Excerpts April, 1937

To be completely cliche- these excerpts are the good, the bad, and the ugly of April, 1937.  It seemed appropriate because this month was such a mix of highs and lows. In romance: The Good: Monday, April 12th, 1937 Didn’t go home after school.  Ernie and I went to the show and saw Bette Davis…

It’s a Thin Line

I haven’t shared much in the way of passages lately with Babu.  In the way of excuses I have:  I began the year with a pretty bad cold and wasn’t putting my germy laptop in front of Babu, then the first day I went to share the computer battery died, then I’ve been working a…

Also April, 1937

April saw the resolution of one conflict but another one, this time at home, reared an ugly head.  There was always tension between Babu and her parents and the landlady. Here’s an example from December, 1936: Johnny Olbryck’s mother is a meany.  She won’t let us have steam heat.  Says she needs an even temperature…

April, 1937

In April, 1937, she has just turned 19, is in college to be a secretary, has best friends Ernie and Zosh. Sometimes I do that to center myself because as we speak I am down stairs with her “doing breakfast” and she is 98, has had four kids, needs help with making food, unlacing her…