Julia Brumfield Diaries

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1921

Saturday January 29, 1921

Saturday January 29, 1921

A good morning. Cloudy this evening and some hail. The men stripped tobacco most of the day. Shucked some corn just at night.

Josie and Henry went to the store this evening at Cedar Forest. The baby has bin very good for her all evening. The children has very bad coughs. The olde hog caught one of my chickens to day. Miss Carter taught school today to make up a lost day. Irvin Harvey got a phonagrapt from the Island today for Virginia Harvey. Hope she may be pleased with it.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday October 28, 1921

Friday October 28, 1921

A good day. Cloudy in the morning but no rain and we need rain so bad. Jim stripped tobacco all day. Ben shelled some corn & went to the mill. He got his grain ground.

I done all of the feeding of chickens and cows & opossomes. Helped get dinner. Josie made some candy for the school entertainment. Alcie Callands washed for Josie today. She is a good hand. I went to Marvins a few minutes

Jim & Ben went to Willie Mayhews for a hog that Ben bought from Mayhew.

I hope he may have good luck with her. There was to be speaking at the school house tonight. Our folks did not go.

Last edit about 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1922

Saturday, January 28, 1922

Saturday, January 28, 1922

A snowy morning. There is the most snow on the land that is ever on it in this part of Va. The wind is not as colde as it is some times. Ben made some paths. He worked two horses to a drag. Jim shoveled a lot of snow from the stables and hen houses. He feeds the chickens and hogs. Ben milked for me yesterday and today. Josie got dinner & ironed today. Mr Mayhew come by and stayed some time playing games with Ben & the children. The mail did not come yesterday or today. We mis it so much.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart

1923

Monday, February 12, 1923

Monday, February 12, 1923

Cloudy all day. Rain tonight. The boys killed two hogs and John Ward one. Mr. Booker helped them. The children went to school.

Hattie Gilbert washed here some of the the clothes ?? so that we could take them in. Most of the are hanging on the line taking the rain. I got a letter from Mrs. Carr saying that Max had got hurt and wanted he to come to him. I guess she is out there now. I heard from some of the sick today. They were getting on very well. Jack Harvey has gone home. He did not come to see us. I want to see Virginia but can't get there.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
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