We have not found the key yet. Hope we may find it yet.

Josie washed some to day. I got dinner and kept the children. Kate Harvey come a while. I was glad to see her. Ben and Owen went to a cutting match this evening. They cut for Tom Peak at Mr Woodings.

9 10 oclock

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, February 21, 1918

Thursday, February 21, 1918

A clear colde day.

Ben and Owen cut until twelve then helped Marvin Smith shuck corn all the evenin.

Josie did a big washin this morning. I got dinner and staid with the children.

Miss Willie Wooding come a while this evenin.

Marvin solde his red cow to day. Fifty three years a go to day I was married.

9 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, February 22, 1918

Friday, February 22, 1918

A clear colde day. It snowed a little this morning. Ben and Owen cut wood in the woods to day. Josie ironed some this morning. Josie got dinner. I ironed for while. She got it and after dinner I finished ironing.

Josie and Edna went up to Mr Owens this evenin then Josie went to Marvins a while and to night Ben and Josie went to Mr Edmons and have not come home yet.

Franklin staid a wake until half after ten. It is now eleven.

11 oclock

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, February 23, 1918

Saturday, February 23, 1918

A clear day. Ben went to see Charles this morning. He is very feeble.

Ben and Owen cut in the woods this evening. Josie staid at home all day. Miss Mayhan and Virginia Harvey come down here a while this evening. I went to Reynolds and staid all day.

They had killed hogs at Reynolds yesterday. Mollie gave me a mess of meat. They were all well up there. Ben has gone to Strait Stone to the lodge to night. All of our folks has gone to bed and I will go soon.

9 30 oclock

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, March  2, 1918

Saturday, March 2, 1918

A good day.

Ben and Owen hauled stalks this morning then Ben went to Charles and worked on his corn house until twelve. Come home for dinner.

This evening he plowed the colt in the garden then got the locus stump up that was in the yard.

Josie and I burnt some brush that was in the garden. Mrs Hubbard was buried this evening. None of us did not go to the burial.

8 30 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, March  8, 1918

Friday, March 8, 1918

A good day. Ben and Owen split wood in the woods to day. Josie washed. I staid with the children.

This evenin I went to George Blairs. They were shuckin corn there. Carrie and the children come down here this evening. Marvin was haulin wood to day.

Marvins colte got in the pasture with our horses this evening but did not get hurt.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, March  9, 1918

Saturday, March 9, 1918

A cloudy day.

Ben and Owen hauled and cut feed this morning and cut wood for Marvin Smith this evening. To night Ben has gone to Strait Stone to the lodge.

Josie got dinner and moved the dog house and cleaned up the yard and ironed some. I washed a little. Henry and Edna and two of the Owen children played all evening had a good time.

9 oclock

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

Monday, March 11, 1918

A beautiful day.

Ben cut feed for Marvin this morning. This evening Ben and Owen split wood in the woods.

Josie sewed some this morning. I got dinner.

This evening Josie and I went to Strait Stone. We drove Prince carried Franklin with us. Edna went to Carries.

Henry went to school. Kate Harvey come to Carries and would have come here if we had bin at home. I am sorry that I did not see her.

8 oclock

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, March 14, 1918

Thursday, March 14, 1918

Cloudy all day. This evening there was a storm. Lightning and thunder wind rain and hail.

Ben and Owen helped rais a stable at Mr Woodings. Kate Harvey come here this morning. She brough some yarn for me to knit socks for the soldiers. I have commenced to knit.

Josie have not bin well to day. She made Franklin a dress this evening. I got dinner.

Edna went to Carries a while. Paul Smith and Roy come with her home. Henry went to school.

9:15 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, March 16, 1918

Saturday, March 16, 1918

A cool cloudy day.

Ben carried me to Renan this morning. I staid with Charles nearly all day. He is very bad off yet. Mag had quite crow[d] to day for dinner Miss Alice Wooding Mrs Duckey Kellie Mrs Sallie Strance.

A mink caugh one of my hens that was setting.

Josie killed a chicken and baked a cake.

Miss Mayhan and Virginia come here a while.

9 oclock

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, March 25, 1918

Monday, March 25, 1918

A clear colde day the wind blowed most of the day. Ben and Owen and Marvin and William Gilbert hauled rock and laid the foundation of a barn.

Josie put in a quilt this morning we quilted on it some.

Kate and Carrie come a little while this evening. I commenced an other sock to night that will be 5 pair.

9 oclock

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, March 26, 1918

Tuesday, March 26, 1918

A cool windy day.

Ben helped Marvin work on his barn. William Gilbert cut wood for Ben.

Josie washed.

I got dinner and staid with the children.

This evening Josie quilted I went to George Blairs. Denia was at home by her self. Isla and Cordia had gone to Wren Worshams. Nettie was at school. Nettie Blair and Bulah Brumfield and Virginia Harvey all went to Willie Mayhews this evening from school.

9:15 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, March 27, 1918

Wednesday, March 27, 1918

A cloudy day and some rain. Ben went to Davis s saw mill this morning for lumber. Plowed some this evening for a potatoe patch.

Josie finished quilting her quilt this morning and got dinner.

I went to see Mrs Edmons this evening and come by Mrs Owens and stoped a while. Heard to day that Miss Alice Wooding has pneumony. Hope she may soon get well.

9 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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