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1919

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 almost 10 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 almost 10 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 over 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 about 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 almost 10 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 almost 3 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 over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, December 22, 1919

Monday, December 22, 1919

A good day. Jim went home. Marvin went to Altavista.

Josie baked some cakes & washed some.

Ben sawed wood for Lee.

Henry & Edna went to school.

Two col girls washed for Josie.

I kept the baby most of the day.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, December 25, 1919

Thursday, December 25, 1919

A beautiful day. We was all at home at dinner. Ben hunted a little. He killed a rabbit and a bird.

I got dinner. We had sparribs & cabbage & chicken and cakes. We had no company.

Carries children come a while this morning. Carries and Bens children gave me some nice presents. I was invited to dinner at Lee Brumfields but I did not go.

Josie straitened up things some but the baby cried so much that she could not do anything much.

The children spent the day playing with the toys that they got this morning.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, December 29, 1919

Monday, December 29, 1919

A cloudy morning & a little snow. Clear this evening.

Thelma & Mary and I went to Mag Brumfields and spent the day. Ben carried us and come after us. Mag had as nice a dinner as I ever set down to. Rees & Paul Smith and Hugh Brumfield was there.

Josie staid at home with the children. The baby is so cross that there is no doing anything with her. I am sorry for her & Josie two. Josie looks worn and tiered.

Charles Harvey was home today. Kate & Virginia Harvey come to Mags a few minutes this evening.

Tonight Ben & Thelma & Mary has gone to Graves Moses. They are haveing a party there tonight.

8 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, December 30, 1919

Tuesday, December 30, 1919

A very windy morning but a good evening. Jim & Nellie and Evylin Brumfield came last night a bout nine oclock. Ben & the girls come home this morning at half passed four We were all at home at dinner Today we had a nice turkey for dinner it was Josies turkey. And mince pie & cakes and custard

This evening Jim hunted with Marvin a while then they set a plant bed on fire.

Ben & Evylin & Thelma & Mary and Charley & Virginia Harvey went to Jim Powers to a dance. Josie did not go on account of the little baby The baby has bin better today than she was yesterday Jim has gone to the store tonight.

8 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Saturday January  8, 1921

Saturday January 8, 1921

A cloudy day. No rain yet. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco all day. Mr Owen helped a little. I got dinner. I boiled the last hog face and baked the last potatoe pumpkin. Josie made Edna a dress and Mabel two caps. I think that Mabel was quieter than she has ever bin since she could walk. Carrie come a few minutes. She brought some apples. They was highely appreciated.

Jim & Ben went to Strait Stone tonight. I went to sleep and dropped my book. Josie and Henry and Edna are playing cards.

8 oclock

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday January 14, 1921

Friday January 14, 1921

A very bad day. Hail & rain and sleet. The ice was so heavy that some trees broke. The olde cut paper here broke badly.

Jim and Ben stripped tobacco. Ben milked for me this morning. I was a fraid I might fall on the ice.

I got dinner and churned. Mr Sam Owens baby is very sick. Josie went up there this evening. I am sorry for them but cant help them. Marvin solde tobacco at Gretna today. Was well pleased. I am so glad. I have not seen any of Marvins people in some time. Hope the weather will soon be better so I can get a round.

Mabel has woke up. She gives her mother a hard time. I pittie Josie and the baby.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday January 16, 1921

Sunday January 16, 1921

A clear day. Snow on the ground yet. We all was here at dinner. Jim went to Marvins this morning. Ben went to Owens late this evening. Owens baby is sick. Josie and I got dinner. We did not get any supper. I think now I will be so glad when I can go a round and not be colde. Mabel has woke up. She is one of the worst babys that I have ever seen.

I promised Ben 50 cts to carry the calf from the stable to the shop.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday January 18, 1921

Tuesday January 18, 1921

A clear colde day. The children went to school.

Jim and Ben was at Gretna. They staid all night at Chatham with Jims family. Come to Gretna and got breakfast and solde their tobacco & come home. They got home a bout dark.

Solde reasonably well I think.

Josie & I cut rags some today. Josie went to Marvins a little while this evening. Mabel was good to day for her to be.

Heard today that Mrs Jack Kellie was buried Saturday. I guess she will be very much missed. I found Henrys knife and 5 cts in the shucks. I have not tolde him yet.

Ben gave me a pair of overshoes to night.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday January 27, 1921

Thursday January 27, 1921

Snowed a gain last night. This morning was very colde. Ben milked the cows for me and fed the calf. Jim and Ben stripped tobacco. Henry did not go to school. He made pathes a round to several places. I fed the chickens and brought some water. I have 18 little chickens for the hawk I am a fraid. We cooked dinner in the dining room by the fire place. Wood is scarce for the range.

The little baby has bin very cross. She has a colde. I hope she wont get sick and they can all keep well. I beg for strength and patience to stand what I have to.

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
Thursday February  3, 1921

Thursday February 3, 1921

A beautiful day. Ben and Josie got up at three oclock in the morning and dressed and started for Charlottesville. They got to Gretna in time to take the train. Jim staid all night at Chatham and come to Gretna and solde a load of tobacco. He got back home a bout dark. He was very well pleased with what his tobacco brought. Henry went to school. The rest of the children done as well as could be expected. Franklin was sick the most of the day. Mabel staid up tonight until after nine oclock.

They are all abed now and a sleep but Edna.

9:30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday February  4, 1921

Friday February 4, 1921

A good day. Jim helped Mr Owen strip tobacco. Henry went to school. Edna and I staid with Mabel and Franklin. Franklin was sick all night and part of today. He is better tonight.

Ben and Josie come from Charlottsvill to day. They had a blow out that delayed them some. I am so glad that they got home as well as they did.

Carrie come a few minutes this evening. She is bad off with a colde. Jim and Ben has gone to the school house to night to a farmers meeting.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday February 14, 1921

Monday February 14, 1921

A good day. Jim & Ben and Marvin killed a hog for Ben. Mr Sam Owen moved from here today. I felt sad to see them go but I hope he has bettered him self. He moved to Mr George Allens.

Henry and Edna went to school.

Josie got dinner and supper. I fixed up after hog killing.

Josie went to Marvins this evening. She carrie[d] Franklin and Mabel. Mollie Reynols was there a while. I would of like to see them all. I would be glad to see all of the children. I may never see them all any more.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday February 27, 1921

Sunday February 27, 1921

A cloudy day. Ben packed his tobacco down ready to load on the truck. Shucked some corn. Helped a man get his car out of the mud. Hitched Prince to the car and pulled it out. Went to meet Jim. Marvin went with him.

Josie and I went to Marvin. Edna, Franklin, and Mabel went. Henry went to Johnson Reynols. Heard to day that a childe was burnt to death at Clide Reynols's. No one know what will happen in a day. I feel glad when all is reasonable well and have enough of things to be comfortable. I wish I could be more thankful and more humble than I am.

Carrie comed my hair today.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday March  1, 1921

Tuesday March 1, 1921

A beautiful day. Jim and Marvin went to Gretna. Marvin carried his cow to Mr Scrugs and solde him the calf. He had started to ship the calf. Jim carried a box of meat to send to Chatham for his folks.

Ben solde the last of his tobacco in Danvill to day. Ben and Josie went to Danville. They bought several things. Got home at dark. I am so glad that they are all at home and all are well.

I staid here with Edna & Franklin and Mabel. I ironed until twelve oclock. Charles Harvey come in a few minutes this morning. I do want to see Kate Harvey so bad. I will go over as soon as I can.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday March  7, 1921

Monday March 7, 1921

A good day. Ben sowed grass seed. Jim planted things in the garden & a potatoe patch. Josie sowed for Franklin most of the day. This evening I went to George Blairs. Denia was not at home. I had a pleasant time with the girls. I stoped at Mr Hutchersons. Mrs Mayhew was there. I am glad that she is able to get round that much. I enjoyed being with them.

Kate Harvey come to Marvins and her and Carrie come here. I am sorry that I was not at home. Marvin went to the Iland for a phonogapt for Carrie and Josie. Ben and Josie have gone up there to night and I dont know when they are coming back. Mabel stayed a wake until after nine oclock. Marvin solde Jerrie [Jennie?] to day.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday March  8, 1921

Tuesday March 8, 1921

A good day. Jim and Ben plowed most of the day. Josie sowed. Made the baby some under bodies. I potered a round until dinner. Then I went with Carrie and the children to Gretna. Reese drove the car. We had a good trip. Bought a few things. Miss Carter come in a few minutes. Eula Mayhew come in a while. Mr Owen hauled a load of corn this morning. Ben has bin playing the musick box to night. I enjoy hearing it.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday March 18, 1921

Friday March 18, 1921

A good day. Ben & Jim got up their corn by twelve oclock then Jim plowed and Ben and Josie went to Gretna. Bought a few things. I stayed with the baby. Henry & Edna and Franklin all went to school. Josie ironed some this morning. I got dinner. We all went to Marvins this evening. Mollie Reynolds was there. I was glad to see her.

Tonight Jim & Ben & Henry went to the school house to a meeting of the farmers. Mr McCormic staid at Marvins last night.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday March 20, 1921

Sunday March 20, 1921

A good day. All of us staid at home until twelve oclock. Then Ben & family went to Rob Hubbards. I went to Marvins. Kate Harvey and Dr Wigginton and Pearl come and I was glad to see them. Marvin and Jim walked a round most of the evening. Mrs Edmons sent for the dr this evening. Dr Wigginton went to see her. Ben brought five nice fish home with him. I was glad to get them.

Josie and the baby staid with Mrs Hubbard tonight and will stay until Wednesday if nothing happens.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday March 21, 1921

Monday March 21, 1921

A good day and very warm for March. Ben plowed all day. Jim worked in the garden. Mr Willie Allen and Mr Owen shucked corn today. Henry and Edna & Franklin went to school.

I have bin busy nearly all day.

Josie is at Mr Hubbards. I miss her and the baby so much. I went to Carries a few minutes this evening. She had bin sweeping. Harold Mayhew is at Marvins tonight.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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