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1918

Sunday, January  6, 1918

Sunday, January 6, 1918

A cloudy day rained some and sleeted. The ground is still covered with snow. Virginia staid all night here last night. This morning Jack and Irvin come a little while. Virginia went with them home.

I went to Marvins and Kate. Irvin come there. We all eat dinner there. Ben and Josie and the children staid at home all day. Carrie had custard at dinner and Josie had ice cream. We had some tonight at supper. I did enjoy it. Kate brought me a ball of yarn. I want to knit a pair of wristlets for Charles Harvey as soon as I get the kneedles to knit on.

8 30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, January  7, 1918

Monday, January 7, 1918

A cloudy day and some warmer. To night the wind is blowing. Ben went to Strait Stone. Marvin went to see Charles. He is some better off a gain. Josie has bin sick all day. I got dinner to day and sewed a little. Miss Smith sent the drugget home to day by Irvin Harvey and Robert Reynolds. I got a letter from Lottie Craddock to day.

7 30 oclock

Last edit over 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, January 14, 1918

Monday, January 14, 1918

A cloudy morning and little snow. Ben went to Renan. Come home by dinner. Worked some this evening. Tonight he went to John Hutchersons.

Josie got dinner and sewed some on her quilt. I made a pair of little pants then went to Marvins. Worked the button holes up there. Mr Hutcherson was there. He said that his folks was hauling guano.

I talked with Molly Reynolds this morning. She tolde me that Mr George Reynolds was dead. Died last night.

9 45 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, January 16, 1918

Wednesday, January 16, 1918

Warmer and cloudy.

Ben cut tier poles for a barn this morning. This evening he went to Renan.

Josie got dinner. Josie and Edna went to Marvins this evening. I staid with the baby and Henry. I finished making me a dress the first one that I have made in several years. Heard this evening that Ernest and Lottie Craddock was at George Blairs last night. Franklin is bad off with cold yet. Hope he will soon be well a gain.

9 40 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, January 24, 1918

Thursday, January 24, 1918

A colde day partly cloudy. Ben has bin sick all day do hope that he will be better by morning. Henry is sick to night. I have done the cookin to day. Josie had to stay with Ben.

Denia and Sally Blair come this evening.

Marvin Smith come to see Ben to day.

Henry and Edna got in the wood to day. Josie fed the stock this morning. I fed to night.

9 oclock

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Saturday, January 26, 1918

Saturday, January 26, 1918

A cloudy day raining to night.

Ben is feeling some better he was at George Blairs to day said that Denia Blair was cookin a turkey for dinner to morrow. Mr Carr is here yet. Jim Brumfield come to see us this evening. The Walker land was solde today. Josie ironed some today. I washed a little this morning and got dinner. Jim and Mr Carr and Ben and Josie are playing cards to night.

I got a letter from Ludy Pugh to day.

10 30 oclock

Heard today that Mr Allen fell in the pit at the barn and hurt him self very bad.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, January 31, 1918

Thursday, January 31, 1918

A cloudy day the ground is covered with ice. Ben went to Renan this evening he walked. Tom Edmons come up here to day for Ben to cut his hair.

Marvin went to see Charles to day. I wish I could go.

Johnson Reynolds come to Marvins to change his phone.

Josie got dinner. I washed dishes after dinner. I sewed some on an olde quilt milked and then set by the fire most of the time.

Mollie sent this evening and got the knitting that I did for her. We hope that Henry is some better.

8 25 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, February  1, 1918

Friday, February 1, 1918

A cloudy day Snow & ice on ground and and trees. Ben went with Marvin to Strait Stone to day I got dinner Josie washed dishes after dinner I finished a quilt that I peiced for Josie Peiced it out of old peices Henry is right Sick yet the ?? is here now oh the awful weather hope it will get better soon

8 30 oclock

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Tuesday, February  5, 1918

Tuesday, February 5, 1918

A clear and very colde morning. Some what cloudy tonight. Ben cut in the woods in the morning.

He went to Strait Stone this evening. Josie went with him. They went on the waggon and carried some chickens. Marvin Smith went to see Charles. Said he was feeling some better than he had bin. I do wish that the weather would get good so that I could get out some.

Josie made the fire in the stove this morning. I got breakfast. Josie got dinner.

9 30 oclock

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Friday, February  8, 1918

Friday, February 8, 1918

A clear morning cloudy this evenin. Ben hauled some wood this morning.

Cut feed and sawed wood this evening. Marvin Smith and William Gilbert helped him. Josie swept the yard some and got dinner.

Some man passed here today and a greed to take the cow that I bought from Marvin. Johnson Reynolds colte is here tonight. He went to Gretna today. Have not heard how tobacco solde to day.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, February 12, 1918

Tuesday, February 12, 1918

A good day. Some clouds but no rain. Ben moved Sam Owen here today. Mr Mayhew brought one load for him. Ben is up at the cabbin now helpin fix up his things.

Carrie and Paul, Roy and Hazel was with her. Reese was at school. They intended to make some candy but could not get what they wanted to fix it with and did not make any. Some man come today and got the Wooding cow. Hope he wont be sorry that he got her.

9 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, February 16, 1918

Saturday, February 16, 1918

A clear morning then clouded up and hailed before twelve oclock. Ben and Owen got up their plant beds and sowed them. Josie baked a cake and got dinner.

I washed a few garments. Lizzie Bennett come to night. I am glad that she came. She went to see Charles this evenin.

I am always glad to see any of them.

Reese and Paul Smith and Roy Smith come a little while this evenin. Reese and Henry caught the little calf but could not manage him.

11 30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, February 19, 1918

Tuesday, February 19, 1918

A cloudy day, Some rain. Ben went with Henry to Blairs this morning. Henry went to school. I have lost the smoke house key. Ben brought a key from Blairs but it would not unlock the door. Don't know what we will do about it yet. Ben and Owen went to the mill this evening with corn. Got their meal.

Josie sewed on her quilt. I got a snack for dinner churned and jobed a round most of the day. Ben went with Willie Mayhew to John Hutchersons to night. Josie and the children are all abed and I am going soon.

9 oclock

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Saturday, March  9, 1918

Saturday, March 9, 1918

A cloudy day.

Ben and Owen hauled and cut feed this morning and cut wood for Marvin Smith this evening. To night Ben has gone to Strait Stone to the lodge.

Josie got dinner and moved the dog house and cleaned up the yard and ironed some. I washed a little. Henry and Edna and two of the Owen children played all evening had a good time.

9 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, March 12, 1918

Tuesday, March 12, 1918

A cloudy windy day and rain tonight. Ben worked on his plant beds. Owen plowed until it rained.

Josie commenced washing but quit before she finished as the weather was so bad. I got dinner.

Josie commenced making bats for her quilt. To night I mended my gloves.

Franklin has a very bad colde.

9:10 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, March 13, 1918

Wednesday, March 13, 1918

A cloudy day and some rain. Ben and Owen and some of the neighbors worked the road that the mail carrier travels. To night Ben has gone to stay at Charles Brumfields. He [is] very sick.

Josie washed this morning and made Edna a dress this evening. To night she is sick. I got dinner. I went to Marvins this evening. All four of the school teachers went to spend the night at Mr Willie Mayhews.

Marvin Smiths plum tree is white with bloom. I am a fraid that the fruit will get killed.

8:45 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, March 14, 1918

Thursday, March 14, 1918

Cloudy all day. This evening there was a storm. Lightning and thunder wind rain and hail.

Ben and Owen helped rais a stable at Mr Woodings. Kate Harvey come here this morning. She brough some yarn for me to knit socks for the soldiers. I have commenced to knit.

Josie have not bin well to day. She made Franklin a dress this evening. I got dinner.

Edna went to Carries a while. Paul Smith and Roy come with her home. Henry went to school.

9:15 oclock

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Saturday, March 16, 1918

Saturday, March 16, 1918

A cool cloudy day.

Ben carried me to Renan this morning. I staid with Charles nearly all day. He is very bad off yet. Mag had quite crow[d] to day for dinner Miss Alice Wooding Mrs Duckey Kellie Mrs Sallie Strance.

A mink caugh one of my hens that was setting.

Josie killed a chicken and baked a cake.

Miss Mayhan and Virginia come here a while.

9 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, March 20, 1918

Wednesday, March 20, 1918

A cloudy day and some rain. Ben and Owen plowed some. Josie washed I got dinner. At twelve oclock Josie and Ben went to Renan. Lee Brumfield come by here to day on his way from the saw mill.

Said that he thought that Charles was wors that he was yesterday.

I want to know so bad whoo is with him tonight.

Carrie and the children come down a little while this evening. Mr Owen planted potatoes to day and Marvin did two.

8 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, March 24, 1918

Sunday, March 24, 1918

A cloudy day and rain in the evening. Charles Brumfield was buried this evening.

He was buried in a quiet decent manner in my judge ment. Rev Padget talked some at the grave. There was a large crowd of kinds folks and friends present.

All went home this evening except Hugh Brumfield. He staid with Henry.

They could not go to sleep tonight for laughing and playing.

9 oclock

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Wednesday, March 27, 1918

Wednesday, March 27, 1918

A cloudy day and some rain. Ben went to Davis s saw mill this morning for lumber. Plowed some this evening for a potatoe patch.

Josie finished quilting her quilt this morning and got dinner.

I went to see Mrs Edmons this evening and come by Mrs Owens and stoped a while. Heard to day that Miss Alice Wooding has pneumony. Hope she may soon get well.

9 oclock

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Thursday, March 28, 1918

Thursday, March 28, 1918

A cloudy day. Ben went to George Blairs this morning. This evening he went to Mr Worshams with Chesley Edmons. Mr Owen plowed. Josie ironed most all day.

I went to Jim Doss s. Mrs Doss was getting on fine so far as I could see.

I come back by Mr Bailiss they were all well.

Denia and Cordie Blair come this evening. I am sorry that I was not at home.

9:10 oclock

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Thursday, April  4, 1918

Thursday, April 4, 1918

A cloudy day some rain this evening.

Ben went to the mill this morning. Mr Owens plowed. Josie ironed some and got dinner. Finished quilting her quilt this morning. I went to see Mag this evening. Edna went with me. Found them all well. Odie and Lottie and Miss Jessie Kellie was there. I come by Kates. Kate Reynolds was there.

The red hogs pigs came today.

10 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, April 13, 1918

Saturday, April 13, 1918

A cloudy day.

Ben had a barn raisin had plenty help and got done before night.

Ben has gone to Strait Stone to night to the lodge.

Josie got most of the dinner. Kate Harvey come and made most of the bread and helped wash dishes and that was a job. Mrs Carr is here yet. Edna hurt her toe right bad to night bringin in some wood and dropped a piece on her toe.

Oh I am so glad the barn is raised. I thank all that helped.

10 oclock by the new time

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, April 16, 1918

Tuesday, April 16, 1918

A cloudy day and a little rain. Ben and Marvin worked on the barn. Mr Owens hauled wood. Josie and I ironed some and got dinner. This evening I went to see Carrie a little while. Mollie and Kate Reynolds come there a while.

Tonight Ben and Josie and Henry and Edna has gone to Strait Stone to see a moving picture show.

Mrs Carr went with them and will go home I guess. I am uneasy a bout them a fraid the roads is so rough that they will get stalled. Franklin is sick to night. I certainly do hope that he may soon get well.

9 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, April 17, 1918

Wednesday, April 17, 1918

A cloudy day and some rain. Ben and Marvin finished covering the barn. Owen hauled some wood.

Josie got dinner.

Mrs Bailiss and Melvin come while we were at dinner. Mrs Dews and Mrs Owen went to see their sister Mrs Short to day.

Lee Brumfield called here to night and ask Ben to haul him a load of brick. I think he will haul it but he don't like to a bit.

Franklin is better to night.

9 oclock

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Friday, April 19, 1918

Friday, April 19, 1918

A cloudy [day]. Ben went to the Island for guano. I am at Johnson Reynolds to stay with the children. Johnson and Mollie started to Washington to see Bruce.

8 10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, April 25, 1918

Thursday, April 25, 1918

A cloudy day.

Ben and Owen and Marvin and William hauled rock to the barn. Josie ironed. I picked beans. Denia Blair & Kate Harvey come in the evening. I walked with them as far as Marvins.

This is wrote the 26 at eight oclock. I could not find my ink last night.

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, April 26, 1918

Friday, April 26, 1918

A cloudy morning and commenced raining a bout 9 in the morning. Ben and Owen had commenced to plow but had quit. Tom Edmons come at twelve for Ben to cut his hair the[n] he helped Ben chink the barn until they got done.

I got dinner.

Josie made Edna a dress then we both picked beans and finished them.

9 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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