Well dear I received your very nice letter today and also the cheque. I was very glad to hear that our little daughter is getting along so well. I guess I will notice a big change in her when I get home, which won’t be too soon.
Oh by the way dear you won’t have another letter from me until I get home as I am going on a trip for the rest of the week. I imagine that I will be home on Friday night however, so tell my Dad to be at the station at the usual time.
I bought our bond dear and you will be able to pick it up at the bank when they notify you. Our little baby must really be cute now. I can’t wait until I get her out in her carriage. The weather is certainly grand down here and I just hope it is as nice down home on the weekend. i just hope that nothing turns up to stop me from getting down but I will let you know if I can’t make it this weekend.
Well let me see what I have been doing since I last wrote you. Thursday night I went to the station show. Friday night they had a dance on at the station but it wasn’t very good. Saturday night I went to the station show and on Sunday I went to Church in the morning and went for a walk in the afternoon and finished up in the Hospitality House for the evening where I spent the evening reading and listening to records.
Well let get back on more interesting subjects, particularly our daughter. I am glad to hear that she is taking to her food and are you deciding to give her more food than the doctors recommended. I guess you will know when she cries that she is hungry or needing changing. Have you had her to the doctors yet and what about yourself, do you feel like a big weekend or would you rather have us stay in? Have I ever got a couple of cute pictures to show you. I think they are really good and I cut them out of a magazine I was reading.
I am glad to hear that our little daughter is getting lots of visitors, and it is wonderful that you are spending so much time with Marg again, now that she is allowed out of that house. I am sure that you will be able to give her lots of tips and pointers on how to be a mother and I think that will be good for her to learn seeing as she is all by herself and I am sure that Mrs Simpson will not take the time to teach her how to do all those motherly things.
Well dear I think that is about all for now but if it is possible I will try and drop you another line, so for now dear all my love to you and little Donna.
Your loving husband,
Hello my darling;
Well here I am your very naughty wife finally writing you a few lines to let you know all the news back home and how everyone is doing.
I am very sorry dear that I have not written you sooner, but I have been getting my footing on how to be a mother, even though I had lots of practice with Beverley, I can tell you that it is very different when it is your own daughter. I keep looking at her to she who she looks like, you or me, and I think that she is just the perfect combination of the both of us. I think that she might take after the Lewis side of the family but it is a little too soon to make that assumption.
I have been keeping very well dear and I am certainly glad that some of that weight has come off. I hope you are glad as well seeing as you think I was beginning to look like a little porker. Donna is doing great on her feedings and she is the happiest little baby that I have ever seen, She does not cry a lot but just sits and listens and looks at everyone when they come into see her.
We have had so many guests since I got back from the hospital. Your Mom and Pop where here a few times, and every time that they see the baby they get so excited and happy. Irene and Jessie of course have dropped in and they are so glad to see the baby. I also got a surprise visit from Dot last night. She came in after work and she wanted so badly to hold the baby. I think that she would like one of her own but she will need to do the right thing and marry that man first.
Marg has been here almost every day, and she tells me that she told the Simpsons that I needed help so they have let her out of the house every evening to come over here for supper. It has been nice to she Marg on a daily basis dear, and I think it has been good for her as well.
Mom and Pop have been a big help with the baby. Beverly is always coming around to poke the baby, and I think she thinks it is a abby doll for her to play with. She really has a soft spot for the baby and she is always coming into my room to see if the abby is awake.
I got your last letter dear and I think we can afford the $100 for the War Bond so I will make sure that I enclose the cheque with this letter. It is wonderful that you will get an extra day off for your leave if you buy the bond down there. Speaking of your leave dear, it is getting harder and harder for me me to say goodbye everytime that you leave. I think the more days that you can off in a row and spend the time down here with me and the abby would be best. I will leave it to you to figure all that out dear.
Well then dear, I think that is about all. Our little daughter is just so precious darling and I am looking so forward to you getting home so we can spend all the time together with her.
Missing you and loving you form the bottom of my heart,
Your loving wife
Well dear here it is Wednesday afternoon and here is the letter that I promised you. The weather has been rather wet and rainy since Saturday, but today it is quite warm and we have the windows wide open. I thought I would have received you weekend letter by now but as yet I have not but I am looking forward to it very much dear.
Now let me see what I have done since I wrote you Sunday? Monday I felt a lot better and I went to the station show and saw “Shine on Harvest Moon” it was pretty fair. Last night there was a concert on at the station and it was very good, even though the girls were not nearly as cute as you dear. Tonight there is a boxing and wrestling show on at the station so I guess I will go. Tomorrow night there is a show with Errol Flynn in it.
By the way dear I think we ought to buy a War Bond don’t you? If you don’t think we can afford it let me know dear but if you think we can, send me a cheque for $100.00 and I will get it down here. I will get an extra day on my next 48 hour leave if I buy one so let me know in your next letter darling.
Well dear how is our little darling this week? Is she still as cute as ever? How is she getting along on her feed? Look at me asking you all those questions, but I’m pretty proud of our little baby dear and the three of us are really going to have a wonderful time after the war and the sooner I am back to you dear, the happier I will be.
I guess you read in the papers about the plane accident, it certainly was pretty bad. They have found 16 bodies already, it certainly was very bad and sad.
Well dear I do not think I will be home until the 6th of May, but we will really have a time that weekend won’t we? That is if you feel OK darling, so let me know what you would like to do, how does that sound dear?
We will go to a show downtown Saturday afternoon and have our meal there, then we can come home and have a little rest? And then go dancing to the Palais Royale or wherever you wish dear, boy that sounds pretty good to me. I guess your mother will look after the baby for us, if she is up to it that is. Gee the time is certainly going slowly, and I am counting down the days if not the hours until I get back to you.
I guess you got the carriage today dear. I hope so because I am certainly looking forward to going out walking with you and out baby dear so I just hope that weather is real nice for that weekend. I will be the proudest Pop but do you think the baby will be too young to take walking then? I certainly hope not.
Well dear I think that is about all the news for now but I will drop you another line on Friday or Saturday and so dear until then all my love dear, to you and our little baby daughter.
your loving Pop and husband,
XXXXXXXXXX – for Donna
Well dear here it is Sunday night and I am not going out. I thought I would write you dear. I thought I would have received a letter from you but no luck. I am guessing that you have your hands full with the baby so I guess I will forgive you this one time.
Let me see what I have sone since I last wrote you. Wednesday I went to the hospitality house in Lachine. Thursday I went to the station show and on Friday I went into Montreal and saw 2 real thrillers. Last night I was not feeling very well and did not go anywhere and I have not been anywhere today either.
Well how is our little daughter dear? Well I hope. I bought 3 rolls of film in the canteen so we can take some pictures of our baby as soon as we can. The time is certainly dragging along for me now dear but I might be down in 3 weeks and if you think I should I will take Monday and Tuesday off as well so we shall see anyway, eh dear?
I hope you are feeling better darling. You certainly stood up well to everything and I think that you are the loveliest, little wife and mother int he world darling.
So you are going to buy the carriage this week dear? Well have her all oiled and shined by the time I get home so we can go walking with our little daughter. I hope the weather will be nice of us.
By the way dear is my Pop still worrying about the little one as much as ever? I think that he is even worse than me, but I am not worrying now because I know you and your mother will take the best care of our little beautiful daughter.
This time last week we were all sitting in your front room and I am just wishing that I was there right now. It was so wonderful to watch little Beverley kiss and cuddle our daughter and it brought such a smile to my face thinking that they will be growing up together and will almost be like sisters.
How is Marg feeling these days Has she heard from Ted? I guess she must feel pretty lonely these days. I certainly do feel sorry for her, and I guess there is nothing that I can do but I am sure that having you around with the baby must give her some comfort to know that soon when her little bundle comes along she will not be left to her own devices. Just think dear all the little ones running around the house playing I think that will be just lovely.
I just hope that I will be as close to you for the rest of the war and the end won’t come too soon to suit me.
Well darling I think hat is about all for now darling, but I will write you on Wednesday and so for now then darling,
From your loving husband,
P.S – get cracking on that letter dear
Well dear here it is a really lovely Wednesday afternoon and I just feel like writing a real nice letter.
I got a good seat on the train dear and managed to get quite a good sleep or should I say naps. I bought a pillow and it was certainly a big help. We got in at 7:10 and so it gave me long enough to have breakfast and get shaved up and washed.
Well dear how is out little daughter? Boy I can’t get over how cute she is. I think she is a little darling. I think everybody is jealous of us. I hope she is putting on a little weight but I guess you will tell me all the details in your next letter. Let me know when you get the carriage dear.
I do not know what we would do without your mother. I don’t know how to thank her, because she is certainly doing a wonderful job considering that she has a little one of her own. I guess it is different as our baby is her grand-daughter.
Well last night I went to bed at 7PM and had a real good nights sleep and I feel fine now. There was a concert on at the station but I did not feel like going to it. Tonight there is a show and tomorrow night the dance is on and Friday night the picture “Shine on Harvest Moon” is on.
Well dear I really think we are very lucky as we have not had to pay for a thing except the hospital and Doctors bills. And darling please take things easy during the day as you do not get an awful lot of sleep during the nights.
I just received a letter from S&U and what do know I received $5 from them, boy that is OK. It says in the paper that Bert Hearaden the red headed fellow is in England.
I am just going to knock off now and have a Sundae; don’t you wish you were here?
Well darling I think that is about all for now but I will write you on Saturday or Sunday dear and I expect to have a lot more to tell you then.
And so for now darling,
All my love to you and our darling daughter,
your loving husband and Pop,
XXXXXXXXXXXXX – for the baby