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1918

Friday, May  3, 1918

Friday, May 3, 1918

A good day. Ben and Owen plowed some.

Josie ironed.

I got dinner. Had turnip salet for dinner the last that we will get this spring I expect.

We heard that the Edmons boys killed their dogs this morning.

I know they was sorry to have it to do.

I wrote to John Brumfield to day.

9 oclock

Last edit about 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, August 17, 1918

Saturday, August 17, 1918

A good day. Ben plowed up the potatoes and Josie picked them up. Ben sowed turnip seed to day. Paul tied some primings. Josie got most of the dinner. I churned went after some tomatoes. After dinner I put up three cans and killed two chickens and cut the cucumbers and put them in brine.

Paul and Thelma went to Dick Woodings to a stew to night. I hope they may have a nice time.

Julia and Henry and Edna are in my room and talk so much that I am in the hall writing.

Chesley Edmons cut a house of tobacco today.

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

Monday, October 7, 1918

A good day. The men folks cut corn this morning. Ben mowed peas this evening. The rest of them cut corn all day. Little Henry and the Owen boys worked at it all day. Josie sewed some this morning. This evening we picked peas. Mrs Owen and Beatrice picked all the evening. Mrs Dawson come after some apples and got them.

Carrie cooked the first meal on her new range this morning. Tobacco was so dry that we could not strip this morning. We had turnip salit for dinner and cornbread.

10 oclock

Last edit over 9 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 almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Tuesday, March 11, 1919

Tuesday, March 11, 1919

A cool windy day the men folks put on the canvas for their plant beds this morning and cut & mauled this evening.

Kate Harvey come a few minutes to day. She eat dinner with us. She brought me some homony. I went with her part the way home. I carried Edna & Franklin to Marvins and Carrie looked after them while I went to Posie Reynolds and got some turnip salit.

We heard to day that Tom Lumpkins and Tom Johnson was dead, one of them at Danville and one at New Port News. Johnson Reynolds went to Danville to be at Lumpkins burial.

Jim got a letter from Nellie telling him that Mr Walker is very sick.

Jim & Ben walked over to the store at Renan to night. Mr Lewis was not there so they come home soon and went to bed.

10 oclock

I finished pickin the 1919 crop of cotton to night.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, March 18, 1919

Tuesday, March 18, 1919

A good day. Had a hard rain last night. Ben went to meet Jim this morning. They helped Marvin raise a stable this evening. We all was at Marvins this evening. Mollie Reynols was there. Kate Harvey sent me some turnip salit by Irvin.

Emmit Brumfield come with Paul Smith home this evening. Henry Blair is here tonight. They are playing cards. Edna has a bad cough.

8 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, April  9, 1919

Wednesday, April 9, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim & Owen worked on the branch to day.

Lovel Witcher come here to day.

I went to Mr. Owens this morning.

Effie Brumfield and Hugh and I went to White Falls. We had Lee Brumfields horse and buggy. I was glad to get to go.

Josie got dinner and went to Marvins. Josie went to Posie Reynols's for turnip greens this mornin. We enjoy them so much.

Posie & Nanie intends startin to see Julia Ferguson tomorow.

I got a letter from John to day.

8 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, April 14, 1919

Monday, April 14, 1919

A good day. Mr. Owen hauled a load of guano from the island. Mr Mayhew hauled four loads. Jim plowed.

Josie got a mess of turnip salit from Posie Reynols and got the most of the dinner. Henry went to the store this morning.

This evening Mary Towler & Minty Motley and I went to George Blairs and had a nice time. Denia was not at home. Wren Worsham was at Georges. Him and three children. He brought us most of the way home.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, July  9, 1919

Wednesday, July 9, 1919

A good day. Ben & Owens hauled up wheat. Jim turned some land for a turnip patch this evening. Jim helped thrash wheat at Hutchersons.

Josie got dinner. This evening Josie & Franklin went to Marvins. Henry worked a little in the tobacco.

Edna and I went to George Blairs then Isla & Cordie and Nettie and I and Edna went to the creek at Kellies Bridge. We caught caught a few fish.

Denia baked some tea cakes while we were gone. I certainly did enjoy them.

10 oclock

Last edit over 10 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

1921

Monday February 28, 1921

Monday February 28, 1921

A good day. Jim and Ben cut some in the woods to day. Ben loaded on his tobacco on John Tuckers truck this morning. Ben intends going to Danville in the morning. Josie got dinner. She got turnip salet. The first that we have had this year. I ironed some. I went to Marvins this evening. While I was there a man came and bought a cow from him.

Clack Hubbard moved to Renan today. I hope he may do well and it will be for Kates good two. I am so anxious to know how every one is getting on. It keeps so colde that I cant get out much yet.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday March  9, 1921

Wednesday March 9, 1921

A cloudy day. Rain & thunder this evening. The first thunder cloud of the year. Henry went to school. Edna did not go.

Ben & Jim hauled some feed and corn this morning. Ben bought Kates heifer from Edmons this morning. Jim & Ben plowed this evening until it rained. Carrie come a few minutes.

Josie & Carrie went to the turnip patch to cut salit. It rained and they had to quit. I went to the plant bed this morning. This evening I sowed on the canvas for the plant bed.

Last edit almost 10 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 almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday April  9, 1921

Saturday April 9, 1921

A good day. Jim plowed. Ben went to Altavista to have his teeth worked on. He got his worke done. Henry went with Ben.

Josie washed and ironed a silk shirt for Jim. We had turnip salit for dinner. The boys have a nice bed of salit.

I have bin at home all day and no one come. Was thinkin that John might come. Hope he will come soon.

7:30 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday April 27, 1921

Wednesday April 27, 1921

A cloudy day. We had rain and lightning and thunder last night. Jim and Ben has bin blowing up stumps today. Ben went to Mt Airy for fuse and Josie and all the children went.

We cooked turnip salit for dinner and turnips. We looked for the men that is to put in lights but they did not come.

I went to Marvins a little while. Carrie was makeing Hazel a dress. Virginia Harvey was at Carries to day. She had bin doing some fancy work for Carrie. Josie fixed a nice towel this evening.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday May  8, 1921

Sunday May 8, 1921

A good day. We all staid at home all day. Mrs Car & Mr Hobson is here yet. We cooked turnip salit and fried two chickens for dinner. No one come to see us.

Don't know any thing to write. I talked with Grace Brumfield to night. Did not hear anything new worth writing. Elsie was to see them today. Jack Harvey is at home to night.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday August 29, 1921

Monday August 29, 1921

A good day. Cloudy this morning but no rain. Ben & Henry helped Marvin cut tobacco. Jim fired his all day and part of tonight. Josie gathered two baskets of tomatoes this morning and Jim brought them to the house. I helped peel them. Josie put up 24 quarts.

I went to Marvins this evening. Norman Booker sowed him a turnip patch in the garden this evening. I cant get use to the idie that Booker is going to come there. I most shurely hate to think that Marvin & Carrie is going to leave.

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday September 15, 1921

Thursday September 15, 1921

A good day. Had a little rain a bout day this morning. Need more bad. Ben sowed some rye this morning. Jim shelled some corn this morning. Ben went to the mill this evening. Carried corn & rye & wheat. I went with him on the waggon. I fished while they ground the grain. I caught several fish. I intend to fry them in the morning.

Josie has raked a place in the garden and sowed turnip seed on it. I do hope that they may come up and grow.

Ben and Josie dug bait for me while I changed my dress and shoes.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Thursday September 22, 1921

Thursday September 22, 1921

A good day. We had a good shower last night and every one is so glad.

Jim went to the mill this morning. Had his wheat cleaned and some corn ground. He sowing some turnips and worked on the trees triming them up. Ben worked at Eanes's. I will be glad when he gets done there. Ben & Jim has gone to Marvins to tie tobacco tonight. Josie ironed all the morning. I got dinner.

We all went to Marvins a while this evening. Carrie was shelling peas. Josie helped her while she was there. Well I am a sleep. Will quit now.

Last edit over 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday November 22, 1921

Tuesday November 22, 1921

A very good day. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco. Josie helped to tie some this evening. Josie got dinner and scrubed the dining room floor. Marvin moved two loads of hay to his home near Gretna. I went to Johnson Reynolds this evening. Mollie was sewing. Lizzie Bennett come here this evening and as I was not at home she come to Johnsons. She eat supper there. I thought I would stay until bed time but Ben come for me. I was glad to ride home. Lizzie brought me two nice pumpkins. I am so glad of them. Mollie gave me some turnip greens. I glad of that. Hope to enjoy them.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Wednesday December 14, 1921

Wednesday December 14, 1921

A windy day. Very disagreeable. Ben and Ben hauled some leaves and put in the stable. Alcie Callands washed here today. The clothes most blowed a way. I got them this evening. I have staid at home all day to day. We had turnip salid for dinner and sweet potatoes. Tonight there is two men here say they are Mormon preachers. We dreaded them but they are very pleasant. The children went to school. Josie commenced to change her dress this evening. I comenced to make some sheets. Tonight I have read. Did not try to work any. It is now nearly ten oclock and I must go bed. Oh how I miss Carrie.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker

1920

Thursday, March 18, 1920

Thursday, March 18, 1920

A good day. The best that we have had this year. The boys finished sawing wood for Marvin this morning then put on the plant bed cloths. Jim Emerson passed here to day. Henry & Edna went to school to day. I got dinner. Josie ironed. This evening we all went to Carries a while. I come by the turnip patch & cut some sallet for dinner to morrow. It looks like rain tonight. I do hope it wont rain.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Monday, March 22, 1920

Monday, March 22, 1920

A beautiful day. Ben split wood at the wood pile. He fixed up the clothesline and the garden palings. Jim come home just at night. He come with Odie Kelly from Gretna. Josie washed and then went to Carries. I went to Carries two. Caried some butter for Kate Harvey. I come by the turnip patch and cut some salit. Tonight the boys & Marvin has gone to Strait Stone. There is a light in the north tonight.

7 clock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Wednesday, March 24, 1920

Wednesday, March 24, 1920

A good day. The boys worked on their new ground. Mr Owen plowed. I got the most of dinner this evening. I made some soap then went to Marvins. Come by the turnip patch & cut salit for tomorrows dinner. Josie made a waist for Henry. The baby has bin very cross this evening. Franklin is well and plays all the time. The children went to school.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday, April  3, 1920

Saturday, April 3, 1920

A good day. Cloudy this evening. Ben & Jim finished cleaning up the logs that come out of the olde house. Jim made a cage for chickens. Ben ditched. Irvin Harvey brought his calf here to pasture. Kate come a few minutes. Carrie come with her. We all went to the turnip patch. Josie carried little Mabel. The other children went to Marvins. My clock has stoped running.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday, April  9, 1920

Friday, April 9, 1920

Cloudy nearly all day. Ben and Mr Mayhew went to the island for guano. Mayhew hauled 4 [?] loads for the boys with his truck. Jim plowed in his new ground this evening. He plowed some in the garden and planted some things in the garden. Josie got dinner. She baked a cake. Henry & Edna went to school. This evening Josie & the children and I went to Marvins. I cut some turnip greens. Henry went to Aunt Kates after some peas.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Monday, June  7, 1920

Monday, June 7, 1920

A good day. Jim & Mr Owen finished plant tobacco. Ben replanting his. Marvin and his crowd went to Kates and helped Irvin finish planting his crop. I drawed a few plants. Josie got dinner and made Ben a shirt. We cooked turnip salit for dinner and had corn bread. I did enjoy it. I got an invatation to the school at Charlottsvill. Bruce Reynolds sent it. 9 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Thursday, July 29, 1920

Thursday, July 29, 1920

A good day. Ben & Jim worked in their tobacco until noon then they sowed a turnip patch and worked in tobacco some more. Josie got dinner and ironed. Reese carried Henry and I fishing. We caught several fish. I could not dig for bait. Josie got them for me. I wore her nice watch the first one that I ever wore. Bettie Haley washed here today. She had a boy to help her. I went to Mr Owens this evening. Henry has bin sick all day.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday, September  4, 1920

Saturday, September 4, 1920

A good day. The men folks moved tobacco. Josie helped them all the evening. Josie got dinner. She cooked snaps and turnip salit. I went to see Mr Owens baby this morning. They called the Dr to see it. He is very sick. I went to see Sarah Emerson this evening. Henry & Hellen Brumfield went. Reese Smith carried us. He is a good driver. I eat supper with Carrie to night. Jim is at the barn tonight.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Thursday, September 16, 1920

Thursday, September 16, 1920

A good day. Clouds a round but no rain here. The men folks moved tobacco all day. Ben has gone to Marvins tonight. Josie got dinner. She cooked turnip salit. We did enjoy it. I picked beans most of the day. Went to Carries a few minutes and to the pea patch. Picked a basket full and what I could cram in my apron. Josie has a colde and cough. 8 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
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