Sunday Share: Haiku Challenge

Ronovan Writes has an amazing site full of poetry, fiction, and challenges for others! Today concludes this week long Haiku challenge: Haiku Challenge: Twist and Shout The Guidelines are simple. Take the two words and write a Haiku. I use Haiku in English as my style, which is 5 syllables for the first line, 7…

December Lovin’ or Nah

I. Just. Don’t. Get. It.  On Saturday, December 4th she tells Johnny L. she loves him and I don’t think she has ever said it to any other boy before. Saturday, December 4th, 1937 Saw “Nothing Sacred” and “Adventurous Blonde.”  Ernie and I shopped but didn’t buy anything.  My voice is going an account of…

December, 1937

1937, still moving into a new home, an alumni game which steals her voice, a bad case of laryngitis, a trolley ride with Ray Balut and Jackie Stefanik, Benny is going to the Rose Bowl, supposedly, finally a cozy home and steam heat, shopping for bedroom slippers, white sweaters, sport coats on sale, and portraits,…

Sto Lat!

Saturday was Babu’s 99th Birthday!  Her children are all here from corners of the country and she is thriving.  I love to see her reactions this time of year. Just look at how she is looking at that cake! The handsome man lighting the candles is my husband, Adam, and I’m in the stars and…

Writing Wednesday #4: It Takes a Graveyard to Raise a Child

There be spoilers. That is the belief which fuels the novel The Graveyard Book written by Neil Gaiman.  It takes a graveyard to raise a child.  An orphaned boy evades an untimely death when he wanders into a graveyard, and away from the murderous war path of a cold and precise hitman, and is taken…

The Stages of Getting Over a Crush

You write and he doesn’t write back. You say – if he doesn’t write back, you’ll write again. You see him in everything. Tuesday, October 5th, 1937 Stella Liana is home from her visit to Poland.  Mom and Dad were up yesterday and brought back some gifts from Godmother.  Expect mail every day and hope…

November, 1937

Guess what?!?!  Babu’s parents find out that the rent in their new place will be raised and they move, again.  Why is that so exciting?  Because they move in here.  So I know that this move is the last move her parents will make in their very long lives.  It’s not the last move Babu…

Sunday Share: Visual, Please?

I like to follow as many visual artists and their blogs as possible because sometimes I am too bogged down in words, words, words.  This blog from creartfuldodger showcases spectacular artwork in one of may favorite forms, collage.  Check it out! I liked this post in particular as it reminded me of my post Hindenburg…

Ch-ch-ch- Changes

As I’m progressing through transcribing the fourth year, I’ve observed some things that have changed in the last almost four years.   “Drobey” has become “Drobe” and she never calls him “Caveman” anymore.  In fact, she talks less and less about him.  She seems clear now on how she feels about him.  She is not…

In Honor of Milton Adams

I hope you have never had the experience of pulling up to a familiar place, your home, your work, or a friends house, and seeing the immediate signs that something wrong has happened.  There is nothing worse then that sinking feeling.  In October, 1937, Babu writes: Monday, October 18th, 1937 This morning Jaime gave me…

Who is Johnny Krol?

Johnny Krol is a reoccurring character we haven’t talked much about yet which is a surprise because I love reading about her.  Don’t get her confused with Johnny Lech – especially in the upcoming posts as Johnny L. is going to take a larger role.  No, I’m talking about Johnny Krol.  She has been friends…

Writing Wednesday #3: Love/Hate

I love Nonfiction books about writing – especially those written by Stephen King Fiction books whose protagonist is a writer – especially those written by Stephen King Self Help books for writers; i.e., books of prompts, inspirations, How to Get Published for Dummies, (I actually own that one,) and, especially, The Writer’s Market Quotes about…