Julia Brumfield Diaries

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Sun., Jan. 14, 1923

"Josie" was Uncle Ben Brumfield's first wife. Mrs. Carr was Aunt Josie's mother.

Jan. 23

"Mrs. Cook" was sister to K. Johnson Reynolds.

Jan. 28

"Alice Thompson died last night . . . ."


May you treasure this little 1923 diary written by Grandmother Julia Brumfield as much as I do.


Last edit over 3 years ago by Sara Brumfield
Tuesday, January  2, 1923

Tuesday, January 2, 1923

A good day Ben & Jim stripped tobacco all day execpt a little while this morning Ben started to Gretna before light for medicine for Josie he got Home by 9 oclock.

The children went to School Edna is complaining tonight I had a postal from Carrie saying that all of them had bin sick but Marvin. I hope they are better by now

Josie has been bad off all day. Mrs. Kellie & Mrs. Blair come to see Josie They brought her several nice things.

Mollie Reynols come a little while. She gave me a nice pin that she & Julia sought for me & am I proud of it. Hattie washed here today I am glad of that. I have bin busy all day.

Last edit over 3 years ago by Sara Brumfield
Monday, January  1, 1923

Monday, January 1, 1923

A good day. We eat three meals to day. Ben commenced to strip tobacco this morning. Henry went hunting & to the store this morning.

Mrs Car did not eat any breakfast this morning.

Josie is very bad off.

The children are at the dining room trying to play the fiddle & banjo.

I have bein very busy to day no one to help me except what Edna does. She brought all the water for tonight and wiped the dishes for me.

Well I have commenced in my new book and hope I may live to finis[h] it.

Last edit almost 3 years ago by Sara Brumfield
Thursday, January 18, 1923

Thursday, January 18, 1923

A colde windy day. Ben loaded his tobacco on the waggon this morning and started for Gretna this evening. Intends to stay at Marvin's tonight. I hope it will not rain while he is gone. Nellie ironed some this morning. I got dinner and churned. Mr. McEray ?? come here this morning. Mrs Carr did not come down stairs until twelve o'clock. She had a head ache. The children went to school. I am so near asleep that I can't write.

Last edit over 3 years ago by Sara Brumfield
Wednesday, January 17, 1923

Wednesday, January 17, 1923

A clear cold day. Jim and Ben finished burning their plant bed and sowed it. They got seed from Mr. Edmonds. Edmonds? folks are sick with the flue. Nellie washed some today. I got dinner. I cooked a chicken and baked some bread for to send to Mr. Owen's people. Their little boy died today. Mrs Owen has pneumonia. I do hope that she may get well. Ben has gone to Owens tonight. Mrs Carr churned for me a gain today. Mabel & Edna has gone with Mrs. Carr upstairs. Edna has come back. Today has been the coldest day of the winter.

Last edit over 3 years ago by Sara Brumfield
Friday, January 19, 1923

Friday, January 19, 1923

A good day. Jim and John Ward burned a plant bed. Ben come from Gretna. He solde his last tobacco today. he is very well pleased with the price. He staid at Marvin Smiths last night. Kate and Irvin come a little while this evening. Nellie sewed on Evylin's aprons this evening. Edna brought water tonight. Mrs Carr got a good mess of salit today. We certainly did enjoy it. I baked sweet potatoes for the children to eat when they come home from school. Ben brought some apples from Gretna.

Last edit over 3 years ago by Sara Brumfield
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