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1918

Friday, March  1, 1918

Friday, March 1, 1918

A nice morning. Wind and a little rain in the evening.

Ben and Owen went to Charles Brumfields to help shuck corn. They finished getting up his corn and finished covering his corn house.

Josie ironed the most of the day. Carrie and Roy and Hazel come and eat dinner with us. Josie helped to carry Hazel home. Gladis Brumfield come with Henry from school. Ben and Josie and Franklin went to Mrs Carrs to night. Ben will come home if nothin happens to him.

The children are all a sleep now.

8 40 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, June 23, 1918

Sunday, June 23, 1918

A cool day for this time of the year. Ben and Josie and Paul Bennett went to Strait Stone to preaching.

Henry and I staid at home. Gladis and Hugh Brumfield come. Kate and Irvin Harvey come. They were here for dinner I was glad that Kate come. She had not bin here in a long time be fore.

I went to Willie Mayhews to an ice cream party. The cream was fine I did enjoy it so much. I come home on Mr Bob Starkeys car was glad of the ride. Heard that Nannie Reynolds has a girl born to day.

9 30 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, September 17, 1918

Tuesday, September 17, 1918

A good day. Just at night we had thunder cloud and a little rain. The men folks cut tobacco. Mr Dews and the boys helped them this evening. Josie staid at home and got dinner. Marvin Smith carried Gladys Brumfield and I to Mr Jessie Worshams mill pond. I caught one nice fish. We had it cooked it for supper.

Ben and Paul will stay at the barns tonight. I got a letter from Lottie Craddock this evening.

9:30 oclock

Last edit almost 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 almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, December 16, 1918

Monday, December 16, 1918

A bad day. Rained most of the day.

I was sick this morning. I got breakfast but could not eat. Ben and Josie milked. Josie boiled meat and made scrappel and finished drying out the lard.

I have knit most of the day.

Miss Snead come to see Ben. Something about the schools. Gladys Brumfield come with her. I did not meet her.

Josie went to Marvins a while this rainy day. They were all well at Marvins.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Monday, February  3, 1919

Monday, February 3, 1919

Cloudy most of the day, Ben & Mayhew loaded Mayhews truck and started to Danville. Jim & Owen burned a plant bed & sowed it tonight. Jim and Marvin has gone to Strait Stone.

Josie come home this evening. Mrs. Hubbard died yesterday. Lucius Gravely commenced to teach school at Renan this morning. Henry Brumfield went to school. Edna & Franklin and I staid here all day. Gladis Brumfield come with Henry home.

9 30 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, March 29, 1919

Saturday, March 29, 1919

A bright cool day. Ben sawed wood for Mr Peak. Jim set up wood in the woods. Mr Owen plowed. Josie got dinner. I set by the fire.

Reese & Paul Smith come and ask Ben to cut their hair. Gladis Brumfield and Myrtle Shelton come and got some flowers.

Ben put a yoke on the cow this evening. I hope she wont kill her self with it.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, April 18, 1919

Friday, April 18, 1919

A cool day. Ben sawed wood for Marvin this morning and shucked corn this evening. Marvin & William helped them. They finished getting up the corn & hauled the stalks and cut them up then cut down the cickamore tree. Jim bought some meal from John Hutcherson and a peice of meat from George Hutcherson.

Josie got dinner & starched the clothes.

This evening Cordie and Nettie Blair and Ada Hutcherson come and Beatriss Owen and several children. Three of Willie Mayhews & Gladis Owen. I went to Marvins a little while this evening. Carrie was makeing Eva a dress. Marvin went to Renan this evening.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, July  4, 1919

Friday, July 4, 1919

A good day. The men folks all plowed. Josie got dinner. She cooked snaps and cymblins and potatoes and beets and baked apples. This evening I went with Gladdis and Hugh and Aubry Brumfield fishing. We caught a lot of little fish.

I come by Blairs. The men folks was stackin hay & oats. Several of the people a round went to Gretna & Altavista and some to South Boston.

Jim planted some corn & beans this evening.

10 30 O clock

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Tuesday, July  8, 1919

Tuesday, July 8, 1919

A good day. Jim & Ben fixed up the fence that washed down Sunday night. This evening Jim went & helped George Blair thrash wheat. Ben and Owen hauled up wheat. Josie got dinner. She cooked cabbage and potatoes & symblings.

This evening Marvin carried Gladys and Effie Brumfield to White Falls fishin. We caught several small fish. They finished mending the race & commenced grinding new wheat.

I droped my knife in the river. The water was mudy so that I could not see it. I got down and felt for it and found it. I know it is foolish to to write about it but I keep thinkin a bout the surprize that I found it.

10:30 oclock

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Sunday, August  3, 1919

Sunday, August 3, 1919

A good day. We all staid at home. John & his children was here. Mary Brumfield & Doris & Janie Brumfield & Gladis Floid Reynolds and Irvin Harvey was all here this evening.

Josie and I got dinner. We had a nice roast of beef Mollie Reynolds gave me. I think all enjoyed them selves.

Mary & Edwin had quite an arguament a bout woman voteing.

10: oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, September  1, 1919

Monday, September 1, 1919

A good day. Ben & Owen moved tobacco all the morning. This evening they pulled leaves in Bens tobacco. Tonight they will stay with Owens tobacco. Jim has bin at the barns all day.

Josie sewed some this morning. This evening she went to Marvins. Today is Paul Smiths birthday. He is seven years olde.

This evening I went to George Blairs. Isla & Cordie was at home. Denia was at Ren Worshams. Beatris & Gladis Owen was there. The girls gave us some peaches & mellons. They were as nice to us as they could be.

Marvin was stripping tobacco but it dried out so he quit. Ben & Marvin has gone to Strait Stone to night.

10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Sunday March 27, 1921

Sunday March 27, 1921

A good day. Ben & family staid at home. Leslie Roark and Beaula & Elsie East & the children and Gladice & Hugh and Hildna all come a while this evening. We were all glad to see them. Emmet Brumfield come a while. Paul Smith went with him home. Ren Worsham carried a truck load to Gladice to day. I am so glad that he did it. Gave some of them pleasure I know.

Johnson Reynols come for me. Robert was driveing the car. I spent a pleasant day. Posie & family and Reubin was there.

Mollie had a nice dinner. I want to be thankful for all that is done for me.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday June 24, 1921

Friday June 24, 1921

A good day. Ben & Jim got the wheat up & stacked it. It was a mighty hot job. Henry thined some corn. Josie ironed some this evening. Carrie and the children except Paul and went to White Falls. Marvin sent some corn. We fished. Reese & Roy went batheing. Hazel & Eva waded in the water some. We caught several small fish. I did enjoy the trip. Gladis & Hildah Bru come a while this evening.

Stewart Owen has fever. I do hope he may get well soon.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Sunday July  3, 1921

Sunday July 3, 1921

A good day. I am at Faber Jeffersons to night. Ben brought me to the road where I met Tim and Lizzie, Lonny, Alma. We come to Faber Jeffersons. Fond them all well. Have seen Mr & Mrs Oaks. I was glad to see them. I saw Mr George & Will Oaks at Gladys. Mr Bennett & Faber & Mr Oaks has gone to Jim Reynols tonight.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday July 22, 1921

Friday July 22, 1921

A good day. Ben & Henry worked on tobacco until twelve oclock. This evening Ben went to the mill with some wheat. Come by Edwards and got a load of lumber.

Reese drove Bens car & carried Josie and all the children and I to White Falls. We did not catch but a few fish.

Marvin & Jim went to look at some land near Gladys, Virginia. Carrie went to see Julia Fergerson & baby. I want to see them two.

I set a hen today.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957

1922

Monday, April  3, 1922

Monday, April 3, 1922

A good day. Ben sowed clover seed. Jim got rock off the new ground. Josie got dinner. She cut salit and stewed peaches. I put a quilt in the frames. We both quilted this evening. We both milked tonight. I milked the cow that kickes so some times. Hattie washed the clothes dried and we took them in. Gladice Brumfield come with the children from school. Franklin Brumfield and Alvin Mayhew stoped at Mr Booker and stayed an hour or more this evening.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Sunday, April  9, 1922

Sunday, April 9, 1922

A good day. Cloudy but no rain. We all staid at home all day. Jim and Ben worked some in their fancy gardens. I got most of the dinner. Josie cleaned up the house and she made the bread for dinner. Jim Thomson & family come to see us. And Marvin & family all in the evening. I was glad to see them all. Doris & Jamie & Gladice Brumfield & Christina Reynols come a little while. They did not come in the house. They played with the children while they staid.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, June  6, 1922

Tuesday, June 6, 1922

A good morning rain this evening. Mrs. Lewis & [Ansel] come this morning. Mr. Tower & wife and Raymond come this morning and Nellie & Evylin Brumsfield and Mr. & Mrs. Gyer & Baly. We had dinner enough for all and I was glad that we did. Denny & George Blair come a few minutes. They brought us some light bread & some soap. I was glad of it. Christenia Reynolds & Gladis Brumfield come for cherries. Gladis brought some peas. Miss Ada Hutchenson brought some cabbage & some peas. I am glad of every thing that is gave to me.

Last edit over 6 years ago by jmcloone - UTSA
Wednesday, July 12, 1922

Wednesday, July 12, 1922

A good day - very warm. Ben & Jim finished plowing the peas. Ben went to Mr Bailisses. There was a picknick at [Gladys?] to day. There was lots of people there so them that was there say. Hugh Brumfield carried Henry and I to the mill at Whitefalls. We did not catch many fish [mollies?]. Reynolds & [Johnson?] come to see Josie this evening. Hattie Gilbert washed here to day.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Sunday, October  1, 1922

Sunday, October 1, 1922

A beautiful day. Jim and Ben staid at home all day. Lizzie was here. she helped me get dinner. We cooked Turnip salit and a chicken. We had a nice cake. Today was Mabel's Birth day. She is three years olde. This evening Ben & Elsie East & Gladis Brumfield come a few minutes. Tim Bennett & Gordon & [Chesley?] Bennett & a Mr Hedrick come by for Lizzie. I did hate for her to go home as we have not got any body to help to do the work here now.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Friday, November 17, 1922

Friday, November 17, 1922

A good day. The boys hauled up stalks and corn. Very glad they have got as much as they have. Nellie sewed some. She washed the dishes and fixed the milk ready to churn. Fannie ironed. I got dinner. We had cabbage. They were a rarity. Josie has suffered a lot today. Mrs Lewis sent her some nice fruit this evening. The people send her some thing nearly every day. Fannie has started to [?] Gladis to a school entertainment. George Blair come for her. I want to see all of my children so bad but cant.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart

1923

Sunday, January 21, 1923

Sunday, January 21, 1923

A bad day, cloudy and windy. We all staid at home until dinner. Jim and Ben went to Mr. Edmons to see the boys that is sick. They found Mrs. Edmons sick. I am very sorry for them. Effie & Hellen and Doris and Gladis Brumfield come down here this evening. They did not stay long. They carried some butter for me to Altivista. Nellie and I got dinner. Nellie washed dishes. Mrs. Carr did not come down until dinner. Henry went to Lees a while this evening. He got home at supper time.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Nathani
Thursday, December 20, 1923

Thursday, December 20, 1923

A rainy morning. The men folks did not do any thing of any account until evening. They picked up some corn and put it in sacks. The children went to school. There is a play over there tonight. Ben and the children has gone all but Mabel. She is a bed and a sleep. Edna eat supper at John Hutcherson's tonight. [E]Ula Mayhew and Gladis Owen was there two. I wrote to Kate Harvey. Wrote part of one to Carrie Smith. Nat passed so early that I did not get it in the mail. Jim sent a box of turnip greens to Ruben's today.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Nathani
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