April A-Z: January

Usually, when I “end one year” and “begin another” inside this project I celebrate almost as much as I do the actually changing of years.  Ok, that’s an exaggeration, but possibly this January, the January of 1940, deserves to start without a lot of fan fair.  Here is a shock: Oh my.  This hasn’t happened…

April A-Z: Insufficient sleep

You really cannot say that Babu had a wild life.  She did everything a good woman of the time was supposed to do:  waited until marriage, did well in her college studies, got work and was, for the most part, a very dependable employee.  Even still, here is one passage I will never forget: Rumble…

April A-Z: November, 1939: Doubts

Here is an extra post for April A-Z for D.  I leave this here as a record of where Babu and “Peaches” or “Cookie” or whatever sweet thing she is calling Jake, are in this moment.  Yes, here is the typical Babu, doubting: Monday, November 13th, 1939 My honey took me to work this morn…

April A to Z: Dawn Dance

The first time I ever read about “Dawn Dances” was October 11th, 1937.  I wrote about it in this post: A Brief History of Dance Feel free to click on that link and check out the entire post, it was a fun one!  This is a snippet of what I wrote: Monday, October 11th, 1937…

April A-Z Four Hundred!!

Yes, my April A-Z is completely out of order.  I’m out of order!  I had to jump to “F” today because…drum roll please…this is my four hundredth post.  I find that amazing.  I think of the work I still have to do I think that this four hundred is a drop in the bucket and…

A-Z Challenge: Hair

Yesterday, my mother came over and together we washed and set Babu’s hair.  This was my second time doing it since her hair dresser that would come to the house retired and is no longer coming.  Man, I miss her. The first time, Adam took care of washing and my mother and I set her…

April A-Z Birds and Breakfast

I jumped on WordPress this morning in a scurry to catch up with the A-Z Challenge and my reader was full of birds.  A robin from nature has no boss and many cardinals from avian101.  I wont post the pictures as they belong to these photographers, but checking out their post is worthwhile.  They inspired…

April A-Z: Garden

My garden is waiting.  It greeted the late snow, and the snow again, as a spouse greets in laws to their home.  But, the garden is more patient and willing than that.  It germinates beneath the soil and sprouts bulbs and already flowers Daffodils.  It says: “Hello!” on those decent, just barely decent, weather days. …

April A-Z: Alligator and a Crocodile

All year I looked forward to the April A-Z.  Now it is here and right smack away I am 6 days late.  It has been a very hectic time for me and my entire wardrobe has been wool suits.  (To know what the means, click here: The wool Suit.) So of course I decided better…

April A-Z: December, 1939: Everyone Stopped by!

Wednesday, December 6th, 1939 Tonight at 6:15 Jakey rang the doorbell.  He leaned against some paint and I had to clean his pants.  Then Edmund came, asking if Jakey lived here.  Next came Filo.  Billy turned up last of all.  We discussed things and when Dad came home from work, they left to bowl. I…

November, 1939: Consolation and Choir

It’s just things like this that show, as much as Babu has changed since 1934, she’s still the same witty girl. Eddie Zimba, Emily Pesternak, Jakey and I tried to find an open bowling alley but all evening was spent in naught cause they were all full.  We consoled ourselves with ice cream. I wonder,…

What I learned from the April A to Z Challenge

If I don’t write it out, I wont know it.  That’s not something I learned from this challenge.  That’s something I learned either from writing or from my life.  After anything worthy I like to write a reflection because if I learned something from an activity, I might not have really learned it unless I…