Friday, April 6, 2012

Grandma's 1934 Diary, Weeks 4 and 5

(To read entries from my maternal grandmother's 1933 and 1934 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 Mary Viella Crites Hesser, 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 husband.

Kenneth's (soon-to-be-ex) wife is also named Alice; her maiden name is unknown.

Sunday, January 21:  "I went to Sunday School.  Met Hazel there.  Saw Plumlees, Trowbridges & kids at Millers.  Livengoods & Garrisons visited here.  I went to L.A. with Elsie & Hazel & Joe."

Monday, January 22:  "Came home from L.A.  Got home about 2 pm.  Dad made up his day on the C.W.A.  Seems good to have Hazel back again."

Tuesday, January 23:  "I went to school.  Mama & Kenneth went to Berdo.  Came after me at noon.  I saw Hazel in the evening."

Wednesday, January 24:  "I went to school.  Dad pruned at home."

Thursday, January 25:  "I went to school.  Dad pruned.  Mama washed."

Friday, January 26:  "I went to school."

Saturday, January 27:  "Mama got her corn money.  We went to San Berdo.  Mama & I got a pair of shoes.  We ate dinner there.  Hazel & I went to town in the evening."

Sunday, January 28:  "I went over to Plumlees.  Got Hazel & he had dinner with us.  We went to the ball game in the afternoon  We made some candy in the evening."

Monday, January 29:  "Kenneth went to school with me.  I don't think it will last long.  We went to Yucaipa in the evening & had a flat tire."

Tuesday, January 30:  "I went to school & Kenneth went too.  Dad worked on the C.W.A.  Kenneth didn't come home on the bus.  Hazel & I went to the parade in Redlands."

Wednesday, January 31:  "I went to school.  Dad worked on the C.W.A.  We got our pork today.  Got a telegram from Kenneth wanting $15."

Thursday, February 1:  "I went to school, mama went with me.  Came home about 2.  Mama & I went to Hessers.  I went over to Plumlees saw Hazel."

Friday, February 2:  "I went to school.  Got another telegram from Kenneth.  Mama is getting ready to go up to Alices."
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 Saturday, February 3:  "We got up to Alices about 11:30.  In the evening, we went to the show in Lancaster.  We slept in Munz's part of the house."

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