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1918

Thursday, January 10, 1918

Thursday, January 10, 1918

A clear day.

Ben sawed wood and cut feed to day. Marvin Smith and William Gilbert helped him. This evening he went to see Charles and went to Renan.

Josie got dinner and supper to day. She cut some quilt pieces.

I sewed some.

9 30

Henry is not well tonight.

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, February  8, 1918

Friday, February 8, 1918

A clear morning cloudy this evenin. Ben hauled some wood this morning.

Cut feed and sawed wood this evening. Marvin Smith and William Gilbert helped him. Josie swept the yard some and got dinner.

Some man passed here today and a greed to take the cow that I bought from Marvin. Johnson Reynolds colte is here tonight. He went to Gretna today. Have not heard how tobacco solde to day.

9 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, March  7, 1918

Thursday, March 7, 1918

A good day. Ben and Tom and Chesley Edmons and Owen sawed barn logs.

I went to see Charles Brumfield. I eat dinner with Kate Harvey. Josie staid at home and fixed for company to night. Effie and Hellen Brumfield and Lillian Peak come here from school. Tom and Chesley Edmons come they are playing cards.

To night there is a light in the north. I wrote on the wrong page a few nights ago. Mrs Kellie was at Renan. She said that Otie Kellie was gone to get him a new car.

Henry and Edna is in the parlor to night.

9 o:clock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, October 30, 1918

Wednesday, October 30, 1918

A cloudy day and the wind is blowin to night.

Ben and Owen sawed logs to carry to the saw mill. The rest of us stripped tobacco all day. Josie got dinner. Mr Lowel Witcher come and eat dinner with us. Henry Blair come and looked at the tobacco.

Ben and Josie and Paul and Owen put tobacco in the pit tonight. Henry is complaining of a sore throat to night.

It is raining to night hope it will quit soon.

8 30 oclock

Ben put shoes on Mr Bailiss's horse to day.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, November 23, 1918

Saturday, November 23, 1918

A good day. Ben and Owen hauled wood this morning and sawed it this evening.

Josie mended her fire place this morning and got dinner. She cooked salsify and parsnips the [first] that we have had this season.

I went to Marvins this evening. I worked some button holes in the childrens clothes. Tonight I have ripped up an old skirt of Carries that Miss Alice Hubbard made before Carrie was married.

She is thinking of making some pants for Roy.

Ben has gone to Strait Stone to the lodge.

9 oclock

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, November 27, 1918

Wednesday, November 27, 1918

A good day. Ben sawed some wood for Marvin. Broke his saw and could not finish.

Josie done a big washing. I got dinner. Mrs Carr heard to day that Max Carr is at Mr Powers to night and will leave tomorrow morning.

I went to Carries this evening. Janie Gravley is here tonight.

Heard that Effie Brumfield went from school sick today. Hope she may be well by tomorrow.

9 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Saturday, January  4, 1919

Saturday, January 4, 1919

A clear colde day. Ben & Josie and Virginia come home this morning between two & three oclock. They said that they had a fine time at Woodings.

I got breakfast. Josie got dinner. She baked cocoa nut pies for dinner. Ben and Owen sawed some wood this evening. Virginia went home this evening.

Nearly all of Lee Brumfields people is sick. I feel so troubled a bout so much sickness.

8 30 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, January 24, 1919

Friday, January 24, 1919

A good day. The men folks finished stripping Owens tobacco this morning. They sawed a little wood this evening. I got dinner. Josie ironed this morning. Josie & Henry went to Strait Stone this evening.

Tonight Isla and Cordie & Frank and George Blair and Jessie and William Hutcherson all come and staid until bedtime. The boys played games. I finished Marys scarf tonight.

11 o'clock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, January 25, 1919

Saturday, January 25, 1919

A cloudy day. Ben & Jim sawed wood this morning and cleaned up a plantbed place for a potatoe patch this evening. Tonight Ben has gone to Strait Stone to a meeting of the lodge. Jim has gone to Reynold's to meet Nellie. Evyline is at Johnsons.

Josie got dinner. She baked a cake this morning.

I knit some and dodged around all day.

Marvin Smith and Mr Padget come a while tonight. I was glad to have them. Mr. Owen went to Strait Stone this evening he drove Pomp.

9 o'clock

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
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
Saturday, March 29, 1919

Saturday, March 29, 1919

A bright cool day. Ben sawed wood for Mr Peak. Jim set up wood in the woods. Mr Owen plowed. Josie got dinner. I set by the fire.

Reese & Paul Smith come and ask Ben to cut their hair. Gladis Brumfield and Myrtle Shelton come and got some flowers.

Ben put a yoke on the cow this evening. I hope she wont kill her self with it.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, April 17, 1919

Thursday, April 17, 1919

A cool windy day. The men folks sawed wood here & at Mr Owens. Josie ironed some and got dinner. This evening she sewed on pants for Franklin.

Aubrey Brumfield come here this evening for potatoes. I did not have them for him. Jim made a hot bed Tuesday and used all the potatoes that was fit to bed.

I have mised sister Mary and Mintie to day. Hope they got home ok.

I cut some grass out of the straw berrie patch this evening. Edna and Paul went to Molly Reynolds's this evening. They did not stay but a little while.

9:30 oclock

Today was Roy Smiths birthday.

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, April 18, 1919

Friday, April 18, 1919

A cool day. Ben sawed wood for Marvin this morning and shucked corn this evening. Marvin & William helped them. They finished getting up the corn & hauled the stalks and cut them up then cut down the cickamore tree. Jim bought some meal from John Hutcherson and a peice of meat from George Hutcherson.

Josie got dinner & starched the clothes.

This evening Cordie and Nettie Blair and Ada Hutcherson come and Beatriss Owen and several children. Three of Willie Mayhews & Gladis Owen. I went to Marvins a little while this evening. Carrie was makeing Eva a dress. Marvin went to Renan this evening.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 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
Friday, December  5, 1919

Friday, December 5, 1919

A day that all could work. Jim & Ben and Mr Owen sawed wood then went to Marvins and cut some feed.

Josie got dinner. She made the sausage for Jim and her self. Bettie Haley (col) helped to cut the fat up and grind the sausage. I dried up the lard and strained it out. Bettie wshed the faces and feet.

Heard to day that Mrs Richard Wooding has a son.

Sallie Blair taught school in Miss Smiths room today.

Mrs Car sent Bessie Callans (col) a ring. She got it today.

Mr Owen went to the mill today. Brough me some brand. Jim & Ben & Josie played cards to night.

8 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, December 17, 1919

Wednesday, December 17, 1919

A colde windy day. Ben sawed wood at Marvins. Jim hauled bedding for the cows. Josie got dinner & ironed some. I washed some.

Henry & Edna went to school. Late this evening I went to Marvins.

They were all well.

8:30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, December 20, 1919

Saturday, December 20, 1919

A clear day. The ice melted some. Henry rode on his sled a while this morning. Tonight Henry & Edna has bad coughs.

Jim stayed a round home all day.

Ben sawed wood for Mr Edmons.

I got dinner. Boiled the last hog feet.

Josie starched the cloths that she washed the first of the week. Tonight she washed up the diningroom floor.

9 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
Tuesday, December 23, 1919

Tuesday, December 23, 1919

A good day. Ben sawed wood at Lee Brumfields. Got home at dark. He went over to the school house. Edna went with him. Henry was over there. They got home at 10 oclock.

Josie ironed nearly all day and until 9 oclock to night.

I made scrappel and press meat. I went to Marvins and got a boiler to cook in. To night I worked some button holes and hemed a table cloth.

10:30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Thursday January  6, 1921

Thursday January 6, 1921

A very good day. Jim stripped tobacco. Ben sawed wood for Mag Brumfield. Henry and Edna went to school. Josie got dinner. She baked a peach pie. I certainly did enjoy it. Hattie Gilbert and washed a big washing for us to do.

I am not well a bit. Hope I will soon feel better.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday January  7, 1921

Friday January 7, 1921

A good day. Jim and Owen stripped tobacco most of the day. Ben sawed wood for Lee Brumfield. Tonight Jim & Ben has gone to the school house to a farmers meeting.

Josie and I ironed most of the day. I stewed pumpkin today the last that we have. I went to Marvins a few minutes. Carrie was ironing. Marvin and William was getting up corn.

Kate Hubbard baby is very sick. I hope he may get well a gain.

Jim & Ben has got home.

10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday April 30, 1921

Saturday April 30, 1921

A cool windy day. Ben sawed stove wood this evening. He broke his saw and borrowed Mr Bob Starkeys to saw his wood. Mr Woodall and Reese Smith helped him. They had preaching at Strait Stone this evening. Marvin went for the preacher.

Josie baked rools for supper. I have staid at home all day today. I am a fraid that the frost will kill all tender things tonight.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday May  2, 1921

Monday May 2, 1921

A cloudy cool day. Ben sawed wood at Marvins. Jim worked on his tobacco ground. Josie wet a lot of gingham this morning and ironed it this evening. I went to Mags this evening. Mr Padget even taken me and gave me a ride. I was glad of it. Found all well at Mags. I come by Renan. Hubbard was plowing. Kate Hubbard was freezing cream. I then come by Reynols's. There was no one at home but Julia and children the rest of them was gone to Danville. Kate Harvey went with them. I come by Mr Farthings. Mrs Farthing has nice little girl a week olde. Her name is Elsie May. They had a lot of company. I then come by Marvins and then home. Josie had supper a bout ready.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday October 17, 1921

Monday October 17, 1921

A beautiful day. No sign of rain. Jim & Marvin moved some tobacco this morning. Ben went to Chalk Level to get some peices sawed to make a roller to roll their wheat land. They worked on the roller all evening and did not finish it. Josie sewed some on a dress for Edna.

I went to Marvins this evening. They are getting on very well there. Tonight Marvin & Ben has gone hunting.

We heard this morning that Mr Taz Wooding died last night. Will be buried tomorrow.

Last edit over 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday November  5, 1921

Saturday November 5, 1921

A beautiful day. Ben fixed up the wood saw and with Henrys help sawed some wood.

This evening Ben & family went to Jim Powers. They carried Mrs Car home. I went to Marvin Smiths. Reese Smith carried me to White Falls. Paul & Roy went with us. I fished and caught several fish. We stopped at Renan. There was several men there. Lee Brumfield was there. Kate Hubbard & Virginia Harvey and Little Clack was there. I am always glad to see any of the grand children. Martha Miller (col) tied tobacco for Marvin so that Reese could go with me fishing. I know I am a bother some times but it wont last long.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Saturday December  3, 1921

Saturday December 3, 1921

A beautiful day. Ben & Jim & Henry sawed wood all day and did not get done. Jim went to Hutchersons and got oil and Ben went to Renan and got oil. Josie has had a time with Mabel. She has bin sick all day. I got dinner. This evening I went to Marvins a whil. Marvin went to Strait Stone to preaching. Brought me two books that I borrowed from Ethel Worsham. I have bin reading tonight. There is a show at Renan to night. None of my folks did not go to see it. Ben and Henry went hunting tonight. Did not catch any thing. Professor Gambol passed here this evening on his way to Mr Edmons. Guess he will spend the night there.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday December 10, 1921

Saturday December 10, 1921

A clear colde day. Ben & Jim helped Marvins boys load on some things this morning then moved a cureing of tobacco. Then they sawed some wood. Finished what they had at the wood pile and moved the engine to night. Ben & Jim and Norman Booker went to Strait Stone. Jim come home about nine oclock. Ben and Norman has come in at eleven oclock. Josie caned some meat this evening. I think we brok about five cans. Mrs Booker staid with us tonight while the men was gone. I think I will like her fine but no one can fill Carries place. I can hardly stay at home I mis Marvins folks so much. Franklin and Edna is going to bed. 11 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Tuesday December 20, 1921

Tuesday December 20, 1921

A good day. Ben sawed wood at Reynols. Jim hauled chaff and put it on the land. Norman Booker had the horse Jake a while this morning. Henry & Edna went to school. Josie has bin cleaning up the house and yard all day. I got dinner and washed the dishes while Josie cracked and picked walnuts for a cake. I got a letter from Effie Brumfield. Also a year book from the family, a nice one. I am glad of it. Hope I may live to write it out. I feel that I am in the way now. I am olde fashioned and slow to get about. All of the young ones that live to be olde will know how I feel.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Thursday December 22, 1921

Thursday December 22, 1921

A colde day partly cloudy. Hailing and snowing tonight. Jim shucked some corn and toated stalks for the cows. Ben sawed wood at Kate Harveys. Brought the engine & saw home tonight. Ben went to Strait Stone tonight. He went for medicine for Mabel. She has a colde and is very hoarse. We are a fraid she will have the croup. Josie ironed today and worked on her cakes some. I got dinner. Denia Blair come a little while. I was glad that she come. Two of the Doss girls come a few minutes. They borrowed a last. Said they wanted to mend shoes. I am sorry that it is weathering. Did hope it would stay good until Jim could get home. We sent Kates turkey to her this morning.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
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