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 will have to stop coming so often. He’s getting both families mad!
I wondered at first why both families are mad. Are they mad because their children are getting nothing else done because they spend too much time goofing around and “watching the mail plane come in?” But they must not know about that. Is it because they do not approve of this pairing? Well, this may explain a bunch:
Tuesday, September 26th, 1939
I am learning my lesson. Daddy gave me a severe talking to tonight about my actions with Jacob. Mother saw us yesterday in front of the radio with our arms around each other. I think they are right about a girl keeping her place.
Oh my! Caught in the act. We have all been there. Those moments are seared into our adolescent memories. But, did Babu actually learn her lesson? I’d expect her to give some space to the relationship if that were true. Instead, as to be expected:
Instead of going to Nee Wah meeting, Jakey and I, Billy and Yvette, Frank and 2 other girls went bowling. Got home after ten.
That was the same day. Her lesson was over quick, I guess. And then also:
Thursday, September 28th, 1939
There is a “Harvest Moon.” We found a new spot overlooking the “Watershops.” It’s like a picture.
Ah well, young love. Am I right?