Monday, July 2, 2007

Della's Journal - Week 27 (July 2-8, 1929)

This is Installment 27 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 27:


Tuesday, July 2: Did not do very much, sewed a little. Emily working yet. Letter from Rose K. Pd on Bldg & L[oan], put in $10 for Betty, $10 for Austin.

Wednesday, July 3: Betty sick last night, got heated up Sunday in country. She is staying in bed today.

Thursday, July 4 of July: Lyle's went to Ramona. Betty & Mrs. A[uble] went later with Nolans. Lyle's came back to Griffiths, passed Nolans at Foster but did not know it. I did not go any place. I painted our stoves.

Friday, July 5: Ma colored cloth for comfort. I called on Mrs. Watson. Marian Thompson had a baby girl.

Saturday, July 6: Ed over, gave him, $10. He cut lawn & A[ustin] went for treatment. Emily worked. Store closed at 1 P.M. They all went out to country. Nolans came back the rest stayed all night. Jessie & Hazel & Walter came over here to dinner, brought us two rusters [roosters?] & some string beans.

Sunday, July 7: We did not go anyplace. Lyle's came home early. Mrs. Jones brought us a fish. We enjoyed our chicken. I took good Bath.

Monday, July 8: Ma does not feel very well. Los Angeles had an Earthquake this morning, 8:53. Lindburge & wife & 9 passengers started the passenger Air Plane & R.R. Transcontinental Air Service. I gave old magazines to a school on G St to sell. A[ustin] took treatment, has one more.

It's summer in San Diego, and on holidays and weekends the Lyle Carringer family goes out to the back country, where temperatures approach 100 degrees F. I wonder why they didn't go to the beach to cool off?

Jessie, Hazel and Walter are in the Kanagy family - friends of the Carringer family, who lived several blocks away up on Kalmia Street (the San Diego Genealogical Society library was housed there for several years in the 1990s).

There are two news items on Monday - an earthquake in LA and Charles Lindbergh starts a passenger air service. Interesting! I wish I had easy access to the San Diego Union archives (unfortunately, they are at the downtown SD public library on microfilm).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Randy- Not Roosters but Roasters ... unless she meant potatoes "Rusett" but WHO brings just two potatoes? of course they could have been those one pounders that they serve at McCallister's Deli...that is enough for two or three folks especially after adding all the yummy toppings! I really don't think it matters what they brought, the good news is they brought FOOD! Love reading the diary, and I thought I had interesting days...I never go to the country or paint stoves. bummer