Julia Brumfield Diaries

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1918

Monday, November 16, 1918 (original)

Monday, November 16, 1918 (original)

A cloudy morning.

Before we finished eating breakfast Mr Layne come to get his calf. I got him in the stable and Ben tied him but they could not carry him home he was so stubborn. Ben and Owen lost about two hours time then they went to work.

Ben put a yoke in the cow this morning. Henry and I worked on the fence nearly all the morning. The calves was in the pasture to night. Ben worked on his pigs to day. Doris Brumfield and C Reynolds come a while this evening. Josie planted some hyacinths bulbs to day.

I brought in my daghlia roots this evening.

I put on a pair of new shoes to day. I went up [ink mark]

Well I went to sleep and made a mark.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Tuesday, April 15, 1919

Tuesday, April 15, 1919

A good day. Ben & Owen worked on their tobacco land. Jim plowed some in the garden.

Bettie Rosser washed.

Mary and Mintie and I and Edna & Henry went to Johnsons. Nannie Kate Reynols & her baby come over there.

Josie baked some pies for dinner. I cut salit.

I went to Renan. Paid Lewis what I owed him. Bought some prunes & candy.

My shoes that Josie ordered come. I got a little check interest on my bonds.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Wednesday February  2, 1921

Wednesday February 2, 1921

A skiff of snow this morning. All gone tonight. Jim loaded the wagon with tobacco and started to Gretna. I hope he got there ok. Ben and Josie went to Jim Powers. Mrs Car did come with them home. They think now that they will go to Charlottsville in the morning.

Franklin is bad off with colde. Henry went to school to day.

Ben bought Edna a new pair of shoes today. Josie and I ironed some to day. I killed a chicken for dinner.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday June  4, 1921

Saturday June 4, 1921

A clear morning. Rain this evening. Ben and Jim & Henry worked tobacco all the morning. This evening Ben went to Gretna to meet Nellie Brumfield. Three of the children went and I went. I bought a pair of shoes and a few other things. It rained all the time that we were comeing home. We did not get wet. Josie had supper a bough ready when we got home.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday June 11, 1921

Saturday June 11, 1921

A good morning. Had a little rain this evening. It was badly needed and they need more so bad. The boys here sowed peas. Lizzie & Alma and Louise and I went to Chatham this evening after the rain. We had a good trip. I bought a pair of shoes and good to make a dress. We got home early enough to do the work ok.

Mr Bennett has gone to the school house to farmers meeting. We are fixin to go to bed.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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