Ghosts

I’ve spoken before about the ghosts in these pages.  About how the majority of the people, major roles and walk on parts a like, are no longer here.  This is the vertigo of looking into the past and getting to know those there.  It’s difficult to say but the Babu of those pages is a…

Advice to Partner Caretakers

Yesterday we had a difficult time with Babu.  For a while now, she just hasn’t been quite herself.  No eminent danger, she’s in no pain, and she will be 99 on the 11th, so we must take that into account when we see that she is sleeping most of the day and having low appetite…

How Am I Doing?

Well!  It’s the end of January and I have been posting every day!  (I’ve also been doing about 25 hours a week at Whole Foods, my day job, taking care of my gram, working on other writing projects, barely…)  I haven’t been getting much exercise, eating much healthy food, or doing much relaxing.  I’m a…

A Post a Day for a Whole Year?!?!?! What am I thinking?

Hello!  I’m writing this post on Jan 4th although it will be published on Saturday. It’s no secret that I schedule posts so that I can get a few days ahead.  This is what this post is about.  My decision to post every day this year. The problem is how good I am feeling. I…

TM Anniversary!

This month I received a notification from WordPress that it is my one year Anniversary with Transcribing Memory.  In that time I have transcribed almost three years of Babu’s young life.  She has graduated from high school and has begun her second year in college.  She has had ups and downs with her parents but…

Summer, 1936

Boys, boys, boys. Let’s begin with Caveman.  They have been getting along well for a while now even though Babu doesn’t see the way she can sure mix up a signal.  She plainly tells Caveman that he should take her to the prom if he could learn how to dance.  Well that explodes in her…

Babu’s Journal: June 1936

Summer is coming.  In these pages, anyway.  Extended school year due to the March floods but, Summer is coming.  Scorching hot days, swimming, tennis, lazy days once school finally dismisses.  It’s strange to be at this point in 1936 as magical fluffy white flakes are pouring down outside my window and Christmas Carols are piped…

A Few Laughs and One Half of a Spoiler: Sharing Passages with Babu

When I share passages with Babu, she reacts to the funniest things and goes right by the things I think are interesting.  She said she remembered the March 1936 flood but I believe it was barely and had little interest in talking about it or her picture taking antics.  She did, however, ask about her…

May 1936

The excitement in March as run out and has left May full of just the usual.  Who will dance with Babu at the innumerable dances and socials that she goes to this month?  What demeanor will Drobey be in when she sees him and will walking right by upset him?  Will or won’t Jaime continue…

Sharing The Start of 1936

It felt so good to sit down with Babu again and share these journals.  She read January 1936 and I asked her what jumped out to her.  She said she thinks she really liked going to Bay Path College.  That put a smile on my face.  I shared with her that I loved reading about…

Thank you for being genuine, blogosphere.

If you read yesterday’s post, you know that I said that even though I have been away from this project for a month, that it has been on my mind for two reasons.  I explained the first reason yesterday, that, unfortunately, I know I wont have Babu around forever to share her history with her,…

Babu Update (and a bit of an update on me;)

Happy December everyone!  I have been away from the blog and the entire transcribing project for a while, but it has never been far from my mind, for two reasons.  I’ll get to those later. First, Babu is fine.  To elaborate further, she’s developed eczema over her whole body which we have a hard time…