Monday, June 18, 2007

Della's Journal - Week 25 (June 18-24, 1929)

This is Installment 25 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 25:


Tuesday, June 18 (warm): Worked outdoors & Ma stuffed pillows, we made two new pair. I wrote Ruth M & sent a letter from the C.V. Bank. Mrs. Auble put new ticks on their pillows.

Wednesday, June 19 (warmer): Lyle's & Emily's 11 yrs Anniversary & Mrs. Auble's 31 years. We gave them $10 & Mrs. A. $1 & cards. Betty had us come over in the evening a little while. Mrs. Hughes came home. Fluffie had (....) Mrs. Watson's bird got out, Emily helped catch it.

Thursday, June 20 (warm): We washed. The company came to Lyle's - Mrs. Pentecost & son Vernon. Ma wrote Aunt L[ibbie].

Friday, June 21 (windy): Washed my flannel blanket & Night dresses & rugs of Bathroom. Fog at night so will be cooler. Letter from A[unt] Libby.

Saturday, June 22: Ed over, gave him $5 cash. A[ustin] went for treatment. We just worked. Emily took folks to Rockwell Field and TiaJuana.

Sunday, June 23 (warm): I took Ma out to her house. Lyle's went to see swimming races, then to Mission Beach for supper & evening. No one called to see house.

Monday, June 24 (warm): Ma out at her place. I worked at house. I went to town, Pd Gas bill & water bills. Got me two pr shoes $3. Worked in yard in morning. Emily took folks to La Jolla.


It was a pretty quiet week, except for the anniversary party and the arrival of the Pentecosts. I have no idea who or what Fluffie was (a cat? makes sense), or what she (?) had - the parentheses are empty.

Bessie (Auble) Pentecost was the daughter of William Auble, a brother of Charles Auble, Georgia (Kemp) Auble's deceased husband. Therefore, Bessie was a first cousin of Emily (Auble) Carringer, the daughter-in-law of Della (Smith) Carringer. Bessie Auble married Will Pentecost, and they had a son, Vernon, who was the second cousin of my mother, Betty (Carringer) Seaver. I have lost all touch with the Pentecost family, but I have a scrapbook that belonged to Bessie. I also have the William Auble family Bible - it's about 4 inches thick. Unfortunately, the only family data in it was the second marriage of William Auble to Mary Shellman in about 1924.

One of the recurring themes throughout the six months of this journal is that they kept in touch with their friends and relatives - close and distant - via letter. The relatives and friends came to visit and stay for a while - and tour San Diego.

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