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1918

Saturday, June  1, 1918

Saturday, June 1, 1918

A good day. Ben and Owen & Paul Bennett plowed corn. Got done a while before night then went to Cedar Forest. Carried some beans & eggs. The men went bathing. Josie and the children went with them to the store. Josie milked and churned and got dinner. Ren Worsham carried Isla & Cordie Blair and I to Mr Jessie Worshams Mill Pond to fish. None of us caught any thing to keep. Cordie and Isla caught a fish a peice but did not get them out of the pond. Denia went to see Lottie Craddock to day. Frank and George went to Danville to night.

10 15 oclock

Ben and two of the children & Josie has gone to the School House to a play.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Thursday, October 16, 1919

Thursday, October 16, 1919

A good day. Ben carried Lady cow to Odie Kellies the went to Cedar Forest to see [?] Patrick. He let me go with him and fish. I caught several cat fish.

Willie Mayhew brought our tobacco to Gretna from Danville.

I got supper tonight after dark. The children had made a fire and brought water.

8:30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker

1921

Thursday November 17, 1921

Thursday November 17, 1921

A good day. Warm for November Jim worked on tobacco. John Hutcherson went to Danville. He had tobacco for Mr Kent & Marvin and Ben. I do hope it may sell so that they will be paid for carrieing it to Danville. Alcie Callant[?] washed for Josie today. Josie and I got dinner. This evening Cordie Blair come to see us this evening. The chldren went to school. Ben is in Danville to night if they had no bad luck.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday November 18, 1921

Friday November 18, 1921

A good day. Very warm for Nov. Jim stripped tobacco all day and tonight. Henry went to the barn tonight. Ben went to Danville yesterday. He has just come home tonight. He solde tobacco today. Solde very well for what it was. So sorry. Josie ironed a big pile of clothes today and raked on the yard some. I got dinner. I churned. This evening I went to Marvins. I guess they will call the baby Julia. I am glad of it. Mabel has bin good today for her to be. All of the rest of the children went to school.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker

1920

Thursday, April  8, 1920

Thursday, April 8, 1920

A clear colde windy day. Ben went with Johnson and Mollie and Christena to Danville. Jim and Owen plowed this evening. Josie washed this morning. I staid with Franklin & Mabel. Roy & Hazel Smith come and got some flowers this evening. Carrie & the children come a few minutes. Heard to night that the guano is at the Depot. Ben has gone to Mr Mayhews to see if he wont haul for them. Jim has gone to Marvins. Henry & Edna went to school. Dr [?] come over there.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Monday, September 20, 1920

Monday, September 20, 1920

A cloudy day. Ben tied a few primeings this morning. This evening Ben went to Gretna. This morning Josie & she shelled butter beans. Josie and I got dinner then we went with Ben to Gretna to meet Jim. He had bin to Danville. Tobacco sold low. The market opened to day. The Renan school opened today. Jim & Ben has gone to Marvins tonight.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday, September 25, 1920

Saturday, September 25, 1920

A good day. Jim and Ben & Marvin went to Danville to a farmers meeting. I am a fraid it wont do any good. Reese carried me to White Falls fishing. Josie ironed most of the day. Jim & Ben and Owen and Marvin all went to the meeting in Danville. Carrie washed and let Reese go with me. Hazel was sick today. I do hope she will be well tomorow.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Tuesday, November 23, 1920

Tuesday, November 23, 1920

A good day. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco most of the day. Ben carried Mrs Car to Mr Powers to see the new baby. I washed some for the children. We are thinkin of going to Danville in the morning if it is not two colde. I have not seen any of Marvins people to day. I miss them if I dont see them. Ben brought the graphophone home with [?] Henry is playing it now. Jim and Ben went to the barn tonight.

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Wednesday, November 24, 1920

Wednesday, November 24, 1920

A good day. Jim stripped tobacco all day. Josie & Mrs Car staid at home. Mrs Car got dinner and supper. Ben and Henry & Edna and I went today. We bought several things We got home a boug at dark. We had a good time as we could expect. Isila & Cordie Blair come this evening. I am glad that they come. They had not bin here in six mos. We left some things in Danville. I am very sorry. Hope we may get them yet.

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Tuesday, December 14, 1920

Tuesday, December 14, 1920

A good day. Ben & Jim worked on the spring. Helped it very much. I cooked all the morning. Boiled three sqirrels and back bone, hogs face and liver. Made scrapple, baked a tung [?] Josie and Ben started to Danville. I hope that they made the trip ok. They got to Gretna allright. I talked with Grace this evening. I am always glad when she answers the phone. The baby has done very well so far. Hope she will let me sleep some to night. Henry went to school. Jim helped load the waggon this evening for Owens.

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Wednesday, December 15, 1920

Wednesday, December 15, 1920

A beautiful day. Jim cut in the woods. Ben & Josie was in Danville. Come home about dark. I had supper a bout ready. Had sqirrel hash and sausage for supper. The baby done very well last night. Molly and [?] come a while last night. Mr Owens carried a load of tobacco to Gretna to day. He went on the waggon. Could not get any one to go on a truck. Edna has just broke a chamber vessel all to peices.

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Monday, February 27, 1922

Monday, February 27, 1922

A good day. Ben loaded on his & Jims tobacco this morning, Mr John Tucker carried it to Danville. The roads is very rough. Norman Booker helped Ben handle his tobacco.

Henry & Edna went to school.

Jim & Nellie come this evening. I was glad that they did. Oscar Brumfield brought them from Gretna. We miss Ben tonight. It is the first time he has been a way in a long time.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Ladybug1492
Tuesday, February 28, 1922

Tuesday, February 28, 1922

A cloudy day. Ben was in Danville. Solde the last tobacco that they had. Did not get much for it. Ben got home OK a little after dark. Jim shucked some corn and fed the stalks to the cows. Marvin come and eat dinner with us. I was so glad to see him. Josie ironed some this morning and Nell ironed some this evening. Henry is reading. He sleeps in my room now that Nellie is home. Anna Callans (col)[coloured] come here and wanted to rent a house. I am sorry for her but dont want her here.

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart
Thursday, May 11, 1922

Thursday, May 11, 1922

A good day Carrie finished Roys suit this morning she killed a chicken for Dinner I dressed it I gathered some Straw Berries This evening Marvin carried Carrie and the little girls and I to see Lizzie and her folks all of the Family and Frances & her Baby was there Alma & Gordon & Frances intends to go to Danville in the morning I an anxious to hear from home have not seen John yet want to go there tomorrow if I can.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Lydia B

1923

Friday, August 31, 1923

Friday, August 31, 1923

A good day. Marvin has worked on tobacco all day. Carrie sewed all the morning. I got dinner. This evening I went to Gretna with Reese. I bought 4 dolls. Two for Carries girls. Two for Bens girls. We had a scare this evening. Eva fell off the runing board of the car and Reese ran partly over her. She was hurt but not very bad. Lizzie and Lonny and [Alma?] come here and brought me a hat. [Alma?] had bin to Danville this morning. John come home last night. I want to see him soon.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Nathani
Thursday, October 11, 1923

Thursday, October 11, 1923

A good day. Ben worked on the drill all the morning. Got it work [sic] so he could make it do. He finished [?] the field around the straw stacks. Jim stripped tobacco. All of them are tying tonight. The[y] put some on Mr Bookers waggon this evening to go to Gretna in the morning. The children went to school. Nellie nursed most of the day. I got dinner. I cooked turnip salit and potatoes. I gathered some butter beans this evening and dug and washed some sweet potatoes. Tonight I have bathed thinking I may to to Danville in the morning with the Reynolds.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Nathani
Friday, October 12, 1923

Friday, October 12, 1923

A clear day. I was at home and cooked breakfast. Then I dressed and Christenia Reynols come for me on their big car. She carried the children as far as her house. Then they went to school. Then Mrs Owen drove the car as far as Gretna. Then Posie Reynols drove for us. Carried us to Danville. We eat dinner at Howard Fergersons. Julia gave us a good dinner. Than we went to the fair grounds. Saw lots of things. Staid unitl after nine o clock. We got a sand witch an a cup of coffee on the grounds. Then we come to Fergersons and eat a snack and come to Johnson Reynols. None of it cost me any thing. Mollie and Posie was good to me. I want to be thankful.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Nathani
Monday, December 10, 1923

Monday, December 10, 1923

A very warm day for December. Ben went to Gretna and got back before light. I did not know that he was gone until he got home. He eat breakfast and loaded and went back. He went to Danville today. He has just come home 8 o'clock at night. Jim went with him to Gretna. He solde his last tobacco today. He come home with Ren Worsham and Emmet Craddock. I was glad when he come home. He brought the children some apples and the baby a rubber camel. I fried meat and sausage and caned it. Hope it will keep. Made scraple. I have hardly set down today. Do hope it may get colde by morning.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Nathani
Saturday, December 29, 1923

Saturday, December 29, 1923

A beautiful day. Carrie and her family went home this evening. They went to Ren's this evening. There was no one at home so they went home. Henry and the other children went with them to Worsham's. Then we went to Ernest's and staid a while. Then went to Reynol's. Mrs. Reynols had not come home from Danville yet so we come home. Ben worked on a picture frame all the evening and tonight. We certainly did enjoy their visit. Carrie['s] children and Bens can have a good time playing together.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Nathani
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