August 29th, 1944

Hello Darling;

I received your very nice letter about an hour ago and so I will answer it right away. I received your card yesterday and I was very glad to received it as well and to hear that you had a very nice time in Niagara Falls.
I had a real swell time on Sunday myself dear. I went golfing as I mentioned and it was really a grand day. The weather was great and it really was a super day to be out on the course. Norm and I and a couple of other fellows went, we had roast duck for supper.
Last night Norm and I went to the hospitality house and had some good games of ping-pong. Tonight we will be working on getting our club fixed up and I guess I will take in the station show. When I get down there I think it would be a grand idea for you and I to go somewhere for a day or so. I will get the necessary forms so I can go across the border. I was thinking you might like to go to some summer hotel up North for a day or 2 but we can decide where we will definitely go when I come home. It has been so long since we’ve been by ourselves that I am rather afraid I will not know what to do with myself, but I am guessing that we can figure it out.
I was rather afraid that this might be a bad time to come home because of the intensity of work and how the war is shaping up. But I think I will be able to manage it.
I am very glad to hear that “toots” is doing so well but what did you expect coming from parents like us (ahem). Boy am I a proud Pop though all i want is three more (Isn’t that fun!)
As far as I know now dear I will be home Friday night as usual.
Well darling hoping to be seeing you Friday and so until then dear, from the bottom of my heart, all my love to you and our baby,
Your loving Husband,



August 27th, 1944

Hello dear;

Well darling I finally received your very nice letter and I am glad to hear that you are fine and have been taking care of yourself. We had the most dandy time this weekend and I want to tell you all about it.
Mom and Pop surprised me and took me to Niagara falls. It was such a lovely road trip and dear, the baby was so well behaved in the car. The entire family left on Friday after work and we headed down to the Falls. The four of us decided to stay in a lovely little motel along the highway before Niagara falls and we brought our supper with us. We sat outside and had a little picnic and Beverley was so excited to see the falls. The baby slept most of the time during the day but boy go boy was she ever cranky at night. I guess she is so used to sleeping in her basinet that being away from it was horrible for her at night. None of us got much sleep.
The next day we went to the falls and dear it was just lovely. It was sunny and beautiful and we walked all along the falls. I was glad that we brought a pram for both the baby and Beverley as we walked quite a distance.
We decided to have lunch outside and we all had a hot dog, of course everyone but the baby. She was so good to take to her formula. After lunch we headed back to Toronto but not before I sent you a post card. I certainly hope it makes it way to you soon.
Today it has been rainy and Marg came over with the baby. She certainly is a chubby one. It was nice to sit and talk with Marg and she seemed to be in better spirits dear as she finally received a letter from Ted. It seems he was too pre-occupied with his duties to even write her a letter. Marg was fine with that response but dear, if that was me you certainly would have gotten an ear full from me in my next letter to you. How lucky I am that I do not have to worry over such things.
When you come home, which will be very soon, I would love it if we too could get away for a day or two, but we can decide all of that once you are back home with me.
So with that darling I will end this letter here but asking you to please hurry home so I can give you a very big kiss, and I am sure that “Toots” will want to do the same. Loving you from the bottom of my heart,
You loving wife,



August 26th, 1944

Hello Darling:

I am sorry that I am rather late in writing you dear but I’ve really had a very busy week.
I received your very nice letter dear and was very glad to hear that everything is fine with you, but I was sorry to hear that Pop had lost another tire on his car. Oh well the war shouldn’t last too long now. I figure 2 months more and the European war will be over anyways.
It has turned quite chilly down here and I have a couple of blankets on my bed. I like sleeping when it it chilly or I should say I like going to bed when it is chilly so I hope it is nice when I come home this weekend. I will be home for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday also dear so that will make a nice leave.
I really have not got any news for you. I am fine and looking forward very much to be with you and the baby. I think I will be golfing tomorrow if the weather is nice. Oh by the way dear will you have my back suit pressed for me and I think I will wear it down when I come home.
I am taking a Legion Course on Insurance selling and I am very interested in it. i think that is a pretty good thing to get into and I think that I could really do alright at it when this darn war is over like I said.
I am certainly looking forward to my leave with you and the baby darling as I really miss you an awful lot and I have got to make up for lost time with you.
So for now dear all my love.
Your loving husband and Pop,