(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 31, 1929: "The girls and I went to Sun. School & Church in the morning then we went to Dodson's at Highland. Alice was sick with indigestion so she didn't have much fun. Went over to Woessner's a few min. in the eve. but mostly read Alice's book to her."
Monday, April 1, 1929: "Alice was sick so had Dr. Mock to see her. Went up town & got some medicine for her. Read her book to her in the afternoon. Stayed at Woessner's in the eve."
Tuesday, April 2, 1929: "Alice better so she went to school. After Luther came home Alice & went up town. Sec. meeting at Mrs. Garretson's so I was up there all day. Came home to find Kenneth sick with a cold."
Wednesday, April 3, 1929: "Kenneth stayed home from school. I washed & cleaned up stairs. Kenneth helped me."
Thursday, April 4, 1929: "Rained hard so Luther couldn't work. He took the children to school and went after them at night. I fixed clothes up all day after the ironing was done."
Friday, April 5, 1929: "Rained again part of the day. When school was out Alice & I went up town and after supper Kenneth, Alice & I went to West Coast to show at San Bernardino."
Saturday, April 6, 1929: "Felt awfully blue as Kenneth wants to go work in the mines in Nevada. The children & I went to San Bernardino in the afternoon & go Kenneth an overcoat & Alice a spring coat. Got home about 6. Ethel went to show with her friends. Alice & I stayed at Woessners awhile in evening."