Monday, December 10, 2007

Della's Journal - Week 50 (December 10-16, 1929)

This is Installment 50 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 50 -


Tuesday, December 10: I went to town, pd last Paving & Ed's sewer. Put $17 of Ma's in bank of Italy.

Wednesday, December 11 (warm): Peck came to fix leaky faucets and toilets in both upper flats. Mr. Puterman called. Augie came over for a while. We sewed a little, fixed Ma's waist.

Thursday, December 12 (pleasant): I made on my pajamas & Ma's.

Friday, December 13 (warm): Ma wrote Aunt Libbie. We cleaned dining room. I cut out Ma's under skirt drab satune [???? what does that mean?].

Saturday, December 14 (foggy nights): Ed did not come over. We worked on sewing & Miss Thoren pd rent.

Sunday, December 15 (pleasant): Mrs. Chapman over a while in afternoon. I went with Lyle's out to Spring Valley, got oranges & eggs. Took washboard out to Mrs. Tompson in Ma's house.

Monday, December 16 (warm): I went out to Mrs. Schmidt's, took my lunch & ate with Mrs. Snyder. Visited a while then went downtown, did a little shopping for Xmas. A[ustin] got pay.


This was a really boring week from my point of view! She seems to be writing just one thing on many days - perhaps she's not writing every day and "catching up."

1 comment:

Charley "Apple" Grabowski said...

My best guess would be olive drab sateen. Drab could refer to any dull color but is most often used with olive. She was making a half slip so I think sateen makes since because it would have been warm as a heavier weight cotton but would have felt smooth and soft like silk satin.