Julia Brumfield Diaries

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1923

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.

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Friday, May  4, 1923

Friday, May 4, 1923

A beautiful day. They finished planting corn here today and plowed some for tobacco. Henry went to the school house to practice for a play to night. Henry and Edna walked over there tonight. Ben and Franklin went after dark on the machine. I was glad that they went. He will bring them all home. Jim and the baby and I staid at home. I went to sleep and made this mark. The children and I went to Norman Bookers. We had a pleasant visit. There is several places that I would like to go but can't.

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Sunday, May  6, 1923

Sunday, May 6, 1923

A good day. Ben went to Gretna this morning to take the train to go to the lodge in Tennessee. I do hope he may make the trip o.k. Henry went to the Sunday School this morning. The rest of us staid at home until after twelve. Edna and Franklin and Mabel and I went to Mr. Edmons. John and Sarah Emerson and three children and Mr. Trent come here. Walter Emerson come for me to come. I was glad to see them. I get so lonesome I cant hardly stay at home. Henry has gone to Uncle Johnson Reynols to carrie Floids [cap/car?] home.

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Tuesday, May  8, 1923

Tuesday, May 8, 1923

A good day. Jim and Henry and John Ward put in fertilizer an fixed some land ready for planting. The children and I went to Johnson Reynolds this evening. Edna and Mabel went to the store. Edna got some tobacco for Jim and a box of paper for me. Mollie walked with us part way home. Mr. and Mrs. Edmons come on their car and taken us on. I was glad. Mrs Edmons had bin to see her great grand son. He was born last night. Mrs Elders son. Franklin played all the evening with Paul Farthing.

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Tuesday, May 15, 1923

Tuesday, May 15, 1923

A good day. We had a shower of rain this evening. They got ready to water their plant beds then did not because it rained. Some they picked weeds until night. I went with Mrs booker to see Mrs Elder[?]. She has a fine little boy. Henry caught a perch and an elle this evening. I skined the eel with Ednas help. I wrote and sent Nellie a letter this evening. I hope to hear from carrie soon.

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Sunday, May 20, 1923

Sunday, May 20, 1923

A good morning. Rain this evening. We are glad of rain. Lawson Emerson staid here last night after they quit fishing. They caught three eels. Henry and Lawson skined them and had them ready to cook for breakfast. They went to Sunday school and home for dinner. Ben and Edna went to preaching at Strait Stone. This evening Ben carried the children to Mr. Powers. Mrs Power was not at home. They come home through the rain. Jim went to John Hutchersons. While he was over there Will Thomas Davis shot at Will Dickerson. Hit Bettie Davis. A bad thing for Bob Starkey as they were his hands. To work Bettie was staying with Mrs Elder. Killed my chickens to day.

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Saturday, May 26, 1923

Saturday, May 26, 1923

A good day. The men has plowed a little. Worked on the car some. Ben went to Strait Stone for some thing for the car. Henry and Ben and Lawson Emerson has gone gigging to night. Jim is at the dining room reading. Three of the children has gone to bed. I have wanted to go some where to fish but cant go. No one will take me. I could go most any evening if I had away. I think it is right to work but I think it is hard for me to stay right here all the time. Thas it what suits Jim and Ben. I dont know anything to write so I will [g?] some. Ednas cat is sick.

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Friday, May 25, 1923

Friday, May 25, 1923

A cloudy day. No rain. We need rain so bad. Ben plowed in the corn and Henry replanted and they both quareled because it is so sorry. The three children and I went to Johnson Reynolds. Mollie was makeing [Christine?] a dress. They had Alcie Callans there. She was ironing. Kate Harvey and Carrie Smith and children come. I was so glad that they come. Julia can walk a gain. I am very glad. [Reise?] brought us home. That helped so much. I had a hen for dinner. I will quit. I am a sleep or about that. Ednas cat is sick tonight.

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Sunday, May 27, 1923

Sunday, May 27, 1923

A good day. We need rain very bad. We all staid at home until after dinner. Then Ben and Henry and Edna went to Strait Stone. They had a Sunday school convention there this evening. Jim went to look for straw berries. He foun a nice lot. Franklin and Mabel and I staid at home. No one come to see us. Jim was carrieing water to the garden. Mabel was with him. He helped her across the branch and sliped and fell in the branch. Got almost wet all over. Henry went with Floid Renyolds home and have not come home yet.

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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.

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Sunday, June  3, 1923

Sunday, June 3, 1923

A good day. Jim and Ben has staid at home all day. Henry and Edna went to the church at Strait Stone. There was preaching there today. We had fried chicken and caned peache for dinner. Late this evening Marvin and family come and staid for supper. Carrie got supper while I milked. I am glad that they come. The baby is not so well but I hope she will swoon be better. The Emerson girls come a while this evening and played with the children. They are nice little girls. I think I have wanted to go some where ever so long but cant.

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Tuesday, June  5, 1923

Tuesday, June 5, 1923

A good day. No rain yet. The men watered the plant beds. Hattie washed here today. Done a good job. Ben went to Gretna and to Mr. Pools for a tobacco planter. Edna and Mabel and I went to Johnson to see Julia Fergerson. She was at work. We met Kate Hubbard and Christina [and?] Jannie Brumfield comeing to see us. They went back and we with them. Ben bought some beans to day. The weather is so dry that vegetables cant grow much.

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Wednesday, June  6, 1923

Wednesday, June 6, 1923

A good day. Some clouds in sight but no rain here. The men planted some tobacco this evening. Marvin and Carrie and four children come today. I was so glad. They staid and eat dinner. Then went right away. I was churning when they come. I had beans on cooking. Edna beat up her first cake today. It was fine. Made by receipt in the cook book. We had beets for dinner. The first that growed this year. I put out 20 little chickens today. Henry has had the tooth ache this evening so he did not work for a while.

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Thursday, June  7, 1923

Thursday, June 7, 1923

A good day but no rain. There was a little shower last night. The men watered and planted some tobacco to day. I had a letter from John Brumfield. He is in Washington at work. Heard to day that Mrs. Bunny [?ne?] has a fine boy. There is a Sunday school meeting going on at Strait Stone. Denia come to see me this evening. She did not find me. Then she went to Mr Bookers. Mrs Booker phoned me that she was there so Mabel and I went up there. I have brought more water to day than I have for a long time. Edna dropped plants.

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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.

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Tuesday, June 12, 1923

Tuesday, June 12, 1923

A cloudy day and some rain. We have rain enough for now. They finished planted all the land they had fixed up and give some plants away. I am glad that they had them. We had fried chicken for dinner. The children caught them for me. Mr. Mayhew and two of his little boy helped plant some. Mr Les Booker come to Normans for plants. Plants is so hard to get this year. I am writing early to night. I got supper early as it was raining so that they could not work. Edna got a letter from Mrs Bessie Hobson to day. She said that Mary would graduate soon.

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Thursday, June 14, 1923

Thursday, June 14, 1923

A good day. Jim and Ben plowed all the morning. Ben cut wheat for Mr Booker. The children was invited to Mr. Rufus Carrs to a birth day party and Ben could not carry them. Edna cried. I wish they could of went. We had a vegetable dinner. Snaps, potatoes, peas, beets. I had an onion. The children was at Mr Bookers all the evening. This evening has seemed long to me here by my self. John Ward and Henry thined corn all day.

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Friday, June 15, 1923 (original)

Friday, June 15, 1923 (original)

A good day. Henry and Edna went to Sunday school. They come home and eat dinner. Then Ben carried them to Marvin Smiths. Jim would not go. I think they enjoyed their visit. I know I did. Mr. Emmet Smith nearly all of the family come to Marvins. Carrie had cake and pickle enough for all of us. It was very nice. When we got home Lee and Jim was on the porch talking. I got supper as quick as I could but Lee would not stay. I went to sleep and dropped my pen and made a blot on my book.

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Thursday, June 17, 1923 (revised)

Thursday, June 17, 1923 (revised)

Sunday. A good day. Edna and Henry went to Sunday school. They did not stay for preaching. Ben carried us to Marvin Smiths. Jim would not go. We enjoyed our visit. Mr Ernest Smith and some of his family come to Marvins. Carrie had cake and pickle enough for all of the crowd. It was very nice. When we got home Lee was here. I got supper as quick as I could but Lee would not stay.

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Monday, June 25, 1923

Monday, June 25, 1923

A good day. No rain yet. Jim and Ben hauled up the wheat and stacked and Jim got up some oats. Late this evening Ben went to Cedar Forest. He carried the three least children and I. We bought two bushels of meal from George Hutchenson. Paid #2:20 cts for it. We carried 6 dozen eggs to Thomsons. Ben went to Jim Powers and staid a little while. Tonight when I got ready to write gathered up my things to write I turned the ink over in my lap and spill a [pon? or upon] of it. Edna got me a pan of water. I washed all of it out that I could.

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Tuesday, June 26, 1923

Tuesday, June 26, 1923

A very windy day and hard on the growing things. Jim and Ben finished getting up the oats. Ben mowed some. Two men come to see the boys today. Candidates. The county is full of men wanting office. No one come to see us today. I get so lone some for some one to talk to. I sent Edna to Mrs. Bookers with some meal an dcoffee that I had roasted. [Carrol?] was sick. I hope he may get well soon. I sent the clothes to Lelia by John.

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Tuesday, July  3, 1923

Tuesday, July 3, 1923

A clear day. No rain in sight yet. Henry went to George Blains to help thrash wheat. Jim and Ben plowed tobacco. Ben and the children went to Strait Stone this evening. I picked a few black berries this evening. Want to preserve them in the morning if I can. Lelia Ward come here this evening for a hen. Said she had to fix a basket for a pick nick tomorrow. I sent 7 doz eggs to the store to day. They paid 25 cts per doz. Edna bought two bowls to day. I am pleased with them. Ben hates to take us any where so bad that he spoils all the pleasure.

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Saturday, July 14, 1923

Saturday, July 14, 1923

We had a hard cloud last night at midnight. Lot of hard thunder and a hard rain and some wind. The land is washed level in some places. Ben and Jim and Mr. Booker went to Mr. Eleck Hutchersons and prised up some rock for cap rock on flues in the barn. They were hot and tierd when they got home. Henry and Hugh Brumfield and Mr. Mayhew and some of his boys went seign. They did not catch much. The creek was so mudy and high. Edna and Franklin and Mabel went to Mr. Mayhews a little while. They had a nice time. They come home and brought water and wood.

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Tuesday, July 17, 1923

Tuesday, July 17, 1923

A good day. The men worked on their tobacco until dinner. Then Jim and Ben and Mr. Booker went to Mr. Elleck Hutchensons to get up rock for their flues. They went on Mr. Booker's car. Kate Harvey and Virginia Thomson was here this evening. Irvin brought them and come for them. The children and I was fixing to go to see Kate and Virginia. I was glad that they come. We would of had to walk. Ben and Henry and Edna has gone to Cedar Forest to night. I wish I could get to go some where and time to enjoy going. Work work work work and stay at home.

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Thursday, July 19, 1923

Thursday, July 19, 1923

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Monday, July 30, 1923

Monday, July 30, 1923

A good morning. Rain this evening. Ben worked on the truck most of the day. He went to Srait Stone for some bolts. He let all of the children go. Jim sowed some turnip seed and got up some potatoes. Alma got most of the dinner. We had snaps and butter beans and corn. The first that we have had this season. Alma made me two aprons this evening and changed Ednas dress. Alma went to Blains this evening to spend the night. I will miss her so much when she goes home and she intends going soon. Franklin has bin complaining all the evening.

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Tuesday, July 31, 1923

Tuesday, July 31, 1923

A heavy rain last night. Cloudy all day. Rain again tonight. We want it to quit raining now as bad as we wanted it to rain. Jim and Ben and John Ward and Henry worked on the bridge over the branch most of the day. Jim and Henry went to Mount Airy for lumber to make the bridge. They carried a log to Starkeys mill. They got wet before they got home. Alma come from George Blains today. She said that they had commenced on the new school house. Henry tried to milk tonight. I hope he may learn. Edna can milk ok.

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Friday, August  3, 1923

Friday, August 3, 1923

A good day most of the day. Had a shower just at night. Ben hauled some logs for him self this morning and helped Norman Booker this evening. Jim spent the day a way from home today for the first time in a long time. He went to see some [parties?] for Lee. He come home ok. I was so glad. Edna and Mabel had company this evening. [E]ula and F[?]l[?]ery Mayhew come to see them. I think they had a fine time. Franklin went to Mr Bookers and staid most of the evening. The paper tolde of the P[?]sadens death. That is a sad ending to his trip.

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Monday, August  6, 1923

Monday, August 6, 1923

A good day. Very warm. Ben went to the mill. Franklin went with him. They got back by twelve. The rest of them suckered tobacco. One of the [Mary or many] [Candidy?] come to see them today. Nellie cleaned up their room. I got dinner and churned this evening. Three children and I went to Mr Bookers. None of them was at home. We come back. I picked some snaps. Got some vines for the cows. Edna helped me milk. They have had a good time to day. Have some water mellons to day.

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Wednesday, August  8, 1923

Wednesday, August 8, 1923

A very hot day. No rain to stop work. There is a cloud rising now. I do hope it wont be very bad. Ben and Jim helped Norman work on his fire boxes this evening. I went to Mr. Bookers this evening. Mrs. Booker was not at home. She was gone to preaching. Mr. Emerson's girls and a Miss Reynolds come here this evening. I was glad that they come to see Edna. We had some nice mellons for them. Nellie made some jellie this morning. There is plenty of grapes now. William Brumfield was at Kate Harvey's yesterday.

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