Tuesday morning 6:30am
Good morning Sweetheart,
This way of saying good-morning and starting the day isn’t near as nice as it used to be, even if I did always hate to wake up.
Well, I got a letter, at last, yesterday-written last Friday. You and the censor must have had to say, “one for the money, two for the show, etc, before you could agree to let one out? Anyhow, I sure enjoyed it because it was from my ole man!
Your little girl is sitting here in her buggy, dictating, this morning with lots of grunts, goos, and squeals because she is happy. I told her, forty-‘leven times, that her Daddy may come tonite, see. Just wait until you see all the curls? She’s grown since you left!! She is getting enough hair to see, now, stands straight up, but it’s so cute. LeRoy and her Grandmother are spoiling her to rolling the buggy (in the house)- she’s sure getting to like it fast.
Mother eats supper with us every other nite and is over here part of every day, stays until bed-time, nearly every nite but she still sleeps over at Nina Faye’s as she can sleep better, because every time the baby grunted she’d be wide awake. But she intends to stay over here some, at nites. I take her with me whenever I go to the store and we drive around, a little. Your B book hasn’t come in yet and I’m going easy until it does, see.
We went up to Mr. Graham’s yesterday afternoon, got gas, oil, etc. He said give you his regards.
I took the baby in the Market yesterday and she stopped the show- one of the girls took her behind the counter and everyone wanted to buy her- even offered points per pound. She just looked and looked and laughed- she thinks people are such dopes.
Harrison is gone, honey, but I haven’t gone by Helen’s, she passed us going into National City yesterday, she and Eleanor have been running around a lot. Some one of her neighbors hollered at her, yesterday, and said they had heard Melvin was gone and she hollered back and said, “You couldn’t think around here without everybody knowing it”- I still can’t figure out why they take that attitude but guess it’s all right.
Sugar, you mustn’t worry about us, we’ll be ok, if we get sick, we have the clinic right here and everything. LeRoy and Jerry stay home with me, good, and help me every way they can, if I cook, they play with the baby and when I have to take her, they do everything else. I’m lonesome for you, all the time, as nothing could ever take your place, with me, but I don’t want you making yourself miserable worrying about us. We keep the doors locked and I won’t go out at nite, alone, one of the boys walk home with Mother every nite, too.
I do hope we can get back on our schedule this month, darling, as to my suit–we’ll see about that, I need everyday clothes worse, right now and after you leave here, I won’t have any need to dress up too much- just things to wear shopping. So, we’ll discuss what’s best when you are here next week. (We hope.)
We had a letter from the girl who lives in Pedro, that Nina Faye went to school with, saying if you came up there, I was more than welcome to come up, anytime, as they have an extra bed. Their telephone number is: Beacon 3067 J, if you should like to call them for any reason. Remember, you met she, Anita, her husband, Walter, and brother, Carol. Cahoon is their last name. Maybe we’ll take them up on the invitation sometime.
We also had a letter from Red- but I’ll not send it until tomorrow, if you don’t get to come home tonite, then I will. I’ll write him and you must, too.
Your daughter is acting up-looks like i”m going to be forced to go get her. I just stopped and rocked her to sleep but you know how she is about that laying down business.
Honey, I think LeRoy is beginning to wake up about his school work and wants to do better. We are planning how he can study more. I’m going to help him with his History and English so with us all aiding, he can at least get each day’s lesson. He has actually decided he wants to go to a higher school after High School and I told him how it would be. He can go back home to a school that doesn’t require such good grades. It would make me so happy for him to start realizing these things, as without an education things will sure be hard for him.
We have been playing cards at nite, helps pass off the hours. I try to stay up until ten, your daughter eats then, now, just as regular!
Honey, I’m sure neglecting you but Miss Prissy acted awfully ugly until after her bath and I’ve washed, etc, so the clothes will dry so you’ll be a little later getting this- hope you don’t miss a day, tho.
Guess what your little daughter knows how to do!!? She turns over on her back when I put her on her tummy! I was so proud of her and we needed her Daddy here to be proud, too, it would be so much more fun to share it all with you, honey! I still feel bad when I get to enjoy her and you have to be so far away.
The mail just came and I got 2 letters from my best boy friend. One written last Thurs. and one written Sat., the one I got yesterday was written Friday. Boy, do they help. I’m so glad you’re getting mine, now, too, darling, as that’s the least I can do is write to you while you’re away. I’m like you about the money, I mention it just because I hope it doesn’t get lost.
When I fed Mary Jan her Pablum this morning she ate 3 spoonfuls!! I was so surprised, she just kept eating and wanting more and I fed her all she would eat. There’s nothing the matter with your daughter except she’s so rotten she stinks, I told you, you were going to ruin her!!
I sure would have enjoyed being there when the ship was commissioned, honey, then I’d get to see you and your ship and everything. You know how badly I’ve wanted to go aboard a ship, anyway.
It seems like Ernie and Kay would write us, surely she’s had her baby by now. Guess I could write them and let them know your address, etc.
I’ve sent your address to Sis and Daddy but haven’t written anyone else much since you left.
HONEY, IF YOU’D LIKE DADDY’S PAPER, YOU’LL HAVE TO WRITE HIM AND ASK FOR IT, AS YOU HAVE TO DO ABOUT THINGS I SEND.
AM QUITTING, NOW, HOPING TO SEE YOU TONITE, DARLING, CAN HARDLY WAIT!!
PLEASE WRITE AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE, HONEY, MAKES ME FEEL SO GOOD TO HEAR FROM YOU-THAT’S ALL THE LOVING I GET , YOU KNOW.
Worlds of love, and kisses,
Your wife, Jan