April A-Z: The Blow Up, September, 1940

I would bet some of you will be able to relate.  I currently have 19 posts in various forms of no where near publish-ready hanging out at the top of my screen.  What a great mine for posts when looking for gold during the April A-Z Challenge.  This is a post I began a while…

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…

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…

September, 1940: Nat and Stretch

It occurs to me that there are some characters in these pages I know better than others.  Zosh, Jake, and Ernie are the mainstays that I’ve read plenty about and heard plenty of stories about in “modern times.”  Well, Nat was also an important third to the Zosh and Emily, (that’s Babu!), show.  It’s a…

Throw Back Thursday: Milton Adams

Today’s Throw Back Thursday is honoring Milton Adams.  I have not forgotten about him as Babu’s encounter with him and mine in the pages of her diary was a jolting one.  Here is the original post I wrote about him: In Honor of Milton Adams Of course, again, The Rescued Photo comes through in an…

Retro Wednesday: Diaries: Part One

Hard cover, daily records, uniformed, informative.  The books Babu recorded her life into are intriguing even without her delightful quips, naive adorableness and astute observations.  Quite a few of them were obtained from Forbes and Wallace, a department store who produced diary after diary that looked exactly the same every year.  Not at all feminine for…

We Had Some Narrow Escapes

Were cars in 1940 harder to drive or is Babu just really bad? Sunday, April 7th, 1940 Maybe I spent all of a half hour at home today.  After church Jakey took me riding and gave me my first driving lesson.  He got provoked a few times but on the whole we did well. Admittedly,…

June, 1940: Taunton

I’m not sure if I shared with you that the choir Babu is a part of had a trip planned around a concert in Taunton, MA.  It looked as if Babu would not be able to attend due to her attendance at rehearsals: Monday, June 24th, 1940 I don’t think I can go to Taunton…

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…

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…