Physical (and Mental) Exams

The rest of October is well documented in this post: Enlistment At the same time that Babu was calculating the measures, budget, balances, and calories of love and relationships, Jake was making plans for something else as well.  This something else would have its own ramifications on the fore mentioned.  Jake and Chet are continuing…

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…

April A-Z: November, 1940

Since I am so far behind, I figured I would add another post.  Trying to make up for it, ok? Saturday, November 2nd, 1940 Pouring rain for football games today.Jake and I listened to them all afternoon.His car has been in the garage all week being overhauled.He got it tonight and he, Fila, and I…

April A-Z: Lady Stuff

This post is a day late.  Sorrynotsorry!  Husband and I are on vacation and I have one motto:  “Don’t rush me, I’m on vacation!” Even still, I may have had this posted on time if I wasn’t himming and hawwwing about whether or not to publish it.  I have always been fascinated by this project…

April A-Z: Enlistment

Here we are, September, 1940, and, as we know, the rumbles of World War Two were grumbling on already – with out us.  A draft for able bodied men is about to take effect.  Some men will register for the draft and let fate decide.  Some, I’m sure, tried to evade.  It’s a logical thing…

April A-Z: Divvying and Dreaming

This past March was tense and difficult.  The 11th was Babu’s birthday but instead of her, we had a job.  Adam’s uncle, Tony, came from Tennessee and helped to start the process of doling out things that were hers and now theirs.  You can imagine how that can go.  At some point one night during…

Throw Back Thursday: Jakey

Since the start, I was looking for one name in all of these pages, and from the start, it would appear from time to time.  Like when the very story Babu would tell me about her first time meeting him appeared, exactly how she told it to me, in the pages of her diary: Some…

Retro Wednesday: Diaries Part Two

I’ve been writing a bit about the physical dairies themselves.  Check out these posts: Retro Wednesday: Diaries: Part One Throw Back Thursday: Advice Way to bury the lead, but the most interesting, an controversial thing in this diary study, is what was written on the diary pages themselves.  The other older diaries shared important events…

Andy Jablonski, Give It Up!

Monday, September 30th, 1940 After supper I took a bath and got dressed for choir.  We gave a party for Mary Cyron who is to be married soon and what a time we had!  Had fun with most all the boys but Andy Jablonski kept pretty close to me all evening calling me darling and…

Sunday Share: Kitsch

I’m not sure if I have shared this blog before.  If I haven’t, well then it’s about time!  I get almost the same amount of glee reading this blog as I do with Babu’s diary project.  (Understandably not the same amount of glee but it’s a wonderful blog!)  The blog is titled The Pretty and…

Throw Back Thursday: Advice

I am about to have a lot to say about the advice given with in the pages of Babu’s diary.  Next Wednesday’s “Retro Wednesday” post is going to be the second half of my study into they diaries themselves.  I was just reminded of an old passage and I will link it here: Cooperate with…

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…