Well here it is Monday afternoon and about time that I dropped my little wife a real nice letter. I got away OK darling and there was only 6 of us on the whole coach so we had lots of room to stretch our legs. I had a few naps on the trip and we arrived in about 7:30. Friday night I was in bed by 8 o’clock and Saturday night I went downtown and took in a show and on Sunday I just took it easy and I was on duty last night so that just a bout covers all my activities since I have been back here.
Tonight there is a good show on at the station and I think I will go to it. Well darling I had a real good leave thanks to you dear and I just hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. I’ll be glad when the middle of next month rolls around and I become a pop, boy that will be a day for me to remember. Darling, I cannot say how much I enjoyed spending all that time with you and the family. I am so lucky to have you as my wife and I think that one of the best parts is that my family grew once I married you. Having your folks and your little sister become part of my family has been so wonderful and I cannot wait for us to start our family and adding to this crowd.
The weather is not to bad down here, it is snowing slightly but I really think that the worst is over and I just hope that you have nice weather so that you can get out a bit and have a little exercise.
Well darling what is the latest news on you house? I’m certainly glad to know that you will be back in the east end when our baby is born, you will be able to visit “Granny” Lewis quite often. You should start looking around for a nice carriage.
Poor old Lloyd is very sad about the whole thing he is trying so hard and he doesn’t seem to have having any luck at it at all. He was asking me what the knack is and I told him I would tell him when he gets a little older. I think they are trying so hard to be in the family way, and I think they should just try and enjoy the whole experience, if you know what I mean.
By the way I had a letter from Bob and he is in Scotland and he says that the Scotch girls have them all beat, they are even better than the French ones. I should know though, I married one and I’ll agree with him.
I am happy that Marg had some time away with us when I was down here and that we took her out for supper to get her mind off of what she is going through being there at the Simpsons house. I think that he really envies you and how you have such wonderful support and I know that you are a good friend to her as well and I think that is what she needs right now.
I have not been able to see Pere yet, the visiting days are Wednesday and Saturday and Sunday so I’ll go and see him for sure on Wednesday. It really is a shame what happens, falling down in front of that car. That is why I am so worried about you walking along the sidewalks when they are icy so please take care dear will you eh?
Well darling I think that is about all for now but I’ll drop you a few more lines around Thursday or so, and so darling until then all my love dear and just wait until May and I’ll show you how much that is and so,
All my love darling,
I have just finished reading your last letter and also your very nice Valentine. I would have written sooner but I wanted to wait until I had definite news about my leave and I will be getting it next week so you go up to my Mothers place on Friday night. I don’t know whether I’ll be home on Friday night or not but I will certainly try my hardest and you know what happens when I try my hardest.
Well darling nothing very exciting has happened at all since I last wrote you. Mart Kenny is playing here on Friday for the “Coco Cola Co. of Canada LTD” so you should listen to him. Thursday night I slept all night and Saturday I went to the show downtown. Sunday I stayed in all day and went to the Rotary Club on Sunday night and had a dandy time playing pool. Tonight I guess I will go to the station again. Tuesday and Thursday nights I have to go to a course being held here so that will kill a couple of evenings a week.
Well darling I am getting more excited every day practicing to become a father and darling I don’t care how much it costs as long as you get the best care. How much do you weigh now darling a good 120 pounds? But I bet Marg will look huge besides you. I just hope that they will be as happy as you and I are darling and I really say that from the bottom of my heart darling. I’ve really been very happy since I’ve been married darling and only because you have made such a sweet loving wife.
The weather down here is quite mild now but we certainly had a cold spell last week and it really does get cold down here. I hope you are not taking chances dear going out when it is cold and slippery.
Lloyd got back from his weeks leave this morning and you know these newlyweds (ahem) he is really all tired out and not from the train ride either. His wife is smaller than you but you little girls are really dynamite aren’t you? He said he didn’t get any sleep at all the night before last.
Well darling I am afraid that is about all for now but I’ll drop you another few lines about Wednesday and give you all the information about my leave but it wouldn’t hurt for you to ask Pop is he would pick me up at the Danforth Station at 9:30 Friday night because I’m pretty sure I’ll be getting home then and so for now darling,
All my love
Well darling I am sitting here the day before Valentines day and I am wishing you a happy Valentines day and thinking how lovely it would have been if you were here with me but you will be home soon enough so that is something that I can look forward to.
Everyone here is fine and last night I went over to see your Mom and Pop and they are doing just fine as well. It was certainly a cold walk over to se them but your Pop had the furnace going and we were all very comfortable when we sat in the front room. Your mom made a wonderful supper and dear, I think I ate more than 3 portions of everything. She also made a wonderful vanilla cake and she made me promise to take the left overs home.
So as you can see dear, I am certainly going to be very plump when you come home but I think that after the baby comes I will make sure that I get back to my weight that I was before I was expecting. I like it when I am close to 105 pounds so dear, you will just have to make due with less curves. Will that be OK for you?
I cannot recall darling who Tom is and when you say we used to chum around with him, are you talking about before the war and when we went dancing at the Palais? I think I know who you are speaking about about I cannot put a face to a name.
Little Beverly is getting so big now and she runs around the house screaming at the top of her lungs. She loves to hear the sound of her own voice and I think Mom sometimes it just at her wits end. She hands Beverley over to me and ask me to take her for a walk of take her outside and play in the snow which is getting more and more difficult for me as this belly on mine grows. Darling can you believe that we are only 2 months or so away from expecting our little baby to come along. I am so excited but also nervous about what to expect. Mom told me that there will be some pain at the beginning but I hope that the labour is quick and easy for me.
We had a visitor 2 nights ago and I was very excited to see Dot standing in the doorway. She came in and we had tea and scones but Dot decided that she would have some brandy with Mom. I think Dot may have been out before coming to see us and I think that it was not the first brandy of the night for her. I really do miss our chats at work and having some good laughs but she said that she would come around again and I certainly do hope that she does.
I have not seen Marg for a couple of days now and I am hoping the she is a little more excited to be expecting a family soon. It looks like she might be farther along than she originally thought but like me, I think she is now eating for 2 and the weight that she is putting on could be a little deceiving.
Well darling that is all the news for now and I will be seeing you in less than 4 days and for now what I will say is that I love you very very much and I cannot wait to see you back home and for us to have our special time together. So for now I will leave you with loving you form he bottom of my heart.
All my love,
Well here it is Wednesday afternoon and just about time that I dropped my wife a little bit of news in a little letter.
I am just fine dear and anxiously looking forward to seeing you soon. I have put my application in for my leave starting a week Monday. I should be able to get into Toronto by Saturday morning at the latest and I hope Friday night.
I received your package yesterday darling and I was very happy to get all those chocolates, even though dear that we have lots here it certainly made me smile think of you picking out the chocolates at Laura Secord. I do not know if you know but Tom, you know the fellow that we used to chum round with before the war, anyway it was s surprise to me that he got engaged. He certainly is a queer guy and I just hope he is as happily married as I am darling because you have made me very happy and contented and when I become a Pop I think I will be the happiest guy in the entire world.
How are you keeping yourself darling? I bet you will be like a little blimp when I come home and I really like you that way so how about getting nice and plump after the baby and staying that way eh?
Well dear I have had a rather quiet week so far. Sunday night I went to the station show and saw “Mrs Miniver” and I really thought it was a wonderful show. The boys were even crying during the show. Monday night I went to the show and saw “Ali Baba” and boy was a wonderful picture too and I would suggest that you see it right away when it comes to Toronto. Last night I stayed in the barracks and read a book on “Birth Control” and it was very interesting but I knew all about it. Tonight they are having a stage show so that is what I will be doing tonight. Tomorrow night the show on the station is “Higher and Higher” with Frank Sinatra so that sounds pretty good to me.
Well darling I think I love you more every time I come home if that is possible and I do a lot of day dreaming about all the fun we are going to have when we are together after the war and I just hope I make a good husband and father.
I get a big kick out of the boys down here who have just become fathers. They are just like a bunch of old women; discussing how much their babies weigh, what they eat, if they are speaking etc. but I guess i will be as bad as any of them when it is my turn.
Well darling I think that is about all the news for now but I will drop you another line on Friday or so and so darling loving you from the bottom of my heart.
Your loving husband,
Well hear it is Sunday afternoon and I have just finished reading your letter darling. Boy I am certainly thinking about your last letter dear and I am very glad that we had some time to talk everything over when I was at home, even if we did only have those few moments when we were in bed together.
I am so sorry to hear about all the troubles that Marg is going through and I am very happy that you can take the time to support her and be there for her. It might even help her feel a bit better and I am sure that things will turn out OK.
Boy is it ever cold down here. I don’t think I will be going very far today. They are having a show on the station tonight so I think I will take it in.
I was just thinking about this time last week and I can’t wait until 2 weeks to come, it certainly is wonderful to be able to get home to you darling, it certainly keeps my morale up. I haven’t done an awful lot as usual this week. I saw the “Masquers” show and was rather disappointed in it but it wasn’t too bad and it was free anyway.
Wednesday night they wanted 50 Airmen to go to a concert and show downtown so I gave my name in and they took us down in a bus and it was very good. Thursday night I didn’t go out and Friday night I went to the station show. Saturday night Norm and I went downtown about 4 o’clock and had out supper down here. We then one to the Air Force house and took in a show after. Tomorrow night Ali Baba is going to the station show so that is where I will be.
Well darling I hope you are keeping well and feeling OK. I can’t get over how lovely you looked when I was home. You looked really radiant. You are certainly going to make a beautiful mother. I think that this married life certainly must agree with you. Well dear I guess we will just have to have a real large family (HA HA). Well darling take real good care of yourself won’t you, and don’t go out if it is slippery and wet and take it real easy.
Lloyd went on a weeks leave Friday and I told him to try and have a family and he don’t worry he will, and he is working on it (HA HA again).
Well darling I think that is about all for now but I will write you on Thursday again dear and so until then, from your loving husband,
All my love,
Just a few lines to let you know that I had a good trip and that I arrived back here ok. I managed to get a few winks in during the trip and we arrived about 7:20 so that wasn’t too bad at all. I felt rather tired but I had a sleep at noon hour for an hour and a half and I felt a lot better. Last night I went to the station show but was in bed by 10 o’clock so that also gave me a chance to catch up on my sleep.
Tonight the Eaton’s Masquers are putting on a show for us and I imagine that it will be very good. I wonder if they are from Toronto?
Well dear I certainly had a dandy weekend but of course as always it went to soon but we did have a lot of fun. As always dear I had a nice time with you and it was nice to see the folks and spend some time with them as well. I guess that I will put in for my leave commencing on the 21st of the month so that is just three weeks today.
I’ve been thinking of names for the baby dear and I think your choice is as good as any how do you like Allen and Alex but I think Gary is as good as any.
Well darling I’m afraid this is really going to be short so for now I’ll just close by saying all my love darling.
Your loving husband,