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1918

Friday, May  3, 1918

Friday, May 3, 1918

A good day. Ben and Owen plowed some.

Josie ironed.

I got dinner. Had turnip salet for dinner the last that we will get this spring I expect.

We heard that the Edmons boys killed their dogs this morning.

I know they was sorry to have it to do.

I wrote to John Brumfield to day.

9 oclock

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Saturday, March 15, 1919

Saturday, March 15, 1919

Cloudy all day & rain tonight. The men folks shucked some corn this morning & hauled up the stalks this evening.

Ben & Jim went to the Island. Jim went on to Chatham. Ben went to meet Josie. He phoned home that she had not come to Cedar Forest. He is down there somewhere now. Henry went to Marvins this evening. He come home & got in the wood for to night.

We fed the horses & cows & pigs and calves & chickens & dogs. Edna & Franklin has bad colds tonight and I am very sorry a bout it. Denia come to see me this evening. I was glad that she come but was sorry to see [her]go home in the rain.

I am so afraid that something bad has happened to Mrs Car or Josie or both.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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 over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

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 almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1920

Sunday, March  7, 1920

Sunday, March 7, 1920

A cloudy and snowed untwelve. Colde and clear to night. Lee Brumfield & Hugh come eat dinner with us. Henry & Hugh went out. The dogs caught a possome. Hugh started home with it. Josie done the work a gain today. I set by the fire. Do hope I may be able to work soon.

8 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday, April 24, 1920

Saturday, April 24, 1920

A good day. Cool for this time of year. Ben plowed with two horses. Jim clean up the ground for him to plow. Mabel has cried most of the day. I got dinner and washed dishes. I went to Marvins a while this evening. The dogs broke up one of the hens this evening. Edna has bin crying with the tooth ache. Jim & Ben has gone to Marvins tonight.

8 oclock

I let Nat Wooding have a pound of butter.

Last edit almost 10 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 about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker

1923

Thursday, March 29, 1923

Thursday, March 29, 1923

A clear colde day. Ben plowed half the day. John Ward plowed some this evening. Ben went to Renan and Cedar Forest this evening. He got a plow from Mr. Dews. Jim plowed up the garden and planted some things. Lee Brumfield is here tonight. Henry and Edna are both sick. They are broke out with measles. I do hope they will be better soon. They both got a lettr from their school mates today. Nellie cut and made Mabel two dresses and bloomers today. I doged a bout as usual.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Nathani
Friday, April 13, 1923

Friday, April 13, 1923

A rainy day. No out door work done and not much in the house. Nellie baked a cake for Franklin[?]. It is his birth day. He is seven years olde today. I mended a quilt that the dogs tore. Nellie dressed Mabel in a new dress. She is so glad. I had a letter from Carrie. She said that her children had the measles. I am sorry for her and the children. It is a job to wait on on them. I am sorry that is is raining. It is so hard on the sick and the little chickens. We heard that there was but 13 scholars at school to day.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Nathani
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