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Friday, 11/24/44, 9:15 p.m.
How I am existing without you I don’t know—I just don’t seem to be a whole person—half of me is gone! Your letters are the only things that keep me going. Somehow or other, when I read how much more lonesome you probably are than I am, I think I’m a “stinker” for torturing you with my feelings about not being able to go on & I get a lot of incentive to do the things I know you’d want me to do.
When I found 4 letters from you this evening, I was elated. They were dated Oct. 26 (air mail), Nov. 9 (V-Mail), Nov. 10 (air mail), Nov. 11 (V-Mail).
Honey, you sure are seeing Europe—altho you’re definitely seeing it at its worst. However, I do hope you are enjoying some of your travels even though it is with the U.S. Army.
Sweets—starting Oct. 25th until about Nov. 5th, I sent all your mail to APO 17064. I certainly hope it is forwarded to you. All the rest of the time your mail & all packages have been sent to APO 84. Anytime you do get a mail delivery, it should certainly contain several letters from me. I bet there’s ½ [a] storehouse of mail for you somewheres [sic].
Of course, I called your Mom & told her I rec’d some mail from you. Her first question: “Is he fighting?” I didn’t even feel badly that I couldn’t answer it!
Heard from Mort today & also Uk rec’d her gift from him—4 gorgeous prs. of socks & Mom rec’d a pr. of beautiful gold earrings.
Oh yes—we also heard from Alma & Harold. Harold had the grippe but is okay now. Eventually, I’ll forward the letter to you!
Today, I bought a $50.00 bond with my paycheck & deposited the rest in our savings acc’t—we now have $360.00. However, I’m still “sweating out” several things:
1) Our bonds (deducted from your pay)
2) The $25.00 extra for Oct. allotment
3) Your watch which [the] P.O. is trying to trace for Bulova Watch Co.
I have written letters on all of the above.
My darling—I live only for you!
My love to you always,
Recommended CitationSpeert, Edith, "Letter Written by Edith Speert to Victor A. Speert Dated November 24, 1944" (1944). Speert, Edith and Victor A.. Paper 36.