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1919

Friday, November 21, 1919

Friday, November 21, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco.

Josie baked a cake for to be solde at the school house. The cake brought a good sum. The boxes all solde well. There was a big crowd at the school house. I was the oldest person there. Mr. Owen & Luke went with Ben.

Miss Grace Wills got the cake for being the prettyes girl. Jim Brumfield stripped tobacco while we went to the school house.

11: oclock

Heard tonight that Lottie Kellie has a new boy. Came this morning.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1920

Saturday, April 17, 1920

Saturday, April 17, 1920

A good day. Jim & Owen plowed. Ben went to see some men. This evening Ben went to Gretna. I went two. Nellie & Evylin come with us home. I am glad to see them. We saw Grace and Kate as we come home. Charley Harvey is here tonight. Ben has gone to the school house to night. Heard to day that Ren Worsham & George Blair Mr Hutcherson & Mr Anderson went to Chatham to day.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Thursday, April 22, 1920

Thursday, April 22, 1920

A beautiful day. The men plowed all day today. Mabel is sick. I went off fishing. Did not catch anything much. I bought 7 pounds of fish. Gave Carrie a part of them. Grace carried me. I was glad to go but hated to leave the sick baby and Josie. I know I will not go much more any way. Mollie was here this evening and Carrie was here a few minutes today. I am always troubled a bout some thing. Now it is the little babe. I do hope she will soon get well.

9 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Wednesday, May 26, 1920

Wednesday, May 26, 1920

A cloudy day and a little rain. The boys finished planting Bens tobacco this morning. Ben went to Mount Airy this morning. Grace & Effie Brumfield come and eat dinner with us. They walked. Ben carried them home. He bought a hay stack from Ollie Kellie. He is to pay $40.00 for it. Josie baked a cake. We killed two chickens for dinner. Carrie & the children come a little while. Marvin got a new car to day and I am glad. Jim planted some white beans this evening.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday, June 18, 1920

Friday, June 18, 1920

A good day. Jim and Ben thined corn until twelve oclock. Jim went to Chatham this evening. Ben carried him to Gretna. I went with them. Lees folks was workin in their tobacco. Grace gave me some cabbage. I am glad of them. Josie washed. We come by Kates from Gretna. Mrs Owen was there and Christenia Reynolds. Charles and a work man was at work on the house.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Tuesday, October 12, 1920

Tuesday, October 12, 1920

12th A good day. Jim plowed all day. Ben went to Gretna with primeings[?] Franklin went with him. Roy Smith went to school to day for his first time. Josie has bin sick all day. I got dinner. I baked a potatoe. Pumpkins the first this fall. Grace Brumfield and went to Cedar Forest fishing. Did not have any luck.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Sunday, October 24, 1920

Sunday, October 24, 1920

24th A good day. Ben & Josie went to Charlottsvill to day. Josie went to the hospidle [?]. Mrs Car is here. Jim staid at home all day. He has the baby to night trying to get her to sleep. Lee & Grace, Ben East & Elsie and the children and Kate and Pearl and Carrie and family all come today. I am a fraid that the baby will cry most of the night. I do hope that Josie may come so she can stay.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Sunday, December  5, 1920

Sunday, December 5, 1920

A clear windy day. Rain last night. Jim has staid at home all day. He looked for Nellie & Evylin. They did not come. Ben went for Mrs Car this evening. I am glad that she come with him back. Josie thought of going with him but Carrie came and she did not go. Grace Brumfield & Kate Harvey come. We were glad to have them. Glades and Doris and Janie Brumfield & Christenia Reynols come a while. Marvin and family went to church and then Carrie & the little ones come to see us.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Tuesday, December 14, 1920

Tuesday, December 14, 1920

A good day. Ben & Jim worked on the spring. Helped it very much. I cooked all the morning. Boiled three sqirrels and back bone, hogs face and liver. Made scrapple, baked a tung [?] Josie and Ben started to Danville. I hope that they made the trip ok. They got to Gretna allright. I talked with Grace this evening. I am always glad when she answers the phone. The baby has done very well so far. Hope she will let me sleep some to night. Henry went to school. Jim helped load the waggon this evening for Owens.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

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 about 6 years ago by Ladybug1492
Thursday, March 30, 1922

Thursday, March 30, 1922

A bad day. Rained some & cool. Jim and Ben worked a round some when it was not raining. Josie staid at home and got dinner. She has a quilt in the frames. I did very common. I went to Lee Brumfields and spent the day. I had a pleasand day. Grace had a good dinner. John & Edwin Brumfield was there at work on the porch. Os(crossed out) Oscar Brumfield come for me and brought me home. I was glad to go but hated to leave. So much for Josie to do. Effie come with us home but did not get out of the car. She got some flowers.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Friday, March 31, 1922

Friday, March 31, 1922

Another rainy day. Jim & Ben worked some when it was not raining. Ben helped Norman Booker a bout his stable this morning.

Marvin Smith came down for feed. He eat dinner with us. We were all so glad to see him. John & Edwin Brumfield come a while this evening. Grace come with them. We were all so glad to see them. Josie finish quilting on her quilt. I bound it this evening. Hattie washed to day. They did not get dry. I want it to get clear so bad.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Friday, June  9, 1922

Friday, June 9, 1922

A good day. Jim & Ben sowed some peas this evening. Nellie picked some berries this morning. I canned & preserved them this evening. Nellie & Evelin went home went with John & [Jema?] as far as [G--?] Grace was with John Mrs. Albert [Everson?] & Miss Jamie Gravely come to see Josie today. Irvin Harvey come today and brought Josie some light rolls they were very nice. Hallie Gilbert made soap here this evening Edna & [Louise?] went to the [?] and Franklin

Last edit over 6 years ago by CameTheDawn419
Saturday, June 24, 1922

Saturday, June 24, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim & Booker finished getting up the hay. Oscar [Brumfield?] & Hugh and Grave and I went to White Falls. Grace and I fished. Oscar & Hugh went to Mount [A__?] and played ball. Sallie come with Grace to see Josie. Mrs. [Doss?] come to see Josie today. Mollie came this evening. I am glad that she come. When I got home Mrs. Trent had milked the cows and had supper ready. I have bin looking for Carrie. I do hope they are well and and will come soon. I made all them marks while was sleeping.

Last edit over 6 years ago by gutterpeach
Monday, June 26, 1922

Monday, June 26, 1922

A good day. The boys finished getting up hay and oats and commence plowing tobacco. Mrs. Trent and I got dinner. Josie had bin feeling better today. Grace Brumsfield & Lottie Kellie come to see Josie today. Grace brought some apples. Hattie Gilbert washed here today. I am glad to get her to wash. Henry got very mad today because we tied the dog. Mrs. [Eldens?] little baby was buried this morning. Nellie B came this evening. We are glad to have her. My cow is bad off in some way. I don't know what to do for her.

Last edit over 6 years ago by gutterpeach
Saturday, July 15, 1922

Saturday, July 15, 1922

A good day. The boys topped tobacco all morning. Jim went to Chatham this evening. Ben carried him to Gretna I went as far as Coleman Mayhews. Mathew Mayhew buried this evening. Mr Barber preached his funeral. There was a big crowd at the burial. I did not go to the grave. Carrie and Marvin and four of the children come and I come with them home. They eat supper with us. Mrs Trent went home this evening. I was very sorry to see her go. Grace sent me some apples by Ben. I was glad of them.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
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 about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, August 14, 1922

Monday, August 14, 1922

A cloudy day most of the day. A good rain tonight. The men folks helped Norman Booker cut tobacco. All of them got wet. Had two loads of tobacco to hoist tonight so had supper late. Edna & Franklin brought in some wood & brought water and put up the milk while I milked the cows. Grace & Effie Brumfield come to see Josie this evening. They brought some apples. I am glad. Claud & Nellie Hendricks come. I was glad that they did. I ironed a little this evening. The boys have some fine mellons.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Thursday, September  7, 1922

Thursday, September 7, 1922

A good day. Ben moved some tobacco this morning. This evening Ben carried three of the children and I to White Falls. I caught 28 fish. Henry drove the team to the mill except the hill leading to the mill at the cork mill. We had a good time. The children done fine for them. Grace & May Brumfield and two children come while I was gone. I would of bin glad to see them. I am glad that they come to see Josie anyway. Daisy the col[oured] girl and I went to washing this morning. Queen Callans come to wash. I let her & Daisy wash a [beg?].

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Saturday, October 14, 1922

Saturday, October 14, 1922

A good day. Cloudy all the evening & rain tonight. Jim & Ben stripped tobacco until twelve then Jim carried a few apples to Hutchersons and ground them. Ben & I went to Gretna to meet Mrs Car. She did not come. WE are all sorry. Fanny bathed Franklin & Mabel. This evening Kate Harvey & Grace Brumfield Lottie Kelly and Sally Blair come to see Josie. I am glad that they come. I would of bin glad to seen them all but there was some thing that I wanted. Nellie put up some pickle this morning.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Sunday, November 26, 1922

Sunday, November 26, 1922

A clear colde day. We all eat dinner at home today. Henry went to Sunday School this morning. Nellie baked a cake this morning. I fried beef steak. Fannie stewed oisters and I thought we had a nice dinnner.

Lee & Grace Brumfield come to Mr Norman Bookers this evening. Grace & Ruth come to see Josie this evening. Grace brought Josie some beautiful flowers. Josie has felt mighty bad all day today.

Last edit about 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 about 6 years ago by mkstewart

1923

Monday, January  8, 1923

Monday, January 8, 1923

A good day. The men stripped tobacco. Grace staied all night. She walked part of the way home. Kate Harvey come and staid with us most of the day. Demia? Blair come a while. Nellie come home today. We were all glad that they all come.

Jose has been bad off all day.

John Ward wife come here this morning (colored people). She carried some clothes home to iron. Etta Gilbert come. She washed dishes and swept the floor for me. I sent some butter to Elise East today. Hope she may sell it for me.

Last edit almost 8 years ago by Nathani
Tuesday, April 10, 1923

Tuesday, April 10, 1923

A good day. There was a big frost this morning. The men folks plowed and cleaned up all day. Nellie and I has held Mabel in our laps most all day. She has bin as cross as could all day. Edna has bin at home today. Henry went to school. Franklin went to dinner and supper. Hope it wont hurt him. I talked with Grace Brumfield. She said that the most of the sick was feeling a better. I will be so glad when the measles is over. Ben is singing Daniel Tucker to Mabel. She wont go to sleep.

Last edit about 7 years ago by Nathani
Sunday, April 29, 1923

Sunday, April 29, 1923

Sunday. A rainy morning. Ben worked on Henrys clown suit some. Henry and Edna went to Strait Stone to Sunday school but they did not have any school it rained so much. The children did not get wet much. This evening Johnson Reynols come and Lee and Grace Brumfield. I was glad to see them. I got dinner and supper. I cooked a chicken and baked pies. I bathed little Mabel and dressed her. Henry went to Johnsons to see Floid. He thinks they found a hawk nest. Preacher [Dabney?] was buried to day.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Nathani
Sunday, July 22, 1923

Sunday, July 22, 1923

A good day. Jim staid at home all day. Ben went to Green Pond to a meeting. Irvin Harvy carried him. Alma and I and all the children s[t]aid here all day. Dews Lanier and his wife and baby come to see us today. His wife was Fanny Emmerson. Lee and Grace and Hilder Brumfield come this evening. I was glad to see them. I put on one of my new dresses this evening. Julia Fergerson was at home to day. She was going to Danvill today. I wish I could of seen Julia before she went. I hope she may be satisfied with her home.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Sunday, December 30, 1923

Sunday, December 30, 1923

Cloudy all day. No rain yet. All the children and I went to Mag Brumfield's and spent the day. Mag had a nice dinner. Had the first turkey that I seen this Xmas. Ben staid at home all day. Mrs. Kellie was at Mag's. 11:30 o'clock Sunday night. Lee and Grace and Elsie East and two children and Hugh Brumfield come and have just gone. I was glad that they come. I enjoyed their company ever so much. Hildah staid with Edna tonight. Henry and Christenia Reynols and Doris Brumfield and Jamie and Delma Owen went to Ren Worsham's. None of them were at home.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Nathani
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