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1918

Sunday, March 24, 1918

Sunday, March 24, 1918

A cloudy day and rain in the evening. Charles Brumfield was buried this evening.

He was buried in a quiet decent manner in my judge ment. Rev Padget talked some at the grave. There was a large crowd of kinds folks and friends present.

All went home this evening except Hugh Brumfield. He staid with Henry.

They could not go to sleep tonight for laughing and playing.

9 oclock

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Monday, October 21, 1918

Monday, October 21, 1918

A good day. Ben went to Chatham with Jim Emerson Lucius Gravley and Chesley Edmons and Faber Jefferson and lots of others had to start to training camp.

John Hutcherson disked Bens wheat land this morning for one dollar per acre.

We that was Paul and Owen and Josie and Henry Brumfield and Luke and Norman Owen all stripped tobacco. To night Ben and Paul has gone to the barn to rebulk some tobacco.

Josie gave me a nice lot of candy a present from Josie and Carrie. Tomorrow is my birthday. I will be 72 years olde.

I thank them both. Mother.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, October 22, 1918

Tuesday, October 22, 1918

A good day. Paul and Owen Josie and I and the children finished stripping Pauls curing of tobacco this morning and commenced on Bens.

Josie come home to get dinner. She fried chicken and baked cocoanut pies. A bout twelve Gordon and Alma and Ola and Frances Bennett come for dinner. After dinner Bruce Reynolds and his mother come a few minutes. I was glad to see them all. Ben sowed wheat most of the day. This evening Nat Wooding phoned for Ben to come to Reynolds mail box and help him work on his car. Ben went. They could not fix it. They brought it here. Sidney Reynolds come after Nat and carried him home.

Paul finished sowing wheat. Mollie gave me a nice box of candy a birth day present. Marvin Smith paid our taxes this evening. Paul and Ben has bin at the barn to night hangin and putting tobacco in the pit.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Monday December 26, 1921

Monday December 26, 1921

A cloudy day. No weather yet. We all staid at home until noon. This evening Ben & family went to Jim Powers. Mrs Car had a Xmas tree for her grand children. She had lots of presents for her children and grand children. She sent me a nice hand pocket. I am glad of it. I did not go. Some one had to attend to the cows. I done that. Brought water and wood for in the morning. No one has bin to see us yet. The roads is bad. I hope some one will come soon. I want to go to see Carrie but cant whil the roads is so bad. Mabel is so carried a way over her doll she cant go to sleep. 9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker

1920

Friday, December 24, 1920

Friday, December 24, 1920

A good day. Ben sawed wood at Kates and Mr Edmons. He went to Strait Stone to night. Henry went with him. They did not stay but a short while. Josie made some cakes. She has bin complaining all day with a colde. Mrs Car sent her a present and me one two. I got several presents today. I am glad to be remembered by the children and friends. I am sick tonight. Think I am taking a colde. The children has had colds. I am sorry for them. I was at Mr Owens a few minutes this evening.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Frontpaper (ii)

Frontpaper (ii)

This Book presented by the Black Burg Brumfields

Last edit almost 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, November 13, 1922

Monday, November 13, 1922

A good day. Ben shucked corn all day. Jim went to Gretna with tobacco. He has not come home yet. Nellie got a present from Evylin today. A work bag. Virginia Harvey spent the day here with Fannie Power. I was glad that she come. The children went to school. Hettie washed here today. I churned & and got dinner. I wanted to go to the mill & fish a while & get some [brand] but Ben talked so belittling a bout it. Would not go. I am not as good as a servant should be. Ben dont know how much I wait on him and his crowd.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Friday, December 22, 1922

Friday, December 22, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim sawed wood for Kate. I am glad that they did. I have bin busy all day and done very little. I got dinner. Mrs Car picked the salit yesterday. I got a present of a nice fruit cake. Effie Brumfield sent it. I got a card from Thelma Brumfield. I am always glad to hear from them. Jim has gone to Hutchersons to hear from Mrs Hutcherson.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Saturday, December 23, 1922

Saturday, December 23, 1922

A good day. Ben made a dog house & worked on a lounge in the parlor the rest of the day. I boiled a ham to day. I got dinner & churned. Washed the babys cap & two cloaks and ironed some. The mail brought several presents for Josie from Miss Bessie Hobson. Thelma sent things and a box of candy for me. The boys caught a possome to night. They give it to John Ward.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart

1923

Thursday, May 10, 1923

Thursday, May 10, 1923

A colde day. Some frost this morning. Ben has got home. The chilen and I are as glad as can be. Jim has worked on the garden most of the day. Heard today that little Julia Smith is in the hosptille at Roanoke. The little girls is at Kate Harveys. Arch Moons son Jim killed him self last night at Cedar Forest Bridge. Was found in the creek this morning. He ran his car on the bank of the creek and he fell in the creek. Ben brought all of the children a little present. They are glad and I am two. They found Daisy dead this morning.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Nathani
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