Julia Brumfield Diaries

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1919

Sunday, October 26, 1919

Sunday, October 26, 1919

A good day. Very warm for the time of year.

Josie & I got dinner.

Nellie went home this evening. Ben carried her to Gretna. Jim and Franklin went.

I went to Marvins a few minutes. Ren & Ethel and all their children come a while this evening. I was glad to see them.

We agreed to take a negro girl to help us. She came this morning to see us.

Lawson Emerson & Jo Edmons come this evening to see Henry.

Aubra & Emet Brumfield was at Marvins this evening and Irvin Harvey. They had a time riding wheels.

9 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, October 29, 1919

Wednesday, October 29, 1919

A cloudy day. Jim & Ben plowed all day. Owen went to Long Island. Carried his calf.

Bessie Callands (col) come here this morning to work. I hope she may stay and be some help to us.

Josie got the dinner.

I washed a little this evening.

I went to Johnson Reynolds. While I was gone Miss Smith and Miss Carter and Janey Gravely stopped to see Josie and the baby. I would liked to have seen them but they did not come to see me.

Tonight Ben & Willie Mayhew has gone hunting.

9:15 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, October 31, 1919

Friday, October 31, 1919

A good day. Mr. Owen sowed wheat. Jim & Ben went to Chatham. Lucius Graveley went with them.

Josie and I got a snack for dinner.

Henry and I went with Bessie Callan (col) to Mr Stones then went to White Falls. We fished a while. Caught 25 fish.

Edna swept the yard some. I helped her get up the leaves.

Carrie & the children come a while this evening.

Fred Stone brought Bessie home. I paid him a dollar for it.

8 oclock

Last edit over 6 years ago by dy957
Saturday, November  1, 1919

Saturday, November 1, 1919

A clody day and it is raining tonight. Jim is in Chatham. Ben sowed some wheat and oats today. Mr. Owen stripped tobacco today.

Josie got dinner. We picked up the potatoes this morning and Ben hauled them home this evening.

Bessie Callens (col) washed some & ironed. Anna Callens come to see a bout Bess being here. She let her stay.

I had thought that I would start to Richmond in the morning but it is raining so that I doubt it now.

Ben & Henry & Lucious Gravely went hunting tonight. Guess they will get wet.

8 oclock

It is lightning & thundering.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, November 18, 1919

Tuesday, November 18, 1919

A good day. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco all day. I got dinner. Bessie the colored girl washed.

This evening Franklin & I went to Marvins. Carrie was washing. She finished while I was there.

We heard to night over the phone that Ludia Barnett was killed by a train today. That is so bad. Her folks will miss her so much.

Josie made Edna a cap and a box. Had good luck with both.

7:30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, November 24, 1919

Monday, November 24, 1919

A good day. Jim & Ben stripped tobacco. Mr. Owen and I helped. Finished a while be fore night. I went to Marvins a few minutes. Josie got dinner.

Bessie (col) washed some. Ren Worsham come over. Got a few onions. Jim & Ben has gone to the barn to night.

8 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, November 25, 1919

Tuesday, November 25, 1919

A cloudy day. We all stripped tobacco all day. Bess (col) washed. Josie got dinner.

Marvin went to Boston with his last tobacco. Charley Hutcherson carried it.

Jim & Ben has not come from the farm yet tonight. Josie is sowing.

I wrote Fannie Emerson tonight.

7:30 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, November 28, 1919

Friday, November 28, 1919

A cloudy day. Jim went to the mill and I am glad. Bess (col) and the child[ren] worked on the yard some.

I got dinner.

Josie went to Carries a while. Ben brought two bbls of flour from Marvins and the cradle. Josie sewed some.

I cant find my glasses to nigh and I am mad. We finished getting out a few [?] today.

9 oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Monday, December  1, 1919

Monday, December 1, 1919

A bright day. Jim & Ben loaded Mr Mayhews truck with their tobacco and they started to Boston this evening. I do hope that they will get on OK.

Henry & Edna went to school.

Josie & I fed the hogs tonight. Josie got supper.

Bessie (col) did not come in until a bout night.

I was at Carries a few minutes this morning.

8:30 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Wednesday, December  3, 1919

Wednesday, December 3, 1919

A colde day. Jim & Ben helped Mr Owen kill hogs.

I washed some. Bess (col) ironed.

I went to Marvins and stayed with the children while Marvin & Carrie went to Riceville to see Owen Smith married. Marvin come part of the way home. Ben and Josie had not gone to bed when I got home.

10:30 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, December  5, 1919

Friday, December 5, 1919

A day that all could work. Jim & Ben and Mr Owen sawed wood then went to Marvins and cut some feed.

Josie got dinner. She made the sausage for Jim and her self. Bettie Haley (col) helped to cut the fat up and grind the sausage. I dried up the lard and strained it out. Bettie wshed the faces and feet.

Heard to day that Mrs Richard Wooding has a son.

Sallie Blair taught school in Miss Smiths room today.

Mrs Car sent Bessie Callans (col) a ring. She got it today.

Mr Owen went to the mill today. Brough me some brand. Jim & Ben & Josie played cards to night.

8 oclock

Last edit about 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Tuesday, December  9, 1919

Tuesday, December 9, 1919

A rainy bad day. Jim & Ben could not do anything much.

Josie got dinner. Bessie (col) washed some. This evening Bessie went a way from here.

I cooked the chidlins at the wash house. I cleaned up the cabbin this morning.

I went to William Gilberts (col) a few minutes & come by Marvins. Carrie was sewing on her a dress.

Jim & Ben caught a rabbit just at night. Josie dressed it.

Henry & Edna got in the wood to night. Guess they will have that to do now Bess is gone.

I boiled the first of our offal to day.

8 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Memoranda (i)

Memoranda (i)

November the 24 1919 I paid Anna Callans $5 00 Dollars on Bessie wages

Last edit over 10 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1921

Monday June  6, 1921

Monday June 6, 1921

A good day. I am at Bennetts to day. Lony & Earl are replanting tobacco. Alma is working on a dress for Bessie Shelhorse. Lizzie had English peas for dinner the firs that I have seen this year. Gordon come this morning and brough his baby. Lizzie & Alma kept it until twelve oclock. Well I do wish I could know how they are getting on at home. I do hope that Mabel is better off by now.

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

Sunday July 10, 1921

A good day. No rain last night to do any good.

We all staid at home until twelve then eat dinner. Ben & family and Julia Brumfield went to Jim Powers. Found them all well. Mrs Car & Miss Bessie Hobson there.

Jim & I went to Marvins. Jim & Marvin walked a bout all the evening. They are so dissaisfied with their crop and cant help themselves. Aubra & Emmet Brumfield was at Marvins this evening. Josie says that Fanny Power & Asa Anderson has come.

nine oclock

Last edit over 9 years ago by Ben Brumfield

1922

Saturday, December 23, 1922

Saturday, December 23, 1922

A good day. Ben made a dog house & worked on a lounge in the parlor the rest of the day. I boiled a ham to day. I got dinner & churned. Washed the babys cap & two cloaks and ironed some. The mail brought several presents for Josie from Miss Bessie Hobson. Thelma sent things and a box of candy for me. The boys caught a possome to night. They give it to John Ward.

Last edit about 6 years ago by mkstewart

1923

Tuesday, June 12, 1923

Tuesday, June 12, 1923

A cloudy day and some rain. We have rain enough for now. They finished planted all the land they had fixed up and give some plants away. I am glad that they had them. We had fried chicken for dinner. The children caught them for me. Mr. Mayhew and two of his little boy helped plant some. Mr Les Booker come to Normans for plants. Plants is so hard to get this year. I am writing early to night. I got supper early as it was raining so that they could not work. Edna got a letter from Mrs Bessie Hobson to day. She said that Mary would graduate soon.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by Nathani
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
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