Monday, February 19, 2007

Della's Journal - Week 8 (Feb 19-25, 1929)

This is Installment 8 of the Journal of Della (Smith) Carringer, my great-grandmother, who resided at 2115 30th Street in San Diego in 1929.

The "players" and "setting" are described here. Pictures of some of the players are here. Last week's Journal entry is here.


Tuesday, February 19, cloudy & wet: We worked inside.

Wednesday, February 20: Emily took Ma out to her house. She visited Mrs. Schmidt, Snyder and Van B. Mr. Van B. brought her home.

Thursday, February 21: I went to town. Mr. Nolan Pd. Ma cash for rent while I was gone. I pd water, gas & A's lodge dues.

Friday, February 22, Washington's birthday, pleasant: I went to Mr. Embrey's funeral. He died last Sun. night at his son's. L[yle] & A[ustin] home. Lyle's took ride in afternoon out to Kensington Heights. Mati Dimmock called, was to a card party acrost street. Mrs. Selwyn brought me home from funeral.

Saturday, February 23, cloudy: Ed over, cut lawn, put ferterlizer on asparagrass bed. Emily took Ma out to fix in house, brought in 2 quilts, took out 2 quilts. Ma pd Mr. Van B. $3.00, he brought her home.

Sunday, February 24: Lyle's went to country.

Monday, February 25: Ma went to hear Roy Cambell.


It was sort of a bland week, wasn't it? I think Della forgot to write for several days starting the 24th - 5 straight days are one line maximum. I don't understand what happened with the quilts. Ma (Abby Smith, aged 85 in 1929) owned a house on 41st Street in East San Diego and rented it out. The people mentioned on Wednesday are probably the renter and neighbors. Della didn't drive, but Lyle's wife, Emily, did. Kensington was one of the ritzier San Diego neighbodrhoods in 1929, I imagine they went to look down into Mission Valley on Friday.

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