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Not Sun. nite 12/24, but
Mon. morn 12/25 with a
Yesterday, I made a steak dinner for just our family—shrimp, steaks, mushrooms, Fr. fries, tossed salad & wine jello for dessert! They all admitted I could cook!
Then, Sanf & Fred came over & we went down [to] the “rec” room & made a fire. Also took the tree & all 50 gifts down there. We all sat around the fire, roasted weinies [sic], talked & drank champagne. Sanf, Vic, Dad & I finished a qt. & dammit, I didn’t even get drunk! Had a few Scotch besides, but I really must be getting to be a drinker—hardly felt the stuff at all!
At midnite, Dad played Santa Claus & handed out the gifts! Honey, darling, you can’t possibly imagine how funny he was! He was hysterical & we all had lots of fun! I only wish I was lots more drunk, so I could have really, really acted silly, altho I did quite well for myself.
Uk got a “mess of gifts which she’ll no doubt write you about. Sanf got stationery (2 boxes) & Vita Fluff from Uk & self, and a tie from Mom & Dad. Fred got a picture of Uk & a book from us. Mom got a bl. bag from Dad & a fascinator from Uk & self & stationery from Sanf. Dad got a muffler from Sanf, gloves from Mom & a tie rack & after shave lotion from Uk & self. Now, for my “haul.” Boy, was I surprised when I got a gorgeous white slip & a lovely pr. of pink silk pjs from no one else than you—gosh, honey, did you really write Mom to get me that? Gosh, I nearly fell through the floor! Sanf got me an umbrella, your folks got me an ugly smock which I shall exchange & Sadie & Max got me a yellow sport shirt that is “out of this world.” Mom & Dad got me 2 prs. of lovely flannel pjs, “Whisper” cologne, the “$10.00 girdle I adored, another ugly smock (to be exchanged) & Uk got me alot [sic] of little things I need like toothpaste, stamps, hand cream, & “Bond 31” [?] cologne, 2 boxes stationery (this is one of them) & bed socks. I guess that gets almost everything.
I bought Ukie “I’ll See You Again” cause it is just about my favorite song.
Good-bye for now, dear. Longer letter follows this afternoon.
P.S. Must have been drunk—tried slip, girdle, etc. on in front of everyone.
Recommended CitationSpeert, Edith, "Letter Written by Edith Speert to Victor A. Speert Dated December 25, 1944" (1944). Speert, Edith and Victor A.. Paper 144.