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1919

Thursday, February 20, 1919

Thursday, February 20, 1919

A colde cloudy day.

Owen plowed. Jim cut wood.

Ben come from South Boston this evening. He his is not feeling well tonight. He solde Pauls tobacco to day. I don't know what it brought. He has not tolde me. Irvin Lewis come this morning and got my calf. I paid him one dollar to carrie it.

Marvin carried Kates chickens to Long Island this morning. Virginia went with him. Marvin brought Jims pigs from Renan this evening. Lewis brought them from Gretna

I went to Kates today and to see Mag. She was not at home. I come home with Marvin on the car.

9 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, April 23, 1919

Wednesday, April 23, 1919

A cloudy day most all day. Mr Owen plowed most of the Jim & Ben hauled straw and [?] Jims potato patch then worked on the tobacco land. Jim and I planted some onions this evening.

Josie got dinner--most of it. Denia & Corrdie come this evening. Josie and Cordie ordered some flower seed & bulbs. Carrie and the children come this evening. Jim Emerson passed going down the way.

Ben has a bad colde & is very much complaining.

9:10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, June 18, 1919

Wednesday, June 18, 1919

A good day. Jim & Ben sowed some peas. Ben went to Lee B after them and carried all the children. Henry carried two doz eggs. He bought match and fly powder & chewing gum.

Henry done his first plowing to day. Dr Bennett and Henry Bennett come to see Jim & Ben today.

Josie ironed this morning. I got dinner. This evening I ironed some & then went to the sweet potatoe patch. They are lookin well. I come through Jims tobacco ground. The tobacco is growing some.

10:15 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, August 30, 1919

Saturday, August 30, 1919

Cloudy but no rain to speak of. We need rain.

Jim staid at the barn all day and is there yet.

Ben & Owen and the boys cut tobacco. They finished Owens and Jims. They are at the barn now stringing leaves.

Josie got dinner.

This evening I went and got some sweet potatoes and washed them.

I went to Marvins a little while late this evening. Carrie was makeing Roy a blouse. I brought it home with me and have finished the button holes & sewed on the buttons. Marvin had finished tieing Hatties tobacco & commenced on Paul Bennetts.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Tuesday January 18, 1921

Tuesday January 18, 1921

A clear colde day. The children went to school.

Jim and Ben was at Gretna. They staid all night at Chatham with Jims family. Come to Gretna and got breakfast and solde their tobacco & come home. They got home a bout dark.

Solde reasonably well I think.

Josie & I cut rags some today. Josie went to Marvins a little while this evening. Mabel was good to day for her to be.

Heard today that Mrs Jack Kellie was buried Saturday. I guess she will be very much missed. I found Henrys knife and 5 cts in the shucks. I have not tolde him yet.

Ben gave me a pair of overshoes to night.

9 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday March 25, 1921

Friday March 25, 1921

A good day. Ben & Jim went to Chatham. Jim stayed. Ben got home a while before night. Made the trip ok. Josie and I and Franklin & Mabel, Carrie and Hazel and Eva all went to Johnson Reynols. We had a pleasant evening. Reese come after us with the car.

I went with Franklin fishing in the branch. Caught five minowes. Josie got dinner & washed the dishes. Nettie sent Ednas dresses home to day. They are very nice. Jims turkey layed to day for the first time.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
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 almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday May  5, 1921

Thursday May 5, 1921

A rainy day. The men that was to put in the light come and worked all the evening. They got one so we eat supper by it. Josie got dinner. I hemed a pair of sheets. I went to Marvins a few minutes. To day was Evas birth day. She is three years olde. Jims little game chickens hatched out today and yesterday. One of my hens quit her nest. I am sorry.

Jim come home this evening. I am so glad that he come all right. It is a discouraging time. I do hope that the weather will soon be better. Then people will feel better I hope.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday May  9, 1921

Monday May 9, 1921

A good day. Ben hauled some this morning. Mr Young the light man come this morning. Jim come with him. Jim plowed the garden. Ben helped Young fix up the lights. He finished here this evening. Josie got dinner.

Josies turkey eggs hatched today. I hived a swarm of bees this morning and then they went a way.

I went to Marvins a few minutes this evening. I have bin mending Jims shirt to night.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday May 13, 1921

Friday May 13, 1921

A cloudy day. Rain tonight. Ben & Jim planted tobacco. Marvin and his crowd helped. Mr Hobson left here today. Josie ironed some and made a shirt this evening. I put Josies turkeys with Jims turkey hen this evening. I finished the little girls pillow slips this evening and carried them home. Ben shot a crow.

Last edit almost 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 almost 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 almost 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday July  8, 1921

Friday July 8, 1921

A good morning. There was colouds a round this evening. Very little rain here. We need rain very bad.

Ben & Jim worked in Jims tobacco today. John & Edwin Brumfield come today. John wanted to see Mr Layne a bout some land at Gretna.

Josie got dinner by her self. She had a good dinner. I washed some this morning and sewed on my quilt this evening.

Ben & Josie and Edna & Henry and Julia have all gone to Strait Stone tonight.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday September  5, 1921

Monday September 5, 1921

A good day. Jim & Ben cut tobacco. They cut Jims tobacco and commenced on Bens. Josie sewed. She made Franklin a pair of pants. I went to Marvins as usual.

Doris & Janie Brumfield & Delma Owen and Christenia Reynols com to Marvins and bathed in the pond that the children has in the branch.

Kates heifer got hurt this evening. I am very sorry it happened.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday September  6, 1921

Tuesday September 6, 1921

Another hot dry day. Ben finished cutting his tobacco and finished Jims. Josie sewed. Made waists for Franklin.

I got what dinner we had. This evening I worked button holes in Pauls waists.

Josie and I and the children went to Marvins. Carrie was sewing. She has done more sewing than any one that I know of.

I want to see Kate bad. I intend to go to see her soon if I can get to any way.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday November 29, 1921

Tuesday November 29, 1921

A good day. Ben and Jim shucked some corn and loaded Jims tobacco on John Hutcherson truck. John & Jim started to Danville. I hope they got there ok. This evening Ben & Marvin went to the school house and helped to put a pump in the well that has bin bored there. They staid late. The children come home with them. Josie had supper ready when they got home. I cut peices and sewed on my quilt most of the day. Hope to finish the squares tomorrow if I work on it. I wanted to go to Marvins this evening but would not leave Josie Mabel.

Last edit over 5 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday December 12, 1921

Monday December 12, 1921

A good day. Jim & Ben shucked a shock of corn and gave the stalk to the cows. Then they loaded up the car with Jims scrap meat and sausage, a few chickens and went to Chatham. I think they did fine. They attended to several things and got home before dark. I am very glad that they went. The roads are very good now. Josie scrubed some floors and got dinner. I went to George Blairs. Denia was not at home. She had gone to Altavista with Otho and Sallie. I would of bin glad to see her but I dont blame her. If it was me I think [?] go evry chance I could get. I spent a pleasant evening with the girls. The children went to school today.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker

1920

Saturday, May 15, 1920

Saturday, May 15, 1920

A clear cool day. There was frost this morning. Enough to bite tender things. The boys finished hilling [?] up Jims new ground. Jim planted some potato slips this evening. Josie got dinner. I ironed this morning. This evening I killed two chickens and churned the[n] went to Marvins. Josie and children went to Marvins. 8 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Wednesday, June 23, 1920

Wednesday, June 23, 1920

A rainy morning. Clear tonight. Jim & Ben plowed some in the corn until the land got two wet. They cut wheat this evening, finished Owens and cut some on Jims. Charles & Jack Harvey come down here a little while this evening. Jack was going to Richmon tonight. At least start tonight. Franklin is sick but we hope he will getting better. I got dinner and ironed some. 9 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Thursday, June 24, 1920

Thursday, June 24, 1920

A good day. Clouds a round but very little rain. We hope Franklin is improve. They had the Dr to see him last night. Ben and Jim plowed corn a while this morning then cut Jims wheat & finished Marvins wheat. I got most of the dinner. We had snaps & potatoes and beets and fried chicken. Jim plowed some in the garden this evening. The garden is lookin well now. 9 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Tuesday, June 29, 1920

Tuesday, June 29, 1920

A good day. I am at Jims yet. Ola Jefferson spent the day here. This evening Alma and Ola went to [?] Lizzie kept the children. Tonight Lonnie carried [?] & Lizzie and I to Billie Bennetts. I was glad to go. I would like to know what they are doing at home.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday, September 10, 1920

Friday, September 10, 1920

A good day. The men pulled Jims tobacco. He is done [?] his crop. I handed leaves this evening. William Gilbert helped Jim today. Betty Haley washed today. Mabel is right much better off to day. Owens baby is sick. I got dinner today. Ben has bin at the barn today and tonight. Henry Blair and Charles Harvey come to the barn to day. 8:30 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Monday, February 27, 1922

Monday, February 27, 1922

A good day. Ben loaded on his & Jims tobacco this morning, Mr John Tucker carried it to Danville. The roads is very rough. Norman Booker helped Ben handle his tobacco.

Henry & Edna went to school.

Jim & Nellie come this evening. I was glad that they did. Oscar Brumfield brought them from Gretna. We miss Ben tonight. It is the first time he has been a way in a long time.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Ladybug1492
Monday, April 10, 1922

Monday, April 10, 1922

A nice day. Jim gardened most of the day. Ben plowed in the rye. This evening Ben & I went to Gretna. We carried some butter and two bushel of onions. Solde them all to Mr. Rucker. Bought several things and come home and left most of them at Gretna. I am very much bothered about leaving them. Cordie Blair come this evening. I was glad to see her. Josie got most of the dinner and all of supper. She milked one of the cows. Today is Jims birth day.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Ladybug1492
Sunday, May 28, 1922

Sunday, May 28, 1922

A very cool day for the last of May. We need rain so they people can finish planting tobacco. Ben & Norman [Booker?] walked a round some this morning then Ben carried [mms] Car to Mr. Towers. They come here for dinner then thay started to Charlottsvill. I hope they got there ok. Wish I knowed about them Reubin & Robbert & Christenia & Jane Reynolds come to see us a while this evening Asa Anderson come to thake Frannie Power home. I will miss Fannie. We found Jims turkey here tonight.

Last edit over 6 years ago by kleind
Sunday, July 16, 1922

Sunday, July 16, 1922

A good morning rain this evening. We all staid at home all day. Mrs Car & Henry made ice cream. I got dinner fried chicken cooked butter beans & potatoes baked tea cakes. Ben looked for Jims turkey did not find her. Jim come home with Norman Booker from Gretna. Jo Edmons and [Jac?son] Emerson come to see Henry. They all went to the branch to bathe. Josey & Johnson & Charlott come a few minutes. Edna helped milk this morning & tonight. Oh Lord take care of all of us.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, December  4, 1922

Monday, December 4, 1922

A raining tonight. The boys finished stripping Bens cureing of tobacco and put some of Jims in the pit. The children went to school. Nellie & I got dinner. Hattie Gilbert washed and all of the clothes is on the garden fence. Josie has suffered a lot today. Nellie heard from Evylin today. I planted a few little bulbs today. Ben and Norman Booker wanted to start to Gretna in the morning but they could not load their tobacco so they cant go. Our cows got in Booker field this morning. Jim got them out.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, December 12, 1922

Tuesday, December 12, 1922

A cloudy most of the day. Jim & Ben finished stripping Jims cureing of tobacco and loaded it on the waggon ready for market. They have gone to Renan tonight. Josie has suffered a lot today. Nellie and Fanny ground the sausage meat and made the sausage. That was a great help. I dried out the [?]. Worked at the wash house all the evening. I am so glad that much is done. The children went to school. Franklin come home complaining but he is Ok now as far as I can tell.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart

1923

Thursday, July 26, 1923

Thursday, July 26, 1923

A good day. I am at Tim Bennetts. Eat breakfast and dinner here. Then Gorden carried Lizzie and I to Jo Towlers. Found them well and seemed to be doing well. Then went to Billie Bennetts. They were all well but Sister Nan[n]ie. She looks feeble. Jimmie and Bessie was there and Ella and Elender and Lizzie Bennett come to see us. I was glad that I met with them once more. Gordon come for us about sundown. We had a pleasant evening. Lizzie got supper and milked. Gordon milked as she was late.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Wednesday, August  1, 1923

Wednesday, August 1, 1923

A rainy morning. Clear this evening. The men suckered tobacco today. Alma wanted to go home. Ben carried her home. He let me and three children went with him. We found them well at Jims. We stopped at Gretna and bought a few things. We got home in good time. Johnson stopped and looked at the phone. Said he would come in the morning and fix it up. I will miss Alma. She cooked and helped me so good. The children all like Alma. She was so good to them Ben said she fed them good while I was a way. Ben and Henry milked this morning.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
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