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1918

Sunday, February 17, 1918

Sunday, February 17, 1918

A good day. Ben went to see Charles this morning. He keeps mighty feeble. Lizzie and Paul Bennett and Reubin Reynolds was here for dinner.

Josie got dinner. She got a nice dinner. Fried ham and eggs tomatoes and potatoes and butter and preserves. She had it all so nice and attractive. I was proud of her fixin so well. I did not do any thing but keep company. Mr and Mrs Hutcherson was here this evenin. I was glad to have them. Lizzie and I went to Carries a while and to George Blairs and staid until bed time. Had a pleasant visit.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, July 10, 1918

Wednesday, July 10, 1918

A good day. Had a sprinkle of rain this evening.

Josie picked black berries this morning and made preserves this evening.

Johnson Reynolds had his wheat thrashed to day. Ben helped. They thrashed at Marvins this evening. I helped Carrie get supper. Mrs Carr was sick most of the day is better tonight.

10 oclock

I had a letter from Mary Brumfield.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, August 23, 1918

Friday, August 23, 1918

A good day. They cut a house of tobacco for Mr Owen to day. Brand(?) and James(?) Dews helped them. Josie made some damson preserves this morning and ironed some. I canned a few tomatoes this evening.

Josie and I was eating water mellon this evening when a car come. Jim B and Zack Adkins and Mr and Mrs Smith was on it. They come in a few minutes.

Jim Brumfield staid on he is here tonight. [ink smear] I went to sleep and marked my book.

9:30 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, August 26, 1918

Monday, August 26, 1918

A good day and a good rain to night. Ben has fired tobacco all day and is at the barn tonight.

Lizzie Bennett spent the day at Marvins today.

I tied tobacco nearly all day. Mr Owen and Paul tied two. Mrs Owen and Josie helped this evening.

Josie got dinner and made a kettle of preserves of some peaches that Lizzie brought us.

10 30 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Saturday, May 31, 1919

Saturday, May 31, 1919

A good day. Jim & Ben worked on the tobacco until they finished.

Josie baked a cake this morning and made a few preserves. I dressed 4 chickens and capped a few berries. This evening Josie scrubed the dining room floor.

Marvin very kindly let Paul Bennett carrie Reese & Paul and Roy and I to White Falls fishing. We caught several fish. I was so glad that Marvin helped us to go.

10 oclock

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Wednesday, June  4, 1919

Wednesday, June 4, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim plowed in the corn. Ben carried Josie & Edna and Franklin to Jim Powers at twelve. Henry & I went as far as the crossin at Starkeys.

We fished until Ben come back then come home. Then I went to where Booker Callums lives on Mrs Haleys land. Mollie Reynolds and I hunted strawberries. Did not find many. I milked by lantern light to night.

We had new Irish potatoes for dinner to day. They was fine. I made a few preserves this morning.

10:15 oclock

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Tuesday, June 17, 1919

Tuesday, June 17, 1919

A good day. The men plowed all day. Ben went to the mill mightty a gainst his will.

Josie made jellie & preserves this morning. We had cabbage for dinner the first time this spring.

I went to Johnsons this evening. I went with Lee B

Clifton Reynolds come home this evening on a visit. He is on his way to North Carlina.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, July 15, 1919

Tuesday, July 15, 1919

A good morning. Rain this evening and tonight. The branch has bin out of the banks and washed a way the foot bridge the third time in the last month.

Ben & Jim & Owen plowed in their tobacco this morning.

Nellie made preserves and caned berries all the morning.

Josie got dinner. I milked two cows and Josie one. She helped me milk.

Wren Worsham carried me & Henry and Isla Blair to Worshams pond to fish. I caught 4 small carp. I was glad to get them. We got back as far as George Blairs before it rained. George Jr brought us home. I am glad that they are so good to me. I eat dinner with Wren & Isla at a good spring on the hill.

Suiter? Blair and wife & son come to George Blairs this evening. I wanted to see Denia but she was at Ethels. I milked the cows after supper.

10:30 oclock

Last edit almost 3 years ago by Trisha
Friday, August 15, 1919

Friday, August 15, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim worked on the tobacco all day. Owen has a barn full that they are curing.

Josie went to Jim Powers to day. Henry & Franklin went with her. Edna staid with me until dinner. Then she went to Marvins and staid all the evening. I made a few pear preserves.

Prince the horse has been sick all day. He got to some wheat and eat two much. Heard that one of the Lees horses got its leg broke yesterday and they killed him. I am very sorry a bout it.

Josie got peaches & damsons to preserve and can. Guess we will be very busy tomorrow but we are that a most every day.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, August 16, 1919

Saturday, August 16, 1919

A good morning. Rain tonight. Jim and Ben & Henry suckered tobacco all day except what time they worked over the sick horse. We hope he is some better tonight.

Josie and I have bin very busy all day. Josie made preserves & jellie of the damsons that she got from Powers. We made a pie of part of the peaches that she got yesterday and caned the rest of them.

Jack Harvey come over here a while to day. While he was here Miss Alice Wooding and Miss Annie Carter come a few minutes. We cut a fine water mellon while they were here. Julia Fergerson went back to Portsmouth. Julia did not come to see us while she was at home. Marvin and Carrie went to the baptizing this morning.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, August 20, 1919

Wednesday, August 20, 1919

A good day. Jim & Ben cut a house of tobacco for Jim.

Josie got dinner. She had snaps and chicken, potatoes. Nellie made some preserves of damson that Mrs Edmons gave her.

This evening Miss Tredway and Miss Creasy & Tucker come to see Evylin. Did not stay but a few minutes.

Nellie & Josie gathered snaps and tomatoes for tomorrows dinner.

Carries baby is sick. I do hope that she will soon be well. Tonight Henry went to the barn by him self after dark. Edna has a bad colde tonight. Hope she may soon get over it.

I got a basket of sweet potatoes for Franklin. Brought them home & washed them.

Clock not runing.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, September 16, 1919

Tuesday, September 16, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim and Owen cut corn all day. Josie & I peeled some peaches and made preserves. We had snaps for dinner, the last that we will get this year without it rains very soon.

Josie sewed some this evening and gathered some peas. We have finished shelling them tonight. I went and dug some potatoes & washed them.

Mr John Baily and Miss Angle was here this evening. They were going a round a bout the schools. They did not see Ben.

Edna got my book & pen and ink for me tonight.

9:15 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 almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Tuesday May 31, 1921

Tuesday May 31, 1921

A beautiful day. Jim & Ben and Josie staid at home and worked. Josie got dinner and made some preserves. Greased the little turkeys. I got the breakfast and milked the cows and fed the fowls. Then Stuart Owen come for me and carried me to his home then Mr. Owen carried me to Owens mill. We fished but did not catch much. I did not catch any thing. We had a nice dinner. Lottie Kellie and Mrs Owen had enough to feed the crowd. I had a snack. We all put our dinner together. I want to see Carrie very bad.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Monday December  5, 1921

Monday December 5, 1921

A colde windy day. Marvin killed hogs. Ben & Jim helped him. They sent Reese for Martha Miller. She come and will helpe them for several days until they move. I was there today. Jim and I eat dinner there. Josie got dinner at home. She made some preserves and pickel to day. Poor little Mabel has cried the most of the day. I feel so troubled a bout her and cant do any thing to help her. The children went to school today. It was rough on little ones.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker

1920

Thursday, June 10, 1920

Thursday, June 10, 1920

A good day. Ben and Jim and Henry worked tobacco most of the day. Josie and I got dinner. We made some preserves of dew beries that was caned also some peaches. Josie sewed some this evening. I went to Marvins a little while. Miss Bell and Miss Christenia Wooding was there. I was glad to see them. Marvin was working tobacco. 9 30 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Thursday, July 15, 1920

Thursday, July 15, 1920

A good day. Jim and Ben jobed a round until twelve then Ben went to Mr Dews and worked on his car until night. Nellie Brumfield made some preserves. Josie and I was washing. Bettie Haley came and finished for us. Evylin Brumfield is sick. Jim and Ben has gone to Dr Owens to night. I do hope she may soon be better. 9:30 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday, July 17, 1920

Saturday, July 17, 1920

A good day. Jim & Ben worked on the barn shelter this morning. Ben went to Strait Stone for oil this evening. He went to Gretna for John & Tenia and Little Christenia. Josie and I got dinner. I killed 4 chickens. Josie baked a cake. Jim & Nellie picked berries this evening. Nellie caned them. Tonight I made some preserves. This morning got the pears from Jim Thomsons. 9 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Wednesday, July 21, 1920

Wednesday, July 21, 1920

Rain this morning but not much. Jim and Ben has got some tobacco sticks [?] Josie and I got dinner. We had our first tomatoes. I cooked some plant bed salit to day. We all enjoyed it very much. Josie has bin complaining all day. Virginia went home from here this evening. Hattie brough some berries this evening. Josie and I caned them. Nellie made some preserves this morning. I fell and hurt my self this morning.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Thursday, August  5, 1920

Thursday, August 5, 1920

A rainy day. The boys pulled some leaves and got wet. Josie went to see the Owen baby. This morning Nellie made some preserves. I caned three cans of peaches and made some preserves. Evylin went to see Virginia this morning. Edna went to Marvins and got some butter and meal. We had snaps and corn and stewed & raw tomatoes, peaches and cream for dinner. I do hope it is going to clear up now. 8:30 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Monday, August  9, 1920

Monday, August 9, 1920

A rainy day most of the day. Ben & Henry suckered tobacco a while. Jim worked on his tobacco. Ben kept up fire/fine [?] in the barn. Josie got dinner. I made a few preserves of peaches that growed here. Pulled green[s] [?] Carrie come a few minutes for some soda. We owed her a pound. Josie is washing dishes now. The baby is a sleep. Kate come to Carries to day to see about some sowing. 8:30 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Tuesday, August 24, 1920

Tuesday, August 24, 1920

A good day. No rain. The men folks cut tobacco all day. Josie staid at the barn all day and kept up the fires. Nellie caned some tomatoes this morning and made preserves this evening and picked some beans. I got the dinner. Josie gathered the snaps and corn. This evening I gathered a few beans and got some muskmellon and tomatoes. Earl Bennett eat dinner with us today.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday, August 27, 1920

Friday, August 27, 1920

A cloudy all day. Rain tonight. The men cut tobacco all day. Ben & Owen will stay at the barn. Josie caned some tomatoes this morning and made preserves and catchsup. She got most of the dinner. I milked and churned and kept busy most of the day. Miss Willie Wooding come a little while. Henry & Ben went hunting last night. Did not catch anything.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Friday, May 12, 1922

Friday, May 12, 1922

A good day. Marvin planted some Tobacco. Carrie washed this morning She got done before 10 oclock then she killed a chicken for Dinner I gathered some Straw Berries and [cpp] capped them we had all that we could eat & some to Preserves This evening we went to Gretna to see John & Tenia. We eat supper with them John has a nice house we [w??] [Turnished?] I think we got home a bout Dark now we are ready for the Bed.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, June 27, 1922

Tuesday, June 27, 1922

A good morning. Rained a shower at twelve oclock. It is raining tonight. The men plowed in the tobacco all day. Isla Blair come today and brought Josie some light bread. Mr. and Mrs. [Tower?] & [Edieth?] come. Mrs. Owen come and Mr. [Jennings?] the preacher come. Kate Harvey & [Carrie?] and Reese the other children was at [?] Brumfields. We gathered some peaches and Mrs. [?] made preserves'of them. I heard today that my brother is sick. I do hope he may get well. I am so anxious to hear a gain.

Last edit about 6 years ago by gutterpeach
Saturday, August  5, 1922

Saturday, August 5, 1922

A good day until near night then a rain & wind and some hail. I hope not enough to damage any thing much. Ben & Henry cleared up a barn getting ready to cut tobacco. Ben has gone to Bookers barn now. Mrs Car bathed the children this evening. Mrs Dews sent me some snaps by Mr Nat Wooding. I am glad of them. I made one jar of preserves & one of pickle, and near a gallon of jellie made the damsons that Carrie brought all in jellie.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Saturday, August 12, 1922

Saturday, August 12, 1922

A good day. Jim & Henry has suckered tobacco all day. Ben staid at the barn is up there tonight. Josie has not bin so [pent?] today. I got dinner and made some damson preserves. This evening I washed a little. Denia come to see Josie. She did not stay but a little while. Said that the girls wanted to go to Ede Hill to night. Irvin Harvey come a few minutes this morning. [a col?] woman[?]come here this morning. Years from now some one may wonder at some of the scratch. I am asleep.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart

1923

Monday, May 28, 1923

Monday, May 28, 1923

A good day. Ben went to Chatham. Thomson carried him. Jim and Henry and John watered the plant bed. Kate and Irvin come a few minutes this evening. The girls has bin dressed like boys and played all the evening. I filled some pillow ticks with feathers this evening. Did not get the washing done today. Hatties folks has the measles. Henry went to Renan this morning fo sugar. I made three quarts of straw berry preserves this morning. We need rain very bad. Did hope we would have some this evening.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Wednesday, July  4, 1923

Wednesday, July 4, 1923

A good day. No rain yet. Ben and Henry went to Gretna. They had a big tim. They eat dinner with Marvin and Carrie. Jim did not go. He worked most of the day. I made three quarts of black berrie preserves and killed two and fried them and baked a cake. That was our dinner. Vegetables has a bout dried up. John Ward had the team and went to Level Run to a big gathering of some sort. I gathered some berries. Intend making jellie tomorrow. The children are all in a glee tonight eating candy and blowing up their balloons. Good night.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Friday, July  6, 1923

Friday, July 6, 1923

A good day. We had a good rain this evening. The wind blowed hard but nothing seriously hurt. Hope it may rain on all the places that need it. Jim and Ben helped Jim Farthing thresh wheat this morning and Bob Starkey this evening. Henry went with Stuart Owens and some more boys fishing. They were in the rain. I made some preserves this morning. Etta Gilbert brought some berries here this evening. I bought them and caned them. Hope they may keep well. Every one feel so glad of the rain. Ben replanted tobacco this evening.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
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