We received your card with many thanks, but we are still longing for a larger, more detailed letter. Is it on its way? You will be so tired in the evenings until you get used to all of that exertion. How are you doing aside from that? Do you have nice comrades? Please just stay healthy for us and come home safe and sound. Did you hear the Fuehrer’s big speech tonight too? We want to hope and believe that all of this will have a victorious ending for our fatherland.
Everything here is happening as usual, other than that you are missing. The children are well-behaved and ask about their father often; every evening, Elfried puts on her pajama pants “just like Daddy.” Irmgard looks up into the sky each night for the evening star, and when she finds it, she’s happy and says that now her father is also thinking of her. Brigitte has started walking now if one leads her by the hand, and grabs everything she can reach off of the living room table. We’ve taken her sledding for the last couple of days since we got so much snow this week.
Franz was here as well and asked about you and what you’ve been writing. Unfortunately I couldn’t give him much information. The Chief Court Cashier sent a new list. In the next letter I’ll send it to you (373.14 RM monthly). I just settled the cancellation as well as the bill and notary (8.65 RM). Mancherlei Springereien hab ich diese Woche schon gehabt von dem ich vorher nichts gewusst habe. When it’s not this cold anymore, I’ll enjoy going out of the house a lot more. It will be easier then with the children, too--you know how Elfried absolutely will not go out in the fresh air, and she needs it the most. She has an eye infection again. It looks like Irmgard does too--I can never seem to put enough salve on them! Here we go again! Now you know by and large what’s been going on at home.
We send you all our love
Your Emilie and children
Greetings from me as well, and please write something more to us. Your Emilie is waiting daily. With a hearty “Heil Hitler” I salute you in loyal comraderie,