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1921

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 over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday February 18, 1921

Friday February 18, 1921

A good day. Ben [and] Jim hauled feed and a load of corn today. Ben went to Gretna this evening to meet Nellie & Evylin. I went with him. We carried 12 hens and 7 doz eggs. We bought several things. I am glad that Nell & Evylin come.

Josie ironed most of the day.

Henry & Edna went to school. Carrie come a few minutes this evening. I did not see her. Would like to see them all but cant tell when that will be. May not ever see them a gain but hope I will.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday February 19, 1921

Saturday February 19, 1921

A bad evening. Hail and rain. Jim & Ben cut stalks for feed this morning. Henry helped them. Josie got dinner. I boiled some meat at the wash house and burnt some bre[ad?]. Evlyn made some candy and poped some corn. The children is foolish a bout Evylin. She is good to play with them. Ben & Jim put some tobacco in the pit after it commenced to rain.

Marvin come a while this evening. Josie got supper tonight. Nellie and Evylin washed dishes to night.

Last edit over 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 over 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 about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday March  3, 1921

Thursday March 3, 1921

A changable day. Clear tonight and the wind blowing. Jim and Ben hauled stalks and corn this morning. Ben hauled wood this evening. Jim cut in the woods. Josie baked a cake in the oil stove this morning.

I went to see Mrs Edmons. Found her sitting up. She looks feeble. She is improving. They have a col woman staying there. They were making a canvas for the plant beds. Miss Carter stopd here a while. We all are all ways glad to see her.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday March  8, 1921

Tuesday March 8, 1921

A good day. Jim and Ben plowed most of the day. Josie sowed. Made the baby some under bodies. I potered a round until dinner. Then I went with Carrie and the children to Gretna. Reese drove the car. We had a good trip. Bought a few things. Miss Carter come in a few minutes. Eula Mayhew come in a while. Mr Owen hauled a load of corn this morning. Ben has bin playing the musick box to night. I enjoy hearing it.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday March  9, 1921

Wednesday March 9, 1921

A cloudy day. Rain & thunder this evening. The first thunder cloud of the year. Henry went to school. Edna did not go.

Ben & Jim hauled some feed and corn this morning. Ben bought Kates heifer from Edmons this morning. Jim & Ben plowed this evening until it rained. Carrie come a few minutes.

Josie & Carrie went to the turnip patch to cut salit. It rained and they had to quit. I went to the plant bed this morning. This evening I sowed on the canvas for the plant bed.

Last edit about 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
Wednesday March 16, 1921

Wednesday March 16, 1921

A good day. Jim and Ben finished shucking corn. I got dinner. Josie ironed some. She has bin so troubled all day that she could not work much. Poor little Henry went to Gretna last night though he would go to Richmond but he did not get off. His father brought him home. We were all so glad to have him home again. I do hope he wont try it a gain soon.

Edna went to school. Miss Carter let her go on the buggy with her. Carrie and the children come a little while late this evening.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday March 18, 1921

Friday March 18, 1921

A good day. Ben & Jim got up their corn by twelve oclock then Jim plowed and Ben and Josie went to Gretna. Bought a few things. I stayed with the baby. Henry & Edna and Franklin all went to school. Josie ironed some this morning. I got dinner. We all went to Marvins this evening. Mollie Reynolds was there. I was glad to see her.

Tonight Jim & Ben & Henry went to the school house to a meeting of the farmers. Mr McCormic staid at Marvins last night.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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 about 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 about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday May  3, 1921

Tuesday May 3, 1921

A cloudy cool day. Have needed fires all day. Jim worked on his tobacco ground. Ben went to Long Island for roofing for the barn shelters. Marvin and Henry went with him. Ben carried corn to the mill. Josie made Henry two shirts and two pair of curtains. I churned this morning. This evening I went to Marvins. Carrie was makeing Eva a dress.

Heard of several planting tobacco today. It is very early to plant yet it may do well.

Last edit about 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
Thursday May 19, 1921

Thursday May 19, 1921

A good day. Jim worked the garden. Ben fixed a mellon patch and went to the mill at Cedar Forest. I went with him. Edna & Mabel went. I fished a little while. Caught 4 fish all small.

Josie and Edna & Franklin & Mabel was all at Marvins this evening. I am glad that they come to see Carrie. Effie & Hellen and Doris Brumfield and Virginia Harvey was at Marvins this evenin. The first time they have come this year. Effie & Hellen will stay all night at Mags to night.

9 oclock

I shelled two bushels of corn this morning.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Friday May 20, 1921

Friday May 20, 1921

A good day. The boys planted corn all day. Henry done the planting. Jim layed off the rows. Josie ironed all the morning. I worked over my chicken coops. Helped get a snack for dinner.

I went to Marvins. I worked a few button holes.

Josie went to Renan store. She bought some fish. Cooked them for supper. They were fine.

The cow got in the garden. Did not do much damage.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday May 21, 1921

Saturday May 21, 1921

A good day. The boys planted corn all day. Josie washed windows and scrubed floors. I done nothing as usual. Josie baked a cake this evening.

Reese Smith carried me to White Falls. I fished. I caught 19 fish. Paul Smith went with us tonight. Floid Reynols & Aubra Brumfield come here and ask Henry to go camping. I dont like no such. Hope nothing nothing wont happen to them.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
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 June  1, 1921

Wednesday June 1, 1921

A good day. The boys worked in their tobacco all day. Josie sewed some this morning. This evening she starched the clothes and ironed most of them.

I went with Carrie and the children to White Falls. They carried corn. The miller could not grind it but swaped meal for the corn. We fished some. Caught some fish. Stopped at Mount Airy and at Renan. Johnson & Mollie went to Chatham. They carried Mildred Fergerson with them.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Tuesday June 21, 1921

Tuesday June 21, 1921

A good day. We need rain bad. Ben finished cutting Kate Harveys wheat. He got done by twelve oclock. He come home for dinner. Jim plowed some to day.

Ben shelled two bushels of corn and went to the mill at Cedar Forest. Henry and Franklin and I went with him. Josie washed a big washing. She washed this evening.

Marvin and Carrie and Reese went to Altavista and went over to Bedford to visit the Reese homested.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday June 24, 1921

Friday June 24, 1921

A good day. Ben & Jim got the wheat up & stacked it. It was a mighty hot job. Henry thined some corn. Josie ironed some this evening. Carrie and the children except Paul and went to White Falls. Marvin sent some corn. We fished. Reese & Roy went batheing. Hazel & Eva waded in the water some. We caught several small fish. I did enjoy the trip. Gladis & Hildah Bru come a while this evening.

Stewart Owen has fever. I do hope he may get well soon.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Saturday June 25, 1921

Saturday June 25, 1921

A good morning. Rain this evening. Ben & Jim helped Marvin get up some hay then Marvins folks helped thin corn until they finished.

Josie got dinner. I picked a few black berries. I caned a half gallon & had all they would eat for dinner and supper. I sowed some on a quilt this evening. I slept a long nap after dinner. Something I dont often do.

Well we are all glad of the good rain that come this evening.

John has come to night. I am glad.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday July  1, 1921

Friday July 1, 1921

A good day. Very warm. Ben & Jim finished getting up their hay and plowed some in the corn. Josie and Ben went to Strait Stone this morning. Josie ironed sowed[?] some today.

I went to Carries. I did not stay long. Marvin come from Gretna with someone. He sent me home on the car. He brought some ice. Carrie & Josie made cream. We had more then we could eat. Ben & Josie has gone to Renan. Carried Kate Harveys some of the cream.

Last night a bout one in the morning a bug got in my ear. I could of cried if it would of done any good. Got it out after 3 this a.m.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday July  5, 1921

Tuesday July 5, 1921

A good day. Ben & Jim plowed corn all day. Nellie and Josie picked berries all the morning. They got a fine lot. Nellie preserved hers. Josie caned what she got.

I got dinner and churned. I have not seen Carrie today. Mr McNary[?] is at Marvins tonight.

None of my folks went to Strait Stone to see the show. Henry wanted to go bad. The rest did not come.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday July  6, 1921

Wednesday July 6, 1921

A good day. Had a little shower this evening. Jim & Ben finished plowing corn today. Jim helped pick berries this evening. Ben worked on the shelters at the barn. He went to Clack Hubbards and got some nails and sugar. Christenia Reynols was here this evening. She come on a bycile. Henry could not let it a lone.

I went to Marvins a few minutes this evening. Carrie had washed today. Josie done a big washing this morning. Nellie caned some berries this morning.

9 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday July 19, 1921

Tuesday July 19, 1921

A good day. We need rain very bad. Jim plowed some this morning. Ben went to Richard Woodings and helped top his tobacco & thin corn. Richard is in a hospittle. There was some 7 or 8 men to help.

Josie washed a big washing this morning. This evening Ben & Josie & Fannie & Julia, Edna & Franklin & Mabel all went to the store. Tonight Ben & Josie and Fannie and Julia has all gone to Piny Grove to preaching.

I went to Marvins a few minutes. I lost my glasses this evening. We had I put them in a book and Henry carried them up stairs. Mr John Smith and part of his family come to Marvins this evening.

Capt Tate is dead.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday August  3, 1921

Wednesday August 3, 1921

A good day. Sprinkled rain a few times. Not enough to do any good. Jim & Ben and Henry worked in the tobacco all day.

Josie washed a big washing. I helped some. We had corn & caned beef for dinner. This evening Isla & Cordie come to see Mrs Car. I was glad to see them if they did not come to see me. Trinkle was elected yester day. We are all sorry.

I have not seen any of Marvins folks today. Reese would of carried me to White Falls but I was a fraid there would be a cloud. I am sorry that I did not go.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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