Rec. your sweet letter yesterday, dated Aug. 11. Honey, it’s not trouble to send you the paper. I only wish I could do more. Would you like to have me send a complete Post-Dispatch every Sunday?
I wish you would see a Dr. about your throat – but I’m afraid he’ll tell you to have your tonsils removed & I couldn’t be with you. Then I would really worry. I just hope & pray you don’t have any more trouble with your throat, honey & maybe later on when you come home you can have your tonsils taken out. If you do have any trouble, please go to the Dr. right away! Don’t fool around with it, hon.
Please don’t worry about any bills I have to pay Frank — if you do, I won’t tell you about them anymore. I sure hated to do it – but I had to cash that $60 money order this morning — I needed more vitamin pills & they cost $3.24. I really didn’t know what to do – whether to turn in my 2 bonds or cash the money order. What do you think, honey? Wasn’t it best to keep the bonds & use the money order since the money order isn’t good after so long a time? I still have the bonds & since I’m using your $60, they belong to you. What do you think I should do, honey, if I need money for a baby bed or something later on – cash bonds or draw money out of the bank at church??? And do you think they will let me draw it out? We should have it in both our names (or is it?), so there isn’t any trouble. I hate to cash bonds cause they are a pretty good investment & I’d like to keep all we have now. But I’ll do whatever you think best, honey. It might be less trouble to cash bonds, at that, than have a new note made up at church. I wish I could talk to you about all this – it’s so hard to write & explain it right. But I want you to know, I really hated to start using the $60 & put it off as long as possible but it looks like I’ll have to use some of it to buy a dress & slips etc. It seemed silly to cash the bonds when I had the money order laying around. Gee, honey, I wish you were home – it seems no matter how hard I try – all I do is spend money & you even save money on your little salary! I know you keep telling me to use it & I will for everything I need on account of Butch, but you know how I feel, don’t you, honey? If I could have worked just one more month, I wouldn’t have had to start using our savings so soon. Now, don’t you worry or think I’m worrying about money but I want you to be proud of me & I did have such a good start while I was working. All the money I’m spending now is necessary – guess I just feel bad about all the money we spent this past year but being with you those 4 months was worth it! Wish I had never come home!
Well, that’s enough about money — telling you how much I love you & miss you is much more important! And I do love you & miss you, honey, more than I could ever say. If my letters sound a little “low” sometimes – it’s just because I miss you so! I know I have the sweetest & best husband in the world & Butch is sure lucky to have you for his Daddy!
Well, darling, I have a little work to do – Dot took Bob to the Dentist this morning. Guess I’ll go over there this aft. I ought to go downtown & try to find a dress soon. Also, the screw on your electric razor isn’t working & won’t hold the blade head solid so I want to have that fixed too.
Oh yes, everyone at work told me I should put in my name for “Workmen’s Compensation.” They say I’m entitled to it & might as well collect it if I can. So I’m going to find out about it when I go downtown.
Well, honey, please take good care of yourself & God be with you always! We love you so much & pray everyday you will be home soon! I hope Bea & the kids can come to Calif. If they do, be sure & tell her “Hello” for me. I’d give anything to be able to come there, too! I can’t stand many more days without my Sailor! Please be good, honey! I love you! All our love & kisses, Jean & Butch