Friday, February 1, 2013

Bessie Carter Ranney's 1929 Diary - Week 4, January 27 - February 2

(To read entries from my maternal great-grandmother's 1929 diary, please click on the tab "Posts by Topic" and then go to the topic "California." All posts are listed there.)
  
The Players:

The writer is Bessie Carter Ranney, my great-grandmother.  She was 45 at the time of this writing.
Her husband:
Luther Boardman Ranney, my great-grandfather.  He was 59 at the time of this writing.
 Her children:
Kenneth.  He was 20 at the time of this writing.
Alice.  She was 18 at the time of this writing.
Ethel, my grandmother.  She was 16 at the time of this writing.
  Extras:
Viella Crites Hesser, wife of Luther's first cousin, Otho Hesser

Jonathan Elisha "Uncle Jon't" Hesser & his wife, Sarah Catherine "Aunt Kate" Hall Hesser, Luther's uncle and aunt and Otho's parents.

Sunday, January 27, 1929:  "The girls & I went to Church & Sun. School.  Had several cages of canary birds at Church.  In the afternoon we drove over to Laura Dodson's.  Came back & went to Vespers.  After supper Luther & the girls went to Church & I stayed at W's until nearly 11 o'clock."

  Monday, January 28, 1929:  "Worked at home until 2 o'clock then stayed with Charles until nearly 6.  Went back in the evening and stayed until nearly midnight."

  Tuesday, January 29, 1929:  "Ironed & finished my brown dress & did some fixing of petticoats.  Alice and I went up town after Luther came home from work.  Stayed home in the eve." 

  Wednesday, January 30, 1929:  "Cleaned up K's room.  Luther came home at noon.  Went with him to E. Highlands & to Bruce's in the afternoon.  Got the children from school.  Ethel went to the show with Lucille in the eve. & stayed at Pence's all night."

  Thursday, January 31, 1929:  "Luther helped Bruce trim up pepper trees & I spent the day with Nora.  Came home and Lucille was here for supper.  Alice & went to Mission Study class in the evening."

  Friday, February 1, 1929:  "Rained & L. didn't work.  Worked on Ethel's green checked dress.  Went along afer the children in the afternoon.  Alice and Kenneth went to the show.  Ethel went to Lucille's."

  Saturday, February 2, 1929:  "Worked in the forenoon.  The girls & I went with Luther to East Highlands at noon.  Ethel went with Lucille to San Bernardino & was gone until 10 P.M.  We went up & did some trading in the afternoon.  Stayed at Woessener's in the evening."

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