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1921

Wednesday April 13, 1921

Wednesday April 13, 1921

A good day. Jim staid at home and worked. Ben went to Gretna for some eggs. Turkey eggs for Josie and hens eggs for Jim. Henry & Franklin and I went with him.

We come home. Josie had dinner a bout done. We eat and Ben carried Henry & Edna & Franklin and I to White Falls to fish. I did not catch any thing. Henry caught one fish.

Josie made Edna a dress this evening. Mrs Wooding went to see Carrie this evening. I know I had better stay at home and help do the work but am so trifling that I dont do what I should do.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Tuesday April 19, 1921

Tuesday April 19, 1921

A good day. Colde for April. A big frost this morning. Ben & Jim went to the island for guano. Got home by dinner. Carried some guano.

Josie made her a dress to day. I got dinner. This evening Effie & Hellen Brumfield and Virginia Harvey come. We were very glad to see them. I walked with them as far as Carries.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday April 27, 1921

Wednesday April 27, 1921

A cloudy day. We had rain and lightning and thunder last night. Jim and Ben has bin blowing up stumps today. Ben went to Mt Airy for fuse and Josie and all the children went.

We cooked turnip salit for dinner and turnips. We looked for the men that is to put in lights but they did not come.

I went to Marvins a little while. Carrie was makeing Hazel a dress. Virginia Harvey was at Carries to day. She had bin doing some fancy work for Carrie. Josie fixed a nice towel this evening.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday April 28, 1921

Thursday April 28, 1921

A cloudy day. Ben and Jim got up stumps most of the day.

Josie ironed this morning and went to the plant bed and got salit for tomorrows dinner and made Mabel a gown and got supper. I went to Marvins this evening. Carrie finished Eva a dress whle I was there.

Virginia Harvey has put stiches on two of Hazels dresses and will put some on Evas.

Reese got some papers. He sent Henry two. Today was Denia Blairs birthday. She is 56.

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
Wednesday May  4, 1921

Wednesday May 4, 1921

A cloudy cool day. Ben & Jim went to Chatham to day. Jim did not come back. Ben got home a bout dark.

Josie got dinner. She baked pies. They were fine. Josie made Edna a dress then went to Marvins. I fed the chickens and churned. Jims games began to hatch today. Henry will sleep with Franklin to night down stairs. Edna will sleep with me.

I want the weather to get good so bad.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday May 16, 1921

Monday May 16, 1921

A cloudy morning. Clear tonight. Jim and Ben hauled manure all the morning. They fixed up some land for tobacco this evening. Josie made two shirts and done some other things.

4 of Jims turkeys drowned this evening. I am so sorry about it.

I went to Marvins a few minutes this evening. Marvin bought a pig to day and two for Kate Harvey.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday May 17, 1921

Tuesday May 17, 1921

A good day. Ben & Jim fixed tobacco land this morning and planted tobacco this evening. Henry and Edna dropped plants.

Josie and I washed this morning. We had a big washing.

Denia Blair come to see us this evening. I was very glad that she come.

Mollie invited me to spend the day with her. I could not go as we had commenced to wash.

Heard that Fanny Emerson is married to Dews Leneir. I wish the childe well.

9:15 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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 about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday May 24, 1921

Tuesday May 24, 1921

A cloudy day and rained enough for a season. The boys planted tobacco. This evening the children dropped plants. Mabel fretted for Edna. Josie made Franklin a little suit to day.

An agent come here today and is at Marvins tonight. He is enlarging pictures.

We all staid at home to day.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday May 25, 1921

Wednesday May 25, 1921

A cloudy day and some rain. Jim & Ben finished planting tobacco today. Josie droped some plants. I did not drop or draw a plant for the first time in years. I am not glad of it. I like to help where I can. I do a lot of what is to be done at the house. Poor little Mabel is a task by her self.

I went to Marvins a few minutes.

We had potatoes for dinner that growed this year.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday May 28, 1921

Saturday May 28, 1921

A good day. Clouds about this evening but no rain to wet any thing. Ben replanted tobacco. He went to Renan and got some beef for tomorrows dinner. Josie killed and dressed three chickens, baked two cakes, got dinner, and bathed the children.

I went to Worshams pond to fish. Marvin carried me and Henry & Reese. He went to Altavista and had work done on his teeth worked on. I stoped at Mr Jim Bookers and sit on the porch with Mrs Booker until Marvin come for us.

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Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Monday May 30, 1921

Monday May 30, 1921

Cloudy most of the day. No rain. Ben & Jim worked on their tobacco.

Josie washed with Henrys help. I got dinner. This evening we went to Marvins. Julia Fergerson & Mildred was there. We did not get up the turkeys. Could not find them. Hope that it will not rain.

Josie dressed two chickens to night for breakfast.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday June  3, 1921

Friday June 3, 1921

A good day. The men folks worked tobacco all day. Ben went to Hubbard's store tonight. He carried three of the children with him. Josie ironed most of the day. This evening I went to Marvins. Thought I might get to go to the store but Reese was so busy that he could not go. Carry was sewing on a dress for her self. Ben got done his little[?] crop of tobacco. Hope they can get Jims done tomorrow. We have a good garden for this time of the year.

Henry is reading and it will soon be 10 oclock.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday June  6, 1921

Monday June 6, 1921

A good day. I am at Bennetts to day. Lony & Earl are replanting tobacco. Alma is working on a dress for Bessie Shelhorse. Lizzie had English peas for dinner the firs that I have seen this year. Gordon come this morning and brough his baby. Lizzie & Alma kept it until twelve oclock. Well I do wish I could know how they are getting on at home. I do hope that Mabel is better off by now.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday June 11, 1921

Saturday June 11, 1921

A good morning. Had a little rain this evening. It was badly needed and they need more so bad. The boys here sowed peas. Lizzie & Alma and Louise and I went to Chatham this evening after the rain. We had a good trip. I bought a pair of shoes and good to make a dress. We got home early enough to do the work ok.

Mr Bennett has gone to the school house to farmers meeting. We are fixin to go to bed.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday July  7, 1921

Thursday July 7, 1921

A good day. It rained a shower at Gretna but not a drop here. We need rain so bad. Nellie caned & preserved some berries for us this morning. She went home this evening. Ben carried her to Gretna. I went with them. Ben bought some ship stuff and beet pulp for the cows. Josie got dinner. She went to Marvins a little while. Mr Woodall left Marvins this evening.

Ben & Jim and Julia & I went to Strait Stone to the show to night. There was a big crowd. It was good of its kind.

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

Saturday July 9, 1921

A good day. A little rain tonight. It is needed so bad. Jim & Ben & Henry worked on the tobacco most of the day. Ben went to the mill at Cedar Forest. The water was so low that they could no grind. Franklin and I went with him. I fished a fished caught two fish.

Josie ironed some. Julia got a dress by mail. I am glad that she got it.

No one from here did not go to the show to night. It is raining now.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Monday July 11, 1921

Monday July 11, 1921

A good day. No rain yet to do any good. The boys worked in the tobacco some this morning. Ben finished covering the barn shetter this evening. Jim & Ben & Henry got up the potatoes this evening. Josie got dinner and made Julia a dress.

I got up soon this morning and made a fire & brough a bucket of water. Washed last nights dishes then got the breakfast before any one else come. I then milked the cow. Made a fire at the wash house and washed until twelve.

Eat dinner and churned then went to Marvins. Reese carried his mother & all the children. The river was so mudy that we did not catch anything any acount.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Wednesday July 13, 1921

Wednesday July 13, 1921

A good day. No rain yet here. Jim and Ben worked on the tobacco this morning. This evening Ben white washed the room that I sleep in. Josie made her a dress this morning. Julia & Edna picked a few berries. Julia stuck a barb wire in her leg. I hope it wont get sore much. A wasp stung Franklin. I hope it wont hurt him long.

Miss Fannie Power went with Mr Asa Anderson to Piny Grove to preaching. They are carrieng on. Protracted meeting there this week.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday July 21, 1921

Thursday July 21, 1921

A good day. We need rain very bad. Jim & Ben worked in the tobacco all the morning. Worked on a fence this evening. Mr Mayhew come up here today at noon and talked with the boys a while.

Josie made two dresses to day. One for herself and one for Julia Brumfield. Julia has gone to see Christenia Reynols tonight. Will stay a day or two. We will mis her very much.

I went to Marvins a little while this evenig. Carries boys washed a washing of clothes to day.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday July 22, 1921

Friday July 22, 1921

A good day. Ben & Henry worked on tobacco until twelve oclock. This evening Ben went to the mill with some wheat. Come by Edwards and got a load of lumber.

Reese drove Bens car & carried Josie and all the children and I to White Falls. We did not catch but a few fish.

Marvin & Jim went to look at some land near Gladys, Virginia. Carrie went to see Julia Fergerson & baby. I want to see them two.

I set a hen today.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Tuesday August  9, 1921

Tuesday August 9, 1921

A good day. The boys finished puttin the floors in the basement. They done a good job I think. Mr Dews come here today for Ben to help to cover the house that he lives in. Walter Owen was here today. He is hunting a home.

Josie done a big washing today. Josie and Mabel & Edna & Franklin and I went to Marvins today. Josie gathered peas for dinner tomorrow. They are the first that we have had. The snaps has dried up.

Josie made a lot of nice jellie yesterday. That was all the grapes that we have had to do anything with.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday August 12, 1921

Friday August 12, 1921

A good day. Ben went to Mr Dews to work on a porch. Josie & Franklin and Mabel went to Mr Jim Powers to spend the day. Mrs Car was sick. Jim Brumfield went home today. He left here walking. Dont know how he made it. Hope he got some way to ride.

Henry, Edna and I staid here to day. We made it fine. I worked as little on we coud make out with. Edna & Henry helpe to cut some brush and drag it out of the yard.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday August 18, 1921

Thursday August 18, 1921

A good day. The men worked in their tobacco all day. Josie made her a dress this morning, the silk that Mrs Car gave her. I churned and got dinner. This evening we all went to Marvins. They had company. I was glad to see them all. Kate Harvey, Mag & Doris Fran[?] & Charley Brumfield. Lottie Kellie & two children.

Mr Kellie brought them & come for them. He is good to take them around.

Rorer the commioner come while we were there. He took the list of Ben & I.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday August 28, 1921

Sunday August 28, 1921

A cloudy day and raining tonight and we need it so bad. Jim & Ben has staid at the barns most of the day.

Nellie went to see Carrie a while this morning. Nellie and Evylin eat dinner and dressed[?] and started home. Marvin carried them to Gretna. Edna and I though that Ben was going to Gretna and that we would go with him. He did not go and we went to George Blairs. We stopped in at Mr Hutchersons a few minutes. Mr Edmons was there. Josie has put up the milk to night.

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
Monday September 26, 1921

Monday September 26, 1921

A cloudy day & cool no to do any good. Jim & Ben sowed some seeds. Ben went to the school house to a farmers meeting. He joined the unioin today. There was a big crowd so Ben said.

Jim is helping Marvin tie tobacco tonight. Ben & Mr Mayhew has gone hunting. Josie made Mabel a dress to day. We went to Marvins this evening a little while. I have bin sewin on a quilt tonight.

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday October  6, 1921

Thursday October 6, 1921

A good day. Jim & Ben worked on their wheat land. Norman Booker had the drill and sowed some wheat. Ben went to Gretna to see Mr Young about the engine. He cant start it.

Josie ironed this morning. We straitened up in the lock room this evening. Isla Blair come this evening and staid a little while. She wanted a breast pump for Nettie Hendries. I went home with Isla. I was glad to see them all.

Last edit over 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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