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1918

Sunday, March  3, 1918

Sunday, March 3, 1918

A beautiful day.

Ben carried me part of the way to Lee Brumfields. I had a good day. They had no company.

Miss Lillian Peak come be fore I come home. I started walkin met with Oscar Brumfield. Grace got his horse and buggy and brought me nearly home.

Ben and Edna come home Josie and Franklin staid at Mrs Carrs.

Henry was with me. Him and Hugh Brumfield played all the time we were at Lees.

8 30 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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 over 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, March 10, 1918

Sunday, March 10, 1918

A clear windy day.

Ben and Josie and Edna and Franklin went to Mrs Carrs. Mr Owen and Ben went to Long Island to meet Owens brother and brother in law.

I went to Marvins and eat dinner and spent the evening. Henry went to Charley Hutchersons and eat dinner. They Reese and Paul Smith Fred and Irvin Hutcherson and Henry played with a calf nearly all day.

8 30 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, April 28, 1918

Sunday, April 28, 1918

A good day. Cloudy tonight.

Ben went to Gretna today to an odd fellows meeting. Josie and the children except Henry went to see Kate Harvey. I went two. We walked and Ben come after us in the machine. Henry went to Marvins and played with Reese and Paul Smith and Fred and Irvin Hutcherson.

9 oclock

Today was Denias birthday. I would of liked to seen her.

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, May 26, 1918

Sunday, May 26, 1918

A good day.

Ben and Josie Edna and Franklin went to Strait Stone to preaching. Henry and I staid at home. I got a snack for dinner. After dinner Mr and Mrs Mayhew come. Ben and Mr Mayhew played croquet.

I went to see Carrie a little while. Marvin carried Mrs Rice home this evening. Alma Bennett went home to day.

Paul Bennett went to George Blairs for dinner from preaching.

10 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, June 30, 1918

Sunday, June 30, 1918

A good day and very warm. Ben and the children went to Strait Stone to Sunday School. Josie and I staid here and got dinner. Ben brough ice from Mr Thompsons. Josie made cream. Marvin and Carrie and all the children come and brought custard ready for freezin. The[y] made two freezers full. It was all good and we all enjoyed it so much. While we were eating Mr Mayhew and Dews and Owen and Board Dews all come. We had a plenty for them all.

Some of them played croquet.

9 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, July 21, 1918

Sunday, July 21, 1918

A good day. Ben went to Mr Edmons this morning. He went with Marvin Smith all of the rest staid at home. Reese and Paul come and played with the children. Marvin and Carrie and the little children come a few minutes on the car and carried the boys home.

We had butter beans for dinner. Mrs Owen gave them to us. Josie got dinner. I got breakfast and milked and churned. I have not bin well today. Hope I may feel better by morning.

Josie is playing the piano and Ben the violin.

9 30 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, July 27, 1918

Saturday, July 27, 1918

A good day. Ben and Paul has had holiday most all day. Mr Mayhew and Mr Dews and his boys come up here and played croquet all of the evening.

Some of the Mayhew children and some of Owens come to play with Henry and Edna. Paul and Reese and Roy come a while. I think they had a good time. Josie baked a cake this morning. We cooked cabbage and potatoes for dinner.

To night Ben and Mayhew went to Strait Stone to the Lodge.

10 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, July 28, 1918

Sunday, July 28, 1918

Some rain this morning. Ben and Josie and the children and Paul went to preaching at Strait Stone.

I staid at home and got dinner. This evening Ben went to Mr Dews and played croquet.

Josie and the children and I went to Marvins. Paul went to Lee Brumfields and has not got home yet.

9 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, July 30, 1918

Tuesday, July 30, 1918

Rain this morning. A good evening.

Josie got dinner. Had butter beans the first from our garden. This evening Dews and Mayhew and Ben and Paul played croquet all the evening. Kate Harvey come a while and Virginia Harvey and Doris Brumfield come by from Strait Stone.

They had carried one of A J Harveys girls to Mr Thompsons.

8 30 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, August 11, 1918

Sunday, August 11, 1918

A good day. Clouds a round this evening but no rain here.

We all staid at home to day until about night. Ben went to Carries Thelma and Julia [went] to Reynolds. Mr Mayhew and Mr Dews come. Ben and them played croquet.

Carrie and the children come a few minutes. Marvin brought them on the car.

Mr Owens brother come to see him this evening. I got the first corn from the corn field to day.

9 30 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, September  8, 1918

Sunday, September 8, 1918

A cloudy day and some rain. Ben and Paul made fires under the tobacco this morning. Josie and [I] got dinner.

Josie went to Mr Powers this evening. Henry Blair brought Mary and Bill from Long Island to Mrs Hendricks and Josie brought them here. Miss Alice Wooding and Mrs Winston come this evening. Carrie and the children come a few minutes.

Dews and Mayhew and George Hutcherson come and played croquet.

9 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, October 13, 1918

Sunday, October 13, 1918

A good day. we all stayed at home. I got dinner. We had turnip salit and butter beans.

Josie helped Ben move some tobacco while it was in order. This evening Marvin and family and Kate Harvey and Irvin Harvey come. Mr Dews and Owen and some of the children was here and played croquet.

Paul and Earl Bennett come. Paul will stay a while and strip tobacco. I hope that it may stay in order so he can handle it.

9 30 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, November 17, 1918

Sunday, November 17, 1918

A rainy day. We all staid at home. Mr Dews and Owen and children all come up here and played croquet. I went to Marvins a little while. Marvin went to see the Edmons this evening.

Tom Edmons went back to camp to day.

We had beef steak for breakfast and dinner. Denia sent the beef to Carrie and she sent us part of it. We certainly did enjoy it.

7 : O clock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, November 25, 1918

Monday, November 25, 1918

A clear colde day.

Ben killed a beef this morning. Mr Owen helped him. They both cut wood at Mags this evening. Josie washed some this evening. I stewed pumpkins to day.

I went to Carries this evening. I did not stay but a few minutes.

Janie Gravley and Effie Brumfield come here to night.

Mr Owen and Luke come in a few minutes. Mr Owen played the fiddle a little while. Ben and Josie and Janie and Effie are playing cards now.

10 : o clock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Wednesday, January  8, 1919

Wednesday, January 8, 1919

A good day. Ben worked on Owens house this morning and went after Jim Brumfield this evening. Henry Blair brought Jim a part of the way.

Henry Brumfield went with his father. Mr Owen come down to night and they played cards. Virginia Harvey is here tonight. Josie sewed some today. Josie and I both had a hand in getting dinner. Josie went to Marvins a few minutes. I cut rags for a rug & darned stockens. 10 : oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, January 20, 1919

Monday, January 20, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim worked on Owens house. Lizzie and Earl Bennett went from here this morning. I hope that they got home without an accident. The roads is very bad. I helped Mr. Owen strip tobacco. We stripped all that they had in the pit and filled it up again. I went to Marvins a few minutes this evening. Kate Harvey was there. We came back by the grave yard. Eva had fallen out of her box and hurt herself right bad.

Josie staid at the house and got dinner.

Tonight Mr. Owen is here and they played cards.

9 o'clock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, January 24, 1919

Friday, January 24, 1919

A good day. The men folks finished stripping Owens tobacco this morning. They sawed a little wood this evening. I got dinner. Josie ironed this morning. Josie & Henry went to Strait Stone this evening.

Tonight Isla and Cordie & Frank and George Blair and Jessie and William Hutcherson all come and staid until bedtime. The boys played games. I finished Marys scarf tonight.

11 o'clock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, January 26, 1919

Sunday, January 26, 1919

A good day. We had a hard rain last night. Jim & Nellie and Reubin Reynolds and Evylin Brumfield they went to Strait Stone to preaching and and come here for dinner. I am so glad that they come. Nellie & Josie went to see Carrie this evening. Jim went to Marvins. Mr Dews and his boys and Mayhew & Scruggs and Owen all come this evening and played croquet. Evylin played for us this evening. Josie is very much complain. She has a head ache.

10: oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, February 25, 1919

Tuesday, February 25, 1919

A very bad day. Rained a bout all day. Some fox hunters come by here this morning. They hunted all the morning. I don't know a bout there catching anything or not. I guess they got wet.

Jim & Ben and Owen and Marvin all played cards this evening a while.

The boys fix up the olde cotton gin and gined some cotton. I had intended going to Richmond to morrow but will not go. It has rained so much that we could hardly get to the depo.

I comenced a cap for Josie that she intends to give to Ella Hubard. Josie is bad off with a colde.

8 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, March 21, 1919

Friday, March 21, 1919

A beautiful day. Jim & Ben planted potatoes & onions & peas.

Josie and helped some.

I made some soap this evening. This morning I cut some salit and carried it to Mrs Owen. We had salit for dinner. I cut that yesterday. Josie cut salit to day for tomorrow.

Henry & Edna went to school to day. Franklin played out nearly all day.

9 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, June 20, 1919

Friday, June 20, 1919

A good day and very warm. Jim plowed all day laying by corn. Oscar and Henry Brumfield finished thining corn this morning. Oscar plowed this evening. Henry & Hugh played all the evening. Henry went with Hugh home this evening.

Ben went to the meeting of the school board at Green field this morning.

Edna and I went to White Falls. Ben carried us and come and brought us home.

Josie got dinner. She cooked cabbage and potatoes and baked apples.

10 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, July  6, 1919

Sunday, July 6, 1919

A good morning. We all staid at home. Nellie & Evylin come this morning. Mr Tup Walker brought them. Kate Harvey & Carrie Smith and the little children come a little while. Jim & Ben went to the creek. Had to hurry back on account of a cloud. We have had the hardest rain I most ever saw. The branch is as high as I ever saw it. Washed the fence a way below the spring. Oh I am so sorry a bout the high water.

Evylin is playing the piano.

10 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, September  5, 1919

Friday, September 5, 1919

A good day. Jim is at on [sic] the tobacco. Henry went to drive the horses up this morning and Pomp kicked him. Did not hurt him very bad. We are all so glad it is no worse.

Ben went to Cedar Forest this morning a bout the school work. Mrs Car come with him home. I am glad that she came to see Josie.

This evening Henry & Reese and I went to White Falls and I fished. The children played. Jim cut some corn this evening.

Carrie & the children come down here a while this evening. Jack Harvey eat supper here tonight and will stay at the barn tonight.

10: oclock

Last edit almost 7 years ago by dy957
Friday, December  5, 1919

Friday, December 5, 1919

A day that all could work. Jim & Ben and Mr Owen sawed wood then went to Marvins and cut some feed.

Josie got dinner. She made the sausage for Jim and her self. Bettie Haley (col) helped to cut the fat up and grind the sausage. I dried up the lard and strained it out. Bettie wshed the faces and feet.

Heard to day that Mrs Richard Wooding has a son.

Sallie Blair taught school in Miss Smiths room today.

Mrs Car sent Bessie Callans (col) a ring. She got it today.

Mr Owen went to the mill today. Brough me some brand. Jim & Ben & Josie played cards to night.

8 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, December 19, 1919

Friday, December 19, 1919

A bad day. Hailed & sleet. Ben put in some window glass. Jim attended to the stock. Josie got dinner.

Henry went to school. Edna & Franklin played and made all the nois that they could. Mabel cried a lot.

I commenced a quilt for Josie.

Jim & Ben has gone to Renan tonight. I think they will have a rough time.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, December 31, 1919

Wednesday, December 31, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim went hunting. A lot of the grand children come to night and a few others. Kate and Irvin walked down here. The children played until midnight. They all said that they had a good time. I did not have anything to do with the askin them.

I am glad that the Xmas is gone. Every day is preshious but the excuse for doing nothing is gone.

We have had good wood and have had good fires for which I want to be thankful. I have not bin sick a day so that I could not go a bout. I feel sad to think of this being the last time that I will write in this book.

one oclock 1920

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Monday October 24, 1921

Monday October 24, 1921

A good day. Jim & Ben went to Gretna to help Marvin get ready to sow wheat. Josie has bin very sick all day. We had the doctor to see her this morning. Franklin staid at home. Him and Mabel played out of the doors most of day. I got a nice box of candy by mail today. Alma Bennett sent it. I have not eat any yet. I have not bin to Marvins to day. Mollie was to see Carrie to day. I am glad that she come.

John & Edwin & Christenia went from here this morning. I put out ten little chickens yesterday.

Last edit over 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield

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 over 10 years ago by Neil Brumfield
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 over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
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