Julia Brumfield Diaries



Sunday, October 26, 1919

Sunday, October 26, 1919

A good day. Very warm for the time of year.

Josie & I got dinner.

Nellie went home this evening. Ben carried her to Gretna. Jim and Franklin went.

I went to Marvins a few minutes. Ren & Ethel and all their children come a while this evening. I was glad to see them.

We agreed to take a negro girl to help us. She came this morning to see us.

Lawson Emerson & Jo Edmons come this evening to see Henry.

Aubra & Emet Brumfield was at Marvins this evening and Irvin Harvey. They had a time riding wheels.

9 oclock

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Wednesday, October 29, 1919

Wednesday, October 29, 1919

A cloudy day. Jim & Ben plowed all day. Owen went to Long Island. Carried his calf.

Bessie Callands (col) come here this morning to work. I hope she may stay and be some help to us.

Josie got the dinner.

I washed a little this evening.

I went to Johnson Reynolds. While I was gone Miss Smith and Miss Carter and Janey Gravely stopped to see Josie and the baby. I would liked to have seen them but they did not come to see me.

Tonight Ben & Willie Mayhew has gone hunting.

9:15 oclock

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Friday, October 31, 1919

Friday, October 31, 1919

A good day. Mr. Owen sowed wheat. Jim & Ben went to Chatham. Lucius Graveley went with them.

Josie and I got a snack for dinner.

Henry and I went with Bessie Callan (col) to Mr Stones then went to White Falls. We fished a while. Caught 25 fish.

Edna swept the yard some. I helped her get up the leaves.

Carrie & the children come a while this evening.

Fred Stone brought Bessie home. I paid him a dollar for it.

8 oclock

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Saturday, November  1, 1919

Saturday, November 1, 1919

A clody day and it is raining tonight. Jim is in Chatham. Ben sowed some wheat and oats today. Mr. Owen stripped tobacco today.

Josie got dinner. We picked up the potatoes this morning and Ben hauled them home this evening.

Bessie Callens (col) washed some & ironed. Anna Callens come to see a bout Bess being here. She let her stay.

I had thought that I would start to Richmond in the morning but it is raining so that I doubt it now.

Ben & Henry & Lucious Gravely went hunting tonight. Guess they will get wet.

8 oclock

It is lightning & thundering.

Last edit almost 12 years ago by Ben W. Brumfield
Tuesday, November 18, 1919

Tuesday, November 18, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco all day. I got dinner. Bessie the colored girl washed.

This evening Franklin & I went to Marvins. Carrie was washing. She finished while I was there.

We heard to night over the phone that Ludia Barnett was killed by a train today. That is so bad. Her folks will miss her so much.

Josie made Edna a cap and a box. Had good luck with both.

7:30 oclock

Last edit almost 12 years ago by Ben W. Brumfield
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