Monday, May 7, 2007

Della's Journal - Week 19 (May 7-13, 1929)

This is Installment 19 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 19:


Tuesday, May 7 (pleasant, cooler): I called on Mrs. Benford. Ironed, worked on parking in morning. Letter to Ma from Aunt Libbie & one from Ruth. Got magazines ready for Jessie.

Wednesday, May 8 (pleasant): Fred & Jessie came at 11 AM, stayed to lunch, brought us some new potatoes. Watters Photo, it is nice. Hazel sent a letter, I sent her some candy & cookies. Mrs. Turner came, I gave her some plants & sent a boquet to Mrs. Wilts, she is sick.

Thursday, May 9 (warm): Worked in yard, trimmed the vines on 2114 Fern. Ma gaining.

Friday, May 10 (warm): 21 Planes start to New York. Ma walked to neighbors. Washed A[ustin]'s shirt & coveralls. I worked outside, put out snail medicine in bran. Josephine Hughes told me she was engaged to be married. President of West Shore Co to see us, will send $100 on Int[erest] next week.

Saturday, May 11 (warm): Ma & I worked outside a while. A[ustin] did not do much, watered (his feet hurt him). Lyle's went to country, took carpet I gave him.

Sunday, May 12 (warmer, Mother's Day): A[ustin] cut lawn and watered. So warm I did not do much. Ma & I took bath. It is Mother's day. Lyle's gave us cards. We gave Emily grass rug for porch.

Monday, May 13 (warm): We worked on yard, burned some more.


Some more new "players" appear - Fred and Jessie Kanagy are close friends of Emily Carringer and Gladys Taylor. The Kanagy house on Kalmia Street in San Diego was willed to Gladys, and her family rented it to SDGS to use as the society library for many years.

I finally realized that when "Lyle's" goes to the "country" that the Lyle Carringer family (wife Emily, daughter Betty - my mother) went almost every week with the Taylors to rebuild and renovate a church in Dehesa (southeast of El Cajon) that they had acquired - they wanted to use it as a weekend retreat.

The planes going to New York probably relate to Austin's work at Rockwell Field as an aircraft mechanic, or to the Ryan Aeronautical Company deliveries (Ryan built the Spirit of St. Louis for Lindbergh in 1927).

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