Monday, October 1, 2007

Della's Journal - Week 40 (October 1-7, 1929)

This is Installment 39 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 40:


Tuesday, October 1: Washed. I took my bath. I ironed. Austin worked around home. Letter from Aunt L[ibbie].

Wednesday, October 2: Mr. Papke came to see me about the lots they will deed back to us to save foreclosure. We A[ustin] & I went down to Union Title to get a little information. Pd $65 on our Bldg & Loan have one more payment to make.

Thursday, October 3: We met Mr. Papke at 9:30 A.M. at the Union Title Co., they made out papers. Mr. Papke is to take the Quit ["Guarantee" overwritten] Title Deed up and have the signatures and stamps. I Pd safty box dues at Bank of Italy to 1930. Sent My Lodge dues for Oct Nov & Dec. Mr. & Mrs. Schmidt called while we were down town. Ate lunch with Ma & A[ustin]. I got home at 1.30 the Man Mr. Harris had left Ma's house in the night or evening said it was to warm for them. Had paid a months rent only there from the 25th to the Oct 2nd. Gave Mrs. Smythe $1.00 for water.

Friday, October 4: Emily took A[ustin] & I out to Ma's house. We found some things gone 1 cotton flannel Blanket, 1 white enamel foot tub, 1 rug, Eggbeater, Potato masher, 1 Pillow & some dishes, 1 slumber robe.

Saturday, October 5: Ed did not come over. A[ustin] & I went down to finish up deal, then we went out Ma's house & finished up fixing things. They left Thermos bottle, baby's blanket & her kid gloves, some whiskey bottles and a tester. We do not think they will be back, left dog with neighbor. I went out to Mr. Garlock's, stayed a while, they are about as usual. Emily making felt baby hats for store.

Sunday, October 6: Mrs. Hughes, Josephine & Ivas came home. Mrs. Lipp ($16.67) & Gilbert sisters ($20.) Pd on rent of 2119 30th St (owe $13.33). Lyle's went out at 10:30 A.M. on the boat with Mr. Griffiths & Nolans, had a nice time, home by seven P.M. We had to fight ants this morning, Mrs. Wilson had them too. Ma had bath.

Monday, October 7: A[ustin] took Mr. Fay his lodge dues for Oct, Nov & Dec. A[ustin] went back to work this morning will not get pay for a few days, they send it to San Pedro & back. We washed & picked figs sold 85c gave 5 lbs away.


The problem of Mr. Papke with paying his mortgage was a surprise - I wonder where the property is? I'll go check the 1930 census and see if I can find out. Hopefully, he will rent it rather than own it. As we approach the stock market crash later in October, Della and Austin have one more payment to make on their mortgage.

I'm still confused about Della paying lodge dues - she was an artist of some sort. Austin was a carpenter and was a member of a carpenters lodge or union, I guess.

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