February 15th? 16th?, 1941

For a moment I thought I had found the pictures for the Vaentines day dance of 1941, but I had not.  These are clearly the pictures for Zosh’s 22nd birthday and here is the passage from that day: Saturday, February 15th, 1941 Had a headache this morning from lack of sleep.  In the office the…

New Year’s Reflection

Do you know the feeling when you are lost but you are just now getting the feeling like the area around you is beginning to look right and you think you know how to get unlost?  I have been having this feeling this holiday while reading these powerful passages from Babu.  It is such a…

Ugly Wrapping

I ugly wrapped this year.  On purpose.  My grandmother would be mortified.  But I did it for Babu, who would be pleased, I think, and also maybe a bit mortified.  Here is the result: Yes, I wrapped Christmas presents in Birthday, Anniversary, any other holiday paper.  I was delighted to wrap a present for my…

Vintage Christmas Photos

Merry Christmas!  Happy holidays to everyone who does not celebrate this particular holiday and Happy Winter! for people who do not have a holiday this time of year.  I think, whatever your beliefs are, that many of you will appreciate these adorable photos.  They are from the archives, although a full decade ahead.  I just…

Physical (and Mental) Exams

The rest of October is well documented in this post: Enlistment At the same time that Babu was calculating the measures, budget, balances, and calories of love and relationships, Jake was making plans for something else as well.  This something else would have its own ramifications on the fore mentioned.  Jake and Chet are continuing…

Just a day in Janurary, 1941

Nothing in wrong with a simple day. Friday, January 17th, 1941 It rained and thawed after the snow and now it’s just slush.   Emmy brought some potato chips today that have flavors of onion, celery, and tamale.  Ernie is worried about paying an income tax of over 7.00.  Washed my hair tonight and cleaned my…

Babu: 1918-2018

It is with an extremely heavy heart that I post this update.  In fact, I’ve been avoiding it for two and a half weeks.  We have lost Babu.  She was a hundred and a half and she went peacefully and quickly.  It’s been a hard holiday and long December.  I’m in the process of healing…

Update :)

Hello everyone! I want to let you know that things are going well and Babu is doing wonderful.  Babu has had no change in her health, we are still watching dance videos together at night, and she and Stella are still the best of friends.  (She got to see today how excited Stella gets when…

Alphabet Haiku Challenge: Hightail

Here is the Alphabet Haiku Challenge for “H” hosted by Dark Side of the Moon.   Handsome hummingbird Hastily hovers – hightails! Hence hurried heartbeat.

Alphabet Haiku Challenge: Green

This is so fun!  Thank you for the challenge, Dark Side of the Moon. Growing garden – Grow! Glean great green.  Grow, garden, grow! Gah!  Gnats!

Alphabet Haiku Challenge: Final

I have not forgotten about the Alphabet Haiku Challenge hosted by Dark Side of the Moon!  Here is my “F:”   Feline fur, feathers flying,…falling…fallen.  Foe foiled -final feat.

Just a Little Update :)

On Friday I got news.  I am hired for for an ELA teaching position at a new school in a town close to me.  It is a small school, thirty kids, and they have social emotional diagnoses.  These are not easy students to work with as trauma and mental health issues can make giving instruction…