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Friday, 12/29/44, 9:25 p.m.
Tonight the Community Center wasn’t opened, so I thought I’d have one night in which I could fully relax, but no—
Fred is leaving [at] 6:00 tomorrow morning, so I sat around until he came & bid him a very fond farewell! The kid is no “slosh” on kissing; but he still has alot [sic] to learn—from you! Also, since this is Uk’s & Fred’s last night together, I did her nails & let her use my Chanel # [sic] 5, my girdle, my shoes, coat, scarf, gloves & earrings. However, I must admit that she looked stunning!
Boy, I was thrilled today to receive 3 V-Mails from you dated 12/18, 12/19 & 12/[?]. Imagine, the last two were in their original form (not photographed) & they reached me in 9 days. I’m sure not complaining.
War news was pretty good today, if you don’t consider the lives lost—to regain the territory from the Germans!
Glad you finally received my wire. Shall I try & send you another one tomorrow[?]
I lost the “winding appartus” [sic] on my watch. Dad is wearing Mort’s watch, so he gave me his to wear! As long as it keeps time that’s all I care about!
After nap hr., one of the kids awoke with a rash & a slight temperature. I got scared of scarlet fever & isolated him. Gee, I sure hope we don’t have any epidemics in my school. I try to give a good morning medical inspection & hope my ass’ts do, too! Told the parent not to bring him in the a.m. unless he gets a statement from a dr. that the kid’s okay!
Mort called this minute. He’s just fine—been trying to call for 2 wks.—was rather anxious about you as we all are—were--& they’re “pulling out” around the 7th or 8th!
I’m loving you every minute.
Recommended CitationSpeert, Edith, "Letter Written by Edith Speert to Victor A. Speert Dated December 29, 1944" (1944). Speert, Edith and Victor A.. Paper 152.