A Day in the Life, 2018, and a Month in 1940: Part Two

Babu rises and shines again right around 8:30.  Ok, now we are back on track.  As she takes about 25 minutes in the bathroom I get breakfast started.  I should set my alarm in the morning a lot later because at this point I can do this in my sleep.  When the door to the…

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…

Responsibility. And what comes with it.

In September, we read about Babu’s new hashtag life goals. Saturday, September 23rd, 1939 Consulted Mother today about my paying board and managing on my own pay.  I think I will. Wednesday, September 27th, 1939 It’s so cold, rainy, and miserable out today. I can get no answer out of mother about what board I…

Images: August, 1939

  Sunday, August 6th, 1939 It dawned a hot, glorious day, and after church, Ernie, Billy, Jakey, and I started for Westerly. Jimmy’s girl was still sleeping so we went without them. We spent all day in the sun, slapping sun lotion all over ourselves. I don’t think this business of showing Jakey I like…

Look What I Found!

Remember the Nee Wah formal last month?  Oh wait.  I always do that.  I mean, the Nee Wah formal of January, 1939.  Since I just transcribed February of 1939 I look at the month before as “last month.”  The Nee Wah formal is this post here.  Go ahead, click on it.  I updated the post!…

The Vintage Photo Contest Winners!

Number 7 won by a landslide with 11 votes!   Number 9 came up next with 5 votes: J.L. would be happy to know he won so many hearts! 15 and 29 tie for third with 4 votes each. Honorable mentions are 22 and 23 and they had three votes each and they get honorable…

Excerpts from June, 1938

Thank you for voting yesterday on your favorite vintage photo.  If you haven’t already – I’d really like some more votes.  🙂  Click on yesterday’s post and vote in the comments.  Share if you would like to.  I’d appreciate that.  I am going to give it until the end of the day tomorrow and then…

January, 1938

A new year, to bed at noon, a ride in the Cord, a pie ate in the kitchen, a diary read by prying eyes?  Jeb here to see Ernie, listening to the radio with Zosh, lots to do at work, Firefly and a Donkey Serenade to remember, lunch at the expense of the company and…

A Brief History of Dance

In last Saturday’s post, I wrote about how Babu was getting out of the house and having more fun.  If you couldn’t have guessed, most of the outings are to dances. Monday, October 11th, 1937 Registered at cooking school and made breakfast.  Zosh wore Helen Oparowski’s dress to the banquet.  She looked lovely.  Nat and…

Excerpts Spring, 1936

I haven’t posted excerpts in a while.  These are merely the best of the best! Wednesday, April 1st, 1936 We rode to the fare limit and state limit this afternoon.  Mr. Mitelski (he’s in my Economics class) obliged.  It was a smooth number, + equipped with a radio.  He seemed to be a careless driver,…