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1919

Monday, June  9, 1919

Monday, June 9, 1919

A good day. They replanted some tobacco this morning & thined corn.

Josie has bin sick most all day. I got dinner then washed some. Henry went to Aunt Mollies & got some potatoe slips. Henry and I planted them. We have finished planting all that we want.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, June 19, 1919

Thursday, June 19, 1919

A shower this morning but a clear evening.

Ben & Jim sowed peas this morning. This evening Ben cut wheat for Lee Brumfield. Oskar Brumfield thined corn for Ben. Edna and I thined 26 rows this evening.

Josie made Ben two shirts today. I caned some beets. The first that I ever caned. I choped a little in the garden & replanted some cucumber hills. Put up some onions. We are getting plenty vegatables now.

10:15 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, August  7, 1919

Thursday, August 7, 1919

A day. The men folks pulled leaves. Edwin Brumfield helped them.

John & Christenia Brumfield went to George Blairs this morning and to Lee Brumfields this evening.

Josie got dinner this evening. She worked on Edna a dress.

Mrs. Owen went to see her brother to day.

This evening I went to the corn field to see if there was any snaps. I could not get any. I think all concidered they have got the sorriest crop I ever saw. I know they worke and tried but it is drowned.

I went to Marvins a few minutes. Alma come while I was there. I feel age and infirmities so much and hear so much complaint a bout things that no one can help that I cant hardly stand it.

10:10 oclock

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, September 16, 1919

Tuesday, September 16, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim and Owen cut corn all day. Josie & I peeled some peaches and made preserves. We had snaps for dinner, the last that we will get this year without it rains very soon.

Josie sewed some this evening and gathered some peas. We have finished shelling them tonight. I went and dug some potatoes & washed them.

Mr John Baily and Miss Angle was here this evening. They were going a round a bout the schools. They did not see Ben.

Edna got my book & pen and ink for me tonight.

9:15 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, September 17, 1919

Wednesday, September 17, 1919

A good day. Ben & Owen and Jim finished cutting corn.

Josie made Edna a dress and made some pickel of pears that she brought from her mothers orchard.

Marvin went to the saw mill twice today. Carrie washed some and ironed. William and Hattie Gilbert (col) picked peas.

I wrote Fannie Emerson a letter today. I went to Marvins this evening. Edna and Franklin went with me. We came by the orchard and picked up some apples.

8:45 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, September 20, 1919

Saturday, September 20, 1919

A good day. Jim & Ben hauled up a little corn. Jim hauled some rails and made his hog pen larger, then they stripped tobacco. Mr. Owen finished a cureing to day.

Josie and I commenced to wash. Josie got sick and had to quit. I finished. They got dry. Josie ironed some this evening.

Johnson Reynolds passed here this evening at work on the phone line.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, October 28, 1919

Tuesday, October 28, 1919

A very warm day for Oct. Ben & Jim and Owen plowed until dinner then Owen went to help Tom Peak shuck corn.

Ben & Jim & Henry went hunting to night.

Josie and I got dinner.

This evening I went to Marvins a few minutes.

The road machine worked in front of the house this morning.

Charles Harvey come this morning.

8:30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, December 15, 1919

Monday, December 15, 1919

A clear colde day. The boys hauled & shucked some corn. Mr Jim Doss got three pigs from here today.

Josie done a big washing. She washed at the house.

I got dinner.

Edna did not go to school to day. She has a very bad colde.

Mr Mayhew & his son Robert come tonight to play cards.

The baby is cross tonight. Josie is in Henrys bed a sleep with her.

9 30 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Thursday January 13, 1921

Thursday January 13, 1921

A cloudy day. Snowed a little this evening. Ben & Jim shucked some corn this morning with snow on it then stripped tobacco. Mr Owen got some wood.

Josie and I washed some this morning. Josie got dinner & supper.

The children went to school. It has bin a very colde day.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday January 23, 1921

Sunday January 23, 1921

A rainy morning. Cleared up a bout sunup then we had a good day. Josie and I got a snack for dinner. Henry had some shot he plays with his air rifle.

Ben went after Jim. Marvin went with him. I went as far as Kate Harveys. I was glad to go. Charles & Virginia & Virginia Moses was there. I was glad to see them all. Ben had some trouble with his car.

Carrie & the children come a while. I am glad that they come. Rubin Reynols come a few minutes. I was glad to see him. He is at home helping his father now to strip tobacco and shuck corn.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday February  5, 1921

Saturday February 5, 1921

A cloudy day. Jim and Ben and Owen shucked some corn and toated stalk to the cows then stripped tobacco. Hattie washed some here today. Josie got dinner & supper.

Made a place for little chickens and mended some this evening. Josie went to Carries. I staid with the children. Annie and Ta??ie Doss come. Brought the suit case home. I have got a very bad colde. Hope it will be better soon.

I am so near a sleep that I cant write much.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday February 17, 1921

Thursday February 17, 1921

A beautiful day. Jim & Ben shucked corn all day or a bout. I went and shucked one shock.

Josie both had a hand getting dinner. Josie baked a cream puding. It was fine. This evening I went to Marvins. Kate Harvey was there. She did not stay late. I was glad to see her. Osker come down here this evening. Irvin Harvey was with him. Oscar brough Ben clover seed. He got some butter. They had company to night.

Henry and Edna went to school to day.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday February 27, 1921

Sunday February 27, 1921

A cloudy day. Ben packed his tobacco down ready to load on the truck. Shucked some corn. Helped a man get his car out of the mud. Hitched Prince to the car and pulled it out. Went to meet Jim. Marvin went with him.

Josie and I went to Marvin. Edna, Franklin, and Mabel went. Henry went to Johnson Reynols. Heard to day that a childe was burnt to death at Clide Reynols's. No one know what will happen in a day. I feel glad when all is reasonable well and have enough of things to be comfortable. I wish I could be more thankful and more humble than I am.

Carrie comed my hair today.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday March  2, 1921

Wednesday March 2, 1921

A beautiful day. Ben & Jim shucked corn all the morning. Cut wood this evening. Josie got dinner. Henry & Edna went to school.

I went to Kate Harveys and eat dinner then Kate and I went to see Mag. Mag and the two little children was at home. The other children was at school. Johnson Reynolds & Clack Hubbard covered a shed to one of Kates houses today. I come by to see Mollie & Kate a few minutes. Jim Fargthing[?] had a cutting match to day. I rode on a waggon with a stranger as far as Renan.

Ben and Josie are putting up a stove that they bought yesterday.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday March 14, 1921

Monday March 14, 1921

A good morning. Rain this evening. Jim shucked corn to day. Ben plowed. Josie washed this morning. This evening she washed up the dineing room floor.

Elsie East called me this evening and said she could get a horse to take me fishing. I was a fraid to go. A fraid it would rain and it did. I was glad that we did not go. Hope that some day I can go but so many things happen. I may never go a gain. Eula Mayhew is home tonight to stay with Edna. Mr Mayhew got his truck in mud so that Jim & Ben had to help him get it out.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Tuesday March 15, 1921

Tuesday March 15, 1921

A good day. Ben shucked corn about all day. Jim until dinner. Then he went to the mill at White Falls. He carried Franklin with him. Josie commenced a dress for herself to day. I went to Cedar Forest. Elsie East carried me. She had a horse and buggy. We fished a while. Did not catch any thing worth anything. We had a good time any way.

Henry has commenced to sleep up stairs.

9 oclock

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Monday March 21, 1921

Monday March 21, 1921

A good day and very warm for March. Ben plowed all day. Jim worked in the garden. Mr Willie Allen and Mr Owen shucked corn today. Henry and Edna & Franklin went to school.

I have bin busy nearly all day.

Josie is at Mr Hubbards. I miss her and the baby so much. I went to Carries a few minutes this evening. She had bin sweeping. Harold Mayhew is at Marvins tonight.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday March 22, 1921

Tuesday March 22, 1921

A rainy day. Not so but what any one could work until late. Ben plowed this morning. Jim cleaned up the land some. Mr Owen finished shucking his corn and put it in the corn house. What belonged to us.

The children went to school.

I washed some and got a snack to eat.

Paul Smith come and got a setting of eggs this evening.

I get so lonesome when the most of the folks is gone that I dont know what to. Hope Josie can com home to morrow.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday May  9, 1921

Monday May 9, 1921

A good day. Ben hauled some this morning. Mr Young the light man come this morning. Jim come with him. Jim plowed the garden. Ben helped Young fix up the lights. He finished here this evening. Josie got dinner.

Josies turkey eggs hatched today. I hived a swarm of bees this morning and then they went a way.

I went to Marvins a few minutes this evening. I have bin mending Jims shirt to night.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday May 23, 1921

Monday May 23, 1921

A good day. Jim & Ben and Henry worked on the corn land all day.

Josie sewed on Edna a dress. Mabel is not well.

I went to Marvins and Carrie and all the children went to White Falls. We had a good trip. Hellen & Virginia come this morning a few minutes on busines. I caped a few straw berries tonight.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday August 24, 1921

Wednesday August 24, 1921

A clear dry day. Jim & Ben cut tobacco. Marvin helped them. Josie washed this morning and caned three cans of tomatoes this evening. She made Edna a gown. Edna is proud of her new gowns.

I went to Marvins a while. Carrie was sewing. She has done a lot of sewing for her children. I dont see how she does as well as she does with so many to do for.

Johnson Reynols come a while this evening. He said Bruce was helping his mother can tomatoes this evening. Some of them should her for she needs help.

The calf got in the corn field this evening. Josie got him out.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday September 12, 1921

Monday September 12, 1921

A good day. Ben hauled wood all day. Jim fired tobacco. Josie and I went to pick peas this morning. Mabel was not satisfied so Josie had to quit and bring Mabel home.

I staid until dinner and picked what I could. Josie picked some this evening. I went to George Blairs. Nettie Hendrickes was there. Miss Alice Hubbard and Ada Hutcherson come a while.

School at Renan commenced to day. I do hope that we can have a good school this time. Ben has gone possum hunting to night.

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday September 14, 1921

Wednesday September 14, 1921

A good day. Jim worked on the land that they want to sow in grain. Ben hauled some wood this morning.

This evening Ben & Josie and Mabel went to Gretna. They got books for the children and cloth to make them clothes. Josie ironed all the morning. I have bin at home all day today. This evening Carrie and the little girls come down here and staid a little while. I was glad that they come. We need rain a gain very bad.

Ben & Marvin has gone huntting.

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday September 16, 1921

Friday September 16, 1921

A good day. Jim & Ben cut corn this morning.

Jim went to Chatham this evening. Reese Smith carried him. All the Smith children went with him. Marvin was up there & come with them home. The Reynols boys went to Chatham to day to enter school. Johnson drove the car. He ran over Marvins dog. Dont know how bad it was hurt.

Kate & Mollie was at Marvins to day. Kate come down here. Did not stay but a little while. Virginia Harvey is in NC at Spray. She claims to be visiting Hellen Brumfield.

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday September 17, 1921

Saturday September 17, 1921

A good day. Was cloudy this morning but cleared off soon.

Ben jobed a round all day. Henry cut some corn. Josie got dinner. I washed a little. Ben carried Edna to Dr Owens this morning to have her lip worked on. I am troubled a bout her. Hope she may soon be well.

Reese carried me to White Falls. I caught a few fish. Paul & Roy went with us.

Ben has gone hunting tonight.

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday September 19, 1921

Monday September 19, 1921

A clear dry day. Jim & Ben cut corn. Marvin and his hand helped them this evening. Ben & Jim went to Renan. There was no one at the store. The children went to school. Franklin come home very much complaining. I hope he will soon be well.

Josie and I washed some quilts this morning. I am so glad that we are done that job.

Josie spent the evening mending on the clothes. I went to Marvins. Some of Carries children has bad colds. I sowed some on a quilt this evening and to night. Every one has gone to bed and I will go soon.

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday September 20, 1921

Tuesday September 20, 1921

A good day. Cloudy all day. Rain tonight. We need rain very bad. Jim & Ben finished cutting corn today. Josie washed. I wanted to help her but did not do much. Mabel was so cross and did not want to stay at the wash house. I come to the house and churned. Josie helped get dinner. I sewed on my quilt all evening and tonight. The children went to school. This evening Josie went to Marvins. She said Carrie was shelling butter beans and she helped her while she was there.

The tobacco markets opened to day. We heard that the tobacco solde very low. I was in hopes that good would sell well. Ben & Jim has not got any good.

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday October 13, 1921

Thursday October 13, 1921

A cool clear day. There was a killing frost this morning. Ben finished sowing wheat today. Jim shucked some corn. I washed some.

Josie got dinner. She had beef steak and potatoe pudding. We all enjoyed dinner.

Josie, Mabel and I went to Marvins this evening. They all seemed to be getting on well.

The children went to school to day.

Jim fed the cows corn stalks today. Every thing has dried up in the pasture. It is a gloomy time a bout something to feed on.

Last edit over 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday November 21, 1921

Monday November 21, 1921

A beautiful day. Jim & Ben shucked some corn this morning and fed the cows the stalks. Then they stripped tobacco until dinner. Josie and I persuaded Ben to go to the mill. Josie shelled some corn whle washed the dishes. We went with him. We fished some. We caught 39 fish dressed them and intend to cook them for breakfast in the morning. I was so glad to go fishing. We come by the store and bought a few things. Jim and Ben tied some tobacco to night. The children went to school except Mabel. She went with us fishing. I have not seen any of Marvins folks today.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Thursday November 24, 1921

Thursday November 24, 1921

A good day and warm. There was a rain bow was in the clouds this morning. It has rained a little tonight. Ben & Jim shucked some corn. Then they comence to cover the shed. Riped off the shingles. Josie ironed some this morning. I churned & killed a chicken. We cooked some parships the first time this fall. Kate Harvey come and brought us some salit. Reese Smith carried me to White Falls. I caught several fish. Paul Smith caught two fish. We come back by Renan store. Jim Thomson and family was there. Four of Mag Brumfield children was at the store. They all looked well. Mr Meguary[?]was here this morning. We bought a few things from him.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
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