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1918

Wednesday, January 16, 1918

Wednesday, January 16, 1918

Warmer and cloudy.

Ben cut tier poles for a barn this morning. This evening he went to Renan.

Josie got dinner. Josie and Edna went to Marvins this evening. I staid with the baby and Henry. I finished making me a dress the first one that I have made in several years. Heard this evening that Ernest and Lottie Craddock was at George Blairs last night. Franklin is bad off with cold yet. Hope he will soon be well a gain.

9 40 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, March  5, 1918

Tuesday, March 5, 1918

A beautiful day.

Ben and Marvin finished shuckin and cribbing corn this evenin. Ben went to Jim Powers to try to sell Frank Mays horse. Mays shucked corn in his place. Ben brough Josie and the baby home from Mrs Carrs. I heard that Ethel Worsham has a girl born this morning.

To night Frank and George Blair and Irvin Craddock and Jim Craddock come here and staid until bed time. Irvin staid all night.

I went to Carries a while this evenin.

Henry went to school.

Edna went to Carries.

10:40 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, May  7, 1918

Tuesday, May 7, 1918

A good day. Ben and Owen plowed some. Ben plowed in the garden.

I got dinner.

Josie made Ernest Lovelace a dress. Paul Smith and Roy staid here nearly all day.

They all did so well that we enjoy having them.

Josie went and bathed the baby this morning.

Mr Dews come this morning and got a pig. He paid $7.00 for it.

Paul Bennett come here today and went to work. He thinks he will make a crop of tobacco.

I hope he may stay and do well.

9 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, May  9, 1918

Thursday, May 9, 1918

A good day. Ben went to Renan to try and get a horse to plow a few days. Did not get it. Josie went to Carries this morning and bathed the baby. After dinner Ben and Josie went to Strait Stone.

Children and I went to Carries. I replanted potatoes. Planted some gourd seed yesterday. Owen went to the mill to day.

9 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, May 10, 1918

Friday, May 10, 1918

A good day until near night there was a thunder cloud and rain.

Ben planted a little corn this evening.

Josie got dinner.

I went to Carries and dressed the baby.

This evening Mrs John Hutcherson come and all the children. The first time she come on a visit this year.

I went to Carries a gain this evening. Mollie Reynolds was there.

We are talking of going to Richmond soon.

9 15 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, July  1, 1918

Monday, July 1, 1918

Rain in the night. Clear to day and wind blowin. Josie got dinner. She cooked cabbage and potatoes made ice cream. Ben went to Strait Stone for the ice. Ben and Owen and Paul plowed in the corn finished laying by Bens and commenced on Owens. Josie went to see Nannie Reynolds and the baby. Went over to see Mollie and Jane.

Virginia and Delma Owen come this evening. The children and I chopped the grass out of the path this evening.

11 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, August 21, 1918

Wednesday, August 21, 1918

A good day. Ben and Paul worked at home until twelve then went to Mr Dews and tied leaves.

Josie washed a big washin of clothes. This evening Mag Brumfield and four of the children come. I was glad that they did come her baby is just fine. Carrie and the little girls come. I was glad that she could get off. Marvin and the boys went to Altavista.

It was night when they got home.

10 30 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Monday, March 24, 1919

Monday, March 24, 1919

A good day. Ben plowed half the day then carried Josie and the baby and I to Strait Stone. They went to Strait Stone and I stoped at the branch and fished while they were gone. I did not catch but one fish. We come home and went to Carries. Murphist Harvey was there at work on their house.

Jim White washed the apple trees to day. I think he has done a faithful days work and a nice job.

Today one year a go Charles Brumfield was buried. Don't know how soon it will be some of the rest of the family.

8:30 oclock

Last edit about 6 years ago by dy957
Tuesday, March 25, 1919

Tuesday, March 25, 1919

A good day. The men folks plowed nearly all day Jim and Ben went to Lees today and carried a dog. I went to George Blains this evening. Josie & Franklin started to go with me but Franklin would not walk so Josie and the baby stopped at Marvins.

Marvin went to [Altavista] this morning for lumber but could not get it. Henry and Edna went to school. Edna untied my shoes to night. Franklin has a very bad cold tonight.

8 o'clock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Wednesday, April  2, 1919

Wednesday, April 2, 1919

A colde day. There was ice plentiful this morning. Ben cleaned up the branch. Jim plowed until dinner then Mr. Owen plowed until night.

Josie went to Marvins and got salit for dinner. She got dinner. I went to Mr Owens and bathed the little baby this evening. I went to Mollies, and got salit from Posies garden. Mrs Hutcherson was there. She had bin to the store. Dr Owens baby is very sick. I hope she may soon be well. Posie Reynolds come down here this evening and got cickamore bushes to plant. I heard to day a bout Cliftons boy. Jim & Ben has gone to night to Renan to get some cottens[coulters?] to work with tomorrow. Hope they will soon be back.

9 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, April  3, 1919

Thursday, April 3, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim cleaned up on the spring branch. Josie ironed some then got dinner. I ironed while she got the dinner.

Henry & Edna went to school. I went to Mr Owens and bathed the baby.

This evening I went to Marvins and cut some salit. We looked for Mrs Edmons. She did not come.

Josie went to see Mrs Owens baby this evening.

8 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, April  4, 1919

Friday, April 4, 1919

A cloudy day and rain all the evening. Ben and Jim worked on the branch until it rained so they had to quit or get wet. Mr Owen plowed some this morning and went to the mill this evening. Guess he got wet.

Josie got dinner. I went to Mr Owens and bathed the baby.

Miss Willie Wooding come a few minutes this morning. She looks feeble.

The school at Renan closed to day. I think most every one was glad.

9 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, April  6, 1919

Sunday, April 6, 1919

A good day. Jim & Ben staid at home all day.

Josie got most of the dinner.

I went to Mr. Owens twice. I went & dressed the baby and come home. Then Mrs Owen fainted and I went back a while. Mr Owen carried his neice home to day. Lee & Elsie come and eat dinner with us.

Elsie had her new baby with her. I think he is a fine baby. I was very glad that they came. It is the first time that Lee has bin here this year or Elsie for that matter.

I have not seen or heard from Marvins to day. Hope they are all well.

Henry went to Mag Brumfields to day. Said he had a fine time.

9 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, April 10, 1919

Thursday, April 10, 1919

A good day. The men hauled in the pea hay this mornin and hauled manure this evening. Commenced to use the spreader this evening. Josie helped to get dinner to day and has got the dinner for ten days she says. I went to Mr Owens and dressed the baby.

While we were eating dinner Marvin called me and ask if I wanted to go fishing. Of course I said I wanted to go so he carried me to Cedar Forest. I did not catch many fish.

I was glad of the trip.

I got a letter from Alma this evening. Ben & Jim has gone to Willie Mayhews to night to get him to haul a load of guano.

10 oclock

Last edit about 6 years ago by dy957
Sunday, April 13, 1919

Sunday, April 13, 1919

A good day.

Josie & I got the dinner.

I went to Owens and dressed the baby.

Nellie and Evylin went home this evening.

Ben & Jim went to Gretna. They went on Bens car.

Sister Mary & Minty Motley come to day. Claud Debs? brough them. I am very glad that they come. Marvin & family come a few minutes this evening.

11 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, April 15, 1919

Tuesday, April 15, 1919

A good day. Ben & Owen worked on their tobacco land. Jim plowed some in the garden.

Bettie Rosser washed.

Mary and Mintie and I and Edna & Henry went to Johnsons. Nannie Kate Reynols & her baby come over there.

Josie baked some pies for dinner. I cut salit.

I went to Renan. Paid Lewis what I owed him. Bought some prunes & candy.

My shoes that Josie ordered come. I got a little check interest on my bonds.

10 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, April 30, 1919

Wednesday, April 30, 1919

A cloudy day and some rain. Julia and the baby. Mrs Farmer and Mollie and I went to the citty park. It rained so that Julia & the baby staid under a shelter. The rest of us looked a round. There was a lot to look at. Fowls & flowers & animals. We got back to Howards and eat supper. John & Henry Brumfield come. Then we went to a picture show. While we were waiting for a car the fire bell rang. We went to see them throw water with their pump It is all a show for them that dont live in town. I certainly do wish that Ben & Josie & Carrie could be there and hear & see for a while. Julias baby cried a heap. I am a fraid it is not well.

This is wrote Thursday evening. I for got to write last night. Having such a big time.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, May  6, 1919

Tuesday, May 6, 1919

A cloudy day and rain tonight. Ben & Owen planted corn all day. Jim plowed all day. Josie got dinner.

This evening I went to Georges Blairs. Lottie Blair was there with her little baby. I was glad to see Lottie lookin as well as she does. Isla was makeing Lottie a dress. Cordie was making her a quilt. I came home and found Jersey cow with a new calf. Ben is makeing my clock strike right.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, June  3, 1919

Tuesday, June 3, 1919

A good day. Jim & Ben went to Long Island and got some beet pulp. Josie got dinner. I planted some potatoes slips. Henry helped me.

This evening Elsie & Hellen came. Elsie brought her baby. Josie kept it while Elsie gathered some cherries. I am sorry that I was not at home.I would of bin if I had knowed they were coming. Mollie Reynolds and I and Henry went after some strawberries. We found some.

I have not seen any of Marvins people to day. I allways miss them.

10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, August 21, 1919

Thursday, August 21, 1919

A good day. The men folks moved some tobacco & cut some for Mr. Owen.

Jim & Ben will stay at the barn tonight. Henry is with Jim now. Edna is bad off with colde. Carries baby is not well.

Josie got dinner with a little help. Nellie caned some tomatoes this morning. This evening she went to Mr. Woodings and got some grapes. Miss Willie Wooding & Miss Annie Carter come with her home on a buggy.

I went to George Blairs. Lottie Craddock & her little baby is over there. Miss Alice Hubbard & Ada Hutcherson and Susie Hutcherson was there. They had water mellons & peaches and grapes.

10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, October  1, 1919

Wednesday, October 1, 1919

A good day. Jim & Ben worked on Marvin's stable all day. Ben lost some time. Josie has been sick all day. She has a little girl born at 8 oclock tonight. Dr Owen went from here to Irvin Bennetts. The children all staid at Carries tonight.

I have done what work has bin done here to day. There is a light in the north tonight. Dont know what caused it. The fair is going on at Lynchburg 10 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, October  7, 1919

Tuesday, October 7, 1919

A beautiful day. Jim & Ben stripped tobacco. Owen loaded some on Mr Mayhews truck to day. They are going to South Boston.

Mollie and Christenia Reynolds come a little while to day. Mrs Owen & Mrs Dews come a few minutes this evening. Mrs Car washed dishes for me today and that was a big help.

I washed the babys flanels this evening.

Jim & Ben went to the barn to nigh to tie tobacco.

I have wrote a letter to Letcher Craddock to night.

9:5 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, October 13, 1919

Monday, October 13, 1919

Cloudy most of the day. Rain tonight. The men folks worked on tobacco all day. I worked a round from one thing to another.

Late this evening I went to see Carrie. She was some better of her rheumatism. I hope she may soon be well.

Beatris Owen come in a few minutes to see the little baby.

Henry & Edna went to school to day. Franklin staid at home all day.

Marvin solde his cow today to Mr John Smith.

The boys went to tie tobacco tonight and have not come home yet.

8:30 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, October 22, 1919

Wednesday, October 22, 1919

A cloudy day warm and good. Ben & Owen worked on the wheat land. Jim has not bin well. He had the tooth ache and his jaw is swolen. Josie got the most of the dinner. Nellie attended to the baby.

To day is my birth day. I am 73 years olde. I got up at five oclock and got breakfast. Seven: milked two cows then churned. Washed 68 pieces and went to Marvins. Come home and milked.

Nellie & Josie got the supper. I kept the baby.

Ben said he would carrie me to the river. I had no one to go with me. Thought I would wait and go some other day if I can.

I started John a letter to day.

Ben has gone hunting to night.

8:30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, October 29, 1919

Wednesday, October 29, 1919

A cloudy day. Jim & Ben plowed all day. Owen went to Long Island. Carried his calf.

Bessie Callands (col) come here this morning to work. I hope she may stay and be some help to us.

Josie got the dinner.

I washed a little this evening.

I went to Johnson Reynolds. While I was gone Miss Smith and Miss Carter and Janey Gravely stopped to see Josie and the baby. I would liked to have seen them but they did not come to see me.

Tonight Ben & Willie Mayhew has gone hunting.

9:15 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, November 15, 1919

Saturday, November 15, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim cut feed and sawed wood. I am glad that they got it done. Ben has gone hunting tonight. Jim went to bed. Josie went to Carries and carried her baby the first time it was out of the house.

Edna has nursed her doll most of the day.

Henry helped to cut feed and wood most of the day.

8 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, November 29, 1919

Saturday, November 29, 1919

Cloudy this morning & some rain this evening. Jim hauled some wood this morning. Ben & Josie went to Strait Stone this morning. I churned and stayed with the baby. She did not cry while they were gone.

Josie got dinner. I went to George Blair. Got there as the men folks come from work. Denny was there. He had bin hunting all the morning.

Denia and I went to see Mrs. Allen. She is very feeble. Mrs. Kellie & Mrs. Strange was there. The narce is a nice lookin lady. They are having a time there then[?]

9 oclock

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, December 15, 1919

Monday, December 15, 1919

A clear colde day. The boys hauled & shucked some corn. Mr Jim Doss got three pigs from here today.

Josie done a big washing. She washed at the house.

I got dinner.

Edna did not go to school to day. She has a very bad colde.

Mr Mayhew & his son Robert come tonight to play cards.

The baby is cross tonight. Josie is in Henrys bed a sleep with her.

9 30 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, December 18, 1919

Thursday, December 18, 1919

A very colde day. Jim & Ben burnt a plant bed to day.

Josie got dinner. I kept the baby.

I ironed some this evening.

S[eu?]la[r?] Hayley come and brought some wood to the porch and carried some up stairs. Want to have some ready for Xmas.

Today is Hazel Smiths birth day. I would of went up there but did have time and do the ironing.

8:30 oclock

Last edit over 2 years ago by Trisha
Friday, December 19, 1919

Friday, December 19, 1919

A bad day. Hailed & sleet. Ben put in some window glass. Jim attended to the stock. Josie got dinner.

Henry went to school. Edna & Franklin played and made all the nois that they could. Mabel cried a lot.

I commenced a quilt for Josie.

Jim & Ben has gone to Renan tonight. I think they will have a rough time.

8 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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