Julia Brumfield Diaries

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1918

Wednesday, April 17, 1918

Wednesday, April 17, 1918

A cloudy day and some rain. Ben and Marvin finished covering the barn. Owen hauled some wood.

Josie got dinner.

Mrs Bailiss and Melvin come while we were at dinner. Mrs Dews and Mrs Owen went to see their sister Mrs Short to day.

Lee Brumfield called here to night and ask Ben to haul him a load of brick. I think he will haul it but he don't like to a bit.

Franklin is better to night.

9 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, April 23, 1918

Tuesday, April 23, 1918

A clear day. A cloud to night and some rain.

Ben and Owen split up the olde barn logs and moved the fence. Josie washed. I got dinner and picked beans.

George Blair come over here for some vinegar.

Beatrice Owen come for some eggs for Mrs Dews. I went to Carries a while this evening.

10 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1919

Friday, April 11, 1919

Friday, April 11, 1919

A rainy day. Ben & Jim could not do much of any thing.

Josie ironed. I helped some and helped a bout the dinner & washing the dishes.

Got nearly wet attending to my chickens. It has bin a bad day on them. Mrs. Dews intended to go fishing and take me but it was so bad she did not go.

Mr. Lewis sent Ben five nice fish by William Gilbert. Don't know what they will cost him.

9 oclock

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Thursday, April 24, 1919

Thursday, April 24, 1919

A clear windy day. Some rain last night. The men folks worked on their tobacco land all day. Mr Robert Vaden and Smith of Gretna was here today. They wanted the use of the school house for a speakin Sat night.

Josie and I both had a hand in gettin dinner.

This evenin I went to Mr Owens. Mrs Dews was there. I come home and Josie and the children all went to Marvins. Carrie showed us her new things that she got at Altavista. Marvin had made him a hot bed. Mr Owen made one this evening.

9:15 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, May 10, 1919

Saturday, May 10, 1919

A cloudy day. Some rain this morning. They planted tobacco all the evening. Mrs Owens and Mrs Dews and I drawed plants this evening.

We had a few straw berries for dinner to day.

Jim & Ben has gone to Renan to night. All of the rest has gone to bed and a sleep.

10 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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