April A-Z: A Month of Many Tears

February, 1941 was a month of many tears. Friday, February 7th, 1941 I was having pains down low today and tears stood in my eyes several times.  Right after supper, Jacob came up and we walked in pouring rain down to the library.  Brought back some magazines and then brought my radio into the kitchen…

April A-Z: Lady Stuff

This post is a day late.  Sorrynotsorry!  Husband and I are on vacation and I have one motto:  “Don’t rush me, I’m on vacation!” Even still, I may have had this posted on time if I wasn’t himming and hawwwing about whether or not to publish it.  I have always been fascinated by this project…

April A-Z: Krol

As I have written about before, Babu has had a friend that always interested me.  She wasn’t part of the “main core” of friends but she was important. Please read this post about Johnny Krol before continuing! Who is Johnny Krol?   Wednesday, April 26th, 1939 Because I didn’t say hello to Johnny last night,…

Just a day in Janurary, 1941

Nothing in wrong with a simple day. Friday, January 17th, 1941 It rained and thawed after the snow and now it’s just slush.   Emmy brought some potato chips today that have flavors of onion, celery, and tamale.  Ernie is worried about paying an income tax of over 7.00.  Washed my hair tonight and cleaned my…

April A-Z: Initiation

The Nee-Wah girls.  They were an exclusive club.  I remember Babu writing that she thought they wouldn’t accept Ernie.  Then she wrote about her acceptance and never mentioned if Ernie was in or no.  In the picture shared with me in this post: April A-Z: Contact Ernie is not in the picture although Babu’s friends…

April A-Z: Holidays

I am currently transcribing the end of 1940 so why not focus on the good days?  Here’s to the November Holidays! The first to celebrate is “Peaches’” birthday: Thursday, November 21st, 1940 Gladys Kapinos, Freddy Fila, Jake and I went bowling.  Edmund joined us there.  Ed and Jake bowled against the 3 of us and…

April A-Z: Grand Adventures and Ghost Towns

The desert has such an allure.  I want to move out there.  I want to live out there.  At the very least, I cannot wait to visit again.  That will have to wait as I, sigh, live in New England and, sigh, have to work for a living.  There will be an adventure for us…

April A-Z: Franklin D.

Wednesday, October 30th, 1940 The president of the U.S. Franklin D. Roosevelt visited Springfield today and we all saw him.  We were hanging out of our office windows as he went by and he looked up at us, smiled and waved.  It was a thrill and I waved and shouted with the rest.  Jake and…

April A-Z: Enlistment

Here we are, September, 1940, and, as we know, the rumbles of World War Two were grumbling on already – with out us.  A draft for able bodied men is about to take effect.  Some men will register for the draft and let fate decide.  Some, I’m sure, tried to evade.  It’s a logical thing…

April A-Z: Divvying and Dreaming

This past March was tense and difficult.  The 11th was Babu’s birthday but instead of her, we had a job.  Adam’s uncle, Tony, came from Tennessee and helped to start the process of doling out things that were hers and now theirs.  You can imagine how that can go.  At some point one night during…

April A-Z: Contact

It has finally happened and it has warmed my heart.  The world is not so large as I once thought.  I knew eventually someone would contact me through the blog about someone they knew or about a family member they heard about but never got to meet. Out there, even beyond the blogosphere, there is…

April A-Z: The Blow Up, September, 1940

I would bet some of you will be able to relate.  I currently have 19 posts in various forms of no where near publish-ready hanging out at the top of my screen.  What a great mine for posts when looking for gold during the April A-Z Challenge.  This is a post I began a while…