Well darling, here I am again but with not very much news I am afraid. I had a very nice letter from you on Monday and was very glad to hear that you are all fine.
Well I have not done very much this week except see a couple of show and I will more than likely see another one tonight. There are certainly lots of boys around, all waiting for a boat, they expect to send around 1300 home at the end of the month but they are pretty slow taking our boys home compared to the Americans. I certainly hope they get cracking a lot faster as I do not get home until they do. That’s all everybody talks about over here, rumours, rumours and more rumours. The only thing to do is stay patient and keep cool, it is awfully hard though when you have go as much to come home as I do.
Well I am still on my outdoor job. I really enjoy it though, as I am my own boss and I have a lot of time to myself. I go around town checking and inspecting out hotels just to make sure they are clean and have hot water etc. I know that a lot of guys het women in their rooms for a night or two, but our hotel is the best and is right in the middle of town so they do not get away with that in here.
The shops around town have hardly anything for presents so would you buy Mom something and my Aunt from us both. It is certainly going to be a bleak Christmas for a lot of people over here.
Dear, would you drop my Dad a few lines, e said that he had written you and you never answered him. So if you get a chance write him and let him know how Donna is getting on. I hope your Mom and Pop are well. I guess Pop Booth is getting his Christmas stock in, gee I wish I was there with you all. Well dear I pray every night for it so if that means anything I should be home soon.
The weather here is still great just like late September back home. I just put my maroon sweater on.
I hear that the job situation is pretty bad back home. I wish I know definitely what I wanted to do when I return home. I still am considering going back to school, but we shall see about everything when the time comes.
Please make sure that you look after yourself and of course Donna,
All my love,
Well ddear, it is Sunday morning and I am working just for the morning so I thought I would answer you last letter.
I received the pictures and the cheque yesterday. I think the pictures are just wonderful, both you and Donna are lovely and they only make me want to get home sooner. I am so darn proud when I show your pictures around and all I can say dear is that I have got a pretty grand wife and daughter and I am certainly going to try and make you happy and make up for all the time that we have been parted.
Well darling I just put 10 pounds in the bank that is about $45 so I will have a little reserve in case anything comes up. I do not know whether we are going to get any leave at Christmas. Well here it is almost the middle of November already the time seems to go fast when you look back at it but it drags by everyday when you are away from those we love.
I hope you do not get fed up with me telling you how much I do love you dearest. I have found out just how hard it is to get along without seeing you. All I do in my spare time is go to the shows and sleep. I can’t seem to get interested in dances anymore. Oh well I have figured that I am past the half way mark of being away from you.
So Nan had a little girl, that is very nice. They are both very nice and I hope that they will be as happy as we are darling. We will just have a boy next time with all these girls that are floating around. We are going to have a lot of good times together when we all get out own homes.
I am glad that you are buying clothes for yourself and the baby dear and you go ahead and get anything you want. I would give anything to be able to buy them for you and Donna. But we will do the next best thing and let you buy them. Boy I can’t wait for the day when I go out on my shopping spree.
Oh by the way dear will you get my suits repaired. The pocket on my all weather coat is ripped and also my pockets in my black suit.
As always darling, I love you very much,
Your loving husband
Well dear, I received your 2 letters today one for the 29th and 31st. I was very glad to hear from you as usual. I am working until 11 o’clock tonight so I thought I would write you while I was not busy.
Well dear, I have not done anything very exciting lately except pull a few bank jobs so we have lots of money now. I got paid today and a few of the boys paid me back some of the money they owed me. So I will put your money in the bank as soon as I receive it.
I went to the show on Sunday night with George Kirk and Monday night went to our station club but I was a little bored and then went to bed.
Last night I saw 2 good pictures at the show, one was Divorce with Kay Francis and I really enjoyed it. HIs wife in the picture reminded me of you darling and I almost got homesick. I think of you an awful lot darling and I only wish for the day we are together again.
The boys are pretty restless here and as most of them have been over here for a couple of years anyway. I hope they get them home soon. Oh darling I remember you just as well as the day I left and we know each other so well that this parting will only bring us closer together when I am back home. I think I love you more since I have been away if that is possible dear. I look at your pictures at least twice every day and do you remember the one we took out back at my folks place, that is the one I like best.
We had some very beautiful times together in Halifax and I will always say that they were the happiest days I have ever had in y life darling, thanks to you.
So, Ted is still out of work, boy he is having some holiday, but he is getting bored of it I guess. I figure that we should be able to go for our second honeymoon when I get my discharge. So you had better start getting your second honeymoon outfit lined up sweetheart. It will be just like a honeymoon to but a lot better than our first because we will be together for good this time.
I am glad to hear that my mother is getting around and darling I want to thank you for going over as often as you do. I certainly appreciate that. I have just finished writing my dad a letter. I do not think that he will be home until the new year. Well my aunt is taking good care of him as it has been many years since they lived under the same roof.
All my love darling,
Well here I am again dear it is Sunday afternoon and I am going to eat as soon as I finish this and then go to a show with George Kick. You remember him, he lived on Fielding Ave I think, he married a Scotch girl, she is in Toronto now, he expects to be going home the end of this month (lucky him!). He has been away for 2 years though.
Well dear not very much new to tell you except I love you and miss you more than ever. I cannot wait until I am with you again dearest, boy it will be nice to see a nice clean Canadian girl who cleans her fingers nails once in a while and I mean clean in more ways than one!
You should read the papers here, every day some husband is shooting his wife for sleeping around and vice versa. You cannot beat the Canadian girls and you in particular Toots, being away from you like this dear has really been good for us both, we realize just how much we love each other and mean so much to one another and I am very glad to be your husband darling and when I get home we are going to have a wonderful time planning our future together.
I think that will be in about 4 months, Do not tell anyone but I am building a barrel to go home in. I am setting out in February, so you could be waiting in Halifax when I wash up on shore.
Well darling I sold my windbreaker for $8 so I am in good standing for dough now. I will put your $25 in the bank as soon as I get it. My war bond is paid for now and so I will be getting more pay, but it does not cost me much here, mostly for shows, that’s all.
Well dear have you had any luck about socks yet, and I need some razors blades and I think that is about all for now. So Ted is not getting very far in trying to get a job. HE should have stayed in the R.C.A.F for a couple of months. I thought to myself that it would be hard to get a job back home for a few months. But you know Ted, you can’t tell him anything.
I still have not decided what I want to do either. I would like to go into business with my Pop but I cannot do anything until he gets back home. But we are not hard up financially dear so we will not have to worry will we?
How is your job going Toots, so you still like it? Oh yes, please do not forget to send me some pictures of my best gal, and Donna too of course. Mom says she looks really lovely, just like her mother does to me. The boys cannot figure out how I got you, I tell them that you married me for my money. HAHA.
So long for now dearest,
Well here it is Thursday afternoon and what a beautiful day it is here, you would think that it was the middle of September. I am off today as I worked last night and I do not know what to do with myself. I think I will go to a show tonight and see “Conflict”.
I received a letter from you and Mom the day before yesterday and was glad to hear that everything was OK. By the way I saw Gordon Peters yesterday, gosh he has certainly changed, he looks at least 35! He is going home next week or so.
Well I have done very little since I last wrote you on Saturday. I went to the show Sunday, did not do anything and worked on Monday night. I went to a show on Tuesday and last night I worked so you can see I lead a very uneventful life. I am not going to say anything about how much I want to go home as you know how much I do anyways. Every day is just dragging by and I do not know what to do with myself.
I am glad to hear that Toots is well and darling I am glad that you are happy with our baby. Love is wonderful isn’t it and I just hope that we will have 3 or 4 more once I get home. Gosh, but they have some lovely music on the radio from the service station here. From 11 o’clock until 1 they play solid recording and it is just great.
So jobs are scarce back home, well that is what I expected for a while until they get organized back home. I would give anything to be home and in Teds shoes. Job or no job, I think I could live on love for at least a month or two, it would be a beautiful way to live. Don’t think too much about it Willie.
Gosh dear but it would be lovely just to see you again with my own eyes and not have to look at the snaps that you sent me. I do not know anything more to when I will be getting home, and I am sure that you are tired of me writing about it in every letter. It seems a long time away but darling that day will be here before you know it.
God willing, and we will certainly make up for lost time. So you better be in good shape dearest when I finally arrive home….I think I will leave it to your imagination about what I am referring to.
All my love,