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1919

Tuesday, March 18, 1919

Tuesday, March 18, 1919

A good day. Had a hard rain last night. Ben went to meet Jim this morning. They helped Marvin raise a stable this evening. We all was at Marvins this evening. Mollie Reynols was there. Kate Harvey sent me some turnip salit by Irvin.

Emmit Brumfield come with Paul Smith home this evening. Henry Blair is here tonight. They are playing cards. Edna has a bad cough.

8 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, August 12, 1919

Tuesday, August 12, 1919

A rainy day most of the time. Ben & Jim & Owen finished cutting a house of tobacco. John & Edwin work on the barn.

Josie & I got dinner. I caned a few tomatoes. I went to Marvins this evening. Mollie Reynols gave us some peaches. Paul Bennett went after them.

I helped Carrie peel her fruit & then helped Josie peel hers.

10 oclock

Last edit almost 11 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, August 27, 1919

Wednesday, August 27, 1919

A good day. The men folks cut tobacco.

Marvin brought our flour from the mill.

Mollie Reynols come a few minutes this morning. Johnson went to see Mr Layne this morning.

We got dinner & churned. We all staid at home all day. Josie cut out some garments to mak soon.

I gathered & strung some snaps for tomorrows dinner. Mrs Owen come this evening for milk. She picked up a bucket of apples for us.

9:15 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Tuesday January 25, 1921

Tuesday January 25, 1921

A good day and much colder. Jim and Ben helped strip tobacco. They loaded the waggon for the market. I am afraid it will be snowing.

Josie ironed today. I got dinner. This evening I went to see Mollie Reynols. Johnson finished stripping tobacco this evening and loaded it on the truck. Floid Reynols is bad off with colde. Mollie got a letter from Julia today. Mildred is a bout well a gain.

Kate Harvey come by Reynols on her way to see Carries. I did not see Carrie to day. If the weather and my health will admit I will go to see her tomorrow.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday February 14, 1921

Monday February 14, 1921

A good day. Jim & Ben and Marvin killed a hog for Ben. Mr Sam Owen moved from here today. I felt sad to see them go but I hope he has bettered him self. He moved to Mr George Allens.

Henry and Edna went to school.

Josie got dinner and supper. I fixed up after hog killing.

Josie went to Marvins this evening. She carrie[d] Franklin and Mabel. Mollie Reynols was there a while. I would of like to see them all. I would be glad to see all of the children. I may never see them all any more.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday April  2, 1921

Saturday April 2, 1921

A beautiful day. A big frost this morning. Jim and Ben hauled stalks this morning. Ben went with Marvin after a hound They went to Altavista. Josie staid here and ironed and got dinner and supper.

Edna and Franklin went to Mr Mayhews to play with the children. Henry and I went to White Falls. Henry caught 4 fish. I one. We come back by Renan. Stoped at Kate Harveys a little while. Went to the store. Hubbard was not there. Mollie Reynols and Christenia was there. Mollie said she intended to go to Portsmoth tonight to see Julia. Josie dressed a spring chicken to send to Julia. Love to all the children & grand children.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday April  6, 1921

Wednesday April 6, 1921

A good day. Ben & Jim plowed all day. Josie and done a round[?] as usual. We went to Marvins this evening. Carrie was makeing Roy a suit. Josie worked button holes in Franklins clothes while she was at Carries. Josie baked light bread for supper.

Mollie Reynols & Julia Fergerson come from Portsmot to day.

Mrs Walter Mills was buried this evening. Henry & Edna went to school to day. Paul Smith & Henry Brumfield traded a type writer for and organ to grind. Jim made hot bed today.

Last edit almost 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
Thursday May 26, 1921

Thursday May 26, 1921

Cloudy most of the day. Rain this evening. The boys worked on their tobacco most of the day. Ben went to the island for a washing machine.

Mollie Reynols and Julia Fergerson & little daughter come and spent the day. We were glad to have them. Floid come after them this evening.

Today is William Brumfield birth day. I would be glad to see him.

Dr Owen invited me to go fishing. I would of liked to go but it rained so that we could not fish. Hope he will ask me to go a gain.

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Friday September 23, 1921

Friday September 23, 1921

A good day. Ben worked at Eanes's. Jim plowed all day.

The children went to school. Josie washed the dineing room floor & hall steps. Cleane up all the morning. I churned & and killed a chicken and cooked it for dinner. Josie baked a cake this evening.

Mollie Reynols come a while. I walked with her as far as Marvins. The boys has gone to Marvins to tie tobacco. Henry & Josie has bin haveing toothache. I am sorrie for them.

I peiced on my quilt. Had thought to finish it this week but I know now that I will not finish it. Today is Reese Smiths birth day.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday October 14, 1921

Friday October 14, 1921

A clear day. There was a big frost this morning. Oh we need rain so bad.

Jim and Ben cut a log to take to the saw mill in the morning. They went to Kate Harveys this evening and sowed some wheat for her. Josie ironed most all day. We went to Marvins this evening. Mrs Hutcherson and Mollie Reynols come while we were there. The children went to school to day.

Last edit over 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday December 18, 1921

Sunday December 18, 1921

A clear cool day. We all staid at home all day. Carrie and all the children come and spent the day. Reese was driving the car. I hope they got home ok. I cant help being uneasy a bout them. There is so many things that can happen. Kate Harvey come and eat dinner with us. I was so glad that they all come. Would of bin glad that Marvin could of come two. Josie and Martha Miller got dinner. Martha Miller come with Carrie. She is going to help Mollie Reynols tomorrow.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Monday December 19, 1921

Monday December 19, 1921

A good day. Jim and Ben shucked some corn and hauled stalks and put in the stable. Josie washed dishes and milked the cows. I went to Chatham with Johson & Mollie Reynols. Clack Hubbard and Christenia Reynols went with them also. I dont think any body bought much. They ask such prices for what they had to sell. Henry & Edna went to school. Franklin is not well. Virginia Harvey come here and Josie and Virginia made candy for to treat the school children on Wednesday. I had a good day. I met with several of my kind folks and acquaintances. I was so glad to go and every thing [?] of good. Alice Thomson was at Chatham.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Wednesday December 21, 1921

Wednesday December 21, 1921

A good day. Jim hauled some chaff this morning. This evening he shucked corn. Ben worked on the dineing room floor this morning. This evening he went to Strait Stone. I went with him. Kate Harvey come this morning. Kate and I dressed 4 turkeys. One for Jim, one for Marvin, one for Josie, and one for Kate. This evening Marvin come and got his turkey and ham boiler. He had Hazel & Eva with him. I went with him as far as Reynols mail box and walked home. Mollie Reynols was not at home. Hattie Gilbert washed here today. The wind is blowing to night. I reckon they will all blow of the line. Heard today that Mrs Jessie Hutcherson has a son. There is a lot of travlins done today. The school closed today for holiday. Ben[?] has gone to the school house to night.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker

1920

Friday, November 19, 1920

Friday, November 19, 1920

A very good day. Jim and Ben stripped tobacco to day. Bettie Haley washed here to day. Miss Willie Wooding and Denia Blair and Mollie Reynols come to see Josie this evening. I stewed and baked pumpkins for dinner. I killed two chickens this evening for in the morning. Henry went to school. He is complaining of the tooth ache. Mrs Car and Mabel has gone up stairs. Josie come down stairs to dinner today. We were so glad that she could come.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Monday, November 29, 1920

Monday, November 29, 1920

A cloudy bad day. No rain. Ben carried Ella Hubard to Cedar Forest. Franklin went with him. Jim & Ben loaded John Hutchersons truck with tobacco this morning. Jim went with him to South Boston. Mollie Reynols come this morning. She lost her spectacles on her way here. She went part of the way back and found them. She stoped at Carries. Edna and I went with her. Carrie was makeing the girls some aprons. Mr Dews come to see Mrs Car a bout moveing to her place that he rented [?]

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Monday, February 20, 1922

Monday, February 20, 1922

A cloudy day. Ben & Jim trimmed up some apple trees. Mollie Reynols come today. I was glad to see her. I had a letter from Carrie. Was glad to hear from her & them all. I am not well and Mabel is crying and going on so that I am tempted to go off some where. Josie has whipped her more than she ever did in her life. Gess she needs it but I can hardly stand it. Edna & Franklin has bin up all day today. I do hope that times will get better here soon. If they dont I would go some where if I knowed where to go.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Wednesday, March  8, 1922

Wednesday, March 8, 1922

A good day. Ben & Josie started to the hospitle at Charlottsville. I am distressed about Josie. Hope she may come back improved. J Jim split wood in the woods and got wood and brought it in for us to burn. The children went to school. Mollie Reynols come a few minutes this evening. I milked this morning & to night. The first time in several weeks. The cow kicked at me but did not hurt me much. Max can come tonight to see his mother. Jim Doss carried Marvin Smith a load of straw. I wish I could see all of Marvins folks and him two.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Ladybug1492
Thursday, March 16, 1922

Thursday, March 16, 1922

A good day. Jim & Ben shucked some corn this morning & fed the stalks to the cows then worked on the garden. Josie cut a nice mees of turnip salit. I got dinner. Mrs Car was up today. Mollie Reynols was here today a little while. She helped us quilt some. We finished the quilt tonight. That is three that we have quilted this week. Irvin Harvey is here tonight he brought us some salit. We are mighty glad to get it. Nine oclock and bed time I think.

Last edit about 6 years ago by Ladybug1492
Friday, June 30, 1922

Friday, June 30, 1922

A good day. Jim & Henry plowed some. Ben helped Mr. Hutchenson [?] wheat. Nellie save some. Josie has had a bad day. I got a card from Alma telling [??] of [L?] sickness. I hope he may get well. Mrs. Trent and I got dinner. I churned some beets today and got the onions out of the ground. Mollie [Reynols?] went to see Martha Miller today. Found her had off. [Christina?] [Reynols?] come here a hill this evening. [Edieth?] & Edna went to [R?] this morning.

Last edit about 6 years ago by gutterpeach2
Saturday, July 29, 1922

Saturday, July 29, 1922

A good day. Jim & Ben & Henry worked on the tobacco all the morning. This evening Ben carried me & all the children to Cedar Forest. I fished some. Caught three fish. Ben went to Mrs Powers. We come by Thomsons Store. We bought a few things some cups & sausers[sic]. Nellie & Ella peeled some peaches & Nellie caned[sic] them and some tomatoes. Josie went up stairs and staid with her mother some today. Mrs Car has bin in bed two day[s]. Mollie Reynols come to see the sick.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Friday, August 18, 1922

Friday, August 18, 1922

A good day. Ben fined tobacco all day. Jim sowed some turnip see[d] this evening. Mr Mills and his hands worked the road to day and put in a new bridge. Queen[ie] Callans washed for us today the first time. I got dinner. I cooked turnip [salit?] the first I ever cooked in August. Mollie Reynols & Thelma Brumfield walked here this evening. Johnson & Reubin come for Molly in the car. Thelma staid all night here. I am glad that she did.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, August 29, 1922

Tuesday, August 29, 1922

A beautiful day. The men cut tobacco. Finished cutting Ben's and commenced on Jim's. Miss and Ela went home early this evening. I got dinner. I cooked snaps & potatoes and chicken and made apple dumplings. Josie had Mrs Hutcherson and Herbert Kate Harvey & Virginia & Hellen Brumfield & Mollie Reynols. Johnson come for Mollie. Queen Callans washed here today. I want to see Carrie so bad but cant go any where to stay any time.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Friday, September  8, 1922

Friday, September 8, 1922

Well another day has gone. Ben & Henry went to Gretna to carrie Marvin Smiths rake & mower. They have just got home nine at night. Jim worked on a hog lot most of the day. Nellie helped him move a little tobacco this morning. Nellie & Edna milked last night & this morning & tonight. I got dinner. Daisy ironed some. She washed for her self this evening. Mollie Reynols come to see Josie this evening. Johnson come after her. Josie has suffered a lot today. Nellie got a letter from Eylin tonight. I am glad that she got [it].

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Sunday, October 15, 1922

Sunday, October 15, 1922

A cloudy day & some rain. Ben & Henry went to Strait Stone to meeting & Henry was baptized. Nellie and I got dinner. We had beef steak with onions in it. I went to Mollie Reynols. There was no one at home. Then I went to Renan. All the Reynols was at Clack Hubbards. While I was there Paul Bennett & Faber Jefferson & wife and children & Alma Bennet come by and stopped to patch a time and we all talked a while. I went over to see Kate Harvey a few minutes. Julia Fergerson come a few minutes.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, October 24, 1922

Tuesday, October 24, 1922

A good day. Jim and Ben stripped tobacco all day. The children went to school. Nellie sewed some. Queen washed here today. Carrie Smith come a few minutes. I am always so glad to see her. She had a part of the children with her. Mollie Reynols come a little while this morning. I planted some bulbs this evening. Ben has had the prettys flower garden this year that I ever saw. Mabel has bin with me most of the evening.

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

Thursday, November 2, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco all day. Nellie helped tie. Bettie ironed some today. I got most of the dinner. Bettie d[r]essed a chicken for me. I churned. The children went to school. Henry come by Lees and got some beef. He got to ride most of the way. Mollie Reynols come to see Josie today. Last night one of Mr Edmons cows got choked with a sweet potatoe. Lee & Ben went down there. They cut in to her swallow and got out the potatoe. The cow is getting on Ok they hope. Mabel is trying her self tonight.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, November 14, 1922

Tuesday, November 14, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim shucked corn this morning. This evening Jim went to the mill. He carried wheat did not get it ground. He brought 1000 weight of brand. Mabel and I went with him. Nellie milked the cows. Fannie got supper. Ben watered the calf after dark. Fannie Power went to Renan. We had cabbage for dinner and enjoyed them. Nellie is busy making a dress for a little girl in Charlottesville. Some one sent Josie a box of flowers by mail today. Mollie Reynols come today. I would of bin glad to see her.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart

1923

Tuesday, January  2, 1923

Tuesday, January 2, 1923

A good day Ben & Jim stripped tobacco all day execpt a little while this morning Ben started to Gretna before light for medicine for Josie he got Home by 9 oclock.

The children went to School Edna is complaining tonight I had a postal from Carrie saying that all of them had bin sick but Marvin. I hope they are better by now

Josie has been bad off all day. Mrs. Kellie & Mrs. Blair come to see Josie They brought her several nice things.

Mollie Reynols come a little while. She gave me a nice pin that she & Julia sought for me & am I proud of it. Hattie washed here today I am glad of that. I have bin busy all day.

Last edit over 2 years ago by Sara Brumfield
Tuesday, June 19, 1923

Tuesday, June 19, 1923

A good day. Ben sowed some peas this morning. This evening they a worked tobacco. Mr. Booker got a new mower today. Mollie Reynols come a little while this morning. the first thing afer [break?]. Ben and three children went to Strait Stone. We had to have a few things. I sent seven doz. eggs. I made a pair of pants for Franklin to day the first that I have made in several years. I think a heap about dressing the children. I feel like I dont know how it should be done. They do the best I can. Well I am a sleep a gain.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Nathani
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