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1921

Friday April 29, 1921

Friday April 29, 1921

A cloudy day. The men folks could not do much of any thing. This evening Ben carried Henry & Reese and I to Cedar Forest to fish. There was people there seining. We fished a little in the pond. A cloud began to gather and I was a fraid to stay so we come home and then it did not rain much.

The school closed at Strait Stone this evening. There was a big crowd there. We did not stop there. Mrs Anderson and Mrs Blair went to see Mrs Edmons this evening.

Josie ironed all the morning. Ben went to Hubbards store and got a nice lot of fish. Josie fried some for supper. I did not eat any to night.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Saturday April 30, 1921

Saturday April 30, 1921

A cool windy day. Ben sawed stove wood this evening. He broke his saw and borrowed Mr Bob Starkeys to saw his wood. Mr Woodall and Reese Smith helped him. They had preaching at Strait Stone this evening. Marvin went for the preacher.

Josie baked rools for supper. I have staid at home all day today. I am a fraid that the frost will kill all tender things tonight.

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday May  6, 1921

Friday May 6, 1921

A cloudy day and some rain. The men finished puting in the lights and went home this evening.

Ben went to Gretna for Mrs Car. Josie and Henry went with him. Jim went two. He went on to Chatham.

Mrs Car and Mr Hobson come with them home. I am glad that they come. Josie wanted her uncle to come so bad.

Reese & Paul & Roy and Christenia Reynols come a few minutes this evening.

Marvin & Woodall went to Altavista today. Julia F and Mildred was at Carries today.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday May 10, 1921

Tuesday May 10, 1921

A beautiful day. Jim and Ben tobacco land all day. Josie and I washed this morning. Josie got dinner this evening.

Mrs Car and I and Edna and Reese Smith went to White Falls. Mrs Car and I fished a little. By the kindness of Marvin and Carrie I got to go. They are very good to me. Mrs Car and I stoped at Mount Airy and Renan. I paid up for the phone this evening.

Edna has come to go to bed.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Sunday May 15, 1921

Sunday May 15, 1921

A cloudy day and some rain. Ben & family went to Jim Powers. Mrs Car went with them. I staid here and looked after the things here.

Marvin & Reese met Jim at Gretna. He got home by night. I met Lee this evening. He was lookin well. Mollie & Clifton and Jane Reynols & the boy come and staid a while. I was glad to see them. I wish Clifton well in his new home.

I miss seeing Carrie today. She went to see Kate Harvey this evening.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday May 18, 1921

Wednesday May 18, 1921

A good day. Ben & Jim worked on their tobacco land all day. Josie scrubed floors and got dinner. Kate Harvey & Carrie Smith come to see us this evening. I was not at home. Reese Smith carried Grace Brumfield and I to Mr Worshams pond. We fished. Caught a few. Had a pleasant day. Come by Renan. Clack Hubbards baby was sick. Dr Owen was gone to Chatham.

Ben did not like for Henry to go with me. Said he wanted him to work. I am sorry to ever do any thing that makes him mad. An old hen killed one of Josies turkeys. I am very sorry that it happen.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Saturday May 21, 1921

Saturday May 21, 1921

A good day. The boys planted corn all day. Josie washed windows and scrubed floors. I done nothing as usual. Josie baked a cake this evening.

Reese Smith carried me to White Falls. I fished. I caught 19 fish. Paul Smith went with us tonight. Floid Reynols & Aubra Brumfield come here and ask Henry to go camping. I dont like no such. Hope nothing nothing wont happen to them.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Saturday May 28, 1921

Saturday May 28, 1921

A good day. Clouds about this evening but no rain to wet any thing. Ben replanted tobacco. He went to Renan and got some beef for tomorrows dinner. Josie killed and dressed three chickens, baked two cakes, got dinner, and bathed the children.

I went to Worshams pond to fish. Marvin carried me and Henry & Reese. He went to Altavista and had work done on his teeth worked on. I stoped at Mr Jim Bookers and sit on the porch with Mrs Booker until Marvin come for us.

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Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Friday June  3, 1921

Friday June 3, 1921

A good day. The men folks worked tobacco all day. Ben went to Hubbard's store tonight. He carried three of the children with him. Josie ironed most of the day. This evening I went to Marvins. Thought I might get to go to the store but Reese was so busy that he could not go. Carry was sewing on a dress for her self. Ben got done his little[?] crop of tobacco. Hope they can get Jims done tomorrow. We have a good garden for this time of the year.

Henry is reading and it will soon be 10 oclock.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday June 21, 1921

Tuesday June 21, 1921

A good day. We need rain bad. Ben finished cutting Kate Harveys wheat. He got done by twelve oclock. He come home for dinner. Jim plowed some to day.

Ben shelled two bushels of corn and went to the mill at Cedar Forest. Henry and Franklin and I went with him. Josie washed a big washing. She washed this evening.

Marvin and Carrie and Reese went to Altavista and went over to Bedford to visit the Reese homested.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday June 24, 1921

Friday June 24, 1921

A good day. Ben & Jim got the wheat up & stacked it. It was a mighty hot job. Henry thined some corn. Josie ironed some this evening. Carrie and the children except Paul and went to White Falls. Marvin sent some corn. We fished. Reese & Roy went batheing. Hazel & Eva waded in the water some. We caught several small fish. I did enjoy the trip. Gladis & Hildah Bru come a while this evening.

Stewart Owen has fever. I do hope he may get well soon.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
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
Saturday July 16, 1921

Saturday July 16, 1921

A good day. Ben & Josie worked on the cook room walls all the evening.

Josie and Fannie Power ironed all the morning. This evening Marvin let Reese take Henry & Hugh Brumfield and I to Cedar Forest. We fished. Did not catch anything much. We had some trouble when we got to Strait Stone. We found that we had left Hughs shoes so we went back and got them. I was glad to get them. Mr Charles Anderson helped Reese with the car. I did thank him so much. John B is here tonight. I am always glad for him to come. Fannie P and George Blair went to Gretna this evening to see a ball game. I have finished the quilt that I peiced for Alma Bennett.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Monday July 18, 1921

Monday July 18, 1921

A good day. Ben & Henry and Franklin went with Marvin to Chatham. They staid all day. Jim come with them home. Josie staid at home & done the work. Charley Harvey spent the evening with Fannie Power at Aunt Josies. He carried her to church to night. I got the breakfast and milked the cows then went fishing. Reese Smith carried me. Hugh Brumfield went two. We did not catch any thing but I will go a gain the first time I can get to go.

Heard tonight that Capt Tate is very sick.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Friday July 22, 1921

Friday July 22, 1921

A good day. Ben & Henry worked on tobacco until twelve oclock. This evening Ben went to the mill with some wheat. Come by Edwards and got a load of lumber.

Reese drove Bens car & carried Josie and all the children and I to White Falls. We did not catch but a few fish.

Marvin & Jim went to look at some land near Gladys, Virginia. Carrie went to see Julia Fergerson & baby. I want to see them two.

I set a hen today.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Tuesday July 26, 1921

Tuesday July 26, 1921

A good day. No rain here today. Jim & Ben worked in the tobacco this morning and on Marvins waggon body this evening. Josie washed today. The machine engine would not work. She washed by hand. This evening Virginia Harvey and her mother come this evening. Virginia staid all night. Ben & Josie and Virginia & Julia have all gone to Strait Stone to meeting. Hope that they may have a pleasant time and no one get hurt.

Carrie and her little ones come a while this evening. Marvin sent for them. Reese brought the car. Thomas Tomson brough Virginia home to night.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday July 27, 1921

Wednesday July 27, 1921

A good day. No rain in sight. Ben & Jim worked on the tobacco this morning. This evening they went to the saw mill. Staid all the evening. They got their lumber.

Virginia went home this morning. Julia Brumfield went with her. Edna has gone to Mag Brumfields tonight. I miss her very much. Josie ironed some this morning & sewed this evening. I went to Marvins this evening. Reese and Henry spent most of their time playing in the branch. Marvin went with Ben & Jim to the saw mill. The land is so dry that suckers dont grow so the men are idle.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday July 29, 1921

Friday July 29, 1921

A good morning. Ben & Jim worked on the tobacco this morning then floored the cook room. Marvin went to preaching. Reese carried him then come home and carried his mother and all the children and I to Mr Johnsons mill. The children Edna and Hazel & Eva waded a bout in the river. I fished a little. Caught four.

A man come here and bought 23 chickens and two doz eggs.

Julia and Josie are here tonight. Bus [?] Miller was sick this evening. He is the hand that worked at Marvins.

The wind broke the shade trees.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Tuesday August  2, 1921

Tuesday August 2, 1921

A good day. Ben was at Renan all day. He was a judge at an election. Jim & Henry sucker tobacco all day.

Reese Smith carried his mother & Josie and I to Renan to vote. Kate Harvey went to preaching this evening. Josie got the dinner. I churned to day.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday August  3, 1921

Wednesday August 3, 1921

A good day. Sprinkled rain a few times. Not enough to do any good. Jim & Ben and Henry worked in the tobacco all day.

Josie washed a big washing. I helped some. We had corn & caned beef for dinner. This evening Isla & Cordie come to see Mrs Car. I was glad to see them if they did not come to see me. Trinkle was elected yester day. We are all sorry.

I have not seen any of Marvins folks today. Reese would of carried me to White Falls but I was a fraid there would be a cloud. I am sorry that I did not go.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday August  5, 1921

Friday August 5, 1921

A good day. Some cloud about but no rain. Jim & Ben and Henry finished going over the tobacco by dinner. Today they hauled rocks & sand to work on the hearth in the dining room. Josie ironed today. I done something all the morning. This evening Reese carried Edna and I to Whitefalls to fish. I caught several. Edna and Reese staid at the car most of the time.

Josie put up six quarts of tomatoes. Mrs Car peeled the tomatoes. That was a big help.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Wednesday August 10, 1921

Wednesday August 10, 1921

A good day. Jim and Ben worked on a spring box at the Owen spring half of the day. Ben went to Mrs Cars place to help put on a roof. Come home & him and three of the children has gone to the school house to a picture show. Josie ironed all the evening.

Reese Smith carried me & Paul and Roy to White Falls. I caught several fish there. Was a crowd of people at Whitefalls on a picknic. I would guess there was as many as 40 people.

There is a negro assosiation going on at Glendland. We met a lot going home. We come by Kates. Grace B was there.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday August 15, 1921

Monday August 15, 1921

A good day. Ben & Jim and Henry worked in the tobacco all day. Ben sprayed some of his. Josie cand a few tomatoes this morning & got dinner. I got breakfast and milked the cows. Carried the milk to the spring and brought the milk that was ready to churned. Fixed the churn and churned. Carried some of the milk to the spring then dug bait. That is a big job now. Reese carried me and Paul & Roy to White falls. I caught a few fish. Come by Renan. Reese bough two sacks of salt[?]. Otie Kellie and Howard Strange was at the store.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday August 16, 1921

Tuesday August 16, 1921

A good morning. A little rain this evening. Ben & Jim worked in the tobacco all day. Josie washed. Henry helped some. Marvin & Reese and two colored men went to Marvins place to cut some wood. It rained and they come back early. Carrie and the little children come here & stayed with us. Reese come for them with the car. I was glad that he come.

Well I have staid at home all day for one time.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday August 20, 1921

Saturday August 20, 1921

A good day. Jim & Ben worked on their tobacco most of the day. They helped Marvin clear out his well this evening.

Jose ironed this morning. Marvin let Reese carrie me to White Falls. Paul & Roy went. They bathed in the river and had a good time. I caught 20 little fish. When I got home Lizzie was there. She had Ola's little boy with her. I am glad she come. I have slept most of the time to night but I could not help it. I had bin on my feet all day nearly.

Reese brought me home. Carrie & the children come with me. I thank them.

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday August 25, 1921

Thursday August 25, 1921

A clear dry day. Jim finished cutting a cureing of tobacco this morning and hauled some wood.

Josie the most of the day. This evening she gathered some snaps and strung them.

I went to White Falls. Reese carried me & Paul & Roy. I think they had a good time batheing. Kate Harvey come & Mollie & Johnson come a while. I caught several fish. I peiced one block for my quilt.

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday August 26, 1921

Friday August 26, 1921

A clear day. Jim has worked on his tobacco all day trying to get it to yellow.

Ben went to Jim Powers this morning and brought Fletcher Car and family up here. He has 6 children. We have not bin lonesome today. This evening Nellie and Evylin come. I was glad that they come.

Carley[?] Harvey & Virginia Moses was married this morning at Gretna. Reese Smith carried Kate & Virginia Harvey to Gretna. Marvin and some others met at Richard Woodings and cut some tobacco for him. Ben & Henry helped some.

I am going to sleep in the hall to night.

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday September  1, 1921

Thursday September 1, 1921

A clear hot day. Ben & Jim and Henry, Edna, Franklin, Reese, Paul, Roy all went to Altavista to a show. I think they all enjoyed it very much. Today is Paul Smiths birth day. He is nine years olde. Josie sewed some this evening.

I went to Marvins a while. Carrie was makeing Roy some blouses. I am going to make the button holes.

I put my glasses in the range this morning and ruined them. I have mised them so much today.

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday September  2, 1921

Friday September 2, 1921

A clear hot day. Jim & Ben worked on the tobacco. Ben will work on his all night. Henry and Reese is hunting tonight. The proffessor for Renan School was here toay. I did not see him. Josie ironed most of the day. I got dinner.

This evening Reese carried me to White Falls. I fished. The boys bathed. I caught 31 fish.

Roy Smith carried 4 horn worms to see if the fish would bite them. (They would.)

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Thursday September  8, 1921

Thursday September 8, 1921

Another hot day. The men folks helped Marvin finish cutting tobacco. Reese carried Henry & Paul and Roy and I to White Falls. I caught several fish. Had a good evening.

Henry Blair eat dinner at Marvins. Carrie said she was glad to have him with them.

Josie ironed the most of the day. I am so sorry that we cant get any help. I am getting olde and cant do very much and dont do what I might. I am sonigh a sleep that I cant hardly write.

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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