Update

I couldn’t believe it. I was looking at pictures from 1936, 37, 38, and I kept saying “I remember this day!”  And the clearly organized notes on the back of most of the images verified it was true.  I had read about, transcribed, and wrote about the days these images captured, in some ways better…

Toto’s Zeppelin and Typewriters

Twice in June of 1938 Babu talks about going to Toto’s Zeppelin.  Not surprisingly, I was a little confused. Friday, June 17th, 1938 Everything went beautifully tonight when I dressed.  Johnny sent beautiful flowers both for my hair and dress.  Gabbie invited us to her home for a cocktail party but we all were rather…

Rumble Seat

I don’t know what is so adorable about reading about her sitting in the rumble seat of some friend’s car. NOTE:  Neither of the above pictures are Babu’s.  I found them on Pinterest.  A whole board of rumble seat images!  Oh my!  I haven’t found one of Babu in the rumble yet, but I might….

Quid Pro Quo

It’s only fair… I ran across an awesome, and awesomely brave, blog the other day: if destroyed still true This writer posts her own diary pages, from when she was young!  I didn’t think I’d be brave enough.  I thought maybe I should just dig them out and burn them. But then I got to…

No Job, The Navy, and Another Night, Another Dance

Another night, another dance.  What a tough life she has! Saturday, May 7th, 1938 Another night, Another dance.  Oh my days!  Even tried out for the May Queen with Depathy.  Of course I didn’t get it.  Only John Lech was missing tonight.  Oh yes and not.  I got a craving for an apple and we…

Meet the Joneses!

Weekend in Vermont with her friend Ernie was something Babu would never forget.  I wrote about these passages a few days ago: Saturday, April 23rd, 1938 Ernie and I boarded the 12:40 train and got into Bellow’s Falls at three.  We and Mrs. Jones went to the sports show.  Harland and Chet came up in…

Images

Babu writes constantly about taking “snapshots.” but this blog has had a lack of photographs.  Granted, the snapshots she talks about are eighty years old.  When I started looking through old photographs and scrapbooks, I could only find books from around 57 and further.  I had the genius idea last night of asking my husband…

Ernie, Eddie, Expectations

Babu’s relationship with Ernie is truly wonderful.  As I’ve written about before, every time Babu and I talk about Ernie, Babu expounds on how beautiful Ernie was. Tuesday, March 15th, 1938 Instead of having a meeting we bowled at the Polish school.  First string I bowled 32 and then 51.  Mom had to rip out…

Cruisers, Cartography, and Caring for Him

Today I am realizing that maybe – hopefully! – there are a lot of new people visiting my blog.  Thank you.  A quick explanation to what you will be reading:  (You can also check it out by clicking “What This Is.”)  My husband and I live with his grandmother who just turned 99 and we…

Apricots, (teenage) Angst, and Age

“Oh Ahhpricot!” “Oh A pricot!” Babu told me a story of a boy who worked at the corner store and how he would run over to the store to work everyday when school children were on their lunch break.  He would pick on her for how she said A pricot.  Or Ahpricot.  I’m not sure…

The Most Frightening Thing I Ever Read

The most frightening thing I ever read is the scene in Black House, Written by Stephen King and Peter Straub.  Some bad ass bikers jump on their hogs and head out to the haunted house, yes, the Black House mentioned in the title.  But this house has a defense.  They are mostly through the woods…