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1918

Friday, June  7, 1918

Friday, June 7, 1918

A good day.

Ben and Paul worked tobacco all day. I washed a little this morning. Josie churned and got dinner. Baked a cake. This evening she washed the dining room floor.

George Worsham come here this evening assessing property. I planted sunflower seed this evening.

Tonight Ben has gone to Marvins to try and mend the freezer. Hope he can get it mended.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Saturday, May 31, 1919

Saturday, May 31, 1919

A good day. Jim & Ben worked on the tobacco until they finished.

Josie baked a cake this morning and made a few preserves. I dressed 4 chickens and capped a few berries. This evening Josie scrubed the dining room floor.

Marvin very kindly let Paul Bennett carrie Reese & Paul and Roy and I to White Falls fishing. We caught several fish. I was so glad that Marvin helped us to go.

10 oclock

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Monday, November 17, 1919

Monday, November 17, 1919

A good day. Jim & Ben killed a beef this morning and stripped tobacco this evening and to night.

Josie got dinner.

This evening I went to George Blairs. They were all busy. Nettie was fixin a box to take to the school house. Some of them were strippin tobacco. Mollie Reynolds come while I was gone. I was so sorry that I was not at home.

Hugh Brumfield & Rees Smith are here tonight. They are all playing Carom [?]

I carried my pen & ink to the dineing room this morning and was two lazy to go after them to night.

9:15 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, December 16, 1919

Tuesday, December 16, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim hauled some stalks and cut feed.

Josie washed a gain today.

I got dinner. Boiled meat in the dineing room & started to the cook room and stumbled and fell and spilt some of the meat. It did not hurt me. Burnt me a little. I am glad it did not hurt me and I am very sorrie that it happened.

I hemed two little sheets for Franklins bed.

Denia Blair come this evening. I was very glad to see her. I have not seen any of Marvins folks this week. Hope that tomorrow will be good.

8 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Thursday February 24, 1921

Thursday February 24, 1921

A clear colde day. Ben & Jim and I stripped tobacco. Josie got dinner. She had a good dinner.

Henry and Edna went to school.

Carrie come a few minutes this evening. While she was here Dave Walker come. He had not bin here in several years. We was all glad to see him but sorry that they had put him off his job.

Marvin is here tonight. They are all in the dineing room talking.

Henry has gone to Marvin to night to stay a while. Floid Reynols and Aubra Brumfield is there to night.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday April 26, 1921

Tuesday April 26, 1921

A good day. Very warm this evening. A thunder cloud now at 8 oclock. Ben plowed today. Jim plowed the garden and worked it with the hoe. Josie and I washed this morning. Josie got dinner. Carrie washed with their new washer. They are pleased with it.

Josie and the children all but Edna went to Marvins.

Josie washed the dineing room floor be fore she went. Reese carried Edna and I to White Falls. I caught three fish. Reese caught one. There was at least a dozen people at the river. I guess all had a good time if they did not get many fish.

The Mt Airy school closed to day.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday August  5, 1921

Friday August 5, 1921

A good day. Some cloud about but no rain. Jim & Ben and Henry finished going over the tobacco by dinner. Today they hauled rocks & sand to work on the hearth in the dining room. Josie ironed today. I done something all the morning. This evening Reese carried Edna and I to Whitefalls to fish. I caught several. Edna and Reese staid at the car most of the time.

Josie put up six quarts of tomatoes. Mrs Car peeled the tomatoes. That was a big help.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Friday September 23, 1921

Friday September 23, 1921

A good day. Ben worked at Eanes's. Jim plowed all day.

The children went to school. Josie washed the dineing room floor & hall steps. Cleane up all the morning. I churned & and killed a chicken and cooked it for dinner. Josie baked a cake this evening.

Mollie Reynols come a while. I walked with her as far as Marvins. The boys has gone to Marvins to tie tobacco. Henry & Josie has bin haveing toothache. I am sorrie for them.

I peiced on my quilt. Had thought to finish it this week but I know now that I will not finish it. Today is Reese Smiths birth day.

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday November 22, 1921

Tuesday November 22, 1921

A very good day. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco. Josie helped to tie some this evening. Josie got dinner and scrubed the dining room floor. Marvin moved two loads of hay to his home near Gretna. I went to Johnson Reynolds this evening. Mollie was sewing. Lizzie Bennett come here this evening and as I was not at home she come to Johnsons. She eat supper there. I thought I would stay until bed time but Ben come for me. I was glad to ride home. Lizzie brought me two nice pumpkins. I am so glad of them. Mollie gave me some turnip greens. I glad of that. Hope to enjoy them.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Wednesday December 21, 1921

Wednesday December 21, 1921

A good day. Jim hauled some chaff this morning. This evening he shucked corn. Ben worked on the dineing room floor this morning. This evening he went to Strait Stone. I went with him. Kate Harvey come this morning. Kate and I dressed 4 turkeys. One for Jim, one for Marvin, one for Josie, and one for Kate. This evening Marvin come and got his turkey and ham boiler. He had Hazel & Eva with him. I went with him as far as Reynols mail box and walked home. Mollie Reynols was not at home. Hattie Gilbert washed here today. The wind is blowing to night. I reckon they will all blow of the line. Heard today that Mrs Jessie Hutcherson has a son. There is a lot of travlins done today. The school closed today for holiday. Ben[?] has gone to the school house to night.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker

1920

Wednesday, April  7, 1920

Wednesday, April 7, 1920

A clear colde day. Ben & Jim & Owen worked on a ditch this morning. Ben went to Strait Stone this evening. The surveyor was at Thomsons. Johnson Reynolds & Marvin Smith went with Ben. Josie ironed. I went to Marvins this evening. Henry & Edna went to school. Lee Brumfield passed here to day. Stoped a few minutes. Marvin is here to night. They are all at the dining room. Josie is at work on Mabels flannel

4 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday, May 22, 1920

Saturday, May 22, 1920

A beautiful day. The men fixed tobacco land all day. Josie baked a cake this morning. We cooked rice and fried meat, made coffee, & baked bread. This evening Josie bathed all the children, cleaned up the dining room, moved the carpet off the floor. I went to Kate Harveys and Mollie Reynolds and Carries. I saw Lee Brumfield and several others. I have gone to sleep and bot[?]ed my book.

9 15 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Thursday, March  2, 1922

Thursday, March 2, 1922

A very bad day. The ground was covered with snow & ice and it rained most of the morning. Ben & Jim could not work at any thing much. Jim kept a good fire at the dining room. Ben went to Renan late this evening. He went horse back. He carried Kate Harvey some quilting frames. Henry went to school. I cooked the break fast & churned and killed a chicken and d[r]essed it. Josie cooked the dinner and made ice cream. We all did enjoy it. Josie got a letter from Carrie. I got one from Effie Brumfield and three of their pictures.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Sunday, April 23, 1922

Sunday, April 23, 1922

A clear cool day so cold that I am afraid it will frost tonight. We all staid at home all day. Ben and Josie has bin sick all day. They come to the dining room tonight. I do hope that they will soon be better and that none of the rest will get sick. Jim came home ok. He eat dinner at Marvins. I am glad that he did. Wish I could of bin there two. He came with Faber and Paul and Alma part of the way home. I am glad that he did get to come that way. Oh when I get to thinking about all of the children. I want to see them so bad but cant go and they wont come.

Last edit about 7 years ago by shutterbug
Monday, October  9, 1922

Monday, October 9, 1922

A bad day. Jim & Mr Booker went to Gretna. They have got back as far as Mr Bookers. It is raining so hard that any one would get wet in a few minutes. I did not milk but one cow tonight. The children are at the dineing room getting their lessons. Fanny Power is with them. She come up here last night from church. Henry made a proffession last night and joined the church. Josie has not suffered so much today. Ben commenced to strip tobacco today. The children went to school today.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart

1923

Sunday, March 11, 1923

Sunday, March 11, 1923

A rainy day very disagreable day. We was all at home at dinner. Henry went to Johnson Reynolds. Mildred Ferguson is seriously sick. Nellie got dinner. She baked potato pies that pleased the children. Ben helped Edna fix her beads. Painted them for her. Edna fed the calf for me. Mable is sitting up in the bed talking. She has a bunch of violets. I have stayed with the children in the dining room. Ben put papers under his mattress this evening.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Nathani
Wednesday, April 11, 1923

Wednesday, April 11, 1923

A good day. The men plowed all day. Ben broke his plow handle. They had Mr Bookers horse. The children has staid at the dining room today. Mabel is as cross as she can be. Nellie and I dont do any thing more than what is oblige to be done. Spend the ballance of the time attending to Franklin and Maybel. John carried the clothes home this morning for Lettie[?] to wash. Ben planted his dalah roots to day. Edna went to school today. She is broke down to night. Nellie got a checm to day for her going to see then.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Nathani
Saturday, May 26, 1923

Saturday, May 26, 1923

A good day. The men has plowed a little. Worked on the car some. Ben went to Strait Stone for some thing for the car. Henry and Ben and Lawson Emerson has gone gigging to night. Jim is at the dining room reading. Three of the children has gone to bed. I have wanted to go some where to fish but cant go. No one will take me. I could go most any evening if I had away. I think it is right to work but I think it is hard for me to stay right here all the time. Thas it what suits Jim and Ben. I dont know anything to write so I will [g?] some. Ednas cat is sick.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Wednesday, October 10, 1923

Wednesday, October 10, 1923

A good day. Ben commenced to [planting] wheat this morning. Jim stripped tobacco. The children went to school. I got dinner. Nellie kept Elain and helped what she could. She got supper. I went to see Lottie Craddock. She has a nice baby. The have not named him yet. Mabel done fine while she was there. She did not like to walk. Mr John Tucker ask us to ride on his truck. I was glad of it. Ben carried us nearly there be fore he commenced worke after dinner. I rocked Mabel to sleep tonight. Today is John Brumfields birth day. The children has come up from the dining room.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Nathani
Monday, November 12, 1923

Monday, November 12, 1923

A cloudy day. Rain tonight. The men stripped tobacco all day. Would of loaded the wagon if it had bin a good evening. Mildred Power went with Edna to school. Elizabeth stayed with Mabel. I was glad that she did stay. I cooked beef and cabbage for dinner. Lawson Power come for the children at dark tonight. He eat supper with us. I hope they got home ok. We will miss them. Hope that they my may come a gain when the weather is warm so that Maybel [sic] can go where she pleases. The children here are at the dining room playing rook.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Nathani
Sunday, December 16, 1923

Sunday, December 16, 1923

A good day. Ben fixed heater in the dineing room. Henry went to Lee Brumfield's a little while tonight. He said he was going to Strait Stone. Edna and Mabel has the chicken pox. The baby has bin cross all day. I have bin most sick all day. Lelia come and washed dishes this morning. I made out to get dinner. Mr. Sam Owen come here this evening. Wanted Ben to go and see if he could do any thing for his car. Ben has not come back yet. Hope he can fix the car so he can run it. We miss Jim very much.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Nathani
Monday, December 31, 1923

Monday, December 31, 1923

A cloudy day rain this evening and tonight. Lightning and thunder tonight. We all have bin at home all day. Ben cut the aspen that I wanted him to. The children carried most of the brush out for me. I washed some few things this morning. I had rain water to use. Hilda is here yet it was so bad she could not go home. They all have tried their [best]. Seven today had to stay in the house most of the time. Henry & Ben are at the dineing room tonight studying [puzzles?]. The last [entry]for this year. Mabel says she is glad Hilda did not go home.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
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