Monday, November 5, 2007

Della's Journal - Week 45 (November 5-11, 1929)

This is Installment 45 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 45:


Tuesday, November 5: A[ustin] went to the dentice. Betty did not go to school but no worse. I sent for Prosperity Bank to put in $4.50 so to renew My Unity and Wee Wisdom to Betty & Hazel from Ma for this Xmas Present.

Wednesday, November 6: Ma washed, I trimmed tree by clothes line. Betty went to school. I ironed in P.M. Emily got me two hats $2.00. Fred & Jessie called.

Thursday, November 7: I went down deposited $20. of Girls rent (took out $5), Pd 178.70 1st Instal= on Co tax on lots 8 & 9 & where Ed lives. Got two little tacks @ 10c each, Ma shoe strings 10c, book stamps 25c, & face powder 10c.

Friday, November 8: I told Mrs. Wilson that I could not rent to her next month. She said it was all right. Miss Thoren & I rode down to see parade for Fox Theartre.

Saturday, November 9: Ed over, we worked in yard, transplanted General McArthur rose, divided it into four, Ed too one, I set out three. I trimmed tree at N. corner of house. A[ustin] got his teeth Fri[day] paid $10. Gave Ed a $10 check. His grapes carried him two months.

Sunday, November 10: We did not go any place. Lyle's worked at home.

Monday, November 11: Armistice Day. Ma & I went down to see the Parade. It was nice. Then we walked down to Mrs. Shures. Came home on #7 street car. Lyle's went to the new Fox Theartre. Will Rodgers Picture. Said it was good & the new Theartre very nice.


This was a fairly un-newsworthy week. Della's already thinking about Christmas. They seem impressed by the new Fox Theater downtown (although Della can't spell it correctly). There has not been a word in the Journal about the stock market crash that occurred on 29 October 1929.

I wonder where Mrs. Shures lived? Perhaps north of Balboa Park. The #7 street car went up 12th Avenue pout of downtown onto Park Boulevard and then east on University Avenue. The #2 street car went east on Broadway out of downtown and then north on 30th Street. Della and her family lived right on the #2 street car route - I remember the tracks running down the middle of 30th when I was a boy.

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