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1918

Saturday, February  9, 1918

Saturday, February 9, 1918

A cloudy day. Ben finished sawin wood this morning. Josie ironed most of the day. She got dinner and supper. I sewed a little.

Made up the bleach that I got from Charles Williams Store.

Ben has gone to Strait Stone to night.

Henry is well enough that he has gone to bed in my room a gain.

10 oclock

Last edit about 12 years ago by Ben W. Brumfield
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 11 years ago by Ben W. Brumfield
Monday, November 11, 1918

Monday, November 11, 1918

A clear colde day. Ben commenced on a room for Owen to day. Josie went to the store and bough some things for Edna this evening.

The children started to school to day. Miss Sneed came to day to be [scratched out "principle"] at Harmony Grove.

Miss Janie Gravley stopped in here this evening.

Ben and Josie is at the barn working on tobacco to night. Marvin went to Gretna today and solde tobacco for a good price. Ben and Josie and Marvin has just come from the barn.

8 oclock

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben W. Brumfield

1919

Thursday, February 27, 1919

Thursday, February 27, 1919

A good day. Jim & Owen cut wood this morning. Hauled some hay this evening. Ben is in Richmond I guess. Hope he may have a good time. Josie is still bad off with colde.

Jim went to the store to night.

Posie Reynolds brought Nellie from Chatham this evening. She got here just after dark.

Odie Kellie come today and got a box to send some chickens to market.

I finished knitting Ella Hubards cap to night.

Jim has just come home.

11 oclock

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben W. Brumfield
Saturday, March  1, 1919

Saturday, March 1, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim cut wood all day. They have gone to the store at Renan to night. Mr Mayhew come here tonight but did not stay as the boys was gone. Josie is some better off at this time. Nellie was sick to day. Josie baked pies for dinner today.

Henry & Reese went to Renan this morning. Josie sent for Salmon. This evening they went to the school house after Sophia the dog. I went to Marvins a while this evening. They were all well. Eva has commenced cralling.

9 oclock

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben W. Brumfield
Tuesday, March 11, 1919

Tuesday, March 11, 1919

A cool windy day the men folks put on the canvas for their plant beds this morning and cut & mauled this evening.

Kate Harvey come a few minutes to day. She eat dinner with us. She brought me some homony. I went with her part the way home. I carried Edna & Franklin to Marvins and Carrie looked after them while I went to Posie Reynolds and got some turnip salit.

We heard to day that Tom Lumpkins and Tom Johnson was dead, one of them at Danville and one at New Port News. Johnson Reynolds went to Danville to be at Lumpkins burial.

Jim got a letter from Nellie telling him that Mr Walker is very sick.

Jim & Ben walked over to the store at Renan to night. Mr Lewis was not there so they come home soon and went to bed.

10 oclock

I finished pickin the 1919 crop of cotton to night.

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben W. Brumfield
Friday, March 28, 1919

Friday, March 28, 1919

A clear colde day. Jim cut. Owen hauled some. Ben went to Willie Mayhews and cut some wood and to Tom Peaks. To night Ben & Jim has gone to Lewis's Store.

Josie got dinner. I sowed on a quilt that I commenced some time a go. I finished to day.

Kate Harvey come a few minutes this morning. She come on Mrs Owens car & walked home. Josie went to Marvins a little while this evening.

Henry cut his finger to night and fainted while his mother wrapped it up.

9:10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben W. Brumfield
Wednesday, April  2, 1919

Wednesday, April 2, 1919

A colde day. There was ice plentiful this morning. Ben cleaned up the branch. Jim plowed until dinner then Mr. Owen plowed until night.

Josie went to Marvins and got salit for dinner. She got dinner. I went to Mr Owens and bathed the little baby this evening. I went to Mollies, and got salit from Posies garden. Mrs Hutcherson was there. She had bin to the store. Dr Owens baby is very sick. I hope she may soon be well. Posie Reynolds come down here this evening and got cickamore bushes to plant. I heard to day a bout Cliftons boy. Jim & Ben has gone to night to Renan to get some cottens[coulters?] to work with tomorrow. Hope they will soon be back.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben W. Brumfield
Monday, April 14, 1919

Monday, April 14, 1919

A good day. Mr. Owen hauled a load of guano from the island. Mr Mayhew hauled four loads. Jim plowed.

Josie got a mess of turnip salit from Posie Reynols and got the most of the dinner. Henry went to the store this morning.

This evening Mary Towler & Minty Motley and I went to George Blairs and had a nice time. Denia was not at home. Wren Worsham was at Georges. Him and three children. He brought us most of the way home.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben W. Brumfield
Wednesday, May 28, 1919

Wednesday, May 28, 1919

A good day. They replanted tobacco this morning and worked it this evening.

Josie washed this morning. I got dinner.

This evening Josie and Edna & Franklin and I went to Hubbards Bridge and fished a little while. I caught 4 fish. Josie got several things. She carried 10-1/2 dozen eggs to the store and solde them. They alowed her 35 cts per dozen for them.

9 ocloc

Last edit over 7 years ago by dy957
Monday, July 21, 1919

Monday, July 21, 1919

Rain a gain to day. The boys toped some tobacco this morning.

Josie washed some this morning and went to Carries this evening.

I went to see Mag this evening. They were all well. Doris & Fannie had gone to Mrs Kellies. I come by Kates to see Jack but did not see him. Irvin & Jack had gone to Lee Brumfields for some aples.

I started to walk up there. I went by Marvins. Reese wanted to take me and they let him. I am mighty glad that they did as it rained so hard that I could of hardly got home. Cordie & Nettie was at the store.

10 oclock

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben W. Brumfield
Wednesday, October  8, 1919

Wednesday, October 8, 1919

Cloudy most of the day but no rain yet. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco all day. Ben went to the store just at night. Charles Harvey come and staid a while. Marvin solde his car this morning.

Kate come this evening a few minutes. Carrie come and brought me some peas. I shelled them tonight. Mr. Owen did not come home from Boston to day.

Lee Brumfield went to Danville to day. Effie & Beaulah commenced teaching school to day.

9: oclock

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben W. Brumfield
Saturday, October 11, 1919

Saturday, October 11, 1919

A good day. The men stripped tobacco all day.

Mrs Mamie Hutcherson come to see Josie this evening.

I went with Robert & Christenia Reynolds to Long Island to meet Henry Brumfield. He is on a visit from Norfolk.

I stopped at Mr Thomsons store and bought a few things. Robert brought me home. I saw Henry Blair at Strait Stone. He is lookin well.

Jim & Ben have gone to Strait Stone to night. It is lodge night.

8 oclock

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben W. Brumfield
Thursday, October 30, 1919

Thursday, October 30, 1919

A cloudy day. Ben and Owen plowed. Jim dug potatoes.

Josie got the dinner. She cooked dried beans. The first this fall.

I went to Kate Harveys. Charle was at home fixin up a grind stone.

Edwin Mayhew is boardin there. I went in the store for the first time since Mayhew has bin there.

Carrie & the children was here a while this evening.

Ben & Jim has gone hunting.

8 oclock

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben W. Brumfield
Wednesday, November  5, 1919

Wednesday, November 5, 1919

A good day. Effie has bin very busy all day. We went to the store late this evening. Effie treated us to ice cream.

We come home on street car so crowded that several had to stand up. We did not buy anything.

Will Brumfield has blowed his horn most of the time until bedtime. Thelma & Mary has bin studieing to night. Effie has bin sewing tonight on babie [?] pants. I think she is about finished them.

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben W. Brumfield
Saturday, December  6, 1919

Saturday, December 6, 1919

A rainy day most of the time. Jim & Marvin hauled some corn. Henry went to the store.

Ben went to Mr Powers. Got a load of corn. Bought it from Mrs Car. They paid $10 dollars per bbl.

I went to Marvins a few minutes this evening.

Tom Edmons was here awhile tonight. Franklin come in my room & went to sleep in my lap.

We finished up after killing hogs to day.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben W. Brumfield
Saturday, December 13, 1919

Saturday, December 13, 1919

A cloudy bad day. Jim and Ben has done nothing much all day.

Josie & I got dinner.

Henry went to the store for some window glass.

Edna went to school. Miss Wooding carried her and brought her back.

Nellie finished a dress for Edna to day. I worked some button holes for Carrie Smith. The most of them was in Roys clothes.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben W. Brumfield
Tuesday, December 30, 1919

Tuesday, December 30, 1919

A very windy morning but a good evening. Jim & Nellie and Evylin Brumfield came last night a bout nine oclock. Ben & the girls come home this morning at half passed four We were all at home at dinner Today we had a nice turkey for dinner it was Josies turkey. And mince pie & cakes and custard

This evening Jim hunted with Marvin a while then they set a plant bed on fire.

Ben & Evylin & Thelma & Mary and Charley & Virginia Harvey went to Jim Powers to a dance. Josie did not go on account of the little baby The baby has bin better today than she was yesterday Jim has gone to the store tonight.

8 oclock

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben W. Brumfield

1921

Saturday January 29, 1921

Saturday January 29, 1921

A good morning. Cloudy this evening and some hail. The men stripped tobacco most of the day. Shucked some corn just at night.

Josie and Henry went to the store this evening at Cedar Forest. The baby has bin very good for her all evening. The children has very bad coughs. The olde hog caught one of my chickens to day. Miss Carter taught school today to make up a lost day. Irvin Harvey got a phonagrapt from the Island today for Virginia Harvey. Hope she may be pleased with it.

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben W. Brumfield
Tuesday February 15, 1921

Tuesday February 15, 1921

A good day. Jim and Ben burnt a plant bed. Jim finished the bed. Ben carried some chickens to Mt Airy for me and then started to Gretna. Was going to Danville tonight. Grace Brumfield went to Danville today.

John Tucker carried some tobacco for Ben & Lee today. Mr Owen carried his cows from here today. Josie ground the sausage and seasoned it. Today I made scrapple. I went to Marvins this evening. Henry and Edna went to school.

I sent 4 roosters and 4 hens to the store.

I have a rooster that John Smith raised. I am to pay three dollars for him.

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben W. 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 almost 11 years ago by Ben W. Brumfield
Tuesday April  5, 1921

Tuesday April 5, 1921

A good day. Ben & Jim plowed most of the day. Jim made a hot bed late this evening. Josie got dinner. Had a nice dinner for this time of year. I washed a little.

Cordie Blair come this evening. I was very glad to see her. I wish they would come often. I went to Marvins a few minutes late this evening. Carrie had washed.

Henry and Edna went to school and come back by the store.

Two men come here this evening. They wanted to put lights in the house.

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben W. Brumfield
Tuesday April 12, 1921

Tuesday April 12, 1921

A good day. A big frost this morning. Ben plowed. Jim split wood. Josie made me a dress today. I went to Kate Harveys and to Renan store. Come by Reynols to see them. Julia Fergerson looks bad. Mildred is a fine childe. They had a play at the school house this evening and tonight. The children was there. this evening. Ben & Josie has gone tonight. Jim and I and the children staid at home.

Today is the last day of this term. Gordon McCormic, Mrs Sallie Blair, Mrs Evylin Hutcherson & Miss Eliz Porter was the teacher.

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben W. Brumfield
Thursday April 21, 1921

Thursday April 21, 1921

A good day. Jim harrowed all day. Ben fenced some. Josie got dinner then her and Edna & Franklin and Mabel come to Johnson Reynols. I went this morning. Today was Mollie Reynols birth day. Christenia invited several of the kinsfolk to come.

I was all that went for dinner. Christinia went to the store and bought cakes and lemmons. Made lemon aid and served cakes & aid. Mollie has children that she is proud of. They seem to think so much of her. Reese Smith brought his mother and sister up there this evening and come and brough us all home. Kate Harvey was there two. I enjoyed it all.

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben W. Brumfield
Friday April 29, 1921

Friday April 29, 1921

A cloudy day. The men folks could not do much of any thing. This evening Ben carried Henry & Reese and I to Cedar Forest to fish. There was people there seining. We fished a little in the pond. A cloud began to gather and I was a fraid to stay so we come home and then it did not rain much.

The school closed at Strait Stone this evening. There was a big crowd there. We did not stop there. Mrs Anderson and Mrs Blair went to see Mrs Edmons this evening.

Josie ironed all the morning. Ben went to Hubbards store and got a nice lot of fish. Josie fried some for supper. I did not eat any to night.

Last edit over 7 years ago by dy957
Saturday May 14, 1921

Saturday May 14, 1921

A beautiful day. Ben worked on his car most of the day. This evening he carried me to Strait Stone Creek and the store. We come back by Renan. We met with Clifton and Jane Reynols. I was glad to see them.

Jim went to Chatham. Marvin went to Altavista to day. He had his teeth worked on.

Henry went to Uncle Johnsons this morning. He got some guina eggs. I put them under a hen to night. I hope that they may hatch.

Ben carried my calf Peggy to Marvins pasture to day.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben W. Brumfield
Friday May 20, 1921

Friday May 20, 1921

A good day. The boys planted corn all day. Henry done the planting. Jim layed off the rows. Josie ironed all the morning. I worked over my chicken coops. Helped get a snack for dinner.

I went to Marvins. I worked a few button holes.

Josie went to Renan store. She bought some fish. Cooked them for supper. They were fine.

The cow got in the garden. Did not do much damage.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben W. Brumfield
Friday June  3, 1921

Friday June 3, 1921

A good day. The men folks worked tobacco all day. Ben went to Hubbard's store tonight. He carried three of the children with him. Josie ironed most of the day. This evening I went to Marvins. Thought I might get to go to the store but Reese was so busy that he could not go. Carry was sewing on a dress for her self. Ben got done his little[?] crop of tobacco. Hope they can get Jims done tomorrow. We have a good garden for this time of the year.

Henry is reading and it will soon be 10 oclock.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben W. Brumfield
Friday July 15, 1921

Friday July 15, 1921

A good morning. Rain this evening. We are all glad.

Walter Owen come here to day. He was looking for a home for another year. Marvin come a while this evening. Ben helped him a little on his car. Carrie & the children come with Marvin.

Jim went to Chatham this evening. Ben & Josie went with him. They were at Rowling store when it rained.

It sounds like the children will tear down the house to night.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben W. Brumfield
Tuesday July 19, 1921

Tuesday July 19, 1921

A good day. We need rain very bad. Jim plowed some this morning. Ben went to Richard Woodings and helped top his tobacco & thin corn. Richard is in a hospittle. There was some 7 or 8 men to help.

Josie washed a big washing this morning. This evening Ben & Josie & Fannie & Julia, Edna & Franklin & Mabel all went to the store. Tonight Ben & Josie and Fannie and Julia has all gone to Piny Grove to preaching.

I went to Marvins a few minutes. I lost my glasses this evening. We had I put them in a book and Henry carried them up stairs. Mr John Smith and part of his family come to Marvins this evening.

Capt Tate is dead.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben W. Brumfield
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