Szot Park Fountain

Szot Park is something I’ve always taken for granted.  It’s been here since I moved to Chicopee.  I can see it from my back porch.  But it wasn’t always there.  In a Masslive.com article this information is shared: Szot Park opened with dedication ceremonies on Oct. 14, 1939. The dedication included the unveiling of a…

I’ve Been Holding Out on You. (The World’s Fair, 1939)

Yes, October, 1939.  I have been holding out on you.  Kinda, but not really.  Yea, not really.  I began as super excited.  I had seen, not really peeked, a picture here, a word there… Babu went to the World’s Fair! So exciting.  I wanted to read all about it.  What did she think of the…

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…

October, 1939

Sunday, October 1st, 1939 Johnny Krol came home with me after church. Jake and Edmund told me to dress in a hurry so we could start for Amsterdam, New York. He (Ed) borrowed a convertible coupe Oldsmobile and we started off in style. Got there at 3:30. Had a good time at Paul and Ann…

Just the Right Amount of Sweet Part Two

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…

Just the Right Amount of Sweet

I tend to be a bit cynical of love.  Oh I believe in it.  I guess I take it for granted considering that I truly found my one, my “Peaches,” long ago and thankfully he loves me back and we both decided we were keeping each other.  Forever.  So, now I have time to focus…

Not Until Marriage

There’s been some talk in these pages that I’ve left out.  It’s talk like this: Thursday, September 7th, 1939 Jakey was certainly in a love-ly mood. Couldn’t get enough. Only for a while he put the lights out and I asked for them back. Now, I am not here to dish on the juicy details…

Images: August, 1939

  Sunday, August 6th, 1939 It dawned a hot, glorious day, and after church, Ernie, Billy, Jakey, and I started for Westerly. Jimmy’s girl was still sleeping so we went without them. We spent all day in the sun, slapping sun lotion all over ourselves. I don’t think this business of showing Jakey I like…

August, 1939: Don’t Judge a Month Before It’s Over

When I began reading August, 1939, I panicked a little.  Babu was down on Jakey and I worried that this blooming relationship wouldn’t really be the fairytale I always heard it to be.  Maybe, in fact, I never heard it that way, but added my own spin on it.  I reflected a lot about the…

July, 1939

So, the other day, I believe this was actually as far back as last Tuesday, I really wanted to get back to the meat of this blog.  The transcribing and retelling of Babu’s life.  I took a gander at the last month’s worth of transcriptions – June 1939 – and I realized something was wrong. …

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…