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1921

Tuesday November 15, 1921

Tuesday November 15, 1921

A Beautiful day. We got up at three oclock and got breakfast for Ben. He started for Gretna Marvin went two. They got there OK but the tobacco solde for so near nothing they loaded it on and brought it home.

Jim stripped on his all day. Josie got dinner. I sewed on my quilt in the morning in the evening I went to George Bliars. They were stripping tobacco at Blairs. Ren & Ethel Worsham and Cordie Blair was gone to LynchBurg. Josie and the little children went to see Carrie a while.

Ben never got home until after nine oclock tonight.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Neil Brumfield
Monday November 21, 1921

Monday November 21, 1921

A beautiful day. Jim & Ben shucked some corn this morning and fed the cows the stalks. Then they stripped tobacco until dinner. Josie and I persuaded Ben to go to the mill. Josie shelled some corn whle washed the dishes. We went with him. We fished some. We caught 39 fish dressed them and intend to cook them for breakfast in the morning. I was so glad to go fishing. We come by the store and bought a few things. Jim and Ben tied some tobacco to night. The children went to school except Mabel. She went with us fishing. I have not seen any of Marvins folks today.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker

1920

Friday, January 23, 1920

Friday, January 23, 1920

A cloudy day. The boys could not do much work. Kate come down here. She wanted to see Jim & Ben on business.

Josie got dinner. She baked some nice corn bread.

I sowed on my quilt. I got breakfast and milked and fed the chickens and churned.

Tonight Jim & Ben has gone to Renan. The children went to school.9 oclock

Last edit 9 months ago by Sara Brumfield
Wednesday, March 17, 1920

Wednesday, March 17, 1920

A good day. The men folks sawed wood for Owen & commenced for Marvin. Josie got dinner. I got breakfast & milked the cows and churned then went to George Blairs. I had a good day. Isla was not at home. I missed her. They were all busy. Mrs Hutcherson went to see Mrs Allen this evening. I got a letter from Effie Brumfield this evening.

8 oclock

Carrie come this evening.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Thursday, March 25, 1920

Thursday, March 25, 1920

A good day. Jim plowed in the new ground. Mr Owen plowed with two horses. Josie got dinner. I got breakfast & milked and churned. I made two pots of soup. I cut some salit for tomorrow. Carie come & cut some for her self. I cut Kate a mess & Reese carried it to her. Henry & Edna went to school. Ben borrowed John Hutchersons boots & ditched some this evening. Tonight Ben & Jim & Marvin has all gone to Strait Stone.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday, April 23, 1920

Friday, April 23, 1920

A clear windy day. Jim planted some things in the garden. Ben plowed all day. Henry cut his foot & and Reese steped on a nail. I hope they wont get bad off much. Mabel is some better off to day. We had fish from the river for breakfast. Josie sewed some. I got breakfast and dinner this evening. I went to Marvins a few minutes. Jim brought a little pig for us to feed up and try to make a hog.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Monday, May  3, 1920

Monday, May 3, 1920

A clear cool day. Ben & Owen planted corn. Jim plowed in the new ground. Josie got dinner. She went to Marvins a few minutes this evening. I got breakfast this morning and milked the cows and fed the chickens. Worked a little in the garden then went to Kate Harveys and eat dinner then Kate & I went to Mags and staid a while then come home and fed the chickens then went to the plant bed for salit [?] milked.

9:15 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Wednesday, May 19, 1920

Wednesday, May 19, 1920

A rainy morning. We were all so glad. Quit raining and they planted tobacco. Irvin Hardey helped them for plants. I got breakfast & milked and fed the chickens then churned and fixed up the butter. Josie & I got dinner. I cooked some onions. The first we have cooked this year. I drawed plants all the evening. 9 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday, June 12, 1920

Saturday, June 12, 1920

A good day. Jim & Ben and Henry worked tobacco and planted potato slips. Ben has gone to Strait Stone tonight to the Lodge. Josie ironed all the morning. Bathed and dressed the children. I got breakfast and milked the cows fed the chickens then I went to Mr Mayhews and Mr Edmons s for potatoe slips. Got a few at both places. Beatrice and Dewie come down here this evening. They said that the baby was sick.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday, June 26, 1920

Saturday, June 26, 1920

A good day. Ben and Jim finished plowing their corn for this year. They plowed tobacco the [?] of the day. Josie washed a little and ironed some and baked a cake and bathed the children. I got breakfast and milked the cows. Brough the milk from the spring and churned, gathered some snaps, got some potatoes and [?] them and cooked them, dress 4 chickens. Went to Marvins and helped Carrie dress 4 chickens. They are fixin for a dinner at Strait Stone tomorrow. 9 oclock [Written upside down above the date: We hope that Franklin is getting on ok. Henry is complaining to night.]

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Monday, August  2, 1920

Monday, August 2, 1920

A good day. Ben worked on his car the most of the day. Jim fired tobacco all day. Josie got dinner. I got the breakfast and milked the cows and churned. I cut cucumber and put them in brine. I gathered some butter beans and corn for dinner. This evening I went to Union Grove to preaching. Reese carried his mother and I. When I come home I milked the cows and eat supper and went to Marvins. He carried me and Carrie to Mr Allens to preaching.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Sunday, October 17, 1920

Sunday, October 17, 1920

17th Sunday. A good day. I got breakfast and milked the cows. Killed tow chickens then went with Lizzie to George Blairs. Ben carried us part of the way. There was no one at home but George. Denia had a good dinner. Blair [?] has the mumps. Ben and family went to Jim Powers. Found them well. I think Josie is feeling some better today Oh I hope she may soon be well. Marvin and family was at Lees this evening. I am glad that they went.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday, November 20, 1920

Saturday, November 20, 1920

A good day. Ben & Jim and Henry stripped tobacco. I got breakfast and milked the cows then made and baked bread for dinner and made coffee then dug bait. Reese carried me fishing. We went to White falls. Stopped at Mt Airy. I had a check cashed and bought a bucket of lard. I come home and churned, salted the butter, then got supper and yet I cant do enough. Ben in pertickler dont want to bother with me any wa[y]s. If he thought as much of me as he does of some others I would be glad.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Wednesday, December  1, 1920

Wednesday, December 1, 1920

A good day. The land is as wet as it can be. Jim and Ben cut wood in the woods to day. The Owens stopped ]?] tobacco mans in [?] stripped tobacco. I got breakfast and milked & churned and got dinner. I cooked beans and potatoes. This evening I went to Marvins a while. Carrie was sewing for the little girls. Mrs Car and Josie shelled a lot of beans. Henry went to school. Henry got a letter from Evylin this evening. 9:30 oclock

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Thursday, December  9, 1920

Thursday, December 9, 1920

A cloudy morning. The trees was covered with ice that is all gone to night. Jim is in Chatham we think. Ben worked on Henrys bycicle then split a little wood. Went rabbit hunting late this evening. Did not kill any thing. I have bin busy all day. I got breakfast, milked the cows, cut up two pumpkins, put them on to cook, cleaned a hogs face, put that and haslet on to cook then got dinner then churned, put on some spar ribs to boil, watered the calf, changed the water that chidlins was in. By that time my hogs face was done. Picked the bones out and made scrapple. Took up my pumpkin and washed up the things that I used. Brought in some wood. Went to the spring twice. Josie got supper. Mrs. Car and Josie washed dishes.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday, December 25, 1920

Saturday, December 25, 1920

A beautiful day. Very colde. Ben staid about home all day. The children has had a good day playing with their toys. Josie has a colde. Some better to day. I have spent the day at work. I got breakfast, milked the cows, fed the calf, killed dressed two chickens, cooked one. Boiled a ham, churned and beat up the butter, fixed up another churning and set it by the fire. Made some custard. Josie beat the whites of the eggs for me. Fed and watered the calf. Brought two buckets of water. Carrie gave me a nice box of stationary. Reese gave me a box of candy. Josie gave me a nice box of stationary. I got three cards. I was glad.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Sunday, February 26, 1922

Sunday, February 26, 1922

A cloudy day. Rain this evening. We have bin at home all day. Ben & Josie milked. I got breakfast & dinner. Josie washed the dishes after dinner. We had fried chicken for dinner. Josie bathed the children & dressed them. They have worried us to [death] with the fuss they keep up. I have thought of Carrie & the children so often. I wish I could be with them a while. Mabel dont want to go to sleep and is crying. Oh I feel like I will be so glad when the weather is better.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Sunday, March  5, 1922

Sunday, March 5, 1922

A good day. I got breakfast and washed the dishes & churned. Ben & Josie milked the cows Josie made ice cream. Henry helped her. Then she baked a cake. It was very nice. Ben went to Role Hubbards. Did not get home until late. Found them all well. This evening Grace Brumfield and Lottie Kellie & Ruth Booker they had four little children with them. Hugh Brumfield come and played with Henry. Josie milked tonight & fed everything.

Last edit almost 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 almost 6 years ago by Ladybug1492
Saturday, April  8, 1922

Saturday, April 8, 1922

A good day. Ben went to the Island to Pat Woodings for two pigs for Kate Harvey. He come home by eleven oclock. Jim & Henry shucked corn. They finished shucking & hauled it to the corn house. It was dark when they come with the last of it. Ben has gone to Strait Stone tonight. Josie and I got dinner. We had fresh fish for breakfast & dinner. Josie baked pies for dinner tomorrow. I killed a hen. We hope that Marvin's folks will come. I am a fraid it will be raining.

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart
Friday, April 21, 1922

Friday, April 21, 1922

A good morning. Cloudy and some rain this evening. Josie and Ben and some of the children are very much complaining. Think they have the flue. Ben has bin in bed nearly all day. Henry went to school. Come home and went to the store. He got some fish. Josie and I cleaned them ready for breakfast. Jim worked on his new ground all morning. Plowed this evening. I have done what cooking was done and not much besides. I know I dont do what I might but a bout all that I am able to do. I want to see Carrie and the children so bad.

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, May  1, 1922

Monday, May 1, 1922

A good day. Jim worked the Garden this morning Ben planted some mellons then went to the School House to Speakin [crossed out] Speaking. Ben eat Dinner at Johnsons to day was [Rauly?] Birth day he eat Dinner at Home he was 22 years olde today. Josie was Sick last night. She got up and got Breakfast. I have bin up all day but did as little as I could. heard today that Marvin is sick hope he may Soon be well I want to See them all so bad. The Boys [commenced?] to plant corn this evening. I hope the Weather will stay good a while.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Lydia B
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
Saturday, July 22, 1922

Saturday, July 22, 1922

A good day. Ben & Henry went to Marvin Smiths to hunt minks. Could not start any. They eat breakfast up there. This evening Ben looked for the turkeys that is missing but did not find them. Grace B come and brought us some apples. Lee come and got the cider mill. Henry went to spend the night with Hugh Brumfield. I have not worked much today. Would be glad I had done more. Will have to make up for my idleness to morrow if I am able. I heard today that Levi East is dead. I knowed him when he was a little boy.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Sunday, August 27, 1922

Sunday, August 27, 1922

A rainy day. We all staid at home until twelve. Then Ben & Jim went to Gretna. Ben went for medicine. They went to see Marvin & Carrie. Nellie was at Marvin's. They got home about night. Sarah & Billie Emerson went home late this evening. Hope they got there safe. I got dinner all but the bread. Sarah made and baked the bread. Mrs Car washed the dishes after breakfast & Sarah churned while I milked the cows gathered snaps and killed chickens.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Friday, September 15, 1922

Friday, September 15, 1922

A good day. I was at home this morning and got most of the breakfast. After breakfast Ben said he would carrie me to Gretna & to Carries and I could stay until Sunday. I got ready as fast as I could and we went. He carried the children as far as the school house. I went to Carries at ten oclock. Fond them weel. I eat dinner and worked some button holes in Carries baby's aprons. Had a good evening.

Thought a bout them at home a lot while I was a way.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Saturday, September 16, 1922

Saturday, September 16, 1922

A good day. I am at [marv..]. We eat breakfast and Corrie got dinner. Reese staid at Altavista all night at Dr Smiths. He had bin to Lynchburg and had his eyes examined. He come a bout 9 oclock. We got bait and went to Owens pond. We caught some fish. We come home and eat dinner then went Galveston and fished a while. Come to Gretna and stoped. Bought several things and went home. There was a cloud in the night thundered and rained a little.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Saturday, December 30, 1922

Saturday, December 30, 1922

A good day. I got breakfast. Fried birds and made chicken hash. Ella Hubbard and Lizzie Bennett was here. Lizzie went home before dinner. Lonnie come for her. Isla Blair come and brought Josie a box of good things to eat. It was very nice. Ella went home right after dinner. George Hutcherson come for her. Ben went to see Ken Adkins, he has been very sick but is better now. Henry went to Mr [Milans?] this morning and a boy came home with him that goes to school at Chatham come home with the [Milan?] boy and Floid R.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Sunday, December 31, 1922

Sunday, December 31, 1922

365 Sunday, Dec. 31, 1922 A colde cloudy day - no weather Ben & Jim went to Mr Bookers before breakfast Jim fed his stock and Ben milked his cows. Mr Booker & family was at Mrs Jacksons. The cubian[?] went away this morning. Ernest & Lottie Craddock and Johnson and Posie & Bruce & his wife and Alice Thomson come to see Josie this morning. This evening Lee & Grace Brumfield & Carles and Virginia Harvey come to see her. Well time is what I want. But I am glad that Xmas is over the excuse for idleness & extravagance and I hope to see another Xmas but may not/amen

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart

1923

Tuesday, March 13, 1923

Tuesday, March 13, 1923

A rainy morning. Ben went to Renan this morning. He went to see Kate Harvey a while. Got home at dinner time. Jim hung up the meat and smoked it today. Nellie got dinner. I got breakfast and churned and milked. I pieced on my quilt. Heard that Mildred is better. Do hope she may get well. I had a letter from Carrie today. [?hanles] Tomson sent here today for butter. Miss Reynolds was on the car with him. Mabel has been cross today. Ben brough a calf from Jim Farthings today.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Nathani
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