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1919

Monday, April 21, 1919

Monday, April 21, 1919

A good day. Lizzie was here this morning. She went to Carries and eat dinner. Ben & family and I went to Creasys fish pond. They drewed the water off. They caugh several nice fish and a lot of turtles.

I came back to Marvins and eat dinner. Josie come up there & the children. They had an egg hunt and had some nice candy. Lizzie and I went to Johnson Reynols. Mollie was not at home. She & Robert and Christenie & Janie Brumfield had gone to Jim Thomsons.

We went to see Nanie a while. Mrs Yeats was at Posies.

Jim Brumfield come home this evening.

Ben & Mr Mayhew went to Gretna this evening and got Bens wire for a fence.

10 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday, November 20, 1919

Thursday, November 20, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco all day and until bed time tonight.

I got dinner then I went to Johnson Reynols. Clack and Kate Hubard was there. Today was the first time that I ever saw their baby. He is a fine baby.

Every body here has some cold. I feel bad to night. I have made Henry & Edna a ball out of old socks. Just finished them.

8:30 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Sunday February 27, 1921

Sunday February 27, 1921

A cloudy day. Ben packed his tobacco down ready to load on the truck. Shucked some corn. Helped a man get his car out of the mud. Hitched Prince to the car and pulled it out. Went to meet Jim. Marvin went with him.

Josie and I went to Marvin. Edna, Franklin, and Mabel went. Henry went to Johnson Reynols. Heard to day that a childe was burnt to death at Clide Reynols's. No one know what will happen in a day. I feel glad when all is reasonable well and have enough of things to be comfortable. I wish I could be more thankful and more humble than I am.

Carrie comed my hair today.

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 almost 7 years ago by dy957
Sunday March 27, 1921

Sunday March 27, 1921

A good day. Ben & family staid at home. Leslie Roark and Beaula & Elsie East & the children and Gladice & Hugh and Hildna all come a while this evening. We were all glad to see them. Emmet Brumfield come a while. Paul Smith went with him home. Ren Worsham carried a truck load to Gladice to day. I am so glad that he did it. Gave some of them pleasure I know.

Johnson Reynols come for me. Robert was driveing the car. I spent a pleasant day. Posie & family and Reubin was there.

Mollie had a nice dinner. I want to be thankful for all that is done for me.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday March 30, 1921

Wednesday March 30, 1921

A cloudy evening and rain tonight. We had a killing frost this morning. I am sorry but that was something that powerful man could not help.

Ben went to the island for guano. Josie washed this morning. I got the dinner. Jim come home today. We were very glad that he did.

I went to Johnson Reynols. There was no one at home but Mollie when I got there.

I went by Marvins. Carrie was makeing Eva a dress. Denia sent Josie some yeast to make her some light bread.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Thursday April 21, 1921

Thursday April 21, 1921

A good day. Jim harrowed all day. Ben fenced some. Josie got dinner then her and Edna & Franklin and Mabel come to Johnson Reynols. I went this morning. Today was Mollie Reynols birth day. Christenia invited several of the kinsfolk to come.

I was all that went for dinner. Christinia went to the store and bought cakes and lemmons. Made lemon aid and served cakes & aid. Mollie has children that she is proud of. They seem to think so much of her. Reese Smith brought his mother and sister up there this evening and come and brough us all home. Kate Harvey was there two. I enjoyed it all.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday August 17, 1921

Wednesday August 17, 1921

A little rain this morning. Clear this evening. Ben & Jim and Henry went to work in the tobacco this morning. Word came that Miss Ursal[?] Lewis was lost from the milkin place. The boys from here and all over the neighborhood went to look for her. They found her unharmed. She just went a way because she was mad. Josie raked and worked on the yard. I was afraid she would be sick. Denia & Sallie Blair come here this evening. I was at Johnson Reynols. They had a crowd this evening. Mrs Kellie & Grace Brumfield & Mrs Dr Owen and six children, Kate Harvey and I. They had plenty of water mellons. Two men was going to speak at Renan school house tonight.

Last edit about 3 years ago by Trisha
Wednesday August 24, 1921

Wednesday August 24, 1921

A clear dry day. Jim & Ben cut tobacco. Marvin helped them. Josie washed this morning and caned three cans of tomatoes this evening. She made Edna a gown. Edna is proud of her new gowns.

I went to Marvins a while. Carrie was sewing. She has done a lot of sewing for her children. I dont see how she does as well as she does with so many to do for.

Johnson Reynols come a while this evening. He said Bruce was helping his mother can tomatoes this evening. Some of them should her for she needs help.

The calf got in the corn field this evening. Josie got him out.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday September 11, 1921

Sunday September 11, 1921

A good day. We all staid at home until after twelve. Jim fired on his tobacco all day. This evening I went to Johnson Reynols. They had a house full of company. All their people. Posie & family, Clack & family and Jim Thomson & family and I. I think they enjoyed having them. They made ice cream and had cake. Rubin brought me home on Jim Thomsons car.

Ben & family went to see Mag & children. I was glad that they went. I want to go soon to see them all.

We had a good rain last night.

Charles & wife come to see Kate to day.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday October  2, 1921

Sunday October 2, 1921

A good day. We all staid at home until after dinner then I went to Johnson Reynols. They were eating dinner. The preacher, Mr Keef and Mr Hankins, Jim Thomson & family, Posie Reynols and family.

Josie and Ben & the children went to Jim Thomsons then come to Reynols. They brought me home. Jim Brumfield staid home all day. I went by Marvins. They were all up and a bought.

Last edit almost 9 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 about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Thursday, August 12, 1920

Thursday, August 12, 1920

A good day. It did not rain today here. It rained in sight. The men folks worked on their tobacco. Josie got dinner. She cooked snaps and butter beans. Reese carried me to Johnson Reynols to get some peaches. I got enough to put up two gallons. We had peaches and cream for dinner. Josie gathered some beans. I helped a little. I went to the sweet potato patch and got a few potatoes. I intend makein pies. 8:30 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday, October 22, 1920

Friday, October 22, 1920

22nd A good day. Ben & Jim worked on grain land all day. Ben went to Johnson Reynols and got a little beef. He went while the horses eat their dinner. Josie is some better off to day. To day was my birth day. I am 74 years old. Carrie gave me a pair of bedroom slippers and Edna gave me a kiss since [?] she had nothing to give me. Carrie and the little children come a while this evening. I was so glad they come.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Thursday, December 23, 1920

Thursday, December 23, 1920

A good day. Ben & Jim helped Marvin saw wood. They got done by twelve. Jim went to Chatham. Marvin carried him to Gretna. Ben sawed wood at Johnson Reynols. They got done by night. Josie baked several cakes. They looked good. I made two aprons. Henry brought in some wood. The children has bin wild to day. They feel Xmas. Josie and Mabel has bad colds and Edna, Josie & the children shelled some pea nuts ready for roasting.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Monday, January  9, 1922

Monday, January 9, 1922

A beautiful day. Jim & Ben stripped tobacco this morning and worked on their plant bed this evening. Josie got dinner. I sewed a little this evening. I went to Johnson Reynols. Found Mollie by her self. Had pleasant evening. She walked with me half way home. Johnson was stripping tobacco. I did not see him. Mr Norman Booker got him a horse on trial. He was plowing this evening. Mr Mayhew gave a party tonight. Ben & Josie went to stay a while. Also Jamie Gravely is giving a party. Several cars has passed.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Sunday, January 29, 1922

Sunday, January 29, 1922

A cloudy day most of the time. Snow melted some all day. We all staid at Home all day except Ben. He went to Mr Bookers a little while. Johnson Reynols come this morning and staid a while. I got dinner except the bread Josie made that. I killed and cooked a chicken and baked a molasses pudding. Josie washed the dishes after Dinner. I wrote Carrie a letter to day. Oh how I miss them. I would like so much to know how all of my children are getting on in this bad spell but cant know.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Thursday, February  2, 1922

Thursday, February 2, 1922

A cloudy morning. Clear in the evening. Jim hung up the meat. Ben & Jim went to Renon in the morning & Ben went a gain in the evening. Henry went to school. Josie got dinner and washed the dishes. After dinner I mended on overalls all day and then did not get done. Ben saw John & Edwin Brumfield on their way to Johnson Reynols. They were going to do some work for Mollie. I got a letter from Carrie to day. I am always glad to hear from them. Ben milked for me this morning. I have not done any thing out to day.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Sunday, June 18, 1922

Sunday, June 18, 1922

A good day. We had a good shower last night. We all staid at home all day except Henry. He went to Johnson Reynols for a basket of peches Earl & Lizzie Bennett come by to see Josie a while. Posie Reynols & Marvin Smith com a few minutes at night.

I got most of the dinner. I cooked cabbage & potatoes and beets & beef. We all enjoyed the beef. Carrie & the kids was at Mollies to night. Wish I could see them.

Mollie & Julia come from Norf. today. I want to see them bad.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday, November  5, 1922

Sunday, November 5, 1922

A good day cloudy but no rain. We all was at home for dinner. Henry went to Johnson Reynols this evening. Nellie & I got dinner. We had nice beef to cook. Josie has not suffered as bad as usual. Today Fanny Power went to church & home. I hope she is coming back to night. Jim & Ben & Henry is at the barn loading the waggon with tobacco. They want to start to Grena in the morning. I hope they may get off Ok.

Last edit over 6 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, November 20, 1922

Monday, November 20, 1922

A good day colde tonight. Ben helped dig a grave for Mr Tom Wooding. Jim went this evening and helped to burie him. Norman Booker carried Miss Fanny Power and I. He brought me home. Fanny & Jamie come with some one else. Mr Fletcher Car and Mrs Car are here tonight.

Nellie & I got dinner. Nellie & Mrs Lelia Carr washed dishes. Henry went to Johnson Reynols and got some beef this evening. I am glad to have some thing to cook. Hattie washed here to day.

Last edit over 6 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, November 21, 1922

Tuesday, November 21, 1922

A beautiful day. Jim & Ben cut some wood. Ben went to Renan for oil. Fletcher Car carried the children to school this morning. Fletcher and his mother & wife & Mrs Power went to Rob Hubbards today. Have just got back here tonight. Nellie has helped me and sewed some. Ben & Jim got the Turkey in the hen house tonight. Edna said she would tell me something to write. She said that Alice Massa was married last Sat. Johnson Reynols & wife went to Chatham today . I could of went but was crowded out by company.

Last edit over 6 years ago by mkstewart
Saturday, December  9, 1922

Saturday, December 9, 1922

A bad day. Rained some. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco all day and are tying tonight. Nellie cleaned my suit today. I am glad that she did. Fanny has gone to see Doris Brumfield to night. Nellie and I got dinner. Edna & Franklin went to Mr Hutchersons this morning. Mrs Mayhew & [Audna?] passed here today. They had bin to see Mrs Hutcherson. Johnson Reynols come here today looking for his dog. They hunted some down here yesterday. He brought Josie two birds.

Last edit over 6 years ago by mkstewart
Sunday, December 24, 1922

Sunday, December 24, 1922

A beautiful day. We were all at home for dinner. Henry went to Sunday School & to Johnson Reynols. No one come to see us today. Josie has felt bad today. I got dinner. I did not go to the spring. Jim & Henry brought some water. Etta Gilbert brought 4 buckets full. I dress two chickens. Henry caught a rabbit. He skned that. Johnson Reynols brought Josie some grapefruit & boiled ham this evening. Edna & Franklin brought the water for tonight.

Last edit over 6 years ago by mkstewart

1923

Thursday, January 25, 1923

Thursday, January 25, 1923

A clear day. Snow melted all day. Ben painted some in his room. Jim made Nellie a table. Nellie got dinner. Mrs. Carr kept Mabel. I went to Johnson Reynols. He come for me and brought me home on his buggy. Mrs Cook and Kate Hubband & Kate Harvey and I was there for dinner. They had a good dinner. Jim thomson & Alec & some of the children were all sick. Dr. Owens baby childe is seriously sick. Jim Farthings has a new baby at his house. Kate Harvey combed my hair today.

Last edit almost 8 years ago by Nathani
Monday, January 29, 1923

Monday, January 29, 1923

A good day. Ben and Jim and Nellie staid at Johnson Reynols last night. Ben and Nellie come home for breakfast. Jim staid to help them. Nellie went back up there right after breadfast. Ben went to Mr. Hutchensons sale. Come home and staid with the children while I went to the burial. There was a big crowd present. Mr. Thornhill and Jennings had a few words to say. They had a lot of flowers. They were beautiful. I started up there there walking and met Alma and Earl coming after me. I was very glad. R?? Smith brought Nellie and I home. I was glad he did.

Last edit about 3 years ago by Trisha
Wednesday, February 21, 1923

Wednesday, February 21, 1923

A good day. Jim and John cut today. Ben went to Chatham with Odie Kellie. They carried the poll books. Clement was elected. Nellie got dinner. Fried pies and baked tea cakes. She made a scarf for her mother. She got a letter from Evylin. I got a letter from Carrie Smith. Her baby is sick. I went to Johnson Reynols. They were well as usual. Julia Ferguson had gone to see her Aunt Kate. Jim Farthing bought him a car today. Reubin Reynols brought me home in their big car. I sewed a little today. Made Franklin a union suit.

Last edit almost 8 years ago by Nathani
Friday, March 16, 1923

Friday, March 16, 1923

A very rainy day. The branch has bin out of the banks all day. We got using water from a spring up in the woods. Ben and Henry went for water this evening. Nellie come from Johnson Reynols. This morning Reubin brought her home. Henry went to school. Ben and Jim cant do any thing out of doors. Nellie got dinner. Edna churned. I finished my quilt squares. It rained so hard that I did not get the eggs.

Last edit almost 8 years ago by Nathani
Sunday, April 29, 1923

Sunday, April 29, 1923

Sunday. A rainy morning. Ben worked on Henrys clown suit some. Henry and Edna went to Strait Stone to Sunday school but they did not have any school it rained so much. The children did not get wet much. This evening Johnson Reynols come and Lee and Grace Brumfield. I was glad to see them. I got dinner and supper. I cooked a chicken and baked pies. I bathed little Mabel and dressed her. Henry went to Johnsons to see Floid. He thinks they found a hawk nest. Preacher [Dabney?] was buried to day.

Last edit about 7 years ago by Nathani
Monday, April 30, 1923

Monday, April 30, 1923

A good day. Ben went to the mill. Did not get any brand. Jim worked on the fence. John Ward went fishing. Lelia Ward come and done some sweeping. I put away some quilts this morning and churned and got dinner. This evening I got Mabel to sleep. Johnson Reynols come a few minutes this morning. Kate come a little while. She wanted cymbling seed. The children went to school. Ben finished Henrys clown suit this evening. I killed a hen this evening. Mabel got a letter from Evelyntoday. Whe was glad to [pen ran off page?].

Last edit about 7 years ago by Nathani
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