July, 1939

So, the other day, I believe this was actually as far back as last Tuesday, I really wanted to get back to the meat of this blog.  The transcribing and retelling of Babu’s life.  I took a gander at the last month’s worth of transcriptions – June 1939 – and I realized something was wrong. …

Dog Days Mondays: Boundaries

Hello!  Yes, I have been absent for a while.  Things, for the most part, have been excellent.  I’m loving my job and fully immersed and focused on it.  I will share more about that, but for now, I have a timely discussion about dogs and boundaries.   My dog is a “grumble.”  That’s what we…

Enveloped

Enveloped, first draft       9/28/17   The fog began as something deadly, The kind that tentacles reach out from, The kind a person could disappear into. This is the dense air that Morning Glories thrive in- Diffused light shields fragility, They happily shy away from their vibrancy.   On the highway we crawled our way forward,…

All About Jakey

You know, putting what I know aside, and looking only at the evidence from 1939 and before, I’m rooting for Jakey.  I mean, there was a time I was clearly on team Drobey and my heart melted with the way she began to feel for Johnny L., but she’s never called anyone “the love of…

June, 1939: Mostly About Johnny

I’ve already written a lot about June, 1939 in yesterday’s post.  It was a month full of late nights, dancing and dances, they are not always the same thing, driving around and parking, obviously very different things, and all the while she is working and living at home with her parents.  She admits to not…

April, May, and June, 1938: Babu Roars!

April, May, and June seem to be a wild time for Babu.  By June, Babu is doing more than burning the candles at both ends.  She’s thrown the candle right in the fire and she’s still going.  At first it was concerning and semed to be heading for a break down, it still might before…

Other Delightful Things in May, 1939

In May, 1939, she writes: There hasn’t been any rain all week. It’s wonderful. Only it’s such a grand night out and the love of my life is angry with me. Otherwise, he’d be up to see me. Let the record show that On May 5th, 1939, Babu called Jakey “the love of her life.” …

Dog Days Mondays: Stella and Babu

One thing I can say about all of the dogs I’ve brought into this house, and that’s two adopted and two fosters, they have all been great around Babu.  I think they know: that is a nonnegotiable if there ever was one.  That’s good, because the major concern must be Babu’s safety and well being….

Sharing is Caring, or is it?

This is what I’m musing about on a Sunday.  Sundays are “Sunday Share” days, as you know, and I will get to that next week because I have some love to share, don’t you worry.  But first, something has been bothering me.  It’s about the friendly way to share, and the, well, I don’t know…

May, 1939 The Story of Some Pictures

I have to admit, May, 1939 was much of the same as the month before.  I don’t know if it’s just me, but that makes it no less interesting!  And, in fact, I did have a mystery solved. I cannot believe I forgot to mention this when I wrote about April.  There have been some…

Thank a Special Ed Teacher <3

I can’t believe how much has changed for me in only a months time.  My whole world has suffered a seismic event and I ended up completely shifted after the dust all settled.  here’s the time line: Teaching in my home town for ten years. Classroom ELA teacher (6 years) Theatre teacher (4 years) Then…

April, 1939: Hitler and UFOs!

Yes, you read that title correctly.  And I am so excited for this passage for two reasons:  I hate talking about Hitler, especially in today’s climate (I THOUGHT MAYBE WE WERE MOSTLY PAST THIS!)  but I love when history explodes out of the pages of these 80 year old books.  It’s like, I know a…