Julia Brumfield Diaries

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1923

Friday, April 13, 1923

Friday, April 13, 1923

A rainy day. No out door work done and not much in the house. Nellie baked a cake for Franklin[?]. It is his birth day. He is seven years olde today. I mended a quilt that the dogs tore. Nellie dressed Mabel in a new dress. She is so glad. I had a letter from Carrie. She said that her children had the measles. I am sorry for her and the children. It is a job to wait on on them. I am sorry that is is raining. It is so hard on the sick and the little chickens. We heard that there was but 13 scholars at school to day.

Last edit about 7 years ago by Nathani
Saturday, April 14, 1923

Saturday, April 14, 1923

A very bad day. Colde and rain. Nellie got a telagram to come to see Evylin at once as she needed her. She fixed and went this evening. Jim and Ben went to Gretna with her. They got home be for night. I got supper and we eat by day light. I am sorry for Nellie. I will miss her so much. She has bin so good to the children. Mabel will miss her so much. The boys saw Paul Smith. He said that Reese and Roy was sick with measles. I am so sorry for them all but hope that they may get on ok. They children here seem well a gain.

Last edit about 7 years ago by Nathani
Sunday, April 15, 1923

Sunday, April 15, 1923

A cloudy day. We all staid at home until noon. Then Henry went to May Brumfields. He come home about sundown. Jim and Ben hunted crows nest. Foud three. Edna and Franklin and Mabel and I staid at the house. I wanted to get out but the weather is rough and colde. Lilia Ward come this morning and helped to clean up some. I got dinner by twelve oclock. Have some little chickens that need putting out but the weather is two bad. Bathed Franklin and Mabel. I told them that was the last of the measles if they dont take colde.

Last edit about 7 years ago by Nathani
Wednesday, April 18, 1923

Wednesday, April 18, 1923

A clear colde windy day. Ben and Jim worked on the fence some. Jim made a hotbed and worked in the garden some. John Ward draged the corn land. Ben got his gladolis bulbs. Jim got a letter from his son inlaw telling that Evylin was feeling better and that Nellie got to Silver Grove Sunday. The three children went to school. Mabel and I have a bad day. It was so colde that she could not stay out of doors and that was what whe wanted to do. I think now that I will enjoy warm weather. Edna has come to go to bed.

Last edit about 7 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, April 20, 1923

Friday, April 20, 1923

A good day. The men hauled manure and drilled it in the land for tobacco. Jim cleaned the stalls. The children that go school went. Mabel staid out doors nearly all day. I have dodged about most of the day. Lelia Ward come this morning. She got a hen for her washing. Had postal from Carrie. She said that all was sick at her house except the baby. I do hope they may soon get well. Today has bin warm. Mabel has gone to bed.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Nathani
Tuesday, April 24, 1923

Tuesday, April 24, 1923

A good day. The men worked on their tobacco land hauling manure and plowing. The children went to school. Mabel went with them to the field twice. I have bin busy most of the day. I baked sweet potatoe pies for dinner. Mrs. Ruth Booker come to see me today. I was glad that she come. I had thought maybe because I am old and am not fashionable that none of the would come. I heard to day that Marvin Smith was sick and several of the children was sick. I am asleep.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Nathani
Wednesday, May  9, 1923

Wednesday, May 9, 1923

A windy day and colde. The coldest that I ever saw for the time of year. I am a fraid that all green things will be killed. We had storm last night. Rain and wind. I am glad it was no worse. The men put in fertilizer this morning. It has bein so colde and windy that they have not done much of any thing this evening. Mabel got a note from her daddy this evening. I hope he may get home tomorrow. I have milked, cooked, and churned, parched coffee and done nothing all day. Daysie the dog is missing tonight. I am afraid some one has killed her.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Nathani
Thursday, May 10, 1923

Thursday, May 10, 1923

A colde day. Some frost this morning. Ben has got home. The chilen and I are as glad as can be. Jim has worked on the garden most of the day. Heard today that little Julia Smith is in the hosptille at Roanoke. The little girls is at Kate Harveys. Arch Moons son Jim killed him self last night at Cedar Forest Bridge. Was found in the creek this morning. He ran his car on the bank of the creek and he fell in the creek. Ben brought all of the children a little present. They are glad and I am two. They found Daisy dead this morning.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Nathani
Saturday, May 12, 1923

Saturday, May 12, 1923

A windy day. We need rain bad. The men have not done much today. I have not done any thing to count any thing. Lelia Ward come this morning and washed up the dishes for me. Mrs. Booker come this evening to get a setting of eggs for Mrs. Dave Booker[?]. Ben and Henry are fixing to go to Strait Stone to the Lodge. Jim planted some tomatoe plants. The weather is so colde and the land so dry that nothing cant grow. The children is worrying me. They won't go to sleep.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Nathani
Monday, May 14, 1923

Monday, May 14, 1923

A good day. The men worked on their tobacco land most of the day. Oh how I wist we could have rain. I have felt bad all day. Guess walking up to Renan had something to do with my bad feelings. I have bin busy all day. Cleaned up the chickens coop. I gathered a few strawberries today. The first that has ripened this spring. Lelia Ward sent me some salit for dinner. I fried some pies this morning. Ben is very much comnplaining tonight. He has a very bad colde. Jim had a letter from Nellie today.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Nathani
Wednesday, May 16, 1923

Wednesday, May 16, 1923

A rainy morning. We were glad. The boys planted some tobacco but it is colde. I am a fraid it will die. Mr. Booker helpe them. His plants were not ready to plant. I made a tick for a bed. Will put feathers in it soon if nothings. I dont know any thing to write. I want to see all of the children. I get lonesome and worrie a bout what is to do and how to do it.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Nathani
Saturday, May 26, 1923

Saturday, May 26, 1923

A good day. The men has plowed a little. Worked on the car some. Ben went to Strait Stone for some thing for the car. Henry and Ben and Lawson Emerson has gone gigging to night. Jim is at the dining room reading. Three of the children has gone to bed. I have wanted to go some where to fish but cant go. No one will take me. I could go most any evening if I had away. I think it is right to work but I think it is hard for me to stay right here all the time. Thas it what suits Jim and Ben. I dont know anything to write so I will [g?] some. Ednas cat is sick.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Nathani
Friday, May 25, 1923

Friday, May 25, 1923

A cloudy day. No rain. We need rain so bad. Ben plowed in the corn and Henry replanted and they both quareled because it is so sorry. The three children and I went to Johnson Reynolds. Mollie was makeing [Christine?] a dress. They had Alcie Callans there. She was ironing. Kate Harvey and Carrie Smith and children come. I was so glad that they come. Julia can walk a gain. I am very glad. [Reise?] brought us home. That helped so much. I had a hen for dinner. I will quit. I am a sleep or about that. Ednas cat is sick tonight.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Nathani
Saturday, June  9, 1923

Saturday, June 9, 1923

A good day and clear and dry. Oh how we need rain. The men planted some tobacco. I [sic] it can't live if it don't rain soon. Ray Booker played with Franklin all evening. They went in the garden and pulled them an onion and wanted to eat them. I did not let Franklin. Thought it might make him sick. Mabel has not bin so well today. Hope she won't get sick. I have bin very busy today. Tried to sweep the floor most all over the house. That is a job for me. Lawson Emerson is coming up here tonight to go fishing.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Nathani
Tuesday, June 26, 1923

Tuesday, June 26, 1923

A very windy day and hard on the growing things. Jim and Ben finished getting up the oats. Ben mowed some. Two men come to see the boys today. Candidates. The county is full of men wanting office. No one come to see us today. I get so lone some for some one to talk to. I sent Edna to Mrs. Bookers with some meal an dcoffee that I had roasted. [Carrol?] was sick. I hope he may get well soon. I sent the clothes to Lelia by John.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Nathani
Wednesday, July 25, 1923

Wednesday, July 25, 1923

A good day. Carrie and the children and I went to Taylors Mill this morning. We fished a while and caught a few fish. The children went in bathing and had a good time. We went home and then come to see Lizzie. Carrie and all the children come with me. Found Lizzie well and by her self. Gordon is staying at home. This week Frances is visiting her folks. I hope so much that all is well at home. Marvin's cow is sick. I hope she may get well.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Monday, August 13, 1923

Monday, August 13, 1923

A good day. No rain today. The men folks worked on the barns. Jim helped Mr. Booker on his flues. Kate Harvey and Irvin and Bill come a little while. They got some grapes. Denia and Cordie Blair come to see us. Carrie and three of her children come. We let Edna go home with them. I was glad to see all of them. Wish they could come often. Kate brought me some snaps. Jim has some fine mellons now. Mabel has a bad colde. Hope she may get well soon. I have finished stringing snaps. 10 oclock at night.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, August 14, 1923

Tuesday, August 14, 1923

A good day. The men worked on the barns and hauled two loads of lumber from the mill. Nellie and I got dinner. I went to Reynolds. Floid brough me home. He drove nice and steady. I brought some beautiful flowers home with me. Mabel was sick tonight but is better now. Hope she will soon be well a gain. I miss Edna so much. Do hope that she be [stay?] well.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Monday, August 20, 1923

Monday, August 20, 1923

A beautiful day. Jim and Henry and John Ward suckered tobacco. Ben has bin sick all day. He was taken sick in the night last night and has bin sick all day. He is some better now. Claud Fitz and family come here today. Norman Booker went to Gretna for the them. He brought Edna home from Marvin Smiths. Nellie went with him for them. They have a nice baby. We have a lot of water mellons now and see that every one enjoys then.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Wednesday, August 22, 1923

Wednesday, August 22, 1923

A good morning. Rain this evening and so colde that we need fire. Lee went from here this morning and Marvin went with him. I peeled peaches most of the day. Carrie made four gallons of preserves today. Reese gathered the peaches. The first or nearly the first things that I done today was to spill the ink and got some on my book. Marvin got home a few minutes a go. He had not had his dinner. I certainly wish that I could know how the rain was at home. I am a fraid there was hail in the cloud. It has got [se?] cool.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Thursday, August 23, 1923

Thursday, August 23, 1923

A cloudy day until late. This evening it cleared a way. It has bin colde all day. We have had a fire all day. I peeled a lot of peaches and Carrie preserved them. She caned some tomatoes this evening. Lee Brumfield staid here a gain last night. I was glad for him to be here. The roads was so mudy I was a fraid some thing would happen to him.

I got a letter from Edna this morning. She said that they were all well at home. I am anxious a bout them at home. I want to know how they are getting on.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, August 26, 1923

Sunday, August 26, 1923

A good day. We were all at home at dinner. After dinner Ben and the children and I went to Jim Powers. Found all well except Mrs. Power. She was in bed. I hope she may get well soon. Ms Car was there. I was glad to see them all. We heard that Mrs. Cotham has a son. Ben carried a few mellons. They seemed to enjoy them. The possome hunters got in this morning about three oclock. Henry is a most part going. He has a very bad colde. We stopped at Vaugn's store a few minutes this evening.Bought soap.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Saturday, September 15, 1923

Saturday, September 15, 1923

A cloudy and some rain[sic]. Very cool tonight. Ben cut some tobacco. Filled up the barn. Jim fired his all day. Nellie washied some. This evening she dried her clothes and ironed some. I got dinner. Mr. Booker was here for dinner. He helped them about the tobacco. Edna has bin complaining some today. Henry went to the store this evening. He walked over there. I had hoped to go fishing this evening but I could not go it is so colde. I did not want to go if I had the chance. Heard today that Mr. Walter Car is sick. Jim will stay with his barn to night.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Wednesday, September 26, 1923

Wednesday, September 26, 1923

A good day. I am at Marvins. Carrie washed this morning. I got dinner. I cooked butter beans, baked sweet potatoes, fried chicken,fried apples. This evening after school Reese carried his mother and all of the children and I to Tim Bennetts. Lizzie and Alma had their hands full. They had three of Olas children to take care of. Ola has a new baby born the 19 of Sept. Alma had a very bad colde. I hope she may soon get well. We made the trip o.k. I dreaded the road but Reese drove it alright.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Monday, October  1, 1923

Monday, October 1, 1923

A good day. Jim and John Ward cut corn. Ben has bin at Lees all day. The children went to school. Evylin washed a big washing for them. Nellie kept the baby. I got dinner. Lelia Ward come this morning and got a chicken. She said she wanted it for their dinner. Heard today that Evylin Hutcherson is sick. Jo Edmons is bad off yet from getting hurt. I hope that they may get well soon. Today is Mabels birth day. She is four years old. I am writing by the light of four little wax candles that I made for her. She is very well except a sore ear.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, October 15, 1923

Monday, October 15, 1923

A good day. Mr Booker has bin sewing wheat today. Jim and John Ward has bin striping tobacco. Ben went to the island for guano. Ben and Henry went to Strait Stone tonight. There is a mee[t]ing going on there. Mabel has a bad colde and says she is sick. I do hope she may be well soon. I have bin trying to knit some edging. Have most forgot how.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Tuesday, October 16, 1923

Tuesday, October 16, 1923

A good day. Ben and John Ward worked sewing wheat. Jim graded tobacco all day. They are all tying tonight. The children went to school.

Some one worked the road near the school house today. Ben did not help. I am sorry that he could not help. Henry has gone to church tonight. I washed a few things today. Nellie washed some for the baby. Three of our children has bad colds. Tonight I feel bad. Think I am taking colde. Lelia Ward come today.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, October 17, 1923

Wednesday, October 17, 1923

A cloudy morning. Clear tonight. We need rain. Ben finished sowing wheat today. Jim and John worked on tobacco. Ben has gone to Strait Stone with Henry tonight. Henry looked for Stuart Owen to come by and take him. I got dinner. Nellie washed dishes for me. The baby has a bad colde. I hope it will soon be well. Marvin and McLau[gh?]lin come to Norman Bookers for a stove that Marvin left there. I wish I could of seen Marvin. Mabel and I went to the barn this evening.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Friday, October 19, 1923

Friday, October 19, 1923

A rainy morning. Began to rain last night a bout ten oclock and rained most of the night. Ben stopped at Lee Brumfields and staid all night. Went to Gretna today and solde the tobacco. It solde very wel] I think. They got home half past nine tonight.

Jim stripped some tobacco then heard that Mr Ned Walker was sick. He went to see him. Found him a little better off but right sick yet. Ben got Henry a suit of clothes. Nellie got word to come to [Rensenes?] where Evylin is staying.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, October 21, 1923

Sunday, October 21, 1923

A good day. Thomas Brumfield is here. He come yesterday. Ben carried Nellie and Elain to Gretna this morning. They were going to Lynchburg to meet Evylin and Claud. I do hope that they got on o.k. Lee and Ben and Hugh went to Smiths[sic] Mountain today. Henry went to the baptizing at Camp Branch Bridge. Carrie and all of the children come and Kate come. I was very glad that they come. Jim went to Mr Ned Walkers. He is sick but is felling better today. Jim and Ben was late getting home to night.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
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