Friday, April 19, 2013

Bessie Carter Ranney's 1929 Diary - Week 15, April 14-20

(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 46 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.
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, April 14, 1929:  "The girls & I went to Sun. S & rode around Smiley Heights awhile afterwards.  Had dinner then Carly took the girls for a long ride, weren't home until after 6.  Luther & I went out to Pete Engelland's & back to Vespers.  Had to stay at Woessner's in the eve."

Monday, April 15, 1929:  "Washed & cleaned wood work & floor in Kenneth's room.  Got 2 cards & 3 letters from K. in the forenoon.  Alice & I went up town when L. got home from work."

Tuesday, April 16, 1929:  "Varnished K. bedroom floor, & ironed then went to Mrs. Garretson's & quilted until nearly 5.  Stayed at home & made quilt blocks in the eve.  Ethel went to Elsie's with Carley."

Wednesday, April 17, 1929:  "Painted K. bed, chair & table & mowed lawn.  Got first letter from K. after he reached the mine.  Went down to Mrs. Garretson's about 11 to quilt.  Mrs. McLaury & I were there for lunch.  Went up town & met Alice took her to Dr. Campbell for glasses & made date with Dr. Hawkins for treatment for her tonight.  Freda & Lucille were here for supper."

Thursday, April 18, 1929:  "A rainy day.  I went up to Mrs. Raley's to a luncheon, we had a lovely time and a good visit.  Took Alice up to Dr. Hawkins at 4:30 and he examined her.  Found her lungs all right but blood pressure high & nerves bad."

Friday, April 19, 1929:  "Luther went to work at noon. I went down to Mrs. Garretson's & helped finish the quilt.  Called on Mrs. Dickerson on the way home.  Luther, Alice & I went to the Community Sing in the evening."

Saturday, April 20, 1929:  "Got the car & the girls and I went to San Bernardino.  Saw Mrs. McKinney Moran and her mother there and they were coming home with us but we missed them so came home & had lunch then went to Nora's but Mrs. Mc.K. & mother came & called up so we came home.  They were here for supper.  Flo has a new car."

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