Hello my darling –
Well, I don’t know what to think – I still haven’t had a letter from you. I keep telling myself it takes longer to get here from Calif. – it may take til tomorrow for it to get here. Maybe you haven’t even rec. the Air-Mail & other letters I sent you, yet, & don’t realize how worried I am. I tho’t as soon as you rec. my Air Mail you might wire me or send a Special Delivery letter. Vic keeps telling me you are probably busy & if you are anywhere near the explosion, were probably called to help in repairing the damage at Port Chicago. Dot was really surprised I didn’t get a letter today, I know, but tried not to show how worried she was. Honey, if you are called to help at P. Chicago please, please, be careful! You might not be near it at all & I’ll surely get a letter tomorrow explaining everything. I haven’t called Mom anymore because I can’t tell her I heard from you at last. It would just worry her more. But I’ll call just as soon as I get a letter!
Well, darling, we had a nice evening. Just sat around & talked & laughed with the kids. They are really clowns! Dot said there’s always a “floor show” over there! Don’t know what I’d do without them! When I got home there was a great big electric Victrola sitting in the bedroom at Dot’s. It has a bad tube & needs some work done on it but Vic bought it from a guy for $15-. Vic sold their old table & 4 chairs to another guy for $7- So he figured the Victrola cost him only $8- Then they had a fellow come out from Ludwig’s to appraise the old piano & he gave them $5- & will move it out & pay for that. They were lucky to get $5 for it. So, counting that $5- the Victrola came to $3-. Vic wants Ed. M. to come over & see about the bad tube. The radio man on Morganford said the tube would cost $2.85 but they are pretty hard to get. Dot bought 2 records today but they sound awful with one tube burned out & whatever else is wrong. We had a lot of fun with it, tho. I hope we can get it fixed up. You know how we will enjoy records! It’s a pretty cabinet but wait til you see how large it is! It’s about as large as one of those “juke boxes!”
I mentioned something about water-melon the other day & here Dot had a half a melon tonite! I wanted to pay for it but she wouldn’t let me. We just had some before I came home. It was so good & I tho’t of you & how well you like it – so I ate some for you – & some for “Butch!” ha.
Honey, I’m feeling swell & even that sleepy tired feeling is gradually going away! Of course, I still have to get plenty of rest. Don’t worry about me! I don’t even have pains in my side like I used to since I’m pregnant! I think it’s doing me good! When I quit work I’ll feel better yet! Honey, I’m anxious to quit except for one reason. You always said I’d never be able to save any money but just in these 2 months – I paid my dentist bill & Mom off (or will when I see her) paid all our little bills – gas, elec. – florist, etc. & even bought dresses & shoes! Just think what I could do if I continued working! I’ll even get a $25. bond when I get paid next time! But of course I won’t be able to save anything much after I quit. Oh, I wouldn’t take all the money in the world for the wonderful thing that is going to happen to us, — but I’d like to prove to you, I can save — & I would if I continued working! I’ll bet in 6 months I could have put a lot of money back in bonds to make up what I spent on my trip! But of course, Butch is worth all that & a million times more! You’ll have to admit I did pretty good in 2 months, anyway, didn’t I? ha. Why I even went to the Armo 10 or 12 times a week! ha.
Honey, have you ever tho’t about who we’ll ask as God-parents for our baby? Let me know if you have any ideas. We have plenty of time to think about it!
Dot & I are going to the Dr. tomorrow nite.
Oh yes, the kids are so excited! They are going to get up at 3 o’clock Sat. morning & go fishing with Vic & another fellow. Bill Kreiger, I think. They can hardly wait to go. I told Dot, since they will be gone til Sat. nite, she should meet me at 1 o’clock Sat. & we’d have lunch downtown & then see a nice show. If we have time, I’d like to price “materntiy” dresses. I want to get one real nice one & then a few nice aprons to wear around the house & in the evening. I don’t need them right now but want to start looking at them. My nice brown dress is already getting a little tight, tho.
Well, sweetheart, I’m praying I get a letter tomorrow. If I don’t – I don’t know what I’ll do! Please take good care of yourself, darling, & God be with you, always! I love you so much & pray everynite you love me just half as much! I miss you so darn much & think of you every minute. I hope you will be home soon! The war news is sure encouraging the past few days, don’t you think so, honey? Hope & pray God is going to tend all this at last!
Be good, darling, & remember I love you & am waiting for you! Please hurry home — Butch & I are so lonesome for you!
All our love & kisses,
Jean & Butch.
P.S. I ran out of little envelopes tonite so had to send this in a large one!