Julia Brumfield Diaries

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1918

Tuesday, October 29, 1918

Tuesday, October 29, 1918

A cloudy day and a little rain here. Ben just got in from Altavista. Says that it rained hard there. He went for a load of lumber. The rest of us stripped tobacco all day. We finished a curing for Mr Owen and commenced one for Paul.

Heard today that Doris Brumfield broke her arm yesterday. I am so sorry for her and her mother. Would go to see her if it wont for there is so much sickness a bout.

Heard to day that Mr Charles Rorrer was buried to day. He was a soldier in the Civil War.

Carlton Trent carried the mail yesterday and to day.

8 30 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, December 18, 1918

Wednesday, December 18, 1918

A good day. Ben and Marvin went to Kates and killed her hogs. Josie and I worked on our lard and sausage. Josie ground and made the sausage and dried up some of the lard.

I worked at the wash house and she at the house.

Ben brought some things at Renan to day.

I got a piece of flanel from Chatham by mail to day. Josie sent Effies knitting to day.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Wednesday, April 16, 1919

Wednesday, April 16, 1919

A cloudy morning and rain before twelve oclock.

The men folks could not do much of any thing.

Mary Towler and Mintie Motley went from here this morning. Ben carried them to George Blairs and Frank Blair carried them home and brought his mother home.

I got dinner today. Josie made Edna a dress and finished it some time before night.

I went to Marvins a few minutes this evening. I got some stockings by mail that Josie ordered for me. Am very well pleased with them.

Franklin has bin cross and mean all day. I think because he could not play out doors.

9 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, June 26, 1919

Thursday, June 26, 1919

A rainy day. The branch was as high as it most ever gets. It has rained three nights nearly all night. We had fried apples and eggs for dinner.

Jim & Ben went to George Blairs this morning. They had to wade the branch to get a cross.

Jim bought some butter from Sallie Blair. He would insist on going home so Ben carried him to Long Island. When Ben got to the creek at Cedar Forest it was up so that he would not cross with the buggy. He put his horse up at Mr Johnsons and come over on a boat and walked home. He brough some mail for several people. The carrier did not make his round on account of high water. I am very glad that things are not worse than they are.

10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, October 27, 1919

Monday, October 27, 1919

A beautiful day. Very warm. Jim & Owen got up some corn this morning. Ben milked for me this morning and carried me to Worshams pond. Cordie Blair went with me. We did not catch any fish.

Mrs Edmonds & Carrie Smith come to see Josie. I would of liked to have seen them.

Ben went to Graves Moses and got dog. He brought her home on the car.

Mrs Booker come to the mail box & Cordie and I was there. I was glad to see her for a few minutes. I regard her as one of the nob[l]est women that I know.

8 oclock

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
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