The First Two Weeks of July, 1935

Ahhhh summer.  Reading this month just makes me want it.  Swimming, job hunting, swimming, fireworks, swimming, everything you would expect, but of course, this isn’t just any summer.  This is the summer before college. The house next to us had quite a bunch of fireworks tonight.They’re still blowing all about.  Sat on the porch for…

Fourth Week of June, 1935

She ended up going to the senior banquet with Jaime and she simply did not dig him.  I feel badly for her, the Babu of that time.  It’s bad enough to have a crush you can’t have and to see him going to all the senior events with another girl, a girl you are not…

The Third Week of June, 1935

Teddy tells her she has a swelled head and maybe it’s about her and Caveman, or maybe it’s about her and Jaime, both of whom just don’t seem to be “the one.”  Either way, she is sore at Teddy for telling her so.  Jaime asks her out again and she declines and I guess he…

Second Week of June, 1935 Excerpt

Friday, June 14th, 1935 Jaime sent me a beautiful corsage of beautiful yellow roses.  I had a bad time at prom.  Only had numbers with Jaime, Joey Kucab, and Max Stadnicki.  Neither of which are good dancers.  Afterwards we went to “Chateu Harmony.”  Had quite a good time.  Got home at 2:15.   Joey went with…

The Second Week of June, 1935

Babu just can’t let go of her crush (could any us??)  She writes: W.B.Z. took A.J. out after the class day.  I’m jealous! I guess she couldn’t find a dress so her mother is sewing her one, but of course!  She spends Wednesday at home as her mother and another woman work on her dress. …

The First Week of June, 1935

What an exciting time.  The closing of a chapter.  She’s graduating.  She has already purchased most of the dresses she needs for her important days, received her ring, her pictures, and she has decided that she wants to go to prom.  All that’s left to do is go to class day, get a date for…

The Last Two and Half Weeks of May

While reading the passages from the end of May my heart really got to beating over a big mistake I made.  This is not Babu’s Junior year, this is her Senior year!  I was starting to get the hints as I was reading about her class ring and pictures, but I’ve done the math and…

The First and Second Week of May

The passages that start May are exciting and seem to be a little magical.  Maybe I’m just being too sentimental or it’s because as Spring is starting in 1935, it’s also begun here! All of the excitement of a school year coming to a close is buzz-buzzing in her passages.  They have gotten their class…

The Fourth Week of April, 1935

Babu has caused Drobey – “Caveman” – not to be able to sleep.  Teddy is his ambassador, bringing messages, and potato chip bags back and forth.  Babu’s written reaction to this?  “Bunk.” She writes a lot about piano lessons.  Her teacher is getting lessons her self and now things are much more strict in class….

Third Week of April, 1935

Easter shopping makes one so tired. I bet she looked dazzlingly all decked out. A boy from a class they had together the previous year died.  She doesn’t tell us how. She writes something about Caveman, but I swear, it is in code! She talks a lot this month about winter weather in April and…

Second Week of April 1935

Babu is so engrossed in a book she can’t do her homework.  I looked it up and it was hard to find but it seems to be “There’s Always Tomorrow” by Ursula Parrott, a romance novel.  🙂 She gets her rose shaded glasses and finds out her eyes were pretty bad.  To think she sees…

The First Week of April, 1935

April fool’s day pranks – Babu fell for one but didn’t enact her own. Her teacher embarrasses her again – but it’s not an April Fool’s joke, it’s her M.O. Babu laments her lack of popularity and her abundance of zits.  Fooey !  She is beautiful, kind, interesting, and smart.  People clearly love her and…