Monday, June 4, 2007

Della's Journal - Week 23 (June 4 to 10, 1929)

This is Installment 23 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 23:


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.

Wednesday, June 5: Painter enameled kitchen $16, varnishing $15. Gave him check for $31. Emily's cleaning house. I went to Ma's house, had Mr. V.B. help, we cleaned weeds, burned up trash. I varnished tables, Ma washed. Mt. Van B brought me home and worked 1 hr taking up cement blocks for Lyle to use. Pd Mr. V.B. to date $2.35, gave him 50con New sink.

Thursday, June 6: A[ustin] went back to work. I wrote to West Shore Investment co. to see why they did not pay $100 as promised. Made curtains for bedroom.

Friday, June 7: Sent delinquent tax notice to West Shore Investment Co.. Got curtains like Emily's for our dining room upstairs 4 for $2.00 and ticking for 2 pairs Pillows $2.13. Made curtains for kitchen from Bedroom old ones. Ma washed outside, I ironed. L[yle] deposited $80 for me.

Saturday, June 8: Ma worked in yard. I put things back in place all I could upstairs. A[ustin] did not go for treatment, lady was sick. I made curtains for 1 window in dining room. Ma mended grass rug. A[ustin] will get $100 more a year from July.

Sunday, June 9: Had Mr. Van B. help for 2-1/2 hr to put furniture and carpets back, & loosen windows. Ma went down to Mrs. Sorrenson's for dinner. She had Mrs. Jones & Miss Setchel. Louis Pinkham got ring that his Grand father left him. I had it in Safty box. Uncle Frank & Ella were down, brought a man & his wife with them. They had dinner with Lyle's then all went out to the camp, then back to Lyle's for tea & started home at 6 P.M. Lyle brought us over some ice cream cake. Lyle put down the slabs W of garage, looks nice. Gas men dug around pole in front of house, it is rotted off, will put in new one. I put some fertilizer on plants & asparagus bed.

Monday, June 10: A[ustin] took treatment at 7:30 P.M. I put Luminum paint on Water heaters. Ma worked on fig tree, watered it, it looks fine.


It was a busy week for Della - I'm concerned about her investment in the West Coast Investment company - I think that this is some sort of annuity, and they never seem to pay on time.

Frank and Ella Kemp are from Georgia Auble's side (Emily's mother) - Frank and Georgia are half-siblings, Frank is the youngest, and his mother was the second wife of Georgia's father, Abram Kemp. Frank lived in Ramona for a while on the Barona Ranch (now an Indian casino).

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