Excerpts from March

In my last post I didn’t share all the adorable Babu quotes for March because there were some entire passages that I wanted to share. Saturday, March 16, 1935 I loved today. I was mostly sun shining and oh so warm. All the kids were out playing. Sophie was in bed because she got an…

The Second, Third, and Fourth Week of March

Babu celebrates her 17th birthday!  Her mother gives her a beautiful compact and her friend gives her a slip – with lace! Babu is up to more shenanigans.  The class, and Babu, get answers from another girl for the English test and then she and Sophie use the excuse of the crowd to skip church,…

Fourth Week of February and First Week of March 1935

She started an autograph book and still seems to be swooning a little over having gotten WBZ’s autograph. She talks with a classmate, Evelyn, about going away to school.  She hopes she wont have to go alone. Someone Johnny takes care of got Scarlet fever and he is not allowed back at school and Babu’s…

Second and Third Week of Feburary 1935

She attended a Quill and Masque meeting and claimed she didn’t fit in with this group of people.  The club sounds interesting and I plan on asking her what this club did.  Spoiler alert since I have transcribed ahead of this month, she continues to go to it. She got a valentine from Caveman, was…

The First Week of Feburary 1935

This is an exciting week! Jenete is going to prom and there is much talk about dresses – even something an acquaintance is wearing that Babu calls “transparent velvet.”  This isn’t the days of Miley Cyrus so I doubt she really meant transparent.  Babu helps her friend get her eye brows done and her nails,…

The Fourth Week of 1935

Now that the holidays are over I am back to transcribing and reflecting week by week.  At the end of the month of January, 1935:   She saw “Great Expectations” and mentioned having read the Dickens novel in a magazine.  She really loved to read but I never she how she has the time in…

The Third Week of 1935

WBZ is being a card.  He likes two girls, one is nemesis AJ, and neither one is Babu.  She criticizes him but I think she would still take his class pin if he offered it!  😉  She goes skating for the first time and falls, but has faith she’ll get better but the next day…

The Second Week of 1935

She continues to work on her theme which has no title and goes to a group meeting for something called the Falcons.  Adam says that might have something to do with exercise?  But I really don’t think so!  I smell the next research project coming up!  She feels she got no chance at auditions for the…

The First week of 1935

     1935. I’m stunned and my hands are as careful as they’ve ever been with any item but I still know I’m such a klutz, so they shake imperceptibly. My husband and I look at each other in amazement because she was going to be 17 that year. I read the first passage and ask:…