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1921

Sunday August 14, 1921

Sunday August 14, 1921

A good day. A little rain this evening.

We all staid at home all the morning. Josie got dinner. She had snaps and corn & pies as good as they could be. Ben made a swing for the porch and put it up. I think it is fine. I went to Marvins this evening. They had some mellons. They were very fine in flavor.

Ben & Josie went to look for the turkeys. Did not find them. I hope nothing wont happen to them.

Jim come home ok tonight. We were all so glad to see him.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday August 19, 1921

Friday August 19, 1921

A beautiful day. The men worked in the tobacco all day. They say that the worms are very bad.

Josie caned six cans of corn and tomatoes.

This evening Ben carried Josie, Edna, & Franklin and Mabel to Mr Jim Powers to see Mrs Fletcher Car & children. Ben said he did not get out of the car. I know he did not stay long any where. Tonight Ben & Henry has gone after them.

I sent 8 chickens for Miss Anna Hubbard.

Have ironed some this evening.

Last edit over 9 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 about 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 about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday September 15, 1921

Thursday September 15, 1921

A good day. Had a little rain a bout day this morning. Need more bad. Ben sowed some rye this morning. Jim shelled some corn this morning. Ben went to the mill this evening. Carried corn & rye & wheat. I went with him on the waggon. I fished while they ground the grain. I caught several fish. I intend to fry them in the morning.

Josie has raked a place in the garden and sowed turnip seed on it. I do hope that they may come up and grow.

Ben and Josie dug bait for me while I changed my dress and shoes.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
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 about 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 about 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 about 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 about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday September 21, 1921

Wednesday September 21, 1921

A good day. It is raining now. That is what we need.

Ben went to Mr Eanes's today to help cover a house. Jim shelled corn and got out wheat. Fixin to go to the mill in the morning.

The children went to school today. Josie starched her clothes and ironed some to day. I sewed on my quilt. I went to Marvins late this evening. Carrie was shelling butter beans. I shelled while I staid. Come home and fed the chickens and milked the cows. By the time a done that Josie had supper ready.

Ben & Jim went to Marvins to tie tobacco. I guess they will get wet comeing home.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday September 22, 1921

Thursday September 22, 1921

A good day. We had a good shower last night and every one is so glad.

Jim went to the mill this morning. Had his wheat cleaned and some corn ground. He sowing some turnips and worked on the trees triming them up. Ben worked at Eanes's. I will be glad when he gets done there. Ben & Jim has gone to Marvins to tie tobacco tonight. Josie ironed all the morning. I got dinner.

We all went to Marvins a while this evening. Carrie was shelling peas. Josie helped her while she was there. Well I am a sleep. Will quit now.

Last edit about 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
Saturday October 22, 1921

Saturday October 22, 1921

A bright day. Not a cloud in sight. Jim stripped tobacco. Ben shelled some corn. Josie is very much complaining with her jaw. I know she suffers with it.

This evening Ben & Henry went to the mill. Henry drove the team as far as Mount Airy. Reese carried me to White Fall on Bens car. I did not catch any fish. Ben did not get his grain ground. I went by Marvins this evening. Carrie was looking better than she did yesterday. I hope that Josie & Carrie may be well soon.

Well my birth day has bin a disapointment. I had hoped to catch some fish and I think Josie felt so bad that she freted with me all day. Reese gave me a little sack of candy for my birthday. John & Edwin and Christenia is here. Christenia is sick to night. I am so sorry. I hope to see some more birth days but I may not. I am 75.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Friday October 28, 1921

Friday October 28, 1921

A good day. Cloudy in the morning but no rain and we need rain so bad. Jim stripped tobacco all day. Ben shelled some corn & went to the mill. He got his grain ground.

I done all of the feeding of chickens and cows & opossomes. Helped get dinner. Josie made some candy for the school entertainment. Alcie Callands washed for Josie today. She is a good hand. I went to Marvins a few minutes

Jim & Ben went to Willie Mayhews for a hog that Ben bought from Mayhew.

I hope he may have good luck with her. There was to be speaking at the school house tonight. Our folks did not go.

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
Tuesday November 29, 1921

Tuesday November 29, 1921

A good day. Ben and Jim shucked some corn and loaded Jims tobacco on John Hutcherson truck. John & Jim started to Danville. I hope they got there ok. This evening Ben & Marvin went to the school house and helped to put a pump in the well that has bin bored there. They staid late. The children come home with them. Josie had supper ready when they got home. I cut peices and sewed on my quilt most of the day. Hope to finish the squares tomorrow if I work on it. I wanted to go to Marvins this evening but would not leave Josie Mabel.

Last edit over 5 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday December  7, 1921

Wednesday December 7, 1921

A good day. Ben helped Mr Edmons kill hogs. Jim helped to grind sausag and carrie the lard to the spring then shucked some corn. This evening Jim & Ben helped to load the waggons for Marvin. They intend to move away tomorow. I hope they may have a good day. Josie and Nellie ground sausag and seasoned it and got dinner & supper. I staid at the wash house and dried up the lard. We made a good lot of lard. The children went to school. Oh how we all will miss Marvin and all of the family. I think it may be the best thing that he can do. Time will tell them that lives to see.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Sunday December 11, 1921

Sunday December 11, 1921

A good day. Jim & Ben gave the cows some corn stalks this morning. I got a snack for dinner. Josie dressed the children. We eat before twelve and went to Marvins. Marvin and the three boys brought William Gilbert to Mr Bookers and then come here. They would not eat dinner here. I went with them home. Ben and his folks went on Bens car. I come with Ben back. The children all done very well. Jim staid at home. He done several things. He had a good fire in the range and fire place and had brought water when we got home. Had turned the cow to the calf. We fixed supper and all eat. I am so glad that I got to see Carrie. She seems to be satisfied.

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
Tuesday December 13, 1921

Tuesday December 13, 1921

A cool windy day. Jim & Ben shucked some corn. The wind blowed so that they could hardly shuck. I boiled some hogs ears for dinner. Josie made bread & coffee. I put feathers in Josies new bed tick this morning. This evening I went to the store and bought a few things. I walked up there & back. I brought back 7 pounds 6 of coffee & one of soda. I went to see Kate Harvey a few minutes. She was busy fixing up after hog killing. I come by Mollies. They were very busy abought their land & sausage. I did not stay to bother them long. I have bin working on a quilt. Tonight little Mabel is up yet. I hear her talking. 8:30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Thursday December 15, 1921

Thursday December 15, 1921

A beautiful day. Ben went to Mr Edmons's to saw wood. Was there all day. Jim shucked corn. The Mormon preachers went a way early this morning. I am not sorry that they staid here last night. Josie ironed all the morning. I got dinner. This evening I went to Mr Bookers. Sallie & Isla Blair was there. Evry thing looked very nice up there but oh how I mis Marvin & Carrie. No one knows but my self. I have peiced on a quilt some tonight. Mabel has tried her self tonight and tried Josie. I am sorry for them both and cant them. Jim has a bad cough. I wish he could get well of it. The children went to school to day.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday December 16, 1921

Friday December 16, 1921

A partly day. Jim & Ben hauled up some corn stalks this morning. This evening they cut wood for Norman Booker. Tonight Ben & Josie went to Strait Stone. Did not stay long. Mabel staid up until they come home. Marvin Smith come today. He eat dinner with us. Josie ironed most allday. I got dinner except make the biskit. Josie done that. I stewed pumpkin the most of the day. Lizzie Bennett and Lee Brumfield gave me a pumpkin. We did not make one this year. Eleck Gilbert hauled and put wood under shelter to day. I am glad of it. The children went to school.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Monday December 19, 1921

Monday December 19, 1921

A good day. Jim and Ben shucked some corn and hauled stalks and put in the stable. Josie washed dishes and milked the cows. I went to Chatham with Johson & Mollie Reynols. Clack Hubbard and Christenia Reynols went with them also. I dont think any body bought much. They ask such prices for what they had to sell. Henry & Edna went to school. Franklin is not well. Virginia Harvey come here and Josie and Virginia made candy for to treat the school children on Wednesday. I had a good day. I met with several of my kind folks and acquaintances. I was so glad to go and every thing [?] of good. Alice Thomson was at Chatham.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Wednesday December 21, 1921

Wednesday December 21, 1921

A good day. Jim hauled some chaff this morning. This evening he shucked corn. Ben worked on the dineing room floor this morning. This evening he went to Strait Stone. I went with him. Kate Harvey come this morning. Kate and I dressed 4 turkeys. One for Jim, one for Marvin, one for Josie, and one for Kate. This evening Marvin come and got his turkey and ham boiler. He had Hazel & Eva with him. I went with him as far as Reynols mail box and walked home. Mollie Reynols was not at home. Hattie Gilbert washed here today. The wind is blowing to night. I reckon they will all blow of the line. Heard today that Mrs Jessie Hutcherson has a son. There is a lot of travlins done today. The school closed today for holiday. Ben[?] has gone to the school house to night.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
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

1920

Friday, January 23, 1920

Friday, January 23, 1920

A cloudy day. The boys could not do much work. Kate come down here. She wanted to see Jim & Ben on business.

Josie got dinner. She baked some nice corn bread.

I sowed on my quilt. I got breakfast and milked and fed the chickens and churned.

Tonight Jim & Ben has gone to Renan. The children went to school.9 oclock

Last edit about 1 year ago by Sara Brumfield
Friday, January 30, 1920

Friday, January 30, 1920

A good day. Jim & Ben finished getting up their corn, cleaned out the stables, and put leaves in them. To night Ben has gone to a dance at John Hutcherson's vacant house. Josie washed again this morning. The children went to school. I sewed on my quilt this evening. 9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Neil Brumfield
Tuesday, February  3, 1920

Tuesday, February 3, 1920

A very bad day. Rained all day. The worst we have had yet. [?] could not do anything out of doors. They shucked a little corn. Josie got dinner. I churned and sewed on my quilt. The children went to school. They got wet comeing home. Ben met them at Mr. Hutcherson. [?] oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
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