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1919

Monday, June  2, 1919

Monday, June 2, 1919

A little shower this evening.

Ben went to Chatham this morning. Carried Henry with him. Nellie went home.

Ben brought Edna home. She was very much pleased with her trip to Chatham.

Josie gathered a bucket of cheries this morning.

This evening Mollie Reynolds came to the currant bushes. I met her. We gathered nearly two gallons of currants.

Jim plowed nearly all day on the patches.

10 clock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, June  4, 1919

Wednesday, June 4, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim plowed in the corn. Ben carried Josie & Edna and Franklin to Jim Powers at twelve. Henry & I went as far as the crossin at Starkeys.

We fished until Ben come back then come home. Then I went to where Booker Callums lives on Mrs Haleys land. Mollie Reynolds and I hunted strawberries. Did not find many. I milked by lantern light to night.

We had new Irish potatoes for dinner to day. They was fine. I made a few preserves this morning.

10:15 oclock

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Saturday, June  7, 1919

Saturday, June 7, 1919

A good day. The men folks finished replanting tobacco. Josie got dinner. She had fried chicken and peas and beets. This evening she scrubed the cook room floor.

Mr Jim Power & wife come up here after cherries.

I went fishing. Grace B carried me. We got a mighty nice string of fish.

Hugh Brumfield come a while this evening. Got as many cherries as he could eat.

Jim and Ben has gone to Strait Stone to night.

Ethel Worsham has a son born this morning that is the 19th grand childe.

Kates cow has a calf. Came last night. I was so glad to see Kate this morning.

10 oclock

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Tuesday, June 10, 1919

Tuesday, June 10, 1919

A good day. The men folks worked on their tobacco all day.

I washed a little this morning. Josie got dinner. She had croped [?] greens and beets, onions & potatoes and tomatoes and pies. It was all good but worked her two hard.

This evening I went to George Blairs. The girls were seeding cherries. Denia & Mrs Hutcherson was gone to see Ethel Worsham. I come by Carries. Josie was there. We seeded some cheries.

10 oclock

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Friday, June 13, 1919

Friday, June 13, 1919

A good day. The men folks cut wheat the most of the day.

Josie washed to night. She has the tooth ache.

This evening I went to Carries. She was boiling dew berries to make some jellie.

Henrys duck eggs hatched to day.

Josie made Edna two little peticoats. I think they are pretty.

Marvin went to Altavista this evening for Murphist Harvey.

10 oclock

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Saturday, June 14, 1919

Saturday, June 14, 1919

A good day. Some clouds this morning but no rain here. Ben finished cutting wheat at Marvins and at home.

Josie has had the tooth ache all day. I got dinner.

This evening Marvin let Paul Bennett carrie me & Henry to White Falls. We come with Robert Reynolds as far as Renan. Paul brough me home.

Gordon and Frances and Earl & Lizzie Bennett come down here this evening. Lizzie is with us tonight.

Henry and I had a good time if we did not catch many fish. Robert stopped at Alice Thomsons and got the ice cream freezer.

I had two invatations from the grand children to be at their graduations, one in Chatham and one in Richmond.

Ben and Josie went to Renan tonight.

11 oclock

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Monday, June 16, 1919

Monday, June 16, 1919

A good day. The men plowed tobacco all day. Josie picked two gallons of dew berries this morning and some this evening.

She went to Carries this evening.

I worked some in the garden this evening a bout the most that I have done in the garden this year. Jim has worked it a bout all this year.

Josie boiled some berries to make jellie. Left it to drip to night.

10 oclock

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Wednesday, June 18, 1919

Wednesday, June 18, 1919

A good day. Jim & Ben sowed some peas. Ben went to Lee B after them and carried all the children. Henry carried two doz eggs. He bought match and fly powder & chewing gum.

Henry done his first plowing to day. Dr Bennett and Henry Bennett come to see Jim & Ben today.

Josie ironed this morning. I got dinner. This evening I ironed some & then went to the sweet potatoe patch. They are lookin well. I come through Jims tobacco ground. The tobacco is growing some.

10:15 oclock

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Friday, June 20, 1919

Friday, June 20, 1919

A good day and very warm. Jim plowed all day laying by corn. Oscar and Henry Brumfield finished thining corn this morning. Oscar plowed this evening. Henry & Hugh played all the evening. Henry went with Hugh home this evening.

Ben went to the meeting of the school board at Green field this morning.

Edna and I went to White Falls. Ben carried us and come and brought us home.

Josie got dinner. She cooked cabbage and potatoes and baked apples.

10 oclock

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Saturday, June 21, 1919

Saturday, June 21, 1919

A good morning. It rained a nice shower this evening.

Ben finished cutting wheat at Lees this morning. Oscar Brumfield brought the binder home this evening.

Ben carried Jim a part of the way to Gretna. Mr John Ramsey carried him to Gretna. Ben did not go to the Lodge tonight.

Josie gathered some dew berries this morning. Caned them this evening.

I was at Carries a few minutes this evening.

10 oclock

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Wednesday, June 25, 1919

Wednesday, June 25, 1919

A cloudy day and raining tonight. The men folks cant do any thing much.

Josie sowed some this morning. This evening she went to see Mrs. Edmons & Miss Alice Wooding. Did not see Miss Alice as they dont let any one go in to see her. I hope that they both may soon be better.

I got a letter from Julia Fergerson this evening. Was glad to hear from her. I wrote John Brumfield a letter today.

Paul Bennett is very much complaining to day. Jim Brumfield carried some rye to Charley Hutcherson for him to grind. Walked and carried it rather than hitch a horse to a buggy.

10 oclock

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Thursday, June 26, 1919

Thursday, June 26, 1919

A rainy day. The branch was as high as it most ever gets. It has rained three nights nearly all night. We had fried apples and eggs for dinner.

Jim & Ben went to George Blairs this morning. They had to wade the branch to get a cross.

Jim bought some butter from Sallie Blair. He would insist on going home so Ben carried him to Long Island. When Ben got to the creek at Cedar Forest it was up so that he would not cross with the buggy. He put his horse up at Mr Johnsons and come over on a boat and walked home. He brough some mail for several people. The carrier did not make his round on account of high water. I am very glad that things are not worse than they are.

10 oclock

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Sunday, June 29, 1919

Sunday, June 29, 1919

A good day. Cool north east wind blowing. Henry & Ben went to Mr Hankins and got three of his little ducks that got a way when the branch was so high. We all eat dinner at home.

Ben went this evening to meet Jim. Marvin went with him. I went as far as Lee Brumfields. Spent a pleasant evening. Kate Harvey is in Roanoake to see Pearl Wigginton in the hospitle.

Beaula Brumfield is staying with Virginia Harvey.

Jim is here Ok tonight. Carries children was here this evening.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, June 30, 1919

Monday, June 30, 1919

A good day. The men chopped in the tobacco.

Josie got dinner and washed this evening.

I went to White Falls fishin. Grace Brumfield carried me from Renan & brought me that far back. I walked home. I saw five plows going in one field at Johnson Reynolds and mowing at the same time.

10 oclock

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Wednesday, July  2, 1919

Wednesday, July 2, 1919

A good day. Ben & Owen & Jim plowed this morning. This evening Jim mowed. Ben & Josie went to Mrs Coats burial.

Henry & Edna and Franklin went to Marvins. Henry carried his ducks with him up there to play with. I went to Mr Hutchersons. Denia and Sallie Blair was there. Anna Mayhew and two of her children was there. Mrs Hutcherson in tends going to Richmond tomorrow for to see the Dr. I hope she may get well.

9 O Clock

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Thursday, July  3, 1919

Thursday, July 3, 1919

A good day and very hot. Ben raked up his hay. Jim and Owen plowed. Josie ironed this morning. Carrie come this evening and brought all the children. Josie & Carrie went after berries. Found the cow in the corn. They got some berries & lots of chickers (dont know how to spell them). Josie made plum jellie this evening. I got up the onions this evening. Henry and Paul helped me put them in the buggy house up stairs.

Mrs Hutcherson started to Richmond this morning. I do hope she may come home a gain.

10 oclock

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Sunday, July  6, 1919

Sunday, July 6, 1919

A good morning. We all staid at home. Nellie & Evylin come this morning. Mr Tup Walker brought them. Kate Harvey & Carrie Smith and the little children come a little while. Jim & Ben went to the creek. Had to hurry back on account of a cloud. We have had the hardest rain I most ever saw. The branch is as high as I ever saw it. Washed the fence a way below the spring. Oh I am so sorry a bout the high water.

Evylin is playing the piano.

10 oclock

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Tuesday, July  8, 1919

Tuesday, July 8, 1919

A good day. Jim & Ben fixed up the fence that washed down Sunday night. This evening Jim went & helped George Blair thrash wheat. Ben and Owen hauled up wheat. Josie got dinner. She cooked cabbage and potatoes & symblings.

This evening Marvin carried Gladys and Effie Brumfield to White Falls fishin. We caught several small fish. They finished mending the race & commenced grinding new wheat.

I droped my knife in the river. The water was mudy so that I could not see it. I got down and felt for it and found it. I know it is foolish to to write about it but I keep thinkin a bout the surprize that I found it.

10:30 oclock

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Saturday, July 12, 1919

Saturday, July 12, 1919

A good day. Ben went to the meeting of the school board and a meeting of some sort a gain to night. He has gone to Strait Stone to the meeting of odd fellows. Marvin & Lucius Gravely went with him.

Jim worked all day.

Mr Owen went to the mill.

Josie got dinner. She baked some pies for Sundays dinner.

I went to Marvins this evening. Carrie was finishing up the little girls dresses.

10:10 oclock

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Monday, July 14, 1919

Monday, July 14, 1919

A shower this morning. Clear this evening. The men commenced to plow but the rain stoped them.

This evening Ben carried me and Henry & Reese to Cedar Forest. We caught a few fish. Stoped at Strait Stone and got a few things.

Nellie come today. Her & Jim picked black berries all the evening.

Kate come this evening. Ben & Jim went with her home.

Virginia went to Brookneal this morning. She went to Ed Harveys to visit.

Alma Bennett come to Carries yesterday. She is doing some sewing. I want to go and see her soon.

10:30 oclock

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Tuesday, July 15, 1919

Tuesday, July 15, 1919

A good morning. Rain this evening and tonight. The branch has bin out of the banks and washed a way the foot bridge the third time in the last month.

Ben & Jim & Owen plowed in their tobacco this morning.

Nellie made preserves and caned berries all the morning.

Josie got dinner. I milked two cows and Josie one. She helped me milk.

Wren Worsham carried me & Henry and Isla Blair to Worshams pond to fish. I caught 4 small carp. I was glad to get them. We got back as far as George Blairs before it rained. George Jr brought us home. I am glad that they are so good to me. I eat dinner with Wren & Isla at a good spring on the hill.

Suiter? Blair and wife & son come to George Blairs this evening. I wanted to see Denia but she was at Ethels. I milked the cows after supper.

10:30 oclock

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Wednesday, July 16, 1919

Wednesday, July 16, 1919

A clear morning. A hard rain this evening. The branch was all out of the banks a gain. Jim & Nellie started to the Island. They had got as far as Arch Moons when the rain began to fall. When [it] quit so that they could, they come back home.

Josie got dinner. I churned this evening. Josie made Henry a blouse. I went to Marvins.

Alma was makeing Carrie a dress. Marvin went to the mill this morning. Did not get his grain ground.

Jim brought the olde hog this evening.

10 oclock

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Saturday, July 19, 1919

Saturday, July 19, 1919

A rainy morning and it is raining to night. Did not rain all day but the most of it.

Jim carried Nellie to Gretna this morning.

Josie got dinner. To day she is complaining is hardly able to go.

The children and I went to Marvins. Alma Bennett was makeing Carrie a dress.

Josie got early supper. Jim did not get any dinner today.

9:30 oclock

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Monday, July 21, 1919

Monday, July 21, 1919

Rain a gain to day. The boys toped some tobacco this morning.

Josie washed some this morning and went to Carries this evening.

I went to see Mag this evening. They were all well. Doris & Fannie had gone to Mrs Kellies. I come by Kates to see Jack but did not see him. Irvin & Jack had gone to Lee Brumfields for some aples.

I started to walk up there. I went by Marvins. Reese wanted to take me and they let him. I am mighty glad that they did as it rained so hard that I could of hardly got home. Cordie & Nettie was at the store.

10 oclock

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Tuesday, July 22, 1919

Tuesday, July 22, 1919

Rain a gain to day. Old as I am I don't think I ever saw such a time. Jim & Marvin an Paul Bennett all started to Chatham this morning. We have not heard a word from them yet. Carrie & the children staid here all day and they are here tonight. Jack Harvey come to see us today. He is lookin well. Heard to day that Mrs Hutcherson had come home. Hope she may get well.

I had a letter from John to day.

Alma Bennett made me a bonnet to day.

10 oclock

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Wednesday, July 23, 1919

Wednesday, July 23, 1919

Cloudy most of the day but no rain. Ben went to Strait Stone this evening and got roofing for the barns and ice cream freezer. Owen went some where and got some pigs.

Josie got dinner. I went to Johnson Reynolds. Julia Fergerson was there and Cliftons wife & baby came this evening.

Mollie Reynolds went to see Mrs Hutcherson. She is mighty feeble. Paul Bennett come from Chatham to day. Marvin did not come. Kate went to Strait Stone this evening. Reese Smith carried her. I walked to Reynolds and walke most every where else that I can.

Oh that I could help my self.

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Friday, July 25, 1919

Friday, July 25, 1919

A good day. Ben helped the Edmons build a barn. Jim and Marvin come from Chatham to day. They had bin on a jurie.

Josie cooked a big pot of snaps. She ironed most of the day and is sick to night.

Ben carried Henry & I to White Falls. I caught several small fish. Jack Harvey come & got the team & waggon and went to the mill for his mother and hauled some wood. Alma is at Marvins to night.

10 oclock

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Saturday, July 26, 1919

Saturday, July 26, 1919

A good day. Ben went to Brookneal this morning.

Jim sowed a turnip patch this evening.

Josie got dinner. She killed a chicken and baked pies this evening.

I went to Marvins this evening. Alma Bennett and I staid with the children. Marvin and Carrie went to Strait Stone to preaching. The protracted meeting commenced to day.

Earl and Lizzie Bennett come to Carries this evening. Lizzie come with me home. I am glad that she came.

Edna & Franklin went to Mr Hutchersons by themselves this morning.

12 oclock

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Sunday, July 27, 1919

Sunday, July 27, 1919

A good day. Jim staid at home all day. Ben went to Long Island and brought Mary Brumfield home with him.

Lizzie Bennett and [I] went to Strait Stone to preaching. Earl Bennett carried us and brough us home. They had dinner on the ground and had a plenty for all hands. Ben carried Lizzie to Johnson Reynolds to night. Mary & Henry & Edna all went with him. They have not got back yet.

Josie got dinner at home. She cooked a chicken & butter beans and corn.

Marvin & all of his family were there at preaching & Ren and his family.

10 oclock

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Monday, July 28, 1919

Monday, July 28, 1919

Clear this morning. A thunder sower this evening. The men folks plowed some this morning.

Josie got dinner & churned this morning. This evening she kept Eva Carries baby and Paul and Roy was here two. Mary Brumfield was here all the evening.

I went with Effie Brumfield to White Falls. We had Lees hors & buggy. We caught several fish. We got as far on our way home as Kate Harvey. Effie brought me as far on my way home as the forks of the road at Johnsons barns.

The Preachers come home with Marvin Smith tonight.

10:30 oclock

Kate Harvey comed my hair this evening while it was raining.

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