Monday, April 16, 2007

Della's Journal - Week 16 (April 16-22, 1929)

This is Installment 16 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 16:


Tuesday, April 16 (warm): Had doctor for Ma. Her nerves bother her [when it]gets chilly. He thinks she will be all right now. I went to town, deposited Mrs. Watson's check $60, Austin's $90 in Bank of Italy, $20 in San Diego Savings and looked at their display of tulips, they were lovely. It is the banks 40 yr anniversary. Monarck Drug Co. having 1 c[ent] sale, got A[ustin] 4 bottles Magnesia (?).

Wednesday, April 17 (cloudy, a little cooler): Got some more drugs, see expenses. Wrote to Mary Dyar. We got notes from Union Title that they had not gotten the 2nd yet. Lyle, E[mily] & Betty went to Spreckles Theatre to see Huckleberry Finn. Dr. came today, gave Ma some more medicine & I paid him $6 for the two visits.

Thursday, April 18: Ma fainted this A.M. in toilet but got along during the day. I telephoned the Dr. he had me give rest of Med. & to keep him posted. Mrs. Chapman came over.

Friday, April 19 (showered): Ma some better, pain less & belching also. She had quiet day.

Saturday, April 20 (pleasant): Ben & Myrtle came down, called here at 3 P.M. then later Rose came, stayed all night to Sunday. Ma was dressed & out on lounge all day. Mrs Nolan Pd check.

Sunday, April 21 (pleasant): Ben Myrtle Rose & I went with the folks to see Mrs. Evans' gardens, they were lovely. On way home saw the airplane accident. 5 killed in big plane and one in little plane. We did not tell Ma about it untill next day. Geo. came to supper & take rose home.

Monday, April 22 (warmer): Ma dressed and waited on herself. Has letter from Ed he was sick with a chill Fri[day] so did not come over Sat[urday]. I wrote him & sent check $6.


Most of this week is about Abigail (Vaux) Smith's sickness and weakness - even the doctor is involved now. Austin's brother, Ed, is sick again and can't work, but it is obvious to me that Della and Austin support him each week. They had visitors again - I don't know who Rose and George are. Ben and Myrtle (Crouch) Milbank are from Long Beach - Myrtle is Della's first cousin.

April in San Diego has variable weather - then and now! I wonder what caused the plane crash? I should look into that, I guess.

1 comment:

Miriam Robbins said...

Randy, I'm enjoying reading Della's journal, perhaps even more now that I have my grandfather's journal of the late 1930's. It sure is interesting reading about our ancestors' daily lives, isn't it?