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1918

Saturday, September  7, 1918

Saturday, September 7, 1918

Cloudy all day rain this evening. Ben and Paul and Owen cut tobacco. They filled four houses.

Mr Dews and the boys helped them.

Josie helped to unload every time in the morning. She baked three chocolate pies for Sundays dinner. We are looking for Mary and Bill Brumfield to morrow. Hope it will not rain so they wont come.

9 15 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, October 22, 1918

Tuesday, October 22, 1918

A good day. Paul and Owen Josie and I and the children finished stripping Pauls curing of tobacco this morning and commenced on Bens.

Josie come home to get dinner. She fried chicken and baked cocoanut pies. A bout twelve Gordon and Alma and Ola and Frances Bennett come for dinner. After dinner Bruce Reynolds and his mother come a few minutes. I was glad to see them all. Ben sowed wheat most of the day. This evening Nat Wooding phoned for Ben to come to Reynolds mail box and help him work on his car. Ben went. They could not fix it. They brought it here. Sidney Reynolds come after Nat and carried him home.

Paul finished sowing wheat. Mollie gave me a nice box of candy a birth day present. Marvin Smith paid our taxes this evening. Paul and Ben has bin at the barn to night hangin and putting tobacco in the pit.

10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, November 28, 1918

Thursday, November 28, 1918

A very rainy day. Miss Janie and the children went to school. Ben has bin complaining all day. He hitched the horses to the waggon and started to meet the children met them nearly at home.

Virginia Harvey come with Janie home.

Mrs Carr has bin sick all day. Josie got supper . She cooked a chicken and made cocoanut pies. They were fine. I have set by the fire more than common to day and have enjoyed it. I have had a very good fire tonight for which I am glad.

This is the night of Thanks Giving day.

8 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Saturday, January  4, 1919

Saturday, January 4, 1919

A clear colde day. Ben & Josie and Virginia come home this morning between two & three oclock. They said that they had a fine time at Woodings.

I got breakfast. Josie got dinner. She baked cocoa nut pies for dinner. Ben and Owen sawed some wood this evening. Virginia went home this evening.

Nearly all of Lee Brumfields people is sick. I feel so troubled a bout so much sickness.

8 30 oclock

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

Sunday, March 30, 1919

A changeable day. Some times sunshine and then rain. It is raining now.

Jim and I staid at home all day. Ben & family went to Mr Powers. We had pies and sausage for dinner. I intended to go to Marvins but they were not at home this evening.

I turned up my clock tonight. I dont like that a bit but every one will have to do it.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, April  1, 1919

Tuesday, April 1, 1919

A very colde windy day. Jim plowed. Ben cleaned up on the branch. Mr Owen staid at home. He has a new baby born this morning at three oclock.

Betty Davis washed here today. Josie got dinner. She cooked beans and baked coconut pies. I did not do much of any thing.

Josie went to Renan this evening. Carried some eggs and bought a few things. Kate Harvey come a few minutes this evening. I walked with her as far Marvins. Carries baby was not well. Hope she may soon be well.

10 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, April 15, 1919

Tuesday, April 15, 1919

A good day. Ben & Owen worked on their tobacco land. Jim plowed some in the garden.

Bettie Rosser washed.

Mary and Mintie and I and Edna & Henry went to Johnsons. Nannie Kate Reynols & her baby come over there.

Josie baked some pies for dinner. I cut salit.

I went to Renan. Paid Lewis what I owed him. Bought some prunes & candy.

My shoes that Josie ordered come. I got a little check interest on my bonds.

10 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, May 18, 1919

Sunday, May 18, 1919

A good day cool for May. We all staid at home until after dinner. Nellie Brumfield was here. We had fried chicken and coconut pies for dinner. This evening Ben and Jim and Josie and Franklin went with Nellie to Gretna. They were gone three hours. I went to Marvins

Maggie Brumfield and two children was there. I was glad to see them

9 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, June  8, 1919

Sunday, June 8, 1919

A good day. We all staid at home until dinner then Ben & family went to Jim Powers. Jim and I staid at home.

Marvin and family come all but Reese. I certainly was glad that they come.

Josie and I got dinner. We had new Irish potatoes and fried chicken, beets, and chocolate pies.

I stopped Lucius & his wife and had a look at their little daughter. She is a fine child.

10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, June 10, 1919

Tuesday, June 10, 1919

A good day. The men folks worked on their tobacco all day.

I washed a little this morning. Josie got dinner. She had croped [?] greens and beets, onions & potatoes and tomatoes and pies. It was all good but worked her two hard.

This evening I went to George Blairs. The girls were seeding cherries. Denia & Mrs Hutcherson was gone to see Ethel Worsham. I come by Carries. Josie was there. We seeded some cheries.

10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, June 22, 1919

Sunday, June 22, 1919

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

We fried chicken for dinner and had berrie pie.

Henry went to Mags this evening. Edna went with Marvin to Sunday School and to Ren Worshams.

I went to see Posies baby. She is not well. The dr was to see her Friday. I do hope she may get well soon.

Jim & Alace Thomson and the children was at Johnsons this evening.

10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, July 12, 1919

Saturday, July 12, 1919

A good day. Ben went to the meeting of the school board and a meeting of some sort a gain to night. He has gone to Strait Stone to the meeting of odd fellows. Marvin & Lucius Gravely went with him.

Jim worked all day.

Mr Owen went to the mill.

Josie got dinner. She baked some pies for Sundays dinner.

I went to Marvins this evening. Carrie was finishing up the little girls dresses.

10:10 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, July 26, 1919

Saturday, July 26, 1919

A good day. Ben went to Brookneal this morning.

Jim sowed a turnip patch this evening.

Josie got dinner. She killed a chicken and baked pies this evening.

I went to Marvins this evening. Alma Bennett and I staid with the children. Marvin and Carrie went to Strait Stone to preaching. The protracted meeting commenced to day.

Earl and Lizzie Bennett come to Carries this evening. Lizzie come with me home. I am glad that she came.

Edna & Franklin went to Mr Hutchersons by themselves this morning.

12 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, August 25, 1919

Monday, August 25, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim moved some tobacco.

Josie got dinner. She baked pies. Evylin & Edna and I went to Worshams pond. Josie fixed our dinner. We went on a buggy and drove Jake, Bens horse. Nellie caned some tomatoes. Denia & Kate come to see us this evening.

I am sorry that I was not at home.

Nellie dug some sweet potatoes.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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, October  5, 1919

Sunday, October 5, 1919

A good day every body wishing it would rain that is every body that is olde enough to know how bad it is needed

We all staid at home to day and no one came to see us

Carrie sent Josie a nice dinner I cooked a chicken and squirrel Baked some potatoe pies Would not write about what I done but have nothing else to write every body is in bed but me and I will be prety soon if nothing happens 9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, October 19, 1919

Sunday, October 19, 1919

A good day. Some frost this morning. We all staid at home except the children. Henry went to Johnson Reynolds's. Edna & Franklin went to Uncle Marvins. Mr Hutcherson & Ada went to see Carrie this evening. Kate Harvey come to see us this evening.

Mr & Mrs Power come to see Ben & Josie to day.

I got dinner. Had chicken and salmon, pickle & preserves, tomatoes and pies.

I should not write such small things but have nothing else to write.

8 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Sunday January 30, 1921

Sunday January 30, 1921

A cloudy day and a little rain. Josie and Ben & Jim & the children staid at home all day. Josie got dinner. She baked pies mince and potatoe pies.

I went to Johnsons. Reubin Reynols come for me and Johnson brought me home. Mollie had a good dinner. I enjoyed my visit. Floid and Christenia had kites and let them fly. They were the first that I ever saw fly. Irvin Harvey come there this evening. He has growed and is a fine looking boy. Virginia was at home today.

8 oclock

Josies cactus is in bloom now.

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
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
Thursday March 10, 1921

Thursday March 10, 1921

A beautiful day. Ben & Jim put the canvas on the plant beds to day. They cut some trees at the spring for wood. Josie got dinner. She baked some nice pies.

Josie and the children and I went to Marvins a little while. Carrie was washing. She quit. Will finish in the morning if nothing happens. She come with us to the turnip patch and cut salit. Josie made Franklin a suit to day.

There was a big frost this morning.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday May  4, 1921

Wednesday May 4, 1921

A cloudy cool day. Ben & Jim went to Chatham to day. Jim did not come back. Ben got home a bout dark.

Josie got dinner. She baked pies. They were fine. Josie made Edna a dress then went to Marvins. I fed the chickens and churned. Jims games began to hatch today. Henry will sleep with Franklin to night down stairs. Edna will sleep with me.

I want the weather to get good so bad.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday August  4, 1921

Thursday August 4, 1921

A good day. The boys worked in the tobacco all day. I got dinner. Josie killed two chickens and baked pies. Today is Mrs Cars birth day. She is 67 years olde. Josie went to the grove to the meeting. Oscar Brumfield carried her. His mother & aunt went with him.

A Mr Roberson & Mr Hutcherson come here to see Mrs Car. She wants to sell her land. Josie come home with the sick head ache. I got supper. I think she had a fine time to day.

Mrs Car churned and washed dishes for me.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday August 14, 1921

Sunday August 14, 1921

A good day. A little rain this evening.

We all staid at home all the morning. Josie got dinner. She had snaps and corn & pies as good as they could be. Ben made a swing for the porch and put it up. I think it is fine. I went to Marvins this evening. They had some mellons. They were very fine in flavor.

Ben & Josie went to look for the turkeys. Did not find them. I hope nothing wont happen to them.

Jim come home ok tonight. We were all so glad to see him.

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday September  7, 1921

Wednesday September 7, 1921

A clear hot day. No rain. The boys helped Marvin cut tobacco all day. Josie and I washed this morning. Finished in time to get a snack for dinner. Josie made two pies in the least time I ever thought of. We had salmon & canned beef. All could be got ready quick.

I worked on button holes. Josie made Edna a pair of bloomers and picked a few peas.

Edna & Franklin pulled pea vines and fed the cows through the fence & climed the cyckamore tree. They ask me to write a bout as I did not know any thing to write. I did it.

Last edit over 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

1920

Sunday, January 18, 1920

Sunday, January 18, 1920

A clear cold day. Ben went to Marvin's this morning. This evening we all went up there. Maybel cried so that they brought her home. I thin k she was sick. Aubrey Brumfield come and played with Henry all day. Reese & Paul come with him here. They went home for dinner. Josie made pies. I cooked a chicken for dinner. We did not eat supper. 8 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Neil Brumfield
Wednesday, February 11, 1920

Wednesday, February 11, 1920

A good day. Ben & Jim cut wood in the woods. Ben made a crate this evening for the calf. I caught some hens & put them up. Hope that they can go to Gretna tomorrow. Josie got dinner and baked some pies for the children to take to school. Nettie Blair & Hellen Brumfield come [?] school there. I am glad to have them. I got a letter from John this evening. I got a pair of shoes by mail.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Sunday, February 22, 1920

Sunday, February 22, 1920

A rainy day. All staid a bout home. The children is complaining but not seriously I hope. Josie made pies for dinner. We had no company. I have not seen any one passing the road today. Have not heard from the sick folks to day. I would be glad to know that every one is better off. Oh it is such a distressing time. Hope it will be better soon.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday, February 28, 1920

Saturday, February 28, 1920

A good day. Ben went to George Blairs and worked on his engine some then went to Renan. Jim got in a lot of wood and went to Renan. Josie washed some this morning. Killed & dressed a hen this evening and baked some pies. I done very little as usual. I finished a quilt the last that I expect to make this spring or ever maybe. I hope that the children are better off and will stay so for a while any way.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
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