Julia Brumfield Diaries

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1918

Friday, October 25, 1918

Friday, October 25, 1918

A cloudy day and a little rain. Ben worked on his waggon this morning. This evening he went to Level Run for a load of lumber. Paul Bennett plowed and fixed rows for straw berries. Josie planted the vines.

Mr Owen and his crowd stripped tobacco. I helped a little before dinner.

Josie got dinner. She had to cut her wood to cook with. This evening Josie and I both helped on the tobacco.

We are out of flour. Ben has gone to Thompsons to night to get some. We have wheat at the mill but the miller is not well enough to grind it.

Henry has caught two rabbits in his traps. He is very proud of that.

9 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, October 26, 1918

Saturday, October 26, 1918

A cloudy day. Ben hauled some stalks and put them on the wheat land this morning. All the rest of us tied tobacco. This evening Mr Owen went to the mill for flour. We had corn bread for breakfast this morning. I know we should be thankful for that but we have not bin used to it and do not like it.

We tied all the tobacco that was in the pit then I went to Carries and Ben and Paul went squirrel hunting. They killed nine squirrels.

Kate Harvey come a few minutes this evening.

To night Ben has gone with Marvin to Strait Stone.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Saturday, August 23, 1919

Saturday, August 23, 1919

A good day. Jim & Ben staid a round the barns most of the day. Mr. Owen went to the mill. Did not get his grinding. Ben went to Altavista this evening. He went after Owens sister. While he was there he bought a little sack of flour.

Josie got dinner. Nellie caned some apples.

Evylin & Henry and I went to White Falls fishing. Marvin carried us and come after us. He had a blow out as he went over there.

Marvin went to preaching this evening.

10: oclock

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Wednesday, August 27, 1919

Wednesday, August 27, 1919

A good day. The men folks cut tobacco.

Marvin brought our flour from the mill.

Mollie Reynols come a few minutes this morning. Johnson went to see Mr Layne this morning.

We got dinner & churned. We all staid at home all day. Josie cut out some garments to mak soon.

I gathered & strung some snaps for tomorrows dinner. Mrs Owen come this evening for milk. She picked up a bucket of apples for us.

9:15 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, November 28, 1919

Friday, November 28, 1919

A cloudy day. Jim went to the mill and I am glad. Bess (col) and the child[ren] worked on the yard some.

I got dinner.

Josie went to Carries a while. Ben brought two bbls of flour from Marvins and the cradle. Josie sewed some.

I cant find my glasses to nigh and I am mad. We finished getting out a few [?] today.

9 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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