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Thursday, 11/30/44, 9:45 p.m.
In bed without first taking a bath
Mail service isn’t too bad since today I rec’d your two V-mail letters dated 11/18 & 11/19. However, I still can’t help but wish for quicker service!
As yet, I haven’t rec’d your money order or package, but guess it’ll be around eventually. Sure hope my camera has finally reached you as I know I sent it the day you left the states.
I rec’d a letter from Lt. Amster—I’ll forward it to you as soon as I answer it. It was a very cute letter & did cheer me up—whether it was or wasn’t meant to cheer me up, I don’t know—but, it did! Also, heard from the Bjorkmans who said they heard from you. Gee honey, you should be getting mail from lots of our friends.
Heard from Mort today & he feels fairly certain that he won’t be in the states for Xmas. But—our family is rather used to having our loved ones dispersed around the world.
When I awoke this morning I had a slight cold, but what can you expect from living in a climate like this—snow & wind-nuts! So—I start to drive the car—ooph—battery dead! Dad & I pushed the car out of the garage & then he pushed me with his car & I got started. My battery is now being re-charged, oh shucks!
I figured up our budget for Nov. & the darn car is what made the budget so high. Honey, I balanced it by just adding it once—pretty nifty—huh? I figured you spent $85.30 this month plus some stuff I bought (toiletries) to send you eventually--$86.46. Here are figures:
267.00 You make
When I get the $80.00 you sent, I’ll call it $75.00 bond & subtract that from your column for next month. Catch? Here’s how figures stood:
1.68 – misc.
20.00 – rent
26.22 – food & meals out
15.05 – clothing
3.50 – beauty parlor
5.30 – Dr., diet & toiletries
86.46 – Vic
7.87 – papers, mag. & stamps
6.60 – cleaning & repairs
5.15 – recreation & entertainment
10.35 – Ins. 6.70-Vic 3.65-hosp. (mine)
6.68 – gifts
19.23 – car
3.429 [sic] – Rapid & street car
37.50 – bond, I bought
Gee, sweetheart, the longer you’re away, the worse it gets—I just can’t get used to existing without you. I love you very much. You’re ever in my thoughts & my heart.
Spoke to your mom & Sanf this evening—everything is okay at their place.
Recommended CitationSpeert, Edith, "Letter Written by Edith Speert to Victor A. Speert Dated November 30, 1944" (1944). Speert, Edith and Victor A.. Paper 23.