Apr. 27, ‘44
I got your letter this AM, the one I missed yesterday and then the regular letter this PM before leaving the station. The one this PM had the pictures. They were pretty good considering those persons who were taken.
I don’t know what to tell you about the amount to ask for the house – Is that to be furnished or unfurnished? Ira should be able to help you with that more than I and as yet I don’t have anything here. Joe & I went to Evanston tonite. There was one apartment or house for $75 but the lady wasn’t home. It’s an upstairs apartment in one of those crowded outlying areas. I’m going to call her tomorrow night. I’ve talked to the lady downstairs. Two little girls came to the door also and they reminded me a little of the Puetz family. We may go out to the
[page 2] Lake country tomorrow eve to see some of the cottages there – if the weather is nice. It’s a little uphill business trying to find things after 4:30 if one doesn’t have his own car. Of course I had ours last week but no gas, and I can’t ask for a C card because I don’t know how far away we’ll be – aren’t we in a bad way.
Joe forgot to mail our letters yesterday so you will have a blank space. He was very sorry but just forgot. We’ll try to do better next time.
I forgot to leave your only gas ticket last week so will return it to you with this letter – I know you wno’t be able to go far on that much.
Must get to bed –
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“…they reminded me a little of the Puetz family…” I remember Mrs. Puetz (pronounced Pitts), because she was so feeble, weakly. At the time there was a Disney (?) film with a character called “Mrs. Weak Fish” who had a very wobbly voice, and we always referred to Mrs. Puetz as Mrs. Weak Fish. I even remember an occasion when we were invited to dinner at their home in the country.
“It’s a little uphill business trying to find things after 4:30 if one doesn’t have his own car. Of course I had ours last week but no gas, and I can’t ask for a C card because I don’t know how far away we’ll be – aren’t we in a bad way.” Yes, what a chore.
“I know you wno’t be able” should read “won’t”