Excerpts, July, 1938 Modern Conveniences, 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…

Excerpts from June, 1938

Thank you for voting yesterday on your favorite vintage photo.  If you haven’t already – I’d really like some more votes.  🙂  Click on yesterday’s post and vote in the comments.  Share if you would like to.  I’d appreciate that.  I am going to give it until the end of the day tomorrow and then…

Vi at the Office

I’m not going to lie, some of the end of the alphabet gets hard.  I chose to write about Vi, a girl who works with Babu at the office, because, well, it fits, and because I am always drawn to the background characters.  Sometimes they become more important and maybe Vi will.  Babu writes: Monday,…

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…