Well, I didn’t go to Mom’s today. It’s still cold & gloomy out but it isn’t raining today. We didn’t go to early Mass, either, it’s so bad out. We all went to 11 o’clock. I hate these week-ends without you & when the weather isn’t nice, it makes it worse.
We didn’t do anything last nite. Dot pinned up my dress & I spent the evening hemming it. It’s still too long but I think I’ll wait til I wash it before I take it up anymore. I can’t start fixing my “jumper” today, like I planned, cause I ran out of brown thread. I sure wish the sun would come out – I wanted to take some pictures today. Honey, I think this camera of Dot’s will be just what you want. George & Ed both said you could even take pictures without the “sight glass” in. But, I’m going to take it up to the camera shop on Grand tomorrow & see if they can put one in right away. If it takes too long, I’ll just send it as it is & maybe you can get it fixed quicker out there. Dot said she only used this camera about twice down in Evansville – then she dropped it & broke the glass & never did have it fixed. So you’ll have a nice camera in a week or so, honey. I only hope you can get film for it. It takes those small, candid pictures you can get enlarged if you want. I’ll find out tomorrow what size it takes & tell you then, in the meantime, you can try & get some. Maybe Geo. can get some too, if so, I’ll send them to you.
Well, Holy Family isn’t going to have a Fall Festival this year – but the Priest said this morning, starting next Sunday, we will get an extra envelope & for 5 weeks everyone should put a $1.00 in it – you know what I mean. There will be 5 envelopes – one for each week. Geo. R. said everyone in the Parish was really kicking about not having a Festival. But Vic said this morning everyone he talked to seemed to like the idea. Things cost so much now & are so hard to get. I think some people are just trying to find fault with our new Pastor, Fr. Bremerick, & that is why they are kicking. Maybe if Fr. Huelsmann were here this year, he would have done the same thing. I’m sure Fr. Bremerick will have the Fall Festival after the war is over. With so many young fellows gone from the Parish, it’s hard even to find workers. Then too, if everyone gives their $5.00 all that will be clear money. At that a lot of people will be getting off cheaper than if there was a Festival.
You know, I told you, Mrs. Grote died while the boys were home to see their father who was sick, honey? Well, Mr. Grote died Friday. Isn’t that a shame? They lost their Mother & Father in just 2 weeks. His funeral is tomorrow. In fact, the Priest said this morning, Holy Family is having five funerals in the next 3 days!
Well, honey, I put the meat-loaf on at Dot’s before I came home to write your letter – so I guess I’d better go back & help her. She was making 2 apple pies when I left. Whenever we fix something nice to eat, it always makes me feel bad you aren’t here to enjoy it with us. I told Dot the other day, I even hate to write & tell you we fixed something nice – especially if it’s something you like. I wonder what you are eating today? Maybe you are helping that fellow out in the country again – so maybe you’ll have a couple nice meals this Sunday, too.
I don’t guess the Armo will be open tonite, so maybe we’ll go to a nice show, for a change. The Avalon has “The White Cliffs of Dover” so maybe we’ll go see that.
Gee, honey, I sure hope you can come home soon! Everyday that passes – I think, well, it’s one day closer to the time we can be together again! Dot said this morning – with all the millions of people praying for the war to be over – surely God will answer their prayers soon! Honey, please take good care of yourself, & God be with you always! I’m thinking & praying for you everyday & just living for the day we can be together again – with our darling baby! Please hurry home to us, we love you & miss you so!
All our love & kisses, Jean & Butch.
I forgot to tell you – Mrs. Rossfeld said they are going to take T.J.’s tonsils out Tuesday. They are so big, & hurt him so – they can’t wait any longer. I don’t guess Jane will get to go back with Tom when he goes. She will have to wait til T.J. gets well now. I still haven’t seen Tom or Jane – they have been visiting his brothers the last 3 or 4 days. He is supposed to go back Friday but is going to try to get an extention for a few days, on account of Tommy Joe.
Honey, I’ll really have to quit now, it’s 4 o’clock already. Please be good & remember I’m waiting for you, darling, & will always be,
I love you!!!