Julia Brumfield Diaries

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1923

Friday, March  2, 1923

Friday, March 2, 1923

A beautiful day. The men folks mauled some and hauled some wood for John Ward. Nellie got dinner and supper. I went to see Kate Harvey. She was at work. Irvin and Duepney brought me home. The children went to school. Dr. Owen let me go with him a part of the way. I was glad of that much help. Every one is good to me no matter when I go. I would be so glad to go and see all of my folks but I may never see them again. I want to see Carrie more than any one now.

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Wednesday, March  7, 1923

Wednesday, March 7, 1923

A clear windy day. The men did not do much work of any kind. Ben went to Renan and to Gretna. He went with Jack Hubband to Gretna. Nellie got dinner and churned. This evening I went to Mr. Booker and helped Mrs. Booker quilt. The children went to school. Heard today that Mildred Fergerson has pneumonia. I do hope that she may get well again. Had a letter from Carrie. They are well now. Bend and Jim are invited to a barn raising tomorrow. Hope the wind won't blow like it has today.

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Tuesday, March 13, 1923

Tuesday, March 13, 1923

A rainy morning. Ben went to Renan this morning. He went to see Kate Harvey a while. Got home at dinner time. Jim hung up the meat and smoked it today. Nellie got dinner. I got breakfast and churned and milked. I pieced on my quilt. Heard that Mildred is better. Do hope she may get well. I had a letter from Carrie today. [?hanles] Tomson sent here today for butter. Miss Reynolds was on the car with him. Mabel has been cross today. Ben brough a calf from Jim Farthings today.

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Wednesday, March 21, 1923

Wednesday, March 21, 1923

A good day. Ben is at Hubbards. Jim and John shucked some corn. The children went to school. Henry and Edna staid all night at George Emersons. Henry come by and changed clothes and got his lunch. I had a letter from Carrie this evening. They were well. Mabel has bin good today. Hattie Gilbert washed here today. The clothes got dry. Nellie got dinner. I cut some salit this evening for tomorrows dinner.

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Friday, March 23, 1923

Friday, March 23, 1923

A good morning. Rain this evening and thunder. Jim and John Ward finished shucking corn today. This evening Jim and Ben helped Norman Booker put some logs under his barn. Ben come from Role Hubbards. We all are glad that he come home. Lizzie Bennett and I went to George Blairs. Had a pleasent day. Earl Bennett come for his mother to go with him home. I come home early. It rained before I got home. Edna come from school sick. She may be taking the measles. I do hope she won't be sick much no matter what is the matter. The branch was up so we could not get water from the spring.

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Sunday, March 25, 1923

Sunday, March 25, 1923

A beautiful day. We all staid at home until after dinner except Henry. Lawson Emmerson and Henry went on the mountain. They carried a snack to eat with them. Carrie and family come to Lee Brumfields. Brough my [hand pocket?]. Ben went for it. He let the children and I go with him. We did not get out of the car. Henry went to bed with the headache. Nellie has bin company today. Kate Harvey went to see Pearl today the first time that she has bin out since she was so sick. Jim went off this evening had has not come home yet. Hope he will come soon.

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Tuesday, March 27, 1923

Tuesday, March 27, 1923

A good day. Ben went to the island for Guano. John Ward went with him. They got home by dinner time. Jim worked cleaning up some land. This morning Jim went to Renan. He carried Mabel with him. Edna come home sick today. We think she has measles. Henry is complaining two. Nellie sewed on her some dresses today. I went to Johnson Reynolds this evening. Mildred Fergerson is able to sit up today. [?sla? B?] and [?enna] Anderson was there. Lizzie Bennett was there. She come home with me. I am glad to have her to stay what she will.

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Wednesday, March 28, 1923

Wednesday, March 28, 1923

A very windy day. Ben carried Lizzie to Dr. Owen this morning. Mrs Owen carried her to Gretna. Jim plowed while Ben was gone. Then Ben plowed the ballance of the day. Working three horses to the plow and it pulls them hard. Jim worked some on the garden. Cleaned out the spring. Raked around the spring yard and burned the trash. Henry and Edna has bin sick all day. They are broke out now and I hope they will soon be well again. Nell has waited on the children with some thing to try to eat and water to drink. She has cut out sewing but did not do much sewing today.

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Sunday, April  1, 1923

Sunday, April 1, 1923

A clear colde day. Ice plenty. This morning guess the most of the fruit is killed. Ben carried Jim and Nellie to the train and back by about ten oclock. We have staid here all day. Henry come down stairs today. I hope that they may soon get well. John Hutcherson was here this evening. Said Mrs Jesse has measles. I am sorry for them with that baby and no one to wait on them. I get to want to see some of the children so bad. I feel like starting but I cant go and some of them cant and wont come to see me.

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Tuesday, April  3, 1923

Tuesday, April 3, 1923

A good morning. Rain this evening. They plowed some today. Jim planted potatoes. Mollie Reynolds come to see us this evening. I was glad that she come. Johnson come for her. I was glad. Ben would of carried her but his car has no top. Franlkin is sick. Edna and Henry are getting on very well. I had a letter from Lottie Craddock. Was glad to here from her. Ben had a letter from Lelia Car. Mrs. Car is sick yet hope she may be well soon.

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Saturday, April  7, 1923

Saturday, April 7, 1923

A very good day. Jim plowed some in the garden and planted some potatoes. Ben has not come home yet. I had a letter from Carrie today. Was glad to hear from them. Marvin had gone on a trip to Harrisonburg. Letia killed and dressed a hen for me. Nellie has waited on the children a lot today. Franklin is sick and Mabel dont feel good a bit and is so cross. Henry fished some today in the branch. Caught 4 little fish. I put out 25 little chickens this morning. I hope tht Ben will come home tonight but dought it.

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Wednesday, April 11, 1923

Wednesday, April 11, 1923

A good day. The men plowed all day. Ben broke his plow handle. They had Mr Bookers horse. The children has staid at the dining room today. Mabel is as cross as she can be. Nellie and I dont do any thing more than what is oblige to be done. Spend the ballance of the time attending to Franklin and Maybel. John carried the clothes home this morning for Lettie[?] to wash. Ben planted his dalah roots to day. Edna went to school today. She is broke down to night. Nellie got a checm to day for her going to see then.

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Friday, April 13, 1923

Friday, April 13, 1923

A rainy day. No out door work done and not much in the house. Nellie baked a cake for Franklin[?]. It is his birth day. He is seven years olde today. I mended a quilt that the dogs tore. Nellie dressed Mabel in a new dress. She is so glad. I had a letter from Carrie. She said that her children had the measles. I am sorry for her and the children. It is a job to wait on on them. I am sorry that is is raining. It is so hard on the sick and the little chickens. We heard that there was but 13 scholars at school to day.

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Friday, April 20, 1923

Friday, April 20, 1923

A good day. The men hauled manure and drilled it in the land for tobacco. Jim cleaned the stalls. The children that go school went. Mabel staid out doors nearly all day. I have dodged about most of the day. Lelia Ward come this morning. She got a hen for her washing. Had postal from Carrie. She said that all was sick at her house except the baby. I do hope they may soon get well. Today has bin warm. Mabel has gone to bed.

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Saturday, April 21, 1923

Saturday, April 21, 1923

A very windy day. The fire got out from Clack Hubbard new ground. A lot of the neightbors met and stoped it. Did not do much damage. Ben carried the children to Kates. They staid most of the evening. I met them and come with them home. Joe Edmonds gave us a ride part of the way home. I was glad to get that much help. Henry has plowed today. We met Julia and the children. I was glad to see her Bend come by and brought me home. Jim staid at home.

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Sunday, April 22, 1923

Sunday, April 22, 1923

A good day. We all staid at home until after twelve. Then Ben carried the children to Mr. Jim Powers. I went with them as far Earnest Craddocks. I am so glad that I went. Irvin Craddock and family was there when I got there. Then Ken and Ethel three children and Len Motley and wife and Claud [Deboe?] and wife and Ruth Motley and Elley Craddock and Isla and Cordie Blair and Mr. Taz Anderson. I was glad to see all of them.

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Saturday, April 28, 1923

Saturday, April 28, 1923

A cloudy day. Rain this evening. Jim and Ben worked around here until after twelve. They they went to the sale of Jessie Hutchersons land. Mr. Norman Booker carried me with his family to the river at Mr. Jim Bookers fish trap. They had a fish fry. There was some fifty or more people there. The me done the cooking. The fish was fried as nice as could be. We had a good time. Some of them had fried chicken and some had ham and cake and cream. We all took a shower of rain. The rain was badly needed. Hope all got home safe. I cooked supper after I got home.

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Wednesday, May  2, 1923

Wednesday, May 2, 1923

A good day. They planted corn. Norman Owen was here this morning. I was fring pies for dinner when Carrie walked in I was so glad. Marvin and the children looks bad. They have not got over the measles. Eva ear[?] is in a bad shape. I do hope that they will get well soon. Hope they got home o.k. The children went to school. Henry went with George Blain and Mr. Mayhew. I hope he wont get hurt. Jim planted some things in the garden.

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Saturday, May  5, 1923

Saturday, May 5, 1923

A good day. The men folks plowed and worked on the land until twelve oclock. Then Ben carried the children and I to White Falls fishing. We did not catch any thing any acount. Had a good trip any way. Tonight Ben carried the children to Strait Stone to a show. Mabel is a sleep now. While I was gone Kate and Irvin Harvey come. I wish I had not gone. Jim worked in the garden some. They moved the pigs to a new lot today. I did not milk the cows tonight. I had early supper.

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Sunday, May  6, 1923

Sunday, May 6, 1923

A good day. Ben went to Gretna this morning to take the train to go to the lodge in Tennessee. I do hope he may make the trip o.k. Henry went to the Sunday School this morning. The rest of us staid at home until after twelve. Edna and Franklin and Mabel and I went to Mr. Edmons. John and Sarah Emerson and three children and Mr. Trent come here. Walter Emerson come for me to come. I was glad to see them. I get so lonesome I cant hardly stay at home. Henry has gone to Uncle Johnson Reynols to carrie Floids [cap/car?] home.

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Friday, May 11, 1923

Friday, May 11, 1923

A cool windy day. Frost this morning , enough to kill some things. The men sawed wood here today. Good stove wood. Heard today that Claud Edmons killed the dog. Heard from Marvins Carrie[?] come home yesterday. The baby is no better. Solde my cow that I called Spot for $35[?]. Ben and Henry went to Gretna today. Ben bought meal and brand and sugar. I coud of went but the wind blowed so hard that I did not want to go. I want to see all of the children but can't.

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Sunday, May 13, 1923

Sunday, May 13, 1923

A little rain this morning. It is badly needed. We all was at home at dinner. Ben carried the children to see Grandma Carr. I went to Kate Harveys. Charles and wife was there. Pearl and Mrs Wiggins[?] come. Reese Smith come and brought the little girls. Reese and Paul and Roy come down here. I come with them. I let them have some butter. Johnson and Mollie and Christine come and staid a little while. Ben and the children got home about dark. I had supper ready.

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Tuesday, May 15, 1923

Tuesday, May 15, 1923

A good day. We had a shower of rain this evening. They got ready to water their plant beds then did not because it rained. Some they picked weeds until night. I went with Mrs booker to see Mrs Elder[?]. She has a fine little boy. Henry caught a perch and an elle this evening. I skined the eel with Ednas help. I wrote and sent Nellie a letter this evening. I hope to hear from carrie soon.

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Friday, May 18, 1923

Friday, May 18, 1923

A good day. A little rain this evening. The men worked on tobacco land. Hattie washed here today. The clothes dried quick. I made two pillow tick and one bolster tick and filled them with feathers and a bed tick. I am so glad that is done. Irvin Harvey and Hazel and Eva Smith come a few minutes this evening. We heard that Carries baby was opperated on. We dont know what was the matter with it. The children has played and bin good as I could ask. We picked a few straw berries this morning and [?] some dew berries. They were all eat.

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Saturday, May 19, 1923

Saturday, May 19, 1923

A good day. The men worked on tobacco land. Jim planted some sweet potatoe slips. Ray Booker come for some musk mellon seed. Carrie and all of her children come and Kate Harvey come with them. I was so glad to see them. Little Julia has fallen off but I hope she may get well. Henry went to Strait Stone. There was not any preaching. The baby has a sore eye. A sty coming I think. Henry and Lawson Emerson has gone giggin to night.

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Sunday, May 20, 1923

Sunday, May 20, 1923

A good morning. Rain this evening. We are glad of rain. Lawson Emerson staid here last night after they quit fishing. They caught three eels. Henry and Lawson skined them and had them ready to cook for breakfast. They went to Sunday school and home for dinner. Ben and Edna went to preaching at Strait Stone. This evening Ben carried the children to Mr. Powers. Mrs Power was not at home. They come home through the rain. Jim went to John Hutchersons. While he was over there Will Thomas Davis shot at Will Dickerson. Hit Bettie Davis. A bad thing for Bob Starkey as they were his hands. To work Bettie was staying with Mrs Elder. Killed my chickens to day.

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Tuesday, May 22, 1923

Tuesday, May 22, 1923

A good day. the men folks worked on the tobacco land except Ben. He went to Chatham to be on a jury. He did not want to go but could not get off. Hattie washed here today. I and three children went to George Blains. Denia was not at home. She had gone to Otho Blains to carrie Sallie some straw berries. They said that they had gathered 9 gallons at one time. Cordie had had some beautiful sweat peas.

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Friday, May 25, 1923

Friday, May 25, 1923

A cloudy day. No rain. We need rain so bad. Ben plowed in the corn and Henry replanted and they both quareled because it is so sorry. The three children and I went to Johnson Reynolds. Mollie was makeing [Christine?] a dress. They had Alcie Callans there. She was ironing. Kate Harvey and Carrie Smith and children come. I was so glad that they come. Julia can walk a gain. I am very glad. [Reise?] brought us home. That helped so much. I had a hen for dinner. I will quit. I am a sleep or about that. Ednas cat is sick tonight.

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Monday, May 28, 1923

Monday, May 28, 1923

A good day. Ben went to Chatham. Thomson carried him. Jim and Henry and John watered the plant bed. Kate and Irvin come a few minutes this evening. The girls has bin dressed like boys and played all the evening. I filled some pillow ticks with feathers this evening. Did not get the washing done today. Hatties folks has the measles. Henry went to Renan this morning fo sugar. I made three quarts of straw berry preserves this morning. We need rain very bad. Did hope we would have some this evening.

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Sunday, May 27, 1923

Sunday, May 27, 1923

A good day. We need rain very bad. We all staid at home until after dinner. Then Ben and Henry and Edna went to Strait Stone. They had a Sunday school convention there this evening. Jim went to look for straw berries. He foun a nice lot. Franklin and Mabel and I staid at home. No one come to see us. Jim was carrieing water to the garden. Mabel was with him. He helped her across the branch and sliped and fell in the branch. Got almost wet all over. Henry went with Floid Renyolds home and have not come home yet.

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