Joe and Billy Fight

June 18th, 1941, Frances, the new girl, eats lunch with Ernie and me now.  She’s only 17 and very young.  Gets tired soon and tell us too.  Not like I used to keep it to myself.  Ed. came up and told me, after all Chet. M.’s studying he didn’t pass his recent physical.  I drove…

Your Xs Are Too Small

June 14, 1941, Last night I didn’t fall asleep until almost 3:00.  Guess my mind wandered about Alabama too much.  Ernie and I shopped in the afternoon, then she went home to VT.  I came home and was busy intending to stay home.  Edmund came up about 7:30 while I was washing dishes.  He took…

Rendezvous of Dreams

June 12, 1941, After work I had a bite to eat at The Moonlight and went to Henrettea’s for my permanent wave.  She talked a steady stream and told me about her wedding and a lot of things a single girl doesn’t know.  Marriage is certainly no hay ride but every girl thinks her’s will…

Garrulous Tonge

Babu writes (prepare to chuckle, if you are anything like me): June 11, 1941, Had a letter and some pictures from Jakey.  I told myself to keep quiet about any plans to go South because they may not formulate, but I still talk.  Why do I have such a garrulous tongue?  Went to choir rehearsal…

A few in between the letters

June 8, 1941, Saw Ernie off to Vt on the train and checked up on how much and long it would take to go to Alabama.  Spent all afternoon looking for a white dress and finally bought one.  Came home all tired out and got dressed for tennis.  Nat’s brother, John, came at 5:30 but…

“Flaming Blonde”

In the last post the passage Babu wrote in her journal on June 4th mentioned that she got a letter from Jakey asking her to come down. Here is the passage: June 4, 1941, Jakey had a perfect announcement of his solo flight in the paper tonight.  John Bartula came up tonight and asked me…

Dodo No More

May 29, 1941, Had another letter from Jakey.  This one was a happy one.  He wrote that he had soloed Tuesday.  His mother and I went to Matilda Showyra’s shower.  I had a grand time.  Edmund came and after I had a few numbers and a few drinks and he had more, we got pretty…

Dodo

Sometimes it takes me a while to realize things. When I first read that Jake and the new recruits were called “dodos” I took it as just a name for a dummy. The full extent of the knowledge hit me when I was watching, of all movies, Shadow in the Clouds. People…the Dodo was a…

He’ll be dizzy and she won’t throw things.

May 28, 1941, When I get home and don’t have a letter from Peach, I feel like throwing things.  I had one, however, today.  Helped Mom a little in putting up the hem on my new dress and then went to rehearsal.  Chet and Ed called me at the office today.  At rehearsal Spike asked…

Jake Gets the News

May 24, 1941, I had no plans for this evening.  Was taking a bath when Ed came up.  He asked me to go to a show.  We went to Hartford and saw Count Bernie Vici and his show and a picture “Redhead.”  We stopped for ice cream and Ed brought me out a box full…

3/11/18

Happy Birthday, Babu! Thursday was Babu’s birthday. I have been thinking all month about some sort of special post mark the occasion. I could not think of anything nor did I post anything. In fact, I was quite blue. It was a combination of things and this anniversary and… A friend of mine said “Celebrate…