Monday, June 11, 2007

Della's Journal - Week 24 (June 11 - 17, 1929)

This is Installment 24 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 24:


Tuesday, June 11 (nice weather): I cleaned kitchen floor, it looks fine. A[ustin] feet pretty sore. Ma wrote Mary.

Wednesday, June 12 (warm): Mrs. Watson Pd last rent for them to July 12. I trimmed cassia tree on N looks good. Trimmed night blooming jasmine & other plants. Watered cassia tree. Letter from Aunt Libbie.

Thursday, June 13: I Painted back stairs. Made curtains for dining room.

Friday, June 14: Washed. Advertised flat 2119 [30th St] - $1.98 for 3 days in Union & Tribune. Mr. Joe Mutters called.

Saturday, June 15: Ironed. Ed over, mowed lawn, gave him $5.00. A letter from Frank Munger that his Grandpa died the 9th was buried the 10th, was helpless 6 mo[nth]s, had bed sores. Lyle's went to country .

Sunday, June 16: No one answered Add. We did not go away.

Monday, June 17 (warm): I went downtown, pd our street paving on lots 8 & 9, Bk 61, Seaman & Choate, & on Ed's paving. Pd telephone & deposited
A[ustin]'s $90 & Watson's $60 = $150. Trimmed trees and vines.


The "cassia tree" is probably an acacia tree. I don't remember it.

Last week they fixed up the flat at 2119 30th, and this week they tried to rent it by placing an ad in the newspapers. The reference to Seaman & Choate on the 17th is to the housing subdivision for the property - Lots 8 and 9 were on Block 61 of the Seaman & Choate Addition in San Diego.

There is one item of genealogy interest this week - Frank Munger's grandfather died - one of Abigail (Vaux) Smith's sisters, Celia Ann Vaux, married a Munger and resided in Kansas. Celia's husband is probably the man who died. Frank Munger is probably a first cousin of Abigail (Vaux) Smith - "Ma" in our journal.

A word about the San Diego weather in June: we call it "June gloom" (and it follows "May gray") for a good reason - the night and morning low clouds extend inland about 5 miles throughout May and June, and it is the rare day that has sun all day long. The high temperatures in June rarely exceed 75 F in downtown San Diego or along the coast, and are usually in the high 60's. It is very pleasant, but depressing because you know the sun is up there trying to burn off the clouds, especially if you are a tourist at the beaches. Of course, if you go another 5 miles east, you have temperatures routinely in the 80's, and in the desert in the 100's. I love the cool - we don't have air conditioning in our house, and I grew up without it on 30th Street. We just open the windows and let the onshore breeze flow through in the afternoon and evening.

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