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1921

Tuesday September 13, 1921

Tuesday September 13, 1921

A bright day. Ben hauled wood after he got the engine to work. Jim plowed all day. The children went to school.

Josie & I washed. Josie used the machine part of the time. Josie got dinner. I sewed on a quilt.

This evening I went to Marvins. Carrie was at work on Roys pants.

Reese's possum got out of the box that is a [pen mark] He was gone this morning.

Mabel keeps fretting. I am a fraid she is not well.

Last edit about 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday September 16, 1921

Friday September 16, 1921

A good day. Jim & Ben cut corn this morning.

Jim went to Chatham this evening. Reese Smith carried him. All the Smith children went with him. Marvin was up there & come with them home. The Reynols boys went to Chatham to day to enter school. Johnson drove the car. He ran over Marvins dog. Dont know how bad it was hurt.

Kate & Mollie was at Marvins to day. Kate come down here. Did not stay but a little while. Virginia Harvey is in NC at Spray. She claims to be visiting Hellen Brumfield.

Last edit over 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday September 17, 1921

Saturday September 17, 1921

A good day. Was cloudy this morning but cleared off soon.

Ben jobed a round all day. Henry cut some corn. Josie got dinner. I washed a little. Ben carried Edna to Dr Owens this morning to have her lip worked on. I am troubled a bout her. Hope she may soon be well.

Reese carried me to White Falls. I caught a few fish. Paul & Roy went with us.

Ben has gone hunting tonight.

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

Sunday September 18, 1921

A good day. Earl Bennett staid here all night last night. Ben & family went to Rob Hubbards. Mrs Car went with them.

I staid at home most of the day. Went to Marvins this evening. They had company. Lee & Grace and Mr John Smith & Gallie Burger was there. Reese went to Gretna to meet Jim. All of the children and Hugh Brumfield went. Mr Hargrave was buried today.

Last edit over 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield
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 over 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday September 30, 1921

Friday September 30, 1921

A good day. Some clouds but no rain here. Jim & Henry moved some tobacco. Ben went to the saw mill. Carried two logs one this morning and one this evening.

I ironed some this morning. Josie got dinner and ironed this evening.

Reese and Roy and I went to White Falls. Did not catch many fish. Paul Smith stuck a nail in his foot today. I hope it wont hurt him long.

Reese & I stoped at Mt Airy and at Renan. We bought a few things at both places.

Last edit about 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday October  5, 1921

Wednesday October 5, 1921

A good day. The men folks worked on their wheat land. Marvin helped them. Booker and a hand plowed on his place.

The children went to school. Josie washed all by her self today. I staid at the house with Mabel and got dinner. This evening I went to Marvins a few minutes. Reese went to Renan. Hazel & Eva went with him.

Last edit about 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Sunday October  9, 1921

Sunday October 9, 1921

A cool day. Some frost this morning. Ben & family went to Jim Powers. They come home and Ben went to meet Jim at Gretna. They got home at dark. I got supper at twelve. Thought Ben and the rest of them would come home for dinner and they did not come. I went to Marvins a few minutes this evening. Reese sprained his arm trying to crank their car.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday October 15, 1921

Saturday October 15, 1921

A good day. Partly cloudy. Ben & Jim hauled logs to the saw mill.

Josie got dinner. I got breakfast and milked the cows, fed the possomes and the chickens, churned and fixed the butter.

This evening Reese carried me to White Falls. Did not catch any thing to speak of. We had good luck going and comeing. Reese did not have any trouble with the car.

Alma Bennett come to spend the night with us. I am glad that she came.

Last edit about 6 years ago by dy957
Saturday October 22, 1921

Saturday October 22, 1921

A bright day. Not a cloud in sight. Jim stripped tobacco. Ben shelled some corn. Josie is very much complaining with her jaw. I know she suffers with it.

This evening Ben & Henry went to the mill. Henry drove the team as far as Mount Airy. Reese carried me to White Fall on Bens car. I did not catch any fish. Ben did not get his grain ground. I went by Marvins this evening. Carrie was looking better than she did yesterday. I hope that Josie & Carrie may be well soon.

Well my birth day has bin a disapointment. I had hoped to catch some fish and I think Josie felt so bad that she freted with me all day. Reese gave me a little sack of candy for my birthday. John & Edwin and Christenia is here. Christenia is sick to night. I am so sorry. I hope to see some more birth days but I may not. I am 75.

Last edit about 6 years ago by dy957
Sunday October 23, 1921

Sunday October 23, 1921

A clear warm day & dry day. We staid at home until after dinner. Henry went with Reese to take Martha Miller home. They got back early in the evening. Henry went without his dinner.

Josie has bin suffering with her jaw all day. Ben & her went to see the doctor late this evening. He worked on it some and she is feeling some better to night.

Christenia Brumfield has bin sick all day.

Roy & Hazel & Eva come a while this evening.

Last edit about 8 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday November  5, 1921

Saturday November 5, 1921

A beautiful day. Ben fixed up the wood saw and with Henrys help sawed some wood.

This evening Ben & family went to Jim Powers. They carried Mrs Car home. I went to Marvin Smiths. Reese Smith carried me to White Falls. Paul & Roy went with us. I fished and caught several fish. We stopped at Renan. There was several men there. Lee Brumfield was there. Kate Hubbard & Virginia Harvey and Little Clack was there. I am always glad to see any of the grand children. Martha Miller (col) tied tobacco for Marvin so that Reese could go with me fishing. I know I am a bother some times but it wont last long.

Last edit about 6 years ago by dy957
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 over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Monday November 14, 1921

Monday November 14, 1921

A rainy morning. Henry went to school. Edna staid at home. Jim & Ben helped Marvin load on his tobacco & he helped Ben load his. They intend going to Gretna in the morning. Josie made Edna some pettie coats & the baby some gowns. I got up at five this morning and got breakfast. Had beef steak. I milked the cow & fed all of the cows. Fed the chickens. Put on to boil some beef and potatoes and peas. Toasted some coffee and churned. Made bread and coffee and finished dinner. This evening I went to Marvins. Kate Harvey come to Marvins and come here a few minutes. Reese was to take her home but he was so late getting home I guess she was gone.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Thursday November 24, 1921

Thursday November 24, 1921

A good day and warm. There was a rain bow was in the clouds this morning. It has rained a little tonight. Ben & Jim shucked some corn. Then they comence to cover the shed. Riped off the shingles. Josie ironed some this morning. I churned & killed a chicken. We cooked some parships the first time this fall. Kate Harvey come and brought us some salit. Reese Smith carried me to White Falls. I caught several fish. Paul Smith caught two fish. We come back by Renan store. Jim Thomson and family was there. Four of Mag Brumfield children was at the store. They all looked well. Mr Meguary[?]was here this morning. We bought a few things from him.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday November 25, 1921

Friday November 25, 1921

A good day. Some cooler. Jim & Ben covered the shed to the stable. Got it a bout done. Marvin carried a load of feed to his new home. Josie got dinner. I ironed some this evening. Denia Blair come over a while. She has a bad colde. I was glad that she come. Lee Brumfield killed a beef. We got a peice of it and Carrie got some. Reese went to Renan for it. I am glad to get it. The children went to school today. Sellie Blair gave Henry a mess of salit. He forgot and left it at the school house.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Monday December  5, 1921

Monday December 5, 1921

A colde windy day. Marvin killed hogs. Ben & Jim helped him. They sent Reese for Martha Miller. She come and will helpe them for several days until they move. I was there today. Jim and I eat dinner there. Josie got dinner at home. She made some preserves and pickel to day. Poor little Mabel has cried the most of the day. I feel so troubled a bout her and cant do any thing to help her. The children went to school today. It was rough on little ones.

Last edit over 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 over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
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
Memoranda (i)

Memoranda (i)

and he is improving I hope. I had a letter from Julia Fergerson. She sent me a nice handkerchief. Carrie gave me a box of stationary & Reese gave me a box of nice candy. Well so ends this year. It has not bin so good but I would be glad to that the next wont be any worse. Ten oclock Sat night 1921

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker

1920

Thursday, January 15, 1920

Thursday, January 15, 1920

A cloudy day. Jim & Ben worked on a plant bed. Jim mended Kate Harvey's shoes to night. Henry went to Charlie Hutcherson's to night. Carrie and the children was here a few minutes this evening. Josie got dinner. I kept the baby. Henry & Edna went to school. 9 oclock

Henry has got home. Carrie and Reese went with him to Mr. Hutchersons.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Neil Brumfield
Sunday, January 18, 1920

Sunday, January 18, 1920

A clear cold day. Ben went to Marvin's this morning. This evening we all went up there. Maybel cried so that they brought her home. I thin k she was sick. Aubrey Brumfield come and played with Henry all day. Reese & Paul come with him here. They went home for dinner. Josie made pies. I cooked a chicken for dinner. We did not eat supper. 8 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Neil Brumfield
Tuesday, January 20, 1920

Tuesday, January 20, 1920

A cloudy day but no weather to hinder work. Ben & Jim worked on their new ground. Josie worked on her dress.

Henry & Edna went to school. Henry has a bad cough to night. Jim mended his shoes. Reese come this evening for some thread that Ben got in Chatham. 9 o clock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Neil Brumfield
Sunday, March 21, 1920

Sunday, March 21, 1920

A bright cool day. We all staid at home until after twelve. Ben & Josie & the children went to Lee Brumfields. I went to Marvins. George Blair and Denia was there. Marvin & Aubra Brumfield & Hugh and Fred Hutcherson & Reese Smith all went on the mountains. Josie has sick head ache tonight. Franklin is in my bed and I am going to let him stay there.

7:30 oclock

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Thursday, March 25, 1920

Thursday, March 25, 1920

A good day. Jim plowed in the new ground. Mr Owen plowed with two horses. Josie got dinner. I got breakfast & milked and churned. I made two pots of soup. I cut some salit for tomorrow. Carie come & cut some for her self. I cut Kate a mess & Reese carried it to her. Henry & Edna went to school. Ben borrowed John Hutchersons boots & ditched some this evening. Tonight Ben & Jim & Marvin has all gone to Strait Stone.

Last edit almost 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday, April 23, 1920

Friday, April 23, 1920

A clear windy day. Jim planted some things in the garden. Ben plowed all day. Henry cut his foot & and Reese steped on a nail. I hope they wont get bad off much. Mabel is some better off to day. We had fish from the river for breakfast. Josie sewed some. I got breakfast and dinner this evening. I went to Marvins a few minutes. Jim brought a little pig for us to feed up and try to make a hog.

9 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Monday, May 17, 1920

Monday, May 17, 1920

A good day. The men worked on their tobacco land. Josie staid at home and got dinner. This evening she went to Marvins. Marvin let Reese thak [take] me fishing. We went to Mr Jessie Worshams pond. Did not catch any thing. Come to the creek and fished a while. Did not catch any thing. I bought 10 pounds of sugar from Oscar Booker. Paid 30 cts a bushel of meal for $2.25. 9 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Friday, May 28, 1920

Friday, May 28, 1920

A good day. We need rain so bad. Ben & Mr Owen hauled a stack of hay from Odie Kellies. Jim and Henry replanted corn. Josie ironed and got dinner. Marvin carried Reese & Edna and I to Banister River. Ben & family come after us. We caugh a few fish. Carrie washed to day. 9 10 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Monday, May 31, 1920

Monday, May 31, 1920

A good day. Jim & Ben & Owens plowed corn. Josie and got dinner and churned. After dinner Edna and I went to try and get some straw berries. We got a few. Kate Harvey come while I was gone. Marvin & Carrie and the girls went to Altavista. Paul and Roy staid here. Reese plowed. 9 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
Wednesday, June  2, 1920

Wednesday, June 2, 1920

A good day. Ben & Jim worked in the tobaco some. Josie ironed and got dinner. I washed a little. Marvin Smith went to the mill. Reese & Paul and I went with him. We went to Cedar Forest. [?] Anderson ground his grain. 9 30 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Linda Tucker
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