Other Delightful Things in May, 1939

In May, 1939, she writes: There hasn’t been any rain all week. It’s wonderful. Only it’s such a grand night out and the love of my life is angry with me. Otherwise, he’d be up to see me. Let the record show that On May 5th, 1939, Babu called Jakey “the love of her life.” …

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…

April, 1939: Hitler and UFOs!

Yes, you read that title correctly.  And I am so excited for this passage for two reasons:  I hate talking about Hitler, especially in today’s climate (I THOUGHT MAYBE WE WERE MOSTLY PAST THIS!)  but I love when history explodes out of the pages of these 80 year old books.  It’s like, I know a…

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…

March, 1939

This month, I do not wish to be the intermediary.  When something is perfect the way it is, you leave it alone.  So, ladies and gentlemen, I give you…Babu, March, 1939. Wednesday, March 1st, 1939 Weight only 112 now. Wonder what is keeping me down. Perhaps our tap dancing. We went tonight for a change….

February, 1939

February was a cute month full of Babu’s sass and shut downs.  I’ve been in the habit of transcribing across the table from her as she eats breakfast and sometimes it is just too much to read what she has written at 20 years old and look up and see her ever so innocent 99…

January, 1939 Continued

Sometimes, not a lot happens to Babu in a month’s time.  (Think about what a diary of mine would like like, if I ever wrote in one!)  January, 1939 is a busy one, however.  It was busy with small details that I could have easily over looked, like these two sentences somewhere midmonth: Mother had…

January, 1939

The beginning to the New Year comes whether you are ready or not.  This New Year’s day drops in on Babu alone. Got a book and an apple and a bed so I’m hopping to it – Her New Year’s night and day could have been worse.  It was for Frank, who begins the new…

December, 1939

Writing about ice skating, getting colds, and “The holidays” in the summer heat is always ill fitting, but here it is, as chronology dictates:  December, 1938!  The end of another year. To catch everyone up and center ourselves, since I have been away for a few days: By this time in 1938: She has graduated…

On This Day in 193… Part Two

Well here they are.  You gave me dates and now I will tell you what was happening in the world on that day in the mid 1930s.  Actually, better yet, I will tell you what was happening in Babu’s world on that date. Rabbit Patch Diary asked for March 15th 1935: Friday, March 15, 1935…

November, 1938

I’m still looking for dates! Give me a date that’s important to you and I’ll tell you what was happening on that day somewhere between 1934-1938. (Post coming soon.  The more that participate the more fun it will be.)   November, 1938 was a snowy month and Babu, ever so innocently, remarks how she was…

On this date in 193…

This is something I always do: Today, 83 years ago in 1934, the first of Babu’s journals, that I know of anyway… Babu got her “longed for shirt and slacks.” On my birthday 46 years before was I born, in 1937, Babu: Stopped in at the social and pretty soon some boys came along and…