Day Seven: Children

I’m breaking the rules again and posting a vintage photo.  I mean, look at it, how could I not?

Sunday Share: Alphabet Haiku and a Photo Challenge

I got wrapped up in challenges this month.  I wasn’t looking for any, I swear!  But first came around Alphabet Haiku.  Did you know that Haiku was originally, and still should be if it’s not, considered a form of meditation?  I wrote one just for fun and then I saw that I could do it! …

April A-Z: December, 1939: Everyone Stopped by!

Wednesday, December 6th, 1939 Tonight at 6:15 Jakey rang the doorbell.  He leaned against some paint and I had to clean his pants.  Then Edmund came, asking if Jakey lived here.  Next came Filo.  Billy turned up last of all.  We discussed things and when Dad came home from work, they left to bowl. I…

October, 1939

Sunday, October 1st, 1939 Johnny Krol came home with me after church. Jake and Edmund told me to dress in a hurry so we could start for Amsterdam, New York. He (Ed) borrowed a convertible coupe Oldsmobile and we started off in style. Got there at 3:30. Had a good time at Paul and Ann…

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…

May, 1938

Her parents celebrate their 21st anniversary.  She continues rehearsals and they are a part of her reason for lack of sleep that threatens to cause a break down. I know I’m due for a break down soon with this need for sleep. The other reasons for her need for sleep? And another Bay Path memory! …

Kwolek

Emily Kwolek is Babu’s actual name.  Well, that’s her maiden name and it hasn’t been that for about seventy five years.  Kwolek is her father’s name.  I always refer to him as Dziadziu.  When my husband and his sisters were young, their great grandparents were still around.  Her parents were already called the Polish words…

Meet the Joneses!

Weekend in Vermont with her friend Ernie was something Babu would never forget.  I wrote about these passages a few days ago: Saturday, April 23rd, 1938 Ernie and I boarded the 12:40 train and got into Bellow’s Falls at three.  We and Mrs. Jones went to the sports show.  Harland and Chet came up in…