Julia Brumfield Diaries

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1919

Wednesday, July 23, 1919

Wednesday, July 23, 1919

Cloudy most of the day but no rain. Ben went to Strait Stone this evening and got roofing for the barns and ice cream freezer. Owen went some where and got some pigs.

Josie got dinner. I went to Johnson Reynolds. Julia Fergerson was there and Cliftons wife & baby came this evening.

Mollie Reynolds went to see Mrs Hutcherson. She is mighty feeble. Paul Bennett come from Chatham to day. Marvin did not come. Kate went to Strait Stone this evening. Reese Smith carried her. I walked to Reynolds and walke most every where else that I can.

Oh that I could help my self.

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Friday, July 25, 1919

Friday, July 25, 1919

A good day. Ben helped the Edmons build a barn. Jim and Marvin come from Chatham to day. They had bin on a jurie.

Josie cooked a big pot of snaps. She ironed most of the day and is sick to night.

Ben carried Henry & I to White Falls. I caught several small fish. Jack Harvey come & got the team & waggon and went to the mill for his mother and hauled some wood. Alma is at Marvins to night.

10 oclock

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Sunday, July 27, 1919

Sunday, July 27, 1919

A good day. Jim staid at home all day. Ben went to Long Island and brought Mary Brumfield home with him.

Lizzie Bennett and [I] went to Strait Stone to preaching. Earl Bennett carried us and brough us home. They had dinner on the ground and had a plenty for all hands. Ben carried Lizzie to Johnson Reynolds to night. Mary & Henry & Edna all went with him. They have not got back yet.

Josie got dinner at home. She cooked a chicken & butter beans and corn.

Marvin & all of his family were there at preaching & Ren and his family.

10 oclock

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Monday, July 28, 1919

Monday, July 28, 1919

Clear this morning. A thunder sower this evening. The men folks plowed some this morning.

Josie got dinner & churned this morning. This evening she kept Eva Carries baby and Paul and Roy was here two. Mary Brumfield was here all the evening.

I went with Effie Brumfield to White Falls. We had Lees hors & buggy. We caught several fish. We got as far on our way home as Kate Harvey. Effie brought me as far on my way home as the forks of the road at Johnsons barns.

The Preachers come home with Marvin Smith tonight.

10:30 oclock

Kate Harvey comed my hair this evening while it was raining.

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Thursday, July 31, 1919

Thursday, July 31, 1919

A good day but a hard thunder cloud and hard rain tonight. Jim plowed a little to day. Ben went to Greenfield & Chalk Level this evening. Mr. Owen went to Strait Stone to preaching this evening.

Josie staid at home and got dinner. She cooked snaps and potatoes and corn. I certainly did enjoy my dinner.

Marvin carried Mary & Edna Brumfield and I to Worshams pond. I caugh one nice fish.

Mary went to Preaching this evening. To night she is at George Blairs. Paul Bennett carried her. I am so glad that Ben got home before it rained.

9:30 oclock

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Monday, August  4, 1919

Monday, August 4, 1919

A good day. Jim suckered tobacco all day. Ben carried Josie & Franklin & Mary B to Jim Powers. They spent the day. He brough them home to night. Fanny Power come with them. John & his children went to Marvins this evening and from there to Johnson Reynolds. Edna went with them. Christenia Reynols & Ruth Barker come here a while this evening.

Virginia Harvey & Hellen Brumfield come to night. Mr Smith brought them on a car.

I gathered a few beans this evening & killed two chickens for breakfast in the morning.

11 oclock

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Wednesday, August 20, 1919

Wednesday, August 20, 1919

A good day. Jim & Ben cut a house of tobacco for Jim.

Josie got dinner. She had snaps and chicken, potatoes. Nellie made some preserves of damson that Mrs Edmons gave her.

This evening Miss Tredway and Miss Creasy & Tucker come to see Evylin. Did not stay but a few minutes.

Nellie & Josie gathered snaps and tomatoes for tomorrows dinner.

Carries baby is sick. I do hope that she will soon be well. Tonight Henry went to the barn by him self after dark. Edna has a bad colde tonight. Hope she may soon get over it.

I got a basket of sweet potatoes for Franklin. Brought them home & washed them.

Clock not runing.

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Thursday, August 21, 1919

Thursday, August 21, 1919

A good day. The men folks moved some tobacco & cut some for Mr. Owen.

Jim & Ben will stay at the barn tonight. Henry is with Jim now. Edna is bad off with colde. Carries baby is not well.

Josie got dinner with a little help. Nellie caned some tomatoes this morning. This evening she went to Mr. Woodings and got some grapes. Miss Willie Wooding & Miss Annie Carter come with her home on a buggy.

I went to George Blairs. Lottie Craddock & her little baby is over there. Miss Alice Hubbard & Ada Hutcherson and Susie Hutcherson was there. They had water mellons & peaches and grapes.

10 oclock

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Friday, August 22, 1919

Friday, August 22, 1919

A good day. Ben & Mr Owen cut tobacco all day. Jim staid at the barn. Jim & Ben and Henry went to the barn tonight to stay all night.

Nellie made some jellie this morning. Josie got dinner.

Evylin come from Kate Harveys this morning. Jack was here this evening. wanted a horse. Could not get one as they were at work.

Two pedlars came by here this evening.

Josie & Nellie went to Marvins this evening.

Carries baby is not well. Edna & Franklin has bad colds. Hope they will be well soon.

10: oclock

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Saturday, August 23, 1919

Saturday, August 23, 1919

A good day. Jim & Ben staid a round the barns most of the day. Mr. Owen went to the mill. Did not get his grinding. Ben went to Altavista this evening. He went after Owens sister. While he was there he bought a little sack of flour.

Josie got dinner. Nellie caned some apples.

Evylin & Henry and I went to White Falls fishing. Marvin carried us and come after us. He had a blow out as he went over there.

Marvin went to preaching this evening.

10: oclock

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Friday, August 29, 1919

Friday, August 29, 1919

Cloudy most of the day but no rain. Ben & Owen moved tobacco this morning and cut this evening. Jim staid at the barn. Is there now.

Josie sewed most all day. This evening Mag Brumfield and Doris & Janie and little Charley come to see us. Rees Smith carried his mother to Strait Stone this evening.

I got a letter from Evylin this evening. I am always glad to hear from any of the kindsfolks.

9 oclock

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Wednesday, September  3, 1919

Wednesday, September 3, 1919

A good day. Ben finished tieing leaves to day. Josie handed some this morning then got dinner.

Jack Harvey brought the horse and buggy home this morning and staid and handed leaves until they finished tieing. He eat dinner with Ben.

Marvin carried Grace & Beulah Brumfield and I to Jessie Worshams pond. We fished. I caughed one nice fish. We c[om?]

9:25 oclock

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Saturday, September  6, 1919

Saturday, September 6, 1919

A good day. Ben is at work curing his last tobacco. Jim went home this evening. Ben carried him to Gretna.

Josie got dinner. I went fishing. Reese & Henry went with me. We come by Georg Blairs. Heard to day that Letcher is worse off. I am so sorry.

We fi[sh?]

Jim went home this evening.

[?] Thomson sent us 20 pounds of sugar to day. Mr Owen went after Bens paint.

I am so near a sleep that I cant write like it should be done.

9: oclock

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Thursday, September 11, 1919

Thursday, September 11, 1919

A little cloudy but no rain to do any good.

Ben carried Virginia Harvey to Gretna on her way to school. Jim tied tobacco all day. Mr Owen is working on tobacco two. Jack Harvey painted most all day. Ben & Henry helped some this evening.

Two life insurance agents come here to day.

Josie got most of the dinner. I baked a peach pie this evening. I made some apple jellie. Went to the orchard and got a basket of apples.

Went to Marvins a few minutes. Come home and dressed a chicken and milked the cows.

The men folks has gone a opossome hunting to night.

Jack Harvey went from here tonight.

9:30 oclock

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Monday, September 15, 1919

Monday, September 15, 1919

A good day. Jim stripped tobacco. Ben worked on Dews's car this morning. This evening he painted on the cow shed & hen house roofs.

Josie got dinner.

Effie & Beaula Brumfield come to see a bout getting schools. I went to Worshams pond. Isla Blair went with me. We did not catch any fish. We drove Bens hores.

Paul Bennett went from Marvins this morning. Henry Blair carried him to Gretna.

9 oclock

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Thursday, September 18, 1919

Thursday, September 18, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim and Owen put tobacco in the pit this morning. This evening they covered the hog pen. Henry went to Renan this morning and to Charley Hutcherson this evening. He paid for some meal that I bought and carried the sack home.

Josie and I got the dinner. Josie made Edna a pink dress. She is very glad of it.

Beatrice Owen come this evening. Paul & Roy and Rees was here a little while to day. Mrs. Owen put in a quilt to day. She had Mrs Dews quilting frames. I cant find two of mine.

9:30 oclock

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Sunday, September 28, 1919

Sunday, September 28, 1919

A good day. We had company this morning. Lizzie and Ola & Faber went to Marvins. I went with them. Ben carried us. We went from there to Johnsons. There we eat dinner and then we went to Kate Harveys.

We walked from Marvins to Reynols from there to Harveys. Marvin Smith carried us from there to George Blairs on his car. I walked from there home.

There was preaching at Strait Stone to day. Some of the Odd Fellows went to Lynch Burg this morning and brought 19 girls from the Odd Fellows Home to Strait Stone to preaching. There was dinner on the ground. Enough to feed them and some others.

Henry went to Lee Brumfields and went hazel nut hunting. Mrs. Owen got home from Roanoak to day.

8:45 oclock

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Thursday, October 16, 1919

Thursday, October 16, 1919

A good day. Ben carried Lady cow to Odie Kellies the went to Cedar Forest to see [?] Patrick. He let me go with him and fish. I caught several cat fish.

Willie Mayhew brought our tobacco to Gretna from Danville.

I got supper tonight after dark. The children had made a fire and brought water.

8:30 oclock

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Wednesday, October 22, 1919

Wednesday, October 22, 1919

A cloudy day warm and good. Ben & Owen worked on the wheat land. Jim has not bin well. He had the tooth ache and his jaw is swolen. Josie got the most of the dinner. Nellie attended to the baby.

To day is my birth day. I am 73 years olde. I got up at five oclock and got breakfast. Seven: milked two cows then churned. Washed 68 pieces and went to Marvins. Come home and milked.

Nellie & Josie got the supper. I kept the baby.

Ben said he would carrie me to the river. I had no one to go with me. Thought I would wait and go some other day if I can.

I started John a letter to day.

Ben has gone hunting to night.

8:30 oclock

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Thursday, October 23, 1919

Thursday, October 23, 1919

A cloudy all day. We have had a good rain last night and to day.

The men folks stripped tobacco all day. Ben carried the children to the school house this morning.

I cooked most of the dinner. Nellie brought the water. Josie & Nellie washed the dishes at dinner.

Josie got supper.

We shelled some beans tonight.

Ben has gone to Renan to some sort of public speakin. All of the ballance of the folks has gone to bed.

9 oclock

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Saturday, October 25, 1919

Saturday, October 25, 1919

A cloudy day. The men stripped tobacco to day. Josie got dinner and supper. Nellie brough the water.

This evening Ben carried Henry and I to White Falls. I caught 30 fish. Henry caught five. Ben killed two squirrels.

I got three letters to day. One from Effie, John, & Julia Fergerson. I am always so glad to get letters.

I dug the bait to fish with. Edna helped me get them. She is a good help when she will.

8 oclock

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Sunday, October 26, 1919

Sunday, October 26, 1919

A good day. Very warm for the time of year.

Josie & I got dinner.

Nellie went home this evening. Ben carried her to Gretna. Jim and Franklin went.

I went to Marvins a few minutes. Ren & Ethel and all their children come a while this evening. I was glad to see them.

We agreed to take a negro girl to help us. She came this morning to see us.

Lawson Emerson & Jo Edmons come this evening to see Henry.

Aubra & Emet Brumfield was at Marvins this evening and Irvin Harvey. They had a time riding wheels.

9 oclock

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Wednesday, October 29, 1919

Wednesday, October 29, 1919

A cloudy day. Jim & Ben plowed all day. Owen went to Long Island. Carried his calf.

Bessie Callands (col) come here this morning to work. I hope she may stay and be some help to us.

Josie got the dinner.

I washed a little this evening.

I went to Johnson Reynolds. While I was gone Miss Smith and Miss Carter and Janey Gravely stopped to see Josie and the baby. I would liked to have seen them but they did not come to see me.

Tonight Ben & Willie Mayhew has gone hunting.

9:15 oclock

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Sunday, November  2, 1919

Sunday, November 2, 1919

A good day. I got breakfast and milked the cows then Ben carried Cordie and I to Long Island. We come on the Virginian R-R to Alberta. The[re] we had to wait for a train until dark then we came to Richmond. Willie & Julia met us at the depot. We come on a street car to Willies house. Effie had a good supper. I am so glad that we got here ok.

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Sunday, November 16, 1919

Sunday, November 16, 1919

A bright day. Ben carried Mrs. Car home this morning. Josie & three of the children went two. Jim and I went to Marvins and eat dinner. Henry went two after dinner. Henry & Reese and Paul went to Ren Worshams.

Rees went to Strait Stone on his wheel.

Jim & Marvin went to a crab apple tree. Jim had the children bite them. They thought it fun.

All have gone to bed so I guess I had better go.

9 oclock

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Monday, November 17, 1919

Monday, November 17, 1919

A good day. Jim & Ben killed a beef this morning and stripped tobacco this evening and to night.

Josie got dinner.

This evening I went to George Blairs. They were all busy. Nettie was fixin a box to take to the school house. Some of them were strippin tobacco. Mollie Reynolds come while I was gone. I was so sorry that I was not at home.

Hugh Brumfield & Rees Smith are here tonight. They are all playing Carom [?]

I carried my pen & ink to the dineing room this morning and was two lazy to go after them to night.

9:15 oclock

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Tuesday, November 25, 1919

Tuesday, November 25, 1919

A cloudy day. We all stripped tobacco all day. Bess (col) washed. Josie got dinner.

Marvin went to Boston with his last tobacco. Charley Hutcherson carried it.

Jim & Ben has not come from the farm yet tonight. Josie is sowing.

I wrote Fannie Emerson tonight.

7:30 oclock

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Sunday, November 30, 1919

Sunday, November 30, 1919

A good day. Jim & Ben rambled a round all day. Josie got dinner. I killed a chicken & dressed it ready to cook.

I went to see Kate & Mag. I eat dinner with Kate. She was at home by her self. This evening Dr & Pearl Wiggin and Charles & Irvin Harvey come to Kates. We were at Mags. I was glad to see the children.

I walked all the way home and nearly all the way there. Claude Edmons carried me on their car from our barn to the fork of the road at Johnson Reynolds barn. I was mighty glad of that much help.

Virginia Harvey went back to school to day.

9:30 ocl

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Tuesday, December  2, 1919

Tuesday, December 2, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim solde the last of their tobacco today. They were not pleased with the sales.

Charles Harvey come this morning and got the team & waggon and said he was going to haul his mother some wood. I was glad that he would get some wood for her.

I went to Marvins a few minutes this evening.

8:30 oclock

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Monday, December  8, 1919

Monday, December 8, 1919

A rainy day. Jim & Ben & Jim put up the range and carried out my stove. The range is Bens.

I peiced two squars for Miss Willie Wooding for a quilt that she is going to give a way to some children at school.

Mr Mayhew come up here tonight to play cards.

9 oclock

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