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1918

Thursday, January  3, 1918

Thursday, January 3, 1918

A clear colde day. Ben and Josie come home a while after 1 oclock this morning. They said that they had a fine time at Mr Edmons. Ben went to Renan and to see Charles this morning. Charles is feeling some better now. Hellen & Brumfield & Virginia Harvey come today. They are here now. I got breakfast and milked the cows. Josie got dinner. I sewed some made me three boddices. I have finished 8 little waists for Carries children. I worked the button holes and sewed on the buttons tonight.

9 30 oclock

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, January 14, 1918

Monday, January 14, 1918

A cloudy morning and little snow. Ben went to Renan. Come home by dinner. Worked some this evening. Tonight he went to John Hutchersons.

Josie got dinner and sewed some on her quilt. I made a pair of little pants then went to Marvins. Worked the button holes up there. Mr Hutcherson was there. He said that his folks was hauling guano.

I talked with Molly Reynolds this morning. She tolde me that Mr George Reynolds was dead. Died last night.

9 45 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, November 23, 1918

Saturday, November 23, 1918

A good day. Ben and Owen hauled wood this morning and sawed it this evening.

Josie mended her fire place this morning and got dinner. She cooked salsify and parsnips the [first] that we have had this season.

I went to Marvins this evening. I worked some button holes in the childrens clothes. Tonight I have ripped up an old skirt of Carries that Miss Alice Hubbard made before Carrie was married.

She is thinking of making some pants for Roy.

Ben has gone to Strait Stone to the lodge.

9 oclock

Last edit over 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Thursday, January  9, 1919

Thursday, January 9, 1919

A cold windy day. Ben went to Glenland this morning to the meeting of the School Board. This evening he worked on Owens house. Jim Brumfield helped him today on the house. Josie and Virginia made some candy today. They got dinner. I worked some button holes in Hazel Smith's dresses and mended some things. Late this evening Edna and I went to Carries.

Virginia is here tonight.

Alma Bennett sent me a present today, a dress ready to wear. I am glad of it.

10 oclock and the wind is blowing hard and it is very cold.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, January 11, 1919

Saturday, January 11, 1919

A good day Mr Owen went to the mill did not get his grinding done.

Ben put shoes on the horses this morning. Jim & Ben worked on Owens house this evening.

Josie sowed this morning I got dinner. I finished two pair of drawers for Ben. Worked the button holes and sowed on the buttons to night.

Ben has gone to Strait Stone to night it is lodge night.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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.

9: o'clock

Last edit over 7 years ago by Andrea
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
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.

9 15 oclock

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, March 22, 1919

Saturday, March 22, 1919

Cloudy most of the day. Ben plowed to day. Mr Owen planted potatoes. Jim carried stalks to the cows. Josie ironed & got dinner. I washed a little. I made the button holes in Hazel Smiths cloak and carried it home. Carrie was busy fixin for tomorrow. She is thinkin of going to meeting tomorrow.

Lucius Gravely come here tonight to go with Ben to Strait Stone to night. Marvin carried them. The lights on Bens car would not work. Josie and the children has all gone to bed.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, July  5, 1919

Saturday, July 5, 1919

A good day. Ben & Owen and Jim plowed some to day. Jim helped John Hutcherson thrash wheat this morning and planted him some pink beans this evening after they got up the hay.

Ben worked his water mellons vines late this evening.

Josie ironed & got dinner. I churned and washed a few things this morning. This evening I worked some button holes and mended a few things.

Lucius Gravely come here tonight on his way to the lodge. He had forgot that last Sunday was a fifth Sundy.

10:30:oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, July 17, 1919

Thursday, July 17, 1919

A rainy day. We could not get any water out of the spring that would do to use until nearly night. The men folks cant do anything in the crop.

Ben went to Mr Dews to play croquet. It rained so hard that they had to quit.

We had fried chicken for dinner. Did not try to get vegetables.

Josie sowed some. Made Henry a shirt. Nellie worked some button holes in Franklins clothes. Henry & Edna went to George Blairs this evening. They are trying to learn to recite some pieces.

9: oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, August 30, 1919

Saturday, August 30, 1919

Cloudy but no rain to speak of. We need rain.

Jim staid at the barn all day and is there yet.

Ben & Owen and the boys cut tobacco. They finished Owens and Jims. They are at the barn now stringing leaves.

Josie got dinner.

This evening I went and got some sweet potatoes and washed them.

I went to Marvins a little while late this evening. Carrie was makeing Roy a blouse. I brought it home with me and have finished the button holes & sewed on the buttons. Marvin had finished tieing Hatties tobacco & commenced on Paul Bennetts.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, September  4, 1919

Thursday, September 4, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim is at the barn. They ground apples to day to make cider. This evening Ben went to Cedar Forest to see some parties a bout a school house. Henry and Edna and I went two.

While we were gone Kate Harvey come. Also Janie Gravely & Evylin Edmons. I would of bin glad to see them. Mollie Reynolds come a little while before I went a way from home.

Josie got dinner. I washed the dishes after dinner.

I have just finished working button holes in Roy Smiths pants.

9:30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, December 13, 1919

Saturday, December 13, 1919

A cloudy bad day. Jim and Ben has done nothing much all day.

Josie & I got dinner.

Henry went to the store for some window glass.

Edna went to school. Miss Wooding carried her and brought her back.

Nellie finished a dress for Edna to day. I worked some button holes for Carrie Smith. The most of them was in Roys clothes.

8 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, December 23, 1919

Tuesday, December 23, 1919

A good day. Ben sawed wood at Lee Brumfields. Got home at dark. He went over to the school house. Edna went with him. Henry was over there. They got home at 10 oclock.

Josie ironed nearly all day and until 9 oclock to night.

I made scrappel and press meat. I went to Marvins and got a boiler to cook in. To night I worked some button holes and hemed a table cloth.

10:30 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

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 over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday April  6, 1921

Wednesday April 6, 1921

A good day. Ben & Jim plowed all day. Josie and done a round[?] as usual. We went to Marvins this evening. Carrie was makeing Roy a suit. Josie worked button holes in Franklins clothes while she was at Carries. Josie baked light bread for supper.

Mollie Reynols & Julia Fergerson come from Portsmot to day.

Mrs Walter Mills was buried this evening. Henry & Edna went to school to day. Paul Smith & Henry Brumfield traded a type writer for and organ to grind. Jim made hot bed today.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday May 20, 1921

Friday May 20, 1921

A good day. The boys planted corn all day. Henry done the planting. Jim layed off the rows. Josie ironed all the morning. I worked over my chicken coops. Helped get a snack for dinner.

I went to Marvins. I worked a few button holes.

Josie went to Renan store. She bought some fish. Cooked them for supper. They were fine.

The cow got in the garden. Did not do much damage.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday June  7, 1921

Tuesday June 7, 1921

A cloudy morning but no rain. I am haveing an easy time. My hip hurts me some yet I worked two button holes and hemed two quilts and gathered some peas today. Earl & Lonnie Bennett plowed some but they need rain bad. They watered their plant beds to night.

Alma went visiting this evening. Lizzie attends to the cows and chickens. She has five little turkeys. They are getting on fine.

I certainly do want to know how they are at home. Hope I will hear soon.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday August 31, 1921

Wednesday August 31, 1921

A clear hot day. No rain yet. Marvin cut tobacco to day. Jim & Ben help. Josie went to Otho Blairs. Otho cut tobacco to day. Josie walked to Blairs. Ben met her this evening and brough her home.

I churned and got dinner. Mabel has bin very good today. I worked 47 button holes in some clothes for Carries little girls.

Delma Owen & Fannie Brumfield come a little while this evening.

Last edit over 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday September  1, 1921

Thursday September 1, 1921

A clear hot day. Ben & Jim and Henry, Edna, Franklin, Reese, Paul, Roy all went to Altavista to a show. I think they all enjoyed it very much. Today is Paul Smiths birth day. He is nine years olde. Josie sewed some this evening.

I went to Marvins a while. Carrie was makeing Roy some blouses. I am going to make the button holes.

I put my glasses in the range this morning and ruined them. I have mised them so much today.

Last edit over 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday September  6, 1921

Tuesday September 6, 1921

Another hot dry day. Ben finished cutting his tobacco and finished Jims. Josie sewed. Made waists for Franklin.

I got what dinner we had. This evening I worked button holes in Pauls waists.

Josie and I and the children went to Marvins. Carrie was sewing. She has done more sewing than any one that I know of.

I want to see Kate bad. I intend to go to see her soon if I can get to any way.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday September  7, 1921

Wednesday September 7, 1921

A clear hot day. No rain. The boys helped Marvin cut tobacco all day. Josie and I washed this morning. Finished in time to get a snack for dinner. Josie made two pies in the least time I ever thought of. We had salmon & canned beef. All could be got ready quick.

I worked on button holes. Josie made Edna a pair of bloomers and picked a few peas.

Edna & Franklin pulled pea vines and fed the cows through the fence & climed the cyckamore tree. They ask me to write a bout as I did not know any thing to write. I did it.

Last edit over 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday September  9, 1921

Friday September 9, 1921

A cloudy day. Some rain this evening. We were so glad of what did fall.

Josie sewed this evening. I worked some button holes. Jim & Ben will stay at the barn tonight. Ben & Henry went hunting to night a while.

I went to Marvins a few minutes this evening. Come by the pea patch. There is a lot of peas dry and need to be gathered.

Ben & Marvin went to Mrs Kates place this evening and got a few apples. Fruit is hard to find a bout here this year.

Last edit over 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1920

Friday, September 24, 1920

Friday, September 24, 1920

A cloudy day. The boys tied tobacco. Josie got the most of the dinner. Johnson & Mollie come down here a little while this morning. Betty Haley washed here today. Josie and the children went to Marvins. I went later on. I worked a few button holes for Carrie this evening. Ben has gone huntting to night. 8 oclock

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Thursday, December 16, 1920

Thursday, December 16, 1920

A good day. Ben and Jim cut in the woods to day. Marvin hauled wood. Josie baked a fruit cake this evening. I went to Marvins this evening. Carrie was sewing. I worked some button holes in Pauls waists. Charles Harvey come there to see if he could get William Gilbert to cut wood for him. Could not get him. I brought in 14 eggs to night. Eggs is selling at [?] cts per doz. Henry was reading in his new book to night. The children all has colds & coughs. Most everyone has colds now.

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Friday, February 24, 1922

Friday, February 24, 1922

A good day. Jim worked on the orchard. Ben Helped work on the phone line. Henry & Edna went to school. Josie got dinner. Kate Harvey come and eat dinner with us. We was glad to see her. Franklin & Mabel is not well. I would be so glad for them to get well a gain

Kate and I worked on some button holes for Carries children.

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart
Saturday, March 25, 1922

Saturday, March 25, 1922

A beautiful day. Ben & Jim worked on their tobacco land. Henry went to Renan. Josie and I ironed all the morning. Mrs Car churned. Josie got dinner in 30 minutes. She had caned sausage made a dewberry pie had caned tomatoes boiled 14 egg made bread and coffee. Kate Harvey come & Carrie and all children. I was glad to see all of them. Kate & I worked button holes. Kate brought some sallit.

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart
Thursday, April  6, 1922

Thursday, April 6, 1922

A cool rainy day. Ben & Jim worked in the orchard pickin up and burning brush as long as they could and not get wet. Henry and Edna went to school. Josie made Henry a shirt, I worked the button holes and put on the buttons. I churned & got dinner. I finished three quilts, that is all of them ready to use.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Demo User
Wednesday, May  3, 1922

Wednesday, May 3, 1922

A rainy Day. Josie carried Henry and Edna to school. She drove Jake. She come by the store. I got a bushel of meal and paid [Hulebard?] what we owed him. The men could not do much today. Ben killed three crows. Josie and I got a snack for dinner. Josie made Mabel a pair of drawers. I worked the button holes in them. I sewed a little on any guilt did not get it done.

Last edit over 6 years ago by tonycremer
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