The Third Week of June, 1935

Teddy tells her she has a swelled head and maybe it’s about her and Caveman, or maybe it’s about her and Jaime, both of whom just don’t seem to be “the one.”  Either way, she is sore at Teddy for telling her so.  Jaime asks her out again and she declines and I guess he…

The Prom Talk with Babu

When Babu read about the week of her prom she only reacted to certain pieces of the excerpts she read. Out until 2:15?  Out until 2 AM? (There were many instances that month of her getting home very late.) Well, Babu, it was a very exciting time for you, with prom and graduation.  There were…

The Second Week of June, 1935

Babu just can’t let go of her crush (could any us??)  She writes: W.B.Z. took A.J. out after the class day.  I’m jealous! I guess she couldn’t find a dress so her mother is sewing her one, but of course!  She spends Wednesday at home as her mother and another woman work on her dress. …

First Week of June, 1935 Excerpt

Wednesday June 5th, 1935 I’m so disappointed.  My pictures are just one big mess.  The serious one is fair but I only have 11 of that.  The other one is so terrible I hate to give it to anyone.  The smile is one sided, my eyes crinkled up, and I don’t look a bit like…

Zosh – In Loving Memory

For the first time today Babu talked of Zosh’s passing.  Zosh is Sophie’s nickname.  You see her written about all over Babu’s journals.  She remained friends with Zosh for all the years leading up to her death.  Zosh only died a year or two ago.  Babu didn’t get out to see her best friend much…

The First Week of June, 1935

What an exciting time.  The closing of a chapter.  She’s graduating.  She has already purchased most of the dresses she needs for her important days, received her ring, her pictures, and she has decided that she wants to go to prom.  All that’s left to do is go to class day, get a date for…

Caretaking Haiku Part Two

For the more Kerouac type of Haiku writer.  (Not strictly 5-7-5!)   She lives in a sauna with cold hands and we all just sweat for her.   Gets a weekly flower – We talk about it for seven days.   She’s no longer allowed to pick up things off the floor. Still does. When…

Some May Extras!

This one is especially for Nicole and Stef!!   Friday, May 24th, 1935 Jacob Stefanik told me my hair “looks lousy” and to make it grow long.  Went to the game.  Chicopee beat Westfield 6 to 4.  “Honey” Polpeck is wonderful but he’s being used too much.  Teddy Fidar got hit.  I felt so sorry…

The end of May, 1935 Excerpts

Wednesday May 29th, 1935 My graduation pictures will be ready Friday.  Tonight I signed up for Bay Path.  The secretarial course for two years.  Our cousins from Holyoke came for the evening.  I want to go to prom. This passage has all short concise sentences.  I think it shows a lot of anxiety and other…

Sharing May

I bring the new passages to Babu as she is beginning her daily exercises.  Yes!  She as PT exercises she still does nearly every day!  98.  Amazing.  I love her.  So I wait and type as she does all kinds of leg lifts and counts them out animatedly in Polish.  (Yup, I’m feeling like quite…

The Last Two and Half Weeks of May

While reading the passages from the end of May my heart really got to beating over a big mistake I made.  This is not Babu’s Junior year, this is her Senior year!  I was starting to get the hints as I was reading about her class ring and pictures, but I’ve done the math and…

Classy, Snappy, and No Dumbbell!

Babu read the new set of passages and remembered a girl in her journal named Jenny and corrected the spelling of her last name.  She still has so much of her memory but wont believe it!  She even sometimes calls herself a “dumbbell,”  which is far from the truth.  She remembered that Jenny lived not…