Monday, February 5, 2007

Della's Journal - Week 6 (Feb 5-11, 1929)

This is Installment 6 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.


Tuesday, February 5, pleasant: Ma washed. I worked in yard. A[ustin] got door lock 2.50 for 2119 30th St.

Wednesday, February 6, rainy, cold: A[ustin] did not go to work, sick with cold, coughed so much. Emily & her mother fixing brown dress for me.

Thursday, February 7, rainy, cold: A[ustin] did not work today & we stayed in house.

Friday, February 8, cloudy but no rain: A[ustin] went to work, stood it pretty well. E[mily] & mother finished dress for me. I vacuumed carpets, changed Ma's bed around.

Saturday, February 9, cold: A[ustin] worked. Ma & I worked some outside. Mrs. Garlock called, Mr. G's sister Ida is visiting them from Iowa.

Sunday, February 10, warmer, sunny: In afternoon L[yle] & E[mily] took Ma A[uble] & I to ride. We had a lovely ride, over to Fort Rosenc (?), La Playa, Point Loma, Ocean Beach & back down by the Flying field. Saw the man come down with a Parachute, it was fine. Saw two big Planes go up & several kinds of little ones. We had rabbit for dinner.

Monday, February 11, sunny: Ma washed I worked in yard. In evening Mr. Geo. Scott & wife called, they were A[ustin] * Ed's friend that is his father & mother. Joni (?) Scott was an adopted daughter of A's Aunt Mattie McKnight.


It seems like Lyle takes his family on an automobile ride every Sunday. He worked the rest of the week, of course. The trip on Sunday is one we still take occasionally - out to Point Loma. "Fort Rosenc" is, I think, Fort Rosecrans at the end of Rosecrans Street. La Playa is the area around Rosecrans and Talbot Street; the Flying field is now Lindbergh Field, the main San Diego airport.

I'm pretty sure that most of this family took the trolley to go to work or to go to town. It ran right down the middle of 30th Street - 30 feet from their front door. The car was used only for special occasions. Shopping was done at the local market and other small shops two blocks away to the north on Juniper Street and to the south at Grape Street.

I'll have to check on Mattie McKnight - I think she was a Carringer or Spangler who ended up in Colorado. Mrs. Garlock must be a neighbor or a friend.

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