Kwolek

Emily Kwolek is Babu’s actual name.  Well, that’s her maiden name and it hasn’t been that for about seventy five years.  Kwolek is her father’s name.  I always refer to him as Dziadziu.  When my husband and his sisters were young, their great grandparents were still around.  Her parents were already called the Polish words…

Meet the Joneses!

Weekend in Vermont with her friend Ernie was something Babu would never forget.  I wrote about these passages a few days ago: Saturday, April 23rd, 1938 Ernie and I boarded the 12:40 train and got into Bellow’s Falls at three.  We and Mrs. Jones went to the sports show.  Harland and Chet came up in…

Images

Babu writes constantly about taking “snapshots.” but this blog has had a lack of photographs.  Granted, the snapshots she talks about are eighty years old.  When I started looking through old photographs and scrapbooks, I could only find books from around 57 and further.  I had the genius idea last night of asking my husband…

Sunday Share: Immigrant

Hello.  I’d like to begin this post by asking you a favor.  Please look through the posts on this blog and find one that you really like.  (If you don’t find one you like, then all deals can be off.  I’m ok with that.)  Then, please share that post and write something about my blog. …

Ghosts

I’ve spoken before about the ghosts in these pages.  About how the majority of the people, major roles and walk on parts a like, are no longer here.  This is the vertigo of looking into the past and getting to know those there.  It’s difficult to say but the Babu of those pages is a…

Ernie, Eddie, Expectations

Babu’s relationship with Ernie is truly wonderful.  As I’ve written about before, every time Babu and I talk about Ernie, Babu expounds on how beautiful Ernie was. Tuesday, March 15th, 1938 Instead of having a meeting we bowled at the Polish school.  First string I bowled 32 and then 51.  Mom had to rip out…

Writing Wednesday Do I dare?

I have dared to quit my job. I have dared to start a career as a writer. I have dared to write a novel. I have dared to post on my blog every day for a year. I have dared to, out loud, call myself a writer. Nothing is as scary thus far as beginning…

Cruisers, Cartography, and Caring for Him

Today I am realizing that maybe – hopefully! – there are a lot of new people visiting my blog.  Thank you.  A quick explanation to what you will be reading:  (You can also check it out by clicking “What This Is.”)  My husband and I live with his grandmother who just turned 99 and we…

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…

Sunday Share April A-Z

I have already shared this link to the official April A-Z page.  However, I am going to share it again.  You may not realize that there are a lot of resources on that page. There is a post about leaving a signature tag on your comments.  It’s something i have NOT yet mastered! Comment Signatures…