Monday, June 25, 2007

Della's Journal - Week 26 (June 25-July 1, 1929)

This is Installment 26 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 26:


Tuesday, June 25 (pleasant): Trimmed vine on 2114 [Fern Street] porch & big vines on south. A[ustin] went for treatment, has 5 more. Lyle's went to hear the Marston singers. Ma phoned, I told her to stay longer if she wanted to.

Wednesday, June 26 (pleasant): I went to town to get A[ustin] Absorbin Jr. $1.35 & Barbara $0.49. I sent my lodge dues for July, Aug & Sep. Got a few things for kitchen upstairs. Agent brought woman to look at Flat. Emily worked.

Thursday, June 27: Washed. Ma came home at 6 P.M. Mr Van Beber brought her.

Friday, June 28: Gave Ma bath. Vernon & Mrs. Auble took me out to Ma's house. I painted stoves & went to Garlocks in P.M.

Saturday, June 29: Ed over - he had been sick all week. Was able to cut lawn. A[ustin] went for treatment. Emily worked 4 days.

Sunday, June 30: Lyle's went to Country. Mrs. Penticost & son Vernon went with them. Ma & I went out to her house. L & E took us out. We had Van Beeber change steps. We cleaned in yard & burned the grass. Then Mr. V.B. brought us home. Showed us their new lots.

Monday, July 1: A[ustin] got pay. I went to town, got tax receipt. I paid $72 some cents for lots 10, 11, 12, Blk 61, Seamans & Choates Add[ition] for the West Shore Investment Co. which were advertized they had paid the paving the 29th. A[ustin] treatment, got A[ustin] 3 bottles of Cream of Magnica $1.85.


This seems to be a very calm week - no new visitors, no real hard work, lots of going to and fro. Marston's was the department store where Lyle Carringer (Della's son) worked - stating in 1905, and retiring in 1961. They apparently had a vocal group that entertained occasionally.

We are now 6 months into 1929, and the family seems healthy and doing OK economically. Della keeps the family accounts and is quite diligent in banking and paying bills.

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