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1919

Thursday, March 20, 1919

Thursday, March 20, 1919

A windy day and a little rain. Owen plowed all day. Ben & Jim ditched some. Ben went to Renan twice after plow fixtures.

Cordie Blair come a little while. She wanted flower bulbs.

Denia Blair come as far as Carries. Josie and I went up there. Kate Harvey come to Marvins a little while.

I cut some salit this evening. I want to write to Sarah to night.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Wednesday March 23, 1921

Wednesday March 23, 1921

A cloudy day. Ben harrowed all the morning. This evening he went to Rob Hubbards for Josie & the baby. Franklin went with him. They got home a bout night. Jim cut on the ditch ba[?] getting wood for winter.

I went to Carries a few minutes.

Henry & Edna went to school. It is cool tonight. Hope it wont frost.

Henry has my paper.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1920

Thursday, March 25, 1920

Thursday, March 25, 1920

A good day. Jim plowed in the new ground. Mr Owen plowed with two horses. Josie got dinner. I got breakfast & milked and churned. I made two pots of soup. I cut some salit for tomorrow. Carie come & cut some for her self. I cut Kate a mess & Reese carried it to her. Henry & Edna went to school. Ben borrowed John Hutchersons boots & ditched some this evening. Tonight Ben & Jim & Marvin has all gone to Strait Stone.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Wednesday, March 31, 1920

Wednesday, March 31, 1920

A good day. Jim & Owen plowed this evening. Owen went to the mill this morning. Ben ditched some today. Josie has had the tooth ache all day. Carrie & the children come a little while this evening. All they talk is good roads. Denia sent me some seed beans. Cordie sent me some gourd seed. The children went to school. I sowed some on a quilt.

8 30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday, April  3, 1920

Saturday, April 3, 1920

A good day. Cloudy this evening. Ben & Jim finished cleaning up the logs that come out of the olde house. Jim made a cage for chickens. Ben ditched. Irvin Harvey brought his calf here to pasture. Kate come a few minutes. Carrie come with her. We all went to the turnip patch. Josie carried little Mabel. The other children went to Marvins. My clock has stoped running.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Wednesday, April  7, 1920

Wednesday, April 7, 1920

A clear colde day. Ben & Jim & Owen worked on a ditch this morning. Ben went to Strait Stone this evening. The surveyor was at Thomsons. Johnson Reynolds & Marvin Smith went with Ben. Josie ironed. I went to Marvins this evening. Henry & Edna went to school. Lee Brumfield passed here to day. Stoped a few minutes. Marvin is here to night. They are all at the dining room. Josie is at work on Mabels flannel

4 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Thursday, April 13, 1922

Thursday, April 13, 1922

A good day. Ben plowed this morning. Jim plowed this evening and Ben ditched the spring branch. Henry & Edna went to school. Franklin has bin sick all day his birth day. He is six years olde today. Josie ironed all the morning. I got dinner. Josie sewed some this evening. I sewed on my quilt. Will be glad when I get it done.

Josie and I milked morning and night.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Friday, April 14, 1922

Friday, April 14, 1922

A good day. Jim plowed and Ben ditched on the Spring Branch. The school children come home at twelve oclock. Josie got dinner. I sewed on my quilt. I finished it. This evening Josie and Ben went to [Mount Airy] this evening. I washed up the dinner dishes while they were gone. Franklin is sick yet. Henry has gone to George Blains to go gigin. This is first trip of that sort. I hope that nothing wont happen to him. I am worried about things in spite of knowing I should be thankful that things is no worse.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart

1923

Wednesday, March 14, 1923

Wednesday, March 14, 1923

A good day. Ben and [sic] ditched on the branch. Jim cut some briers. Nel got dinner. I cut some salit for dinner. I churned twice today. I worked on my quilt a while. Then went to Johnsons to see Mildred. She is very sick. I am uneasy a bout her but hope she may get well for Julia's sake. Nannie [Fale?] is staying there this week. Johnson brought me home. Hattie washed here today. They yoked my calf today. I hope she may stay in the pasture. The paper come today.

Last edit almost 8 years ago by Nathani
Thursday, March 15, 1923

Thursday, March 15, 1923

A good day. Ben worked on his ditch and Jim cleaned up [land?]. This evening they went to Mays to a cutting match. Nellie got dinner. This evening she went to see Mildred and staid all night. Mildred is no better and I am afraid she never will be. I sewed on my quilt. Mabel has bin very good all day. The children went to school. I gave John Ward my nice rooster. The young one had whipped him and would of killed him but I put him up.

Last edit almost 8 years ago by Nathani
Saturday, August 11, 1923

Saturday, August 11, 1923

A good day a while. Then it rained. The men suckered tobacco a little while this morning. Then they quit work. Ben carried me and the children to White Falls. I caught several fish. Then we eat dinner. By that time it was a bout ready to rain. We started home and got as far as Jim Thomsons. Ben got in a ditch and could not get out with out help. Johnson Reynolds was in the mud two after the rain. Some men come and got them out. The children and I went to Thomson's house. Mrs. Thomson was as nice as could be. I wore one of Mrs Thomson's dresses home. I hope I did not soil it. She was so kind. Nellie got dinner.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Nathani
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