Monday, July 23, 2007

Della's Journal - Week 30 (July 23-29, 1929)

This is Installment 30 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 30:


Tuesday, July 23: We worked on several things outside & in. Mrs. Jones started this a.m. Lyle had to get breaks fixed to Auto. Got my Congoleum for Bathroom in Flat 2116 Fern 3: pd $1.50, screen door $3.05, frame $2.88, hauling $0.50. I painted stove in 2116. Broom $0.75. Ed painted stairs.

Wednesday, July 24: Ma ironed. Lyle's last day of vacation, had to take car down again.

Thursday, July 25 (warm): I went to town, pd A[ustin]'s lodge dues for Aug, got A's cookies. Emily gave me a dress at Marston's. I exchanged it for a different one, paid difference of 85 cents, feet med 48 cents & .10, candy .10, Birthday cards 15 cents. Went to see about hot water heater.

Friday, July 26: McClusky sent man to fix water tank $2.50. The folks went to beach. I trimmed fruit vines, took down all old on N. end. Letter from Venice ??Pres Hefele home Aug 15th.

Saturday, July 27: Ed over. Emily & Lyle helped us put down bathroom Congolium. Lyle's went to country.

Sunday, July 28: Lyle's back at 4 P.M, went near Pine Valley & Descanso. A[ustin] fixed screen door & frame. I helped him some he fixed Ironing board. Bathroom floor looks nice. A[ustin] varnished toilet top.

Monday, July 29 (cooler): Ma oiled screen door. I put one coat paint on hot water heater. Dirty job getting it ready. Mrs. Fry over she is having painting done, thought our Flat 2116 Fern was nice.


It was another week of work around the house, the yard and the flat at 2116 Fern. I have no idea what the ??Pres means... Note that Della does all of the shopping and buying of everything - Austin is back at work during the week.

Pine Valley and Descanso are out US highway 80 east of San Diego climbing to the 4,000 summit just past Pine Valley - it's about 35 miles from their home in San Diego. Now we whiz by on the Interstate, but then it was a two-lane road up and down hillsides with twisting turns. Lyle was brave testing his new brakes on this trip!

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