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1918

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 about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Thursday, March 20, 1919

Thursday, March 20, 1919

A windy day and a little rain. Owen plowed all day. Ben & Jim ditched some. Ben went to Renan twice after plow fixtures.

Cordie Blair come a little while. She wanted flower bulbs.

Denia Blair come as far as Carries. Josie and I went up there. Kate Harvey come to Marvins a little while.

I cut some salit this evening. I want to write to Sarah to night.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, April 23, 1919

Wednesday, April 23, 1919

A cloudy day most all day. Mr Owen plowed most of the Jim & Ben hauled straw and [?] Jims potato patch then worked on the tobacco land. Jim and I planted some onions this evening.

Josie got dinner--most of it. Denia & Corrdie come this evening. Josie and Cordie ordered some flower seed & bulbs. Carrie and the children come this evening. Jim Emerson passed going down the way.

Ben has a bad colde & is very much complaining.

9:10 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1922

Monday, October 23, 1922

Monday, October 23, 1922

A good morning. Rain this evening. Ben worked on his wheat land until it rained. He fixed to plant some bulbs. I planted a few hyacinths. I sent for the News today. Jim & Nellie tied some tobacco today.

Nellie washed some this morning. Josie has not suffered quite as much today as she does some days. Henry carried 4 chickens to Kate Harveys this morning. He bought 4 steel traps.

Last edit over 6 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, October 24, 1922

Tuesday, October 24, 1922

A good day. Jim and Ben stripped tobacco all day. The children went to school. Nellie sewed some. Queen washed here today. Carrie Smith come a few minutes. I am always so glad to see her. She had a part of the children with her. Mollie Reynols come a little while this morning. I planted some bulbs this evening. Ben has had the prettys flower garden this year that I ever saw. Mabel has bin with me most of the evening.

Last edit over 6 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, December  4, 1922

Monday, December 4, 1922

A raining tonight. The boys finished stripping Bens cureing of tobacco and put some of Jims in the pit. The children went to school. Nellie & I got dinner. Hattie Gilbert washed and all of the clothes is on the garden fence. Josie has suffered a lot today. Nellie heard from Evylin today. I planted a few little bulbs today. Ben and Norman Booker wanted to start to Gretna in the morning but they could not load their tobacco so they cant go. Our cows got in Booker field this morning. Jim got them out.

Last edit over 6 years ago by mkstewart

1923

Wednesday, April 18, 1923

Wednesday, April 18, 1923

A clear colde windy day. Ben and Jim worked on the fence some. Jim made a hotbed and worked in the garden some. John Ward draged the corn land. Ben got his gladolis bulbs. Jim got a letter from his son inlaw telling that Evylin was feeling better and that Nellie got to Silver Grove Sunday. The three children went to school. Mabel and I have a bad day. It was so colde that she could not stay out of doors and that was what whe wanted to do. I think now that I will enjoy warm weather. Edna has come to go to bed.

Last edit about 7 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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