Tag Archives: William Alvin Schwimley

March 24, 1919

Mon 24   Warmer   Mostly cloudy pleasant   we are both well   took breakfst at Delmar 25c   I took a walk to the pier then read Hawkeye  letters from Dave Nora Allie & Willard   he is slowly gaining but had the flu real bad   Harriet came from Los angeles AM & we took dinner at ywca  pd 90c for 3   I went to pike & got 12 picture folders for 1,00 & sent on to each Willard Mrs Lindsey Allie Roy Isabel Nora Maude Mrs Doc G Sylvia Dave & Mrs England   I went to PO & got 15 1c stamps & 5 2c stamps pd 25c   I got an Eve paper 2c   we took Supper at Delmar Cafe   I pd 75c for 3   I sat in the mens room & talkd till near 8 when I came to our room & wrote & read


February 27, 1919

Thursday February 27th 1919   Long Beach  Del Mar   A fine Sunny day  we all arose feeling well   3 took breakfst at Del Mar 50c for 3   Harriet dont breakfst   I bot a paper 3c   letter from Allie   we all 4 wrote to Leslie  2 girls & I took a walk to market Library & Chamber of Commerce   the girls Nora & Harriet registered   I bot 1 doz fine Navel oranges 15c  Warren Called at Hotel   we took dinner at Advent 1,60 paid   About 1-30 pm Warren came & took us 18 or 20 miles NW to Rodondo Beach & to moon stone beach   a cold high NW wind made it disagreeable & nothing new to see at the beach   I bot some pop corn & we looked for moon Stones & in our anxiety to find a moon stone we didnt pay attention to the high waves & they caught us all first & last & wet our feet real wet   I got a dry pair sox 25c & put them on with wet shoes   it helpd some   we rode back to Hotel more comfortable as we didnt face the wind   reachd hotel near 6   took supper at Del Mar   I pd 80c   this eve recd letter from Leslie in France with his picture   he is well & looks fine

January 23, 1919

Thurs January 23 1919   Cool & a cool misty rain & damp   I rested quite poorly last nite   ate a light breakfast & feel better after taking a walk down town & to the Bank & got a $20 bill changed & handed Mother $5 to give Nora   Allie went 20 miles to preach a funeral   Mother is packing our trunk & we expect to leave here at 6 this eve for Los angeles & Long Beach   after Supper went to the depot   Allie had roped our trunk & I paid 50c for taking to Depot & chekt to Long Beach Calif   I bot a Sleeper ticket for Long Beach Calif   pd 2,25   we bade Nora Allie & Don goodbye   we had nearly 4 wks good visit  many fine rides  all long to be remembered  good bye Dear Nora

January 22, 1919

Wed 22   A fine Sunny day   rested better last nite   I walke around a little & talked with an old Scotch man trying to Kill bermuda grass   PM we took long rides thru wood bridge [Woodbridge, CA]  & saw the biggest fig tree & a large live oak & got some Acorns & a large buckeye & got a buckeye  went to Williams where Allie got grapes & went to Merrils 2 families  had a fine ride  nice country & nice people  home at sundown

January 20, 1919

Mon 20   clear & looks fine & warm   in the morn it raind all last nite & clouded over & raind at 11 to day & looks rainy   we recd the Washington Democrat   Allie went to Stockton   back by Noon  when it rained a little saw many oranges on the trees & on the ground blown off by last nites wind   the first wind we have had since coming here   we all 5 went & spent the Eve at Mr Ruff’s & past a very pleasant social time with Graphaphone music

January 14, 1919

Tues 14   Cool & Cloudy foggy in the morn   Nora & Allie washed & mother made Noodles for dinner   I sat around & read all the am   California & 4 other States ratified the prohibition amendment making 29 rattified  only 7 more to make us bone dry   see hurrah   after dinner I went to Stockton 14 mi with Allie on auto business   had a fine ride   went to the top of a 12 story bdg & had a fine view of the city and Mormon Channel   tide water from San Joaquin   river boats come to Stockton  I got a waffle iron & a pancake griddle for Nora  pd $3,75   home at dusk   Mother recd a letter from Mrs Joe England   I was taken by Police to hdqrs & told to buy & wear a mask in Stockton which order I complied with    order for all to wear masks in Stockton    a boy selling masks followed me up & grinned his satisfaction when I pd him 10c for one

January 11, 1919

Saturday Jany 11   very fine day   Allie pd our rooms & we took breakfast with the colord woman & I pd 1,00   She only chargd 90c   I ate oatmeal  we start for Sanfrancisco   very fine roads & beautiful Country & Scenery  went to Cliff house & Saw Seals & goldengate   waves were loud & running high along the Beach   enjoyed etc   had our pictures taken   12 for 1,00  4 of us & I got 25 cards for 25c   went thru presidio & drove on to the ferry at Oakland pier  at eleven oclock Allie drove the car on the ferry & we were Soon on our way   6 miles acros to Oakland & in the bay we met other large Side wheeld ferry boats & all Sizes & Shapes of water craft & many Seagulls   a half hour is the time for the 6 miles   we drove around a little & filled up with gasoline   20 ½ per gal & I proposed we find a caffateria for dinner   we soon found it & got an excellent dinner & enjoyed it   warm biscuit butter coffee sausage blackberry pie & whipt cream potatos & turnips   I pd the bill 2,09 & we were Soon on our way South thru fruitvale Dublin Tracy & Stockton & reachd Lodi at Sunset   I brot the boys 50c cream candy   after resting Allie went to town & got me a box Doans Kidney pills without cost   after a good Supper we visited awhile read letters from Leslie in france & from Roy [&] Ollie   I recd pension chk $120,00  Div [dividend] Keota Bank $30 & have $46 cash $200 draft  & feel well fixt for funds