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…

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…

Retro Wednesday: Trolleys Part One

This is where something historical, the trolley system, meets something more.  Something intimate.  I read some research and I can tell you when the trolley system was put into place and when it was dismantled.  Who funded them, who approved and disapproved of them, I can tell you this history of these machines even in…

Travel Review: La Playa Beach Resort in Naples, FL

I have decided to give you an extra today to atone for missing a post while traveling.  Through his work, my husband and I got the chance to stay at La Playa Beach Resort in Naples, Florida. First, let me talk about the Gulf side of Florida.  Given my experience before this year I thought…

101 Things to do in 1001 Days One Month Recap

I can’t believe that it has been one month since I made these goals.  1001 days are going to go by fast.  This list has been an inspiration for me since, in writing it, I sought to challenge myself and encourage self care and relaxation in balance.  By reviewing this on a regular basis, I…

Sunday Share: Free

Why The Traveling Pumpkin? I haven’t figured it out yet. But I stumbled upon this blog and my need to escape was triggered. A girl can dream, right? Here is a post I thought was right on point and well said: 7 Reasons Why You Should Travel Alone At Least Once

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…

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…

December, 1936

It was my wish to complete transcribing December last month so while the holidays were happening in real life they were also happening in the past, but in the past and present for me.  Does that make sense?  It’s how I feel when I’m transcribing.  It’s the magic of this all being very real and…

Sunday Share

Happy Sunday!  This week I didn’t want to copy and paste the post I’m sharing or even reblog it because I wasn’t sure the formatting would come out correctly.  This blog is amazing looking, very professional and thoughtful and the pictures are AMAZING!  I don’t want to mess anything up so I’m going to put…

Balance…ahhhh…

We went on vacation.  For a WEEK.  And it was hard.  For the past few years we have done this dance where we himmm and haaawww about making reservations and when we finally decide on it, Adam will start saying not to count on it, it could change at any time.  We fight and freak…