November, 1939: Consolation and Choir

It’s just things like this that show, as much as Babu has changed since 1934, she’s still the same witty girl. Eddie Zimba, Emily Pesternak, Jakey and I tried to find an open bowling alley but all evening was spent in naught cause they were all full.  We consoled ourselves with ice cream. I wonder,…

Reflection

I’m thinking I may not even post this.  I only need to write it.  I just need some time to reflect.  I have a confession to make.  I took yesterday off from school just to get caught up on the blog.  Not just posts, or replying to messages, or checking in on the blogs I…

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…

Help! Can you suggest song titles?

Hello everyone.  Some of you know this already, but Babu is turning 100 in March!  We, of course, are having a whopping party and I am going to make a video slide for the special event.  When I make videos like this I like to choose three songs and that’s where I need your help. …

Szot Park Fountain

Szot Park is something I’ve always taken for granted.  It’s been here since I moved to Chicopee.  I can see it from my back porch.  But it wasn’t always there.  In a Masslive.com article this information is shared: Szot Park opened with dedication ceremonies on Oct. 14, 1939. The dedication included the unveiling of a…

I’ve Been Holding Out on You. (The World’s Fair, 1939)

Yes, October, 1939.  I have been holding out on you.  Kinda, but not really.  Yea, not really.  I began as super excited.  I had seen, not really peeked, a picture here, a word there… Babu went to the World’s Fair! So exciting.  I wanted to read all about it.  What did she think of the…

Just Tonight

At the end of this long week I got home and was tired.  I could have called it bedtime, except for dinner being in a half an hour.  By “dinner” I mean making Babu her dinner, and then all the steps to take care of her until she goes to bed around 11.  Husband is…

Responsibility. And what comes with it.

In September, we read about Babu’s new hashtag life goals. Saturday, September 23rd, 1939 Consulted Mother today about my paying board and managing on my own pay.  I think I will. Wednesday, September 27th, 1939 It’s so cold, rainy, and miserable out today. I can get no answer out of mother about what board I…

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…

The Mystery of the Hidden Teeth

Two days ago I get up to get Babu’s breakfast ready and I notice something is off.  Her teeth are not in her overnight container.  This could be bad.  One of two things happens when the teeth are not where they are supposed to be: 1.  She slept with them in.  This is rare because…

Watershops is Just a Picture!

In yesterday’s post I shared a passage where Babu speaks of going to “Watershops” with Jakey. Thursday, September 28th, 1939 There is a “Harvest Moon.” We found a new spot overlooking the “Watershops.” It’s like a picture. That was a familiar jolt to me.  You see, Babu grew up in Chicopee and I grew up…

Just the Right Amount of Sweet Part Two

September was so sweet, it needed a two part series.  Since I alluded to this in yesterday’s post, I will say, that I’m glad there is a little drama to spice up all this sweetness!  Yesterday we read about some trouble with how often Jakey and Babu spend time together: Monday, September 25th, 1939 Jakey…