We Had Some Narrow Escapes

Were cars in 1940 harder to drive or is Babu just really bad? Sunday, April 7th, 1940 Maybe I spent all of a half hour at home today.  After church Jakey took me riding and gave me my first driving lesson.  He got provoked a few times but on the whole we did well. Admittedly,…

July, 1940

I love when I get to write about the month I am currently in.  When I read something like: Cookie and I lolled around with cooling drinks on our front porch in the bright moonlight. I can say to myself, wow, that sounds nice.  What’s even crazier, is that I can go out on the…

June, 1940: Taunton

I’m not sure if I shared with you that the choir Babu is a part of had a trip planned around a concert in Taunton, MA.  It looked as if Babu would not be able to attend due to her attendance at rehearsals: Monday, June 24th, 1940 I don’t think I can go to Taunton…

June, 1940

I’ve written a lot recently about a heartbreaking, but temporary, rift between Babu and Jake in the middle of 1940 but the crux of it was really surrounding the Nee-Wah trip to Brookside Campground in Chester, MA.  These girls always get into trouble on this trip. Check out this passage if you don’t remember 😉…

May, 1940: The Lighter Side

Friday, May 3rd, 1940 Tonight I was going to wash my hair before anyone came.  I was just about to dip my head in the water and the doorbell rang.  As a result, Jakey, Billy, Yvette, and I went bowling.  Now I have a new score to brag about – 92.  We bought a bag…

Retro Wednesday: The Springfield Airport

Leave our home and head to the top of Bonneville.  Take a left and go down Fairview which shifts onto Abbey Memorial.  Pass the cemetery and Szot Park and come to the lights.  Take a right then a quick left, unless you want some Papa John’s.  You are in what my husband and I and…

Uncomfortable, Part Two

It’s awkward enough reading and writing about Babu’s desires for Jakey and how she fights to resist temptation: Saturday, April 20th, 1940 Peaches and I went for a ride.  It didn’t last long cause we drove into our stall and almost drove ourselves to destruction. But some things are even more awkward than that.  As…

Poor Poland

As I read her 1940 and even, of course, her 1939 passages I look for signs of war because I want her version of this story I already know.  Her opinions, emotions, when, how, and how often the topic arrises in her pages tells me of The American Experience at this time.  What is more…

The Beginning of 1940

February, March and April, these are the days.  Love isn’t really heating up or cooling off, it’s nice and steady.  Wonderful!  The roller coster of love has turned to the lazy river for a moment.  And it’s so romantic.  So, maybe more like one of those Ventian boats a guy in a striped shirt pushes…

Retro Wednesday: Trolleys Part Two

Read part one here:  Retro Wednesday: Trolleys Part One There were the times she had to wait for the trolley (and faced repercussions,) Friday, January 22nd, 1937 We lost our game with the Juniors 30 to 28 but it was a pretty good game.  After school we had a practice then I bought a tan sport…

Back to June, 1939

Guess what?!?!  I also missed a bunch of images that go along with June, 1939 so I cannot help but to splatter those up here as well in tandem with their text.  (Man I love when the diary entry and the images collide!) Sunday, June 4th, 1939 It broke today raining and we almost didn’t…

Trends

What is with my obsession with finding patterns?  I know life is more likely just chaos and random occurrences.  Even still, here are some trends I’ve seen transcribing 1940: I found an interesting pattern with the Nee-Wahs: Tuesday, February 13th, 1940 I wondered tonight if the Nee-Wahs were going to break up.  We discussed the…