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1921

Saturday November 12, 1921

Saturday November 12, 1921

A colde windy day. Ben stripped tobacco. He finished a curing. Henry tied all the time that Ben was sorting and Josie part of the time. Jim went to Chatham. Today was Nellies birth day. Reese Smith carried Jim and Paul and I went. I bought several things. Reubin and Robbert Reynols come with Reese as far as their home. They had bin to Black Stone to play football and was on their way back to Chatham. Josie ironed to day and got dinner and supper. I went to Marvins this evening. Carrie was ironing. Henry & Ben went to Renan late this evening. Ben bought a peice of beef for Sundays dinner.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Tuesday December  6, 1921

Tuesday December 6, 1921

A good day. Ben & Jim killed their hogs, 6 in number. They were very fat. Marvin and Claud Edmons and a darkey Booker Callands. Alcie Green helped me. We got on fine I thought. Nellie Brumfield come this morning. Mr. Fretwell[?] brough her down. Martha Miller worked on lard for Carrie most all day. Marvin Smith & Ben Brumfield went to Gretna late this evening. They have not got home yet. I am so near a sleep I cant write much

I have counted the times that I have bin fishing this year. I have bin thirty nine times.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Wednesday December  7, 1921

Wednesday December 7, 1921

A good day. Ben helped Mr Edmons kill hogs. Jim helped to grind sausag and carrie the lard to the spring then shucked some corn. This evening Jim & Ben helped to load the waggons for Marvin. They intend to move away tomorow. I hope they may have a good day. Josie and Nellie ground sausag and seasoned it and got dinner & supper. I staid at the wash house and dried up the lard. We made a good lot of lard. The children went to school. Oh how we all will miss Marvin and all of the family. I think it may be the best thing that he can do. Time will tell them that lives to see.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Thursday December  8, 1921

Thursday December 8, 1921

A cloudy day. No rain until a bout night. Marvin moved his family to Gretna today and Norman Booker moved to the place that he moved from. Ben went with a load. Lee Brumfield & Johnson Reynolds and Willie Mayhew all carried a load. The family went on the car. Nellie Brumfield went with them on her way home. William Gilbert and Reese Smith carried the cows. Alcie Callender washed here today and helped me clean the hog faces. I cleaned the feet myself. Virginia Harvey come today. Josie and Virginia made some candy. Josie fried sausag and caned some. She got dinner & supper. Jim helped Norman Booker put up his range this evening. I hope they all will be pleased with the change they made.

Last edit about 10 years ago by Linda Tucker

1920

Friday, January  2, 1920

Friday, January 2, 1920

A clear cold morning wind and a little snow this evening. Ben & Jim ground their axes this morning. Josie & I got dinner.

Ben carried Nellie and Evylin to Gretna this evening. I went with them did not suffer much with colde. Josie had supper about done when we got home.

Tonight Thelma & Mary and Ben has gone to Lee Brumfields to a dance. Mary and Thelma went to George Blairs,

9 oclock

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, January  6, 1920

Tuesday, January 6, 1920

A cold day cloudy tonight. Ben went to Straight Stone this morning to register his car. Jim went to the woods to cut after they got back. They hauled wood. They have a nice pile of wood at the wood pile.

Josie got dinner. I staid with the baby. I went to Marvins this evening. His children has very bad colds and the children here has bad colds, Jim had a letter from Nellie saying that Mr. Walker was sick a heap of late. 9 30 oclock

Last edit over 2 years ago by Sara Guest
Saturday, April 17, 1920

Saturday, April 17, 1920

A good day. Jim & Owen plowed. Ben went to see some men. This evening Ben went to Gretna. I went two. Nellie & Evylin come with us home. I am glad to see them. We saw Grace and Kate as we come home. Charley Harvey is here tonight. Ben has gone to the school house to night. Heard to day that Ren Worsham & George Blair Mr Hutcherson & Mr Anderson went to Chatham to day.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Sunday, April 18, 1920

Sunday, April 18, 1920

A good day. Nellie & Evylin has bin here all day. The boys has bin walkin around most of the day. Marvin and family come this evening. Kate & Charley and Effie B come and staid until bed time. Effie will stay all night. Josie and I got dinner. Dick Wooding got his arm broke crankin his car yesterday. The patrons of the school met at the school house last night and talked a bout the school for another term.

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Monday, April 19, 1920

Monday, April 19, 1920

A cloudy day. Ben and Ben plowed until noon this evening. Ben [?] & Nellie and Evylin to [?] on their way home Effie Brumfield stayed with us last night. She went home as Ben went. Josie & I got dinner. I went to [?] this evening. [Dr?] and Mrs Owen come while I was there to see Marvin about the road. Mabel is not well to night. Heard this evening that the guano is at the [?]. 9 o clock

Last edit over 8 years ago by test11
Tuesday, July 13, 1920

Tuesday, July 13, 1920

A good day. Ben went to thrash wheat. Jim hauled up the oats and hay. Josie and I got dinner. Nellie & Evylin come to day. Denia Blair come this evening. I was glad. Hutchersons quit thrashing to day. I was I have not seen Carrie to day. 9:30 oclock

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Thursday, July 15, 1920

Thursday, July 15, 1920

A good day. Jim and Ben jobed a round until twelve then Ben went to Mr Dews and worked on his car until night. Nellie Brumfield made some preserves. Josie and I was washing. Bettie Haley came and finished for us. Evylin Brumfield is sick. Jim and Ben has gone to Dr Owens to night. I do hope she may soon be better. 9:30 oclock

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday, July 16, 1920

Friday, July 16, 1920

A good day. Jim and Ben worked on the barn shelter. Ben & Josie went to Jim Thomsons and got pears to preserve. Nellie got some berries to make jellie. I made 16 glasses of jellie this evening and made three quarts of jam. Evylin has not come down stairs to day. Hope she will be a bout in the morning. I got some snaps from Marvin to day.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday, July 17, 1920

Saturday, July 17, 1920

A good day. Jim & Ben worked on the barn shelter this morning. Ben went to Strait Stone for oil this evening. He went to Gretna for John & Tenia and Little Christenia. Josie and I got dinner. I killed 4 chickens. Josie baked a cake. Jim & Nellie picked berries this evening. Nellie caned them. Tonight I made some preserves. This morning got the pears from Jim Thomsons. 9 oclock

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Tuesday, July 20, 1920

Tuesday, July 20, 1920

A good day. Rain last night. Ben & Jim toped tobacco this evening. Ben helped rais a shed to Doss s [?] barn. Josie got dinner. She fried chicken. Had corn & butter beans. The first mess this year. I gathered some berries. Nellie gathered berries. We caned some & preserved some. I went to Carries a while. Evylin & Virginia is here tonight. Charles brought them here. They are in the parlor playing on the piano. 9 oclock

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Wednesday, July 21, 1920

Wednesday, July 21, 1920

Rain this morning but not much. Jim and Ben has got some tobacco sticks [?] Josie and I got dinner. We had our first tomatoes. I cooked some plant bed salit to day. We all enjoyed it very much. Josie has bin complaining all day. Virginia went home from here this evening. Hattie brough some berries this evening. Josie and I caned them. Nellie made some preserves this morning. I fell and hurt my self this morning.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday, July 23, 1920

Friday, July 23, 1920

A good day. Jim staid at home all day. Ben & Marvin went to Brook neal. Have not come home yet. Nellie & Evylin went home. Charles Harvey carried them. Josie baked a cake for Nellie this morning. Josie got dinner. This evening Josie and I washed some. Christenia Reynols and her mother come to Marvins. Josie and I went up there a few minutes. Eva Smith is sick. Carrie washed. Hattie Gilbert helped her. 9 oclock

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Tuesday, August  3, 1920

Tuesday, August 3, 1920

A good day. Jim worked all day. Ben went with me to Chatham. Kate Harvey went with us. We eat dinner at Nellies. Nellie and Evylin come home with us. Josie staid and got dinner. This evening Josie and Carrie went to see Mollie. They walked up there. Reese met them with the car and brought them home. Marvin commenced to pull leaves today. 9 oclock

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Wednesday, August  4, 1920

Wednesday, August 4, 1920

A good day. Marvin pulled leaves. Jim & Ben & Owen helped him. Reese carried Nell & Josie to Jim Thomsons. They got a bout two bushels of peaches. This evening Nellie and I peeled them. Josie helped in the tobacco all the evening or until they finished. Christenia Reynols & Doris Brum come a little while. They got some tomatoes. 9 oclock

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Thursday, August  5, 1920

Thursday, August 5, 1920

A rainy day. The boys pulled some leaves and got wet. Josie went to see the Owen baby. This morning Nellie made some preserves. I caned three cans of peaches and made some preserves. Evylin went to see Virginia this morning. Edna went to Marvins and got some butter and meal. We had snaps and corn and stewed & raw tomatoes, peaches and cream for dinner. I do hope it is going to clear up now. 8:30 oclock

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday, August  7, 1920

Saturday, August 7, 1920

A good day. The men folks suckered tobacco. Ben went to Mr Vaugns [?] to get a flue. Josie and I got dinner. Nellie and Evylin started home. Marvin carried them to Altavista. I went to Marvins this evening. She was washing. Kate Harvey and Hattie Gilbert was helping her. We ironed some this evening. 9 oclock

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Sunday, August 22, 1920

Sunday, August 22, 1920

A good day. Kate and I come home from Richmond to day. Willie come with us. We come home on the Virginian. Ben & Edna and Franklin met us at Long Island. Found all well as ususal. The boys is curing tobacco. They had plenty of water mellons. Nellie and Evylin are here. Josie & Nell had caned a lot of tomatoes. 9 oclock

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Monday, August 23, 1920

Monday, August 23, 1920

A cloudy bad day. The boys suckered tobacco most of the day. Nellie caned some tomatoes. Josie helped her some. Josie got dinner. This evening Nellie and Josie picked beans. I helped some. Ben yoked the spotted heifer. She kept getting in the corn. I went to Carries a few minutes this evening. Kate & Virginia was there. I am suffering with my leg tonight.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Tuesday, August 24, 1920

Tuesday, August 24, 1920

A good day. No rain. The men folks cut tobacco all day. Josie staid at the barn all day and kept up the fires. Nellie caned some tomatoes this morning and made preserves this evening and picked some beans. I got the dinner. Josie gathered the snaps and corn. This evening I gathered a few beans and got some muskmellon and tomatoes. Earl Bennett eat dinner with us today.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Wednesday, August 25, 1920

Wednesday, August 25, 1920

A good day. The men worked on the tobacco. This evening Ben carried Nellie & Evylin home. Josie & Mabel went with them. They got home a bout dark. Josie got dinner. I helped Nell pick beans. I went to Carries a few minutes. I gathered some musk mellons. I suckered a little tobacco to day.

Last edit about 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Sunday, December  5, 1920

Sunday, December 5, 1920

A clear windy day. Rain last night. Jim has staid at home all day. He looked for Nellie & Evylin. They did not come. Ben went for Mrs Car this evening. I am glad that she come with him back. Josie thought of going with him but Carrie came and she did not go. Grace Brumfield & Kate Harvey come. We were glad to have them. Glades and Doris and Janie Brumfield & Christenia Reynols come a while. Marvin and family went to church and then Carrie & the little ones come to see us.

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Monday, December  6, 1920

Monday, December 6, 1920

A good day. The boys killed hogs. Jim had two to kill, Ben 4. We got up at four oclock. Marvin and Owen and William Gilbert helped them. Bettie Haley helped me. Nellie & Viney a colored woman come at twelve oclock. They cut up the hogs and salted them up. Nellie got her sausage ground to night. Jim and Ben helped some. Heard to day that Lizzie write died last night. I had a letter from Mary Brumfield to day. Mollie Reynolds come this evening. Josie went with Ben to Mount Airy.

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Tuesday, December  7, 1920

Tuesday, December 7, 1920

A good day. Ben & Jim helped Marvin kill hogs. Nellie put up her sausage and cut the meat for mine. Josie seasoned for us both. Vinie the colored woman fried out the lard for us. Reese went for Martha Miller this morning to help Carrie. Mr Rob Hubbard and Ella and two business men come to see Mrs Car. They did not stay for dinner.

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Wednesday, December  8, 1920

Wednesday, December 8, 1920

Rain last night. Rain and hail a gain to day. Ben and Jim shucked some corn this morning. This evening Ben carried Jim and Nellie and Vinia to Gretna on their way home to Chatham. I went with them to Gretna. I bought several little things. We left them at Gretna. It rained and hailed all the way home but we made it ok. Josie had made a fire when we got back. She was going to get supper. Henry went to school. He was so colde that he cried.

Last edit almost 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday, December 18, 1920

Saturday, December 18, 1920

A clear cold day. Jim got some wood. Owen hoed [?] some corn. Ben & Jim [?] out some feed. Ben went to Chatham and I went with him. He carried some meat & beans for Nellie. We did not see Evylin. She and some girls had gone for hollie to decorate with. I had a good letter from Denia yesterday. She was at Earnest Craddocks. Lottie has a new boy baby. Today is Hazel Smiths birth day. I did not go in a store at Chatham. We stoped at Gretna a few minutes. Josie got dinner and supper. She had supper a bout ready when we got home. The roads is awful in some places from Gretna to Chatham. Henry went to Strait Stone and Mount Airy to day.

Last edit almost 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 over 5 years ago by Ladybug1492
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