Rec. another sweet letter from my sweetheart yesterday aft. I’m so glad you are getting a letter every day. I know it’s a good feeling – cause I don’t know what I’d do if I didn’t have your sweet letter to look forward to everyday.
I sure get a kick out of Bobby (Reich) – he always “helps” me look for the mailman – & when the mailman is late, I always tell him I’m going to “spank” him when he comes! He really likes that! And yesterday aft, when I left to go to Dot’s, Bobby was out in the yard & wanted to know where I was going. I said I was going to Dot’s & he wanted to know, “Why don’t you stay home & ‘get’ some letters from Uncle Frank?” I had to laugh – ! When the mailman comes he always gets so excited.
Honey, I hope you & Nielson got to go to the “Y” – & had a good time. Wish I could be the one swimming with you! Even if I had to swim “nude!” ha. I guess you’d like that, wouldn’t you?
Honey, I’m sorry those officers are so bad. Do you have any trouble with them now that you are inside? What new rules did they make now? I guess there will be plenty of guys get beat up after this war is over. The fellows aren’t going to forget all those mean things they did!
When I told Dot what you said in your letter about thinking about our problem all day – she said she guessed you were doing the same thing we were – worrying about it. I feel the same way you do – one minute I think I’ll come out no matter what it costs – & then the next minute – I decide it’s better to stay here. But honey, I wish you wouldn’t worry so much about it – I feel so bad about that! Please try not to worry – & we’ll just pray this is over soon & you can come home for good. If I tho’t you would come home in 6 or 8 months, I wouldn’t mind staying here so much.
The check from the Bonds came today. Frank, in case I don’t come after all – I’ll sure be sorry I cashed them – they were 2 yrs. old already & the check was for $153.50. – I guess the $3.50 was the interest. Oh well, I guess I’d have to cash them for the Dr. anyway – cause we don’t want to use any of the money at Holy Family – til we start to build our house, do we? This is sure costing us money – but as long as it’s for our baby – I don’t care. He’s worth a million dollars to us, isn’t he, hon?
I sure had a nice surprise last nite, Frank. About 7 o’clock – Dot’s bell rang & I went to the door & there was Jean & Marie! You know, the girls from work. Jane didn’t come cause she is on her vacation. Geo. Reich told them where Dot lived. I sure was glad to see them. They are such nice girls, I felt bad ’cause I didn’t call them & invite them out. I always meant to – but never did. Dot liked them & I know she was glad they came – cause she knows that’s what I need. She told them they should come out more often. We stayed at Dot’s awhile til it was time for the kids to go to bed – then we went to Geo. & had a malt. We came back to our house after that & just talked. They left about 11:0. I saw Ed Menze at the Drug store & he told me he rec. a card from you. He said he’d bring it down & show it to me cause you thanked him for telling you to try sleeping on the bed! ha. He never will forget that, I guess. He said he & Harry Sanders were put in 2A & something about getting called in November. I guess he’ll write & tell you about it.
Well, darling, I still didn’t finish my ironing on account of the girls coming last nite – so I guess I’ll do it now. I want to go to the Dr. tomorrow – & clean the house good Thurs. in case Helen comes. Please take good care of yourself, darling, & God be with you, always! Butch & I love you & miss you so – & are thinking of our sweetheart every minute! It will be so wonderful to be together again & we pray every day it’s soon! Bye, until tomorrow, darling!
All our love & kisses,
XXXX Jean & Butch. XXXX