The End of March, 1941

Friday, March 21st, 1941 The first day of Spring was lovely but not too warm.  Jake came up and I had washed my hair. It takes all the romance out when one looks like that.  We listened to the radio and Chet M. dropped in for a while. Jakey heard that he may be called…

Easter, 1941

Happy easter, to those of you who celebrate it.  Babu certainly did and the church, and the family dinners, were an important thing to her.   Whatever you believe, I wish you cheer on this day.  I hope you can at least “Zoom” or speak with people that you are not able to physically be…

The Middle of March, 1941

Babu’s 24th year doesn’t start off so good.  Or, another way to look at it is that it actually started off with a bang.  😉 The Beginning of March, 1941 Wednesday, March 12th, 1941 It was hard for Ernie and me to get up.  We resigned ourselves to the bus but Peaches took us to…

April A-Z: World War tWo

And to think I thought I’d have a hard time finding something for “W” Monday, December 9th, 1940 I don’t mind working at the office when things are going well.  Lots of times I feel as if the girls don’t like me.  Today was all right.  Went to choir rehearsal.  Jakey must be getting rested…

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…

Together

It has been a little over two months since Babu passed.  It’s been hard, living here with all of her things, but not her.  Husband and I have been finding moments of joy and some of bittersweetness.  Her birthday is quickly rushing toward me.  It is next month.  It will be a really hard time…

Day Six: A Portrait

I’m sorry!  I broke the rules here but all I could think about were the amazing numbers of portraits in Babu’s collection of photos and one of my favorite ones.  (Technically, I did take a picture of this picture.)  I’ll also include one of my favorite ones I’ve taken of Babu. This really fun photo…

May, 1940: The Lighter Side

Friday, May 3rd, 1940 Tonight I was going to wash my hair before anyone came.  I was just about to dip my head in the water and the doorbell rang.  As a result, Jakey, Billy, Yvette, and I went bowling.  Now I have a new score to brag about – 92.  We bought a bag…

All The Best Intentions…

For the last two days I have been working on a post that seems too big for one post and too big for only two or three days worth of processing and reflecting.  It is about, well, mostly about, or maybe only a little bit about, “Jakey.”   I have been processing something about “Jakey”…

April, 1939: Hitler and UFOs!

Yes, you read that title correctly.  And I am so excited for this passage for two reasons:  I hate talking about Hitler, especially in today’s climate (I THOUGHT MAYBE WE WERE MOSTLY PAST THIS!)  but I love when history explodes out of the pages of these 80 year old books.  It’s like, I know a…