April A-Z: World War tWo

And to think I thought I’d have a hard time finding something for “W” Monday, December 9th, 1940 I don’t mind working at the office when things are going well.  Lots of times I feel as if the girls don’t like me.  Today was all right.  Went to choir rehearsal.  Jakey must be getting rested…

April A-Z: A Month of Many Tears

February, 1941 was a month of many tears. Friday, February 7th, 1941 I was having pains down low today and tears stood in my eyes several times.  Right after supper, Jacob came up and we walked in pouring rain down to the library.  Brought back some magazines and then brought my radio into the kitchen…

April A-Z: Lady Stuff

This post is a day late.  Sorrynotsorry!  Husband and I are on vacation and I have one motto:  “Don’t rush me, I’m on vacation!” Even still, I may have had this posted on time if I wasn’t himming and hawwwing about whether or not to publish it.  I have always been fascinated by this project…

April A-Z: Holidays

I am currently transcribing the end of 1940 so why not focus on the good days?  Here’s to the November Holidays! The first to celebrate is “Peaches’” birthday: Thursday, November 21st, 1940 Gladys Kapinos, Freddy Fila, Jake and I went bowling.  Edmund joined us there.  Ed and Jake bowled against the 3 of us and…

April A-Z: Grand Adventures and Ghost Towns

The desert has such an allure.  I want to move out there.  I want to live out there.  At the very least, I cannot wait to visit again.  That will have to wait as I, sigh, live in New England and, sigh, have to work for a living.  There will be an adventure for us…

April A-Z: Divvying and Dreaming

This past March was tense and difficult.  The 11th was Babu’s birthday but instead of her, we had a job.  Adam’s uncle, Tony, came from Tennessee and helped to start the process of doling out things that were hers and now theirs.  You can imagine how that can go.  At some point one night during…

April A-Z: Absence

… This is having no reason to keep 480 packets of Polident. (We were unable to throw it out.) An empty room. (Filling with boxes to be sent.  This one to Tennessee, this one just down the street.) 2:00 comes (routine, routine, routine) and there’s nothing to do. We have started to fill our time…

Together

It has been a little over two months since Babu passed.  It’s been hard, living here with all of her things, but not her.  Husband and I have been finding moments of joy and some of bittersweetness.  Her birthday is quickly rushing toward me.  It is next month.  It will be a really hard time…

Babu: 1918-2018

It is with an extremely heavy heart that I post this update.  In fact, I’ve been avoiding it for two and a half weeks.  We have lost Babu.  She was a hundred and a half and she went peacefully and quickly.  It’s been a hard holiday and long December.  I’m in the process of healing…