October, 1940: The First Week

It takes a while to get recalibrated.  I have posted about November, but not October, of 1940.  So I dove back into my transcriptions and felt immediately transported.  Now, here I am! Wednesday, October 2nd, 1940 Chester and Jake came up right after supper and wanted to go to the show so they waited while…

Lost Communication

The anniversary is approaching and I am feeling a bit raw.  I’m surprised at this. I keep reminding myself of the full life she lead, of how it was her time to go and of how it’s ok to feel sorrow but I can focus on those good, sweet memories as well.  But I just…

Thankful to Be Back, and for Other Things

Hello.  I have been away for so long.  An explanation, really just a list of excuses, is forthcoming.  The important part:  I want back in!  Of course, I don’t know if I can keep my word and keep posting on a regular basis.  But I want back in!!! I decided to post a quick piece…

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…

August, 1940: Part Two

Here is Part One: August, 1940: The Trip Here is something not to be missed while Babu is on vacation with Jakey in Amsterdam, NY and staying with Ann and Paul: Sunday, August 11th, 1940 We slept late and attended 12 o’clock mass at the Shrine of Auriesville.  After dinner we went swimming again but…

The Past and Present

I took a dare I made with myself yesterday and I shared a passage with Babu.  The dare was to give it one more try, see if it is as bad as I think it is every time.  I started with asking her if she remembered writing in a diary every day and she absolutely…

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…

July, 1940

I love when I get to write about the month I am currently in.  When I read something like: Cookie and I lolled around with cooling drinks on our front porch in the bright moonlight. I can say to myself, wow, that sounds nice.  What’s even crazier, is that I can go out on the…

Throw Back Thursday: Twitches of Fate

Yes, I am still trying to find the time to go back through old posts.  This will be post 426-I believe-and some of those I posted over a year and a half ago.  I took some time to read this post as I was intrigued by the title I chose: Twitches of Fate That Bring…

Uncomfortable, Part Two

It’s awkward enough reading and writing about Babu’s desires for Jakey and how she fights to resist temptation: Saturday, April 20th, 1940 Peaches and I went for a ride.  It didn’t last long cause we drove into our stall and almost drove ourselves to destruction. But some things are even more awkward than that.  As…

Uncomfortable: Part One

Now that I feel I truly exhausted February, March, and the beginning of April, it’s time I move on to some pages that were a bit more uncomfortable to read and left me wondering how would I write about them.  Writing about what is in these pages means writing about Babu.  No matter what I…

The Beginning of 1940

February, March and April, these are the days.  Love isn’t really heating up or cooling off, it’s nice and steady.  Wonderful!  The roller coster of love has turned to the lazy river for a moment.  And it’s so romantic.  So, maybe more like one of those Ventian boats a guy in a striped shirt pushes…