20 Aug Hole in the building, Dec 28, 1944
28 Dec 1944 V-Mail
Dear Dad, Harold & Rene – yesterday I received both pkgs – and were they swell!! Thanks very much. They were done up so nicely, I enjoyed unwrapping it all immensely. The bedroom slippers come in very handy in the evenings now that we’re inside, Dad. It’s nice to get these big heavy shoes off. And the gloves are swell for driving, Rene. These Army issue jobs aren’t very warm. I’ll use them for dirty work and use yours for driving. Good deal. By golly, you guys really thought of everything. I can use it all except the single edge blades (I figure you didn’t know which I used, so sent both) which I gave to a fellow who needs them. Thanks again, for two really swell boxes.
We moved yesterday. This place is certainly smashed up. The building we’re in has a bomb hold right down the middle of it! but we’ve found a bunch of little stoves, and coal & coke is plentiful, so we keep warm – but it’s cold outside! Snowed today, and the temp. is about 15 degrees above. But no matter how cold I get as I drive around, there’s always a warm spot in my heart for you guys out in Seattle
28 Dec 1944 V-Mail
Good evening, darling – We’ve moved yesterday so I’ve been a busy kid again. Golly, but this place is smashed! We have a fairly good set up here, except that there is a bomb hole right down through the middle of the building. It’s cold again, and snowed today, but we have plenty of little stoves (that we’ve found here and there) and now I have me a real spring bed & a mattress! I could hardly stand it last night!
Yesterday I got two pkgs – one each from Dad and Rene. Really swell – bedroom slippers, warm leather gloves & a bunch of toilet stuff. Rene must have really worked, cause it was nicely done up. I’m going to write ’em tonight. By the way – harrumph – what gives with these vitamin pills – made by the Upjohn Company? Are they on the level? Or did you get ’em at a trick & puzzle store. Anyway, think I’ll save them till I get on the boat for home. No need to waste them here!!
Golly, but I miss you sweetheart. Our mail is snafu, but when your letters come in it’s a great help. Give Karen, our big 2 yr old daughter tomorrow, a kiss for me – and here are thousands for you, my very darling