Julia Brumfield Diaries

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1923

Thursday, October 25, 1923

Thursday, October 25, 1923

A good day. The children went to school. Jo Edmons[?] brought Edna and Franklin home on his car. Kate Harvey is here tonight. I am glad that she come. The men folks has worked on their tobacco all day and til bed time tonight. Lelia Ward brought me a piece of beef today. We certainly did enjoy it. I made Mabel an apron today. She has bin as sweet as could [sic] most of the time today. She has a very bad colde. Henry brought a rooster from Kates last evening. I am glad of him.

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Friday, October 26, 1923

Friday, October 26, 1923

A beautiful day. The men worked on tobacco all day and are tying tonight. Henry has started to Straight Stone tonight on a car his first trip by him self. I hope that nothing may happen to him. Kate Harvey went from here this morning. I am so glad that she come to spend the night with us. I picked up all of the walnuts today. The men and the children Edna and Franklin put them in the buggy house up stairs. Henry come by the store tonight. He got a piece of meat and matches.

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Saturday, November  3, 1923

Saturday, November 3, 1923

Ednas birth day [written at the top of the page] A cloudy morning. Clear this evening. Jim stripped tobacco all day. John Ward tied. Kates Harveys sale was today. Ben went to the sale. Things sold low. Effie Brumfield carried her mother to Levelrun store and Hugh and I to Mr. Worshams pond. I did not catch a fish. Effie and Hugh caught five. We stoped at Level Run store. Effie and Hugh patched a tire. The children staid at the barn all the evening. Ben and Henry has gone a hunting tonight.

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Monday, November  5, 1923

Monday, November 5, 1923

A cloudy morning and some rain. I think it rained most all night. The men stripped tobacco. The children went to school. Joe Edmons brought them home. I was glad for them. I cut three pair of drawers for Mabel and made one. They are two large for her. I have bin thinking of Kate to day. It was so rough that Ben could not haul a load for her. I hate so bad for her to have to leave the neighborhood. I had a letter from Carrie today. Was glad to hear but sorry that the children are sick.

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Tuesday, November  6, 1923

Tuesday, November 6, 1923

A cloudy bad day. Ben went to Renan. He was one of the judges of the election. Jim stripped tobacc [sic] most of the day. Lee B. come for me and Jim went with us to Renan. Mr Kent brought us home. Mrs Kent voted. Mabel and I fixed to go if any one should come. I bought some cloth to make Mabel some dresses of. Kate was at the store. I was glad to see her. Ben has not come home yet. I am anxious to hear from the elections. The chimney burnt out tonight. It scared the children some. It is raining hard now.

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Thursday, November  8, 1923

Thursday, November 8, 1923

To day is Bens birth day

A disagreeable day. Colde and windy. Ben went to take a load of furniture to Java for Kate Harvey. He has not come home and we think he will stay all night over there. I hope he may. Jim stripped some tobacco. The children went to school. The three youngest are all most laid up with colds. Jim had a letter from Nellie today. She said that they were all bad off with colds. I have done a little sewing today. The children was late getting in from school. They had a ball game over at the school house this evening.

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Saturday, November 10, 1923

Saturday, November 10, 1923

A good day. The men stripped tobacco. Ben went to Renan and got some things that was bought at Kate's sale. Ben and Henry has gone to Mr. Mayhews to night. The children here and the Power children have had a good time playing to day. Mabel is got the tooth ache tonight. I cooked a possome today. Some of the folks eat it and some would not. I got a letter from Carrie today. She said that they were working on the road by there yet.

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Saturday, November 17, 1923

Saturday, November 17, 1923

Saturday. A colde clear day. The men stripped tobacco all day. Henry hauled some wood tonight. Henry and Joe Edmons went to John Emersons to a social. Ben has gone to Johnson Reynols. He had a letter from Kate Harvey. She is visiting Virginia Thomson at Welch W. Va. I was surprised to hear that she was there. Franklin said I must write that Henry caught a hawk in his steel trap this morning. The children are all bathed and want to go to Marvin's tomorrow. I am a fraid the day will be so colde that they cant go.

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Monday, November 26, 1923

Monday, November 26, 1923

A clear morning. Cloudy this evening and rain tonight. Ben went to Gretna this evening with tobacco. Got home a while be fore night. Jim and John stripped all day. The children went to school. Mrs. Booker went to Lynch Burg yesterday. Come home this evening. Ray Booker come with Franklin home and staid until his mother got home. I have bin up all day but have not felt good all day. Ben got me a pair of shoes today. I got a card from Hellen Brumfield today wishing me a good Thanks giving day.

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Wednesday, November 28, 1923

Wednesday, November 28, 1923

A good day. The men stripped tobacco all day. The children went to the school house. They [sic] school broke up at noon. Some of the teachers li[?]ve a good distance. They went home for Thanks giving day. I dressed a hen for our turkey. Carrie gave me a pumpkin. I have cooked it. Guess they will work here. They can be as thankful at work as they could and not work. Ben and Henry has gone to Mr. Mayhew's to play games. Mabel had a bad cough. I wanted to go to see Kate Hubband this evening but did not get off. Henry come by Renan and got some meat.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Nathani
Saturday, December  1, 1923

Saturday, December 1, 1923

A beautiful day. They men stripped tobacco except Henry. Ben has gone some where tonight. I hope his car did not give him trouble. We think the children has [deletion] chicken pox. It is not hurting them much yet. Ben got a letter from Kate Harvey today. She is at Welch yet. I would be so glad to see her. Alma sent the baby dresses by mail today. They fit he[r] nicely and are very pretty. She wore one of them to the barn for her father to see. Well it is eleven oclock . I think I will go to bed.

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Tuesday, December 11, 1923

Tuesday, December 11, 1923

A very warm day for December The [wen?] cut wood. for fine wood all day. The children went to school. I done all day what I could and noone could tell any thing had bin done.

Mollie & [Dessia?] come to see me I was very glad that they come it had bin a long time since [Dessia?] had bin to see us. She said she thought that Isla was feeling better than she had Mollie said that Bruces wife was in the Hospitle she had a tumor removed I hope she may get well soon

[Christaniy?] come for her mother on the car hope thay got home allright

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Thursday, December 20, 1923

Thursday, December 20, 1923

A rainy morning. The men folks did not do any thing of any account until evening. They picked up some corn and put it in sacks. The children went to school. There is a play over there tonight. Ben and the children has gone all but Mabel. She is a bed and a sleep. Edna eat supper at John Hutcherson's tonight. [E]Ula Mayhew and Gladis Owen was there two. I wrote to Kate Harvey. Wrote part of one to Carrie Smith. Nat passed so early that I did not get it in the mail. Jim sent a box of turnip greens to Ruben's today.

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Thursday, December 27, 1923

Thursday, December 27, 1923

A rainy day. Jim went from here this morning. He was going to see his people at Lynchburg. I have felt all day like something serious was the matter. I can't tell why. Jim went with the Edmons boys to Gretna. Ben's car is so out of fix that it won't go like he would like. Floid Reynols was here a few minute to day. He said that Julia Fergeson's baby was very sick. Reubin and his mother was going to Danville this evening to see the baby. I hope it is better by now. I got a nice box of candy from Clifton and Jane today. I have got more nice presents and cards this Xmas than I ever did be fore at Xmas. Ben is at work on a picture frame to night.

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