Julia Brumfield Diaries

OverviewStatisticsSubjects

1918

Saturday, January 12, 1918

Saturday, January 12, 1918

A clear colde day.

We had a storm last night. It thundered and rained and the wind blowed very hard. Ben mended his fire place this morning then went to Renan. He helped Marvin strip tobacco this evening. To night he has gone to Strait Stone to the lodge.

I got breakfast this morning. Ben milked. Josie got dinner and washed dishes fed the chickens and calves. I have not tried to do anything out doors to day. Was afraid I might fall. I got a nice letter from Effie to day.

8 30 oclock

Last edit about 12 years ago by Ben W. Brumfield
Saturday, November 23, 1918

Saturday, November 23, 1918

A good day. Ben and Owen hauled wood this morning and sawed it this evening.

Josie mended her fire place this morning and got dinner. She cooked salsify and parsnips the [first] that we have had this season.

I went to Marvins this evening. I worked some button holes in the childrens clothes. Tonight I have ripped up an old skirt of Carries that Miss Alice Hubbard made before Carrie was married.

She is thinking of making some pants for Roy.

Ben has gone to Strait Stone to the lodge.

9 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben W. Brumfield

1919

Thursday, February  6, 1919

Thursday, February 6, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim and Owen worked on plant beds this evening. Ben sawed wood for Mr Edmonds.

Josie washed. I got dinner - then went after Franklin. He ran a way and went to Carrie's. He eat dinner up there. We all sat in my room tonight. The other fire place had some brick out so they would not make a fire in it.

9 oclock

Last edit over 12 years ago by Ben W. Brumfield

1921

Monday January 10, 1921

Monday January 10, 1921

A bad morning. Snowed until twelve oclock.

Ben made the fire in the stove and the fire place for the first time this winter. Ben milked for me. I was glad as it was so bad. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco. Owen helped them some. Josie sowed some. Made three aprons and a blouse. I done what cooking was done. The children did not go to school.

Heard tonight that Kate Hubbards baby was some better. I hope he may get well. Ben has a bad colde tonight. Hope he may soon feel better.

Josie and some of the children has sore eyes. Josie is hard headed as can be.

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben W. Brumfield
Thursday January 27, 1921

Thursday January 27, 1921

Snowed a gain last night. This morning was very colde. Ben milked the cows for me and fed the calf. Jim and Ben stripped tobacco. Henry did not go to school. He made pathes a round to several places. I fed the chickens and brought some water. I have 18 little chickens for the hawk I am a fraid. We cooked dinner in the dining room by the fire place. Wood is scarce for the range.

The little baby has bin very cross. She has a colde. I hope she wont get sick and they can all keep well. I beg for strength and patience to stand what I have to. The children dont treat me as they should I dont think.

Last edit over 11 years ago by Ben W. Brumfield
Displaying all 5 Page