|The writer is Bessie Carter Ranney, my great-grandmother.|
|Luther Boardman Ranney, my great-grandfather|
|Ethel, my grandmother|
|Viella Crites Hesser, wife of Luther's first cousin|
Monday, January 7, 1929: "Did up work and baked pies, cookies & cake. Chas. was here a couple of hrs. with Jack. A busy time. Lucille was here in the evening and the girls had a fine time playing with Jack."
Tuesday, January 8, 1929: "Chas. was here awhile and had them both to look after. Ironed & Mrs. Weaver came up about 1 o'clock & was here about an hour. About 3 o'clock Viella Hesser was here a little while. Jack went back to his grandmother's at 4. We miss him. Went to Woessners at 7 and stayed until midnight."
Wednesday, January 9, 1929: "Alice and I took Luther to Henske's to work then took Kenneth to U. of R. Girls went to school & I hurried up with the work and left at 9:50 for H. Miss. meeting then Aid meeting. Stayed at Church for dinner, went up town & put $75 in the bank. Got my hair cut etc. then went back to the F. Miss. meeting. Then to library & met the girls. Went back to the Y.W.C.A. & heard Mrs. Sherwood Eddy speak followed by nice social hr. & tea. Alice did meet us & took Mrs. Coe home. Came home & had supper then went with Ethel to the library. Took Kenneth to Pearson's as usual."
Thursday, January 10, 1929: "Went to Mrs. Lingle's and sorted quilt pieces while she cut blocks. Alice and I went to Missionary Study supper & class, Mr. Ewart talked on the religion of Mohammed & Mr. Kingman gave pictures & talk on India. After we came home, stayed at Woessner's until 12:30, Ethel & Lucille stayed until we got there & Lucille stayed here all night."
Friday, January 11, 1929: "Cleaned up house and made fried cakes. Went to Mrs. McIntosh's at 12:15 to wash dinner dishes while the family took Young Mr. Mc. to San B. to train. Went from there at 2 o'clock to Mrs. Lingle's. Mrs. Garretson came and we worked on quilt blocks again. After supper Alice and I went to Community Sing. Ethel went also but with the girls. K. went to practice for De Molay play."
Saturday, January 12, 1929: "Alice & I went with Luther to Max Hentske where he is working. Bro't car home, then at 8:30 took K. to San Bernardino where he is taking West Point exam. Came home & did up a lot of work. Went back at 2 o'clock to S.B. for K. Not ready until 4 so went up town then missed him. Got to Brookside Ave. & car gave out. Boy helped us but not home until nearly 6. Mrs. Pence mother and Lucille here for supper. Had a real nice visit. Ethel & Lucille went away until 10 in evening. Kenneth got home at 6:15, walked & caught a ride at 6:45 went to Hanson's and stayed until 2 A.M."