Not much has happened since my last letter, but I’ll sit down anyway and talk a little bit with you.
Here it has been snowing continuously for days. The amount of snow we are having is just awful and it’s been relatively cold as well. This morning it was ten degrees. I haven’t been able to take the children outside for days, which is unfortunate because of the way it’s affecting their eating and sleeping habits. My fresh complexion has also been suffering. But the weather is also bad for my state of mind. Does it really have to go on like this?
My darling Josef, this morning I received a letter from you from February 6th that you wrote during the transport. If it would only have arrived on time, I could have saved hours of worry about you, but that’s just the way it is. I thank you anyway from the bottom of my heart for it.
The children are doing well. Irmgard has another ear infection, which I attribute largely to the weather. They are sometimes quite restless since they cannot go outside, but in this snowstorm it’s just not possible, and we’re happy that we aren’t forced to go out in it. This morning as we were getting up, Irmgard called, “Whoever gets to the bottom of the stairs first is the queen!” Elfriede responded peacefully, “Then I’ll just be Cinderella!” That’s Elfriede, isn’t it. When she’s the first to finish her plate at dinner, she always says right away that I should write and tell Papa about it, but she never asks to hear anything about you. Brigitte is also sweet. Today she’s wearing her little pants and looks like a boy.
Yesterday afternoon I was at the town hall for the Führer meeting. The new District Leader (Wilhelm Maier) introduced himself. He spoke very well and left a good impression.
My darling sparrow, you asked me to send you stationary. I’m sending you a few sheets here and will send some more in another envelope--you know I can only send 50 grams at a time. If you can’t buy any there, let me know and I’ll send you some more.
Liesel and Alfons Knödler send their best; they stopped by yesterday.
Franz checks up on us often. We are always so happy when he does. On Saturday evening we drank some coffee together and deeply missed having you among us. You know how lovely the Saturday evenings always were. Hopefully they will return again.
With this thought I send you my love and kiss you in enduring love
Your Emilie and children