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1918

Property Of

Property Of

THIS YEAR BOOK IS THE PROPERTY OF

Mrs. Julia Brumfield

Long Island Va.

Virginia.

Last edit over 2 years ago by Trisha
Saturday, August 10, 1918

Saturday, August 10, 1918

A clear morning. Some rain this evening and I am glad. Ben and Paul and Henry suckered tobacco. Mr Baily come. He eat dinner here. Ben and Baily went to Finches this evening. Marvin and I and Reese went to Long Island to meet Thelma and Julia Brumfield.

Josie baked a cake this morning and got dinner.

To night Ben has gone to Strait Stone to the odd Fellows Lodge.

10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, August 11, 1918

Sunday, August 11, 1918

A good day. Clouds a round this evening but no rain here.

We all staid at home to day until about night. Ben went to Carries Thelma and Julia [went] to Reynolds. Mr Mayhew and Mr Dews come. Ben and them played croquet.

Carrie and the children come a few minutes. Marvin brought them on the car.

Mr Owens brother come to see him this evening. I got the first corn from the corn field to day.

9 30 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, August 14, 1918

Wednesday, August 14, 1918

A good day and very hot. The men folks pulled leaves and tied them. This evening Josie and I helped. Thelma helped some two. Thelma went to George Blairs this evening. Julia is here. Carrie come to the barn with the babies. I made some jellie this morning. Josie canned some grape juice this morning. Julia and Edna is on a pallet in my room.

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, August 17, 1918

Saturday, August 17, 1918

A good day. Ben plowed up the potatoes and Josie picked them up. Ben sowed turnip seed to day. Paul tied some primings. Josie got most of the dinner. I churned went after some tomatoes. After dinner I put up three cans and killed two chickens and cut the cucumbers and put them in brine.

Paul and Thelma went to Dick Woodings to a stew to night. I hope they may have a nice time.

Julia and Henry and Edna are in my room and talk so much that I am in the hall writing.

Chesley Edmons cut a house of tobacco today.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, August 18, 1918

Sunday, August 18, 1918

A rainy day.

Ben and family went to Jim Powers carried Thelma and Julie to the Island. They started home today. I wish they could have staid another week.

I staid at home most of the day went to Marvins a little while.

Ben broke his car to day. I am very sorry.

Paul Bennett went with Marvin to Sunday School to day.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, September  1, 1918

Sunday, September 1, 1918

A beautiful day. The men folks staid at the barns most of the day.

Paul carried his mother home this morning. Josie staid at home and got dinner then went to Reynolds. Marvin carried Josie and Edna and Franklin Carrie and four of their children. I spent the day there. Posie and Nannie and baby was there. Julia and baby. We had a pleasant day. They had plenty of water mellons. Ben will have to stay at the barns to night.

8 35 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, November 18, 1918

Wednesday, November 18, 1918

Mostly cloudy today Had a thunder storm late. Ben and Owen shucked corn nearly all day. Josie and I stripped tobacco the Owen children helped.

Janie Gravley and Effie Brumfield are here to night I am glad to have them.

Had a letter from Thelma B to day. I am so anxious to hear from Jim Brumfield.

There is so much sickness I am a fraid he is sick.

Henry and Edna went to school to day. I am a shamed to make so many mistakes.

10 oclock

[This page is pasted over the original entry for November 16, which Julia had accidentally written on the page for November 18.]

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, December  3, 1918

Tuesday, December 3, 1918

A colde windy day. Ben carried a load of wood to the school house this morning and then helped shuck corn at Kates. They got done by twelve.

This evening Ben and Josie and Marvin went to Altavista.

Josie washed this morning. I kept Franklin all day. I got a letter from Effie Brumfield today and got Fanny and Julia Emersons picture.

Tonight Doris Brumfield and Christine Reynolds is here. They come with the children from school. Miss Janie Gravley did not teach to day.

I am not well tonight. Hope I may feel better by morning.

8 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Property Of

Property Of

THIS YEAR BOOK IS THE PROPERTY OF

NAME

Mrs. Julia A Brumfield

ADDRESS

Long Island

CITY AND STATE

Pittsylvania Co State of Virginia

Last edit about 2 years ago by Sara Brumfield
Sunday, April 27, 1919

Sunday, April 27, 1919

A clear cool day. Frost this morning. Ben come home from Strait Stone a bout twelve oclock last night. Jim Emerson come with him and staid all night and until some time this evening.

Ben brough ice cream with him more than Josie and I could eat. Jim Brumfield and Ben staid at home all day. Josie and the children and I went to Marvins.

Josie got most of the dinner. We had a chicken for dinner. The olde hog eat one of my hens this morning. I am very sorry.

Heard to day that Julia Fergersons baby has bin very sick. I do hope she will soon be well.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, May  1, 1919

Thursday, May 1, 1919

A cloudy day and a hard rain this evening. We went to Norfork shopping did not get wet. John and Henry come again to night. John brought some candy. Mrs. Barker kept Julias baby. This is wrote Friday morning.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, August 13, 1919

Wednesday, August 13, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim suckered some tobacco. Ben went to Strait Stone and got some roofin. John & Edwin finished covering the barn and helpe work in the tobacco a while.

Ben carried Edwin & Christenia and Henry & Edna and I to White Falls. The river was two full & mudy. So we soon come home. I come by Johnsons. Mollie was makin grape jellie. Julia was washin some meal that she had bought. Kate Hubbard was taken sick today. I hope she will soon be well a gain. I come by Carries. She was pickin grapes.

10:10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, November  2, 1919

Sunday, November 2, 1919

A good day. I got breakfast and milked the cows then Ben carried Cordie and I to Long Island. We come on the Virginian R-R to Alberta. The[re] we had to wait for a train until dark then we came to Richmond. Willie & Julia met us at the depot. We come on a street car to Willies house. Effie had a good supper. I am so glad that we got here ok.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, November  9, 1919

Sunday, November 9, 1919

A good day. We are at Wills yet. Guess they wonde what happened that we did not come home.

Wills children had company this evening. Miss Wood & Miss Thomas, Mr Haynes, Will and Julia Brumfield and Emily & I went walkin this evening. It was so dark that I could not see much. Cordie & Thelma went to see Alma Bennett tonight. Willie Brumfield & Jack Harvey left tonight, one for Bluefield & one for Ashland, N C to a doctors meeting. Effie is washing dishes now.

8:30 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Sunday April 17, 1921

Sunday April 17, 1921

A cloudy day and rain this evening. We all staid at home until noon. John and I walked to Johnson Reynolds. He brough us home on his car.

Mollie & Julia and Christenia and Mildred come with us home but did not get out of the car. Ben and family went to Marvins.

The weather has turned colde and the wind is blowing to night.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday June 18, 1921

Saturday June 18, 1921

A good day. I went to Chatham from Lizzies.

Marvin and family come up there. Marvin & Jim Brumfield went to Chatham. Jim staid. I come home with them. Marvin & Carrie, Will and Julia Brumfield & Emily was here when I got home. I dont feel like here is home any more. I may be mean to feel that way but I cant help it. I feel that others think they are so smart that I am a mere nobody.

I was so glad that they come for me so as to trouble no one else. Saturday night June the 18th 1921

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday June 27, 1921

Monday June 27, 1921

A good day. Ben carried John to Gretna. Julia & Edna and Franklin and Mabel went with them. Ben did not stay long. Then he plowed in his tobacco. Jim plowed some and then mowed hay. Them and Marvin have gone to the school house to hear speakin to night.

Josie planted some pepper this morning then got dinner. This evening she gathered some black berries and went to Marvins.

I got breakfast and milked the cows & fed the chickens and churned. Cut some quilt peices and went to Marvins. Come home. Fed & milked. Brought two buckets of water.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday June 30, 1921

Thursday June 30, 1921

A good day. Very warm. Jim & Ben finished getting up oats and hauled up some hay.

Marvin solde his land today. Norman Booker bought it as Marvin would sell. I had Norman had it as any one that I can think of. Oh how I shall miss them if I live that long.

Carrie and the children come here a while this evening. Mabel has cried a lot today. I am certain that she is not well. Julia & Edna and Franklin and Virginia Wooding all went to Marvins to hear them sell. Had a car[?]

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday July  2, 1921

Saturday July 2, 1921

A hot dry day. Jim went to Chatham. Ben went to the saw mill and got lumber to cover the shelters at the barn. This evening he covered one and would of covered the other one but I ask him to fix the trough at the kitchen door. He did not want to do that but did it just the same. Josie got dinner. This evening she made her a waist. Hugh Brumfield come here this evening.

Julia & Henry, Edna, Franklin are all up stairs makeing so much fuss that I shall not go to bed until they stop.

9:15 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday July  8, 1921

Friday July 8, 1921

A good morning. There was colouds a round this evening. Very little rain here. We need rain very bad.

Ben & Jim worked in Jims tobacco today. John & Edwin Brumfield come today. John wanted to see Mr Layne a bout some land at Gretna.

Josie got dinner by her self. She had a good dinner. I washed some this morning and sewed on my quilt this evening.

Ben & Josie and Edna & Henry and Julia have all gone to Strait Stone tonight.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday July  9, 1921

Saturday July 9, 1921

A good day. A little rain tonight. It is needed so bad. Jim & Ben & Henry worked on the tobacco most of the day. Ben went to the mill at Cedar Forest. The water was so low that they could no grind. Franklin and I went with him. I fished a fished caught two fish.

Josie ironed some. Julia got a dress by mail. I am glad that she got it.

No one from here did not go to the show to night. It is raining now.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Sunday July 10, 1921

Sunday July 10, 1921

A good day. No rain last night to do any good.

We all staid at home until twelve then eat dinner. Ben & family and Julia Brumfield went to Jim Powers. Found them all well. Mrs Car & Miss Bessie Hobson there.

Jim & I went to Marvins. Jim & Marvin walked a bout all the evening. They are so dissaisfied with their crop and cant help themselves. Aubra & Emmet Brumfield was at Marvins this evening. Josie says that Fanny Power & Asa Anderson has come.

nine oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday July 11, 1921

Monday July 11, 1921

A good day. No rain yet to do any good. The boys worked in the tobacco some this morning. Ben finished covering the barn shetter this evening. Jim & Ben & Henry got up the potatoes this evening. Josie got dinner and made Julia a dress.

I got up soon this morning and made a fire & brough a bucket of water. Washed last nights dishes then got the breakfast before any one else come. I then milked the cow. Made a fire at the wash house and washed until twelve.

Eat dinner and churned then went to Marvins. Reese carried his mother & all the children. The river was so mudy that we did not catch anything any acount.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Wednesday July 13, 1921

Wednesday July 13, 1921

A good day. No rain yet here. Jim and Ben worked on the tobacco this morning. This evening Ben white washed the room that I sleep in. Josie made her a dress this morning. Julia & Edna picked a few berries. Julia stuck a barb wire in her leg. I hope it wont get sore much. A wasp stung Franklin. I hope it wont hurt him long.

Miss Fannie Power went with Mr Asa Anderson to Piny Grove to preaching. They are carrieng on. Protracted meeting there this week.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday July 17, 1921

Sunday July 17, 1921

A good day. John went away this morning. Hope he got home ok.

We all staid at home for dinner. George Blair come a little while. He carried Fanny for spin and come back and then went to Mr Farmers for Isla. Ben went with us to Marvins then come home and carried Josie & Fannie & Julia and Edna to Piney Grove to preaching. I have just put Mabel in her bed. Henry and Franklin has gone up stairs to bed. I am tiered. It is hard to have to wait on folks that care nothing but a good time at some one else expence.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday July 19, 1921

Tuesday July 19, 1921

A good day. We need rain very bad. Jim plowed some this morning. Ben went to Richard Woodings and helped top his tobacco & thin corn. Richard is in a hospittle. There was some 7 or 8 men to help.

Josie washed a big washing this morning. This evening Ben & Josie & Fannie & Julia, Edna & Franklin & Mabel all went to the store. Tonight Ben & Josie and Fannie and Julia has all gone to Piny Grove to preaching.

I went to Marvins a few minutes. I lost my glasses this evening. We had I put them in a book and Henry carried them up stairs. Mr John Smith and part of his family come to Marvins this evening.

Capt Tate is dead.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday July 21, 1921

Thursday July 21, 1921

A good day. We need rain very bad. Jim & Ben worked in the tobacco all the morning. Worked on a fence this evening. Mr Mayhew come up here today at noon and talked with the boys a while.

Josie made two dresses to day. One for herself and one for Julia Brumfield. Julia has gone to see Christenia Reynols tonight. Will stay a day or two. We will mis her very much.

I went to Marvins a little while this evenig. Carries boys washed a washing of clothes to day.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday July 23, 1921

Saturday July 23, 1921

A good day. No rain yet. We need it so bad. Ben has bin a bout the home most of the day. Ben & Josie went to the tomato patch. They got a few tomatoes. Julia come from Reynols this morning. Doris Brumfield & Christenia Reynols come with her. They spent most of the day here. Marvin sent us a peice of ice this morning. Josie made some cream. It was fine. Henry has gone to Lee Brumfields tonight. Ben has gone to Strait Stone to night to a meeting of the lodge. The first time in a long time.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday July 24, 1921

Sunday July 24, 1921

A good day. Ben and Josie, Julia, Edna & Franklin and Mabel went to Rob Hubbards to spend the day. This evening Ben & Josie & Rob & Ella went to the Bruce place in Charlott Co. They went to look at the beautiful grounds.

I staid at home & fed the chickens and washed dishes and churned. I eat dinner by myself to day. Then I went to Marvins this evening. They did not have any company.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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