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1919

Monday, May 12, 1919

Monday, May 12, 1919

A good day. The men folks worked on tobacco land most of the day. Late this evening they planted some tobacco but it is so colde that things cant grow.

Mrs. Owen and I drawed plants. I got so colde that I quit and come to the house.

Josie and I washed some this morning. Josie got dinner.

Janie Brumfield and Delma Owen come to see the children this evening.

I started Julia Fergerson a letter to day.

I am so near a sleep that I cant hardly write.

10 oclock

The children found my Lady cow with a nice little calf.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, May 16, 1919

Friday, May 16, 1919

A good day. The men worked on tobacco land until twelve. Ben went to Gretna to meet Nellie Brumfield. Franklin & I went with him.

Irvin Lewis carried my calf to Gretna this morning. Henry Blair was up there.

10 clock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1920

Wednesday, May 12, 1920

Wednesday, May 12, 1920

A cloudy day and rain tonight. Ben and Jim and Owen fixed some of Bens tobacco land ready to plant today. Josie got dinner and ironed some this morning. Carrie come down here this evening. They cut out a dress for me and got it nearly ready to wear. I went to Johnson Reynols this morning. Mrs Cook & Mrs Lumpkin was there. Mrs Cook has a cut foot. The surveyer run the line for the road today.

8 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Thursday, May 13, 1920

Thursday, May 13, 1920

A cloudy day. No rain. The boys worked on tobacco land all day. We had a shower last night. It was badly needed. Josie ironed most of the morning. She made pies for dinner. This evening Marvin carried Josie and three children and Carrie and three children to the school house. Dr. Caton and his assistants were there to exzamine the children. There was a crowd to be examined.

9 15 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday, May 14, 1920

Friday, May 14, 1920

A good day. Very cool. The men worked on the tobacco land all day except Ben. He went to Johnson Reynolds and paid for the guano and got a bushel of wheat and a bushel of cracked peas for the chickens and three bushels of peas to sow. Josie got dinner this evening. She went to Mr Owens. I washed a little this morning and went to Marvins a few minutes. Kate Harvey was there and Charles. He carried his mother home. 9 oclock

Monday, May 17, 1920

Monday, May 17, 1920

A good day. The men worked on their tobacco land. Josie staid at home and got dinner. This evening she went to Marvins. Marvin let Reese thak [take] me fishing. We went to Mr Jessie Worshams pond. Did not catch any thing. Come to the creek and fished a while. Did not catch any thing. I bought 10 pounds of sugar from Oscar Booker. Paid 30 cts a bushel of meal for $2.25. 9 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Tuesday, May 18, 1920

Tuesday, May 18, 1920

Cloudy but no rain to do any good. The men folks worked on their tobacco land. Josie done a big washing by twelve oclock. I got dinner. Henry kept Mabel. Josie sewed some this evening. Carrie and the children come a while this evening. Josie and I wrote a letter and the carrier did not take them up. 8 oclock Ben & Jim planted water mellon seed to day.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday, May 22, 1920

Saturday, May 22, 1920

A beautiful day. The men fixed tobacco land all day. Josie baked a cake this morning. We cooked rice and fried meat, made coffee, & baked bread. This evening Josie bathed all the children, cleaned up the dining room, moved the carpet off the floor. I went to Kate Harveys and Mollie Reynolds and Carries. I saw Lee Brumfield and several others. I have gone to sleep and bot[?]ed my book.

9 15 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Saturday, March 25, 1922

Saturday, March 25, 1922

A beautiful day. Ben & Jim worked on their tobacco land. Henry went to Renan. Josie and I ironed all the morning. Mrs Car churned. Josie got dinner in 30 minutes. She had caned sausage made a dewberry pie had caned tomatoes boiled 14 egg made bread and coffee. Kate Harvey come & Carrie and all children. I was glad to see all of them. Kate & I worked button holes. Kate brought some sallit.

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart
Saturday, April 15, 1922

Saturday, April 15, 1922

A good day Ben & Jim finished the ditch and cleaned out the springhouse. Jim plowed this evening. Ben worked on his car a little. Josie baked a cake this morning. Together we got dinner then I went to Reynols's. Bruce is at home. He brought Mollie some of the nices candy I most ever saw.

Christenia was colering eggs for Easter. Johnson was fixing his tobacco land. Jim set one turkey today. Hope that the others will set soon.

Last edit over 5 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, May 16, 1922

Tuesday, May 16, 1922

A cloudy day no rain. Jim and Ben worked on their Tobacco land all day. Henry and Edna went to school. Franklin staid with the men all day the first time in his life. I got dinner and [churn?]. Josie has lein sick all day. Mollie Reynolds come a while this evening. I was glad she come. I milked to night. Fanny Power made bread and coffee for supper. I had a letter from Carrie Smith to day. I wish I could hear from them every day

Last edit over 6 years ago by LondonLibrary
Monday, May 22, 1922

Monday, May 22, 1922

A good day. Jim & Ben have worked on Tobacco land today. Frannie Power was here. This morning also a man by the name of Lony. his car went […] on him and he could not get it to go so he come and ask to stay alright he got it fixed some time today. Josie & Franny went and got some […] for Dinner. I have worked more in the garden today than any time this year and felt as well as usual.

Last edit over 6 years ago by PeterMann
Tuesday, May 23, 1922

Tuesday, May 23, 1922

A good day. Jim + Ben worked on their Tobacco land. Henry + Edna went to School. I got Dinner. Tommie washed dishes after Dinner. Mrs Kent come she brought us some nice cabbage she wanted to swap some eggs. Isla + Cordie Blair come to See us this evening. I was glad they came. Mabel has bin good today for her to be. Fannie made Mabel a Dress to day a pink gingham she is proud of it. After supper to night Mrs Cor + Ella Hubbard + Ron Hubbard come to see Posie. I am glad that they came to see her

Last edit over 6 years ago by Lydia B
Wednesday, May 24, 1922

Wednesday, May 24, 1922

A good day. The men folk worked on tobacco land all day Mrs. [Car-?] and Ela spent the day with Josie. Mr Sam Hubbard came for Ella. Miss Anna and little [Louise?] Hubbard came with him. Miss Anna brought Josie some light bread. Mollie Reynolds came late this evening we had the cabbag that Mrs Kent brought and lettice and ham for dinner. I got a letter from Carrie today. I am always glad to hear from her.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by tim-somers
Thursday, May 25, 1922

Thursday, May 25, 1922

A good day. The boys worked on their Tobacco land all day I planted some potatoe slips Today Josie & fanny got dinner. They killed chickens and cooked cabbage. Hattie Gilbert & Louis washed here today. Mrs Hutcherson & mrs Evylin Hutcherso & Ada Hutcherso was here this evening. They were on mrs Hutcherson's car. Ada was driving the car. I was glad that they come. Evylin's baby is a fine fellow. Henry & Edna went to school.

Last edit over 6 years ago by kleind

1923

Tuesday, April 24, 1923

Tuesday, April 24, 1923

A good day. The men worked on their tobacco land hauling manure and plowing. The children went to school. Mabel went with them to the field twice. I have bin busy most of the day. I baked sweet potatoe pies for dinner. Mrs. Ruth Booker come to see me today. I was glad that she come. I had thought maybe because I am old and am not fashionable that none of the would come. I heard to day that Marvin Smith was sick and several of the children was sick. I am asleep.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Monday, May 14, 1923

Monday, May 14, 1923

A good day. The men worked on their tobacco land most of the day. Oh how I wist we could have rain. I have felt bad all day. Guess walking up to Renan had something to do with my bad feelings. I have bin busy all day. Cleaned up the chickens coop. I gathered a few strawberries today. The first that has ripened this spring. Lelia Ward sent me some salit for dinner. I fried some pies this morning. Ben is very much comnplaining tonight. He has a very bad colde. Jim had a letter from Nellie today.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
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.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
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.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
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.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Saturday, June 16, 1923

Saturday, June 16, 1923

A good day. Ben finished cutting wheat this morning. This evening they fixed some tobacco land. Jim plowed some sweet potatoes. I wanted to go to the river but did not go. I mended overalls yesterday and to day. Lelia Ward sent the clothes home done up nice. I am glad of that much help. We had new Irish potatoes and last years butter beans and apple pies. I killed two chickens for dinner tomorrow. I made a mess of my book. Nothing but carelessness. I am ashamed of it but cant help it now.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
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