Monday, August 6, 2007

Della's Journal - Week 32 (August 6-12, 1929)

This is Installment 32 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 32:


Tuesday, August 6 (warmer): Ed is 77 yrs old today. Emily worked, watered things.

Wednesday, August 7 (warm): I went to town to get some things - 2 bed pads - $4.00, for beds in 2116 Fern, & table pad $2.00. Austin did not work today. Changeing water at faster pump. Has to make up time on Sat. & noons. I got varnish 1 qt $1.50 brush 0.45, catches for cupboard doors $1.80 & screen check 0.15.

Thursday, August 8 (cooler): I varnished kitchen floor, 2116 Fern St. & oil cloth rugs. Mrs. Schmidt called up the man did not go to see Ma's house. A[ustin]'s feet bother him some, has to change shoes when he gets home. Vernon played Golf at C.V.

Friday, August 9 (cooler): I washed, varnish drying nicely. Lyle received letter & card from Germany that came over on the Zeppilin air mail. Ma is out at her house yet. Our new pen drops ink. Mr. Roberts stopped in this morning, he said Mr Britten was home again from the Co[unty] Hospital.

Saturday, August 10 (cooler): Ironed. A[ustin] worked all day. Vernon took me out to Ma's, she had to have some more paint and varnish. Ed over, gave him $10. He has not been well. Have not rented [2116 Fern] yet.

Sunday, August 11 (cooler): A[ustin] varnished toilet seat. I varnished sun nook & part of front room border, have to get more varnish. Lyle's rode to Escondido this afternoon, back after 4 P.M. I listened to Indian chief singer at concert.

Monday, August 12 (nice): Emily working. A[ustin] varnished toward evening rest of front room & bedroom. I rode down with the folks, got more varnish. Then Bessie & Vernon went to the depot to see about their tickets.


What a boring week! Varnishing mostly. That's a task I've never had to do! In the 21st century, we really have it pretty easy, don't we? But we stay busy - with me, it's blogging, researching and web-surfing. No wonder I'm fat and happy!

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