Sunday, May 15, 2011

Grandma's Diary, Part 18

(To read prior entries from my maternal grandmother's 1933 diary, please click on the tab "Posts by Topic" and then go to the topic "California."  All posts are listed there.)


The writer is Ethel Ranney Tapley.
Alice is her sister.
Kenneth is her brother.
Her parents.
          H = her boyfriend, Hazel Avery Plumlee
          Delma = Hazel's little sister
          Earl = Hazel's brother
          Verda = Earl's wife
          Dorothy Lee = Hazel's niece (Earl's, child)
          Otho is Otho Hesser, her father's cousin.
          Viella is Otho's wife.
          Ruth & Kathryn are Otho and Viella's daughters.
          Uncle Jont is Jonathan Hesser, Otho's father and her father's uncle.
          Aunt Kate is Sarah Katherine Hall Hesser, Jonathan's wife and Otho's mother
          Herman (Williams) is Alice's boyfriend.

Sun., May 7:  "Kenneth's birthday.  Alice & I went to S.S.  In the afternoon H. & I went to the ball game.  In eve. H. & I went to Lucile's church.  Alice & mama visited Hessers' & Barnetts."

Mon., May 8:  "Mama & I went to town.  We visited Mrs. Grigsby & Uncle Jonts.  Wilsons weren't home.  H. came over & I went to Yucaipa with him."

Tues., May 9:  "Alice didn't go to school.  We quilted on baby quilt.  Dad worked for Mrs. Kirby.  H., Carline & Joe came over & we rode to San Berdo."

Wed., May 10:  "It snowed quite a bit.  H. came over about noon & we went to San Berdo.  Saw show.  Saw Joes & he rode home with us.  Got mama a motto for Mothers Day."

Thurs., May 11:  "Mama & I sewed.  We finished Alice & my print dresses.  Mine cost 40 cents.  H. came over & I went to Yucaipa with him."

Fri., May 12:  "Otho stopped by with some dates.  Dad worked on the rock pile.  We took Mrs. Kirby & went to town & met Alice.  H. & Joe stayed all night in mountains."

Sat., May 13:  "Alice worked on her gray dress.  H. came about 10 o'clock.  We went to town to meet Mrs. West.  Happened to miss her.  H., Ben & Lillian & I went on a weenie roast."

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