All About Jakey

You know, putting what I know aside, and looking only at the evidence from 1939 and before, I’m rooting for Jakey.  I mean, there was a time I was clearly on team Drobey and my heart melted with the way she began to feel for Johnny L., but she’s never called anyone “the love of…

June, 1939: Mostly About Johnny

I’ve already written a lot about June, 1939 in yesterday’s post.  It was a month full of late nights, dancing and dances, they are not always the same thing, driving around and parking, obviously very different things, and all the while she is working and living at home with her parents.  She admits to not…

April, May, and June, 1938: Babu Roars!

April, May, and June seem to be a wild time for Babu.  By June, Babu is doing more than burning the candles at both ends.  She’s thrown the candle right in the fire and she’s still going.  At first it was concerning and semed to be heading for a break down, it still might before…

Other Delightful Things in May, 1939

In May, 1939, she writes: There hasn’t been any rain all week. It’s wonderful. Only it’s such a grand night out and the love of my life is angry with me. Otherwise, he’d be up to see me. Let the record show that On May 5th, 1939, Babu called Jakey “the love of her life.” …

May, 1939 The Story of Some Pictures

I have to admit, May, 1939 was much of the same as the month before.  I don’t know if it’s just me, but that makes it no less interesting!  And, in fact, I did have a mystery solved. I cannot believe I forgot to mention this when I wrote about April.  There have been some…

April, 1939: Hitler and UFOs!

Yes, you read that title correctly.  And I am so excited for this passage for two reasons:  I hate talking about Hitler, especially in today’s climate (I THOUGHT MAYBE WE WERE MOSTLY PAST THIS!)  but I love when history explodes out of the pages of these 80 year old books.  It’s like, I know a…

April, 1939: How Do You Know?

Hi!  It’s been a while and I am so happy to be back.  Back writing, back posting, back sharing, and back in time!  Here is April, 1939: One theme in her pages this month was how to know if she was in love or not.  Johnny sees her with Jake and she doesn’t say hi…

A Life Less Lived?

In yesterday’s post I thought I could just show you what Babu wrote in March and let it speak for itself but I cannot.  I am brimming with feeling about it.  Mostly, I am so frustrated with Babu.  It’s easy to judge, it’s easy to judge.  I know.  But I do not think this woman…

March, 1939

This month, I do not wish to be the intermediary.  When something is perfect the way it is, you leave it alone.  So, ladies and gentlemen, I give you…Babu, March, 1939. Wednesday, March 1st, 1939 Weight only 112 now. Wonder what is keeping me down. Perhaps our tap dancing. We went tonight for a change….