Monday, March 12, 2007

Della's Journal - Week 11 (March 12-18, 1929)

This is Installment 11 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.

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Tuesday, 12 March: Washed. Pulled weeds. Washed & ironed Ma's bedroom curtains. Letter from Aunt L[ibbie]. Rained in night. Mr. Watson pd. rent.

Wednesday, 13 March: Rained & hailed this A.M. I wrote Ed not to come this week sent him 5 o'clock. Write Ruth & Louie. Ma had another letter from Aunt Libbie. Glen Loucks called, he came down to Vista to put up garage but the truck got stuck in mud so he came on down to see his girl.

Thursday, 14 March: Miss Theron Pd. I trimmed shrubs on her house & porch. Ma worked on Fig tree. I went to dressmakers to have dress fit. Letter from C.V. to Frank sent it to Louie.

Friday, 15 March: I went to town, deposited Mr. Watson's check & $25 of Mrs. Theron's made $85. Pd. telephone. Got a few things. Went to see Parade, then came back with Emily & Mrs. A[uble], we went for Betty then out to Miss Session's, bought 3 roses (3 for $1.00 roses), she [Betty?] got same & some little plants.

Saturday, 16 March: Set out two roses fixed ground for more. Sent Money O[rder] for magazine.

Sunday, 17 March: Lyle's stayed home. Trimmed vines & white rose. In afternoon I went out to call on Mr. Garlock & visit a while.

Monday, 18 March: Ma & I worked in yard. Rested in afternoon. L[yle] deposited A[ustin]'s $90 for me.

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Della wrote a lot more this week and there were many references to other people. Aunt Libbie is Abigail (Vaux) Smith's ("Ma") sister, Elizabeth (Vaux) Crouch, who lived in Long Beach CA. Glen Loucks is a Vaux-line cousin whose family settled in Oregon. I think Frank is Frank Munger, a Smith-line cousin. I don't know who Ruth and Louie are - probably a cousin - perhaps we'll find out later in the Journal!

2 comments:

Miriam said...

According to the Inflation Calculator, Austin's $90 would be equal to $1025.25 in 2006; a tidy sum!

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