Julia Brumfield Diaries



Monday, June 16, 1919

Monday, June 16, 1919

A good day. The men plowed tobacco all day. Josie picked two gallons of dew berries this morning and some this evening.

She went to Carries this evening.

I worked some in the garden this evening a bout the most that I have done in the garden this year. Jim has worked it a bout all this year.

Josie boiled some berries to make jellie. Left it to drip to night.

10 oclock

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben W. Brumfield
Thursday, July  3, 1919

Thursday, July 3, 1919

A good day and very hot. Ben raked up his hay. Jim and Owen plowed. Josie ironed this morning. Carrie come this evening and brought all the children. Josie & Carrie went after berries. Found the cow in the corn. They got some berries & lots of chickers (dont know how to spell them). Josie made plum jellie this evening. I got up the onions this evening. Henry and Paul helped me put them in the buggy house up stairs.

Mrs Hutcherson started to Richmond this morning. I do hope she may come home a gain.

10 oclock

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Tuesday, July 15, 1919

Tuesday, July 15, 1919

A good morning. Rain this evening and tonight. The branch has bin out of the banks and washed a way the foot bridge the third time in the last month.

Ben & Jim & Owen plowed in their tobacco this morning.

Nellie made preserves and caned berries all the morning.

Josie got dinner. I milked two cows and Josie one. She helped me milk.

Wren Worsham carried me & Henry and Isla Blair to Worshams pond to fish. I caught 4 small carp. I was glad to get them. We got back as far as George Blairs before it rained. George Jr brought us home. I am glad that they are so good to me. I eat dinner with Wren & Isla at a good spring on the hill.

Suiter? Blair and wife & son come to George Blairs this evening. I wanted to see Denia but she was at Ethels. I milked the cows after supper.

10:30 oclock

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Tuesday July  5, 1921

Tuesday July 5, 1921

A good day. Ben & Jim plowed corn all day. Nellie and Josie picked berries all the morning. They got a fine lot. Nellie preserved hers. Josie caned what she got.

I got dinner and churned. I have not seen Carrie today. Mr McNary[?] is at Marvins tonight.

None of my folks went to Strait Stone to see the show. Henry wanted to go bad. The rest did not come.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben W. Brumfield
Wednesday July  6, 1921

Wednesday July 6, 1921

A good day. Had a little shower this evening. Jim & Ben finished plowing corn today. Jim helped pick berries this evening. Ben worked on the shelters at the barn. He went to Clack Hubbards and got some nails and sugar. Christenia Reynols was here this evening. She come on a bycile. Henry could not let it a lone.

I went to Marvins a few minutes this evening. Carrie had washed today. Josie done a big washing this morning. Nellie caned some berries this morning.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben W. Brumfield
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