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1919

Thursday, February 13, 1919

Thursday, February 13, 1919

A rainy day. Ben commenced to cut feed but it rained so that he had to quit.

Josie got dinner. I sewed some, finished two garments. Nearly all has colds. Edna has such a cough that I dont think she will sleep much to night. Jim & Ben and Josie are playing cards to night for pastime. It is raining hard now.

8 30 o clock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, February 24, 1919

Monday, February 24, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim & Owen cut and hauled some wood and sawed it this evening. Edna has bin sick to day. Josie has a bad cough. I got dinner.

I went to Marvins this evening. Kate Harvey was there. She was pieceing a bed quilt. Brought sewing she had done for Carrie.

Well I am a sleep. Well qu [sic]

8 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, March 18, 1919

Tuesday, March 18, 1919

A good day. Had a hard rain last night. Ben went to meet Jim this morning. They helped Marvin raise a stable this evening. We all was at Marvins this evening. Mollie Reynols was there. Kate Harvey sent me some turnip salit by Irvin.

Emmit Brumfield come with Paul Smith home this evening. Henry Blair is here tonight. They are playing cards. Edna has a bad cough.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, March 31, 1919

Monday, March 31, 1919

A colde windy day.

Jim plowed all day. Ben helped Jim Emerson work on his car all day. Mrs Owen is sick. Mr Owen did not work to day. Heard tonight that Dr Owens baby has croup. Hope she may soon get well.

I went to Carries this evening. They were all well. Marvin was workin in his garden. He is good hand in a garden.

Henry & Edna went to school today. To night Edna put her stockins on some wood by the fire and they cough afire and burnt the feet off.

9:30 oclock

Heard to day that Lucius Gravelys wife has a daughter.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, December 20, 1919

Saturday, December 20, 1919

A clear day. The ice melted some. Henry rode on his sled a while this morning. Tonight Henry & Edna has bad coughs.

Jim stayed a round home all day.

Ben sawed wood for Mr Edmons.

I got dinner. Boiled the last hog feet.

Josie starched the cloths that she washed the first of the week. Tonight she washed up the diningroom floor.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Tuesday January  4, 1921

Tuesday January 4, 1921

A good day. Ben and Jim stripped tobacco all day. Some of the neighbors worked the road. Josie went to George Blairs. Denia was gone to see Mrs Anderson. Josie said they was just as nice to her as could be. Ethel sent me a nice cup & sauser for a xmas gift.

We started a box to Effie Brumfield today. I hope she may get it ok.

The children went to school a gain today. Heard this morning that Clack Hubbards baby is very sick. I hope he may get well soon.

Julia Fergerson is still at home on account of her baby being bad off with a cough. I have bin reading tonight.

11 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday January 29, 1921

Saturday January 29, 1921

A good morning. Cloudy this evening and some hail. The men stripped tobacco most of the day. Shucked some corn just at night.

Josie and Henry went to the store this evening at Cedar Forest. The baby has bin very good for her all evening. The children has very bad coughs. The olde hog caught one of my chickens to day. Miss Carter taught school today to make up a lost day. Irvin Harvey got a phonagrapt from the Island today for Virginia Harvey. Hope she may be pleased with it.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday January 31, 1921

Monday January 31, 1921

A good day. Very colde. Jim and Ben and Owen stripped tobacco. Josie got dinner. I washed some then went to Marvins. Marvin sent off his last tobacco to day.

Edna swept the floor in the room that we sleep in. Done a good job.

Edmons cowes come here today. One of them is here now.

Henry went to school to day.

Edna still has a cough.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday September 27, 1921

Tuesday September 27, 1921

A cloudy day. A little rain. Ben and Jim tinkered a round all day. Ben & Josie went to Strait Stone and Cedar Forest. Josie bought a set of cups and saucers. Paid $1.50 for them.

Josie made Henry two shirts today. I sewed on my quilt. I pulled some grass from among the straw berries vines. Henry and Edna went to school.

We have heard that Emmet Brumfield has whooping cough.

Last edit over 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday December 15, 1921

Thursday December 15, 1921

A beautiful day. Ben went to Mr Edmons's to saw wood. Was there all day. Jim shucked corn. The Mormon preachers went a way early this morning. I am not sorry that they staid here last night. Josie ironed all the morning. I got dinner. This evening I went to Mr Bookers. Sallie & Isla Blair was there. Evry thing looked very nice up there but oh how I mis Marvin & Carrie. No one knows but my self. I have peiced on a quilt some tonight. Mabel has tried her self tonight and tried Josie. I am sorry for them both and cant them. Jim has a bad cough. I wish he could get well of it. The children went to school to day.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker

1920

Tuesday, January 20, 1920

Tuesday, January 20, 1920

A cloudy day but no weather to hinder work. Ben & Jim worked on their new ground. Josie worked on her dress.

Henry & Edna went to school. Henry has a bad cough to night. Jim mended his shoes. Reese come this evening for some thread that Ben got in Chatham. 9 o clock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Neil Brumfield
Saturday, January 24, 1920

Saturday, January 24, 1920

A bad day, rained most of the day. The boys could not work out any. Tom Edmons come this morning taking census. Josie got dinner. I washed dishes. After dinner I finished a quilt that I pieced for Josie of her pieces. Tonight Marvin & Paul come. They are playing auto cards. Henry has a very bad cough. I am uneasy a bought him. The baby cried so that Josie had to quit playing. 9 30 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Neil Brumfield
Thursday, September 16, 1920

Thursday, September 16, 1920

A good day. Clouds a round but no rain here. The men folks moved tobacco all day. Ben has gone to Marvins tonight. Josie got dinner. She cooked turnip salit. We did enjoy it. I picked beans most of the day. Went to Carries a few minutes and to the pea patch. Picked a basket full and what I could cram in my apron. Josie has a colde and cough. 8 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Thursday, December 16, 1920

Thursday, December 16, 1920

A good day. Ben and Jim cut in the woods to day. Marvin hauled wood. Josie baked a fruit cake this evening. I went to Marvins this evening. Carrie was sewing. I worked some button holes in Pauls waists. Charles Harvey come there to see if he could get William Gilbert to cut wood for him. Could not get him. I brought in 14 eggs to night. Eggs is selling at [?] cts per doz. Henry was reading in his new book to night. The children all has colds & coughs. Most everyone has colds now.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Tuesday, April 25, 1922

Tuesday, April 25, 1922

A cool day some frost this morning Tim has plowed some. Ben has tried to work this evening. Him & Josie are some better of their cough. I do hope that they all may get well soon. Henry is not well tonight. I do hope that they all will soon be well. Edna and Franklin went to the store today for beef & salmon. Henry come by from school and got coffee & corn flakes. I wrote two letters and got one today.

I put out fifteen little chickens this evening. Franklin got out some nails that was in old paleings to build a coop to put the hen & chickens in.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart

1923

Thursday, April  5, 1923

Thursday, April 5, 1923

A cloudy day and some rain. Jim and Ben went to Gretna for Nellie. She staid at Posey Reynolds last night. We were all glad to have her back. Franklin and Mabel is complaining. I think they have the measles. I wish they could get over with it soon. Ben got some cement to fix a spring. Hope it may prove to be a good one. The children cough so bad I am sorry for them.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Nathani
Friday, November  2, 1923

Friday, November 2, 1923

A cloudy colde day. Ben went for Thomas Brumfield. He painted the roof of the house. Ben helped him some. Ben carried Thomas to Gretna this evening. We paid 12 1/2 dollars to get the house roof painted. Jim graded tobacco. John Ward tied. He brough [sic] several gaskets full of potatoes to the house and put them up. I got dinner and played with Mabel the most of the evening. Edna is at home. I was glad to see her back. Jim and Ben has colds and coughs. I hope they may be well soon.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Nathani
Wednesday, November  7, 1923

Wednesday, November 7, 1923

A cloudy windy day. The men stripped tobacco most of the day. Ben carried Mr. Elders calf home this morning. He got to the corn and eat all that he could. Hope it won't hurt him. The children went to school. Edna and Franklin come home complaining of tooth ache and head ache. I hope they may be better by morning. Mabel has a bad cough. Ben has gone to the school house to night to a meeting of the committee. They want to make some way to pay for the school house. I hope that they may. I made Mabel a dress today.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Nathani
Wednesday, November 28, 1923

Wednesday, November 28, 1923

A good day. The men stripped tobacco all day. The children went to the school house. They [sic] school broke up at noon. Some of the teachers li[?]ve a good distance. They went home for Thanks giving day. I dressed a hen for our turkey. Carrie gave me a pumpkin. I have cooked it. Guess they will work here. They can be as thankful at work as they could and not work. Ben and Henry has gone to Mr. Mayhew's to play games. Mabel had a bad cough. I wanted to go to see Kate Hubband this evening but did not get off. Henry come by Renan and got some meat.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Nathani
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