I don’t know what is so adorable about reading about her sitting in the rumble seat of some friend’s car.
NOTE: Neither of the above pictures are Babu’s. I found them on Pinterest. A whole board of rumble seat images! Oh my! I haven’t found one of Babu in the rumble yet, but I might.
But it is nostalgic, historic almost. And the way she writes about her times driving around with a bunch of friends, too many to legally fit in the car sometimes, riding in the back even when it was cold. Oh I don’t know what it is but I love it.
Here is what she has to say about the experience:
Friday July 26th, 1935
Willy didn’t come after all. I didn’t think she would because it was a cool day. Edna and I went to the swimming pool. I went in but Edna sat out. Coming back we met Max Sliva and he gave us a ride in his brother-in-laws coupe. In the rumble seat. We took the corners on two wheels.
Thursday, December 30th, 1937
Waiting until 9:00 for Ernie, Jeb, and Harland and then started to get ready for bed. They came so I dressed again. Jeb has turned in his Pierce Arrow for a “Cord.” We went riding, four in the front seat. Too cold in the rumble. Ernie got her skates and I got mine. Harland and I skated for a while on the clear part on Bemis and took a tumble. Ate at the “Moonlight Inn.” They came into the house and wouldn’t leave until 2:00.
Sunday, April 3rd, 1938
Fixed my hair in the page boy style and curls in front. Nat and her brother came up and Zosh and I went riding in the rumble seat. It was so cold and windy that we cuddled up under the seat on the floor. Jaime came up but I sent him away. We girls went to see “I Met My Love Again” and “Under Suspicion.”
I did find these images in her collection:
Someone might be in the rumble here: