Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Della's Journal - Week 18 (April 30-May 6, 1929)

This is Installment 18 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 18:


Tuesday, April 30 (pleasant): I worked on parking. Then washed. Ma walked out. Mr. Benford died last night at 1 P.M. Ma better.

Wednesday, May 1 (warm and hot wind): I went down to May day singing at Marston's. Very nice, met the Misses Thompsons, Adell & Estella. E. is 82 years old & blind. I deposited $100 - A[ustin's[ $80 & $20 for Ma's house Rented to a Mr. Smith, works in a meat department in a gro.[cery] on 41st. Got outting (?) flannel for A[ustin's] night dresses 12 yd @ 25c, $3.

Thursday, May 2 (warm): Ma better. I sent check of $2.00 for renewal of Progressive Thinker 1 yr. I made a floral piece for Mr. Benford's funeral. I rode down with Mrs. Benford & Blethen then out to cemetery with Gladys Parker. Letter from Jessie. I got watch out of box at Bank for her. Will take it down when they come in with Eggs. Gave Ma bath.

Friday, May 3 (cooler): We burned on grass on lots. I keep things watered at evening so to keep them from drying up. Letter from Ed. One from Mary Dyar. Emily working.

Saturday, May 4 (pleasant): I went down[town], Pd on 2116 Fern St $65, then went to Union Trust Co they had not received our int[erest] from ?en?ie (??) told me to write. Ed over, gave him $5 check. He cut lawns on East. I went out to Ma's house, saw the people Mr. & Mrs. Smith, liked their looks. Gave Mrs. Smith 20c for postage stamps. Called on Mrs. Snyder & Mrs. Van Beeber. The lady that lived South of Ma died.

Sunday, May 5 (pleasant): Lyle's went to the country. I did not go any place. I wrote letter to West Shores Investm[ent] Co. Ma is getting along nicely. Our roses blossoming fine.

Monday, May 6 (pleasant): Ma helped wash. I worked in yard.


There is quite a bit of news here. When she says she "worked on parking" - I think that means that she worked on the narrow grass strips between the sidewalks and the street curb. I don't know who Mr. Benford is - perhaps a neighbor. Same with Mrs. Blethen and Gladys Parker. Ma (Abby Smith) had a house on 41st Street that she owned and rented out - Della likes the looks of the new tenants, the Smiths. I cannot decipher her handwriting on Saturday about ?en?ie - perhaps a person's name? I don't recall it being used previously.

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