Evading the Wool Suit is Easy if I’m Dreaming, or Writing

My life post teaching career has shifted incrementally but consistently since the big change.  I’m not sure if it’s like aftershocks or more like when something settles back down after really being tossed around.  It’s been exactly a year.  Today is the last day of school and I never went back once, not to visit…

November, 1938

I’m still looking for dates! Give me a date that’s important to you and I’ll tell you what was happening on that day somewhere between 1934-1938. (Post coming soon.  The more that participate the more fun it will be.)   November, 1938 was a snowy month and Babu, ever so innocently, remarks how she was…

Sunday Share: Wonderful Nonfiction!

Here is today’s Sunday Share and it really is a great one.  For some reason, it really got me in the feels.  Check it out: The Connecticut Nobody On the home page, Hannah writes: I’m sometimes told by poop-heads that these memories aren’t worth anything and they don’t matter because they’re in the past. Those…

Writing Wednesdays: No Man’s Land

There is a sweet spot, a perfect place I like to be with my writing.  There is also the wet cement place.  The place of nothing but frustration and obligation. Where am I right now?  Smack in the middle of the two.   My paradise as a writer is new creation.  Writing the outline.  Talking…

Sunday Share: Ocean

From the blog Here I Am is a poem I have read several times and will read a few more.  And I will enjoy it more every time.  If there are many more poems like this on this blog I may never get any work done.  Please check it out. Ocean Listen here,   I…

Don’t be a wall flower!

Before I begin to spill on all the juicy gossip of November, 1938, I want to encourage you to leave a comment with a date important to you so you can find out what happened on that day in 1934, 35, 36, 37 or 38. Don’t be a wall flower! Blogging interaction is as fun…

On this date in 193…

This is something I always do: Today, 83 years ago in 1934, the first of Babu’s journals, that I know of anyway… Babu got her “longed for shirt and slacks.” On my birthday 46 years before was I born, in 1937, Babu: Stopped in at the social and pretty soon some boys came along and…

A Note on Caretaking

With my husband working non-stop and traveling, I’ve been holding down the fort by myself.  In truth Babu, Cort, and I have been holding down the fort.  It’s usually rare thing for him to travel, suddenly that’s all he’s doing. And I’ve been wracked with guilt.  I keep telling myself I’ll sit with her through…

Writing Wednesdays: All The Feels

Distractions!  Flowers and kittens and my dog and funny hats and clown noses.  Whatever it takes.  I’m not talking about distractions from my writing time, all I need is my phone for that.  I’m talking about distracting Babu from things that upset her.  This is more important than making her happy, it’s keeping her healthy. …

Excerpts October, 1938

There is a lot going on in these excerpts.  There are three Halloween happenings, the Nee Wah initiation – just the girls –  a cancelled party that turns into a night out with Jakey, and a dinner in the cemetery with Johnny. There are two boys, wait, three boys.  We cant forget Depathy.  He makes…

Dog Days Mondays: I think I Might be a Little Obsessed

It has, honestly, been over a week since I actually wrote the last “Dog Days Mondays” post.  Cort isn’t acting a lot better, but I am.  Which means he actually is.  A lot of his behavior I was misreading.  He was trying to communicate with me.  Now that I’m listening better we are all doing…

Sunday Share: Voices of Ancestors

Voices of Ancestors has an amazing blog similar to mine.  She has something my blog doesn’t have, however.  Her information goes generations back.  It’s amazing to read.  Humbling really.  Sherry E. Rier wrote a Memorial Day Post, (I did not, shame on me) and it is very bittersweet.  Please check out this wonderful blog. Memorial…