The Mystery of the Hidden Teeth

Two days ago I get up to get Babu’s breakfast ready and I notice something is off.  Her teeth are not in her overnight container.  This could be bad.  One of two things happens when the teeth are not where they are supposed to be: 1.  She slept with them in.  This is rare because…

Watershops is Just a Picture!

In yesterday’s post I shared a passage where Babu speaks of going to “Watershops” with Jakey. Thursday, September 28th, 1939 There is a “Harvest Moon.” We found a new spot overlooking the “Watershops.” It’s like a picture. That was a familiar jolt to me.  You see, Babu grew up in Chicopee and I grew up…

Just the Right Amount of Sweet Part Two

September was so sweet, it needed a two part series.  Since I alluded to this in yesterday’s post, I will say, that I’m glad there is a little drama to spice up all this sweetness!  Yesterday we read about some trouble with how often Jakey and Babu spend time together: Monday, September 25th, 1939 Jakey…

Just the Right Amount of Sweet

I tend to be a bit cynical of love.  Oh I believe in it.  I guess I take it for granted considering that I truly found my one, my “Peaches,” long ago and thankfully he loves me back and we both decided we were keeping each other.  Forever.  So, now I have time to focus…

Not Until Marriage

There’s been some talk in these pages that I’ve left out.  It’s talk like this: Thursday, September 7th, 1939 Jakey was certainly in a love-ly mood. Couldn’t get enough. Only for a while he put the lights out and I asked for them back. Now, I am not here to dish on the juicy details…

Theme for 2018!

Happy start to 2018.  This is going to be a year of healing, self care, and creative growth.  It’s going to be a year of peace and hard work.  This year is going to feel good. Again, I am starting a post with another post that was inspirational to me.  This comes from Monte Celia…

New Year’s Eve Vintage Photos: 19…?

It was very rare for Babu to not have marked this pack of her pictures with detailed and precise information.  Maybe these were Jake’s pictures and not hers?  Whatever the case, I don’t need to be told what day this is as this is clearly a New Year’s celebration.  But what year?? I’m thinking that…

Images: August, 1939

  Sunday, August 6th, 1939 It dawned a hot, glorious day, and after church, Ernie, Billy, Jakey, and I started for Westerly. Jimmy’s girl was still sleeping so we went without them. We spent all day in the sun, slapping sun lotion all over ourselves. I don’t think this business of showing Jakey I like…

August, 1939: Don’t Judge a Month Before It’s Over

When I began reading August, 1939, I panicked a little.  Babu was down on Jakey and I worried that this blooming relationship wouldn’t really be the fairytale I always heard it to be.  Maybe, in fact, I never heard it that way, but added my own spin on it.  I reflected a lot about the…

Memory, Records, and Truth

I just read a wonderful post that explains why I fall so easily into the cliche of being more reflective this time of year. In this post The Beauty Along the Road writes: Liminal Space Posted on December 23, 2017 by Beauty Along the Road One of my favorite things to do in the liminal…

All The Best Intentions…

For the last two days I have been working on a post that seems too big for one post and too big for only two or three days worth of processing and reflecting.  It is about, well, mostly about, or maybe only a little bit about, “Jakey.”   I have been processing something about “Jakey”…

Happy Holidays! (I’m Trying.)

Wow.  I have been away from this blog for so very long.  It’s true.  It’s also true that I think about this blog every day.  But, eh, life.  I have to admit, I was nervous to start typing and posting again.  But, as it usually happens, once I began, it all melted away. Babu, myself,…