Friday, July 22, 2011

Grandma's Diary, Part 28

(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., July 16:  "Alice & I went down to S.S.  H., Mama, Alice & I went to the park for picnic with Livengoods.  In the eve. we went to the bowl to hear the Salvation Army Band."

Redlands Bowl, October 2010 (This is also where my mother's high school graduation was held in 1960.  It has been around a long time.)
 Mon., July 17:  "We sewed most of the day.  We washed in the morning.  Muffin is sick."

Ethel with Muffin the cat
 Tues., July 18:  "I picked strawberries.  We sewed again today.  Are having a terrible time making Alice's chiffon."

Wed., July 19:  "We went to Berdo.  Took Laura with us.  Tried out a Terraplane.  I sure would have liked to had it.  Ate supper at Laura's."

A 1935 Terraplane DeLuxe Six convertible coupe by Hudson.   (photo courtesy of
 Thurs., July 20:  "Dad worked on the rock pile.  We made my organdy dress.  H. was here to supper.  He put a new top on the car, a very needed job."

Fri., July 21:  "Alice & Mama finished Alice's georgette.  We washed.  Tried to clean house a little.  I can't say it looks much better.  Norah had a son at 6 p.m." 

Note:  Georgette (shortened from crêpe Georgette or Georgette crêpe) is a sheer, lightweight, dull-finished crêpe fabric named after the early 20th century French modiste, Georgette de la Plante.  Originally made of silk and later of rayon or blends, modern georgette is often made of synthetic filament yarns. Georgette is plain or tabby woven, and like other crêpes is made with highly-twisted yarns. Georgette's characteristic crinkly surface is created by alternating S- and Z-twist yarns in both warp and weft.  Georgette is made in solid colors or prints, and is used for blouses, dresses, evening gowns, and trimmings.  It is springier and less lustrous than the closely-related chiffon  

Sat., July 22:  "I went over to Clara's for awhile.  Then to Plumlee's till H. was done work.  In the eve. we went to town.  Herman came down in eve."

1 comment:

  1. The car in the photo is in fact a 1937 Terraplane convertible, model 72.