Beginning of August, 1934 Excerpts

She might seem like a wallflower fading into a corner…. Sunday, August 5th, 1934 Went to church again. They must think I’m a regular member. I like Sunday cause we always have company and it isn’t dull. But gee! I was sure I’d go home Saturday and I’m not so it seems. Adele said they…

The Beginning of August, 1934

For the first eight days of August she is home sick.  She expects to be leaving the first Saturday and is not and states:  “Honestly I feel terrible.”  And:  “If I don’t have something to do here I’ll go screwy.”  So she paints her nails and goes to church and plays horse shoes and goes…

End of July, 1934

The end of July had Babu feeling secluded and trapped, and slowly, she began to feel less that way.  She decided to go to camp, and left with out saying goodbye to Caveman.  It seems purposeful as she is angry at him for a slight and the next day is near him and doesn’t say…

The Woods are Full of Flowers

Wow!  This is late but I’ll have to be forgiven.  I was traveling. 🙂  I’m a little disappointed that I am not sharing something about what has been going on…in Baton Rouge…Dallas… the list unfortunately goes on…and neither am I writing about it.  Maybe this isn’t the place, and maybe it is, maybe all places…

First Half of July, 1934

I am thrilled to be transcribing summer again.  When I found the 1934 journal, I left a year older Babu off in 1935 in the height of summer.  I don’t know if it’s because I have always been in school, college for four years and then teaching for ten, but summer is unadulterated freedom.  It’s…

Mending Fence

Our neighbor next door is the best I could ask for.  She is truly lovely.  As a bonus, her husband is a police officer, a friendly one, and I feel safe having them next door.  She and I always say hello to one another with small check ins.  “Hows your grandmother?”  She always asks and…

The End of July, 1935 Excerpt

These three passages show Babu as an easily forgiving person, as someone who loved to have noise and entertainment around her, and as someone who held herself to high expectations maybe she’s never felt she’s reached.  They also show her as an average, highly dramatic teenager. A typical summer day: Monday July 29th, 1935 It’s…

The End of July, 1935

Summer.  Still summer.  She goes to Hampden Ponds, she goes swimming, she goes to the library, and helps around the house with chores like ironing.  Her cousin Edna is staying with them while she begins a new job locally and settles in.  She is wearing out her welcome and part of what’s causing a new…

First Two Weeks of July 1935 Excerpt

Sunday July 7th, 1935 It rains today.  All day in spurts.  I’m sorry for the people who planned to go to beaches but for myself I’m not a bit sorry it’s raining.  Read and slept most all day.  Sophie came up and we listened to the radio and talked.   I imagine this day as…

The First Two Weeks of July, 1935

Ahhhh summer.  Reading this month just makes me want it.  Swimming, job hunting, swimming, fireworks, swimming, everything you would expect, but of course, this isn’t just any summer.  This is the summer before college. The house next to us had quite a bunch of fireworks tonight.They’re still blowing all about.  Sat on the porch for…