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1919

Thursday, January  2, 1919

Thursday, January 2, 1919

A very rainy day the children did not go to school. Ben worked on Owens house.

Josie & sewed a little today was Carries birth day. I had thought I would go to see her but it rained so that I could not go. I had a letter from John was glad to hear from him and wish I could hear from the rest of them.

8 oclock

Last edit over 7 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, January  5, 1919

Sunday, January 5, 1919

Cloudy most of the day Ben went to John Hutchersons a while this morning

I went to Marvins and eat dinner. Carrie had a good dinner Josie and the children staid at home. Lee_s people is sick. Some of them very sick. I am so uneasy a bout them I want to hear from all of the children so bad hope I may hear soon.

We are having a very colde spell of weather

8 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, January  7, 1919

Tuesday, January 7, 1919

A clear colde day

Ben worked on Owens house most of the day. Josie done a big washin. I staid with the children and got dinner this evening. Ben and Josie went to Jim Powers Rufus and Max Car is visiting their mother

Miss Snead left Lee Brumfields to day. Charley Hutcherson carried her to Gretna. That is what Lee tolde Josie over the phone

8 30 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, January  9, 1919

Thursday, January 9, 1919

A cold windy day. Ben went to Glenland this morning to the meeting of the School Board. This evening he worked on Owens house. Jim Brumfield helped him today on the house. Josie and Virginia made some candy today. They got dinner. I worked some button holes in Hazel Smith's dresses and mended some things. Late this evening Edna and I went to Carries.

Virginia is here tonight.

Alma Bennett sent me a present today, a dress ready to wear. I am glad of it.

10 oclock and the wind is blowing hard and it is very cold.

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, January 17, 1919

Friday, January 17, 1919

A rainy day. Jim & Ben worked on Owens house some today. They went to Mr Worshams sale at Renan. They did not buy any thing. Josie and I have spent most of the day mending on the clothes.

Josie went to Carries through the rain. They were all getting on very well up there.

Clifton Reynolds has bin very sick. Heard today that he is improving. I was very glad to hear that. Ben had a letter from John today he was well.

10 o'clock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, January 26, 1919

Sunday, January 26, 1919

A good day. We had a hard rain last night. Jim & Nellie and Reubin Reynolds and Evylin Brumfield they went to Strait Stone to preaching and and come here for dinner. I am so glad that they come. Nellie & Josie went to see Carrie this evening. Jim went to Marvins. Mr Dews and his boys and Mayhew & Scruggs and Owen all come this evening and played croquet. Evylin played for us this evening. Josie is very much complain. She has a head ache.

10: oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, January 27, 1919

Monday, January 27, 1919

A good day. The men folks moved Owens tobacco out of the pit and put some of Bens in then commenced to build a hog pen. Josie & I got dinner. Nellie and Evylin Brumfield went to Blairs this morning. Come home by twelve, eat dinner, then Ben carried them to Johnson Reynolds, from there they went home.

Josie has not been well to day. I went to Marvins this evening.

Eva was sitting on the floor; the first time that I ever saw her on the floor. I finished a cap[?] that Josie commenced to night.

Every one is a bed but I so I will go soon.

9:10 oclock

Last edit over 7 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, January 29, 1919

Wednesday, January 29, 1919

A good day. Ben carried Miss Snead to Gretna this morning. Jim & Mr. Owen stripped tobacco. The children and I helped.

Josie got dinner. I washed dishes. Josie & Carrie went to Strait Stone, thought that the Ladies Aid Society would meet, there was no one there.

Willie Mayhew loaded his truck with Mr. Owen's tobacco this evening, wants to start to Danville in the morning.

I have finished knitting Mary Brumfield's cap.

Jim & Ben and Josie are playing cards.

9 oclock

Last edit over 7 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, January 31, 1919

Friday, January 31, 1919

A good day. The men folks stripped tobacco most of the day. Ben went to Greenfield Church to a meeting of some sort. Grace Brumfield & Kate Harvey spent the day with us. Carrie and the childen come this evening.

I sent Mary Brumfield's knitting home to day. Mr Owen got home last night at one oclock from Danville. He sold his last tobacco.

Ben & Jim are at the barn to night tieing tobacco.

9 30 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, February  4, 1919

Tuesday, February 4, 1919

A rainy day. Jim made him a tomato bed. Josie ironed and got dinner.

Ben come home from Danville tonight. He sold tobacco there today. Mayhew carried it on his truck.

Henry went to school today. I went to Carries a while this evening.

Jim hung up the meat this morning.

We heard to day that Willie Brumfield went to Robert Laynes. We thought that he would come to see us but he did not come.

9 15 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, February  5, 1919

Wednesday, February 5, 1919

A cloudy day. Ben & Jim put tobacco in the pit this morning. Ben & Owen helped Marvin kill hogs then worked on a plant bed. I went to Marvins and staid with the children while Carrie got dinner and made her sausage.

Marvin got 4 little pigs for him self and one for Wren Worsham. I have wrote a letter to Lottie Craddock to night. I am so sleepy I can't keep my eyes open.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, February  6, 1919

Thursday, February 6, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim and Owen worked on plant beds this evening. Ben sawed wood for Mr Edmonds.

Josie washed. I got dinner - then went after Franklin. He ran a way and went to Carrie's. He eat dinner up there. We all sat in my room tonight. The other fire place had some brick out so they would not make a fire in it.

9 oclock

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, February  9, 1919

Sunday, February 9, 1919

A cloudy day and a little snow. Jim and Sarah Emerson & two children went from here this morning. They went to Mrs Graveleys. Ben went to Marvins and while he was gone Willie Brumfield come. He eat dinner with us then Ben carried him by Robert Laynes and to Long Island on his way to Richmond. I was glad that he come that long.

After Ben and Willie went a way Josie and I and the children went to Marvins a while. Ben come home at dark to night.

8 30 oclock

Last edit over 4 years ago by ScarletB
Tuesday, February 11, 1919

Tuesday, February 11, 1919

A good day. The men folks hauled feed all the morning, finished a plant bed and plowed up a potatoe patch this evening. Josie finished Edna's dress today. Josie got a letter from Mary Brumfield to day.

I worked some button holes in Eva Smith's aprons & carried them home. Marvin is very much complaining this evening. Something killed one of my hens last night.

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

9 10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, February 20, 1919

Thursday, February 20, 1919

A colde cloudy day.

Owen plowed. Jim cut wood.

Ben come from South Boston this evening. He his is not feeling well tonight. He solde Pauls tobacco to day. I don't know what it brought. He has not tolde me. Irvin Lewis come this morning and got my calf. I paid him one dollar to carrie it.

Marvin carried Kates chickens to Long Island this morning. Virginia went with him. Marvin brought Jims pigs from Renan this evening. Lewis brought them from Gretna

I went to Kates today and to see Mag. She was not at home. I come home with Marvin on the car.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, February 24, 1919

Monday, February 24, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim & Owen cut and hauled some wood and sawed it this evening. Edna has bin sick to day. Josie has a bad cough. I got dinner.

I went to Marvins this evening. Kate Harvey was there. She was pieceing a bed quilt. Brought sewing she had done for Carrie.

Well I am a sleep. Well qu [sic]

8 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, February 26, 1919

Wednesday, February 26, 1919

A clear good day. Ben started to Richmond this morning. I have felt disapointed all day but I think it is best that I did not go. Josie is bad off with colde so she cant hardly go. Jim cut wood all day. Owen went to the mill this morning.

I have done most of the work today. Sallie Blair commenced to teach school to day. Mr Lewis carried Ben to Gretna. I heard from my calf to day. It brought me $20 12/cts.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, March  4, 1919

Tuesday, March 4, 1919

A good day. Ben and Owen cut wood this morning & shucked some corn this evening.

Jim worked on the orchard all day.

Josie got dinner and went to Carries this evening. Henry went to school, got knocked in a mud hole, and had to come home to change his clothes.

Tonight Tom & Claud Edmons come up here a few minutes to see Jim and talk a bout West Virginia.

Jim & Ben has gone to Renan.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, March  7, 1919

Friday, March 7, 1919

Cloudy this morning. Clear this evening. Ben went with Mr Dews to Gretna after his car. They had some trouble in getting it home. I do hope that they will be pleased with it. Jim helped John Hutcherson raise a barn this evening.

Josie & the children went to Carries this evening. I went a few minutes then cut a mess of Salit I fished a few minutes this evening. Caught three minows. No one here found it out but Mr Owen. I think he saw me. Josie had a letter from her mother this evening.

8 oclock

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Monday, March 10, 1919

Monday, March 10, 1919

A good day. The men folks cut wood until twelve. Ben carried Josie to Long Island this evening, Her mother met her and they started for W Virginia Max Carr was going with them part of the way. Edna & Franklin went to Marvins this evening. I went and come with them back.

Henry went to school.

Ben says that the roads is very bad. Johnson and Christinia Reynols come from Norfork this evening. Reubin met them at the Island

9 30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Neil Brumfield
Tuesday, March 11, 1919

Tuesday, March 11, 1919

A cool windy day the men folks put on the canvas for their plant beds this morning and cut & mauled this evening.

Kate Harvey come a few minutes to day. She eat dinner with us. She brought me some homony. I went with her part the way home. I carried Edna & Franklin to Marvins and Carrie looked after them while I went to Posie Reynolds and got some turnip salit.

We heard to day that Tom Lumpkins and Tom Johnson was dead, one of them at Danville and one at New Port News. Johnson Reynolds went to Danville to be at Lumpkins burial.

Jim got a letter from Nellie telling him that Mr Walker is very sick.

Jim & Ben walked over to the store at Renan to night. Mr Lewis was not there so they come home soon and went to bed.

10 oclock

I finished pickin the 1919 crop of cotton to night.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, March 13, 1919

Thursday, March 13, 1919

A good day. Ben & Owen hauled wood. Jim cleaned up the brush in the orchard.

Edna & Franklin and I went to Marvins. I cut some salit as I come home. Marvin was plowin; the first time the land has bin dry enough in a long time. Marvin & Carrie went to Strait Stone yesterday. They bought several things. Kate stayed with the little children while they were gone.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, March 14, 1919

Friday, March 14, 1919

A cloudy cool day. Ben plowed. Jim fixed up the grape vines at the garage and plowed over his potatoe patch. Bettie Rosser ironed here today.

Mr Dews carried his car to Gretna this morning.

Ben had a letter from Josie. She wants to come home tomorrow. I wont be surprised if there is snow by morning.

Lee is in Danville with his last tobacco. Otie Kellie and several others went to Chatham today.

Edna & Franklin has bin in doors all day today.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, March 16, 1919

Sunday, March 16, 1919

A cloudy day. No rain.

Ben went to Cedar Forest this morning to meet Josie. She staid at Altavista last night on her way from W Va. I think she had a good time and was glad to get home. The children was so glad to see her and all the rest of us was glad. There has not bin much traveling as the roads is so bad.

I went to Marvins a few minutes this evening. Carrie was complaining of the head ache. Hope she will be well soon.

8:30

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, March 17, 1919

Monday, March 17, 1919

A partly cloudy day Ben & Owen hauled tobacco stalks and shucked two shocks of corn. Ben went to the mill got home after dark.

Kate Harvey come down here a while. I went to Carries a few minutes then cut some salit.

Josie staid at home all day. Franklin tried to ride the tricicle nearly all day. Miss Salie Strange and Effie Brumfield went to Mr Willie Mayhews tonight. Edna went to school to day. 9 oclock.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, March 19, 1919

Wednesday, March 19, 1919

A clear cool day. Ben helped to rais a barn for Mr Doss. He come home for dinner. Mr. Owen plowed this evening. Jim worked on one thing an other all day.

Josie and I staid at home all day. Bettie Davis washed here to day.

Henry and Edna went to school to day. Carrie and her three babies come down this evening. I was glad to see them. I am so sorry for Carrie. She worries so and does have so much to do she dont know what to do first.

Jim & Ben & Marvin worked on Marvins pump and got it to work this evening.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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 about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, March 21, 1919

Friday, March 21, 1919

A beautiful day. Jim & Ben planted potatoes & onions & peas.

Josie and helped some.

I made some soap this evening. This morning I cut some salit and carried it to Mrs Owen. We had salit for dinner. I cut that yesterday. Josie cut salit to day for tomorrow.

Henry & Edna went to school to day. Franklin played out nearly all day.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, March 22, 1919

Saturday, March 22, 1919

Cloudy most of the day. Ben plowed to day. Mr Owen planted potatoes. Jim carried stalks to the cows. Josie ironed & got dinner. I washed a little. I made the button holes in Hazel Smiths cloak and carried it home. Carrie was busy fixin for tomorrow. She is thinkin of going to meeting tomorrow.

Lucius Gravely come here tonight to go with Ben to Strait Stone to night. Marvin carried them. The lights on Bens car would not work. Josie and the children has all gone to bed.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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 over 6 years ago by dy957
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