Rec. 3 sweet letters from my sailor today – also one from Mel & Catherine. I’m sorry I got started writing so late cause I’d like to write Cathy yet & tell her our wonderful news.
I washed out some things today & sewed on my two aprons I bought last week. Tomorrow I’m going to iron. I had an appointment to get my hair cut at 4 oclock & didn’t get back til after 5. Dot & I just finished dishes so here I am. I went to a beauty parlor at 4600 Morganford. Some man runs it. Helen & Elsie K. got their permanents there. He is really good at cutting hair – he knows Dad well & remembers me from when I used to work for Dad at Reynolds. He cut my hair short & shaped it real nice & made me promise to brush it everyday & not use water on it anymore! He had a pre-war hairbrush there so I bought it for $2.00! Then he sold me 50 cents worth of fluid that I should use instead of water. If I brush everyday & use this fluid instead of water, he said my hair would really look good, like it should, in a couple of weeks. The whole works cost $3.25 but I guess it’s worth it. I really should take better care of my hair.
Then I had rec. a notice from the “Group Hosp. Ins.” that it’s due again, so, of course, I sent in a money order for that. I paid it up for 6 months right away – so I don’t take any chances of losing it – That was $4.50 – but I think I did right in paying it up right away, don’t you, honey? My elec. bill was due too – $2.28 – so I paid that – Boy! I sure got rid of the money today, didn’t I? But now, everything is paid for a month.
Honey, please don’t worry about writing when you want to go to a show. That’s about all you get to do – so go as often as you can! Boy, we’ll sure have our fill of shows when this is over, won’t we, hon?
I’m glad you got your pea-coat. Don’t you wear it when you work if it’s cold in the mornings? Please wear it – even if you get it dirty – I sure don’t want you to get sick, honey. I’ll tell Mr. Nolte about the coat if & when I see him & thanks a lot for finding out about it.
I hope Geo. & all of us get their wish about us having a boy – but I’m not counting on it too much. Funny – but since I’m really pregnant – I’d just as soon have a sweet little girl. It doesn’t make any difference – but, of course, it’s always nice to have a boy for the first one. Don’t worry, we’ll have one or two boys, anyway! I’m so glad Geo. doesn’t have long sea duty – I know Mom will be glad to hear that!
It sure is a shame about your rate, honey. But I am glad the C.B.’s you work with now are nicer than in Utah. You don’t talk about Smith much anymore. He’s still with you, isn’t he? Tell him & all the rest of the boys I said hello.
Frank, I’m praying this is over by the time Butch is born but in case, it isn’t – it would be swell if you could get leave & get here the day I come home from the hosp. And you’re right about going back, honey – They would have to come & get you – cause I wouldn’t let you go! It would be worse this time than ever! I don’t even like to think about it!
I’m glad you don’t think you’ll keep your nite job – Navy life is bad enough & I think you should enjoy yourself on your time off. Go to the show every time you can, honey, & please don’t worry so much about writing! I want you to go to the show! I got more time to write anyway – I’m home all day -. So don’t think I’ll be mad if you don’t write, honey! I’m glad it’s getting warmer there – I’m so afraid you’ll start getting sore-throats again – or maybe get sick if it stays as cold as it has been.
Well, honey, the kids just came over dressed as “Hitler & Tojo” & said they are giving a show in front of the house – So I guess I’ll walk over for awhile.
This is an awful lonesome life without you, Frank, & I’m just living for the day we can all be together again – You, Butch & I!
Take good care of yourself, darling, & God be with you always! I love you & miss you more than anything in the world! So please hurry home to us!
All our love & kisses,
Jean & Butch.