For the third continuous day it is raining & believe me, it is miserable. Also, it makes my work twice as hard because the children get very restless & tired of staying indoors. Work was, also, particularly hard today because we got two new children—Douglas & Dennis. Douglas’ father is in the Navy. He (D—) is 4 ½--acts 5 ½--& probably has an I.Q. of a 7 yr. old child, but he has never played with children before & cries most of the day for lonliness [sic]. His Mom spent hrs. taching him songs, stories, etc. Dennis is approximately 2 ½, has the same home background as Douglas, except for a doting grandma. Now Dennis wants plenty [of] attention from everyone & tried to be the exception to all rules & regulations. Sooo—I did work hard today.
Then, the pay-off—Danny, aged 2 ½, had a BM in his pants—bed, etc. Well, I started to clean him & went “green”—I did clean him finally minus my entire dinner--& unless his mother can train him better, he will have to withdraw. Right now I’m still ill, & can barely write about it!
I meant to write you that we heard from Sol Al Lame yesterday. He’s in Holy now. His unit was just transferred there. He sent a “snap” of himself & his wife & as soon as I hear from you I’ll send it to you; but I definitely don’t want it to get lost!
Honey—my Xmas present to you is rotten—I tried to think of an original idea & couldn’t. Nuts! But darling—just remember that all my love goes with each individual package.
At teacher’s meeting today, we discussed our jobs in post-war. Personally, I think there is a trend towards more nurseries, but there’s 2 schools of thought on that subject! Anyhow—in the post-war period I hope I merely have to worry about my own kids!
Sweetheart, many times I feel I can reach out my hand and touch you! You are always with me! There’s something about you I love—adore—& that is all of you!
Goodnight my love,
Recommended CitationSpeert, Edith, "Letter Written by Edith Speert to Victor A. Speert Dated October 10, 1944" (1944). Speert, Edith and Victor A.. Paper 105.