Monday, April 23, 2007

Della's Journal - Week 17 (April 23-29, 1929)

This is Installment 17 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 17:


Tuesday, April 23 (pleasant): I went to town, pd water bill, gas & electric, A[ustin]'s lodge dues, & safety box rent at First National Bank. Ma went in sun room part of time, is getting along nicely. I had the Prescription of Dr. Longeworth filled for her for constipation, $1.35. West Shore People have not paid Int[erest] yet. Got Rose's book she bought & left at Woolworth's Co. Wrote her a letter tonight about a woman that Mrs. Sorrenson brought over to get work. Rose wants a woman to care for the children.

Wednesday, April 24 (pleasant): Ma is getting along. She wrote to Aunt Libbie. I worked outside. Ma walked out.

Thursday, April 25 (pleasant): I washed. Ma better.

Friday, April 26 (cool): Ma wrote Ruth. I wrote Jessie about watch. I went down to school with Emily & her mother to see the school exercises. I bought a ginger bread 25c. Letter from Rose. I ironed. Watered fig tree.

Saturday, April 27 (cloudy): Did not hear from Ed. Emily cut our East lawn. I trimmed edges. A[ustin] watered them. I worked on West lawn in A.M. Got my shoes half soled & rubber heels, $1.40.

Sunday, April 28 (cloudy): Ma walked over to Mrs. Matarska. We did not go any place. Lyle's went to country. A[ustin] & I worked on yard. He put some ferterlizer on East lawn. We took out tile in front with white moss.

Monday, April 29 (pleasant): Letter from Ed that he was getting along but not able to work. I set out Lippia in west lawn & around ? tree. Ma walked out over to Mrs. Thompson's. I burned our weeds. Emily worked at store.


This was definitely not an exciting week. Ma continues to improve. Della went to town to do business. They all worked in the yard since Ed couldn't come over. Della and Emily went to Betty's school. Left unsaid throughout the Journal is that Austin continues to work at Rockwell Field on North Island as an aircraft mechanic, and their son Lyle works at Marston's department store in downtown San Diego as an accountant.

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