September, 1938

Well, September, 1938 is certainly full of excitement.  It also has at least one let down. The month begins with her still in Vermont on vacation.  She has “glorious days” riding horseback and tandem bicycles.  (Why don’t we see more of tandem bicycles?)  This is probably the only way she can ride a bike with…

August, 1938

August.  Possibly my favorite month.  Full summer, with a hint of excitement for the fall.  The weather.  The freedom.  August. She goes mushroom hunting and finds more than just mushrooms.  We got bit up and scratched up and I got a handful of berries and a couple of mushroom and a spray of flowers. …I…

July, 1938

I’m on my way to Florida!  Last time I went on vacation I got all of my post lined up and left my laptop at home.  I didn’t want to miss a post and I wanted to relax on my vacation.  That didn’t happen this time.  Getting a new dog is a lot of work…

May, 1938

Her parents celebrate their 21st anniversary.  She continues rehearsals and they are a part of her reason for lack of sleep that threatens to cause a break down. I know I’m due for a break down soon with this need for sleep. The other reasons for her need for sleep? And another Bay Path memory! …

Bonfire, Birthday, Bowling

It’s time to introduce March, 1938.  My grandmother writes: Drum Corps Social and a goody time but no ice cream after.  What does come after is kissing John and forgetting about Ben.  Living in a dream and standing room only in church where the Father uses a mic for the first time.  Small change saved…

February, 1938

The usual:  The boys bring her to work and wait for her after and the office looks and calls down to them.  It’s a lot of fun. She has two numbers at the city hall social, her Dad turns 46, she has every number at the PNA dance,  it’s Zosh birthday and they bake her…

Excerpts January, 1938 The Theatre Again

The Theatre again!   I’m an addict.  Just reading about Babu performing in a play again makes me itch to be back in again, too.  From her talking about auditions to dress rehearsals to performance night, there is jealousy but something more – a rush, an urge, a left over spark that reminds me of the…

January, 1938

A new year, to bed at noon, a ride in the Cord, a pie ate in the kitchen, a diary read by prying eyes?  Jeb here to see Ernie, listening to the radio with Zosh, lots to do at work, Firefly and a Donkey Serenade to remember, lunch at the expense of the company and…