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1923

Saturday, June 30, 1923

Saturday, June 30, 1923

A good day. No rain. You never see the crop need rain worse. I cooked dried beans for dinner and I am glad to have themn to cook. I have plenty of chickens [lang?] enough to kill. Ben and Henry and John Ward plowed over some corn. They worked tobacco this evening. Christenia Reynols and Doris Brumfield come a while this evening. They looked [frest?] and good. I was glad to see them. Henry has gone seining with Mr. Mayhew and Hugh and Oscar Brumfield.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Monday, July 30, 1923

Monday, July 30, 1923

A good morning. Rain this evening. Ben worked on the truck most of the day. He went to Srait Stone for some bolts. He let all of the children go. Jim sowed some turnip seed and got up some potatoes. Alma got most of the dinner. We had snaps and butter beans and corn. The first that we have had this season. Alma made me two aprons this evening and changed Ednas dress. Alma went to Blains this evening to spend the night. I will miss her so much when she goes home and she intends going soon. Franklin has bin complaining all the evening.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Thursday, August  2, 1923

Thursday, August 2, 1923

A good day. Very warm. The men hauled logs to the saw mill all day. I staid at home today and done the work. I cooked snaps and corn and potatoes. Went to the corn field for snaps. Could not get them. Johnson Reynolds come this morning and fixed the pohn. Mollie come with him. I was glad that she come. It had been so long since she was here. Jim pulled a water mellon this evening. It was not ripe good. Ben gave the children some medicine tonight. I wrote two letters today. One to John. One to Carrie.

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Friday, September 21, 1923

Friday, September 21, 1923

A good day. They finished cutting tobacco.The tobacco that was planted the first of July. Johnson Reynols put some in the barn with them. Cardie and Nettie Hendrix and Louise the[y] come and went back this morning. Nellie and I got dinner. We cooked turnip salit and corn bread. We did enjoy it. Louise and Herbert and Margaret Hutcherson come and played with the children a while. Ben and Henry has gone hunting tonight. Evylin is at the [kitchen?] tonight. Said she was going to wash [?]. I went to Mr. Booker's for snaps this evening.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Tuesday, September 25, 1923

Tuesday, September 25, 1923

A good day. Marvin Smith cut corn. The children went to school. Carrie fixed to wash. Before she commence Mrs McLaulin come to spend the day. She had her little boy with her. He is a fine little fellow. When she went home Carrie and I walked with her nearly home. It is not far but a steep hill to clime. I am very glad that Carrie has her for a neighbor. She seems to be a fine woman. Carrie had snaps and butter beans and sweet potatoes and cake. I have set a round today and rested. Would like to know what they are doing at home.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Saturday, September 29, 1923

Saturday, September 29, 1923

A good day. Jim and Henry and John Ward cut corn. Ben helped Lee with his books. Henry has gone up there tonight. Evelin and Edna washed the dishes tonight. Nellie did not come home today. There was an ice cream party at Edge Hill this evening. I worked on the turnip patch some a gain this evening. I sowed some seed on it. Hope to live to see what it will make. I gathered some butter beans this evening. They are getting a few and far between. The children and I got potatoe vines for the cows tonight.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, October  1, 1923

Monday, October 1, 1923

A good day. Jim and John Ward cut corn. Ben has bin at Lees all day. The children went to school. Evylin washed a big washing for them. Nellie kept the baby. I got dinner. Lelia Ward come this morning and got a chicken. She said she wanted it for their dinner. Heard today that Evylin Hutcherson is sick. Jo Edmons is bad off yet from getting hurt. I hope that they may get well soon. Today is Mabels birth day. She is four years old. I am writing by the light of four little wax candles that I made for her. She is very well except a sore ear.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, October  2, 1923

Tuesday, October 2, 1923

A good day. Jim and John Ward cut corn. Ben plowed for wheat. Mr Booker borrowed Prince to plow. Today the children went to school. Kate Harvey come this morning. She brought some butter beans. They were very nice. She went by Mr Bookers on her way home. I and Mabel went with her as far as Mr Bookers. Mrs Booker had bin to Renan. Drove the car her self. Nellie helped get dinner. We cooked butter beans and chicken and potatoes. I washed a little today. Guess Lelia will wash for me tomorrow. Ben is at work on his swing tonight.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Nathani
Wednesday, October  3, 1923

Wednesday, October 3, 1923

A good day. Jim and John cut corn. Ben plowed. Mrs Carr and Mrs Powers and Mrs Hubbard come to see us today. Lawson Power brought them. We killed chickens for dinner. Ben sent for the children. Lawson went for them. I sent to Mr Bookers for sugar and butter. The baby is not so well tonight. Mrs Carr is with us tonight.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Nathani
Friday, October  5, 1923

Friday, October 5, 1923

A good day. Cool and clear. Ben and John plowed. Jim set up corn until he finished. This evening Ben carried Mabel and I to White Falls. I fished. Did not catch any thing worth haveing. They would not bite much. Nellie ironed for her self and Evylin. I got dinner. Mrs Car churned. The children went to school. Lelia Ward went to Level Run today. John brought the clothes home this morning.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Nathani
Saturday, October 27, 1923

Saturday, October 27, 1923

A very good day. Jim and Ben worked on tobacco. I got Ben to go to Renan and pay my taxes. That bothered him some but I am glad that it was done. Henry and John Ward got up the sweet potatoes. We made a good crop. They should of bin got up sooner. I am sure they won't keep. The children has played out doors most of the day. The day has seemed long to me. I have bin busy all day. Cooked three meals and churned. Milked twice. Swept the yard some. Shucked a little corn and tied a little tobacco. I guess I had done a little of so many things [and?] the day seem long.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Nathani
Tuesday, October 30, 1923

Tuesday, October 30, 1923

A good day. Jim and Ben went to Gretna with tobacco. They are very well pleased with the sales. They got off and I did not hear them. I got up about two oclock and made a fire and made coffee. Then called them and they were gone. John Ward went to Strait Stone and got a bag of flour. Henry and John shucked corn enough to feed tonight and in the morning. Claude [Fitch?] sent me a nice box of apples. I am glad of them. Ben brought a can of apple butter. Jim brought some chestnuts.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Nathani
Wednesday, November  7, 1923

Wednesday, November 7, 1923

A cloudy windy day. The men stripped tobacco most of the day. Ben carried Mr. Elders calf home this morning. He got to the corn and eat all that he could. Hope it won't hurt him. The children went to school. Edna and Franklin come home complaining of tooth ache and head ache. I hope they may be better by morning. Mabel has a bad cough. Ben has gone to the school house to night to a meeting of the committee. They want to make some way to pay for the school house. I hope that they may. I made Mabel a dress today.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Nathani
Thursday, November 15, 1923

Thursday, November 15, 1923

A good day. The men stripped tobacco most of the day. John Ward went to the mill with corn the first that has bin carried this fall. I am glad to get some new meal. The squirrel got out of his cage to day. Guess he wont be seen any more a bout here. Ben turned two opposomes loos today and gave John one. Henry got a letter from Julia Brumfield today. Mabel has bin sweet today. Lelia washed for us today. I wrote two letters today. Did not get any letters today. Hope we may hear from Nellie tomorrow.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Nathani
Tuesday, November 27, 1923

Tuesday, November 27, 1923

A good day. Cleared up last night. The men has shucked corn all day. The tobacco was dry. I had cabbage for dinner. I stewed a pumpkin that Carrie gave me. Think I will make some pies for Thanks Giving dinner. Hattie made soap here today. I hope it will be good. The children went to school. I am a bout a sleep and git[?] and go to bed.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Nathani
Saturday, December  8, 1923

Saturday, December 8, 1923

A beautiful day. Warm for December. We have worked on the cleaning up after hog killing. Lelia ward and I cut up the lard and sausage. I dried up the lard. Ben and Jim ground the sausage. I seasoned it. Ben made little bags and Edna and Ben filled the sacks. Ben washed off the table and washed the dished[?]. Henry and Franklin went to the mill at Cedar Forest. Got some corn meal. John Ward washed the chidlins and cleaned the faces and feet and that was a great help. Ben helped me get supper. I was glad.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Nathani
Wednesday, December 19, 1923

Wednesday, December 19, 1923

A fine day. The boys shucked corn the most of they day. Hauled up one load. Oscar Brumfield com to see Ben a bout sawing their wood. Lee come for the saw. The horses got to the corn pile and eat a lot. I hope it won't hurt them. The children went to school. They had a game played against the Gretna boys. Renan beat. I got a new year book today from Lynchburg. Will and Effie sent it. It is very nice. I got a card from Ervin Harvey and Mrs. Kent. I am glad to be remembered.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Nathani
Thursday, December 20, 1923

Thursday, December 20, 1923

A rainy morning. The men folks did not do any thing of any account until evening. They picked up some corn and put it in sacks. The children went to school. There is a play over there tonight. Ben and the children has gone all but Mabel. She is a bed and a sleep. Edna eat supper at John Hutcherson's tonight. [E]Ula Mayhew and Gladis Owen was there two. I wrote to Kate Harvey. Wrote part of one to Carrie Smith. Nat passed so early that I did not get it in the mail. Jim sent a box of turnip greens to Ruben's today.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Nathani
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