My most beloved darling,
While I was in town today, I bought you some stationer & couldn’t resist this stuff for myself. It is novel—eh?
Altho’ this stationery lets you know it’s “blue Monday” & the weather being “bleak & dreary” tried to impress me so, it was a good day for me. I started work.
Cleve. now has a school used primarily for giving the teacher one week’s orientation work. To me, the lectures so far have been everything I’ve heard before & of course, our observations of the children is uninteresting to me in that I’d rather work than observe. The teach[er] in change [sic], Miss Cadle, is a rather young girl & seems to want to be cooperative. However, I sort of resent her, as I like to have a free hand in a school & in this system, your initiative is “squelched” by both the head teacher & the supervisor. From a “work standpoint” I’d have been far happier in Texas; but—perhaps L’ll [sic] get something out of working here—if only $130.00 per four wks.
I think my volunteer work will somewhat compensate for what I miss during the day.
Last night Uk slept with me & we talked until the “wee hrs of the nite.” Naturally, we discussed our family, friends & concluded with a lengthy discussion on sex. That kid is really smart, Bubs!
Darling—it seems that all I do is think of you—no matter whom I meet & see—I talk about you.
Today, 3 other teachers started the orientation course with me. Eileen (a college grad. but former defense plant worker); Margaret, a Japanese girl, sent from a Relocation Camp in Calif., who has only had volunteer training in the field, Blanche, a colored girl, college backgr., with 3 yrs. experience in Youngstown, O.
Margaret lives with some people here in Shaker, so I imagine we will have some interesting discussions on the Rapid. There are quite a number of Jap-Am. girls employed in the various phases of work in the Welfare field in Cleve.
However, Blanche is the most interesting of the group. She has served on an inter-racial councel [sic] in Cleve., traveled the country (inc. La.) & comes from a very cultured family. I’d certainly like to see more of her.
Anyhow, I naturally told the girls all about my wonderful hubby!
Babinyon—I’m sure you’re on your way as I didn;t [sic] receive any mail from you today. Good luck, my sweets & hurry home!—I’ll be waiting’!
Sweetheart—I sent in a subscription for you & Morty to Coronet. Also—would you like a lighter?—Is there anything else I can send you as I’m making up your Xmas package?
Oh, yes—Gloria Talisman Cohen (Sgt. Marv Cohen’s wife (he’s one of the red-headed Cohens) gave birth!
Mort & the family are still running around seeing people. Wed. night, I guess, we’ll have people here, & so I invited your family over. Then this week-end Mort is going to Comumbus [sic].
Tomorrow & Wednesday I work 9-5; Thurs. 8-4; Fri. 10-6; & Sat. I only work 8-12—I have a ½ day off. You see, we take hrs. even to work in the “orientation nursery.” I’ll no doubt be assigned to Glenville, 105th & St. Clair, but it’s not definite, as yet.
I adore you, my sweets!
All my love forever,
Recommended CitationSpeert, Edith, "Letter Written by Edith Speert to Victor A. Speert Dated October 2, 1944" (1944). Speert, Edith and Victor A.. Paper 115.