Babu’s 100th!

Yes!  Babu is 100 today.  She is happy, healthy, and surrounded by family.  Here she is getting ready for the big party:   There will be a big shindig tonight and therefore, many more pictures!  I will share them with you soon.  I am looking forward to sharing more diary passages and vintage photos with…

October, 1939

Sunday, October 1st, 1939 Johnny Krol came home with me after church. Jake and Edmund told me to dress in a hurry so we could start for Amsterdam, New York. He (Ed) borrowed a convertible coupe Oldsmobile and we started off in style. Got there at 3:30. Had a good time at Paul and Ann…

Theme for 2018!

Happy start to 2018.  This is going to be a year of healing, self care, and creative growth.  It’s going to be a year of peace and hard work.  This year is going to feel good. Again, I am starting a post with another post that was inspirational to me.  This comes from Monte Celia…

New Year’s Eve Vintage Photos: 19…?

It was very rare for Babu to not have marked this pack of her pictures with detailed and precise information.  Maybe these were Jake’s pictures and not hers?  Whatever the case, I don’t need to be told what day this is as this is clearly a New Year’s celebration.  But what year?? I’m thinking that…

Enveloped

Enveloped, first draft       9/28/17   The fog began as something deadly, The kind that tentacles reach out from, The kind a person could disappear into. This is the dense air that Morning Glories thrive in- Diffused light shields fragility, They happily shy away from their vibrancy.   On the highway we crawled our way forward,…

May, 1939 The Story of Some Pictures

I have to admit, May, 1939 was much of the same as the month before.  I don’t know if it’s just me, but that makes it no less interesting!  And, in fact, I did have a mystery solved. I cannot believe I forgot to mention this when I wrote about April.  There have been some…

Thank a Special Ed Teacher <3

I can’t believe how much has changed for me in only a months time.  My whole world has suffered a seismic event and I ended up completely shifted after the dust all settled.  here’s the time line: Teaching in my home town for ten years. Classroom ELA teacher (6 years) Theatre teacher (4 years) Then…

Sunday Share: The Difference a Month Can Make

Usually Sunday Share is about sharing other wonderful blogs out there.  However, this Sunday is about sharing about my life. It has been over a month since I have posted and I wanted my first new post – yesterday’s – to be about Babu and not me.  I wanted that because that’s what this blog…

April, 1939: How Do You Know?

Hi!  It’s been a while and I am so happy to be back.  Back writing, back posting, back sharing, and back in time!  Here is April, 1939: One theme in her pages this month was how to know if she was in love or not.  Johnny sees her with Jake and she doesn’t say hi…

Leave Out All The Rest

Once I finally lowered the phone and muted the screen’s glow in the covers, after ceasing my scrolls trough “the feed,” once I was done refreshing my inbox, coloring in hearts on other people’s pictures, once I thought maybe now I can sleep, I began to hear it. It sounded like music was playing, On…

Don’t be a wall flower!

Before I begin to spill on all the juicy gossip of November, 1938, I want to encourage you to leave a comment with a date important to you so you can find out what happened on that day in 1934, 35, 36, 37 or 38. Don’t be a wall flower! Blogging interaction is as fun…