Help! Can you suggest song titles?

Hello everyone.  Some of you know this already, but Babu is turning 100 in March!  We, of course, are having a whopping party and I am going to make a video slide for the special event.  When I make videos like this I like to choose three songs and that’s where I need your help. …

Szot Park Fountain

Szot Park is something I’ve always taken for granted.  It’s been here since I moved to Chicopee.  I can see it from my back porch.  But it wasn’t always there.  In a Masslive.com article this information is shared: Szot Park opened with dedication ceremonies on Oct. 14, 1939. The dedication included the unveiling of a…

Watershops is Just a Picture!

In yesterday’s post I shared a passage where Babu speaks of going to “Watershops” with Jakey. Thursday, September 28th, 1939 There is a “Harvest Moon.” We found a new spot overlooking the “Watershops.” It’s like a picture. That was a familiar jolt to me.  You see, Babu grew up in Chicopee and I grew up…

On this date in 193…

This is something I always do: Today, 83 years ago in 1934, the first of Babu’s journals, that I know of anyway… Babu got her “longed for shirt and slacks.” On my birthday 46 years before was I born, in 1937, Babu: Stopped in at the social and pretty soon some boys came along and…

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 Vintage Photo Contest Winners!

Number 7 won by a landslide with 11 votes!   Number 9 came up next with 5 votes: J.L. would be happy to know he won so many hearts! 15 and 29 tie for third with 4 votes each. Honorable mentions are 22 and 23 and they had three votes each and they get honorable…

Vote on Your Favorite Vintage Photo

I have been posting these amazing photos from my grandmother’s collection.  I have been transcribing and writing about her diary for over a year but I only found the photos to go with all of those diary passages a couple of weeks ago.  I am obsessed! This will be more fun the more people I…

The Set Up: Vote for your favorite vintage photo

Yay!  Woot Woot!  This is my 300th blog post.  What a journey this has been.  And I’m still in love with it all. I would like all of you to help me with a 300th post celebration.  I need your involvement! Tomorrow’s post will show all of the vintage images I have posted so far…

Zosh – Updated

Have you noticed that there haven’t been that many pictures of Zosh?  How come, if she was the best friend, (and she really was, their whole life.)  Well, the reason is, I needed something or Z! I have updated one post about her, although I should probably update a few more.   Because some posts are…

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…