Julia Brumfield Diaries

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1922

Saturday, January 14, 1922

Saturday, January 14, 1922

A clear colde day. Jim & Ben and Henry shucked some corn & gave the stalks to the cows. Then cut wood. Kate Harvey come a while today. I was glad that she came. Josie got dinner. I ironed some. Mabel has been sick alday. I am very sorry for her and hope she may soon be well. Ben has gone to the store tonight for oranges for her. I have not heard from the sick grandchildre today. I hope they may soon be well. Jim cut his finger right bad today.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Sunday, January 15, 1922

Sunday, January 15, 1922

A good day. We all staid at home today. Mabel is sick yet. We heard from Lonnie and Cordie today they are getting on very well at this time. We had fried chicken and ice cream for dinner.

We had a surprise this evening. Marvin & Carrie and four of the children and John Brumfield come. We all was so glad to see them.

I am so sorrie that Mabel is sick and we don't know what to do for her.

Hugh Brumfield staid at Marvins last night

Last edit about 6 years ago by Ladybug1492
Monday, January 16, 1922

Monday, January 16, 1922

A bad day. Snowed all day. Not very cold. Mabel is sick. I am so sorrie for her & her mother.

Jim & Ben stripped tobacco. Mr Norman Booker helped them. I killed a chicken & dressed it and got dinner. Helped to holde Mabel some. Josie done what she could. She had to rock Mabel most of the time. Henry & Edna went to school as bad as it was. I have bin mending overalls tonight.

I sympathize with all the poor and hard up people and the sick and that is the most of them.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Ladybug1492
Tuesday, January 17, 1922

Tuesday, January 17, 1922

A cloudy day. No weather.

Ben & Jim stripped some tobacco. Booker helped them. Ben went to the store. Bought some coffee. Caught a rabbit. The children went to school. A pedler come here today selling glassed. I have done most of the work today. Poor little Mable is sick and crying right now. I am so sorry for her & Ben & Josie two. The peice for Henrys gun come today. He is so glad that it fits right.

I do hope that the sick grand children will all be well soon.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Wednesday, January 18, 1922

Wednesday, January 18, 1922

A cloudy day. Jim & Ben stripped tobacco all day. Booke helped them. The children went to School. Doris & Jania Brumfield & Christenia Reynols come home with them. Annie and Brtha Doss come here this evening. They brought the lasts[?] home. Maybel is sick. Don't seem to get better fast. I do hope she may get well soon. The children are haveing a big time to night. I am so sleepy tha I can hardly write.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Saturday, January 21, 1922

Saturday, January 21, 1922

A bad day. Some rain and plenty of mud. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco all the morning. This evening Ben & Josie went to Strait Stone to Miss Anna Wilborns burial. Josie got dinner. I washed the dishes and churned while they were gone. Edna has been sick all day. I hope she may be better by morning. Maybel is better. There is right much sickness a bout. Ben has gone to the lodge tonight. Josie made a stew for dinner & made potatoe pudding.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Sunday, January 22, 1922

Sunday, January 22, 1922

A good day. Lee Brumfield and Hugh and Stuart Owen was here at dinner today. Lee & Jim went to Steven Davis s for to get Lees dog Hugh went home sick. Henry & Edna is sick. I am very sorrie for them all and hope they may all be better by morning. Mrs Kent and Eula Mayhew come a while this evening and Mrs Booker. None of them did not stay long. I am so troubled a bout the children. But there is not any thing that I can do to help them.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, January 23, 1922

Monday, January 23, 1922

A cloudy day. No rain yet. Jim and Ben shucked some corn and fed the cows the stalks. Then hauled some wood. Josie made some bats for her quilt. I [ put up?] some hens. Expect to kill them tomorrow. This evening I went to Johnson Reynolds. Found them well. [Johnson] was stripping tobacco. The children here are better of their sore mouths. I do hope that they very soon be well. I am so sorry for them all that are sick. I want to hear from Carrie & [family] so bad.

Last edit about 3 years ago by Trisha
Tuesday, January 24, 1922

Tuesday, January 24, 1922

A colde day. Jim & Ben hauled some wood. Kate Harvey come and eat dinner with us. This evening dressed some fowls. Ben killed them. Kate caught them for him. Then Josie and Kate and I picked them tonight. Ben and Jim packed them in a barrel. Ready to send off. Josie and I made some bats and set by the fire all we could. The children is still improveing.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Wednesday, January 25, 1922

Wednesday, January 25, 1922

A very colde morning. The coldest of the winter so far. Ben warmed up his car and got it cranked and carried the barrel of fowls to the island. He had a rough trip. I am very glad that it has bin made. They cut some this evening. It was so colde that no one could do much. Hattie Gilbent washed here today

Josie and I got dinner. We had caned pork for dinner. it was fine Henry went to school We had a letter from Carrie today. I was glad. I miss her so much. Willie Mayhew is here tonight

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Thursday, January 26, 1922

Thursday, January 26, 1922

A very colde day. The men did not work much. They shucked a shock of corn and fed the stalks to the cows. Henry went to school. Edna is complainy and have not bin to school this week. Hugh Brumfield has bin sick all of this week. Josie went to Mr Bookers a little while this evening. The weather is so bad that that no one can do much but stay by the fire and then cant keep warm. I think now that if live to see warm weather I will be so glad.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Saturday, January 28, 1922

Saturday, January 28, 1922

A snowy morning. There is the most snow on the land that is ever on it in this part of Va. The wind is not as colde as it is some times. Ben made some paths. He worked two horses to a drag. Jim shoveled a lot of snow from the stables and hen houses. He feeds the chickens and hogs. Ben milked for me yesterday and today. Josie got dinner & ironed today. Mr Mayhew come by and stayed some time playing games with Ben & the children. The mail did not come yesterday or today. We mis it so much.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, January 30, 1922

Monday, January 30, 1922

A clear colde day. The sun set this evening was beautifu.

Jim & Ben stripped tobacco all day. Booker helped them this evening. Henry went to school. Josie sewed. Made Franklin a blous & Mabel a waist. Virginia & Doris come down here. The rode horse back. The mail carrier was horse back today. Mr Mills drug paths a gain today. I hope the roads will soon be so any one can travil them. Jim heard from the fowls toda they solds very well. Hugh Brumfield was at school a gain today

I am so glad that the children all are a bout well a gain.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, January 31, 1922

Tuesday, January 31, 1922

A colde clean day. Jim & Ben stripped tobacco. Mr Booker helped them. Josie got dinner I washed dishes after dinner & churned. Josie & I sewed on quilts this evening. Henry went to school. He brought some records home for the phonagraf. I went in and heard them played to night. I enjoyed them. Hugh B got sick at school and had to go home. I am uneasy a bout him. But hope he may get well soon. Thelbert Edmons brought our mail this evening. I will be glad when we can get it regular a gain. I got a letter from Bonee Reynols.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, February  6, 1922

Monday, February 6, 1922

A good day. Very muddy. Jim and Ben went to the island this morning. They carried two calves. They got home a bout one oclock. Jim went to Renan this evening. Ben cut some wood. Josie made Pat a pair of pants and a blouse. I good dinner & and mended a rug. Henry & Edna went to school. The first time that Edna had bin in two weeks. Hugh Brumfield went to school today. Heard today that Cordie was sick a gain. I am very sorry for her and hope she may get well soon. Oh how I want to see Carrie & and her family.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Wednesday, February 15, 1922

Wednesday, February 15, 1922

A very bad day. It has rained nearly all day. The trees are covered in ice and lots of limbs has broke off. The weeping willow at the spring fell over this evening. The men could not work out at anything. Ben mended up some chairs. Jim mended his shoes this evening. He is very much complaining tonight. I am uneasy that he is going to be sick. I am uneasy a bout them all. The weather is so bad. I do hope that God will keep them well and able to stand up under it.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Friday, February 17, 1922

Friday, February 17, 1922

A colde day. Partly cloudy. The ice did not melt but very little to day. Ben & Jim sawed up the weeping willow. Today the weather is so bad that they cant do much. Ben made some foot stools. Walker Haris [(Col)?coloured man] brought the chairs that he had to put bottoms in and a basket good but rough. Henry went to school. Franklin was croupy last night. I think he is better though. I had a letter from Carrie today. They are all a bout but not well.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Saturday, February 18, 1922

Saturday, February 18, 1922

A cloudy day most of the day and some warmer and so much mud that roads is all most impasable. Miss Wille Wooding come and eat dinner with us. Josie got dinner and it was a good one. Jim & Ben went to Renan. They couldnt get a box that would do for a box to pack meat. Oh all of the children has bad colds and Edna is sick. Bin sick all day. I am not well but I hope I may be better by morning. I have bin miserable this evening. So much to do and I am not able to help much. I would like to help some. I do so much hope that the children may be better in the morning.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Saturday, February 25, 1922

Saturday, February 25, 1922

A good day. Jim went to Chatham to see his folks. Ben trimed on the orchard. Helped Norman Booker cut some logs for sills. Otto Blair and Sollie come to Bookers this evening. Josie went to Normans and staid until bed time. Franklin is sick a gain today. Mabel said a wake until ten oclock tonight. Ben and Josie got home at eleven. I am writing in Bens room tonight. I hope they all may feel better soon.

Last edit over 2 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, March  7, 1922

Tuesday, March 7, 1922

A rainy morning. Clear tonight and the wind blowing and colde. Jim & Ben did not do any work this morning. This evening they cut some. Josie & I got dinner. We had turnip greens & potatoe sallid. Henry and Edna went to school.

Mrs Booker come a few minutes this evening. She swapped some eggs to set. Mrs Car churned for me this morning. Mabel is not sleepy to night but I am.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Ladybug1492
Thursday, March  9, 1922

Thursday, March 9, 1922

A cloudy day. Rain tonight. Max Car went from here this morning. Jim went to Lee Brumfields to a cutting match. Kate Harvey come to see us this morning. She eat dinner with us. Ben & Josie come home today from Charlottsvill. We was glad to have them back. Josie is feeling bad I know. Henry & Edna went to school. Hattie Gilbert washed here today. Most of the clothes was dry enough to take in. Oh how I wish I could See Carries folks. It rains rains rains.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, March 13, 1922

Monday, March 13, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim put on the plantbed canvas today. Lee & Oscar come here today to see a bout buying some feed. They eat dinner with us. Miss Willie Wooding come this evening & Ila & Cordie Blair and Nettie Hendricks and her little baby. The baby is a beauty. I think Josie made a bed quilt lineing and put a quilt in the frames today and we quilted more than half of it. Cordie & Isla & Miss Willie all quilted some. Edna has bin sick today. She could not go to school.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Ladybug1492
Tuesday, March 14, 1922

Tuesday, March 14, 1922

A good day. Rained a little and cleared off. Jim & Ben went to Renan and cut wood for Irvin Harvey until twelve oclock. They come home for dinner. They worked on the garden fence this evening. We quilted one of Josies quilts and commenced on another one.

Mrs. Norman Booker come and helped us quilt this evening.

Kate Harvey & Carrie Smith come a little while. Carrie had four of the children with her. I was so glad to see them. Would be glad to see Marvin & Paul & Roy. Hope to see all of them soon. Mrs Car has bin sick all the evening hope she will get well soon.

Last edit over 5 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, March 15, 1922

Wednesday, March 15, 1922

A rainy morning. Clear tonight. Jim & Ben worked on the garden this evening.

Henry & Edna went to school. Josie and [?] finished Josies quilt and put one in the frames. I quilted a little tonight.

Mrs Car is quite sick yet. I do hope she may be better by morning.

Jim found five little pigs yesterday morning. We are very glad of them & hope to rais them.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Saturday, March 18, 1922

Saturday, March 18, 1922

A colde cloudy day. Ben worked on the garden. Jim helped Johnson on his plant bed until twelve. He come home to dinner. This evening Ben went to Gretna. Jim and I went with him. Jim went to Chatham. I done some shopping. Ben bought some flour. We got home about night. Henry and Professer Gambol went to the Sulpher Strings. Hugh come here. Henry & Hugh went down the branch fishing. Did not catch any thing. Miss Janie Gravely come to see Josie this evening. We were very glad that she come. I did want to go and see Carrie this evening.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Ladybug1492
Monday, March 20, 1922

Monday, March 20, 1922

A cloudy morning. Colde and windy tonight. Ben put the wire a round the flower garden. Josie and I hope to enjoy planting things in the garden. I put a quilt together and Josie put one together and made a lineing. Josie got dinner. Mrs Car washed dishes and churned. We put a quilt in the frames. All of us quilted a square. Ben quilted a few lines. Jim come home this evening. Nellie went to see Carrie today. I am glad that she did. I want to see her so bad but I cant go. Josie has bin pent today. Henry & Edna went to school today.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, March 21, 1922

Tuesday, March 21, 1922

A colde windy day.

Ben & Jim worked on the garden fence most of the day. It is so cold they quit before night.

Mrs Car churned this morning & washed dishes. Ben & Josie milked.

We quilted a while this morning. I got dinner. We all quilted this evening. I think most of the folks have gone to bed so that they can get warm. Henry & Edna went to scool (crossed out) school. Edna got a letter from Virginia wood (crossed out) Wooding today.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Ladybug1492
Wednesday, March 22, 1922

Wednesday, March 22, 1922

A colde day. Ben & Jim cut some wood in the woods.

Henry & Edna went to school. Ben & Josie milked. Mrs Car churned. I got breakfast and washed dishes and got dinner & supper. Josie & Mrs Car and I quilted some. We finished the quilt tonight.

Hattie & Elie washed to day. I tried to bring a chunk of fire from the parlor to my room and droped it. Burnt the drugget & the floor. I am sorry but it cant be helped now. I will not try such a thing a gain soon if ever.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Ladybug1492
Thursday, March 23, 1922

Thursday, March 23, 1922

A clear cool day. Ben & Jim firmed up the garden this morning. Ben hauled wood this evening. Jim split wood in the woods. Clay Harvey come here a bout [day?] this morning on his way to Lynchburg. He got some gas from Ben. His had gave out. Josie ironed some and got dinner. Mrs Car had the sick headache. I put a quilt in the frames all by my self. We all quilted on it this evening. Mollie Reynolds come and helped us. I was glad that she come. Christenia come and went with her home.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Sunday, March 26, 1922

Sunday, March 26, 1922

A good day. Ben fixed the gate to the flower garden. We were glad to have it made so we could go in the garden. Jim moved his pig to the pasture today. Mrs Car went home this evening. Ben & Josie and all the children went. They did not go in at Mr Powers. Most all of the Powers people are sick. I heard a gun shot tonight. We heard that a mad dog was killed. S[h]ot near Lee Brumfields.

There has bin more passing a bout today than any Sun[day] since Xmas. Looks like rain now.

Chris Tenigs Reynols was here today.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
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