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1921

Friday September  2, 1921

Friday September 2, 1921

A clear hot day. Jim & Ben worked on the tobacco. Ben will work on his all night. Henry and Reese is hunting tonight. The proffessor for Renan School was here toay. I did not see him. Josie ironed most of the day. I got dinner.

This evening Reese carried me to White Falls. I fished. The boys bathed. I caught 31 fish.

Roy Smith carried 4 horn worms to see if the fish would bite them. (They would.)

Last edit about 6 years ago by dy957
Saturday November 12, 1921

Saturday November 12, 1921

A colde windy day. Ben stripped tobacco. He finished a curing. Henry tied all the time that Ben was sorting and Josie part of the time. Jim went to Chatham. Today was Nellies birth day. Reese Smith carried Jim and Paul and I went. I bought several things. Reubin and Robbert Reynols come with Reese as far as their home. They had bin to Black Stone to play football and was on their way back to Chatham. Josie ironed to day and got dinner and supper. I went to Marvins this evening. Carrie was ironing. Henry & Ben went to Renan late this evening. Ben bought a peice of beef for Sundays dinner.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Thursday November 24, 1921

Thursday November 24, 1921

A good day and warm. There was a rain bow was in the clouds this morning. It has rained a little tonight. Ben & Jim shucked some corn. Then they comence to cover the shed. Riped off the shingles. Josie ironed some this morning. I churned & killed a chicken. We cooked some parships the first time this fall. Kate Harvey come and brought us some salit. Reese Smith carried me to White Falls. I caught several fish. Paul Smith caught two fish. We come back by Renan store. Jim Thomson and family was there. Four of Mag Brumfield children was at the store. They all looked well. Mr Meguary[?]was here this morning. We bought a few things from him.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday November 25, 1921

Friday November 25, 1921

A good day. Some cooler. Jim & Ben covered the shed to the stable. Got it a bout done. Marvin carried a load of feed to his new home. Josie got dinner. I ironed some this evening. Denia Blair come over a while. She has a bad colde. I was glad that she come. Lee Brumfield killed a beef. We got a peice of it and Carrie got some. Reese went to Renan for it. I am glad to get it. The children went to school today. Sellie Blair gave Henry a mess of salit. He forgot and left it at the school house.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday December  3, 1921

Saturday December 3, 1921

A beautiful day. Ben & Jim & Henry sawed wood all day and did not get done. Jim went to Hutchersons and got oil and Ben went to Renan and got oil. Josie has had a time with Mabel. She has bin sick all day. I got dinner. This evening I went to Marvins a whil. Marvin went to Strait Stone to preaching. Brought me two books that I borrowed from Ethel Worsham. I have bin reading tonight. There is a show at Renan to night. None of my folks did not go to see it. Ben and Henry went hunting tonight. Did not catch any thing. Professor Gambol passed here this evening on his way to Mr Edmons. Guess he will spend the night there.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker

1920

Wednesday, January  7, 1920

Wednesday, January 7, 1920

A cloudy day and some rain. Ben worked on his engine all the morning. Jim helped Owen get wood this evening they sawed wood. To night Jim & Ben has gone to Renan. Josie washed some today. She hung her clothes by the fire tonight. Susan Doss & brother come a few minutes this evening.

Carrie & Roy & Hazel come a little while right at night. 10 oclock

Last edit over 2 years ago by Sara Guest
Friday, January 16, 1920

Friday, January 16, 1920

A bad day. Hailed a little and snowed some. Tonight it is raining. Jim & Ben got up a plant bed. Ben & Josie went to Renan and bought several things. Josie got dinner. I went to Marvin's a few minutes this evening. Mrs Mayhew is very sick. She gave birth to twins this morning. They are dead. Henry & Edna went to school. Mr. Dick Wooding brought Edna home. 8 30 oclock I am not well tonight.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Neil Brumfield
Thursday, January 22, 1920

Thursday, January 22, 1920

A cloudy day. Some ice all day. The men could not work much. Ben shod the horses & Jim went to Renan & then hung up the meat to night. Ben & Henry has gone to Marvins. Josie got dinner. I ironed some. I sewed on my quilt. The children went to school. 10 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Neil Brumfield
Tuesday, January 27, 1920

Tuesday, January 27, 1920

A bad day. The ice is melting. Jim & Ben went to Renan. There was no one at the store this evening. They worked on some baskets. We had a duck for dinner.

The children did not go to school.

The baby has bin very cross but is better tonight. 8 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Neil Brumfield
Wednesday, January 28, 1920

Wednesday, January 28, 1920

A good day. The ice is nearly all gone tonight. Ben went mink hunting this morning, did not find anything. Jim & Ben worked on baskets this evening. They have gone to Renan tonight. Josie got dinner. She worked on a basket all the time that she could today. Tonight she has a head ache. I hope she will feel better in the morning. 8 30 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Neil Brumfield
Monday, February  2, 1920

Monday, February 2, 1920

A cloudy morning. Clear this evening. Ben & Jim got wood all day. Josie got dinner. I ironed all the morning. Carrie come down a few minutes. This evening Josie & Franklin & Mabel went to Marvins. A man come here this evening selling medicine. We did not buy any thing from him. Tonight Jim & Ben has gone to Renan. I sewed on my quilt some tonight.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday, February  6, 1920

Friday, February 6, 1920

A clear colde day. Jim & Ben cut and split some wood. Went to Renan for gas to saw some wood. Ben has gone hunting tonight. Josie ironed some & got dinner. I sewed on a quilt. Mr. Owen went to Strait Stone. He got ten pound of sugar for me. Guess it will cost 20 cts. per pound. The children went to school to day. 9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday, February 13, 1920

Friday, February 13, 1920

A good day. Ben went to Renan this morning. Went to John Hutcherson this evening. Bought some oil. Tonight he has gone to Will Mayhews to a dance. The children went to school. Franklin is sick. Josie got dinner. Tonight she is ironing. I sewed on a quilt some.

9 oclock

Ben turned two possomes loose.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Tuesday, February 17, 1920

Tuesday, February 17, 1920

A good day. Ben carried a load of wood to the school house this morning. Ren Worsham sent one. I am glad that they have it to burn. Jim split wood at the wood pile while Ben was gone. They went to Renan to night. There was no one at the store. Franklin is sick. I do hope he will be well soon. Henry & Edna went to school. Josie & I made out to get something to eat.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday, February 28, 1920

Saturday, February 28, 1920

A good day. Ben went to George Blairs and worked on his engine some then went to Renan. Jim got in a lot of wood and went to Renan. Josie washed some this morning. Killed & dressed a hen this evening and baked some pies. I done very little as usual. I finished a quilt the last that I expect to make this spring or ever maybe. I hope that the children are better off and will stay so for a while any way.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday, March 13, 1920

Saturday, March 13, 1920

A very bad day. The wind is bowing tonight and the weather is colde. Jim helped Marvin shuck some corn. This evening Jim & Ben went to Renan. There was no one at the store. Josie got dinner and milked. I churned. I have not bin out much to day. All of us are as well as usual.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Thursday, April  1, 1920

Thursday, April 1, 1920

A rainy morning and cloudy all day. Ben started to Chatham. Got as far a Renan. Met up with Thomson and let him talk them out of going. This evening Jim & Ben worked on the hen house. Marvin & William helped them put up the slats [?] Josie has bin suffering all day with toothache. Carrie come here a few minutes this evening. I went home with her. Come by and cut some salit. I finished a quilt that I had been workin on. The children did not go to school.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Sunday, May 16, 1920

Sunday, May 16, 1920

A beautiful day. Cool for May. There was frost this morning. We all staid at home except Henry. He went over to Renan with Reed Smith. Marvin and Ben and Jim rambled a round most of the day. Carrie come a few minutes with the little girls. Paul and Roy played with Edna and Franklin all the evening. I wrote John a letter today. There has bin lots of passing here today. 9 oclock We had our first fried chicken to day.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Sunday, June 13, 1920

Sunday, June 13, 1920

A good day. Jim staid at home all day. Ben went to Mount Airy to get ice. Did not get any. Come by Renan & brought Kate Harvey home with him. He had all the children with him. He then went to Strait Stone and got ice. Josie made cream for dinner. We had our first snaps and beets. We had fried chicken. Marvin and family was here a few minutes this evening. Reese Smith carried Aunt Kate home. Henry too. 9 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Monday, July 19, 1920

Monday, July 19, 1920

Rain this morning. The boys toped some tobacco. Josie & I got dinner. Nell worked on Evylins hat this evening. I gathered one gallon of berries. Hattie Gilbert brought 6 gallons. Josie and I caned them. Carrie and the childrens come down here. Marvin was not at home and there was a bad looking cloud. Evylin & Henry went to Renan this evening. Kate Harvey was at Carries this evening.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Monday, September 20, 1920

Monday, September 20, 1920

A cloudy day. Ben tied a few primeings this morning. This evening Ben went to Gretna. This morning Josie & she shelled butter beans. Josie and I got dinner then we went with Ben to Gretna to meet Jim. He had bin to Danville. Tobacco sold low. The market opened to day. The Renan school opened today. Jim & Ben has gone to Marvins tonight.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday, October 15, 1920

Friday, October 15, 1920

Friday the 15th A good day. Ben worked on wheat land all the morning. He carried Josie to see the Dr. She is right sick now. Jim stripped tobacoo most of the day. Jim and Ben has gone to Renan to a speakin. I got most of the dinner. One of Willie Mayhews children got burnt very bad today. I went to Marvins a little while this evening.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

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 over 5 years ago by mkstewart
Thursday, March  2, 1922

Thursday, March 2, 1922

A very bad day. The ground was covered with snow & ice and it rained most of the morning. Ben & Jim could not work at any thing much. Jim kept a good fire at the dining room. Ben went to Renan late this evening. He went horse back. He carried Kate Harvey some quilting frames. Henry went to school. I cooked the break fast & churned and killed a chicken and d[r]essed it. Josie cooked the dinner and made ice cream. We all did enjoy it. Josie got a letter from Carrie. I got one from Effie Brumfield and three of their pictures.

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart
Friday, March  3, 1922

Friday, March 3, 1922

A cloudy day most of the day. Some snow on the ground yet. Jim & Ben sawed some wood in the woods. Jim & Nellie and Josie caught some chickens to night. Ben went to Renan after a crate he wanted. He walked and toated it home.

Josie got dinner. She is not well and I see trouble a bout her. I am not doing much and it hurts me for her to have so much to do. Nellie wants to go home in the morning. I am afraid it will be raining. Hope not. The roads is so bad that they will have to go on a waggon if they go.

Last edit almost 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 about 5 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, March 25, 1922

Saturday, March 25, 1922

A beautiful day. Ben & Jim worked on their tobacco land. Henry went to Renan. Josie and I ironed all the morning. Mrs Car churned. Josie got dinner in 30 minutes. She had caned sausage made a dewberry pie had caned tomatoes boiled 14 egg made bread and coffee. Kate Harvey come & Carrie and all children. I was glad to see all of them. Kate & I worked button holes. Kate brought some sallit.

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart
Friday, April  7, 1922

Friday, April 7, 1922

A cloudy day no rain. Ben & Jim worked in the orchard cleaning up. Henry went to school. Edna had a colde & did not go.

Josie & I ironed all the morning. Josie got dinner.

Kate Harvey came a few minutes this morning would not stay for dinner. Ben planted some vines at the porch this evening Henry went to [Renan] late this evening and got some fish. He come home sick. Hope he will be well by morning. I milked Lady cow tonight.

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, May  8, 1922

Monday, May 8, 1922

A good day Fanny Tower come last night. She was with us at Breakfast Hattie washed here today. This evening Ben Brought to [Onarins?] Smiths when we got here Carrie & the children had gone to [Renan] we mised them Reese found the peice of the drill that they thought was lost. Carrie said that Josie had milked all of the cows I feel worried a bout so much to do and I am not helping.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Lydia B
Wednesday, June 21, 1922

Wednesday, June 21, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim finished getting the wheat and cut the oats. They cut a few oats for Mr. Booker. Lizzie & [Loney?] Bennett come to see us today. I was glad that they come. Lenney carried all the children and I to [Renan?]. I went to see Kate a few minutes. Dr. Wigginton & Pearl was there. I was glad to see them. The bees swarmed today. Ben hived them. I am getting vegetables a plenty now. The people around has bin very good to us. I know we are to be pittied. I am olde and give out & Josie is sick and has to be waited on.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by gutterpeach
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