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…

April A-Z: Absence

… This is having no reason to keep 480 packets of Polident. (We were unable to throw it out.) An empty room. (Filling with boxes to be sent.  This one to Tennessee, this one just down the street.) 2:00 comes (routine, routine, routine) and there’s nothing to do. We have started to fill our time…

A-Z Challenge Theme Reveal!

Hello everyone.  I have not been around these parts much lately.  As I have been working on drafts of posts and going back through all stuff Babu and this blog, I have been feeling myself unwind and feel lighter.  I need to get back to writing and here is my push! The April A-Z Challenge. …

April A-Z: November, 1939: Doubts

Here is an extra post for April A-Z for D.  I leave this here as a record of where Babu and “Peaches” or “Cookie” or whatever sweet thing she is calling Jake, are in this moment.  Yes, here is the typical Babu, doubting: Monday, November 13th, 1939 My honey took me to work this morn…

April A to Z: Dawn Dance

The first time I ever read about “Dawn Dances” was October 11th, 1937.  I wrote about it in this post: A Brief History of Dance Feel free to click on that link and check out the entire post, it was a fun one!  This is a snippet of what I wrote: Monday, October 11th, 1937…

April A-Z Four Hundred!!

Yes, my April A-Z is completely out of order.  I’m out of order!  I had to jump to “F” today because…drum roll please…this is my four hundredth post.  I find that amazing.  I think of the work I still have to do I think that this four hundred is a drop in the bucket and…

April A-Z Birds and Breakfast

I jumped on WordPress this morning in a scurry to catch up with the A-Z Challenge and my reader was full of birds.  A robin from nature has no boss and many cardinals from avian101.  I wont post the pictures as they belong to these photographers, but checking out their post is worthwhile.  They inspired…

April A-Z: Garden

My garden is waiting.  It greeted the late snow, and the snow again, as a spouse greets in laws to their home.  But, the garden is more patient and willing than that.  It germinates beneath the soil and sprouts bulbs and already flowers Daffodils.  It says: “Hello!” on those decent, just barely decent, weather days. …

April A-Z: Alligator and a Crocodile

All year I looked forward to the April A-Z.  Now it is here and right smack away I am 6 days late.  It has been a very hectic time for me and my entire wardrobe has been wool suits.  (To know what the means, click here: The wool Suit.) So of course I decided better…

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,…