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1919

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Tuesday, July 1, 1919

A good day. Ben Jim & Owen plowed in their tobacco.

Josie washed a big washin of clothes. I got dinner. Was late a bout it.

Denia Blair come and eat dinner with us. I was glad that she come. Denia and I walked to Mr. Edmons to see Mrs. Edmons. Mrs. Dews and Mrs. Owen was there.

Board Dews come for his mother and Aunt Minnie in the car. He brought Denia and I as far as Mr Owens. Mrs. Coats died today. She was Josies aunt.

Miss Evylin Edmons made lemmon aid as good as I ever drank.

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Last edit over 7 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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Thursday, September 4, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim is at the barn. They ground apples to day to make cider. This evening Ben went to Cedar Forest to see some parties a bout a school house. Henry and Edna and I went two.

While we were gone Kate Harvey come. Also Janie Gravely & Evylin Edmons. I would of bin glad to see them. Mollie Reynolds come a little while before I went a way from home.

Josie got dinner. I washed the dishes after dinner.

I have just finished working button holes in Roy Smiths pants.

9:30 oclock

Last edit over 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

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Tuesday April 12, 1921

A good day. A big frost this morning. Ben plowed. Jim split wood. Josie made me a dress today. I went to Kate Harveys and to Renan store. Come by Reynols to see them. Julia Fergerson looks bad. Mildred is a fine childe. They had a play at the school house this evening and tonight. The children was there. this evening. Ben & Josie has gone tonight. Jim and I and the children staid at home.

Today is the last day of this term. Gordon McCormic, Mrs Sallie Blair, Mrs Evylin Hutcherson & Miss Eliz Porter was the teacher.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1920

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Wednesday, January 14, 1920

A clear windy day. Jim & Ben cut wood, Owen plowed. The children went to school. Josie ironed some and cut a dress out for her self.

I got dinner & churned.

Johnson Reynolds come by here, wanted to see the boys a bout selling guano.

I got a letter from Evylin Brumfield to day. 8 30 oclock

Last edit almost 8 years ago by Neil Brumfield
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Saturday, April 17, 1920

A good day. Jim & Owen plowed. Ben went to see some men. This evening Ben went to Gretna. I went two. Nellie & Evylin come with us home. I am glad to see them. We saw Grace and Kate as we come home. Charley Harvey is here tonight. Ben has gone to the school house to night. Heard to day that Ren Worsham & George Blair Mr Hutcherson & Mr Anderson went to Chatham to day.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Linda Tucker
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Sunday, April 18, 1920

A good day. Nellie & Evylin has bin here all day. The boys has bin walkin around most of the day. Marvin and family come this evening. Kate & Charley and Effie B come and staid until bed time. Effie will stay all night. Josie and I got dinner. Dick Wooding got his arm broke crankin his car yesterday. The patrons of the school met at the school house last night and talked a bout the school for another term.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Linda Tucker
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Monday, April 19, 1920

A cloudy day. Ben and Ben plowed until noon this evening. Ben [?] & Nellie and Evylin to [?] on their way home Effie Brumfield stayed with us last night. She went home as Ben went. Josie & I got dinner. I went to [?] this evening. [Dr?] and Mrs Owen come while I was there to see Marvin about the road. Mabel is not well to night. Heard this evening that the guano is at the [?]. 9 o clock

Last edit over 6 years ago by test11
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Tuesday, July 13, 1920

A good day. Ben went to thrash wheat. Jim hauled up the oats and hay. Josie and I got dinner. Nellie & Evylin come to day. Denia Blair come this evening. I was glad. Hutchersons quit thrashing to day. I was I have not seen Carrie to day. 9:30 oclock

Last edit about 7 years ago by Linda Tucker
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Thursday, July 15, 1920

A good day. Jim and Ben jobed a round until twelve then Ben went to Mr Dews and worked on his car until night. Nellie Brumfield made some preserves. Josie and I was washing. Bettie Haley came and finished for us. Evylin Brumfield is sick. Jim and Ben has gone to Dr Owens to night. I do hope she may soon be better. 9:30 oclock

Last edit about 7 years ago by Linda Tucker
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Friday, July 16, 1920

A good day. Jim and Ben worked on the barn shelter. Ben & Josie went to Jim Thomsons and got pears to preserve. Nellie got some berries to make jellie. I made 16 glasses of jellie this evening and made three quarts of jam. Evylin has not come down stairs to day. Hope she will be a bout in the morning. I got some snaps from Marvin to day.

Last edit about 7 years ago by Linda Tucker
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Sunday, July 18, 1920

Rain this morning at two oclock and it is raining a gain to night. Good all day. John & Tenie and Chris tenia was here. Ben carried them home. Evylin went with them. They got back here at dark. Jim Thomson & family come to see us this evening. Marvin and family was here this evening. Josie and I got dinner. Johnson & Mollie come this morning. Mollie eat dinner with us. We had two water mellons this morning. Ben bought them. 9:15 oclock

Last edit about 7 years ago by Linda Tucker
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Monday, July 19, 1920

Rain this morning. The boys toped some tobacco. Josie & I got dinner. Nell worked on Evylins hat this evening. I gathered one gallon of berries. Hattie Gilbert brought 6 gallons. Josie and I caned them. Carrie and the childrens come down here. Marvin was not at home and there was a bad looking cloud. Evylin & Henry went to Renan this evening. Kate Harvey was at Carries this evening.

Last edit about 7 years ago by Linda Tucker
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Tuesday, July 20, 1920

A good day. Rain last night. Ben & Jim toped tobacco this evening. Ben helped rais a shed to Doss s [?] barn. Josie got dinner. She fried chicken. Had corn & butter beans. The first mess this year. I gathered some berries. Nellie gathered berries. We caned some & preserved some. I went to Carries a while. Evylin & Virginia is here tonight. Charles brought them here. They are in the parlor playing on the piano. 9 oclock

Last edit about 7 years ago by Linda Tucker
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Thursday, July 22, 1920

Foggy this morning but no rain today. Ben & Jim got sticks a gain today. Josie got dinner. Charles & Irvin Harvey come here on a car. Charles worked on it all the morning. Would not stay to dinner. Charles come this eve and carried Evylin to Mr Moses to a party. I planted some pepper plants and peas. I went to Marvins a few minutes this evening. Carrie was canning berries. I picked a bucketful and canned them.

Last edit about 7 years ago by Linda Tucker
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Friday, July 23, 1920

A good day. Jim staid at home all day. Ben & Marvin went to Brook neal. Have not come home yet. Nellie & Evylin went home. Charles Harvey carried them. Josie baked a cake for Nellie this morning. Josie got dinner. This evening Josie and I washed some. Christenia Reynols and her mother come to Marvins. Josie and I went up there a few minutes. Eva Smith is sick. Carrie washed. Hattie Gilbert helped her. 9 oclock

Last edit about 7 years ago by Linda Tucker
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Tuesday, August 3, 1920

A good day. Jim worked all day. Ben went with me to Chatham. Kate Harvey went with us. We eat dinner at Nellies. Nellie and Evylin come home with us. Josie staid and got dinner. This evening Josie and Carrie went to see Mollie. They walked up there. Reese met them with the car and brought them home. Marvin commenced to pull leaves today. 9 oclock

Last edit about 7 years ago by Linda Tucker
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Thursday, August 5, 1920

A rainy day. The boys pulled some leaves and got wet. Josie went to see the Owen baby. This morning Nellie made some preserves. I caned three cans of peaches and made some preserves. Evylin went to see Virginia this morning. Edna went to Marvins and got some butter and meal. We had snaps and corn and stewed & raw tomatoes, peaches and cream for dinner. I do hope it is going to clear up now. 8:30 oclock

Last edit about 7 years ago by Linda Tucker
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Friday, August 6, 1920

A cloudy morning but no rain. The men folks pulled some leaves and finished the house that they had commenced on. Josie & I got dinner. Evylin come from Kates. Kate come to Carries and helped her on her dress. I went up there a little while this evening and come home through Bens tobacco. I have had the tooth ache all the evening. 9:30 oclock

Last edit about 7 years ago by Linda Tucker
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Saturday, August 7, 1920

A good day. The men folks suckered tobacco. Ben went to Mr Vaugns [?] to get a flue. Josie and I got dinner. Nellie and Evylin started home. Marvin carried them to Altavista. I went to Marvins this evening. She was washing. Kate Harvey and Hattie Gilbert was helping her. We ironed some this evening. 9 oclock

Last edit about 7 years ago by Linda Tucker
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Sunday, August 22, 1920

A good day. Kate and I come home from Richmond to day. Willie come with us. We come home on the Virginian. Ben & Edna and Franklin met us at Long Island. Found all well as ususal. The boys is curing tobacco. They had plenty of water mellons. Nellie and Evylin are here. Josie & Nell had caned a lot of tomatoes. 9 oclock

Last edit about 7 years ago by Linda Tucker
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Wednesday, August 25, 1920

A good day. The men worked on the tobacco. This evening Ben carried Nellie & Evylin home. Josie & Mabel went with them. They got home a bout dark. Josie got dinner. I helped Nell pick beans. I went to Carries a few minutes. I gathered some musk mellons. I suckered a little tobacco to day.

Last edit about 7 years ago by Linda Tucker
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Wednesday, December 1, 1920

A good day. The land is as wet as it can be. Jim and Ben cut wood in the woods to day. The Owens stopped ]?] tobacco mans in [?] stripped tobacco. I got breakfast and milked & churned and got dinner. I cooked beans and potatoes. This evening I went to Marvins a while. Carrie was sewing for the little girls. Mrs Car and Josie shelled a lot of beans. Henry went to school. Henry got a letter from Evylin this evening. 9:30 oclock

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Linda Tucker
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Sunday, December 5, 1920

A clear windy day. Rain last night. Jim has staid at home all day. He looked for Nellie & Evylin. They did not come. Ben went for Mrs Car this evening. I am glad that she come with him back. Josie thought of going with him but Carrie came and she did not go. Grace Brumfield & Kate Harvey come. We were glad to have them. Glades and Doris and Janie Brumfield & Christenia Reynols come a while. Marvin and family went to church and then Carrie & the little ones come to see us.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Linda Tucker
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Saturday, December 18, 1920

A clear cold day. Jim got some wood. Owen hoed [?] some corn. Ben & Jim [?] out some feed. Ben went to Chatham and I went with him. He carried some meat & beans for Nellie. We did not see Evylin. She and some girls had gone for hollie to decorate with. I had a good letter from Denia yesterday. She was at Earnest Craddocks. Lottie has a new boy baby. Today is Hazel Smiths birth day. I did not go in a store at Chatham. We stoped at Gretna a few minutes. Josie got dinner and supper. She had supper a bout ready when we got home. The roads is awful in some places from Gretna to Chatham. Henry went to Strait Stone and Mount Airy to day.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

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Friday, January 6, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim cut some wood in the woods today. The children went to school today. Josie ironed. I got dinner. This evening Josie went to see Evelyn Hutcherson. Come by Mr Bookers. Their baby is complaining. I got a letter from Alma saying that Lonnie is very sick yet. I do hope that he may get well. Oh how I miss Marvins family. I want to see them so bad. I know that I cant go as we all have to work.

Last edit over 3 years ago by mkstewart
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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 about 4 years ago by kleind
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Tuesday, June 6, 1922

A good morning rain this evening. Mrs. Lewis & [Ansel] come this morning. Mr. Tower & wife and Raymond come this morning and Nellie & Evylin Brumsfield and Mr. & Mrs. Gyer & Baly. We had dinner enough for all and I was glad that we did. Denny & George Blair come a few minutes. They brought us some light bread & some soap. I was glad of it. Christenia Reynolds & Gladis Brumfield come for cherries. Gladis brought some peas. Miss Ada Hutchenson brought some cabbage & some peas. I am glad of every thing that is gave to me.

Last edit about 4 years ago by jmcloone
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Tuesday, October 3, 1922

A good day. Ben raked up Kates pea hay today. Jim stripped some tobacco. Nellie Brumfield and Evylin and her husband and Mr & Mrs Gyer & baby come. I am glad that they did. They had dinner with them & eat before they come. I could of gave them dinner ok as I have help. Josie has bin a bout as usual today and that is bad. Mrs Edmons come in a few minutes this evening. They are carrying on a meeting at Strait Stone. Queen Callans washed here today.

Last edit over 3 years ago by mkstewart
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Wednesday, November 8, 1922

A good day some cooler than yesterdy. Ben disked some land to sowingness. Jim & Nellie stripped tobacco. It was not in good order. Mollie come down here a while this morning. She would not stay for dinner. I went to Renan this evening. Nat Wooding carried me most of the way over there. I walked home.

Josie has suffered a lot today. I got dinner. Nel churned. The children went to school. I started Carrie a letter today. Nellie got a letter from Evylin to day. I was glad. She wanted to hear so bad.

Last edit over 3 years ago by mkstewart
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Monday, November 13, 1922

A good day. Ben shucked corn all day. Jim went to Gretna with tobacco. He has not come home yet. Nellie got a present from Evylin today. A work bag. Virginia Harvey spent the day here with Fannie Power. I was glad that she come. The children went to school. Hettie washed here today. I churned & and got dinner. I wanted to go to the mill & fish a while & get some [brand] but Ben talked so belittling a bout it. Would not go. I am not as good as a servant should be. Ben dont know how much I wait on him and his crowd.

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