November 8, 1944
Wednesday 1:45 p.m.
I’m starting this letter during the day because this evening I plan to go to Bedford & visit with an old high school chum of mine--Gertie Cermak Patchin. She’s the one who has her own home & twin daughters.
Enclosed is a comic strip from “Terry [and] the Pirates” by Milt Caniff. I knew you would be interested!! I get a “big kick” out of that strip.
Honey, I promised Uk I’d drive her to school this morning--thinking that, at last, my car would run, but dagone, if I don’t walk out and find a flat tire. Nuts!!! Nuts! Nuts!! I went ahead & took Dad’s car cause I had to get Uk to school--it was 8:15 & then, I took the car to work!
One of our teachers (Mrs. Kiefer) is pregnant, & oh gosh, they just don’t seem to get enough personnel to keep all these schools really well-staffed.
The weather has turned a little warmer & I think that is how I keep getting a sore throat--this continually [sic] change in temperature from one day to the next.
Honey--no moment goes by that I don’t think of you. You are a swell husband & I adore you.
Must attend to a few restless children.
Forever & ever yours
Had a swell visit with Gert & her husband, Ralph. They remind me of June & Kenny Bjarkman. There [sic] home is very nice, but a little on the small side for a young couple who hope for more children. The twins are really, really adorable & she’s really training them--no fooling!! Ralph is some sort of “ginder” [?] in a defense plant!
By the way do you know a girl, Sara Levine--E. 147th St.? Well, she’s a girlfriend of Gert’s & Gert has some “lush” gossip about Sara & Al Ralfe. Al wanted to marry her at one time cause he had gotten a girl in Columbus in trouble & thought that as a married man he’d be a little safer. Sara & he were datin’ for 4 yrs. So he though [sic] she’d agree to marry in the hurry--she was too smart for him! How do you like that for some real 1939 Gossip?
I got pd. today--$60.00 -$4.40 deductions. Shall put that check into our savings acc’t. per usual. However, there’s a 6th Was [sic] Loan Drive coming up, so my next pay check I’ll put into a band for you!
Haven’t rec’d our $50.00 bond from the gov’t, plus our $25.00 added allottment [sic} money for Oct.--shall write away & find out what is what. You check up too!
Uk got a letter from Fred--he’s coming home (he hopes) for 10 days (Dec. 17-27). Uk is quite happy about it, but forlorn that he can’t come to her sorriety [sic] dance Dec. 29--but, that’s the ways of the Army. Huh?
Your little girl really keeps busy--so busy that it’s hard for her to get to do just the little things--like sewing a button on her coat!
Must go gargle my throat which feels a little better today.
All my love always,
P.S. It’s raining!!!
Recommended CitationSpeert, Edith, "Letter Written by Edith Speert to Victor A. Speert Dated November 8, 1944" (1944). Speert, Edith and Victor A.. Paper 67.