Monday, August 27, 2007

Della's Journal - Week 35 (August 27 - September 2, 1929)

This is Installment 35 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 35:


Tuesday, August 27 (warmer): I went to town, pd water bills, ours $1.50 each, L[yle?] $4.20, Mrs. Benson $1.80. Emily working. I got 2 light bulbs 70 c, candy 50 c, oil cloth 45 c, hair nets 25 c, scarf $1.45.

Wednesday, August 28 (warm): Washed, moved Ma's bed head to the N[orth] and put in 3/4 bed we bought. Looked for Hazel but she did not come. I made cushion for chair in hall. Lyle got new suit, tan, is pretty.

Thursday, August 29 (hotter): Graf Zeppelin 21 da 7 hr 12 m around the world, Lake Hurst N.J. & back there. 7:07 A.M. E. St. time. Louie Morrill came about 4:30 P.M. stayed to supper tthen went to C.V. will go back tomorrow. Ruth did not come with him, he may come back next Tue[sday] then she will come with him. We ironed & sewed a little. Let Betty try hemming with foot hewer (??).

Friday, August 30 (hot): I went downtown in A.M. got a few things, coat dress $1.00, table scarf $1.00, oil paper 5 c, napkins 5 c, shelf paper 5 c, receipt book 5 c, two towels @ 15 c = 30 c, rubber tubing 5 ft @ 4 c = 20 c. Letter from Jessie. Hazel @ Nat[ional] C[ity] will be over some time soon. Emily working, Ma working on quilt. I sewed a little.

Saturday, August 31 (hot, hotter): Ed did not come over. Miss Thoren went to Descanso. Louie & Bill brought Hazel over. A[ustin] & I worked outside, watered, A[ustin] went to town got him Army coverhalls $1.00. Myrtle & Ben called about 3 P.M.

Sunday, September 1 (warm): Myrtle & Ben went to Coronado, called here about 5 P.M, had been over to the Glider Races at Pacific Beach. Lyle's company, Jimmy Kemp, stayed with Betty Sun[day] & Monday, Laura & Roy stayed in country. Hazel had a good time playing with them. We had several to look at flats.

Monday, September 2, Labor Day: Austin's cousin Ella Stanton's girl Eva & husband called had been married three weeks had a young couple that had only been married a week with them. We had company all day. Myrtle & Ben came back in P.M, had been to the Zoo. Three girls two Misses Gilbert & Miss Lipp, two are school teachers rented the upper flat @ $50 per mo. Miss Thoren had a spell with her kidneys but it rained in the mtns as she had to sleep in the house.


There were a lot of visitors this week - Louie and Ruth Morrill, Hazel, Ella' Stanton's daughter Eva, then Myrtle and Ben. I will work on Louie and Ruth Morrill and Hazel, I'm not sure I know who they are.

They finally got the upper flat at 2116 Fern Street rented - to three young women.

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