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1918

Thursday, January  3, 1918

Thursday, January 3, 1918

A clear colde day. Ben and Josie come home a while after 1 oclock this morning. They said that they had a fine time at Mr Edmons. Ben went to Renan and to see Charles this morning. Charles is feeling some better now. Hellen & Brumfield & Virginia Harvey come today. They are here now. I got breakfast and milked the cows. Josie got dinner. I sewed some made me three boddices. I have finished 8 little waists for Carries children. I worked the button holes and sewed on the buttons tonight.

9 30 oclock

Last edit about 6 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, January  4, 1918

Friday, January 4, 1918

A clear colde day. Ben moved the stove from the barn to the cabbin in the woods and cut wood fixin for a dance. Josie baked some cakes. I killed and cooked two chickens. Josie made sand witches and carried up there. Hellen and Virginia has bin here all day. Elsie and Bulah come in here. Elsie gave me some candy and Bulah gave oranges. Virginia gave me a box of candy.

I hope they may enjoy the dance. I had rather they had not had it but nothing else would not do. I am a fraid that there is so many there that they cant have a good time. I am so sleepy that I hardly can write.

11 30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, January  6, 1918

Sunday, January 6, 1918

A cloudy day rained some and sleeted. The ground is still covered with snow. Virginia staid all night here last night. This morning Jack and Irvin come a little while. Virginia went with them home.

I went to Marvins and Kate. Irvin come there. We all eat dinner there. Ben and Josie and the children staid at home all day. Carrie had custard at dinner and Josie had ice cream. We had some tonight at supper. I did enjoy it. Kate brought me a ball of yarn. I want to knit a pair of wristlets for Charles Harvey as soon as I get the kneedles to knit on.

8 30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, January  9, 1918

Wednesday, January 9, 1918

A fairly good day. Ben hauled wood most of the day worked at something all day. Josie is feeling some better to day. She sewed some. I got dinner. Josie got supper. The first day that we have had three meals this year. I went to Marvin_s this evening. Kate Harvey was there making Carrie a dress. I commenced to knit a pair of wristlets for Charley Harvey. I have bin at work on an apron to night. I intend to give it to one of Hattie Gilberts children.

9 30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, January 25, 1918

Friday, January 25, 1918

A clear day and some warmer. Ben has bin in the house all day but is some better off to day. Henry is sick tonight. I got breakfast and dinner. Josie got supper. Would not have got any but Mr Walter Carr come.

Josie ironed some. Josie fed the horses and hogs. I fed the cows. William Gilbert come this morning and split some wood for us. Marvin and John Smith went to Altavista to day. Mollie Reynolds come to Carries today. I got the yarn to knit for Bruce Sheppard sent it to day.

9 30 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, February  5, 1918

Tuesday, February 5, 1918

A clear and very colde morning. Some what cloudy tonight. Ben cut in the woods in the morning.

He went to Strait Stone this evening. Josie went with him. They went on the waggon and carried some chickens. Marvin Smith went to see Charles. Said he was feeling some better than he had bin. I do wish that the weather would get good so that I could get out some.

Josie made the fire in the stove this morning. I got breakfast. Josie got dinner.

9 30 oclock

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Thursday, February  7, 1918

Thursday, February 7, 1918

A clear good day.

Ben hauled feed and wood. Josie got dinner.

I went to Marvins and spent the day. Marvin went to the mill.

I hemed on Carries babys pieces. I enjoyed my visit so much.

I got a letter from Bruce and Thelma to day. Ben and Josie got home from the School House this morning just be fore one oclock. They said that they had a good time.

9 oclock

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Sunday, February 10, 1918

Sunday, February 10, 1918

A clear nice day. We all staid at home most of the day. Just at night Ben went to Charless to get his team to go to Long Island after guano.

Mr Owen come to day wants to move to morrow. He will move in the house that Mr Bailiss moved from.

Kate Harvey come to see us to day. Josie got dinner. She fixed every thing very nice. I think all of us enjoyed dinner.

I have not seen any of Carries folks to day. Paul sent me his gloves to mend. I guess I will mend them tomorrow if nothing happens.

9 40 oclock

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, February 11, 1918

Monday, February 11, 1918

A good day. Ben went to Altavista with Owen. They will stay allnight some where over there. Mr Mayhew went with them. Ben carried my calf. Frank Mays went to the Island for Ben.

Josie washed a big washing this morning. She finished a bought twelve oclock.

We all went up to Carries this evening.

A bout all of the snow has gone and it is so muddy that it is most impossible to travel at all.

8 40 oclock

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, February 12, 1918

Tuesday, February 12, 1918

A good day. Some clouds but no rain. Ben moved Sam Owen here today. Mr Mayhew brought one load for him. Ben is up at the cabbin now helpin fix up his things.

Carrie and Paul, Roy and Hazel was with her. Reese was at school. They intended to make some candy but could not get what they wanted to fix it with and did not make any. Some man come today and got the Wooding cow. Hope he wont be sorry that he got her.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, February 13, 1918

Wednesday, February 13, 1918

A good day. Ben went for a load of plunder for Owen. They got home a bout three oclock in the evening. He brought his cow. Ben went to Mr Laynes this evening to pay some money that Charles owed him. They are fixin to have a gatherin at the School House to morrow. Carrie and Josie made candy this evenin. They had good luck with it. I do hope they may do well with their sales.

Marvin bough him a cow to day.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, February 14, 1918

Thursday, February 14, 1918

A good day very warm for the time of year.

Ben helped Richard Wooding shuck corn. Josie made sandwichs and her and Edna went to the School House and carried them. They went by Carries and got the candy that Josie and Carrie made yesterday and sand witchs that Carrie made yesterday. Josie drove Prince was gone two hours. Did not take the harness off the horse at night. Ben and I and Henry went to the School House. I think they solde a bout all that they had to sell. There was a small crowd there. The roads are very bad yet.

I could not find my glasses so this is wrote 9 15 Friday morning.

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, February 17, 1918

Sunday, February 17, 1918

A good day. Ben went to see Charles this morning. He keeps mighty feeble. Lizzie and Paul Bennett and Reubin Reynolds was here for dinner.

Josie got dinner. She got a nice dinner. Fried ham and eggs tomatoes and potatoes and butter and preserves. She had it all so nice and attractive. I was proud of her fixin so well. I did not do any thing but keep company. Mr and Mrs Hutcherson was here this evenin. I was glad to have them. Lizzie and I went to Carries a while and to George Blairs and staid until bed time. Had a pleasant visit.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, February 18, 1918

Monday, February 18, 1918

A clear colde day. Ben and Owen went to Long Island after fertilizer. They got home a bout dark. Carrie and the children was here to day. Lizzie Bennett went home this evening.

Josie got dinner. I washed dishes after dinner. Josie got supper and washed dishes.

I brought in twenty one eggs to night.

Henry went to school to day the first time since Xmas.

9 30 oclock

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, February 25, 1918

Monday, February 25, 1918

A good day. Ben and Josie and I went to Mrs Carrs this morning. Josie and Franklin staid with Mr Carr. Ben Mrs Carr and I went to Altavista on business. Got back to Mrs Carrs at two oclock. We eat dinner and come home. Got home a bout four oclock. Henry went to school. Edna went to Marvins.

Lizzie Bennett and Ola and Gordon come down to see us all. I would of bin glad to see them and would of bin at home if I had of knowed that they would come. I was at Carries a little while this evening. Heard to day that poor Charles is worse off want to go and see him soon.

9 oclock

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Wednesday, February 27, 1918

Wednesday, February 27, 1918

A beautiful day.

Ben worked until noon then went to Mr Carrs burial. Josie and Franklin was down there. I got dinner then went with Ben to the burial. Henry went to school. Edna staid at Carries all day. We heard to day that Buck Farmer was buried to day. I set three hens this evening the first that I have set. Mr Owen plowed to day the first plowing that has bin done here this year. We had salet for dinner the first that we have had this year.

9 oclock

Last edit over 5 years ago by Elena
Thursday, February 28, 1918

Thursday, February 28, 1918

A good day. Ben worked on Charles corn house. Owen plowed. Josie washed. Denia Blair come a while this evening. I wrote to Irvin Craddock a bout the cow. Denia and I went to look at the hogs and cows then went to Marvins and looked at his cows and little calf. It is a beauty.

Marvin and Carrie went to Strait Stone this evening.

Heard to night that Mrs Oley Hubbard is dead. Died sudden.

9 10 oclock

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Friday, March  1, 1918

Friday, March 1, 1918

A nice morning. Wind and a little rain in the evening.

Ben and Owen went to Charles Brumfields to help shuck corn. They finished getting up his corn and finished covering his corn house.

Josie ironed the most of the day. Carrie and Roy and Hazel come and eat dinner with us. Josie helped to carry Hazel home. Gladis Brumfield come with Henry from school. Ben and Josie and Franklin went to Mrs Carrs to night. Ben will come home if nothin happens to him.

The children are all a sleep now.

8 40 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, March  3, 1918

Sunday, March 3, 1918

A beautiful day.

Ben carried me part of the way to Lee Brumfields. I had a good day. They had no company.

Miss Lillian Peak come be fore I come home. I started walkin met with Oscar Brumfield. Grace got his horse and buggy and brought me nearly home.

Ben and Edna come home Josie and Franklin staid at Mrs Carrs.

Henry was with me. Him and Hugh Brumfield played all the time we were at Lees.

8 30 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, March  4, 1918

Monday, March 4, 1918

A good day. Raining tonight.

Ben went and helped to cut Charles feed this evening. Owen plowed. I got out the beans that the Blair girls gathered last fall they are very nice.

Edna spent the evening at Aunt Carries. Henry went to school. Both the children have bad colds.

All gone to bed but me. I soon will be if nothing happens.

8 40 oclock

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Tuesday, March  5, 1918

Tuesday, March 5, 1918

A beautiful day.

Ben and Marvin finished shuckin and cribbing corn this evenin. Ben went to Jim Powers to try to sell Frank Mays horse. Mays shucked corn in his place. Ben brough Josie and the baby home from Mrs Carrs. I heard that Ethel Worsham has a girl born this morning.

To night Frank and George Blair and Irvin Craddock and Jim Craddock come here and staid until bed time. Irvin staid all night.

I went to Carries a while this evenin.

Henry went to school.

Edna went to Carries.

10:40 oclock

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Friday, March  8, 1918

Friday, March 8, 1918

A good day. Ben and Owen split wood in the woods to day. Josie washed. I staid with the children.

This evenin I went to George Blairs. They were shuckin corn there. Carrie and the children come down here this evening. Marvin was haulin wood to day.

Marvins colte got in the pasture with our horses this evening but did not get hurt.

9 oclock

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Monday, March 11, 1918

Monday, March 11, 1918

A beautiful day.

Ben cut feed for Marvin this morning. This evening Ben and Owen split wood in the woods.

Josie sewed some this morning. I got dinner.

This evening Josie and I went to Strait Stone. We drove Prince carried Franklin with us. Edna went to Carries.

Henry went to school. Kate Harvey come to Carries and would have come here if we had bin at home. I am sorry that I did not see her.

8 oclock

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Wednesday, March 13, 1918

Wednesday, March 13, 1918

A cloudy day and some rain. Ben and Owen and some of the neighbors worked the road that the mail carrier travels. To night Ben has gone to stay at Charles Brumfields. He [is] very sick.

Josie washed this morning and made Edna a dress this evening. To night she is sick. I got dinner. I went to Marvins this evening. All four of the school teachers went to spend the night at Mr Willie Mayhews.

Marvin Smiths plum tree is white with bloom. I am a fraid that the fruit will get killed.

8:45 oclock

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Thursday, March 14, 1918

Thursday, March 14, 1918

Cloudy all day. This evening there was a storm. Lightning and thunder wind rain and hail.

Ben and Owen helped rais a stable at Mr Woodings. Kate Harvey come here this morning. She brough some yarn for me to knit socks for the soldiers. I have commenced to knit.

Josie have not bin well to day. She made Franklin a dress this evening. I got dinner.

Edna went to Carries a while. Paul Smith and Roy come with her home. Henry went to school.

9:15 oclock

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Friday, March 15, 1918

Friday, March 15, 1918

A cool windy day.

Ben and Owen cleared off place for a barn that they want to build this year. I went to Charles this morning. I stayed nearly all day. Walked home. I come by Kates & Mollies and Carries. Josie had milked and had supper ready when I got home.

I was glad I had nothing to do -- I was tired. I finished my first sock that I knit for the soldiers and commenced another one. Will be glad when I am done them.

9:30 oclock

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Saturday, March 16, 1918

Saturday, March 16, 1918

A cool cloudy day.

Ben carried me to Renan this morning. I staid with Charles nearly all day. He is very bad off yet. Mag had quite crow[d] to day for dinner Miss Alice Wooding Mrs Duckey Kellie Mrs Sallie Strance.

A mink caugh one of my hens that was setting.

Josie killed a chicken and baked a cake.

Miss Mayhan and Virginia come here a while.

9 oclock

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, March 20, 1918

Wednesday, March 20, 1918

A cloudy day and some rain. Ben and Owen plowed some. Josie washed I got dinner. At twelve oclock Josie and Ben went to Renan. Lee Brumfield come by here to day on his way from the saw mill.

Said that he thought that Charles was wors that he was yesterday.

I want to know so bad whoo is with him tonight.

Carrie and the children come down a little while this evening. Mr Owen planted potatoes to day and Marvin did two.

8 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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

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Friday, March 29, 1918

Friday, March 29, 1918

A clear cool day.

A mink killed a hen here this morning. Ben called the Edmons boys and they killed the mink. I have had four hens killed lately and lost two settins of eggs.

Josie fixed up her furniture today. I worked a little in the garden this evening and went to Carries a while. Ben built a shelter for the hogs to day.

9 oclock

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