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1921

Friday June  3, 1921

Friday June 3, 1921

A good day. The men folks worked tobacco all day. Ben went to Hubbard's store tonight. He carried three of the children with him. Josie ironed most of the day. This evening I went to Marvins. Thought I might get to go to the store but Reese was so busy that he could not go. Carry was sewing on a dress for her self. Ben got done his little[?] crop of tobacco. Hope they can get Jims done tomorrow. We have a good garden for this time of the year.

Henry is reading and it will soon be 10 oclock.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday September  6, 1921

Tuesday September 6, 1921

Another hot dry day. Ben finished cutting his tobacco and finished Jims. Josie sewed. Made waists for Franklin.

I got what dinner we had. This evening I worked button holes in Pauls waists.

Josie and I and the children went to Marvins. Carrie was sewing. She has done more sewing than any one that I know of.

I want to see Kate bad. I intend to go to see her soon if I can get to any way.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday November 13, 1921

Sunday November 13, 1921

A good day. There was ice a plenty this morning. I went to Kate Harveys this morning. Went by Reynols's and come back by there. Jim Brumfield come with Posie from Gretna. Johnson brought us home. Posie & Charlott come with us. I was glad to get to ride but hate to be a trouble. I eat dinner with Kate. Dr Wiggonton & Pearl was there. I was glad to see them. Ben & Josie staid at home. I did not see Carrie to day. The little boys was here a while this evening. I am glad that Jim got home and did not have to walk.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
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
Monday December 12, 1921

Monday December 12, 1921

A good day. Jim & Ben shucked a shock of corn and gave the stalk to the cows. Then they loaded up the car with Jims scrap meat and sausage, a few chickens and went to Chatham. I think they did fine. They attended to several things and got home before dark. I am very glad that they went. The roads are very good now. Josie scrubed some floors and got dinner. I went to George Blairs. Denia was not at home. She had gone to Altavista with Otho and Sallie. I would of bin glad to see her but I dont blame her. If it was me I think [?] go evry chance I could get. I spent a pleasant evening with the girls. The children went to school today.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker

1920

Saturday, May 15, 1920

Saturday, May 15, 1920

A clear cool day. There was frost this morning. Enough to bite tender things. The boys finished hilling [?] up Jims new ground. Jim planted some potato slips this evening. Josie got dinner. I ironed this morning. This evening I killed two chickens and churned the[n] went to Marvins. Josie and children went to Marvins. 8 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Wednesday, June 23, 1920

Wednesday, June 23, 1920

A rainy morning. Clear tonight. Jim & Ben plowed some in the corn until the land got two wet. They cut wheat this evening, finished Owens and cut some on Jims. Charles & Jack Harvey come down here a little while this evening. Jack was going to Richmon tonight. At least start tonight. Franklin is sick but we hope he will getting better. I got dinner and ironed some. 9 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Thursday, June 24, 1920

Thursday, June 24, 1920

A good day. Clouds a round but very little rain. We hope Franklin is improve. They had the Dr to see him last night. Ben and Jim plowed corn a while this morning then cut Jims wheat & finished Marvins wheat. I got most of the dinner. We had snaps & potatoes and beets and fried chicken. Jim plowed some in the garden this evening. The garden is lookin well now. 9 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Tuesday, June 29, 1920

Tuesday, June 29, 1920

A good day. I am at Jims yet. Ola Jefferson spent the day here. This evening Alma and Ola went to [?] Lizzie kept the children. Tonight Lonnie carried [?] & Lizzie and I to Billie Bennetts. I was glad to go. I would like to know what they are doing at home.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday, September 10, 1920

Friday, September 10, 1920

A good day. The men pulled Jims tobacco. He is done [?] his crop. I handed leaves this evening. William Gilbert helped Jim today. Betty Haley washed today. Mabel is right much better off to day. Owens baby is sick. I got dinner today. Ben has bin at the barn today and tonight. Henry Blair and Charles Harvey come to the barn to day. 8:30 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Thursday, January 12, 1922

Thursday, January 12, 1922

A colde day. Very disa greeable day. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco. The children went to school. Josie sewed some. I got dinner. We had chicken for dinner. The last of Jims game chickens. I went to George Blairs. Cordie is sick. She was some better than she has bin. I hope she may get well soon. Josie wrote to Carrie tonight. I am glad that she did. I miss Carrie so much I cant hardly stay at home.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, February 27, 1922

Monday, February 27, 1922

A good day. Ben loaded on his & Jims tobacco this morning, Mr John Tucker carried it to Danville. The roads is very rough. Norman Booker helped Ben handle his tobacco.

Henry & Edna went to school.

Jim & Nellie come this evening. I was glad that they did. Oscar Brumfield brought them from Gretna. We miss Ben tonight. It is the first time he has been a way in a long time.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Ladybug1492
Sunday, May 28, 1922

Sunday, May 28, 1922

A very cool day for the last of May. We need rain so they people can finish planting tobacco. Ben & Norman [Booker?] walked a round some this morning then Ben carried [mms] Car to Mr. Towers. They come here for dinner then thay started to Charlottsvill. I hope they got there ok. Wish I knowed about them Reubin & Robbert & Christenia & Jane Reynolds come to see us a while this evening Asa Anderson come to thake Frannie Power home. I will miss Fannie. We found Jims turkey here tonight.

Last edit over 6 years ago by kleind
Sunday, July 16, 1922

Sunday, July 16, 1922

A good morning rain this evening. We all staid at home all day. Mrs Car & Henry made ice cream. I got dinner fried chicken cooked butter beans & potatoes baked tea cakes. Ben looked for Jims turkey did not find her. Jim come home with Norman Booker from Gretna. Jo Edmons and [Jac?son] Emerson come to see Henry. They all went to the branch to bathe. Josey & Johnson & Charlott come a few minutes. Edna helped milk this morning & tonight. Oh Lord take care of all of us.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, December  4, 1922

Monday, December 4, 1922

A raining tonight. The boys finished stripping Bens cureing of tobacco and put some of Jims in the pit. The children went to school. Nellie & I got dinner. Hattie Gilbert washed and all of the clothes is on the garden fence. Josie has suffered a lot today. Nellie heard from Evylin today. I planted a few little bulbs today. Ben and Norman Booker wanted to start to Gretna in the morning but they could not load their tobacco so they cant go. Our cows got in Booker field this morning. Jim got them out.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, December 12, 1922

Tuesday, December 12, 1922

A cloudy most of the day. Jim & Ben finished stripping Jims cureing of tobacco and loaded it on the waggon ready for market. They have gone to Renan tonight. Josie has suffered a lot today. Nellie and Fanny ground the sausage meat and made the sausage. That was a great help. I dried out the [?]. Worked at the wash house all the evening. I am so glad that much is done. The children went to school. Franklin come home complaining but he is Ok now as far as I can tell.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart

1923

Thursday, July 26, 1923

Thursday, July 26, 1923

A good day. I am at Tim Bennetts. Eat breakfast and dinner here. Then Gorden carried Lizzie and I to Jo Towlers. Found them well and seemed to be doing well. Then went to Billie Bennetts. They were all well but Sister Nan[n]ie. She looks feeble. Jimmie and Bessie was there and Ella and Elender and Lizzie Bennett come to see us. I was glad that I met with them once more. Gordon come for us about sundown. We had a pleasant evening. Lizzie got supper and milked. Gordon milked as she was late.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Wednesday, August  1, 1923

Wednesday, August 1, 1923

A rainy morning. Clear this evening. The men suckered tobacco today. Alma wanted to go home. Ben carried her home. He let me and three children went with him. We found them well at Jims. We stopped at Gretna and bought a few things. We got home in good time. Johnson stopped and looked at the phone. Said he would come in the morning and fix it up. I will miss Alma. She cooked and helped me so good. The children all like Alma. She was so good to them Ben said she fed them good while I was a way. Ben and Henry milked this morning.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Friday, August 17, 1923

Friday, August 17, 1923

A cloudy day and some rain. Not enough to stop work. The men suckered tobacco. Jimm went to Strait Stone to get the horses shod and flue joints. Got dinner. Nellie caned some tomatoes and gathered some grapes. We staid at home and I have no news. Lelia Ward went to a lodge meeting. Mabel got a letter from Edna to day. I got one from Kitty Reynols. I am glad to hear from any of them. I want to go for Edna tomorrow but the men is so busy I am afraid they wont go. Fraklin and Mabel has bad colds.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Sunday, November 18, 1923

Sunday, November 18, 1923

A good day. Ben and the children and I went to Marvin's. Carrie had a good dinner. Fried chicken and tomatoes and macaronie and chees caned peaches and fruit cake. It was all good and nice. This evening Carrie and I and Henry and Reese went to see my sister Nannie Bennett. She has bin sick and looks bad now but I hope she may soon get well. All of Nannies daughters was there. I was glad to see them. We come by Tims[or Jims?] and talked with them a minutes.[sic] We got home in good time. I got supper. Ben and Henry has gone some where. To St. Andrews I guess.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Nathani
Monday, December  3, 1923

Monday, December 3, 1923

A good day. Ben and Jim got up this morning at 4 o'clock loaded the car. Henry and Ben loaded Ben's car and Mr. Booker and Jim loaded Mr. Bookers. They eat breakfast and started to Gretna. They went and unloaded and was back by nine o'clock. Loaded and went back by twelve o'clock. Ben got home by ten[?]. They are stripping on Jims last cureing. I talked with Effie B. this evening. She has bin to Black Burg. She said that Willie B[a?]rns was sick. I am so sorry. Hope se may get well soon. Mabel and [I] went to Mr. Bookers.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Nathani
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