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1918

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.

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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.

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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.

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Saturday, April  6, 1918

Saturday, April 6, 1918

A clear cool day.

Ben and Owen plowed some. Josie baked a cake this morning.

Marvin Smith carried Reese and Henry and I to White Falls fishing. We did not catch anything.

Carrie and Marvin went to the Dr with Hazel this evening. He thinks that she has scarlet fever in a milde form. I hope she may soon be well.

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Sunday, April 14, 1918

Sunday, April 14, 1918

A good day.

Ben and family and Mrs Carr staid at home all day. I went to George Blairs. They were all well but Cordie. She had a bad colde and did not go to Sunday School. Otho and Sallie come with them home from school. Claud Hendrix and Nathaniel Marshal was there. Marvin Smith and Paul Smith went to Sunday School.

Reese was not well enough to go. I come home early and fed my chickens and milked the cows.

We eat colde supper.

Mrs Carr is here yet.

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Ben cut Henrys hair tonight.

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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.

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

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Friday, May 31, 1918

Friday, May 31, 1918

A good day.

The men plowed corn. Josie ironed. I got dinner. This evening I planted some beans in the garden then went to Carries a little while.

Marvin planted tobacco with a planter. Reese and Henry droped plants.

Mr Murphy come to see a bout getting the school house for a play.

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Friday, June 28, 1918

Friday, June 28, 1918

A good day. Ben and Owen and Paul plowed in peas. Josie got dinner and ironed. I went to White Falls did not catch many fish. Marvin Smith carried Henry and I. Reese plowed while he carried us. We walked as far as Jim Thompsons.

Tonight Ben and Josie went with Paul to the school house.

Denia Blair come to Carries this evening. She brought me some snaps. I am glad of them.

All of the children are a sleep.

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Friday, July 12, 1918

Friday, July 12, 1918

A good morning. Rain this evening. Ben helped thrash wheat until twelve oclock then went with Tom Edmons to Chatham.

Reese and Henry and I went to White Falls. When the cloud came up we stopped at Jim Thompsons found them all well. Jim gave me ice to make cream.

Well I am a sleep.

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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.

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Friday, July 26, 1918

Friday, July 26, 1918

A good day. The men folks topped tobacco. Josie ironed most of the day.

This evening Paul carried Henry and Edna and Reese and I to White Falls to fish. We did not catch many fish. We walked up by Mr Johnsons house. Mrs Johnson was very nice to us. Marvin come after us. Carrie and all the children come with him. We had a pleasant evening.

We got home in good time to milk and feed the hogs. Josie had corn batter bread for supper and we did enjoy it.

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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.

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Thursday, August  1, 1918

Thursday, August 1, 1918

A good day. Ben and Paul worked getting tobacco sticks all the morning. This evening they went to Cedar Forest for flues. Got two sets cost $44 got home with them OK. Josie washed this morning. This evening Reese and Henry and I went to Cedar Forest fishing did not catch anything.

To night Fanny Emerson is here. I was glad to see Fanny.

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Wednesday, August  7, 1918

Wednesday, August 7, 1918

A very warm day some clouds and thunder but no rain. Josie washed and hemed the curtains.

Ben and Paul and Owen helped pull leaves at Marvins this evening.

Henry and Reese went to Johnson Reynolds this evening and got some nice peaches. Will have them to put up in the morning. I am very glad of them.

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Saturday, August 10, 1918

Saturday, August 10, 1918

A clear morning. Some rain this evening and I am glad. Ben and Paul and Henry suckered tobacco. Mr Baily come. He eat dinner here. Ben and Baily went to Finches this evening. Marvin and I and Reese went to Long Island to meet Thelma and Julia Brumfield.

Josie baked a cake this morning and got dinner.

To night Ben has gone to Strait Stone to the odd Fellows Lodge.

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Thursday, September 19, 1918

Thursday, September 19, 1918

A good day. Had a shower a bout dark. Carrie was afraid that we would have a storm and come down here with all the little children. It did not rain long so Reese and Hazel and Carrie and Vera went home. Paul and Roy staid all night.

Ben and Josie and Henry and Mr Owen and Marvin went to Altavista to see a show to night. Josie and I washed a big washing this morning.

This evening Ben carried Henry Edna and I to White Falls to fish.

To night Ben and Josie and Henry and Owen and Marvin are all gone to Altavista to see a show. Hope they may enjoy it.

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Thursday, October 10, 1918

Thursday, October 10, 1918

A good day. Ben and Owen plowed. Josie sewed some. Reese and Paul and Roy and Hazel come down here a little while this morning.

Josie and I tried to strip tobacco this evening. It got so dry that we could not tie it as it should be done. Kate Harvey come a little while late this evening. She wanted to see Ben. We walked over where he was plowing.

I have just finished stringing snaps for dinner tomorrow.

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Saturday, October 12, 1918

Saturday, October 12, 1918

Cloudy today and some rain. Ben got up part of his pea hay and part got wet. We got dinner when we got breakfast thought we would strip tobacco. It was so dry that we could not handle it. Josie sewed some.

I dug some potatoes.

Reese and Henry helped me and we built a pig pen and got up the pigs and they got out.

Ben and Owen went a squirrel hunting. Killed four. Ben kept 2 and then would not skin them. So I did it.

Heard to day that Alma and Lonnie are sick. Had a letter from Mary Brumfield. They were well when she wrote. Hope that they may stay so.

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Friday, November  1, 1918

Friday, November 1, 1918

A good day colde tonight. Ben and Owen hauled logs.

Paul carried Edna and Henry and Reese and I to White Falls. I caught 4 fish and two eels. Josie got dinner. She went to Marvins a little while this evening. I tried to get some meat at Mt Airy this evening. Could not get it.

To night Ben and Owen and Paul went to the barn to put some tobacco in the pit.

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Tuesday, November  5, 1918

Tuesday, November 5, 1918

A good day. Ben is one of the Judges at Elections. He was at Renan all day. Mr Owen hauled some wood. We needed it mighty bad.

Josie and I and Reese put some tobacco in the pit. Josie staid at home and got dinner for her self and Edna and Franklin. Marvin carried Reese and Henry and I to Banister River to fish. We caught twenty one fish.

Carrie gave us a nice mess of steak we had it for supper.

Heard today that Max Creasy died this morning. I am sorry for the family.

I have shelled a few beans to night. Am most a sleep now. Heard today that Jessie Hutcherson is at home on furlow for 48 hours.

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Sunday, December 22, 1918

Sunday, December 22, 1918

A rainy day. We all staid at home all day. I read most of the day. It has cleared off tonight. Irvin Harvey and Reese Smith was here this evening a few minutes.

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Tuesday, December 24, 1918

Tuesday, December 24, 1918

A very rainy day.

Ben worked on Owens house all day. Owen went to Gretna.

Josie baked some cakes. I ironed most of the day. The children tried them selves to see how tormenting they could be.

Reese Smith come to day and brough me a box. I have not looked in it yet. Guess it has candy in it.

I wish I knowed how all of the children were feeling to night. There is so much sickness that I am all ways uneasy and looking for some one to get sick.

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1919

Sunday, January 12, 1919

Sunday, January 12, 1919

A good day we all staid at home until evening.

Jim & Ben and I went to Marvins. Reese & Paul and Roy come here a while this evening. Today was Henry Brumfields birth day. He was born January the 12th 1833.

If he could of lived he would be 86 years olde.

I am glad that them that is living are well at this time. There is so much sickness that I am in constant dread that some that is dear to me will have the dreadful disease and die as so many others has that was dear to some one.

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Friday, February  7, 1919

Friday, February 7, 1919

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A good day. Ben & Jim and Owen hauled some feed for the cows then stripped tobacco until twelve after dinner. They tramped a plant bed. Ben mended his fire place then we all stripped tobacco. Josie got dinner and ironed. The children Henry and Edna went to school. Franklin come to the barn to tell us dinner was ready. Reese come this morning & brought me some little aprons to work the button holes in. Mr Mayhew come at twelve to get Ben to phone for the doctor for Mrs Mayhew. Tonight Ben and Josie has gone to a dance at Mrs Gravelys. To night a pedlar come and wanted to stay all night. Ben would not let him. I was sorry for him.

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Saturday, March  1, 1919

Saturday, March 1, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim cut wood all day. They have gone to the store at Renan to night. Mr Mayhew come here tonight but did not stay as the boys was gone. Josie is some better off at this time. Nellie was sick to day. Josie baked pies for dinner today.

Henry & Reese went to Renan this morning. Josie sent for Salmon. This evening they went to the school house after Sophia the dog. I went to Marvins a while this evening. They were all well. Eva has commenced cralling.

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Thursday, March  6, 1919

Thursday, March 6, 1919

Cloudy most of the day. No rain yet. The men folks cut wood in the woods.

Josie ironed. I got dinner. Kate Harvey come and eat with us. She worked some button holes in Reese Smiths waists

I made a canvas for Jim. Henry and Edna went to school.

I got a letter from Fanny Emerson this evening.

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Saturday, March  8, 1919

Saturday, March 8, 1919

A cloudy day and raining to night. The men folks cut until twelve then Jim & Ben hauled some stalks and corn.

Josie & Ben and Franklin went to Jim Powers. Henry & I staid at home all the morning then Henry went to Marvins and I went to Owens.

To night Ben & Marvin has gone to the lodge at Strait Stone I know they will get wet. Josie says she has never seen the roads as bad as they were today. Reese Smith has bought him a bycicle.

Johnson Reynolds has gone to Norfork to see Julia Fergerson. I feel like I know how glad she will be to see him. I hope he will see John B.

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Saturday, March 29, 1919

Saturday, March 29, 1919

A bright cool day. Ben sawed wood for Mr Peak. Jim set up wood in the woods. Mr Owen plowed. Josie got dinner. I set by the fire.

Reese & Paul Smith come and ask Ben to cut their hair. Gladis Brumfield and Myrtle Shelton come and got some flowers.

Ben put a yoke on the cow this evening. I hope she wont kill her self with it.

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Saturday, April 19, 1919

Saturday, April 19, 1919

A beautiful day. Ben & Josie & Jim went to Chatham. Ben & Josie got home a bout night. Jim staid up there.

Henry & Edna and I said[sic] at home until twelve. Eat our dinner & then went to Marvins. Marvin carried Reese & Henry and I to White Falls. We caught a fish a piece. They would not bite. Odie and Lottie Kellie and Elsie East was there.

Mrs Johnson come down there where I was a few minutes. There was plenty of frost this mornin.

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Sunday, May 25, 1919

Sunday, May 25, 1919

A good day. Jim come home this evening. Ben went to meet him.

Posie & Nannie and Mollie Reynolds come this evening. I was at Marvins. Kate Harvey was there.

Josie staid at home all day.

Reese and Hazel Smith is sick. I do hope that they will soon get well.

Paul Bennett & Earl was at Marvins to day.

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