Frank and his younger brother, George Hallemann
Hello darling —
It looks like I get worse & worse every nite — but I guess this will have to be a short letter, too. I went over to Dot’s tonite to write you, Georgie, & Mom a letter, & Vic & Dot were playing poker at Mrs. Dooley’s house next door. I said I had to write letters but they just insisted I play a while. I won $1.00 – & we quit at 11:30 – Mr. Dooley left for work at 11 o’clock – When we quit, Vic went home to put the kids to bed – they took Bernie to the Armo earlier. Then Dot, Mrs. Dooley & I got to talking & I didn’t get home til just now! I must be crazy! ha.
After work, Marie, Jane, Alici & I went to Herz’s & got a “super-gooey” sundae (I ate a sandwich also, for “Butch.”). Then I came home & wrote a letter, straightened the house, fixed my nails, washed a few things, pressed my new dress, took a bath, & got over to Dot’s to eat at 7:30! Had to hurry back cause Helen & I wanted to go look at a refrigerator for Mom on Shiller Place. We went to Confession on the way. The refrigerator isn’t much good & I don’t think Mom will buy it. We got back about 9:30 & I went to Dot’s. Saw Ed Menze & Harry Sanders at the Drug store before I went over & told them about “Butch.” They congratulated me & said they were sure going to write to “Pop!” Saw Mickey Meyer at last this aft. He really looks good. He said to tell you hello.
Oh yes, Mom invited Doc & Dot Raeder out tomorrow for dinner. Helen, kids, & I are going too.
Well, sweetheart, no letter today but I should get 2 or 3 Monday. I’m anxious to hear what you have to say about “Butch!” Dot finally called Aunt Ruth & she seemed so glad to hear from her. She isn’t mad – but said it has been too hot to go anywhere. Dot asked her why she didn’t come out while you were here & that you had asked about her all the time. She said she knew you only had a few days & she didn’t want to barge in! Doesn’t that sound just like her? She might come out this aft. So after I leave Mom’s I’ll go to Dot’s , then we can tell her our news! I’m going to stay at Mom’s all aft. tho, cause I haven’t been there on Sunday since you left.
I’m going to tell Pop & Grandpa about our baby too! I don’t care if they do think I’m crazy! I want old Grandpa to know, especially.
If I don’t answer Geo. & Mom’s letters soon, they’ll think I forgot them so I’ll have to do that tonite. Did you write Geo. yet & tell him? Catherine owes me a letter but I’ll drop her a line soon & tell her. I should write Aunt Effie & Helen, too.
Well, honey, take care of yourself for “us” & God be with you always. We are thinking & praying for you every day. We love you & miss you so much!
All our love & kisses,
Jean & “Butch.”
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