Julia Brumfield Diaries


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Thursday, September  5, 1918

Thursday, September 5, 1918

A good day. Just at dark it rained a shower. It was badly needed. The men folks got out at three oclock this morning and moved some tobacco and cut some this evening. Josie and [I] helped them some this evening. We picked some beans this morning.

This evening Cordie and Nettie Blair and Lizzie Anderson come. Kate and Virginia Harvey come. Virginia wants to learn to knit and knit a sweater.

9 30 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, October  1, 1918

Tuesday, October 1, 1918

A good day. We all stripped tobacco half of the day. Josie put new straw in some of the bed ticks and picked some pears. I went to George Blairs found all of the girls sick not in bed but should have bin. Mrs Anderson and Lizzie was there.

Mrs Anderson commenced a sweater for her boy Asa.

Ben and Owen helped Marvin strip tobacco this evening.

8 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, November 22, 1918

Friday, November 22, 1918

Colde and cloudy.

Ben went to Gretna with a load of tobacco for Paul and him self and a little for Irvin Harvey. It all sold reasonably well. Josie sewed. I got a snack for dinner.

This evening I mended my sweater. Miss Janie and Mrs Gravley come in a few minutes on their way from school. Mr Layne come this morning to try to get his calf home. He could not manage him and he is here yet. Ben got home from Gretna about sundown.

I watered and fed some of the hogs be fore he got home.

8 o clock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield


Thursday, November 27, 1919

Thursday, November 27, 1919

A beautiful warm morning. I would of given either of the boys five dollars to have taken me where I could of fished some but did not say a word about it. I was afraid they would deny me & belitle me for being so foolish and it hurts so bad to be denied. In the place of fishing I got dinner and helped to clean the yard and draped and covered two rows of onions and went to Carries a few minutes.

Jim & Ben finished diggin Irish potatoes and put them in kiln in the garden. Fixed the land to plant onions.

Then hauled some stalks to feed the cows. To night Ben & Josie went to Renan. I stayed with the children. Josie got a package from the island to day. She gave me a nice sweater. I am glad of it. I am so near a sleep that I cant hardely write.

9 oclock

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Wednesday, December 24, 1919

Wednesday, December 24, 1919

A good day. Colde tonight. Ben & I went to Strait Stone and bought several things. Mr Sam Owen went to the mill. Carried some corn for us.

Josie baked some cakes. Give William Gilbert one.

Ren & Ethel Worsham sent me a nice sweater for a Xmas gift. Josie and I had a card from Irene Dyer. This evening I had one from Julia Fergerson. Guess she is at her fathers tonight.

Henry killed two ducks today and I dressed them.

I don't think that Henry can go to sleep tonight for wanting to know what Santy will bring.

Well I may never see another Xmas. We have bin well all the year. Have not missed a night waiting on account of sickness.

8:30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield


Sunday, November 21, 1920

Sunday, November 21, 1920

A good day. Ben & Jim staid at home all day. I got dinner had chicken and pork. Heard today that Mrs Power has a son born today. Edna & Franklin went to Marvins today. I went to George Blairs. George & Denia was not at home but come. They all looked very nice. Had on new sweaters. Claud and [?] was there. They were all nice to me and yet I feel that they were not glad to see me. I went late and had a hard walk. I got supper after I got home.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker


Thursday, November 16, 1922

Thursday, November 16, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim shucked corn all the morning. This evening Ben went to Gretna. Fanny [..?] and I went with him. He had a puncture. Stuck a nail through his tire. He had good luck mending it. We made the trip ok. I bought a few thing. Among them a sweater for Edna. Jim went to Mr Steven [Dais's?]. I got dinner & churned. The children went to school. Josie did not suffer very much today. No one come to see her today. Mabel staid with Nellie this evening. She has bin happy with her waggon today.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart


Thursday, April 26, 1923

Thursday, April 26, 1923

A good day. Jim went to mill. He got back by 11 oclock. He work on the garden all evening manureing and planting. Ben plowed all morning. This evening John Ward and Ben went to the island for guano. They were late getting home. I have bin busy all day. Fixed Ednas sweater sleeves. Made them short enough. Mabel has bin good today. Played out doors most of the day. I have not seen any body to day except Lelia Ward. Edna helped milk tonight. We had or first mess of plant bed salit today.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Wednesday, October 24, 1923

Wednesday, October 24, 1923

A colde day for Oct. There will be a freeze by morning I am a fraid. Thomas Brumfield went from here this morning on the waggon. The school children went with him. Jim and Ben has stripped some tobacco. They are tying tonight. I have cooked enought for them to eat and made Franklin two shirts. I am glad that they are made. Mabel has complained of the tooth ache today. I have finished mending Franklins coat and Edna sweater. I got a letter from Nellie today. Was glad to her from her and the baby.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Nathani
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