Dec 8 – 1942
Dear Daddy –
Will have a minute or two before I take D. upstairs for the night. The boys are in bed listening to Red Skelton. They enjoy that program so much I allow them to listen, tho it is too late for them to be awake. Mark has such a hard time getting up in the mornings. It takes him a few minutes to get awake. The baby doesn’t bother him when he cries for his 6 A.M. bottle, and sometimes, mostly, he gets loud before we get the milk warm enough.
Didn’t get much written last night so will finish now before starting lunch. David is asleep after his 10 A.M. bath & bottle – and I have his pants hung up to dry. I put the things in the Bendix before I bathed him then after he went to sleep I went down & hung them up. They dry so quickly on the lines in the basement I don’t bother trying to dry them on the radiators.
Today is just a plain wintry day with snow slightly dirty from soot.
[page 2] I should have gotten a picture of yesterday morning’s scenery. It was gone by mid-afternoon. The sun was so bright the snow soon melted off the trees & shrubs. I think it was the most beautiful yesterday I have ever seen.
Every time I see a Dagwood that I think you would appreciate I cut it out and if you have gotten the others I have sent you will know why. Now this one might give you an idea of how you could have dealt with the insulation salesman. Remember?
The V-mail I use I get at the P.O. They just hand us a bunch when we ask for it – however it can be bought at the stores – but why buy it when it is free. I haven’t written any V-mail lately. I have left that for the boys and just keep to the regular air mail myself.
Had a letter from Ruth M. today and she is sending us some gifts for Christmas. She said it wasn’t intended for a gift exchange but she wanted to help make our Christmas Merry since we can’t go and they can’t come. Also had
[page 3] a letter from Ruthie Y. They want to go home but don’t know whether they will or not. They may come over here. I hope they do because the boys think we need some company.
I rec’d a card from the Mohawk Brush Co. that had been sent at your request – and also that a gift is being sent – so far it hasn’t arrived. I am to advise them is it doesn’t come within 2 wks.
The boys got quite a thrill from their V-mail greetings. Mark took his to school and showed it around. He surely does a lot of talking about his Daddy and one of the Krug boys was evidently jealous of the things Mark shows & talks about because he said something Mark didn’t like and Mark was in quite a state. The Krug boy ended by saying, “I threw up all over your Dad.” So I told Mark to tell him he also ruined the top of that treatment cabinet. You surely remember that incident, don’t you?
- – - Will try again to finish this. Had to stop & answer the telephone and that took a few minutes then I had
[page 4]to get lunch ready. The boys are still eating but I am thru & I thought I would get this ready for Mark to mail.
Arlene called me and said she had a suit Don has outgrown and want to give it to David. I told her there was advantages to Donald being larger than David – - the advantage coming my way. David is now 23” long and as near as I could figure this A.M. weighs 10-10. He was kicking so that I couldn’t be sure. I tried orange juice, Tomatoe juice – to no avail – he would throw up – then I tried prune juice and he has had it two days and kept it down both times.
The bank bal is around 770 – but there are some Ins prems. To be paid within a month – (Jan 28).
No letters today but probably will get two or three tomorrow.
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