A letter from my great grandmother Helen May Marcel Bellman to my great grandfather Earl Spencer Bellman, 1953
Am just beginning to realize that in less than 2 weeks Iʼll be home! This has been a wonderful, wonderful experience, but rather wearing, and it will feel so good to be safe in your arms again!! Do you want to come to N.Y.C to meet me? Of course the 8 a.m. Sat. is only tentative, so be sure to check with RLM at Idlewild on time. If you like, we could go up to Hartford & stay over Sat. night and on home Sunday. Or if you donʼt want to come to N.Y. I could come on home on the train.
I did get the $33 Tissot watch for Shirley, & am wearing it a while to see if it keeps good time. Itʼs a plain gold-filled case, which I think sheʼll like. Got a darling little Hummel figure at Berchtesgaden. May get more here or when we go back to Germany. Got the 3 grandsons little Austrian beanies in Brusbrucla. Enjoyed your poetry and the “Daffodils”. It seems my absence makes you poetic. Maybe I should stay away longer (??) Seriously, I feel that Scotland would be just too much “icing on the cake” as Iʼm glad to be coming home the 28th.
Lots of love, dearest