Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Della's Journal - Week 37 (September 10-16, 1929)

This is Installment 37 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 37:


Tuesday, September 10 (nice weather): Ma & I worked out in yard. I trimmed roses & Night blooming Jassamine. Put 3 sacks cow manure on roses. Letter from Aunt L[izzie]. Margie has come back, her brother's boy came with her, he got work in Glendale.

Wednesday, September 11 (pleasant): Our 42 wedding anniversary. Emily wanted me to have my hair cut & a permanent took 3 hours & 15 min. $5 hair cut 50c. I did not do much work today. Got lawn mower sharpened $1.50.

Thursday, September 12 (pleasant): Trimmed vine on front of 2114 Fern. Ma dug & watered roses. Ironed in afternoon. I sewed a little, washed my yellow dress. Got cord to floor lamps 50c.

Friday, September 13 (Foggy at N[ight]: I picked & sold $1.82 figs. Went to the Fair in afternoon, met Augie, Mrs. Watson & Margie French (?), also the Putnum's boy. I enjoyed the exhibits. Mr. Van Bieber took bed couch out to Ma's & rod $1.

Saturday, September 14: Ma finished painting chair & step ladder yesterday. Florence Tarvin will come to see us some day next week. Ed did not come over. Miss Thoren paid rent. A[ustin]'s shoes half soled $1.75. Letter from Mrs. Schmidt. Eva Walker and friend Edith C. Knight over to spend evening. Mr & Mrs Tarvin did not come, expected grandaughter to come so had to go home. Girls had their Radio put up.

Sunday, September 15: Ed over. Trimmed edge of west lawn. Lyle's stayed home, they set fence back for sweet peas. Ed brought a few grapes, gave him 50c for tokens.

Monday, September 16 (hot wind in afternoon): We washed, gave Ma her bath. Fire in back country.


Some more new names - I don't know anything about the Augie, Mrs. Watson, the Putnums, the Tarvins, Mrs. Schmidt, Eva Walker, Edith Knight, or Margie French. Maybe there will be more information in later weeks.

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