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1919

Saturday, April 19, 1919

Saturday, April 19, 1919

A beautiful day. Ben & Josie & Jim went to Chatham. Ben & Josie got home a bout night. Jim staid up there.

Henry & Edna and I said[sic] at home until twelve. Eat our dinner & then went to Marvins. Marvin carried Reese & Henry and I to White Falls. We caught a fish a piece. They would not bite. Odie and Lottie Kellie and Elsie East was there.

Mrs Johnson come down there where I was a few minutes. There was plenty of frost this mornin.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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

1921

Tuesday May 31, 1921

Tuesday May 31, 1921

A beautiful day. Jim & Ben and Josie staid at home and worked. Josie got dinner and made some preserves. Greased the little turkeys. I got the breakfast and milked the cows and fed the fowls. Then Stuart Owen come for me and carried me to his home then Mr. Owen carried me to Owens mill. We fished but did not catch much. I did not catch any thing. We had a nice dinner. Lottie Kellie and Mrs Owen had enough to feed the crowd. I had a snack. We all put our dinner together. I want to see Carrie very bad.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Thursday August 18, 1921

Thursday August 18, 1921

A good day. The men worked in their tobacco all day. Josie made her a dress this morning, the silk that Mrs Car gave her. I churned and got dinner. This evening we all went to Marvins. They had company. I was glad to see them all. Kate Harvey, Mag & Doris Fran[?] & Charley Brumfield. Lottie Kellie & two children.

Mr Kellie brought them & come for them. He is good to take them around.

Rorer the commioner come while we were there. He took the list of Ben & I.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1920

Sunday, April 11, 1920

Sunday, April 11, 1920

A beautiful day. There was a big frost this morning. Ben and family went to Jim Powers. I went to George Blairs. Ernest & Lottie was there. The girls went to Sunday School. Otho & was there. Denia had a nice dinner. Jim eat at Carries this evening. Mr John Smith & his wife Owen and wife & [?]was at Marvins. Kate Harvey and Johnson Reynolds was there two. I come by. Ben & Josie was at home when I got home. Josie got supper.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday, December 18, 1920

Saturday, December 18, 1920

A clear cold day. Jim got some wood. Owen hoed [?] some corn. Ben & Jim [?] out some feed. Ben went to Chatham and I went with him. He carried some meat & beans for Nellie. We did not see Evylin. She and some girls had gone for hollie to decorate with. I had a good letter from Denia yesterday. She was at Earnest Craddocks. Lottie has a new boy baby. Today is Hazel Smiths birth day. I did not go in a store at Chatham. We stoped at Gretna a few minutes. Josie got dinner and supper. She had supper a bout ready when we got home. The roads is awful in some places from Gretna to Chatham. Henry went to Strait Stone and Mount Airy to day.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Frontpaper (i)

Frontpaper (i)

Lottie Craddock Grandmother Brumfield's Diary

..they were gone. Jim has not come back yet. I wish I could see all the children. Henry is sleeping down stairs to night.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Ladybug1492
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
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 almost 6 years ago by gutterpeach
Sunday, September  3, 1922

Sunday, September 3, 1922

A good day. Jim has staid at the barn all day. Ben has tried to start the [engine?]. Posie & [Clack?] come and helped him this evening but they could not get it to work Mrs Kellie & Lottie Kellie come here this evening. Mrs Booker come. Nellie & Carrie & Marvin & children come. I was glad to see them. A coloured girl & I got the dinner. Mrs Power & Lawson went home this evening.

Ben cut Edna's hair this evening. He certainly did hate to do it. Edna helped me milk to night.

Last edit almost 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 almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Thursday, October 19, 1922

Thursday, October 19, 1922

A clear cool day some frost this morning. Ben & Jim loaded the waggon with Bens & Henrys tobacco and Ben went to Gretna this evening. Josie has bin bad off all day. Mr Power phoned that Fannie would come here if Ben would come after her. Ben was gone so we though we would get Mr Booker to go for her. Mr Kellie was at Mr Booker and said he would go and he went made a quick trip. I am so glad she is here. Late this evening Mrs Hutcherson & Lottie Kellie & Ehel Worsham & Denia Blair come and staid a little while.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Sunday, October 22, 1922

Sunday, October 22, 1922

A good day. Jim & Ben staid at home all day. Mr Sam Hubbard & Mrs Mrs Rob & Mrs Carington & Miss Anna all Hubbards come to see Josie this evening. Carrie Smith & Marvin and all the children come a little while. I went to George Blairs and eat dinner. They had a lot of company all kinds folks except Mrs Hutcherson And Miss T....?Henry went to Sunday School and then to George Blairs. Lottie Craddock combed my hair today. I am glad to be remembered that much. Today is my birth day. I am 76 years olde.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Friday, December  1, 1922

Friday, December 1, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim worked at the barn most of the day. They helped Norman Booker cut feed a little while. Ruth & Lottie Booker & [?] come a while. Lizzie Bennett come this evening. Mr Bennett & Earl come by for her tonight. I was glad she come Mrs Hubbard sent Josie a nice box of good things to eat by mail. Nellie washed some for her self this morning. Fannie ironed some this evening. Josie has not suffered so bad today. Julia Emerson went from here this morning.

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, April  3, 1923

Tuesday, April 3, 1923

A good morning. Rain this evening. They plowed some today. Jim planted potatoes. Mollie Reynolds come to see us this evening. I was glad that she come. Johnson come for her. I was glad. Ben would of carried her but his car has no top. Franlkin is sick. Edna and Henry are getting on very well. I had a letter from Lottie Craddock. Was glad to here from her. Ben had a letter from Lelia Car. Mrs. Car is sick yet hope she may be well soon.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Nathani
Friday, June 29, 1923

Friday, June 29, 1923

A good day. Cloudy most of the day. No Rain. Ben finish mowing today and they hauled and put the hay in the house. This evening Ben carried me and three children to Gretna. I bought several things. I would of liked to go to see Carrie but did not have time. Mollie Reynols come while I was gone. I am sorry not to have seen her. Will go and see her soon if nothing happens. We met[?Alma] and Lizzie comeing this way. Don't know where they went. I phoned to hear from Lottie Craddock. She think she will have company Sunday.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Saturday, September 22, 1923

Saturday, September 22, 1923

A cloudy day and rain this evening. The men moved some tobacco and have fires under most all the barns. The tobacco is high in order. Nellie and I got dinner. The children and I pulled grass from among the turnips. This evening Evylin and I walked over to Blains. We had a pleasant evening. There was no one at home but Denia. She was as pleasant as could be. I got two pounds of butter. Sallie and Isla and Cordie was at Ernest's to see Lottie.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Nathani
Wednesday, October 10, 1923

Wednesday, October 10, 1923

A good day. Ben commenced to [planting] wheat this morning. Jim stripped tobacco. The children went to school. I got dinner. Nellie kept Elain and helped what she could. She got supper. I went to see Lottie Craddock. She has a nice baby. The have not named him yet. Mabel done fine while she was there. She did not like to walk. Mr John Tucker ask us to ride on his truck. I was glad of it. Ben carried us nearly there be fore he commenced worke after dinner. I rocked Mabel to sleep tonight. Today is John Brumfields birth day. The children has come up from the dining room.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Nathani
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