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1918

Wednesday, January  2, 1918

Wednesday, January 2, 1918

A colde snowy day. Has snowed nearly all day. We all set around the fire most of the day. I milked and churned and fed the chickens. Josie got dinner. She cooked some beans. The Edmons tried to have a dance to night. It is so bad I dont expect that they could get a crowd. Ben & Josie has gone down there. They walked. I feel uneasy about them and will until they come back.

Franklin has waked up and I will be glad when they get back.

10 30 oclock

Last edit almost 3 years ago by Sara Brumfield
Wednesday, February 27, 1918

Wednesday, February 27, 1918

A beautiful day.

Ben worked until noon then went to Mr Carrs burial. Josie and Franklin was down there. I got dinner then went with Ben to the burial. Henry went to school. Edna staid at Carries all day. We heard to day that Buck Farmer was buried to day. I set three hens this evening the first that I have set. Mr Owen plowed to day the first plowing that has bin done here this year. We had salet for dinner the first that we have had this year.

9 oclock

Last edit over 5 years ago by Elena
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 over 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, March 19, 1918

Tuesday, March 19, 1918

A good day. I was at Charles.

Jim and Nellie and a Mr Spruce come down here last night got here after dark. Josie fixed supper for them.

I was not at home. Jim and Ben come to see Charles this evening. I come with Ben home. He has gone to Mrs Carrs. Josie went with him left the children.

9 oclock

I set three hens this evening.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, March 29, 1918

Friday, March 29, 1918

A clear cool day.

A mink killed a hen here this morning. Ben called the Edmons boys and they killed the mink. I have had four hens killed lately and lost two settins of eggs.

Josie fixed up her furniture today. I worked a little in the garden this evening and went to Carries a while. Ben built a shelter for the hogs to day.

9 oclock

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, April 27, 1918

Saturday, April 27, 1918

A good day most of the day.

Ben worked on his car some this morning. One of the cows was sick. Marvin and Posie and Lee Brumfield all helped him a bout her. Posie Reynolds eat dinner here for the first time in a long time.

This evening Rena and Audry and Fessy(?) Mayhew and Virginia Harvey and Delma Owen all come all for eggs to set.

I did not have but one setting. Virginia got them.

To night Ben and Marvin has gone to Strait Stone to the lodge.

8 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, December 28, 1918

Saturday, December 28, 1918

A colde day. Ben and Fanny Power come home this morning at three oclock.

We had very late breakfast. Ben and Marvin set up Charles and Lillian Brumfields tomb stone.

Ben and Josie went with Fannie home. The children staid here . I got dinner. Carrie Smith come down here a few minutes this evening.

Paul Bennett come a little while this morning. Jim Emerson stopped in a few minutes this morning.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Tuesday, February 11, 1919

Tuesday, February 11, 1919

A good day. The men folks hauled feed all the morning, finished a plant bed and plowed up a potatoe patch this evening. Josie finished Edna's dress today. Josie got a letter from Mary Brumfield to day.

I worked some button holes in Eva Smith's aprons & carried them home. Marvin is very much complaining this evening. Something killed one of my hens last night.

Edna did not go to school to day. She has a bad colde

9 10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, April 22, 1919

Tuesday, April 22, 1919

A good day. There was frost this morning.

The men folks worked on their tobacco land all day.

Josie ironed some. I put eggs under two hens.

Jim planted some tomato plants right at night.

Roy and Paul has bin here all the evening.

Marvin & Carrie and three of the children went to Altavista this evening. I guess Kate & Virginia Harvey went with them. Mr & Mrs Pagget passed here this evening.

Josie scraped the grass out of the walke way to the front gate walk.

Well I will quit. I went to sleep before I finished.

9:30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, April 27, 1919

Sunday, April 27, 1919

A clear cool day. Frost this morning. Ben come home from Strait Stone a bout twelve oclock last night. Jim Emerson come with him and staid all night and until some time this evening.

Ben brough ice cream with him more than Josie and I could eat. Jim Brumfield and Ben staid at home all day. Josie and the children and I went to Marvins.

Josie got most of the dinner. We had a chicken for dinner. The olde hog eat one of my hens this morning. I am very sorry.

Heard to day that Julia Fergersons baby has bin very sick. I do hope she will soon be well.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

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 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday February 18, 1921

Friday February 18, 1921

A good day. Ben [and] Jim hauled feed and a load of corn today. Ben went to Gretna this evening to meet Nellie & Evylin. I went with him. We carried 12 hens and 7 doz eggs. We bought several things. I am glad that Nell & Evylin come.

Josie ironed most of the day.

Henry & Edna went to school. Carrie come a few minutes this evening. I did not see her. Would like to see them all but cant tell when that will be. May not ever see them a gain but hope I will.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday March 31, 1921

Thursday March 31, 1921

A cloudy day. Ben & Jim cut wood all day. Josie made Mabel a dress. Josie got supper. She baked light rolls. They were fine. Henry & Edna went to school. I went to Marvins and worked button holes in Hazels and Evas dresses. I set a hen this evening. I wrote two letters this morning.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday April 13, 1921

Wednesday April 13, 1921

A good day. Jim staid at home and worked. Ben went to Gretna for some eggs. Turkey eggs for Josie and hens eggs for Jim. Henry & Franklin and I went with him.

We come home. Josie had dinner a bout done. We eat and Ben carried Henry & Edna & Franklin and I to White Falls to fish. I did not catch any thing. Henry caught one fish.

Josie made Edna a dress this evening. Mrs Wooding went to see Carrie this evening. I know I had better stay at home and help do the work but am so trifling that I dont do what I should do.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Thursday May  5, 1921

Thursday May 5, 1921

A rainy day. The men that was to put in the light come and worked all the evening. They got one so we eat supper by it. Josie got dinner. I hemed a pair of sheets. I went to Marvins a few minutes. To day was Evas birth day. She is three years olde. Jims little game chickens hatched out today and yesterday. One of my hens quit her nest. I am sorry.

Jim come home this evening. I am so glad that he come all right. It is a discouraging time. I do hope that the weather will soon be better. Then people will feel better I hope.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday July 22, 1921

Friday July 22, 1921

A good day. Ben & Henry worked on tobacco until twelve oclock. This evening Ben went to the mill with some wheat. Come by Edwards and got a load of lumber.

Reese drove Bens car & carried Josie and all the children and I to White Falls. We did not catch but a few fish.

Marvin & Jim went to look at some land near Gladys, Virginia. Carrie went to see Julia Fergerson & baby. I want to see them two.

I set a hen today.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957

1920

Wednesday, January 21, 1920

Wednesday, January 21, 1920

A cloudy day and rain to night. Jim & Ben cut in the new ground today. The children went to school.

Josie got dinner. I sewed some on my quilt. Josie read some today and I have read tonight,

I went to Carries this evening.

Henry's duck died to day. I caught ten hens and put them up. I want Ben to carrie them to a store some where.

10 oclock

Last edit 2 months ago by Ben 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 about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday, February 21, 1920

Saturday, February 21, 1920

A cloudy day & rain this evening. Ben went to the saw mill. Jim cut. Josie ironed some. I killed two hens this morning. Denia Blair come and spent most of the day with us. She went by Carries and staid a few minutes. Some of her folks come after her. I was glad that they did come. I went with her to Marvins. Today 55 years ago I was married 1865. Most all of the chldren is complaining. I do hope they will soon be well.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Memorandum (iii)

Memorandum (iii)

February the 12th Ben carried one calf & 14 hens to Gretna for me and 15 hens for Marvin. They solde for 28 cts per pound.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday, April  2, 1920

Friday, April 2, 1920

A rainy morning & rainy again tonight. Ben & Jim finished the hen house. I cut salit this morning. Henry went to school to day. Virginia Wooding played with Edna this evening. I went to Carrie this evening and got some eggs to set my hens. Tonight Effie & [?] They had an entertainment at the church to night. I would of bin glad to go but the roads is so bad that you cant run a car. 9 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, May  5, 1920

Wednesday, May 5, 1920

A cool clear day. Jim worked on his new ground. Ben worked on his corn land. Josie washed this morning. I got dinner. This evening I went to Mr Edmons. Mrs Edmons gave me 30 eggs. I put them under hens as soon as I could after getting home. Mrs Doss and three children come here. Ben has gone to Marvins. Dr. Owen is up there to examine them for insurance.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Monday, January 23, 1922

Monday, January 23, 1922

A cloudy day. No rain yet. Jim and Ben shucked some corn and fed the cows the stalks. Then hauled some wood. Josie made some bats for her quilt. I [ put up?] some hens. Expect to kill them tomorrow. This evening I went to Johnson Reynolds. Found them well. [Johnson] was stripping tobacco. The children here are better of their sore mouths. I do hope that they very soon be well. I am so sorry for them all that are sick. I want to hear from Carrie & [family] so bad.

Last edit almost 3 years ago by Trisha

1923

Friday, January 12, 1923

Friday, January 12, 1923

A good day. Ben & Jim hauled some wood and cut it with John Ward and Mr. Booker helped them. Mollie Reynolds come this morning and again this evening. She brought cake and pickle. I boiled two hams to day and had two hens cleaned. Lillian Kent come to see Josie today. Josie has bin very bad all day. Nellie washed and dressed Mabel (?) today. She has bin good today. Today the children went to School. Heared today over the phone that Ola Jefferson's boy was very sick. I am so sorry for them. I never heared of more sickness in my life. I don't think it is God's will. I wish they all could get well.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Wednesday, January 24, 1923

Wednesday, January 24, 1923

Snowed last night and this morning. The land is covered with snow tonight but it is warmer now than yesterday. The men could not do much of anything to day. Ben went to Renan. Jim went to Mr. Bookers. There is some one sick at nearly every house. Earl Bennett was here today about fertilizer. Nellie got a letter from Evyline. She is sick and Nellie is so distressed she did not eat any supper. I am sorry for her but can't do any thing that would do any good. Henry and Edna went to school. Franklin and Mabel has had a good time today. I finished Carries quilt ready to quilt to night. I set a hen today.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, April  9, 1923

Monday, April 9, 1923

A good day. Jim plowed some. Hauled out corn stalks. Ben went to Rob Hubbards and helped work on his house. He come home at dark. We was all glad. Franklin and Mabel are better today. Nellie has held Mabel a heap today. I hope she may soon be well. Henry went to school. Edna had to stay and help wait on Mabel. I put eggs under two hens tonight. [Louease?] Hubbard sent Mabel a little basket and Easter rabbit. She is please with them. She wont show them to me.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Nathani
Monday, May 21, 1923

Monday, May 21, 1923

A good day. Ben and Jim and all that could drop or plant tobacco went to the field. Mabel staid out all day for her first time. She had a good time playing. Lelia Ward and her children was at the field this evening. I churned and got dinner. Fried some nice meat and had Irish potatoes. Stewed some apples and picked some strawberries. Baked corn and wheat bread. Have not seen any one to day to hear any news. I planted a few beet plants in the garden. Found one of my hens dead this morning. The first poppy bloomed today. It is beautiful.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
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