Monday, December 17, 2007

Della's Journal - Week 51 (December 17-23,1929)

This is Installment 51 of the Journal of Della (Smith) Carringer (1862-1944), 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 51 -


Tuesday, December 17: We made some candy. Washed.

Wednesday, December 18 (warm): Sewed some. Jessie & Fred & Hazel here to Lunch. Fixed them a box for Xmas, they brought Ma & I something & Hazel for Betty. I have not looked at them.

Thursday, December 19 (warm): Packed candy bars made some more candy. Got some Xmas cards. Last day of school for two weeks, Betty was in a play. election on City Charter, our Precinct 113 voted Yes-36, No-70, City No-14,999, Yes-8,661 [difference] 6,338.

Friday, December 20 (warmest day in years on this date): Ma washed her hair. I worked on cards, cut out cushion for Rose, and Xmas things.

Saturday, December 21 (warm): Gave Gilbert poinsettias & Mrs. Paden. Ed over, cut lawn, A[ustin] & Ed put cut leaves off Palm.

Sunday, December 22 (warm): Ma & I went to see Mrs. Putnam, got home ten min[utes] of 4 P.M. Austin watered and put a little manure on fruit trees on West. Miss Thoren went N for Xmas.

Monday, December 23 (warm): We worked on Xmas things. I took box up to University P.O. sent to Kimball's, sent Xmas cards.


This was a warm week in 1929 - high temps probably in the 70's and 80's. Della is all wrapped up in Christmas things.

One more week for this Journal! I don't know what I'll do without it!

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