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1918

Saturday, April 20, 1918

Saturday, April 20, 1918

A very rainy day. I dressed a hen for Kate and churned. I knit on Henrys stockins to night.

Nannie Kate and I got supper. Clack Hubbard was here at supper and staid all night. Mrs Martha Booker died to day so we heard over the phone.

11 oclock

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

Friday, May 10, 1918

A good day until near night there was a thunder cloud and rain.

Ben planted a little corn this evening.

Josie got dinner.

I went to Carries and dressed the baby.

This evening Mrs John Hutcherson come and all the children. The first time she come on a visit this year.

I went to Carries a gain this evening. Mollie Reynolds was there.

We are talking of going to Richmond soon.

9 15 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, November 10, 1918

Sunday, November 10, 1918

A good day. We all staid at home until twelve then Ben went to Willie Mayhews. Josie and I got dinner.

Josie straitened up in my room and swept the floor. Something that is not often done. I was glad that she did it.

Gladys and Hugh Brumfield Stewart and Delma Owen come to see the children here. I think they had a good time. Irvin Harvey come a few minutes. I did not get to speak to him.

Josie dressed a chicken to night. She thinks now that they will start to school in the morning.

Mr Layne come this morning to get his calf. He couldn't get it to follow him.

9 oclock

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1919

Sunday, April  6, 1919

Sunday, April 6, 1919

A good day. Jim & Ben staid at home all day.

Josie got most of the dinner.

I went to Mr. Owens twice. I went & dressed the baby and come home. Then Mrs Owen fainted and I went back a while. Mr Owen carried his neice home to day. Lee & Elsie come and eat dinner with us.

Elsie had her new baby with her. I think he is a fine baby. I was very glad that they came. It is the first time that Lee has bin here this year or Elsie for that matter.

I have not seen or heard from Marvins to day. Hope they are all well.

Henry went to Mag Brumfields to day. Said he had a fine time.

9 oclock

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Monday, April  7, 1919

Monday, April 7, 1919

A good day. The men folks plowed until twelve then [?] this evening.

Josie got dinner.

I went to Owens. I churned and dodged a round most of the day. I went to Carries a few minutes this evening.

Cordie & Nettie Blair and Ada Hutcherson come this evening. They said that Lottie Craddock has a daughter. Denia Blair has gone up there to see her.

Ben & Jim caught a turtle in the branch. I dressed it for Henry. The Owen boyes has bin here most all day.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, April 10, 1919

Thursday, April 10, 1919

A good day. The men hauled in the pea hay this mornin and hauled manure this evening. Commenced to use the spreader this evening. Josie helped to get dinner to day and has got the dinner for ten days she says. I went to Mr Owens and dressed the baby.

While we were eating dinner Marvin called me and ask if I wanted to go fishing. Of course I said I wanted to go so he carried me to Cedar Forest. I did not catch many fish.

I was glad of the trip.

I got a letter from Alma this evening. Ben & Jim has gone to Willie Mayhews to night to get him to haul a load of guano.

10 oclock

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Sunday, April 13, 1919

Sunday, April 13, 1919

A good day.

Josie & I got the dinner.

I went to Owens and dressed the baby.

Nellie and Evylin went home this evening.

Ben & Jim went to Gretna. They went on Bens car.

Sister Mary & Minty Motley come to day. Claud Debs? brough them. I am very glad that they come. Marvin & family come a few minutes this evening.

11 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, May 31, 1919

Saturday, May 31, 1919

A good day. Jim & Ben worked on the tobacco until they finished.

Josie baked a cake this morning and made a few preserves. I dressed 4 chickens and capped a few berries. This evening Josie scrubed the dining room floor.

Marvin very kindly let Paul Bennett carrie Reese & Paul and Roy and I to White Falls fishing. We caught several fish. I was so glad that Marvin helped us to go.

10 oclock

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Tuesday, July 29, 1919

Tuesday, July 29, 1919

A clear morning. A shower this evening. Ben & Jim topped tobacco.

Josie got dinner. Mary dressed to go to meeting and Marvin did not bring the children so she did not get to go.

Dr [?aton] was here today him and his assistant.

Dr Bennett & Sam Bennett was here to day. They are anxious a bout the election. I want Bennett elected and don't know why.

Ben went to Rennan today to talk to Lee Brumfield.

Mary & Henry, Edna and Franklin all went to Mr Hutchersons for apples.

10 oclock

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Wednesday, July 30, 1919

Wednesday, July 30, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim plowed some this morning. This evening they went to Brutus to a speakin. John L. Hunt done the talkin. There is a meeting of men at Strait Stone. The boys would not go.

Josie got dinner. I helped put up the dishes.

I chopped the grass out of the walk this evening then went to Carries a few minutes.

Ben brought two water mellons home this evening.

Mary Brumfield went to George Blairs this morning. She dressed in some of the girls clothes and went to Strait Stone. She come back here tonight & I am glad to have her here.

10: oclock

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Friday, August  8, 1919

Friday, August 8, 1919

A good day. The men folks finished pulling leaves to day. Edwin went squirrel hunting this morning. He killed two squirrels.

Josie got dinner and finished Ednas dress & dressed Ednas doll very nicely.

John went with me fishing the first time and I expect it will be the last time. We came by Jim Thomsons and saw him and all of his family. Jim gave us a nice basket of apples. We caught several little fish.

Doris Brumfield is here tonight. She is visiting Christenia Brumfield.

10: oclock

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Tuesday, September  9, 1919

Tuesday, September 9, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim and Jack Harvey moved some tobacco this morning. Franklin fell out of the waggon in the wheel and got hurt right bad. This evening Jim went to White Falls to the mill.

Ben & Jack finished painting the roof of the house.

Josie washed a good washing for her to do.

Carrie and all the children but Reese come down here. I killed & dressed a chicken and dug some potatoes and went to the orchard and got a basket of apples.

I am counting on going fishing in the morning.

9 oclock

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Thursday, September 11, 1919

Thursday, September 11, 1919

A little cloudy but no rain to do any good.

Ben carried Virginia Harvey to Gretna on her way to school. Jim tied tobacco all day. Mr Owen is working on tobacco two. Jack Harvey painted most all day. Ben & Henry helped some this evening.

Two life insurance agents come here to day.

Josie got most of the dinner. I baked a peach pie this evening. I made some apple jellie. Went to the orchard and got a basket of apples.

Went to Marvins a few minutes. Come home and dressed a chicken and milked the cows.

The men folks has gone a opossome hunting to night.

Jack Harvey went from here tonight.

9:30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, November 30, 1919

Sunday, November 30, 1919

A good day. Jim & Ben rambled a round all day. Josie got dinner. I killed a chicken & dressed it ready to cook.

I went to see Kate & Mag. I eat dinner with Kate. She was at home by her self. This evening Dr & Pearl Wiggin and Charles & Irvin Harvey come to Kates. We were at Mags. I was glad to see the children.

I walked all the way home and nearly all the way there. Claude Edmons carried me on their car from our barn to the fork of the road at Johnson Reynolds barn. I was mighty glad of that much help.

Virginia Harvey went back to school to day.

9:30 ocl

Last edit over 10 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

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Wednesday, December 24, 1919

Wednesday, December 24, 1919

A good day. Colde tonight. Ben & I went to Strait Stone and bought several things. Mr Sam Owen went to the mill. Carried some corn for us.

Josie baked some cakes. Give William Gilbert one.

Ren & Ethel Worsham sent me a nice sweater for a Xmas gift. Josie and I had a card from Irene Dyer. This evening I had one from Julia Fergerson. Guess she is at her fathers tonight.

Henry killed two ducks today and I dressed them.

I don't think that Henry can go to sleep tonight for wanting to know what Santy will bring.

Well I may never see another Xmas. We have bin well all the year. Have not missed a night waiting on account of sickness.

8:30 oclock

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Saturday, December 27, 1919

Saturday, December 27, 1919

A good day. Ben & Marvin hunted some. Bruce Reynolds come to see Thelma & Mary. They went with him home and staid a while.

Josie & I got dinner. We had two ducks for dinner. They were fine. I killed and dressed a turkey today. Ben & Thelma & Mary has gone to Bob Starkeys to a party to night.

Bruce & Clifton and Jane Reynolds went to Mrs Gravelys this evening.

8:30 oclock

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1921

Thursday February  3, 1921

Thursday February 3, 1921

A beautiful day. Ben and Josie got up at three oclock in the morning and dressed and started for Charlottesville. They got to Gretna in time to take the train. Jim staid all night at Chatham and come to Gretna and solde a load of tobacco. He got back home a bout dark. He was very well pleased with what his tobacco brought. Henry went to school. The rest of the children done as well as could be expected. Franklin was sick the most of the day. Mabel staid up tonight until after nine oclock.

They are all abed now and a sleep but Edna.

9:30 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday March  5, 1921

Saturday March 5, 1921

A good day. Ben plowed all day with two horses. Jim plowed some in the garden and plowed for a potatoe patch. Tonight Jim & Ben and Henry has gone to Strait Stone.

Josie dressed a chicken and baked pies and got dinner this evening. She bathed the children and got supper.

Doris and Janie Brumfield come. I was glad to see the children.

Marvin went to Altavista. He got seed potatoes. Marvin and the children and Carrie went to Strait Stone. The preacher Mr Lee is there tonight.

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday April  2, 1921

Saturday April 2, 1921

A beautiful day. A big frost this morning. Jim and Ben hauled stalks this morning. Ben went with Marvin after a hound They went to Altavista. Josie staid here and ironed and got dinner and supper.

Edna and Franklin went to Mr Mayhews to play with the children. Henry and I went to White Falls. Henry caught 4 fish. I one. We come back by Renan. Stoped at Kate Harveys a little while. Went to the store. Hubbard was not there. Mollie Reynols and Christenia was there. Mollie said she intended to go to Portsmoth tonight to see Julia. Josie dressed a spring chicken to send to Julia. Love to all the children & grand children.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday May 28, 1921

Saturday May 28, 1921

A good day. Clouds about this evening but no rain to wet any thing. Ben replanted tobacco. He went to Renan and got some beef for tomorrows dinner. Josie killed and dressed three chickens, baked two cakes, got dinner, and bathed the children.

I went to Worshams pond to fish. Marvin carried me and Henry & Reese. He went to Altavista and had work done on his teeth worked on. I stoped at Mr Jim Bookers and sit on the porch with Mrs Booker until Marvin come for us.

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Monday May 30, 1921

Monday May 30, 1921

Cloudy most of the day. No rain. Ben & Jim worked on their tobacco.

Josie washed with Henrys help. I got dinner. This evening we went to Marvins. Julia Fergerson & Mildred was there. We did not get up the turkeys. Could not find them. Hope that it will not rain.

Josie dressed two chickens to night for breakfast.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday August 28, 1921

Sunday August 28, 1921

A cloudy day and raining tonight and we need it so bad. Jim & Ben has staid at the barns most of the day.

Nellie went to see Carrie a while this morning. Nellie and Evylin eat dinner and dressed[?] and started home. Marvin carried them to Gretna. Edna and I though that Ben was going to Gretna and that we would go with him. He did not go and we went to George Blairs. We stopped in at Mr Hutchersons a few minutes. Mr Edmons was there. Josie has put up the milk to night.

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday November  1, 1921

Tuesday November 1, 1921

A cloudy day. No rain today. The land is good we for the first time in a bout five months.

The boys stripped tobacco. They finished a cureing for Jim.

Ben has bin complaining all day of head ache.

Marvin went to Gretna with tobacco. It solde very well. The children went to school. I killed and dressed an opossome. The first one that I ever killed.

Josie helped move a cureing of tobacco. Mrs Car shelled peas. We sent to Otho Blairs and got two pounds of butter. Paid 35 cts a pound. That is the first that we have bought this year.

This writing was done at three oclock Nov the 2nd. I forgot to write last night.

Last edit almost 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday November 20, 1921

Sunday November 20, 1921

A cloudy day & some rain. We all was at home until after dinner. Josie and I got dinner. I killed and dressed two chickens and fried them. Josie baked some pies. I churned this evening. Jim went to see John Hutchersons hogs. Met up with Mr Jess[?] & Willie Hutcherson and Will Alen and spent the evening walking and talking. Henry B went to Dr Owens. He rode Jake, Bens horse. The [?] broke and Henry fell off. It did not hurt him. Ben & Josie, Edna & Franklin and Mabel and I went to Marvins. They were all well. One of the turkeys is sick and I expect it will die.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Monday November 21, 1921

Monday November 21, 1921

A beautiful day. Jim & Ben shucked some corn this morning and fed the cows the stalks. Then they stripped tobacco until dinner. Josie and I persuaded Ben to go to the mill. Josie shelled some corn whle washed the dishes. We went with him. We fished some. We caught 39 fish dressed them and intend to cook them for breakfast in the morning. I was so glad to go fishing. We come by the store and bought a few things. Jim and Ben tied some tobacco to night. The children went to school except Mabel. She went with us fishing. I have not seen any of Marvins folks today.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Sunday December 11, 1921

Sunday December 11, 1921

A good day. Jim & Ben gave the cows some corn stalks this morning. I got a snack for dinner. Josie dressed the children. We eat before twelve and went to Marvins. Marvin and the three boys brought William Gilbert to Mr Bookers and then come here. They would not eat dinner here. I went with them home. Ben and his folks went on Bens car. I come with Ben back. The children all done very well. Jim staid at home. He done several things. He had a good fire in the range and fire place and had brought water when we got home. Had turned the cow to the calf. We fixed supper and all eat. I am so glad that I got to see Carrie. She seems to be satisfied.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Wednesday December 21, 1921

Wednesday December 21, 1921

A good day. Jim hauled some chaff this morning. This evening he shucked corn. Ben worked on the dineing room floor this morning. This evening he went to Strait Stone. I went with him. Kate Harvey come this morning. Kate and I dressed 4 turkeys. One for Jim, one for Marvin, one for Josie, and one for Kate. This evening Marvin come and got his turkey and ham boiler. He had Hazel & Eva with him. I went with him as far as Reynols mail box and walked home. Mollie Reynols was not at home. Hattie Gilbert washed here today. The wind is blowing to night. I reckon they will all blow of the line. Heard today that Mrs Jessie Hutcherson has a son. There is a lot of travlins done today. The school closed today for holiday. Ben[?] has gone to the school house to night.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday December 23, 1921

Friday December 23, 1921

A good day. The land was covered with hail and snow but it nearly all melted before night. Ben & Jim did not do much of anything this morning. This evening Ben carried Jim to Gretna on his way to Chatham to spend the holidays with his folks. Josie and Henry went with them. They got home in good time. They bought several things. Among them they got some cow feed. I am so glad of that. Ben is in the basement not trying to stain the floors. Josie made me a nice apron tonight. I am glad of it. I got several Xmas cards from the grand children & friends. I killed 4 chickens and dressed them ready to cook. Two for Jim. Heard to day that Oscar Brumfield is sick. Hope he may soon be well. I do hope that Mabel will soon be well a gain.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker

1920

Sunday, January 25, 1920

Sunday, January 25, 1920

A cloudy day. Ben & Jim walked about all the morning.

I killed a chicken & got dinner. Josie washed and dressed the children. Carrie come a few minutes this evening. Today is Charles birth day. 9 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Neil Brumfield
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