Monday, March 26, 2007

Della's Journal - Week 13 (March 26-April 1, 1929)

This is Installment 13 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.

Here is Week 13:

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Tuesday, March 26: Emily went out to E[ast] San D[iego] to get shoes & to call on Mrs. Griffith. I called on Mr. & Mrs. Garlock her sister & husband Mr. & Mrs. Niles over there on their way back to Iowa. Left the daughter with Laura untill her school is out then they will drive back. I got doubble blanket $3.95, we looked at mirrors.

Wednesday, March 27: We washed. Washed blue quilt.

Thursday, March 28 (lovely day): Ma & I went with Emily, Betty & Mrs. A[uble] to Zoo, took our lunch, did not get home untill 4:30, had a fine time. Little girl got lost, we helped to find her Papa. He had hunted two hours for her. A[ustin] has cold in head & throat.

Friday, March 29: I kept Pass, went to town. Looked for mirror & got my Asthma med $2.00 Creomulsion $1.19, Asfidity pills $0.45, Sp Notes 20c, Easter cards 15c.

Saturday, March 30 (cloudy, cool): We did not do much. Ma did not feel well & A[ustin] went to bed for afternoon. Betty had us over for concert for the kitties, it was very nice. Emily made Easter candy. Letter from Aunt L[ibbie] she sent one from F. Munger.

Sunday, March 31 (Easter, lovely day): Lyle's went out in the country. Mrs. Sorrenson brought Easter card & basket. Emily made Easter eggs yesterday, gave us a plate of them with a bunnie made of candy. We all took tub baths and Ma stayed in bed, her bladder hurt her. Lyle's went up to Ramona by the way of Poway then home [by] Mussey grade, got ferns to set out, got into some poison oak but washed in soda water as soon as they got home. Ma, A[ustin] & I took tub baths (I had said this).

Monday, April 1: Ma laid on bed in kitchen dressed all day but felt pretty bad.
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Some days she was voluble, others it must have been too much trouble to write.

There was some excitement - they helped reunite a little girl with her dad at the zoo, and they got some poison oak on Easter Sunday. The thing I wish I could have witnessed was my mother's (9 year-old Betty) concert for the kitties...it was probably priceless.

I have no clue what the Friday medications are - I could probably find out on the internet. Creomulsion? Asfidity pills? Interesting.

Stay tuned - will Ma recover? Is Austin always sick? How often do they bathe? Will Della pay the bills? Will Lyle and family go to the country on Sunday? Inquiring minds want to know, but will have to wait!

We are now into Spring, and the San Diego weather in 1929 is pretty typical - cool, a little rain, some lovely days.

1 comment:

daverichards said...

This was really nice to read...thank you for sharing all these with us...and as Easter is round the corner also visit my blog on Easter Wishes sometime and share all the fun and joy it's filled up with!!!