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1921

Friday December  9, 1921

Friday December 9, 1921

A beautiful day. Jim Brumfield went with Normon Booker to Mr Dave Bookers to get his cows. They got back home a bout twelve oclock. Ben did not get home until dark. Him and Lee Brumfield helped Marvin to fix up his things. Jim mended up the toy house that Marvins children did have. Kate Harvey come a little while. Oh how she will mis Marvins folks. I have felt all day like something bad had happened. Josie went up to Mr Booker a few minutes this morning. Mrs Booker was very busy. I boiled meat and made scrapple today. The children went to school. Reece and Paul come with Ben home. They will carrie a load of plunder home tomorrow if nothing happens to hinder.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday December 17, 1921

Saturday December 17, 1921

A cloudy day. No rain until tonight. Jim & Ben hauled some stalks this morning and cut them this evening. Mr Booker helped them to cut them. Josie got dinner & supper. She went to Reynols and got a nice bucket of salit for tomorrows dinner. We hope that Carrie Smith and the children will come. Jim made a pen this evening and got up the turkeys. He put four up in the hog pen to keep a few days. They smell of wilde onions so bad. I spent most of the day mending up some clothes. Ben mended Henrys shoes this evening. I guess there will be lots of mending done this winter & spring.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Sunday, January  1, 1922

Sunday, January 1, 1922

A colde windy day. The coldest night of the winter. Henry was sick this morning fainted and fell but is much better tonight. Carrie Smith and her children stayed here last night. Went home this evening. I do hope they got home ok. Hugh & Hildes [?] come a little while today. Ben & Norman Booker went to see Les Harvey [?] this evening. Mr. Booker & the children staid here whil they were gone. Jim has not come back yet. I wish I could see all the children. Henry is sleeping down stairs to night.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, April  1, 1922

Saturday, April 1, 1922

A colde windy day.Ben went to the Mill at Level Run. Jim went to Chatham. He went with Norman Booker to Gretna. Ben worked a round the house all the evening. Henry went to Mr. Woodings and got some turnip salit. Josie got dinner. She has bin very [pert?pent] to day and I am glad. I hemed one quilt today. We all went to Mr. Booker's this evening. Mrs Jackson and Mrs Less Bookers was there. We had a pleasant evening. It is so colde tonight that we have fire like winter time.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, April  3, 1922

Monday, April 3, 1922

A good day. Ben sowed clover seed. Jim got rock off the new ground. Josie got dinner. She cut salit and stewed peaches. I put a quilt in the frames. We both quilted this evening. We both milked tonight. I milked the cow that kickes so some times. Hattie washed the clothes dried and we took them in. Gladice Brumfield come with the children from school. Franklin Brumfield and Alvin Mayhew stoped at Mr Booker and stayed an hour or more this evening.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Sunday, May 21, 1922

Sunday, May 21, 1922

A good day. Fannie [?] went to [preaching?] to day will come here tonight. Jim come home allright all of [Maraines?] Family and Himself come with Him. I was glad to see them all Mrs. Gravely come to see Josie this evening Otho and Sellie Blain [?] Ruth Booker come this evening Ben and Mr. Booker and Henry Brumfield went to look for StrawBerries did not find any worth gathering [?] had fried chicken for dinner the firts that has [?] raised this year. Josie made a cake this morning

Last edit over 6 years ago by Dean
Wednesday, June 21, 1922

Wednesday, June 21, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim finished getting the wheat and cut the oats. They cut a few oats for Mr. Booker. Lizzie & [Loney?] Bennett come to see us today. I was glad that they come. Lenney carried all the children and I to [Renan?]. I went to see Kate a few minutes. Dr. Wigginton & Pearl was there. I was glad to see them. The bees swarmed today. Ben hived them. I am getting vegetables a plenty now. The people around has bin very good to us. I know we are to be pittied. I am olde and give out & Josie is sick and has to be waited on.

Last edit about 6 years ago by gutterpeach
Thursday, June 22, 1922

Thursday, June 22, 1922

A good day. Jim & Ben and Mr. Booker got up with hay all evening. Henry & Jim plowed until noon. Mrs. Dews sent us some apples today Mrs. Trent [ironed?] all the morning. I got dinner. Kate come this evening and brought Josie some light bread. Johnson & Mollie and Julie Fergerson come to see Josie this evening. Mrs. Mamie Hutchenson come and brought us some snaps. I am diapointed that Carrie did not come to see me this evening.

Last edit about 6 years ago by gutterpeach
Tuesday, August 22, 1922

Tuesday, August 22, 1922

A good day. Jim finished filling the barn with tobacco. This evening They cut for Mr Booker. Thelma spent the day here. I was glad to have her. Cordie Blair come this evening. She brought Josie some pretty flowers. I am always glad to see Cordie. I wish they all would come often. Josie has suffered a lot today. I am so sorry for her and cant do anything to help her. I went for snaps this evening. Mrs Car has strung them. Edna milked one cow this evening. She can be so much help when she will.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Friday, August 25, 1922

Friday, August 25, 1922

A good day. Jim fined tobacco all day. Ben & Henry helped Mr Booker move tobacco. When the men come to dinner Rufus & Max Car come with them. We had snaps & peas for dinner. I was glad that they come to see Josie. I starched the clothes that needed it then ironed all the evening, Did not get done.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Saturday, October  7, 1922

Saturday, October 7, 1922

A rainy morning. The rain was badly needed. Jim & Ben & Henry stripped tobacco all day finished Jim's cureing and loaded it on the waggon. Mr Booker & Jim put their tobacco on Mr Bookers waggon. Ben & Jim has gone to Renan & Dr Owens for medicine. I went to see Mrs Hutcherson this evening. She is very sick but feeling some better. Denia was there. Ada & Denia was sheling peas. Miss Ada brought me home on Mrs Hutcherson's car. I was glad to get home so easy. Mabel has had a good time today.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Sunday, October  8, 1922

Sunday, October 8, 1922

A cloudy day most of the day. Rained last night. Jim & Ben staid at home all day. I got the most of dinner. Betty helped me some. I churned. Mr Booker carried me to Strait Stone to the Baptizeing. There was a lot of little girls and some boys and two men baptized. Ther was a big crowd there. Mrs Edmons brought me home. Henry went down there tonight. Josie is suffering awful tonight. Oh that we could help her.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, October  9, 1922

Monday, October 9, 1922

A bad day. Jim & Mr Booker went to Gretna. They have got back as far as Mr Bookers. It is raining so hard that any one would get wet in a few minutes. I did not milk but one cow tonight. The children are at the dineing room getting their lessons. Fanny Power is with them. She come up here last night from church. Henry made a proffession last night and joined the church. Josie has not suffered so much today. Ben commenced to strip tobacco today. The children went to school today.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, October 17, 1922

Tuesday, October 17, 1922

A cloudy day but no rain. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco all day & tonight they tieing. I and Mabel went to Mr Booker. They were at the Barn at work on their tobacco. Josie has bin feeling some better today. Nellie & I got dinner. Mr Lipscome & Mrs Lipscome come to see Josie this evening. We finished putting up the sweet potatoes today. Queen washed here today.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Thursday, October 19, 1922

Thursday, October 19, 1922

A clear cool day some frost this morning. Ben & Jim loaded the waggon with Bens & Henrys tobacco and Ben went to Gretna this evening. Josie has bin bad off all day. Mr Power phoned that Fannie would come here if Ben would come after her. Ben was gone so we though we would get Mr Booker to go for her. Mr Kellie was at Mr Booker and said he would go and he went made a quick trip. I am so glad she is here. Late this evening Mrs Hutcherson & Lottie Kellie & Ehel Worsham & Denia Blair come and staid a little while.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Wednesday, November  1, 1922

Wednesday, November 1, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco all day. Jim & Nellie went to the barn tonight. Ben went to Mr Edmons. They have a cow choked with a sweet potatoe. I hope she may get it out and not die. This evening Mrs George Hutcherson & Mrs Charley Anderson & Nellie Hendricks come to see Josie. Nettie brought Josie some grapes. Mr Booker & little Carol come. Mr Booker brought pears. I tied my calf but today she broke her collar and had to be put in a gain.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Wednesday, November 15, 1922

Wednesday, November 15, 1922

A cloudy morning rain this evening. Jim & Ben shucked corn all the morning. This evening they could not do much of any thing. I finished hulling walnuts.

Hattie finished getting out peas and we divided them. Launa Davis (col) come here for some [...?] for her sick son. I got dinner. Nellie sowed. Fannie ironed some this morning. Henry come by Mr Booker and got some apples. Ben & Jim went to Renan to night. They will have a mudy walke. The wind is bowing to night.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, December  5, 1922

Tuesday, December 5, 1922

A good day. Ben & Mr Booker put their tobacco on the waggon and started to Gretna a bout 10 oclock. Nellie & Henry has gone to Mr Bookers to stay until he comes home. Jim is tying tobacco by him self. Nellie tied tobacco this evening. I got dinner. Nellie sewed a little this morning. I starched the clothes. This evening Mabel and I [shelled?] some corn. This evening I started a letter to Effie Brumfield. Jamie Gravely stopped to see Josie this morning. Edna got a letter from Virginia Wooding today.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, December 11, 1922

Monday, December 11, 1922

A colde cloudy day. Jim & Ben and Mr Booker and Claud Edmons & a darkey killed our hogs & Mr Bookers. Ellen Lewis & Hattie Gilbert helped. Ellen helped Mrs Booker. We got on fine. Did not try to work on the meat tonight. Nellie got dinner. She cooked birds and a rabbit. We had pork for supper. I got a letter from Carrie today. I am always so glad to hear from them. Wish I could go up there once more. Mrs Car gave me a peice of goods to make me a dress. I think it is pretty. That is a Xmas gift. Wish it was made.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Saturday, December 16, 1922

Saturday, December 16, 1922

A cloudy bad day. No rain to hinder work. Ben & Jim sawed wood for Mr Booker. They eat dinner there. Ben said he did enjoy the beans. I cooked some big sweet potatoes. Boiled hogs feet. The children got in some wood. Henry went to the store & got a can of oil. Heard today that Mrs Hurcherson is very sick. Also heard that Mrs Compton & Mr Compton are sick. I hope they all may be better soon. Ben & Jim hunted just at night. Ben killed one rabbit.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Sunday, December 31, 1922

Sunday, December 31, 1922

365 Sunday, Dec. 31, 1922 A colde cloudy day - no weather Ben & Jim went to Mr Bookers before breakfast Jim fed his stock and Ben milked his cows. Mr Booker & family was at Mrs Jacksons. The cubian[?] went away this morning. Ernest & Lottie Craddock and Johnson and Posie & Bruce & his wife and Alice Thomson come to see Josie this morning. This evening Lee & Grace Brumfield & Carles and Virginia Harvey come to see her. Well time is what I want. But I am glad that Xmas is over the excuse for idleness & extravagance and I hope to see another Xmas but may not/amen

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart

1923

Friday, January  5, 1923

Friday, January 5, 1923

A beautiful day The boys strpped tomacco Mr Booker helped them This evening Josie has been bad off all day. Mrs Booker cooked and brought her dinner She eat what she could and was glad of it. Kate Harvey come to see me today I was very glad that she come. Etta Gilbert helped me was dishes this morning Kate washed them at dinner and Henry helped me tonight I had the longest nest this evening that I have had this year Kate churned I worked the butter and ???nted it The children went to school Harvey got in wood and Edna brought water. Franklin wont work if he can help it

Last edit over 7 years ago by Nathani
Friday, January 12, 1923

Friday, January 12, 1923

A good day. Ben & Jim hauled some wood and cut it with John Ward and Mr. Booker helped them. Mollie Reynolds come this morning and again this evening. She brought cake and pickle. I boiled two hams to day and had two hens cleaned. Lillian Kent come to see Josie today. Josie has bin very bad all day. Nellie washed and dressed Mabel (?) today. She has bin good today. Today the children went to School. Heared today over the phone that Ola Jefferson's boy was very sick. I am so sorry for them. I never heared of more sickness in my life. I don't think it is God's will. I wish they all could get well.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Friday, February  9, 1923

Friday, February 9, 1923

A cloudy day warmer. Ben washed up his room floor. He was nearly all day about it. Jim kept a good fire in the dining room and in the smoke house. Said he would not smoke the meat any more. Nellie done the most of the cooking. I have not done much of any thing. Ben went to see Denia. She is not well. Have not heard from Kate today. Wish I had heard. John did not go from Blairs until today. Henry and Edna went to school. Henry went to Mr. Bookers to say all night. Mr. Booker has gone to Less Bookers. They are all sick there. I want to hear from all of the sick folks about.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Demo User
Monday, February 12, 1923

Monday, February 12, 1923

Cloudy all day. Rain tonight. The boys killed two hogs and John Ward one. Mr. Booker helped them. The children went to school.

Hattie Gilbert washed here some of the the clothes ?? so that we could take them in. Most of the are hanging on the line taking the rain. I got a letter from Mrs. Carr saying that Max had got hurt and wanted he to come to him. I guess she is out there now. I heard from some of the sick today. They were getting on very well. Jack Harvey has gone home. He did not come to see us. I want to see Virginia but can't get there.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Wednesday, March  7, 1923

Wednesday, March 7, 1923

A clear windy day. The men did not do much work of any kind. Ben went to Renan and to Gretna. He went with Jack Hubband to Gretna. Nellie got dinner and churned. This evening I went to Mr. Booker and helped Mrs. Booker quilt. The children went to school. Heard today that Mildred Fergerson has pneumonia. I do hope that she may get well again. Had a letter from Carrie. They are well now. Bend and Jim are invited to a barn raising tomorrow. Hope the wind won't blow like it has today.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Nathani
Thursday, May  3, 1923

Thursday, May 3, 1923

A good day. Ben planted corn this morning. Jim worked in the garden. This evening Ben and I went to the school house. They had a play over there. The school closed today. I think they had a good school. I have not heard anyone find fault with the principle. Mr. Booker brought Edna Franklin and I home on his machine. Mabel went to school today for her first time. She wanted to come home with her dady on the buggy. There was was a lot of my folks there. I was glad to see all of them. Jim planted beans today and pumpkin seed.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Nathani
Wednesday, May 16, 1923

Wednesday, May 16, 1923

A rainy morning. We were glad. The boys planted some tobacco but it is colde. I am a fraid it will die. Mr. Booker helpe them. His plants were not ready to plant. I made a tick for a bed. Will put feathers in it soon if nothings. I dont know any thing to write. I want to see all of the children. I get lonesome and worrie a bout what is to do and how to do it.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Nathani
Tuesday, May 29, 1923

Tuesday, May 29, 1923

A good day. Ben and Henry and Jim helped Mr. Booker plant tobacco. Watered and planted. I have bin very busy to day. I killed and fried two chickens for dinner. It is a hard time to get any thing but meat and bread. Lizzie and Alma Bennett come to see us this evening. I certainly was glad thay they come. Lizzie has the tooth ache. Lizzie brought Denia some flower [slips?]. I let Edna and Franklin go and carrie them home.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Friday, June  8, 1923

Friday, June 8, 1923

A windy day. Very hard on the crop. Mr. Booker planted tobacco but it can't live long unless it rains. I got peas to day and cooked beans. It is a hard time a bout something good to cook. I want to be thankful that we are doing as well as we are. Kate Harvey and Pearl Wiggenton come a little while. Pearl brought Mabel a nice dress. Mrs. Car sent Edna a nice dress. I am glad that they have got them. John Ward went to Level Run to a burial. Mabel slept a good nap in the [s?ing] and have bein good ever since. Went to sleep.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
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