Saturday, January 8, 2011

OH in 1960: The Circle of Love told in the 3rd person

As usual, except for an occasional minor non-invasive minor edit to preserve anonymity, the content, spelling and grammar are the writer's. All In know is that the parties are probably in their early to mid-20s:

The most recent mess is this (told in the first person for reasons of clarity)

Paul is in love with Judy
Judy is in love with Paul
John is in love with Judy
Judy is not in love with John but feels sorry for him & tries not to hurt him.
Paul likes John and is in love with his books (approximately 75% of which he has not read) & is slightly annoyed at John for involving Judy in the whole mess (even though it was not John's fault)
John likes Paul for the usual reasons that people like other people, likes him even more because Judy loves him & at the same time dislikes Paul because Paul & Judy are in love

Now that we have a lineup on the player the curtain will kindly rise on Act I of our little play. The play takes place over XXX 31st weekend when I came into the city to visit Judy (NOTE: we have dropped the third person because two's company, three's a crowd) When I came into the city over the weekend John let Judy & I use his apartment, because he wants to do all he can for her & knows how much she wants to be with me.

However while he is away from the apartment he starts thinking of what Judy & I were doing while he was gone. So when he get back he is disgusded at the world & mad at himself. This only get Judy upset & that get John madder at himself & he blows his top & goes around yelling & knocking things over until his internal pressure finally drops back to 1 atm & then things are quiet again (for awhile).

Like this is really going to be some summer.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

mini-post from Nov. 1959

I acquired a new batch of mail to go through and this doesn't really qualify as a full-blown post. As usual, I have NO idea who these people are, but I was reading along and this little segment made me laugh out loud and wonder about Adam .

Joe and Adam came in Saturday morning (at 3:00 A.M., their plane got delayed four hours at Chicago due to snow) and Adam spent Saturday night here.He is a merry fellow, and quite lively once he got slept out. He had only one diaper with him when he came over here, so we were using dish towels. He sure looked fancy with those striped edges!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Overheard from 1962 : Tired of war and worry

On Nov. 2, 1962, a grandmother worries about her naval grandson and Pres. Kennedy was still alive:

We have not heard from XXXX lately. Oh, I hope we will not have to have another war in the U.S. again. I have already seen two in my life & I feel that is enough. The next one would probably be a world war. I think the president is trying his best to prevent it, don't you?