Well here I am again your old Toronto wife and I am now just getting settled back into my routine after coming back from our vacation.
Darling, we had a wonderful time on vacation and it was so relaxing and we spent lots of time eating, swimming and talking with other folks who were up there at the camp grounds. Beverley certainly did like the water but we made sure that she did not get too much sun, but I sure did oh boy what a tan I have.
I am feeling grand right now and I think I have been putting some weight on and I am not sick at all. Darling I have not told a soul except you of course about the possibility of what is happening to me, and to us. I think that I will go see the doctor that took care of Mother when she was pregnant with Beverly just to make sure that everything is OK and that I can be rest assured that things will not happen again. Of course this is really not up to me but up to god so I am praying every night that things work out just fine.
I have decided after talking it over with Mom and Pop that I will go back to work. I will try again to see if I can get into the general office and see if my old job is still there. If not I am sure that they will put me to work in the parcel department, but as you always say they are always in need of good gals to work in Eaton’s.
Dear you mentioned that I should take things easy, and I have been and making sure I get lots of rest. I went to the show with Mom last night and we saw an ok picture. We then decided to walk along the Danforth as the weather was so nice and warm and then we stoped into get some ice cream. I decided to get a Sundae and I ate every last morsel of it and Mom looked at me kind of funny but I did not say a word. Bill dear, I have not received the little present that you were telling me about so I will wait for a few more days and let you know.
Pop went back to work and he said that if he could, he would have preferred stayed at home for the rest of his life taking care of Beverley, if that were only true.
I stopped in to say hello to your Mother and Father but they were out. I called them later in the evening and we had a grand chat on the phone. She was telling me that she had wished that you had been able to stay longer than 1 day when you brought me back down to Toronto, and that she wished she had a chance to bake something nice for you so that you would have something nice to eat not he train ride. She is really happy that we had the time together down in Halifax but I think deep down that she is happy that I am back in Toronto so that we can spend time together shopping or going to the show, as I think she is getting a little tired of your Pop always asking her questions about you. But you know dear how they get on and maybe you should drop him a line.
I have not heard form Marg but I am sure she made it down to Newfoundland without any incident. We are all hoping that we hear from her soon and that she send her letters to our house and not the Simpsons as if she does that we will never know what is going on as I am sure that they will not forward any of her mail to her Mom or even me!
They had quite the affair at Riverdale park and we went to the picnic. Everyone was there, Mom, Pop, Beverley, Irene, Jessie, Aunt Jessie and we had a swell time. There was lots of food and I ate for on the cob, cucumber sandwiches and I drank at least a bucket of ice tea. The only thing that was missing dear was you and I sat on the blanket thinking of all the times we are missing but hoping and praying that we will have such good time again in the future when you come home and we have a little one to sit on the blanket with us.
So dear, I will have to close now as I am getting sleepy and I think I will need to hit the hay as work will start soon. I am sure that once I am back in the office wherever they place me I will have lots of gossip to tell you, and some gossip from the street as well seeing as we are all back from vacation.
So loving you more and more each day, and hoping all works out for us,
From you wee (if not a little bigger) wife,
Well dear I received your wee note yesterday dear and was very glad to hear that you received you ear-rings and that you like them. I just wish that I was home to be able to take you out with them on dear and I could be the happiest guy in Toronto. I bet you would really look lovely, you know that I think you are the prettiest of them all anyway.
Well dear your holidays are over, up at Lake Simcoe and by what you have told me I guess that you must have had a pretty good time and I am glad to know that dear because I don’t want you to have a miserable time while I am away.
I received my Mother letter or rather my Dad’s and I was very glad to hear from them. I was sorry to hear that Pop ruined a tire on his trip and so I guess that will sort of hold up nay more long trips until after the war.
I haven’t done very much since I last wrote you dear. Friday night I went to the station show and saw the “Falcons Brother” do you remember dear we saw it at the Oxford. Saturday I played a little tennis in the afternoon and as the weather was pretty miserable at night I stayed in all night and played cards. Sunday morning I got up and went to the Church Service on the station and I really enjoyed it. Sunday afternoon I bowled and played billiards (aren’t I bad) and Sunday night I went to the station show and saw one of the best pictures I’ve seen in a long time. It was “The More the Merrier” and darling don’t miss it if you get the chance it really is funny and rather smutty in spots, particularly near the end after they got married, but why should I tell you, you know all about that, HA HA.
Tonight they are having the dance but I don’t really know if I am going or not. I really don’t seem to be able to get intercepted in them anymore.
Well darling I’m still keeping my finger crossed and also saying a little prayer now and again. Have you got any of the usual symptoms yet dear and if you have I want you to know dear that I don’t want you to work and get yourself the very best of food and anything you want, there I go again, telling you what to do and not to do, when you Mother knows more about it then I ever will. But anyway dear you know I’m thinking about you ALL the time and that I love you very very much and I just want you to be a very happy Mother, my but that sounds nice. Have you told your Mother yet dear or are you going to wait until you are absolutely sure but as I said dear go to your Mothers doctor as soon as you think you should because I won’t be able to stop worrying until I know you are started on the right foot. So keep me informed of any developments dear.
The Drummers wife is up and around dear and is fine again according to Jim Guthro the baby is doing very well too and just between you and me I think that Kernaghons wife is that way too, boy everybody doing it.
That reminds me we have a lot of new records down here and that is one of them, you know Tony Pastor’s “Lets do It” they are really dandy.
Well darling I’m afraid that is about all for now but I’ll drop you a line on Thursday and so darling all my love dear and I’ve got lots of it, in fact more then I ever had.
Hello my Darling;
This will be a quick little note as I am rushing out to go to the show with Mom but I wanted to scribble down a few lines to let you know how much I love you.
I finally got your little present and what a present it was. Thank you so very much from the bottom of my heart for the lovely ear rings that you sent me for our 1st anniversary. They are just lovely even though traditionally you are to send me paper, I think these will do very nicely and there is no need to replace them with anything paper. I guess I will consider the card as the traditionally first anniversary present.
They will look grand on my and I cannot wait for you to come home and take me out dancing or even the show or maybe something to eat and I will wear them and show them off, but most importantly I will be showing off my very handsome Air Force husband.
As my holidays are now over and I am thinking of what I can do to make the time go by faster and as I believe I said in my other letter that I will be going back to work, and hopefully back to Eaton’s.
I have been a little sick in the mornings but nothing too much that I cannot handle. You should be getting a letter or two from you Mother and your Pop but I am not sure if they have posted them yet.
So darling as I said from the beginning that this would be a very little note but I am going that I will have time to write you a nice long one sometime on the weekend.
So loving you very, very much dear from the bottom of my married little heart,
Your loving wife,
Well dear I received your particularly welcome letter yesterday and I’m just tickled pink about that you said. You know how much I’ve wanted one dear so take good care of yourself. I don’t agree with you dear about waiting 3 months though. I would like you to go to the doctor as soon as you are firly sure, won’t you do that for me darling because I don’t know what I would do if you have the same thing happen again.
You didn’t mention anything in your letter dear about getting a small something from me. I sent something for you dear and I was just wondering if you received it or not and also let me know if you received your cheque OK dear.
I’m glad Mom and Pop got up to your place for a day. I guess though that there is not very many young folks up there though, but we could certainly have a dandy time anyway couldn’t we? I don’t know whether I told you that I had received you nice post card dear but thanks very much darling.
Well I have not done very much since I last wrote you. I did not go off to the station at all last week except Saturday night when I went to the Forum and honestly dear I just had an awful time. In fact I left about 10:30. I just couldn’t seem to get interested at all.
Sunday afternoon I went to the Capital and saw “Crash Dive” with Tyrone Power and it was certainly a dandy picture dear so don’t miss it. Sunday night they had a show here but it was only fair so that as the weekend shot. Last night they had a George Formby picture on here and I went to it and show a game of billiards later.
I think that I might be going out to Camp Sunshine for a day to three this week so if I miss you for a day with the mail don’t be too hard on me.
I wrote my Aunt on Friday and I wrote my Mom and Pop yesterday so that is off my chest for a couple of days. I guess that you have not heard from Marg yet but I think that she would be having a good time but no better than we had together down here. When I look back on it dear we did have a lot of very delightful times together didn’t we and when I look ahead we are going to have a lot more even though we might not be together and have a place of our own for a while yet, but you can bet that we will as soon as this darn war is over.
I haven’t seen Jack Clark since he came back but I think that it is the same place Roy Simpson is, but he only had 2 days with his wife that is if he got married. I don’t know whether they could have made it out not at any rate they wouldn’t have hardly any time together.
The band just got back form leave last night and so I guess that they will be starting the dances again tonight. The drummer and his wife did not go home because I think that she went tot he hospital over the weekend but as yet there isn’t any more news.
I don’t know if I mentioned that they’re opened a snack bar down here and it really is dandy they sell sodas, sundaes and practically anything that you would want it is int he drill hall right beside the bowling alley.
Well dear I guess that is about all for now and so darling take good care of yourself and take it easy and let me know if you don’t receive what I sent you and so from the bottom of my heart dear,
All my love,
P.S – don’t do too much and please drink lots of milk!
Well dear I received your very nice post card yesterday and I certainly was looking forward to hearing from you. I hope that you received my letter and little present. It wasn’t very much dear but know that all my love went with it.
I’m glad that you arrived up there alright and that you are having a good time. I certainly do remember the time that I was up there dear, and you had that little blue playsuit on boy, that was the first time that I really did want you and there certainly have been a lot of times since, in fact I would like to say “right now”.
Well dear I wrote my Mother and Aunt last week and I owe my Mother another letter now as she answered it right away. I have not been doing very much down here. I’ve been going tot he station show every night and playing the odd game of bowling and billiards. I was high man in the bowling last week but I did not get the cash because it was just transient personnel that was eligible for it, however I will be out gunning next week for the cash.
I was working in the projection room on Wednesday night and had rather an interesting evening. The show was “Green Hill”, do you remember seeing that dear one night at the Granada a long time ago?
Well I guess that Marg is up in Newfoundland by now, boy I guess that they will be having a lot of fun, oh well dear we had the most perfect 6 months together that any couple could ask for and you know how awfully sorry I was to have to let you go. How about sending me some pictures of you in that cute bathing suit dear?
I certainly miss you an awful lot dear and I just hope that I can hold out until you can either get down here to I can get up there. One of the fellows that sleeps under me got a posting to Manning Depot in Toronto, boy he was lucky but his father is dying and they thought that it might help him a lot if he was closer to home.
I did not see Hal Macintyre dear, even though they had a free show for the servicemen I didn’t really care if I saw him or not. I don’t seem to get any particular kick out of anything since you are not here with me.
By the way dear, did you get you cheque for the last month yet? You didn’t mention it in your letter so I was just wondering.
I hope that the folks got an opportunity to visit you during the week. So Beverley likes the water, well thats fine. I guess that she looks pretty cute. I just wish that we had one like her dear, want do you say? I certainly hope so anyway and it won’t be too soon as far as I am concerned.
Well dear I guess that is about all the news for now dear, so looking forward to hearing from you and loving you with all my heart darling, I remain,
Your very loving husband,
Well dear I just received you last letter, the one that you wrote Wednesday and as you see I am answering it right away. So darling you know that I answer your letters as soon as I receive them even though they might be a little late getting to you.
Well dear nothing very exciting has happened since I last wrote you. I’m very glad to hear that you are having such a nice time and make the best of it because it will soon be over. Darling I hope that you wont think that I’m too fussy about what I would like you to do dear, but take it easy when you dance and swim because I don’t know what I would do if anything happened to you and I was not there to help you, so dear please be careful with yourself and get all the rest and good food that you can and as soon as you are sure I wish you would go to that doctor that took care of your Mother and another thing I don’t think that you should start working, but that is something that I will leave up to you and your Mother.
Well dear, I have not done very much at all since I last wrote you in fact, I haven’t been off the station since last Sunday. I worked until 2:30 the other morning but I got the next morning off and I painted our lounge all day Thursday and got a fair tan. The boys are all taking turns doing the work around here and as I was not particularly busy I put in a day and I really enjoyed it.
I went to the station show on Wednesday night and last night I played tennis and saw a show after it so I didn’t have to bad a night. I met Jim Guthro of the band and he has just got back off leave and he was telling me that he thinks he might be getting married in the fall or winter. Oh yes by the way our drummer is a father now his wife had a 6 lbs. and a few ounces baby girl and they are both doing fine. I just hope that I will be able to be one myself around next April in fact dear, I say a little prayer every night for just that.
Oh, could have the Daily Star sent down for a while dear that would be very nice and then I would be kept posted on all the Toronto news, so thanks in advance. I see that another pal if mine was killed last week from Wolverleigh Blvd., his name was George South I guess you didn’t know him but I used to play baseball with him, and you can tell my Mother that Jack Gibbs will be arriving down here on the 21st so I will be able to show him a few of the sights around town, so you know of any? HA HA.
The Happy Gang was supposed to have been here on the 16th but it has been cancelled and so was Niosi but I can’t seem to get enthusiastic about any dances when you are not here dear. I will give you another week to get you present dear, and if you have not received it by then I will get in touch with them down here and find out what happened. I guess the postman didn’t want to leave it there when nobody was home but since you will be home next week you should receive it then but I sent it a week ago Monday and it should have arrived.
Well dear that is about all for now but I will drop another letter Monday and so for now dear, all my love from a very lonely husband,
P.S. Tell Mom to drop me a line soon, and take care of yourself.
Well dear I received your very wee letter yesterday but was rather disappointed to hear that you had not received my letters yet. I mailed one on Wednesday I think and one on Friday and that was on top of the other one that I mailed last Monday. I think that the mail might have been held up though dear so I hope that by the time that this is received you will have gotten the other ones too.
Well dear I guess that you are up at the beach by now and do I ever wish that I was with you. I certainly do oh well, and by the way dear do you remember a year ago Wednesday, boy the time has certainly gone by fast but I’ll tell you darling that it was the loneliest year that I’ve ever had and particularly the last eight months and dear we are going to have many, many more just as beautiful and here’s hoping that there are three of us this time next year, do you understand what I mean dear?
Oh yes I saw Jack Clark Saturday night dear and he was leaving for Toronto Sunday morning to get married. They told him on Saturday that he was on draft for overseas and as it was too late then to leave for Toronto he was going to get away Sunday. He phoned up Lois and told her that he would be home Monday night and that they would be married on Tuesday so she is certainly going to have her hands full to get everything arranged in time and than they would only have 3 days together as he had to be back by Saturday morning.
Now take good care of yourself dear because if anything happened to you I would be in one terrible mess down here.
So if you can get some film for the camera and take some picture of you dear as I would like to see you at the beach with the family and little Beverley, especially you in a bathing suit that certainly would be swell. I will try and get some film down here and send it up to you if that would be OK with you dear.
I like it down here but it isn’t really as nice as when you were down and you know why. I had an opportunity of a place in a couple of months so if you think you would maybe like to come down again let me know dear, but we will see when the time comes around.
All the boys ask for you dear so you can see that you are a popular young lady and a very, very nice one too and that dear is from the bottom of my heart, and if they say absence makes the heart grow fonder, than my heart is as big as the moon.
I’m glad to hear that my Pop is doing fine and that he is taking some time to tend to the backyard. I hope that I will be getting a letter form him soon, maybe in a day or two.
Well dear I guess that is about all the news for now but I just want to add that I love you with all my heart dear and I just wish that I was home to prove it dear particularly on our Anniversary but I’ll just have to put it in writing, so have a real good time dear up north,
Your loving husband,
Well dear I received your very welcome letter yesterday and I noticed that it was mailed on Monday so that was real good time.
Well there has not been anything very exciting happening since I last wrote you dear. Monday night Keith Danx and myself went to the Casino and saw Frankenstein, I was a pretty fair pictured and I just had one wish, and that was that you had been with me. Tuesday night there was an inspection done in the barracks so our evening was pretty well taken up cleaning it. However Norm and myself went up for a coke and listened to the radio for the rest of the evening.
Last night, Wednesday, I went up for a couple of games of bowling and believe it or not but I got 267 and I am in line for $5.00 for high single of the week but I am not to confident that somebody won’t beat me. After bowling we went up to the station show for a while and saw Boris Karloff in some sinister picture but it was rather corny. Tonight there is going to be a concert for us so I guess that I will see it.
Hal MacIntyre is coming to the Forum Wednesday, Thursday and Friday so I might see him tomorrow night. Cab Calloway is coming next month so I guess that they plan to have a big band every month or so. Well dear I got down to Eaton’s Tuesday and changed my pen and I really am tickled with my new one and it works just fine. I didn’t have any trouble getting it.
Well it won’t be long for Marg now. She is leaving on Saturday. Well she should have a real nice trip. I wish you were coming down dear because I miss you so much already but I’ll just have to make the best of it. I am sure that Marg has all her stuffed packed and waiting by the door just to get out from under the Simpson’s roof. I can only imagine what they are putting her through until she leaves to go see Ted. I am surprised she has not started walking all the way to Newfoundland.
How is everything this month with you? Do you know anything yet? I guess it is a bit early yet to know but here is hoping and praying that everything works out ok. I am glad to hear that you are getting away dear and I hope that you have a good time but please take care of yourself, and do not get too much sun, and please do not forget to write.
You wrote Mrs. Mullens dear so you should receive your cheque around the first of the month or so and I want you to buy anything you want dear, but you know I always say that to you. I am glad that you went up to our place dear. My Mother and Pop look forward to you up there you know, so any time you get a chance dear I hope that you will try and get up because you know how welcome you are with them.
Well dear I think that just about covers all the news for now but I’ll write you again on Saturday or Sunday so until then dear all my love,
Your loving husband,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX – remember to give one of those to little Beverley
Well you certainly wrote back to me in short time didn’t you dear? I am afraid that this will be a short letter as I am running out of paper, and seeing as I was away for 6 whole months I am assuming that the pad was used for other letters.
We are getting ourselves ready to go away up north andI think that we have decided on Frankland Beach Jackson’s Point as it is not too far away and the cost to camp there is not that expensive for the entire family to camp there. This will be the first time for Beverly, and seeing as it is so hot I can only imagine how she will be beside herself in the heat. But I hope that she likes the lake and that she likes the water.
I finally had a chance to see Marg and have a talk with her outside the house and Bill, I have never seen anyone so happy to be going away as I did with her. She is so excited to go down and see Ted that she is almost walking on air. She did tell me that the last 6 months living with the Simpson family has been absolute torture for her and that she has been working late and going to the show and out for dinner with almost anyone just to make sure she is not in that house for one minute more than she has to. When she is there they make her do all the cooking, clean the entire house and do the washing for everyone, it is almost like she has become like her mother and is now their live in maid. Marg is such a good soul and I feel so badly for what she must have gone through while I was away, but I can’t think about that as I had to do what was best for you and me.
I think I will go to the show tonight and see if Irene and Jessie would like to come and go see that picture you told me about, Frankenstein but I am not sure where it is playing. After I would like to go to get ice cream as again it has been so hot that anything that I can get my hands on that will cool me down would be a good thing.
I went over to see you Mother and Pop last night and we had a grand chat, and we talked for for a very long time. I think your Mom is finally getting over Aunt Mattie’s death even though it has been 6 months I think she still thinks about her often. Your Pop was out in the yard watering the blueberry bushes as I think that they are going to have a great crop this year which means lots of jams and jellies.
So darling there is really not much to tell outside that I miss you terribly and that I am going mad here thinking about all the fun we had when I was down there. Long walks, dinners, dances, the shows and most importantly just being alone with you.
I am not sure yet about anything, but as soon as I think I have news on that front I will let you know as it is quite early and I am not sure if I want to say anything to anyone except you my dear.
So loving you more and more each day and wishing you will come home sooner than 5 months.
Love from you wife,
Darling, I received your wee letter today and I am so glad that you wrote me and let me know that you made if back to Halifax in one piece.
Bill dear, I first want to say that I miss you so much already and having to say goodbye to you at Union station was one of the hardest things that I have ever had to do. We had such a wonderful time together and I got so used to acting like a married couple that having to say goodbye to that so soon almost broke my little heart in two.
Enough about that, let me tell you what has been going on here since you left. It has been decided that we are going to take a little time off an go up north somewhere for a vacation. It feels like I just came off an extended vacation but Mom needs all the help that she can get with Beverley so I guess I will be going with them. I am glad that I can still fit into my summer clothes after all the good food and all the good times (oh boy) that had down there. As to where we are going nothing has bene confirmed yet but I assume that we will either go up to Midland or maybe Jackson’s Point, we just need to find a place that is not too expensive for all of us.
As for going back to work dear, I have decided that I will wait until I come back from my summer vacation before I inquire back down at Eaton’s as I am not sure if I will have a job back there or not. I did ask my manager before I left Halifax if I could get a transfer back into my old department but you know he was an old fuddy duddy and I am sure he never got around to sending off the right forms.
I will make sure that after I write this letter that I sit right back down and write Mrs. Mullens to make sure that any mail is forwarded back to me here in Toronto as I do not want to miss getting my cheque. I can say dear that I do miss her terribly, as she was so good to me while I was down there especially during those darks times. She almost treated me as her second daughter and she made sure that I felt right at home.
Last night we went to the show with Irene and Jessie as Marg was not able to come out as she had to do some packing for her trip. I see nothing has changed since I left 6 months ago, as the Simpson clan will not let her out of their sight. I am sure things are tense and I have not had a chance to have a proper sit down with Marg since you left. I am sure that there are bunch of things that she will want to tell me, but she needs to get out of that house before she does and I have no intention of going over there and sit and talk with Mrs Simpson listening to everything we talk about.
I have not had a chance to go up and see your Mother and Pop yet dear, but I am planning on giving her call tonight and then maybe I will go up and see her tomorrow or the next day. It has ben so very warm here the last few nights that it has been almost unbearable to sleep. All the windows and doors are wide open and there is not a single breeze to be found. Bill just hold on to those things for me as I am not sure what I want to do with yet so I will let you know as soon as I have an idea about what I plan to do about coming back down or not. I guess it will all depends on work and a few other things.
So dear I will close now as I am so hot that the sweat is dripping off of me and I need to go and get something cool to drink otherwise I just might burst into flames. So loving you and missing you more and more every day.
Love from your anxious wife,