Julia Brumfield Diaries



Tuesday, April 22, 1919

Tuesday, April 22, 1919

A good day. There was frost this morning.

The men folks worked on their tobacco land all day.

Josie ironed some. I put eggs under two hens.

Jim planted some tomato plants right at night.

Roy and Paul has bin here all the evening.

Marvin & Carrie and three of the children went to Altavista this evening. I guess Kate & Virginia Harvey went with them. Mr & Mrs Pagget passed here this evening.

Josie scraped the grass out of the walke way to the front gate walk.

Well I will quit. I went to sleep before I finished.

9:30 oclock

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben W. Brumfield
Saturday, June 28, 1919

Saturday, June 28, 1919

A good day. A cool east wind all day. Ben & Owen choped a little in the tobacco. The land two wet to work.

Josie got dinner. I did not do much of any thing.

This evening Ben & the children and I and Beatriss Owen went to Strait Stone to a lawn party. They solde ice cream. I enjoyed it all. Mrs. Car was there. They had a big crowd. Could of solde as much more cream if they had it.

Marvin and his crowd was there. We got home about sundown. Josie got supper. I milked.

Irvin Harvey rode Bens colte to Strait Stone.

10 oclock

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben W. Brumfield


Monday, January  2, 1922

Monday, January 2, 1922

A clear colde day the coldest that has bin this winter. Ben has bin at home all day. We did not eat but twice today. We cooked rabbits for dinner. Today is Carries birth day. Jim come home tonight. Mr Bob Starkey brought him from Chatham. He brought a pig with him. He brought several little presents for us all. A thermos bottle for me & candy and a doll for the children. Ben has bin fixin up the fence. The red cow has bin getting in the corn. The children are so glad that Jim is here.

Last edit over 6 years ago by mkstewart


Tuesday, February  6, 1923

Tuesday, February 6, 1923

A bad day. Snowed some today. Ben worked on picture frames. Jim made fires until dinner. Then he went to Renan and to Bookers. They think that Kate is better. Hope so. Any way there is more sickness than I ever knowed. Heard today that there was 22 persons on Mr. Less Bookers place sick.

Henry went to school. They had very few pupils. Nellie done most of the cooking. I sewed a little. I milked yesterday and today Edna helped me. She milked one cow. They baby has bin very cross yesterday and today. Nat Wooding did not come by here today.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Demo User
Friday, February  9, 1923

Friday, February 9, 1923

A cloudy day warmer. Ben washed up his room floor. He was nearly all day about it. Jim kept a good fire in the dining room and in the smoke house. Said he would not smoke the meat any more. Nellie done the most of the cooking. I have not done much of any thing. Ben went to see Denia. She is not well. Have not heard from Kate today. Wish I had heard. John did not go from Blairs until today. Henry and Edna went to school. Henry went to Mr. Bookers to say all night. Mr. Booker has gone to Less Bookers. They are all sick there. I want to hear from all of the sick folks about.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Demo User
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