April A-Z: Insufficient sleep

You really cannot say that Babu had a wild life.  She did everything a good woman of the time was supposed to do:  waited until marriage, did well in her college studies, got work and was, for the most part, a very dependable employee.  Even still, here is one passage I will never forget: Rumble…

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…

A-Z Challenge: Hair

Yesterday, my mother came over and together we washed and set Babu’s hair.  This was my second time doing it since her hair dresser that would come to the house retired and is no longer coming.  Man, I miss her. The first time, Adam took care of washing and my mother and I set her…

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: 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…

The Big Day

The big day, Babu’s 100th birthday party, was a grand success! Before I spill the details of the wonderful time we had, I need to go back a little ways. I feel the need to share how difficult and terrifying all of this was. It’s been building for at least the last six months, this…

Babu’s 100th!

Yes!  Babu is 100 today.  She is happy, healthy, and surrounded by family.  Here she is getting ready for the big party:   There will be a big shindig tonight and therefore, many more pictures!  I will share them with you soon.  I am looking forward to sharing more diary passages and vintage photos with…

Help! Can you suggest song titles?

Hello everyone.  Some of you know this already, but Babu is turning 100 in March!  We, of course, are having a whopping party and I am going to make a video slide for the special event.  When I make videos like this I like to choose three songs and that’s where I need your help. …

Just Tonight

At the end of this long week I got home and was tired.  I could have called it bedtime, except for dinner being in a half an hour.  By “dinner” I mean making Babu her dinner, and then all the steps to take care of her until she goes to bed around 11.  Husband is…

October, 1939

Sunday, October 1st, 1939 Johnny Krol came home with me after church. Jake and Edmund told me to dress in a hurry so we could start for Amsterdam, New York. He (Ed) borrowed a convertible coupe Oldsmobile and we started off in style. Got there at 3:30. Had a good time at Paul and Ann…

The Mystery of the Hidden Teeth

Two days ago I get up to get Babu’s breakfast ready and I notice something is off.  Her teeth are not in her overnight container.  This could be bad.  One of two things happens when the teeth are not where they are supposed to be: 1.  She slept with them in.  This is rare because…

Memory, Records, and Truth

I just read a wonderful post that explains why I fall so easily into the cliche of being more reflective this time of year. In this post The Beauty Along the Road writes: Liminal Space Posted on December 23, 2017 by Beauty Along the Road One of my favorite things to do in the liminal…