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1918

Monday, March 25, 1918

Monday, March 25, 1918

A clear colde day the wind blowed most of the day. Ben and Owen and Marvin and William Gilbert hauled rock and laid the foundation of a barn.

Josie put in a quilt this morning we quilted on it some.

Kate and Carrie come a little while this evening. I commenced an other sock to night that will be 5 pair.

9 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, March 26, 1918

Tuesday, March 26, 1918

A cool windy day.

Ben helped Marvin work on his barn. William Gilbert cut wood for Ben.

Josie washed.

I got dinner and staid with the children.

This evening Josie quilted I went to George Blairs. Denia was at home by her self. Isla and Cordia had gone to Wren Worshams. Nettie was at school. Nettie Blair and Bulah Brumfield and Virginia Harvey all went to Willie Mayhews this evening from school.

9:15 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, April 30, 1918

Tuesday, April 30, 1918

A cloudy morning and rain this evening.

Josie washed this morning did not hang out the clothes. She put in a quilt this evening and we quilted some. Ben went to Strait Stone this evening. Marvin went with him.

The branch was most passed fording. He come home and helped me milk.

10 oclock

Mr Bailiss come and bought some butter this evening.

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1920

Monday, May 24, 1920

Monday, May 24, 1920

Cloudy most of the day. Rain this evening. The men finished putting in guano to day. Josie staid at home all day. Carrie and Kate come a little while this evening. I went to George Blairs this evening. They had a quilt in. I quilted some. They were as nice to me as they could be. They sent me home. George Jr. brought me. I saw Mr Hutcherson. He was friendly as usual. I planted some sunflower seed to day. 9 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Monday, March 13, 1922

Monday, March 13, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim put on the plantbed canvas today. Lee & Oscar come here today to see a bout buying some feed. They eat dinner with us. Miss Willie Wooding come this evening & Ila & Cordie Blair and Nettie Hendricks and her little baby. The baby is a beauty. I think Josie made a bed quilt lineing and put a quilt in the frames today and we quilted more than half of it. Cordie & Isla & Miss Willie all quilted some. Edna has bin sick today. She could not go to school.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Ladybug1492
Tuesday, March 14, 1922

Tuesday, March 14, 1922

A good day. Rained a little and cleared off. Jim & Ben went to Renan and cut wood for Irvin Harvey until twelve oclock. They come home for dinner. They worked on the garden fence this evening. We quilted one of Josies quilts and commenced on another one.

Mrs. Norman Booker come and helped us quilt this evening.

Kate Harvey & Carrie Smith come a little while. Carrie had four of the children with her. I was so glad to see them. Would be glad to see Marvin & Paul & Roy. Hope to see all of them soon. Mrs Car has bin sick all the evening hope she will get well soon.

Last edit about 5 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, March 15, 1922

Wednesday, March 15, 1922

A rainy morning. Clear tonight. Jim & Ben worked on the garden this evening.

Henry & Edna went to school. Josie and [?] finished Josies quilt and put one in the frames. I quilted a little tonight.

Mrs Car is quite sick yet. I do hope she may be better by morning.

Jim found five little pigs yesterday morning. We are very glad of them & hope to rais them.

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart
Thursday, March 16, 1922

Thursday, March 16, 1922

A good day. Jim & Ben shucked some corn this morning & fed the stalks to the cows then worked on the garden. Josie cut a nice mees of turnip salit. I got dinner. Mrs Car was up today. Mollie Reynols was here today a little while. She helped us quilt some. We finished the quilt tonight. That is three that we have quilted this week. Irvin Harvey is here tonight he brought us some salit. We are mighty glad to get it. Nine oclock and bed time I think.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Ladybug1492
Monday, March 20, 1922

Monday, March 20, 1922

A cloudy morning. Colde and windy tonight. Ben put the wire a round the flower garden. Josie and I hope to enjoy planting things in the garden. I put a quilt together and Josie put one together and made a lineing. Josie got dinner. Mrs Car washed dishes and churned. We put a quilt in the frames. All of us quilted a square. Ben quilted a few lines. Jim come home this evening. Nellie went to see Carrie today. I am glad that she did. I want to see her so bad but I cant go. Josie has bin pent today. Henry & Edna went to school today.

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, March 21, 1922

Tuesday, March 21, 1922

A colde windy day.

Ben & Jim worked on the garden fence most of the day. It is so cold they quit before night.

Mrs Car churned this morning & washed dishes. Ben & Josie milked.

We quilted a while this morning. I got dinner. We all quilted this evening. I think most of the folks have gone to bed so that they can get warm. Henry & Edna went to scool (crossed out) school. Edna got a letter from Virginia wood (crossed out) Wooding today.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Ladybug1492
Wednesday, March 22, 1922

Wednesday, March 22, 1922

A colde day. Ben & Jim cut some wood in the woods.

Henry & Edna went to school. Ben & Josie milked. Mrs Car churned. I got breakfast and washed dishes and got dinner & supper. Josie & Mrs Car and I quilted some. We finished the quilt tonight.

Hattie & Elie washed to day. I tried to bring a chunk of fire from the parlor to my room and droped it. Burnt the drugget & the floor. I am sorry but it cant be helped now. I will not try such a thing a gain soon if ever.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Ladybug1492
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