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1918

Monday, July 15, 1918

Monday, July 15, 1918

A good day.

Ben and Owen went to the mill did not get any grinding. Ben helped Marvin fix his pump a gain to day. Helped Owen fix his stove pipe. Miss Willie Wooding come a while this evening.

Josie made her a dress this evening. To night Ben and Paul and the children went to Renan bought shells. Paul killed two rabbits. Kate sent the calf home this morning.

I went to see Bens and Pauls crops this evening. It looks good now. We need rain.

Josie has sick head ache. I hope she will soon be well.

10 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, October 25, 1918

Friday, October 25, 1918

A cloudy day and a little rain. Ben worked on his waggon this morning. This evening he went to Level Run for a load of lumber. Paul Bennett plowed and fixed rows for straw berries. Josie planted the vines.

Mr Owen and his crowd stripped tobacco. I helped a little before dinner.

Josie got dinner. She had to cut her wood to cook with. This evening Josie and I both helped on the tobacco.

We are out of flour. Ben has gone to Thompsons to night to get some. We have wheat at the mill but the miller is not well enough to grind it.

Henry has caught two rabbits in his traps. He is very proud of that.

9 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, December 25, 1918

Wednesday, December 25, 1918

A good day. The roads is very muddy. Ben hunted some today. He killed four rabbits gave two of them to William Gilbert.

Josie and I staid at home.

Kate and Irvin Harvey come and eat dinner with us. They drove Prince home and Irvin brought him home. I had a letter from John and Effie Brumfield.

Mary Brumfield sent me a book to write in the coming year. Hope I may be able to write in it. Dick Woodings folks gave a party to night.

The children had a good time to day playing with the things they got this morning.

I got several presents was glad of them.

8 oclock

Josie gathered a bunch of violets in the garden to day

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Sunday, October 12, 1919

Sunday, October 12, 1919

A cloudy day and rain tonight. It is badly needed.

We all staid at home all day. Lee & Grace Brumfield come and spent the day with us. I was glad to have them.

Henry caught a rabbit in his trap this morning and the dogs caught one this evening.

I have not seen any of Marvins people today.

Jim is going to write to John tonight.

8:25 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, December  9, 1919

Tuesday, December 9, 1919

A rainy bad day. Jim & Ben could not do anything much.

Josie got dinner. Bessie (col) washed some. This evening Bessie went a way from here.

I cooked the chidlins at the wash house. I cleaned up the cabbin this morning.

I went to William Gilberts (col) a few minutes & come by Marvins. Carrie was sewing on her a dress.

Jim & Ben caught a rabbit just at night. Josie dressed it.

Henry & Edna got in the wood to night. Guess they will have that to do now Bess is gone.

I boiled the first of our offal to day.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, December 25, 1919

Thursday, December 25, 1919

A beautiful day. We was all at home at dinner. Ben hunted a little. He killed a rabbit and a bird.

I got dinner. We had sparribs & cabbage & chicken and cakes. We had no company.

Carries children come a while this morning. Carries and Bens children gave me some nice presents. I was invited to dinner at Lee Brumfields but I did not go.

Josie straitened up things some but the baby cried so much that she could not do anything much.

The children spent the day playing with the toys that they got this morning.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Thursday December 29, 1921

Thursday December 29, 1921

A clear colde day. We all staid at home today. Lee & Hugh Brumfield eat dinner with us. Ben & Lee hunted rabbits. They killed several. Josie ironed some tonight. I am disapointed. I was in hopes to get to see Carrie this Xmas but now I dont expect I will. It has got so colde. Hugh Brumfield is spending the night with Henry. I have bin reading to night. nearly eleven oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Linda Tucker

1920

Thursday, December  9, 1920

Thursday, December 9, 1920

A cloudy morning. The trees was covered with ice that is all gone to night. Jim is in Chatham we think. Ben worked on Henrys bycicle then split a little wood. Went rabbit hunting late this evening. Did not kill any thing. I have bin busy all day. I got breakfast, milked the cows, cut up two pumpkins, put them on to cook, cleaned a hogs face, put that and haslet on to cook then got dinner then churned, put on some spar ribs to boil, watered the calf, changed the water that chidlins was in. By that time my hogs face was done. Picked the bones out and made scrapple. Took up my pumpkin and washed up the things that I used. Brought in some wood. Went to the spring twice. Josie got supper. Mrs. Car and Josie washed dishes.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Wednesday, December 29, 1920

Wednesday, December 29, 1920

A good day. Ben & family went to Jim Powers. Ben carried 4 dogs. Mr Power was bird huntting. Ben hunted rabbits. I think they all had a good day. Power was going to have a dance to night. Mrs Allen was buried this evening. Carrie went to work today. I staid here by my self all day. I was busy all the morning. They say that the roads is in a bad fix. You cant hardly get every where.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Monday, January  2, 1922

Monday, January 2, 1922

A clear colde day the coldest that has bin this winter. Ben has bin at home all day. We did not eat but twice today. We cooked rabbits for dinner. Today is Carries birth day. Jim come home tonight. Mr Bob Starkey brought him from Chatham. He brought a pig with him. He brought several little presents for us all. A thermos bottle for me & candy and a doll for the children. Ben has bin fixin up the fence. The red cow has bin getting in the corn. The children are so glad that Jim is here.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Friday, November  3, 1922

Friday, November 3, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim finished stripping Bens cureing of tobacco. Ben & Henry and Fannie went to Kate Harveys tonight. Jim tied my calf for me today. Denia come to see Josie this evening. Hattie Gilbert washed here today. Alcie Collans made some soap today. Bettie ironed most of the day. I got dinner. We had some nice beef. Henry caught a rabbit in his trap this morning. Nellie finished Carries babys cloak today.

Last edit over 6 years ago by mkstewart
Wednesday, December  6, 1922

Wednesday, December 6, 1922

A good day. Jim stripped tobacco. Ben carried Mrs Car to Long Island. She intends going to Lynchley[?]. I hope she may keep well and come back soon. Fanny is taking care of Josie. Nellie sent a box to Evylin today. I got a snack to eat for dinner. I ironed most of the evening. Denia Blair sent Mabel some papers to cut up and a bag of rags that Mrs Anderson sent for Josie. Henry caught a rabbit this morning. I was glad of it.

Last edit over 6 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, December 11, 1922

Monday, December 11, 1922

A colde cloudy day. Jim & Ben and Mr Booker and Claud Edmons & a darkey killed our hogs & Mr Bookers. Ellen Lewis & Hattie Gilbert helped. Ellen helped Mrs Booker. We got on fine. Did not try to work on the meat tonight. Nellie got dinner. She cooked birds and a rabbit. We had pork for supper. I got a letter from Carrie today. I am always so glad to hear from them. Wish I could go up there once more. Mrs Car gave me a peice of goods to make me a dress. I think it is pretty. That is a Xmas gift. Wish it was made.

Last edit over 6 years ago by mkstewart
Saturday, December 16, 1922

Saturday, December 16, 1922

A cloudy bad day. No rain to hinder work. Ben & Jim sawed wood for Mr Booker. They eat dinner there. Ben said he did enjoy the beans. I cooked some big sweet potatoes. Boiled hogs feet. The children got in some wood. Henry went to the store & got a can of oil. Heard today that Mrs Hurcherson is very sick. Also heard that Mrs Compton & Mr Compton are sick. I hope they all may be better soon. Ben & Jim hunted just at night. Ben killed one rabbit.

Last edit over 6 years ago by mkstewart
Sunday, December 24, 1922

Sunday, December 24, 1922

A beautiful day. We were all at home for dinner. Henry went to Sunday School & to Johnson Reynols. No one come to see us today. Josie has felt bad today. I got dinner. I did not go to the spring. Jim & Henry brought some water. Etta Gilbert brought 4 buckets full. I dress two chickens. Henry caught a rabbit. He skned that. Johnson Reynols brought Josie some grapefruit & boiled ham this evening. Edna & Franklin brought the water for tonight.

Last edit over 6 years ago by mkstewart

1923

Monday, April  9, 1923

Monday, April 9, 1923

A good day. Jim plowed some. Hauled out corn stalks. Ben went to Rob Hubbards and helped work on his house. He come home at dark. We was all glad. Franklin and Mabel are better today. Nellie has held Mabel a heap today. I hope she may soon be well. Henry went to school. Edna had to stay and help wait on Mabel. I put eggs under two hens tonight. [Louease?] Hubbard sent Mabel a little basket and Easter rabbit. She is please with them. She wont show them to me.

Last edit about 7 years ago by Nathani
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