Retro Wednesdays: Cocktails: Part Two

Here is part one from two weeks ago: Retro Wednesday: Cocktails As The Rescued Photo keeps finding out information about the “extras” in these pages like Stanley Midura and Milton Adams, I keep finding out about what Babu says she’s drinking. In January, 1941, Babu writes: Teddy gave us some straight Golden Wedding yesterday and…

September, 1940: Edmund, Fila, and Gladys

Last Saturday I wrote a post which started us all getting to know some of the “characters” I don’t talk, or know, as much about. September, 1940:  Nat and Stretch Two other names that often pop up are Edmund and Fila.  These two guys bang around with Jakey and seem to be almost everywhere Jake…

September, 1940: Nat and Stretch

It occurs to me that there are some characters in these pages I know better than others.  Zosh, Jake, and Ernie are the mainstays that I’ve read plenty about and heard plenty of stories about in “modern times.”  Well, Nat was also an important third to the Zosh and Emily, (that’s Babu!), show.  It’s a…

Throw Back Thursday: Milton Adams

Today’s Throw Back Thursday is honoring Milton Adams.  I have not forgotten about him as Babu’s encounter with him and mine in the pages of her diary was a jolting one.  Here is the original post I wrote about him: In Honor of Milton Adams Of course, again, The Rescued Photo comes through in an…

Retro Wednesday: Diaries: Part One

Hard cover, daily records, uniformed, informative.  The books Babu recorded her life into are intriguing even without her delightful quips, naive adorableness and astute observations.  Quite a few of them were obtained from Forbes and Wallace, a department store who produced diary after diary that looked exactly the same every year.  Not at all feminine for…

Retro Wednesday: Cocktails

If Babu goes somewhere and has a drink, we read about it in her expert record taking: We had a drink and went to Stretch’s, drank there, went to Eddie’s, drank and ate supper there, came to Jake’s had two or 3 drinks, then to Nat’s and last of all Zosh’s. If only she ever…

John Adamczyk and the Westfield “San”

Babu is a great record keeper and it throws me for such a loop sometimes when she does not input enough data.  For example, normally she puts the full date on the back of her pictures as well as everyone’s names.  I have been transcribing 1940 and gathering up all the images for that year. …

Searching for Stanley: Part Two

A cemetery can haunt you. I visited two days ago and I cannot get that place out of my mind.  I’m processing…well, the meaning of life and death, I guess.  I certainly want to do more research and go back and spend some more time. As I alluded to in yesterday’s post, Stanley was not…

Searching for Stanley: Part One

Yesterday I went to the cemetery.  As I told you in yesterday’s post, The Rescued Photo did some research on a kid who died when Babu and he were in high school based on a post I wrote from her diary.  Some of the information she gave me was that Stanley was buried in St….

Throw Back Thursday: Stanley Midura

I recently had a wonderful favor done for me.  It wasn’t something I asked for but it came out of the blue and was a lovely surprise.  The lovely blogger The Rescued Photo has been reading through the blog, from the beginning, which first of all warms my heart.  Let me be very clear: as a…

August, 1940: The Trip

This epic vacation Babu and Jakey take deserves first billing when it comes to telling you the stories from August, 1940.  It was a romantic vacation for two, and it was not initially meant to be that, exactly. Tuesday, July 30th, 1940 The heat wave is still holing us in it’s grip.  Cookie and I…

May, 1940: The Lighter Side

Friday, May 3rd, 1940 Tonight I was going to wash my hair before anyone came.  I was just about to dip my head in the water and the doorbell rang.  As a result, Jakey, Billy, Yvette, and I went bowling.  Now I have a new score to brag about – 92.  We bought a bag…