Friday, March 29, 2013

Bessie Carter Ranney's 1929 Diary - Week 12, March 24-30

(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, 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

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."

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