(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 writer is Bessie Carter Ranney, my great-grandmother. She was 46 at the time of this writing.|
|Luther Boardman Ranney, my great-grandfather. He was 59 at the time of this writing.|
|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.|
|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, March 24, 1929: "Girls & I went to Sun. School. Ethel went with Lucille. Alice & I went to State St. Christian Church to the Dedication. After church we all went to Viella's for dinner. Came home in time for Vespers then Alice & Luther & I went to Church in the evening."
Monday, March 25, 1929: "Washed in the forenoon. Alice went to the Library to work on her theme but couldn't find material so the girls & I went to San Bernardino to the Library in the afternoon. Stayed at Woessner's in the evening."
Tuesday, March 26, 1929: "The girls and I left at 9 o'clock on a real estate trip to Capistrano Beach. Found things moving nicely there. St. lights in, some curbing & side walks. 6 new houses. We had a pleasant day & home a little after 7."
Wednesday, March 27, 1929: "Ironed & Viella & her girls came to an early dinner then we all went to San Bernardino & shopped all afternoon. Had a good time. Found an invitation when we got home to visit Laura next day."
|E Street, San Bernardino, California, 1920's, courtesy of http://www.ci.san-bernardino.ca.us/about/history/history_of_san_bernardino_%28short_version%29.asp|
Thursday, March 28, 1929: "Laura came for us at 10:30. Had a good visit with Laura's aunt, Mrs. Munson. After dinner we went to San Bernardino again. Got back to Highland a little after 6. Luther was there to bring us home."
Friday, March 29, 1929: "Girls and I went to town & stayed until afternoon. Took care of Chas. an hr. and a half. Went to Bruce's in the eve. but so late they were all in bed but Bruce."
Saturday, March 30, 1929: "Ethel & I went up town awhile. Mrs. Munson came at 11 o'clock. Laura Dodson came about 4 o'clock & we went over to San Bernardino & she brought us home about 7 o'clock. Luther worked with some bees & got stung quite a bit."