Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Della's Journal - Week 22 (May 28 to June 4, 1929)

This is Installment 22 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 22:


Tuesday, May 28: Myrtle and Aunt L[ibbie] went home this A.M. We had a nice visit. Ma helped upstairs. A[ustin] & I cleaned all day.

Wednesday, May 29: A[ustin] painted stairs on North. Pd Mrs. Chapman 50 cents for washing two pads & 1 Table cloth. Cleaned up stairs.

Thursday, May 30: Lyle's went to country. We cleaned upstairs, ready for painting kitchen.

Friday, May 31: We cleaned. Have floors scrubbed.

Saturday, June 1 (pleasant): Ed over, mowed lawns. Emily took me out to Ma's house. Mr. Smith moved out. I brought in dirty clothes. Gave Ed $10.00.

Sunday, June 2 (pleasant, warmer): Lyle's worked at home. He trimmed hedge & trees. Took Ma out to her place this morning, she took her lunch, ate with Mrs. Snyder, then called on Mrs. Van Beeber. Lyle's brought her home. Ma met the man who has bought the place next to her. A[ustin] finished cleaning kitchen & Glewing (??).

Monday, June 3: Man came to paint kitchen, Mr. McClure. A & I worked at painting window sills & cleaning. A painted front steps.

Tuesday, June 4: Man varnished floor. A took treatment. I went to town, pd on Bldg & Loan $65, deposited $30.71 2nd Lyle gave us, 90 cents on my Accident Policy. Emily took Ma out to her house, she cleaned. Mr. Van Beeber brought her home. Zack called, is going East. Mrs. Garlock & his sister called.


Well, it looks like spring cleaning and painting is done. There was no mention of Memorial Day on the 30th. However, Lyle had the day off because they went to the country. Austin's vacation is almost over - he is 75 at this time and is still painting, cleaning, etc. Abby (Vaux) Smith is 87 and is still cleaning house. Amazing.

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