Monday, October 22, 2007

Della's Journal - Week 43 (October 22-28, 1929)

This is Installment 43 of the Journal of Della (Smith) Carringer (1862-1944), 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 43:


Tuesday, October 22 (foggy last night in night): Ma took bath & we did the washing. Got my tax statements.

Wednesday, October 23: I went to town, paid Water, Gas & Elec. & A[ustin]'s lodge dues, and $12 and some c[en]ts on the little lots, the Cardiffs, two Pacific Beach.

Thursday, October 24: Ma & I worked in forenoon in yard.

Friday, October 25: Ironed. We worked in yard again today. Lyle went with me to the Stock holders meeting of the 1st 2nd & 3rd Securities. It was very interesting. Alpine had some of the forest fires burned the old Sanitarium & small buildings, has burned over thousands of ackers of water shed, fires all this week. Ma got Birthday card from Aunt Libbie.

Saturday, October 26: Austin stayed home. We went down to Dr. Bill's he pulled 2 teeth $3.00 for A[ustin]. Emily took us down. Ed came, he cut lawns & we transplanted two roses to front of house west of the Los Angeles. Lyle & Emily went to a party at Miss Crow's (?) given for Miss Shiller, she has worked there 30 years. Ma had Oleander stump taken out.

Sunday, October 27: We did not go any place. Lyle's took a ride.

Monday, October 28: Ma's birthday. Mary Dyar sent card. Lyle's gave her neck chain, writeing paper & nice cap and two bouquets. We gave a bouquet, some candy & card. Ma & I worked in yard. I put down some bricks.


As we saw last week also, there were forest fires in the back country in October 1929. 78 years later, we have fires not only in the back country, but in the coastal areas too.

It was Abigail (Vaux) Smith's 85th birthday this week. She was born 28 October 1844 in Aurora township, Erie County, New York, to Samuel and Mary Ann (Underhill) Vaux. She married Devier J. Smith on 4 April 1861 in Rolling Prairie township, Dodge County, Wisconsin. Abigail died 11 September 1931 in San Diego, San Diego County, California. Since she is my great-great-grandmother, I often think of her as an elderly woman from long ago. But she was my grandfather's grandmother, and the only grandparent of his that was living after 1902.

Della and Austin owned the "small lots" in Cardiff (on the coast above Del Mar) and two lots in Pacific Beach (part of San Diego city). I imagine that Austin's brother, Ed, lived in one of them, probably rent-free. I haven't searched for deeds for any of these properties. I should.


Susan K said...

Just saw notice that Chula Vista is being evacuated. You've my best wishes for getting through the fiery time, Randy!! (my bro is in Encinitas, and he's on high alert, too)

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