Since I came home late last night & since I opened the nursery this morning, this is the only chance to write to you today. And, no day could be right if I didn’t mail a letter to you! Altho’ I got here at 6:20, the nursery officially opens at 6:30, & altho’ it’s opened, no one has, as yet, showed up this morning.
Gosh, that last paragraph sounds awful, but what can you expect so early in the morn?
I was off at 12:30 yesterday & by the time I stopped in the store & got the big car (little car is still being fixed) & got home it was 1:45. I was exhausted, so I slept until 2:30.
Then, Mom & I went grocery shopping & I went to the P. O. to mail your Xmas package. Whatta line! Mom says she will mail it today downtown. Honey, I think Amy Embry will spend the weekend with me, so I bought shrimp (fresh), avocado & filet mignon, plus mushrooms. I think we ought to have some good meals.
Well, at 5 p.m. I was all “spiffed up” & back at the nursery. We had a PTA Meeting (tea) & it was very successful. I found the parents as a whole very responsive & cooperative. Also, most of them seemed to feel a nursery teacher is a professional & an authority on child care. I was flattered, but glad that attitudes are somewhat changing.
None of the children here seem to have major problems. As a whole they are a nicely, trained group, so my work isn’t as difficult as it might be.
Mrs. Bennett (N. T.) has been swell to me, & so far, I haven’t any complaints.
Last night I went to the Open House at the Thomas Edison Community Center. I met some other very nice volunteers. However, they don’t need me for swimming & so far, I’m not working with adults. I’m to do dramatics & newspaper work with children (11 – 16). The response for dramatics was good, but only girls seemed to want it. The response for newspaper work was poor. Well, when everything is better organized I can see where I stand.
However, I’m not enthusiastic about working all day with children & in the evening, too! But, I’ll hold tight until I see what’s what.
I love you, sweetheart! You are always right with me no matter what I say or do—you are part of me. In this lonely school now, I can feel you looking at me. Darling, all I want to do is make you happy—love you!
First child just arrived. His mother, Mrs. Vick, just told me her husband just completed basic trn. at Camp Robinson & is now on his way to Ga. for O. C. S.—probably Fort Benning.
I think this aft. I’ll go home & sleep. I got in at midnite—really, I’m tired! This a.m. I left the house at 5:30 & I must admit it was pretty “scary” getting down to work.
All my love always,
Recommended CitationSpeert, Edith, "Letter Written by Edith Speert to Victor A. Speert Dated October 14, 1944" (1944). Speert, Edith and Victor A.. Paper 99.