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1919

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

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Tuesday, September  9, 1919

Tuesday, September 9, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim and Jack Harvey moved some tobacco this morning. Franklin fell out of the waggon in the wheel and got hurt right bad. This evening Jim went to White Falls to the mill.

Ben & Jack finished painting the roof of the house.

Josie washed a good washing for her to do.

Carrie and all the children but Reese come down here. I killed & dressed a chicken and dug some potatoes and went to the orchard and got a basket of apples.

I am counting on going fishing in the morning.

9 oclock

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Wednesday, September 10, 1919

Wednesday, September 10, 1919

A good day and very warm. Ben & Jack painted the stable & buggy house tops. Jim went to the mill.

Josie got dinner & ironed. I went with Mr Willie Mayhew & wife to Long Island. We all fished some. We did not catch any thing. I am so thankful that they would be troubled with me. I eat dinner with them. The whole trip did not cost me a penny.

Marvin went to Jim Eades and got seed wheat. He brought some for Ben. Marvin went to Long Island and got a bed stead this evening.

10 oclock

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
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

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1923

Sunday, March 11, 1923

Sunday, March 11, 1923

A rainy day very disagreable day. We was all at home at dinner. Henry went to Johnson Reynolds. Mildred Ferguson is seriously sick. Nellie got dinner. She baked potato pies that pleased the children. Ben helped Edna fix her beads. Painted them for her. Edna fed the calf for me. Mable is sitting up in the bed talking. She has a bunch of violets. I have stayed with the children in the dining room. Ben put papers under his mattress this evening.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Nathani
Wednesday, July 11, 1923

Wednesday, July 11, 1923

A good day and very hot. The boys plowed tobacco. Henry painted a little. The roof was so hot that he could not do much. My days work was a busy one. I washed dishes. Then got breakfast. Then milked the cows. I made some jellie. Parched coffee. Washed dished. Killed and dressed two chickens. Fried them for dinner. Baked bread and coffee. Then had dinner and washed dishes. Then rested a while. Then went and picked one gallon of berrie. Picked over and fixed them to make preserves. Fed the chickens. Then got supper and washed dishes. Now I am ready to go to bed.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Nathani
Thursday, July 12, 1923

Thursday, July 12, 1923

A good morning rain. This evening the men plowed in their tobacco. Today Henry painted a little. Today I don't know much to write. No one has come to see us and we have not gone to see them. Would be glad to see all of my children and all of my neighbors. The weather is so hot that I can't do much of anything. Henry went to Renan this morning for some bolts for the plows.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Nathani
Monday, October 22, 1923

Monday, October 22, 1923

A cool windy day. Jim stripped tobacco. Ben made two trips to Renan school house. Thomas Brumfield has fixed up the gutters and commenced to paint the roof of the house. Ben had to help him get things so he could work. They was most of the day getting ready. The children went to school. Mabel and I got on fine. Today was my birth day. I am 77 years old. I am well as I could expect. My hip hurts when I try to walk. Mollie is all of the children that said any thing to day about it.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Tuesday, October 23, 1923

Tuesday, October 23, 1923

A very bad day. Rained and the wind blowed. The folks could not keep warm and strip tobacco. The children went to school. If [sic, she may have meant "but"] it was so bad Jo Edmons brought them home on his car. I was glad as the walking was so bad. Thomas Brumfield painted one side fo the roof and it nearly all washed off. It will be [tode?] a gain. I have staid in the house nearly all the time. Mrs. Car sent Mabel two peticoats. Mabel was very glad of them. I cut two shirts for Franklin today.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Friday, November  2, 1923

Friday, November 2, 1923

A cloudy colde day. Ben went for Thomas Brumfield. He painted the roof of the house. Ben helped him some. Ben carried Thomas to Gretna this evening. We paid 12 1/2 dollars to get the house roof painted. Jim graded tobacco. John Ward tied. He brough [sic] several gaskets full of potatoes to the house and put them up. I got dinner and played with Mabel the most of the evening. Edna is at home. I was glad to see her back. Jim and Ben has colds and coughs. I hope they may be well soon.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Saturday, December 22, 1923

Saturday, December 22, 1923

A very warm day for Dec. They cut some feed at Booker's and here. Did not finish. I got dinner. Though[t?] Mr. Booker would be here. He did not stay. After dinner Henry and I went to Gretna. I bought a pair of shoes and stockens. Come home and put them on. Ben and Jim went to Mt. Airy. Ben bought some paint. Henry and I come by by Marvin's and got some cakes that Carrie had made for me. Marvin's folks was going to a play at the school house. A part of the school building was burned last night.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Nathani
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