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1921

Tuesday November 15, 1921

Tuesday November 15, 1921

A Beautiful day. We got up at three oclock and got breakfast for Ben. He started for Gretna Marvin went two. They got there OK but the tobacco solde for so near nothing they loaded it on and brought it home.

Jim stripped on his all day. Josie got dinner. I sewed on my quilt in the morning in the evening I went to George Bliars. They were stripping tobacco at Blairs. Ren & Ethel Worsham and Cordie Blair was gone to LynchBurg. Josie and the little children went to see Carrie a while.

Ben never got home until after nine oclock tonight.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Neil Brumfield
Saturday November 19, 1921

Saturday November 19, 1921

Cloudy most of the day and some rain. Very warm for Nov. Ben & Jim worked on tobacco some and sowed some wood. Josie got dinner. I have sewed on my quilt the most of the day. Finished tonight. I am glad it is finished. I have bin at home all day. I wanted to go to the river so bad this evening but no one would take me from here and I did not ask any one to take me. I work like a slave and then Ben dont take me any wher when he can reasonably get out of it.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Wednesday November 23, 1921

Wednesday November 23, 1921

A good day. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco all day. They finished a cureing. Marvin went to Gretna hauling feed. Carrie and the little children come here. It was the first time that the new baby was a way from home. I hope it wont hurt her. Hazel & Eva was very good to day. Kate Harvey come this evening. I was glad for her to come. Was sorry for her to have to take such a long walk. Hope it wont hurt her. The children went to school to day. Alcie washed here to day. I have peiced one square for a quilt. 9:30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Monday November 28, 1921

Monday November 28, 1921

Cloudy most of the day. Jim dodged a bout all morning. In the evening Ben & Josie went to Gretna. Jim worked on the cow stalls. Henry & Edna went to school. I worked on my quilt about all day. Josie got dinner. The wind is blowing now. I think it is getting colde. I have read un til a late hour tonight.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Wednesday November 30, 1921

Wednesday November 30, 1921

A beautiful day for Nov. Ben put in some window glass this morning. This evening they worked on the pump at the school house. Did not get it fixed. Jim did not come home tonight. Denia and Cordie Blair come here this evening and then went to Mr Woodings. I am sorry I was not at home. I had ask Oscar Brumfield to take me fishing. He carried his mother and I to the river at White Falls. We caught 40 fish. I was so glad to go. I do love to go but when I get home and can see what a fool they think I am then I wish I had staid at home. I have finished twenty squares for Josies quilt. nine oclock at night

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Tuesday December 13, 1921

Tuesday December 13, 1921

A cool windy day. Jim & Ben shucked some corn. The wind blowed so that they could hardly shuck. I boiled some hogs ears for dinner. Josie made bread & coffee. I put feathers in Josies new bed tick this morning. This evening I went to the store and bought a few things. I walked up there & back. I brought back 7 pounds 6 of coffee & one of soda. I went to see Kate Harvey a few minutes. She was busy fixing up after hog killing. I come by Mollies. They were very busy abought their land & sausage. I did not stay to bother them long. I have bin working on a quilt. Tonight little Mabel is up yet. I hear her talking. 8:30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Thursday December 15, 1921

Thursday December 15, 1921

A beautiful day. Ben went to Mr Edmons's to saw wood. Was there all day. Jim shucked corn. The Mormon preachers went a way early this morning. I am not sorry that they staid here last night. Josie ironed all the morning. I got dinner. This evening I went to Mr Bookers. Sallie & Isla Blair was there. Evry thing looked very nice up there but oh how I mis Marvin & Carrie. No one knows but my self. I have peiced on a quilt some tonight. Mabel has tried her self tonight and tried Josie. I am sorry for them both and cant them. Jim has a bad cough. I wish he could get well of it. The children went to school to day.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker

1920

Monday, January  5, 1920

Monday, January 5, 1920

A clear cold day. Jim & Ben cut wood in the woods. We got dinner today at twelve oclock. Josie went to Carries a little while today. I kept the baby. She was very good. I cut a feww peices for a quilt. Josie washed & ironed a dress for Edna.

Henry & Edna went to school. It was very colde on them.

8 oclock

Last edit over 2 years ago by Guest User
Saturday, January 10, 1920

Saturday, January 10, 1920

A beautiful day. Jim & Ben & Owen burnt plant bed. Josie baked a cake. She got dinner.

I washed some and sewed on my quilt a little. I went to see the Owen baby this evening. He is bad off with an abcess. The Dr was to see him a gain this evening. To night Ben went hunting, Jim would not go. He shaved and has gone to bed. Mrs Mayhew is very sick, the Dr was to see her today. 10 oclock

Last edit about 1 year ago by Sara Brumfield
Saturday, January 17, 1920

Saturday, January 17, 1920

A clear day, cold & windy. Jim & Ben went to Mr Hutchersons and helped a bout buriin Mrs Mayhew's twin babies.

Jim went home this evening. Marvin carried him a part of the way.

Josie got dinner. I staid with the baby this evening. I sewed some on my quilt.

Ben tried to fix Henry's air rifle and mashed his thumb right bad, hope it will get well soon. Josie is at the dinning room ironing now.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 8 years ago by Demo User
Wednesday, January 21, 1920

Wednesday, January 21, 1920

A cloudy day and rain to night. Jim & Ben cut in the new ground today. The children went to school.

Josie got dinner. I sewed some on my quilt. Josie read some today and I have read tonight,

I went to Carries this evening.

Henry's duck died to day. I caught ten hens and put them up. I want Ben to carrie them to a store some where.

10 oclock

Last edit about 1 month ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, January 22, 1920

Thursday, January 22, 1920

A cloudy day. Some ice all day. The men could not work much. Ben shod the horses & Jim went to Renan & then hung up the meat to night. Ben & Henry has gone to Marvins. Josie got dinner. I ironed some. I sewed on my quilt. The children went to school. 10 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Neil Brumfield
Friday, January 23, 1920

Friday, January 23, 1920

A cloudy day. The boys could not do much work. Kate come down here. She wanted to see Jim & Ben on business.

Josie got dinner. She baked some nice corn bread.

I sowed on my quilt. I got breakfast and milked and fed the chickens and churned.

Tonight Jim & Ben has gone to Renan. The children went to school.9 oclock

Last edit 9 months ago by Sara Brumfield
Saturday, January 24, 1920

Saturday, January 24, 1920

A bad day, rained most of the day. The boys could not work out any. Tom Edmons come this morning taking census. Josie got dinner. I washed dishes. After dinner I finished a quilt that I pieced for Josie of her pieces. Tonight Marvin & Paul come. They are playing auto cards. Henry has a very bad cough. I am uneasy a bought him. The baby cried so that Josie had to quit playing. 9 30 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Neil Brumfield
Friday, January 30, 1920

Friday, January 30, 1920

A good day. Jim & Ben finished getting up their corn, cleaned out the stables, and put leaves in them. To night Ben has gone to a dance at John Hutcherson's vacant house. Josie washed again this morning. The children went to school. I sewed on my quilt this evening. 9 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Neil Brumfield
Monday, February  2, 1920

Monday, February 2, 1920

A cloudy morning. Clear this evening. Ben & Jim got wood all day. Josie got dinner. I ironed all the morning. Carrie come down a few minutes. This evening Josie & Franklin & Mabel went to Marvins. A man come here this evening selling medicine. We did not buy any thing from him. Tonight Jim & Ben has gone to Renan. I sewed on my quilt some tonight.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Tuesday, February  3, 1920

Tuesday, February 3, 1920

A very bad day. Rained all day. The worst we have had yet. [?] could not do anything out of doors. They shucked a little corn. Josie got dinner. I churned and sewed on my quilt. The children went to school. They got wet comeing home. Ben met them at Mr. Hutcherson. [?] oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Wednesday, February  4, 1920

Wednesday, February 4, 1920

A very bad day. The men could not do any thing much.

Josie got dinner and supper. I washed dishes.

Josie went to Marvins a few minutes this evening.

I worked on my quilt.

Henry did not go to school. Edna went with the teachers on a buggy.

Ben is workin on a basket to night. 8 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Thursday, February  5, 1920

Thursday, February 5, 1920

A cloudy bad day. Jim & Ben had to do what they done in the house. Ben worked on a basket. Jim made Franklin a waggon. This evening they went to Marvins a while. Josie got dinner. I worked on a quilt. The children went to school. Miss Carter carried Edna. 8:30 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday, February  6, 1920

Friday, February 6, 1920

A clear colde day. Jim & Ben cut and split some wood. Went to Renan for gas to saw some wood. Ben has gone hunting tonight. Josie ironed some & got dinner. I sewed on a quilt. Mr. Owen went to Strait Stone. He got ten pound of sugar for me. Guess it will cost 20 cts. per pound. The children went to school to day. 9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday, February  7, 1920

Saturday, February 7, 1920

A good day. Jim & Ben & Henry sawed wood at the wood pile. Tonight Ben & Jim went to Strait Stone. Henry & Edna went to Marvins. Josie ironed some & I finished my quilt. Josie washed a big washing this morning. I got dinner.

9:30 oclock

The boys walked to Strait Stone to night.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Thursday, February 12, 1920

Thursday, February 12, 1920

A cloudy day and rain tonight. Jim & Ben went to Gretna today. Ben come home. Tonight Jim was going to Chatham. He carried his meat to Chatham. Josie washed. I staid with the children. I went to Marvins a few minutes this evening. The children went to school to day. Josie & I worked on quilts this evening.

9:30 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday, February 13, 1920

Friday, February 13, 1920

A good day. Ben went to Renan this morning. Went to John Hutcherson this evening. Bought some oil. Tonight he has gone to Will Mayhews to a dance. The children went to school. Franklin is sick. Josie got dinner. Tonight she is ironing. I sewed on a quilt some.

9 oclock

Ben turned two possomes loose.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday, February 14, 1920

Saturday, February 14, 1920

A beautiful morning. Cloudy and the wind blowing tonight. Ben cut some and burnt brush all day. Josie ironed some and got dinner and ironed some more. I sewed on a quilt and finished it this evening. Lizzie come tonight. Carrie come with her. Staid a few minutes. Henry & Edna went to Marvins tonight. Heard from Wills folks they are sick with flue. Rob Hubbards folks are sick.

9:30 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Thursday, February 19, 1920

Thursday, February 19, 1920

A colde day. Wind & scralls [?]of snow. Ben carried logs to the saw mill. Jim cut. Josie worked on Mabel apron some this evening. She went to Marvins a few minutes. She got some packages through the mail to day. I finished stichess my quilt. Henry went to school. Edna did not go. I think Franklin will soon be well.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Tuesday, February 24, 1920

Tuesday, February 24, 1920

A rainy day. Ben & Owen went to George Blairs and got a load of hay. They got about wet unloading it. Jim cut until he got about wet. Henry went to school. We got no mail today. Evry one that would of carried was sick. Josie got dinner. I rinsed this evening. We both sewed on quilts. Tonight Ben & Henry went to Marvins and it is snowing. Most of us are nearly sick with coldes.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Wednesday, February 25, 1920

Wednesday, February 25, 1920

A colde day. The ground was covered in snow this morning. The boys here did no try to work out. Josie got dinner. I sowed on my quilt most of the time. I am not well. Hope I wont get any worse. Nat Wooding carried the mail today. I am very glad that he was able to go. I got a pair of shoes to day. Don't know yet who ordered them. Anyway I am glad of them. Nearly all of the children are complaining. I do hope that they will be better soon.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Thursday, February 26, 1920

Thursday, February 26, 1920

A very colde day. Spit snow part of the time. Jim & Ben worked on their baskets all the morning. They went to Strait Stone this evening. I think they got very colde. Josie has done most all the work today. I have felt bad all day. I sowed on my quilt some. Carrie come a few minutes this evening. Marvin is here tonight. The children went to school.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday, February 28, 1920

Saturday, February 28, 1920

A good day. Ben went to George Blairs and worked on his engine some then went to Renan. Jim got in a lot of wood and went to Renan. Josie washed some this morning. Killed & dressed a hen this evening and baked some pies. I done very little as usual. I finished a quilt the last that I expect to make this spring or ever maybe. I hope that the children are better off and will stay so for a while any way.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday, March  5, 1920

Friday, March 5, 1920

A bad day. We had a hard rain last night and some this morning. The children did not go to school. Jim & Ben went to John Tuckers this evening to look at a stump puller. Josie has done the most of the work to day. I cut quilt peices. Franklin went to bed in my bed tonight. The wind is blowin to night.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
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