Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Della's Journal - Week 20 (May 14-20, 1929)

This is Installment 20 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 20:


Tuesday, May 14 (warm, but cooler than other days): I went to town. Deposited Mrs. Watson $60 check in SD Savings Bank. Miss Thoren $30 rent & $20 I put back in I had taken out. Letter from Myrtle that they might be down this week or next. Mrs. Nolan told me they expect to move the last of the month to Ocean Beach for 4 mo[nths]. I Pd telephone $2.00.

Wednesday, May 15 (cooler, pretty cloudy): Washed. Louie & wife called in Evening. Want me to get ring for him out of the bank. A[ustin]'s feet bother him at night (A got pdy). Mrs. Montgomery died.

Thursday, May 16 (pleasant some cloudy): Ma washed blankets on her bed. We trimmed trees & changed bed around in her room. Got ring out of Bank box for Louie Pinkham.

Friday, May 17 (pleasant): A[ustin] begins his vacation today, goes back to work June 6 = 20 days. I went down town, deposited $80 of A[ustin]'s. He went to have his feet tended, Pd $9.

Saturday, May 18: A[ustin] had foot treatment at 1 PM. Took check for $28.50 to make half payment of $25. Ed over, cut lawn & cleaned weed off parking. Emily worked all week.

Sunday, May 19 (pleasant): Lyle's did not go to the country. He got a little Pergola for back yard. I fixed flowers & went to Mrs. Montgomery's funeral, there was a big attendance. Mr. J. Johnstone preached. Elta (?) had a sore eye so she could not go. Ma not feeling very well.

Monday, May 20 (pleasant): A[ustin] went & took treatment at 10 A.M. Ma & I went and looked at Mrs. Scofield's kitchen. It was very nice. Ma & I worked in the house.


The names of Mrs. Montgomery and Mrs. Scofield are new to me - perhaps they were neighbors? I wonder who Elta (?) is - a neighbor? Louie Pinkham may be the Louie from "Louie and Ruth" several weeks ago. I will have to check out the Pinkham's. I think Louie was Jessie Kanagy's brother or father.

Austin's feet hurt and the treatment sounds expensive. He has 20 days vacation, which includes Sunday apparently.

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