I’m starting this letter at home but will finish it over at Dot’s. It’s Victor’s birthday today & I want to go over early – but Pop is here now, draining the radiators & I have to stay up here til he’s finished so I can let the air out. I’m sure glad he’s doing it – I was thinking about it just last week & was wondering if I could get John to help me.
Well, Pop finished & here I am at Dot’s. She has the paper cleaner here & the paper hanger is coming tomorrow so the house is really a mess. I should have stayed home to write this letter, I can hardly write with all the noise going on.
We didn’t do anything last nite – I went to bed about 10:30. This morning, I went on Grand & got Victor a real nice shirt & loud tie! Dot & Vic got him a left-handed 1st baseman’s mitt – he wanted one so bad – it cost $5.25! Wow! But it’s a good one & he promised to take care of it. I just gave him the shirt & tie & he really liked it! The shirt & tie cost $2.00 altogether. I got a 25 cent checker game so Bob would have something to open, too. The board was 10 cents & the checkers 15 cents. They are in the living room playing it already. Victor is a pretty good checker player. They were always borrowing the kids’ next door so I tho’t I’d get them one. While I was on Grand this morning I saw Louise Bannes. We talked for over an hour & a half! She said Larry is fine but working pretty hard. Her baby is due about the 1st of Nov. I sure like her a lot. I hope, when you come home, we can all be friends & maybe have a nice house out that way.We’ll sure have to pick friends that have children of their own & really like them – cause we are going to have a houseful of them – I hope!! If we can have as nice a bunch of kids as Larry & Louise have – & be as good a Daddy & Mother, I’ll be satisfied. Louise is sure a good Mother. I wanted to go to the Dr. today but it was so late then – I then Pop came to drain the radiators – so I guess I’ll go tomorrow. Honey, I just happened to think, Dr. Riordan is taking Sept. off to rest up – sort of a vacation – he’s really been rushed. If he’s gone when I go tomorrow, I won’t be able to ask him about coming out there. I met his assistant, tho, whose taking his place this month – so I’ll see what he says.
I saw Jane & T. Joe awhile ago. Tom left yesterday but she is going to go down there in a week or so. She may come over tonite.
It’s cooled off a little again & I’m sure glad. Hot weather doesn’t go so good with Mothers-to-be! ha.
We all like Fr. Bremerick a lot – but I’ve never met him personally. I missed his reception cause I was working then. Dot went tho. He seems to be a grand Priest – but you know how some people are in this Parish. Most everyone likes him fine, tho. After they get used to Fr. Huelsmann being gone, it will be better. I go to Confession to Fr. Bremerick when ever I go & he’s really swell. ‘Course I’m not as bad as I used to be – maybe that’s whey! ha. (No drinking or cussing! Honest, honey!)
Frank honey, Dot’s in a mess – trying to get the house cleaned up & fix supper. Victor’s having about 5 boys over for a little party about 6:30 so I guess I’ll have to quit for now. I rec. your sweet letter written Aug. 31. Thurs this morning. another one came this aft. but I’ll answer it tomorrow. I love you so much, honey! How can I ever tell you? I’m so lonesome without you I don’t know what to do! I pray every nite we can be together soon! Please take good care of yourself, darling, & God be with you always! We love you so, & are just living for the day we are together again! All our love & kisses,
Jean & Butch.
Hope you can make this letter out. It’s so hard to write over at Dot’s when everything is so noisy! I LOVE YOU!!