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1918

Wednesday, February 13, 1918

Wednesday, February 13, 1918

A good day. Ben went for a load of plunder for Owen. They got home a bout three oclock in the evening. He brought his cow. Ben went to Mr Laynes this evening to pay some money that Charles owed him. They are fixin to have a gatherin at the School House to morrow. Carrie and Josie made candy this evenin. They had good luck with it. I do hope they may do well with their sales.

Marvin bough him a cow to day.

9 oclock

Last edit about 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 about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, November 16, 1918 (original)

Monday, November 16, 1918 (original)

A cloudy morning.

Before we finished eating breakfast Mr Layne come to get his calf. I got him in the stable and Ben tied him but they could not carry him home he was so stubborn. Ben and Owen lost about two hours time then they went to work.

Ben put a yoke in the cow this morning. Henry and I worked on the fence nearly all the morning. The calves was in the pasture to night. Ben worked on his pigs to day. Doris Brumfield and C Reynolds come a while this evening. Josie planted some hyacinths bulbs to day.

I brought in my daghlia roots this evening.

I put on a pair of new shoes to day. I went up [ink mark]

Well I went to sleep and made a mark.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, November 16, 1918 (revised)

Saturday, November 16, 1918 (revised)

A cloudy day. Mr Layne was here early this morning after his calf that was here. They caught it and then could not carrie it home. It was so sullen they could not make it go. Ben and Owen lost a bought two hours with it. Ben put a yoke on one of the cows here this morning.

Doris Brumfield and Christenia Reynolds come a while this evening. I went to Carries a few minutes this evening.

Ben and Josie has gone to Lee Brumfields to night.

William Gilbert brough the clothes that Hattie washed after they was gone.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, November 22, 1918

Friday, November 22, 1918

Colde and cloudy.

Ben went to Gretna with a load of tobacco for Paul and him self and a little for Irvin Harvey. It all sold reasonably well. Josie sewed. I got a snack for dinner.

This evening I mended my sweater. Miss Janie and Mrs Gravley come in a few minutes on their way from school. Mr Layne come this morning to try to get his calf home. He could not manage him and he is here yet. Ben got home from Gretna about sundown.

I watered and fed some of the hogs be fore he got home.

8 o clock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Wednesday, August 27, 1919

Wednesday, August 27, 1919

A good day. The men folks cut tobacco.

Marvin brought our flour from the mill.

Mollie Reynols come a few minutes this morning. Johnson went to see Mr Layne this morning.

We got dinner & churned. We all staid at home all day. Josie cut out some garments to mak soon.

I gathered & strung some snaps for tomorrows dinner. Mrs Owen come this evening for milk. She picked up a bucket of apples for us.

9:15 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, December 21, 1919

Sunday, December 21, 1919

A good day. Jim & Ben brought Bell from Mr Laynes this morning.

Josie & I got dinner.

Doris & Janie and Aubra Brumfield come here this evening. Irvin Harvey & Reese & Paul Smith come a while. I went to Marvins a few minutes.

Josie got supper.

I put on a pair of bed room slippers that Josie gave me. I like them fine.

8 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Friday July  8, 1921

Friday July 8, 1921

A good morning. There was colouds a round this evening. Very little rain here. We need rain very bad.

Ben & Jim worked in Jims tobacco today. John & Edwin Brumfield come today. John wanted to see Mr Layne a bout some land at Gretna.

Josie got dinner by her self. She had a good dinner. I washed some this morning and sewed on my quilt this evening.

Ben & Josie and Edna & Henry and Julia have all gone to Strait Stone tonight.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1920

Saturday, June  5, 1920

Saturday, June 5, 1920

A rainy morning and that was what we needed. The boys planted some tobacco. Kate & Irvin Harvey come after plants. They were here for dinner. They got a few plants and went home. We had cabbage for dinner. Ben carried my heifer to Reynolds. Ben & Jim brought Bell home from Mr Laynes. Josie made Ben a shirt to day. I ironed some. I thined my beets and parsnips to day. 9:15 oclock The bees swarmed to day.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Tuesday, July  6, 1920

Tuesday, July 6, 1920

A good day. Ben & Jim went and helped Mr Edmons and Mr Layne thrash wheat then they thrashed here and at Marvins and Reynols. Josie and I got dinner. Several of the men eat with us. Maybel was sick to day. Carrie come a few minutes. I went to look for Berries. Could not find any to do any good. 9 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker

1923

Saturday, July  7, 1923

Saturday, July 7, 1923

A good day. Jim helped [Will?] Farthing and Norman Booker thrash wheat and then they thrashed here and then then at Mr. Laynes. Ben uncovered his tobacco plants this morning. The children staid at the machine all the evening. Bruce Reynols and his wife come a few minutes. They had bin to George Blains for some butter. They did not get out of the car. I mended Franklin's overalls this evening. Ray Booker played with the children all the evening. Miss Rena Mayhew borrowed the freezer. Said they was lookin for company.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Nathani
Thursday, September 13, 1923

Thursday, September 13, 1923

A beautiful day. I come home this morning and found the men cutting tobacco. Nellie was getting dinner. I did not do any thing much a bout dinner. This evening I wormed tobacco. Lelia Ward helped me. The worms is trying to eat up the late tobacco. Evylin helped unload some tobacco this evening for the first time in her life I guess. Lelia Ward washed for me today. I went to Mr Bookers and got some snaps for tomorrows dinner. Mr Layne was hunting his hog. Franklin tried to help him drive it home.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
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