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Friday, 12/8/44, 11 p.m.
My most dearly beloved,
My letters lately are written in a hurry & I “skim” over details—that definitely does not mean that I don’t love you or don’t think of you. It’s just that if you were here, I could rest my tired body & mind in your wonderful loving embraces & “pour forth” my tale. But when I have to put it black on white, it’s awfully difficult to do when I’m exhausted! However, I hope that tomorrow night I will not be too tired to write you a long, newsy letter.
Finally got around to calling P.D. subscription office—I didn’t order it for you cause: 1) no guarantee of delivery, 2) seldom get[s] delivered before 4-6 weeks. Do you still want it? Rec’d your letter[s] of 11/27 & 11/28 air mail & 11/28 V-mail. To me, mail still seems slow, but I guess it isn’t too bad!
I’m not saving all the clippings from the 9th Army cause: 1) I haven’t time, 2) there is [sic] pages of stuff on the 9th in every paper every day, 3) I can’t decide what’s worth clipping & what isn’t. So, I’ll save you what I can & I’ll mail some of it to you.
Worked like a dog today & can’t even be sure of the help (housekeeper, ass’ts & cooks) coming in every day. The fed’l adm., Mr. Bryan, was out today & then I more or less just have to “bull” with him rather than get down to actual work!
Went to the dentist this evening & he had to X-ray all my back teeth. However, Mom & I are both crazy about Dr. Fuerst—he seems very conscientious!
Then, went to my dramatic group—two of my mischevious [sic] boys (aged 16) who recently decided to join & are good if they apply themselves—have a “crush” on [the] teacher. They tell me my glasses make me look exotic, but without them I’m sweet & will I go out & get a hamburger with them? I refused, but am expecting to see 2 pretty red applies on my desk next Fri.
Your exhausted wife adores you. There’s no one quite like Vic Speert—says
Recommended CitationSpeert, Edith, "Letter Written by Edith Speert to Victor A. Speert Dated December 8, 1944" (1944). Speert, Edith and Victor A.. Paper 9.