On This Day in 193… Part Two

Well here they are.  You gave me dates and now I will tell you what was happening in the world on that day in the mid 1930s.  Actually, better yet, I will tell you what was happening in Babu’s world on that date. Rabbit Patch Diary asked for March 15th 1935: Friday, March 15, 1935…

Excerpts October, 1938

There is a lot going on in these excerpts.  There are three Halloween happenings, the Nee Wah initiation – just the girls –  a cancelled party that turns into a night out with Jakey, and a dinner in the cemetery with Johnny. There are two boys, wait, three boys.  We cant forget Depathy.  He makes…

That Letter Will Be Appreciated

https://www.loc.gov/item/98508422/ In October, 1938, Babu writes: Monday, October 3rd, 1938 It’s nice to ride to work in company in the morning.  Three of the girls go to Bay Path and Jamie’s sister goes to civil service.  This is National Letter Writing Week so I answered two letters.  Mom is still taking Evelyn’s place at the…

The Great Hurricane of 1938

It seems the powers that be, or mother nature, or…some entity had it out for us in the 1930s.  I always marveled at how the Stock Market Crash and The Great Depression weren’t enough karmic punishment, (for what I don’t know!) but there was The Dust Bowl to make things even worse.  Now as I’m…

Two Wonderful Moments. Excerpts, September, 1938

What is so funny?  I have solved the mystery! Friday, September 16th, 1938 Emmy, Vi, and I laughed till we were silly this afternoon over sea vegetable pills Emmy brought to give her energy.  Friday night seems to be a steady going out one for Jakey.  Wish he would include me once in a while. …

Excerpts, September 1938. The Let Down(s)

Have you ever got something started, or something got started with out your say so, and it’s still young and tender and you know that if you leave it, it stands the danger of withering before it really got started?  I could be talking about my garden, about how hard it is to plant seeds…

Excerpts, September, 1938, Grafton Vermont

She has such a good time when she is in Vermont with Ernie.  This summer, Babu visits at the end of August through the beginning of September for almost two weeks.  She writes about her hesitation to leave and her relief to be home, but in the middle there certainly is a lot of fun. …

The Moon: Excerpts, August, 1938

Monday, August 1st, 1938 Alice and Jimmy took us mushroom picking up by Ashley Pond where we kids go to watch the moon over the mountain.  We got bit up and scratched up and I got a handful of berries and a couple of mushroom and a spray of flowers.  Wrote a letter to Benny…

August Excerpts and Vintage Pictures

Sunday, August 14th, 1938 Got up at five and am not going to bed until 12.  We three couples went to Misquamicut.  Stayed all day, ate, swam, took pictures, got burned.   We sang most of the way up and back.  On the way home we stopped by the way to eat the rest of our…

Excerpts, July, 1938 Modern Convinces, or Lack Thereof

Monday, July 11th, 1938 It was hard coming back to work today.  Last night sleeping on the porch was difficult.  The full moon shown in my face, my sunburn bothered me a little, and mosquitoes annoyed me.  It was very hot today although it rained twice.  I think the rain spoiled opening night at our…

Excerpts July, 1938 A Bit of Heartache and… A New Chance?

Monday, July 4th, 1938 Sometime I wonder if I’ll be happy.  Tonight I’m going to bed at nine.  The girls have gone to Forest Park to see the fireworks.  I didn’t go cause I didn’t like the way my folks said I could go.  Mother is still angry since Friday.  We girls went up to…

Excerpts from June, 1938 Continued

Please get your votes for favorite vintage pick in by the end of the day today.  I’m posting results tomorrow!  And as a thank you, I’ll post some photos from the era that you haven’t seen yet.  😉 Here is the link for the voting post: Vote on your favorite vintage photo   June was…