Responsibility. And what comes with it.

In September, we read about Babu’s new hashtag life goals.

Saturday, September 23rd, 1939

Consulted Mother today about my paying board and managing on my own pay.  I think I will.

Wednesday, September 27th, 1939

It’s so cold, rainy, and miserable out today. I can get no answer out of mother about what board I should pay her so I suppose the old procedure will go on.  She remains silent on the subject.

Babu’s mother finally gave her an answer in October:

Monday, October 2nd, 1939

I forgot to mention Saturday that I’m managing my own salary.  Mom and Dad thought it over, I guess and decided to let me try.  I am to pay them $5.00 a week.

With great power…

comes great responsibility.


I’m sorry but I just could not help myself. So how does Babu handle this power?

Thursday, October 19th, 1939

This noon I bought a pair of alligator shoes, paying $80.75 for them.  No doubt I’ll never get another pair of shoes at that price.  

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Wow, Babu! I keep finding vintage ads and they are selling the shoes for around six or seven dollars.  I can’t imagine what shoes she’s buying for that price.  What gives me that feeling?

Sunday, October 29th, 1939

Wore my fur coat and new accessories to church and was complimented.

She did always look on fleek, though!

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Kelly MacKay says:

    $20 a month, REALLY?

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    1. Haha. Well it had to be cheap so she could afford those alligator shoes!


  2. She had fantastic taste!

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  3. alexankarr1 says:

    Eighty bucks in 1939! I guess that proves she was excellent at managing money. I don’t know about dollars, but I tried it in a UK calculator: £80 in 1939 would be £5117 now…. I don’t know how accurate that is. Maybe she put the decimal point in the wrong place!

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    1. I don’t think so, because she says she’d never pay that price again. And I’m a little skeptical at how well she managed money at the start because her parents were holding onto her pay for her until now. Oh, Babu! 😉

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      1. alexankarr1 says:

        But OTOH, fantastic shoes!

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