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1921

Friday January 28, 1921

Friday January 28, 1921

A clear day. The snow melted very fast this evening. Jim and Ben stripped tobacco. Mr Owen helped them to day.

Josie and I both got the dinner. Josie finished her old quilt that she was pieceing on and made a pillow slip. I went to Marvins a while. Marvin was mending their shoes.

Henry went to school. Had a fight with Sam Owen.

Ben got a letter from Dr Neff this evening. He did not write very encourageing a bout Josies condition. It cast a gloom over them. I am in hopes she may get on better than he expects. I am so sorry for them & cant helpe.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday February  2, 1921

Wednesday February 2, 1921

A skiff of snow this morning. All gone tonight. Jim loaded the wagon with tobacco and started to Gretna. I hope he got there ok. Ben and Josie went to Jim Powers. Mrs Car did come with them home. They think now that they will go to Charlottsville in the morning.

Franklin is bad off with colde. Henry went to school to day.

Ben bought Edna a new pair of shoes today. Josie and I ironed some to day. I killed a chicken for dinner.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday February 20, 1921

Sunday February 20, 1921

A very bad day. Hail and rain and snow. The trees was covered with ice. Cleaned up this evening. We all staid at home until evening then Ben and Josie went with Nellie and Evylin to Gretna. They was going home on the train. Ben & Josie got home some time be fore night. We enjoyed Nell & Evylin stay with us.

Josie got dinner. She had a good one.

Ben milked for me today.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday February 21, 1921

Monday February 21, 1921

A very bad day. Colde and some snow. Ben & Jim & Marvin stripped tobacco some. Henry and Edna went to school.

Josie went to Marvins a few minutes. Josie and Carrie ordered them a musick box a peice. I hope that they may get them ok. I got dinner. I boiled hogs face & feet.

I have tacked a few rags for a rug if I ever get it made.

Today is 56 years a go I was married.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday February 22, 1921

Tuesday February 22, 1921

A good day. Snow a bout all gone. Ben & Jim and Marvin stripped tobacco all day. Josie got dinner. She sewed on her quilt this evening. I made two bolster slips and seven pillow slips. I went to Marvins a little while this evening.

Henry and Edna went to school.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday December 22, 1921

Thursday December 22, 1921

A colde day partly cloudy. Hailing and snowing tonight. Jim shucked some corn and toated stalks for the cows. Ben sawed wood at Kate Harveys. Brought the engine & saw home tonight. Ben went to Strait Stone tonight. He went for medicine for Mabel. She has a colde and is very hoarse. We are a fraid she will have the croup. Josie ironed today and worked on her cakes some. I got dinner. Denia Blair come a little while. I was glad that she come. Two of the Doss girls come a few minutes. They borrowed a last. Said they wanted to mend shoes. I am sorry that it is weathering. Did hope it would stay good until Jim could get home. We sent Kates turkey to her this morning.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday December 23, 1921

Friday December 23, 1921

A good day. The land was covered with hail and snow but it nearly all melted before night. Ben & Jim did not do much of anything this morning. This evening Ben carried Jim to Gretna on his way to Chatham to spend the holidays with his folks. Josie and Henry went with them. They got home in good time. They bought several things. Among them they got some cow feed. I am so glad of that. Ben is in the basement not trying to stain the floors. Josie made me a nice apron tonight. I am glad of it. I got several Xmas cards from the grand children & friends. I killed 4 chickens and dressed them ready to cook. Two for Jim. Heard to day that Oscar Brumfield is sick. Hope he may soon be well. I do hope that Mabel will soon be well a gain.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Memoranda (ii)

Memoranda (ii)

The first snow of the winter of 1921 and 1922 fell on the 22nd of December 1921.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Lisa

1920

Friday, January  2, 1920

Friday, January 2, 1920

A clear cold morning wind and a little snow this evening. Ben & Jim ground their axes this morning. Josie & I got dinner.

Ben carried Nellie and Evylin to Gretna this evening. I went with them did not suffer much with colde. Josie had supper about done when we got home.

Tonight Thelma & Mary and Ben has gone to Lee Brumfields to a dance. Mary and Thelma went to George Blairs,

9 oclock

Last edit over 7 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, January  4, 1920

Sunday, January 4, 1920

A cold day. Snowed some to night. The wind is blowing and very cold. I got up this morning and made two fires and went to the spring then got breakfast. Ben carried Thelma & Mary to Long Island this morning on their way to Richmond. I hope they are there now. Josie staid at home and got dinner. I went to George Blairs. They had a nice dinner. Kate Harvey spent the day at Carries. Marvin carried Virginia to Gretna on her way to school. 9 o clock. A fire in Danville last night.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Paul V
Friday, January 16, 1920

Friday, January 16, 1920

A bad day. Hailed a little and snowed some. Tonight it is raining. Jim & Ben got up a plant bed. Ben & Josie went to Renan and bought several things. Josie got dinner. I went to Marvin's a few minutes this evening. Mrs Mayhew is very sick. She gave birth to twins this morning. They are dead. Henry & Edna went to school. Mr. Dick Wooding brought Edna home. 8 30 oclock I am not well tonight.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Neil Brumfield
Thursday, February 19, 1920

Thursday, February 19, 1920

A colde day. Wind & scralls [?]of snow. Ben carried logs to the saw mill. Jim cut. Josie worked on Mabel apron some this evening. She went to Marvins a few minutes. She got some packages through the mail to day. I finished stichess my quilt. Henry went to school. Edna did not go. I think Franklin will soon be well.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Tuesday, February 24, 1920

Tuesday, February 24, 1920

A rainy day. Ben & Owen went to George Blairs and got a load of hay. They got about wet unloading it. Jim cut until he got about wet. Henry went to school. We got no mail today. Evry one that would of carried was sick. Josie got dinner. I rinsed this evening. We both sewed on quilts. Tonight Ben & Henry went to Marvins and it is snowing. Most of us are nearly sick with coldes.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Wednesday, February 25, 1920

Wednesday, February 25, 1920

A colde day. The ground was covered in snow this morning. The boys here did no try to work out. Josie got dinner. I sowed on my quilt most of the time. I am not well. Hope I wont get any worse. Nat Wooding carried the mail today. I am very glad that he was able to go. I got a pair of shoes to day. Don't know yet who ordered them. Anyway I am glad of them. Nearly all of the children are complaining. I do hope that they will be better soon.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Thursday, February 26, 1920

Thursday, February 26, 1920

A very colde day. Spit snow part of the time. Jim & Ben worked on their baskets all the morning. They went to Strait Stone this evening. I think they got very colde. Josie has done most all the work today. I have felt bad all day. I sowed on my quilt some. Carrie come a few minutes this evening. Marvin is here tonight. The children went to school.

8 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Monday, February 30, 1920

Monday, February 30, 1920

A bad day. Snowed all day. Marvin & boys come down & got their [?] cut. Josie milked for me this morning the first time any one has milked for me this winter. I have felt bad all day. Franklin is better I hope. I wrote two letters to day one to Effie & one to John. I do hope I may feel better by morning.

7 oclock The baby will be 5 months old tomorrow and weighs 12 pound.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Monday, March  1, 1920

Monday, March 1, 1920

A bright colde day. The land was covered in snow this morning. Jim & Ben could not work out of doors. Ben worked on his basket some. Josie done all the work to day. I have set up all day. Hope I will feel well as usual in the morning. Carrie come a few minutes this evening. I am always glad for her to come. I do want them all to get well and the weather to get better so bad. All that I can do is to wait.

7 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Sunday, March  7, 1920

Sunday, March 7, 1920

A cloudy and snowed untwelve. Colde and clear to night. Lee Brumfield & Hugh come eat dinner with us. Henry & Hugh went out. The dogs caught a possome. Hugh started home with it. Josie done the work a gain today. I set by the fire. Do hope I may be able to work soon.

8 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Wednesday, January 11, 1922

Wednesday, January 11, 1922

A bad morning. Rain and a little snow. Tonight a colde wind is blowing. Ben & Jim stripped some tobacco this morning and sawed some wood this evening. Josie ironed some this morning. She got dinner & washed the dishes. I ironed some. Henry & Edna went to school. It was a bad day for them. Ben broke a peice of the light enjoine today. We have the lamps to night for lights. We miss the lights so much. Cordie Blair is sick. I hope she may soon be well a gain. 9 oclock

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, January 16, 1922

Monday, January 16, 1922

A bad day. Snowed all day. Not very cold. Mabel is sick. I am so sorrie for her & her mother.

Jim & Ben stripped tobacco. Mr Norman Booker helped them. I killed a chicken & dressed it and got dinner. Helped to holde Mabel some. Josie done what she could. She had to rock Mabel most of the time. Henry & Edna went to school as bad as it was. I have bin mending overalls tonight.

I sympathize with all the poor and hard up people and the sick and that is the most of them.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Ladybug1492
Friday, January 27, 1922

Friday, January 27, 1922

A very bad day it was snowing this morning when we got up and it is snowing yet 8 o clock at night. It is drifted in places so that any one cant hardly go through it. Jim has fed the chicken & turkeys and cows. Ben milked and has brought the water. Josie got dinner. She cooked black eye peas and had a stew. I made some bats and sewed on my quilt some. Our mail carrier did no come today. We mis the mail. There was no school today.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Saturday, January 28, 1922

Saturday, January 28, 1922

A snowy morning. There is the most snow on the land that is ever on it in this part of Va. The wind is not as colde as it is some times. Ben made some paths. He worked two horses to a drag. Jim shoveled a lot of snow from the stables and hen houses. He feeds the chickens and hogs. Ben milked for me yesterday and today. Josie got dinner & ironed today. Mr Mayhew come by and stayed some time playing games with Ben & the children. The mail did not come yesterday or today. We mis it so much.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Sunday, January 29, 1922

Sunday, January 29, 1922

A cloudy day most of the time. Snow melted some all day. We all staid at Home all day except Ben. He went to Mr Bookers a little while. Johnson Reynols come this morning and staid a while. I got dinner except the bread Josie made that. I killed and cooked a chicken and baked a molasses pudding. Josie washed the dishes after Dinner. I wrote Carrie a letter to day. Oh how I miss them. I would like so much to know how all of my children are getting on in this bad spell but cant know.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Sunday, February  5, 1922

Sunday, February 5, 1922

A bad day. There was rain snow and hail last night and this morning. We all had to stay at home and no one come. There is no one passin or very little. We had three meals. For dinner we had caned pork. It was fine. Josie bathed Mabel & Franklin & Edna bathed herself. Henry read most of the day,

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, February  7, 1922

Tuesday, February 7, 1922

Snow this morning and cold & windy to night. Ben & Josie milked for me this morning & tonight. Jim fired the meat all day. Ben carrie Henry & Edna to school on the horses and went for them this evening.

Josie got dinner. I sewed some.

Ben made some quilting frames. Josie froze cream for supper.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Thursday, February  9, 1922

Thursday, February 9, 1922

A bad day. Snowed some. Ben & Jim did not work any this morning. This evening Ben & Jim went to Gretna in the car. They got stalled on the hill between here and the barn. Made the ballance of the way OK. Ben got home before dark. Josie had a letter from Carrie today. We are so glad to hear from them. We heard to day that Smith the Banker had left Gretna. We are very sorrie for that. Josie milked to night. I got supper. The children & Ben are playing carrum. I think they know their lessons. Mabel is up yet.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Friday, February 10, 1922

Friday, February 10, 1922

A cloudy day. No rain or snow. We have done as near nothing as we could. Ben & Josie milked morning & night. Ben went to Mags and Kates this evening. Found them well. The children got letters from Reese & Paul today. We are always glad to hear from any of them. Josie and I sent several valintines cards to relatives I miss Jim so much. Hope he is at home OK. Ben put shoes on Mr Bookers horse this morning. Henry & Edna went to school. The roads are so mudy that you cant hardly travil. Josie got a fall this evening.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Saturday, February 11, 1922

Saturday, February 11, 1922

A very warm day for February. The snow is about all gone. Ben & Henry shucked some corne and fed the stalks. This evening they sawed some wood in the woods. Josie killed and dress a chicken & baked a cake. We boiled some meat and stewed fruit for dinner. I washed a few garments & a lot of olde stockings. Ben & Josie milked night and morning. The children played games tonigh. Ben has gone to Strait Stone to meet at the lodge. He went horse back. The mud is so bad.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Thursday, February 16, 1922

Thursday, February 16, 1922

Snowed again last night and have not thawed but very little allday. Today it is a very bad time. Ben & Josie milked today. I am not going out much. We dressed two chickens today and cooked one. Henry went to school the weather was two bad for Edna. Franklin & Mabel has bad colds. I think Jim feels better than he did yesterday. I know I hope he does. I am sorry for myself and every boddy esle [crossed out] else. I want to hear from all of my children and grand children. Do hope that the weather will get good.

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

Wednesday, March 1, 1922

A bad day. Hailed & snowed and rained all day. Hailing now 8 oclock at night. The men folks fed the stock and made fires. Ben & Josie milked. I churned and got dinner. We had turnip salit & poached eggs. Nellie & Jim brought the sallit from Chatham. We were very glad of it. Henry & Edna went to school. Mabel has cried a lot all the morning. Was better all the evening. Nellie was complaining all evening. Hope she will soon be teethed.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Ladybug1492
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