Convicts in the Barracks, May 10, 1941

May 10, 1941, Saw Ernie off on the train and felt lonesome.  Came home and started cleaning my drawers.  Jake sent me another letter and some pictures.  He looks so thin and his hair is clipped short.  Edmund, Johnny Lech, and Eddie came up early and left soon. J.L. came back about 8 and we…

Just Listening to Some Jazz While Waiting on the Mail…

Friday, May 2, 1941 It rained in spurts today and by evening had turned really cold.  Washed my hair, cleaned my room, and played piano.  Nellie dropped in for a while.  I was anxious to get home tonight to see if I had any mail from Jake, but there was none.  His folks had a…

So Begins a New Year, 2021 and the Month of May, 1941

Thursday, May 1, 1941 Now that Mildred left, I am again working as Mr. Hitchcock’s secretary.  His work alone keeps me busy all day.  Tonight while I was practicing, Ed came up and afterwards Frank Adamzyk.  We picked up Zosh and went to see the fireworks at Mt. Park.  So far this week I haven’t…

This Space for Writing Messages

to the one you love each stop of the journey just to let them know 5 minutes till the next leg many more until the next stop the next missive missing See you in the next letter. you are moving ever toward returning home or never.   Tuesday, April 29, 1941 Had a card from…

The Leaving.

Sunday, April 27, 1941 Jake, Nat, Stretch, Ed, Chet, and I took pictures today.  Stretch and Nat left and the rest of us went to the “Silver Star” for chicken and spaghetti.  Peach and I were out of sorts but we perked up.  We went riding and on the way bought me a lipstick.  When…

Leading to the Leaving…

Sunday April 13, 1941 The doorbell woke me at 6 bringing me a corsage from Jake with even a little poetry enclosed.   I’d love to know what the poetry said.  So cute!   Wednesday April 16, 1941 Jakey took us to work this morning.  I told him to pick out a camera and let…

Beginning of April – No Joke!

Hello, I am here.  I hope that means that I am back and will post more frequently.  I’m sure many writers can relate to how hard it is to get going when writing inertia and life momentum gets going.  Mostly, I find it is harder and harder the longer I am away.  Regardless, however long…

The End of March, 1941

Friday, March 21st, 1941 The first day of Spring was lovely but not too warm.  Jake came up and I had washed my hair. It takes all the romance out when one looks like that.  We listened to the radio and Chet M. dropped in for a while. Jakey heard that he may be called…

The Middle of March, 1941

Babu’s 24th year doesn’t start off so good.  Or, another way to look at it is that it actually started off with a bang.  😉 The Beginning of March, 1941 Wednesday, March 12th, 1941 It was hard for Ernie and me to get up.  We resigned ourselves to the bus but Peaches took us to…

The Beginning of March, 1941

Hello everyone.  This is my first post since the whole social distancing “quarantine” has happened and I surprisingly haven’t had much time to write.  But it certainly has been a time for reflecting. My thoughts and good vibes go out to anyone whose age or underlying conditions make the virus much more of a deadly…

February 15th? 16th?, 1941

For a moment I thought I had found the pictures for the Vaentines day dance of 1941, but I had not.  These are clearly the pictures for Zosh’s 22nd birthday and here is the passage from that day: Saturday, February 15th, 1941 Had a headache this morning from lack of sleep.  In the office the…

January 26th, 1941

Hold the presses.  I found pictures I didn’t know I had!  They are of the snowy, cold, January kind, but even though it is March 1st, they seem appropriate.  It is still so very cold!  I cannot wait for spring.  My garden is calling me.  But until then, here is January 26th, 1941: Sunday, January…