Archive / January, 2010

Due Date Passed and Still No Baby…

What Has My Grandma, Maggie, Been  Doing these Last Few Days???? January 29th, 1937 This mythical date which we have bandied about for so long came and went and nothing happened. Took a walk, bought case of 88cent wine, enjoyed the sunshine and mild crispness of 39-degree day, home and read In Sweden: the Middle […]

Magic in Vietnam and Catching Up on Manhattan, 1937

What Has Suzanne Been Doing Lo These Many Days????? January 30th, 2010, Brattelboro, Vermont Today am catching you up on one, two of my grandma’s long lost days because yours truly has been lolling around in bed with Lyme Disease, feeling very much like I got in a fist fight with a Sumo wrestler. And […]

When In Doubt: Marry a Hungarian

January 26th, 1937, Saint Mark’s Place, Manhattan, Maggie’s diary continues: Anticipated quiet day and evening so called Edith about lunch.  Had lunch at Charles’— chiffonade salad—and she said they had been to two parties at Studin’s where she met *Edward J. O’Brien whom they didn’t like, said he was a flabby, affected, poseur, celebrity hunting.  […]

Breakfast With Trotsky

January 24th, 1937, Saint Mark’s Place, Manhattan, Maggie’s diary continues: Trotsky at his finest: Read Bitter Victory, war novel translated from the French and fair enough, for a while after breakfast, then out to walk down Second Avenue and across Houston Street and up through Washington Square in fine but persistent mizzle.  Home drenched and […]

A War in Spain and A Visit to the ER

January 23th, 1937, Saint Mark’s Place, Manhattan, Maggie’s diary continues: Ilya Ehrenburg and Gustav Regler with Hemingway, 1937, Spain: To doctor who seems to think it won’t be long now. Very jovial, had just delivered woman who was in labor only two hours.  He said my umbilicus ceasing to pout.  Took handbag into Bonwit Teller […]