Julia Brumfield Diaries


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Thursday, August 15, 1918

Thursday, August 15, 1918

A good day had a little rain this evening. Ben and Paul helped Dews tie leaves this evening. Josie got dinner.

This evening Ben carried us to Marvins. We helped Carrie can grape juice and tomatoes. Mrs Wooding and Virginia Smith and Virginia Wooding come to Carries a few minutes this evening.

Paul Bennett has gone to Jim Reynolds to a party to night. Ben lone him his car. I hope that nothing wont happen to it.

Marvin brought us home this evening.

9 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, August 20, 1918

Tuesday, August 20, 1918

A beautiful day.

Ben and Paul suckered tobacco. Josie got dinner and canned some tomatoes. This evening she scrubbed the cook room floor.

I went to see Mollie Reynolds. She is not well but a bout.

I did not see Miss Kate or Mrs Jane they were taking their evening nap. Doris Brumfield and Christine Reynolds and Delma Owen come to Marvins a while this evening.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, November  9, 1918

Saturday, November 9, 1918

A good day. Ben and Owen and Marvin helped Mr Dews rais a shed for a pit. I put two panes of glass in the window at the pit. Henry and I shucked two shocks of corn. Josie ironed and got dinner. She baked potato biscuit to night. She baked corn batter bread. I did enjoy it.

Miss Willie Wooding come a while this evening. Richard and Jane Wooding are both sick.

Carrie has two children sick. Marvin loaded his waggon to day intends going to Gretna Monday. Earnest and Lottie Craddock come to Blairs to day.

Ren Worsham and Ben Brumfield has gone to Lynchburg to night. Dont know when to look for them back.

Josie is ironing yet.

7 30 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield


Wednesday, October 29, 1919

Wednesday, October 29, 1919

A cloudy day. Jim & Ben plowed all day. Owen went to Long Island. Carried his calf.

Bessie Callands (col) come here this morning to work. I hope she may stay and be some help to us.

Josie got the dinner.

I washed a little this evening.

I went to Johnson Reynolds. While I was gone Miss Smith and Miss Carter and Janey Gravely stopped to see Josie and the baby. I would liked to have seen them but they did not come to see me.

Tonight Ben & Willie Mayhew has gone hunting.

9:15 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield


Wednesday April 13, 1921

Wednesday April 13, 1921

A good day. Jim staid at home and worked. Ben went to Gretna for some eggs. Turkey eggs for Josie and hens eggs for Jim. Henry & Franklin and I went with him.

We come home. Josie had dinner a bout done. We eat and Ben carried Henry & Edna & Franklin and I to White Falls to fish. I did not catch any thing. Henry caught one fish.

Josie made Edna a dress this evening. Mrs Wooding went to see Carrie this evening. I know I had better stay at home and help do the work but am so trifling that I dont do what I should do.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Wednesday June 29, 1921

Wednesday June 29, 1921

A good morning. The Mr Mayhews thrashed the wheat here this morning. They were here for dinner. Then Ben & Jim got up some oats. Marvin & Woodall hauled some hay for them. It rain a little this evening.

Josie washed a big washing this morning. This evening Mrs Wooding & her baby come a while.

Josie & the children went to Marvins. There is a man there to night thinkin a bout buying Marvins home tomorrow. Marvin thinks so little of it that he is going to sell. Oh I am so sorry. No knows but me.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield


Saturday, May 20, 1922

Saturday, May 20, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim worked in the garden some this morning. This evening Jim went home. Ben carried him to [Gaetna?]. Henry & Frank went with him. He bought a nice fish at [Gaetna?]. We had all we could eat at supper & some left. I went to the plant bed this morning for lettice. This evening Johnson brought Mollie & Kate Hubbard and Jack Jr. Jane and [?] Jr. they are two fine little boys.

I was glad that they come. Tonight Josie walked one cow & Fanny [Tower?] milked one & I milked one.

Last edit over 6 years ago by trickqba
Sunday, May 28, 1922

Sunday, May 28, 1922

A very cool day for the last of May. We need rain so they people can finish planting tobacco. Ben & Norman [Booker?] walked a round some this morning then Ben carried [mms] Car to Mr. Towers. They come here for dinner then thay started to Charlottsvill. I hope they got there ok. Wish I knowed about them Reubin & Robbert & Christenia & Jane Reynolds come to see us a while this evening Asa Anderson come to thake Frannie Power home. I will miss Fannie. We found Jims turkey here tonight.

Last edit over 6 years ago by kleind
Thursday, August 17, 1922

Thursday, August 17, 1922

A good day. Jim & Henry suckered tobacco until twelve then worked on the barns. Ben rode around trying to get help. Did not get any one. Ben is at the Barn tonight. [Clifton?] & Jane and the boy & Thelma Brunmfield come to see Josie today. I was glad to see them. I was at the kitchen getting dinner. Jane peeled the potatoes & mashed them. Mrs Car & I peeled a few tomatoes & I caned them. I walked a lot today looking for a cow and did not find her. Jim found her and a little calf. Ben helped me get her in the stall.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart


Tuesday, September  4, 1923

Tuesday, September 4, 1923

A good day. Rain tonight. The folks cut tobacco here this evening. Nellie and Evelyn got dinner. I went to Johnson Reynols and spent the day. Clifton and family was there and Miss Georgie Via Jane Reynols aunt. She is a cripple but she is grand. So cheerful and industrious. She sewed nearly all the time I was there. Clifton come after me and Christenia brought me home. Clifton carried Henry home. At least he went to Tim Bennetts on his way home. I am glad to see Miss Via. I had hear about her. Well I wish all of the people well.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
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