April A-Z: Garden

My garden is waiting.  It greeted the late snow, and the snow again, as a spouse greets in laws to their home.  But, the garden is more patient and willing than that.  It germinates beneath the soil and sprouts bulbs and already flowers Daffodils.  It says: “Hello!” on those decent, just barely decent, weather days. …

Excerpts of Winter, 1938

Yesterday’s post brought strong memories of Spring but today’s post is a throw back to Winter. Ever wonder what winter in New England was like in 1938? Tuesday, January 11th, 1938 Ernie has been thinking of asking Bill Sheasby and I, Lincoln Butson to the Nee Wah formal but I doubt they’ll go if we…

December, 1937

1937, still moving into a new home, an alumni game which steals her voice, a bad case of laryngitis, a trolley ride with Ray Balut and Jackie Stefanik, Benny is going to the Rose Bowl, supposedly, finally a cozy home and steam heat, shopping for bedroom slippers, white sweaters, sport coats on sale, and portraits,…

February, 1937 Excerpts

More evidence that Babu only looks far away and not right under her nose: Tuesday, February 9th, 1937 Last dance tonight.  Francis Cebula and I went together.  Jaime gave me the ticket, bought me a sundae, took me home, but that doesn’t change my attitude toward him.  I can’t help it.  I just can’t go…

January, 1937 Excerpts

Do you know how in a book or a movie where the writer will use the weather to create or support the mood in the narrative?  For example, sun shining and birds singing when a character is in love or storm clouds, thunder and then rain when the break up happens?  It is such a…

January, 1937

The beginning of the new year did not disappoint.  They drove around blowing horns and her friend Harland climbs out of the car and dances on the running board.  Celebration and jubilation! After that bit of fun, January seems to be a month of many boys.  There are quite a few interested in her, and…