Day One: Coffee Shop

I don’t get out often, being a caretaker.  Thankfully, I have created a paradise for myself at home.  (OK, my paradise is a MESS right now, but I’m fine with that.)  This is my coffee shop. A photo challenge by Cassia Elisabeth.  

Images

Babu writes constantly about taking “snapshots.” but this blog has had a lack of photographs.  Granted, the snapshots she talks about are eighty years old.  When I started looking through old photographs and scrapbooks, I could only find books from around 57 and further.  I had the genius idea last night of asking my husband…

Sunday Share: Visual, Please?

I like to follow as many visual artists and their blogs as possible because sometimes I am too bogged down in words, words, words.  This blog from creartfuldodger showcases spectacular artwork in one of may favorite forms, collage.  Check it out! I liked this post in particular as it reminded me of my post Hindenburg…

Excerpts: May, 1937 “It was almost the end.”

Almost a tragic end: Thursday, May 13th, 1937 Such a night.  I was reading under the parlor lamp and the doorbell rings.  Mother comes in with a young man.  She flops on the sofa and just sits there.  Finally, we find out she was struck or grazed by this young man’s car.  Thank heavens!  It’s…

Sunday Share: America is Great.

This Sunday Share comes from a blog I am new and unfamiliar with called An American Song but I liked what I read.  This author has written a book where he (she?) interviewed people all across America, average people, and wrote down their stories.  It sounds a lot like what I do here with Babu…

January, 1937 Excerpts

Do you know how in a book or a movie where the writer will use the weather to create or support the mood in the narrative?  For example, sun shining and birds singing when a character is in love or storm clouds, thunder and then rain when the break up happens?  It is such a…

101 Things in 1001 days

I was inspired by other blogs to do this.  Some things relate to this blog, and some just to the blogger.  So here it is 101 things to do in 1001 days!                                                                             Writing: Dissonance: 1.     Get agent for Dissonance. 2.    Get Dissonance published.   TM: 3.  Post every day in 2017 and consistently in…

A New Year: 1937

I do get caught up in the feeling of a new year.  Hope and renewed energy, faith in our selves to make it better…It’s kind of like the excitement of opening a new book.  As with a new year, in a book you have a whole story about to open up for you, new people…

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…

Fall Excerpts – Lovely Things

Wednesday, September 16th, 1936 Robert Taylor alias Louis Bottigi winked at me today in advertising.  Said hello to the boy Ames who drove the car when we went to the prom.  Saw Teddy and Jeanette on their porch.  They looked very alive, modern, and rather happy I should say.  She was in slacks and a…