March, 1937 Excerpts: Dual Theatre and the WPA

As I said yesterday, the dramatic tension of March was how Babu was going to manage being cast in two plays at once.  The first was the WPA play: Monday, March 1st, 1937 Surprise?  I’ve got a part in the WPA play “Correspondence Courtship.”  That of Bessie the dumb shop girl.  Oh!  If only I…

November 1936 – “The Political Hub Bub”

Early In November Babu writes that the “political Hub bub will be over soon.”  She is talking about the 1936 election. Thursday, October 1st, 1936 Politics is a curious business.  Present Roosevelt talked tonight.  It was a wonderful speech.  Full of fire, conviction, and concern for the welfare of the American people.  As soon as…

6,000 Birthdays

When Babu read the passage about FDR’s birthday being celebrated with 6,000 parties I wondered out loud: “Why?”  She asked about what his reaction to that was in her journal and she talked about the fact that a record of his reaction must actually exist.  She was right.  Ok, Babu.  I get the point.  I…