February 15th? 16th?, 1941

For a moment I thought I had found the pictures for the Vaentines day dance of 1941, but I had not.  These are clearly the pictures for Zosh’s 22nd birthday and here is the passage from that day: Saturday, February 15th, 1941 Had a headache this morning from lack of sleep.  In the office the…

January 26th, 1941

Hold the presses.  I found pictures I didn’t know I had!  They are of the snowy, cold, January kind, but even though it is March 1st, they seem appropriate.  It is still so very cold!  I cannot wait for spring.  My garden is calling me.  But until then, here is January 26th, 1941: Sunday, January…

The End of February, 1941

Sunday, February 16th, 1941 Right about noontime Jake came up and we were going to read the paper but Chester popped in and asked us to go skating at Hampton Ponds.  His brother Fritz and Helen Boron and some other girls came, too. The wind was terrific so we didn’t stay too long. We spent…

Valentine’s Day, 1941

Friday, February 14th, 1941 Right after work we decorated the ballroom and it looked beautiful.  Jakey came for me and gave me a corsage when we got home. He also sent me a lovely valentine.  We got to the Sheraton a little after nine. We had such a crowd and a grand one. My gown…

The End of January, 1941

Sunday, January 19th, 1941 We spent a lazy day.  Then Jake came about 2:30.  We did crossword puzzles and then fell asleep.  Went to his house about six and were given supper.  Nellie and Caz and Jake and I walked down street and Jake and I went to see “Little Nellie Kelly” and “A Fugitive…

Mid January, 1941

Saturday, January 11th, 1941 We worked all day today.  The bosses were out so Ruth, Emmy, and I ate lunch together.  Even had wine with our dinner. We were silly and had fun all afternoon (we worked too).  Jakey came up to the office about 4:45 and we had supper together and went to see…

The Beginning of January, 1941

I love reading Babu’s sweet passages, and even better her witty ones, but this next passage was not one of either of them.  Passages like these remind me that this is more than just a hobby of mine, and it’s more than about just Babu’s life.  This is a real retelling of her life and…

Happy New Year!

This day is about firsts, so here is the first day of 1941: Wednesday, January 1st, 1941 Woke at 10 and was late for high mass again.  Balanced my book at noon and then settled down for a nap.  Jake came and joined me. Edmund stepped in for a while and then we dozed off…

The Holidays, 1940

Wednesday, December 25th, 1940 Had to go to High Mass and Eddie and Zosh came home with me.  The Nat came.  We exchanged gifts and Stretch and Jake came.  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,…

December, 1940

Sunday, December 15th, 1940 This afternoon Jake and I went skating and met Nat and her brother, Billy, Frank, Etc.  It was warm and even the ice was good.  Ate supper, which I prepared, and Peach washed the dishes.  Eddie, Zosh, and we saw “Trial of the Vigilantes” and “She Couldn’t Say No”.  Had ice…

Tobogganing, December, 1940

You cannot go wrong with a few passages celebrating winter sports, and the reality that when tobogganing, someone is always going to get hurt. Thursday, December 5th, 1940 The city hall crowd, Jake, Fila, and I went tobogganing at the Spfld. Country Club.  We got there early and went down twice by the way of…

What I Do For a Living is Love You

This is the transcription for early December but it feels so warm (and it actually was a bit warm, haha!): Sunday, December 1st, 1940 It was warm today and the snow got soft so we couldn’t go skiing.  Mom and Dad went to Bondsville. Jake and I read the funnies by the stove and then…