Julia Brumfield Diaries

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1921

Tuesday January 18, 1921

Tuesday January 18, 1921

A clear colde day. The children went to school.

Jim and Ben was at Gretna. They staid all night at Chatham with Jims family. Come to Gretna and got breakfast and solde their tobacco & come home. They got home a bout dark.

Solde reasonably well I think.

Josie & I cut rags some today. Josie went to Marvins a little while this evening. Mabel was good to day for her to be.

Heard today that Mrs Jack Kellie was buried Saturday. I guess she will be very much missed. I found Henrys knife and 5 cts in the shucks. I have not tolde him yet.

Ben gave me a pair of overshoes to night.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday January 19, 1921

Wednesday January 19, 1921

A very colde day. Partly cloudy. Jim & Ben hauled in some feed then stripped tobacco for Mr Owen. Tonight they went to Marvins to help tye tobacco. Josie ironed some this morning. We both had a hand in getting dinner. We cooked cabbage & beans and made a crum pudding. I have set by the fire all that I well could. The children went to school. Heard today that Dorothy Worsham has scarlet fever. Mrs Edmons is very sick. Her daughter Mrs Hutcherson went to stay with her. I hope they all will soon be well.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday January 21, 1921

Friday January 21, 1921

A good day. Jim went home. Marvin went to Gretna. Jim went with him that far. Ben helped Owen strip tobacco a while. Ben & Josie and the little children went to the school house. The car stuck in the mud as they came back home.

Tonight Marvin & Ben went to the farmers meeting to night. Josie got dinner & supper. Lees folks are having a dance. Oscar has bin hunting some one to make musick. Mr Owen would not go. His baby is sick. Mrs Edmon is sick. Marvin went to see her this evening. I have not bin well today.

I have 5 little chickens. Hope I can rais them.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday January 25, 1921

Tuesday January 25, 1921

A good day and much colder. Jim and Ben helped strip tobacco. They loaded the waggon for the market. I am afraid it will be snowing.

Josie ironed today. I got dinner. This evening I went to see Mollie Reynols. Johnson finished stripping tobacco this evening and loaded it on the truck. Floid Reynols is bad off with colde. Mollie got a letter from Julia today. Mildred is a bout well a gain.

Kate Harvey come by Reynols on her way to see Carries. I did not see Carrie to day. If the weather and my health will admit I will go to see her tomorrow.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday January 26, 1921

Wednesday January 26, 1921

This morning the ground was covered with snow. It has bin cloudy all day but no weather. Jim and Ben stripped tobacco. Mr Owen & Luke went to Gretna with a load of tobacco. It solde very well. I have felt sorry for them to be out in such weather. I hope it wont make them sick. Henry went to school. Edna had a colde and staid at home.

I got the most of the dinner. Josie sewed some on her quilt. I milked the cows and fed the calf and chickens. Brought 4 buckets of water and did not fall down. I am a fraid to do what I might. We did not see any of Marvins folks. Guess he is stripping tobacco all that he can fixing for market.

10:15 oclock

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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.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday January 31, 1921

Monday January 31, 1921

A good day. Very colde. Jim and Ben and Owen stripped tobacco. Josie got dinner. I washed some then went to Marvins. Marvin sent off his last tobacco to day.

Edna swept the floor in the room that we sleep in. Done a good job.

Edmons cowes come here today. One of them is here now.

Henry went to school to day.

Edna still has a cough.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday February  2, 1921

Wednesday February 2, 1921

A skiff of snow this morning. All gone tonight. Jim loaded the wagon with tobacco and started to Gretna. I hope he got there ok. Ben and Josie went to Jim Powers. Mrs Car did come with them home. They think now that they will go to Charlottsville in the morning.

Franklin is bad off with colde. Henry went to school to day.

Ben bought Edna a new pair of shoes today. Josie and I ironed some to day. I killed a chicken for dinner.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday February  3, 1921

Thursday February 3, 1921

A beautiful day. Ben and Josie got up at three oclock in the morning and dressed and started for Charlottesville. They got to Gretna in time to take the train. Jim staid all night at Chatham and come to Gretna and solde a load of tobacco. He got back home a bout dark. He was very well pleased with what his tobacco brought. Henry went to school. The rest of the children done as well as could be expected. Franklin was sick the most of the day. Mabel staid up tonight until after nine oclock.

They are all abed now and a sleep but Edna.

9:30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday February  4, 1921

Friday February 4, 1921

A good day. Jim helped Mr Owen strip tobacco. Henry went to school. Edna and I staid with Mabel and Franklin. Franklin was sick all night and part of today. He is better tonight.

Ben and Josie come from Charlottsvill to day. They had a blow out that delayed them some. I am so glad that they got home as well as they did.

Carrie come a few minutes this evening. She is bad off with a colde. Jim and Ben has gone to the school house to night to a farmers meeting.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday February  5, 1921

Saturday February 5, 1921

A cloudy day. Jim and Ben and Owen shucked some corn and toated stalk to the cows then stripped tobacco. Hattie washed some here today. Josie got dinner & supper.

Made a place for little chickens and mended some this evening. Josie went to Carries. I staid with the children. Annie and Ta??ie Doss come. Brought the suit case home. I have got a very bad colde. Hope it will be better soon.

I am so near a sleep that I cant write much.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday February 11, 1921

Friday February 11, 1921

A windy day and colde. Tonight Ben & Jim and Marvin stripped tobacco. Finished one of Bens cureings. Josie helped a while this evening. Henry and Edna went to school today.

Mr Wesley Cothran come and got a cow today, the cow that I bought from Mrs Car. I ironed some today and mended some tonight.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday February 12, 1921

Saturday February 12, 1921

A colde windy day. Jim and Ben cut and split the cut paper tree up for wood. It was a job that kept them busy all day.

Josie got dinner and supper. I ironed some this morning and set by the fire most of the evening. Marvin went to Gretna this evening. He got some turkeys from Miss Roles.

Two of them was for Jim. I do hope he may have good luck with them.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday February 21, 1921

Monday February 21, 1921

A very bad day. Colde and some snow. Ben & Jim & Marvin stripped tobacco some. Henry and Edna went to school.

Josie went to Marvins a few minutes. Josie and Carrie ordered them a musick box a peice. I hope that they may get them ok. I got dinner. I boiled hogs face & feet.

I have tacked a few rags for a rug if I ever get it made.

Today is 56 years a go I was married.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday February 24, 1921

Thursday February 24, 1921

A clear colde day. Ben & Jim and I stripped tobacco. Josie got dinner. She had a good dinner.

Henry and Edna went to school.

Carrie come a few minutes this evening. While she was here Dave Walker come. He had not bin here in several years. We was all glad to see him but sorry that they had put him off his job.

Marvin is here tonight. They are all in the dineing room talking.

Henry has gone to Marvin to night to stay a while. Floid Reynols and Aubra Brumfield is there to night.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday February 25, 1921

Friday February 25, 1921

A clear colde day. Ben finished stripping tobacco. Dave Walker went to Chatham. Jim went with him. Marvin carried them to Gretna. Josie got dinner. I washed some this morning. This evening Carrie come and all of the children a little while. I was glad that they come. Charles Harvey come in here a few minutes this evening.

I am so anxious to see all of the children. It keeps so colde that I cant go to see them and they dont come.

Ben got wood and water at the wash house this morning.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday February 26, 1921

Saturday February 26, 1921

A colde and partly cloudy day. Ben cut and hauled some wood. Henry helped some. Henry went to Mount Airy. He rode Prince.

Josie washed this morning. This evening Carrie and the children come. Josie and Carrie made some candy. They made peanut and walnut candy. It was very nice and good. Heard today that Mr Doss was killed this morning. Blown up by a lighting tank at Mr Irbys.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday February 28, 1921

Monday February 28, 1921

A good day. Jim and Ben cut some in the woods to day. Ben loaded on his tobacco on John Tuckers truck this morning. Ben intends going to Danville in the morning. Josie got dinner. She got turnip salet. The first that we have had this year. I ironed some. I went to Marvins this evening. While I was there a man came and bought a cow from him.

Clack Hubbard moved to Renan today. I hope he may do well and it will be for Kates good two. I am so anxious to know how every one is getting on. It keeps so colde that I cant get out much yet.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday March 28, 1921

Monday March 28, 1921

A warm windy day. Rain tonight and getting colde. Ben worked today. He put wire a round the porch to keep Mabel from crawling through. The children went to school. They had an egg hunt.

Josie has done what cooking has bin done. All of us was at Carries this evening. Kate Harvey was there a little while.

There has bin lots of passing here today. Mrs Edmons went to Roanoke this evening. I hope she may get well yet. We looked for Jim home. He has not come yet.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday March 29, 1921

Tuesday March 29, 1921

A clear colde day. There was ice this morning. I am expecting the fruit to be killed tonight.

Jim has not come yet. We dont know what to think is the matter. Ben cleaned up the land and plowed some today. Henry and Edna went to school today. They are in this room a sleep to night.

I sowed a border on Effies quilt to day. Josie got some salit for dinner to day. She worked on a dress for Mabel a while this evening. I went to Marvins a few minutes this evening. Carrie had finished a dress for Hazel.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday April 10, 1921

Sunday April 10, 1921

Rain this morning. Clear and very colde this evening. Ben & Josie went to Cedar Forest this morning. We all went to Strait Stone this evening except Jim. He staid at home all day. A Mr Upshaw lectured this evening to a large crowd. His talk was fine I thought.

There was a lot of people there that I know but I did not speak to many of them.

Today was Jim Brumfield birth day. Josie had a cake filled with pine apple. It is fine.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday April 11, 1921

Monday April 11, 1921

A clear colde day. Vegetation was partly frozen. All tender things was bitten by the colde. Jim mauled. Ben plowed. Josie straitened up the house and got dinner. I ironed some this morning. Josie went to Marvins. I went to George Blairs.

Kate Harvey came to Marvins this evening. She brought Carrie and I a bonnets. I am glad of mine for I needed it. Henry & Edna went to school.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday April 15, 1921

Friday April 15, 1921

Cloudy most of the day but no rain. Jim worked in the garden most of the day. Ben went to the island for guano. Carried a log to the saw mill. Henry went with him. Josie got dinner and supper. She baked light rolls for supper. I ironed all the morning. Tonight John come to see us. I am glad that he come.

9:30 oclock

Jim has a very bad colde. I am sorry for him.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday April 17, 1921

Sunday April 17, 1921

A cloudy day and rain this evening. We all staid at home until noon. John and I walked to Johnson Reynolds. He brough us home on his car.

Mollie & Julia and Christenia and Mildred come with us home but did not get out of the car. Ben and family went to Marvins.

The weather has turned colde and the wind is blowing to night.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday April 19, 1921

Tuesday April 19, 1921

A good day. Colde for April. A big frost this morning. Ben & Jim went to the island for guano. Got home by dinner. Carried some guano.

Josie made her a dress to day. I got dinner. This evening Effie & Hellen Brumfield and Virginia Harvey come. We were very glad to see them. I walked with them as far as Carries.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday May  1, 1921

Sunday May 1, 1921

A cool bad day. Not any thing was hurt by the colde last night.

Josie and Ben and the children went to Jim Powers this evening. Mrs Car started to Lynchburg this evening. Ben carried her to Long Island this evening. Ben & Josie went to Mr Dews this evening a little while. The preacher Mr Street staid at Marvins last night.

I went with Carrie and Marvin to Strait Stone this evening. Mr Padget preached. There was a good many to hear him. I was glad to go.

Jim staid a round here all day.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday May 18, 1921

Wednesday May 18, 1921

A good day. Ben & Jim worked on their tobacco land all day. Josie scrubed floors and got dinner. Kate Harvey & Carrie Smith come to see us this evening. I was not at home. Reese Smith carried Grace Brumfield and I to Mr Worshams pond. We fished. Caught a few. Had a pleasant day. Come by Renan. Clack Hubbards baby was sick. Dr Owen was gone to Chatham.

Ben did not like for Henry to go with me. Said he wanted him to work. I am sorry to ever do any thing that makes him mad. An old hen killed one of Josies turkeys. I am very sorry that it happen.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Sunday June  5, 1921

Sunday June 5, 1921

The boys stayed at home until late this evening then they went to Gretna with Nellie. Brother Letcher and Ernest and Lottie and the children come this morning. I was glad that they come. Denia and Isla & Cordie come to see Lottie this evening. I was glad that they come. Letcher brought me to Tim Bennetts. I left Mabel sick. I am uneasy a bout her.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday June 30, 1921

Thursday June 30, 1921

A good day. Very warm. Jim & Ben finished getting up oats and hauled up some hay.

Marvin solde his land today. Norman Booker bought it as Marvin would sell. I had Norman had it as any one that I can think of. Oh how I shall miss them if I live that long.

Carrie and the children come here a while this evening. Mabel has cried a lot today. I am certain that she is not well. Julia & Edna and Franklin and Virginia Wooding all went to Marvins to hear them sell. Had a car[?]

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday July 18, 1921

Monday July 18, 1921

A good day. Ben & Henry and Franklin went with Marvin to Chatham. They staid all day. Jim come with them home. Josie staid at home & done the work. Charley Harvey spent the evening with Fannie Power at Aunt Josies. He carried her to church to night. I got the breakfast and milked the cows then went fishing. Reese Smith carried me. Hugh Brumfield went two. We did not catch any thing but I will go a gain the first time I can get to go.

Heard tonight that Capt Tate is very sick.

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