Letter(s) to Jerry (USA)

Letter 1

Dear Jerry!

I was very surprised to get your answer! Unfortunately I don't know a lots about you, but I hope to know more! I did not have a lots experience in using computers and communicating through Internet with another people. But I hope it will work.

First of all please let me know can you understand me or not. I don't sure in my English. I was not best student in our group learning English, but I hope you will understand me and may be help me to study English more.

So, something about me: I am Russian woman, I live in town Kitoi. It's a very small town, its situated about 3150 km from Moscow to the east. There are no much big cities near it. The largest is Irkutsk. And what about your city? I am curious about it, about culture of your country.

I am 30 years old, my birthday is 3 March. And when does your birthday? How do you spend it? I graduated from our States University, which is situated in Irkutsk. My specialty is economical managment. I did not like this science a lots, but it was very popular in Russia when I was ready to choose specialty after graduating school.

So, about a reason why I am here. I will write you more later, now I just would like to check does it work or not. I search for my soulmate, to share with him all my happyness and troubles. And love. I do not searching for long extended correspondence, and I dont like to play in any soul games. I need to find real man for love and I hope its you.

That's a little about me and I hope to know more about you.
Unfortunately I don't sure did I done all fine to send you this letter and will you receive it or not. Its will be so pleasant for me to get answer from you! I will be waiting it with impatience!
Marina

P.S. My photos are attached. I am very curious about you. Please send me more of your pics. Even if you dont have it, please do it, its so important for me!

Letter 2

Hello Jerry!

I so ready today to receive a mail from you! And I so glad to see, that you received my mail and answered! Thank you for pics. I like it very much. And I so happy that you understood my entire letter! I would like to continue our correspondence and I hope you too! So, I will write you more.

Dear Jerry, I understand most in your letter! But I not sure now I have no much time to read it more carefully. I undesrstood all words but I dont know grammer well. So, I have to write you a little about my situation. As you know I live in town that named Kitoi. It's a very small town and only a couple of people here have their own phones and Internet access. But we have Internet club here and its very popular. The only way for me to write you is to get here and pay for time at computer to write you. But I so happy to do it! I printed your letter and I will read it more carefully at home with dictionary, when I will have more time. I hope its ok, but I can miss some of your questions, please don't worry, I will write answer in one of my next letters. And sometimes (for example some parts of this letter I will prepare at my work and just then type it to you).

So I think I have to tell you more about me and what I am doing here. I can't describe myself, its not easy but I will write you all that my friends say. They say, that I am very cheerful, attractive and devoted woman, and I will not leave my friend in trouble. I do not smoke and I don't drink often. I can drink Champaign, vine or a little bear. But I don't drink a lots, only sometimes at holidays. I was not married and I have no children. I like only honest and open people even if its bad.

My father works likes driver in hospital. He has a lot of business trips. They are not very far, but sometimes he trip to Irkutsk. Everybody knows him in my town. I have no mother. Its not easy for me to say about it. She died when she gived birth to me. My father love her very much and its a very big loss for him. I know a little about she, only from my father told me. Now my father has another family, but we love each other very much and I am always going to him at weekends. Now I living with my aunt.

When I was a young girl I lived with my father. And all home businesses depended on me. That's why I think I am independent woman. I am proud for this, because it helped me to find out how to cook and how to make homebusiness. I like to cook very much and I am cooking always only by myself. I like to cook something unusual. I like to prepare fish and meat delicious for my guests and guests of my father at holidays. He always asking me to help him because he know that i coocking very good. I hope I can be good housewife. And I would like to find a man to give him all my care and love and to get this back. Most of all I like fruits like grapes, persimmon, peach, appricot.

I would like to tell you about how I get idea to write you a letter but its seems I have no much time now. I will write you about it at my next letter.

Its very pleasant for me to write you letters. I like it very much.
Looking forward to hear from you, Marina

Letter 3

Hi Jerry!

Thank you for your letter. I becoming attached to your letters and I like it very much. Can you write me more about your work? What is most intresting in it? How do you spend your free time? I was born at Kitoi town. My mother was born there and lived there for all her life. My father took me out there for not having trouble thoughts about my mother. I like my town Kitoi very much. I have no brothers and sisters. I have only a cousin she lives in Moscow now.
Her name is Tamara.

Now I am working as seller - adviser at biggest company at our city. This is firm that sells furniture. My duties are to show furniture to clients, to tell them all about it, to take orders. I cant say that I like my work very much, but my heads very proud for me, they always say that I am best. They are very good and strong people and I like them a lot. My work is not very far from me, and I always go there by myself. And how long from your home your work is situated?

And some words about my town. My town is not very big. We have no big houses there and the largest house 9-floor building. But our town is enough green and nice. Its situated near the Osa river so we have lots of fishmen. It is not very noisy town. We like our town very much.

So, I would like to tell you about how I get idea to start to write you. The reason is I met one of my old girlfriends, which was my classmate. We spoke a lot and she was very happy and told me her story. One day she with our girlfriends comes to Internet club just for kidding. They did not know lots about Internet. They asked a manager of Internet club what they could do their interesting. He shows them one of Internet dating cites. My girlfriend (Vera) wrote only one not serious letter to a man from United States, Florida. She did not wait something seriouse. Then she began to go every day and write him. She did not let her girlfriend to come with she. And after one month of communicating she told them that she will go to USA soon and that she love that man. She went to USA for one month and when she returned she were happiest woman of the world. I did not see her such happy before! I was really shocked. It looked like a fairy tale. I was speaking a lots with her and I was so surprised to knew that would like to marry and to come to USA for all her life. I asked her why she did not choose Russian man. She said that American men are better then Russian and that does not drink a lots. They more polite, culture, and kind. They more oriented to a family then Russian. She said, that she had no any problems with living there and she will not share her Mark with someone else. He is 49 years old, and Vera is very happy with him. She is 31. She says that difference in ages is not just a little problem. She has advised me to choose only American man. I thought more then one year and only now I know, that I am ready to fallow her advise. I am so sad now that I have no her e-mail and her address; I have so much questions to her! Unfortunately, I have never been outside Russia, but I hope someday. And I dont know a lots about a trips though a countries. But I so happy that I meet you and I hope to know more about you. My time is over now and I have to go now.

Hope to hear from you soon.
Marina

Letter 4

My dear Jerry!!!!

There is no something more pleasant for me then to receive mails from you. I am so happy that I have you as my friend! My heart was really ready to jump out when I saw your mail in my mailbox! How are you today? What is weather today in your country? Taday is a best weather here. It's a lots of sun and I like such weather very much. It's not very cold now. I like spring when snow become thaw and birds become to sing, when its a little cold, heart waits first warms days. And most of all I like summer when warm days come and its so pleasant to come home from work thinking about work today is finished and weather allow to do it. We have a great and very nice street at my town and I using it to go home. Air smells very tasty and sky is very nice those days. I like to look very much there. What seasons do you like more?

I would like to know more of your hobbies. Do you like anymals? What anymals do you like more? I have a cat at my home. I call it Eldosik. It can dance when I turn on music on and take his forward paws in my fingers. I hope to show it someday to you.

What kinds of sport do you like more? Now in Russia sport become more and more popular. Best of all I like valleyball, waterpool (pool), swimming, bicycle. Please tell me more about you, what do you like more? Music- I like RHCP (do you know it?), Scorpions, J.Lo, Tony Braxton and a lots of Russian groups but I dont sure that you heared it. For example Kino, Splin, Mumii troll' and a lots of other. What films do you like more? I like Titanic! What new films now there? About flowers- I like chrysanthemums, lilies, snowdrops, camomiles and roses. Do you like flowers? Which flowers do you like more?

At all my life I had only two boyfriends. I am very attached person and if I becoming love someone I am ready to be with him for all my life. I always thinking that if people love each other they have to fogive another's mistakes. My first boyfriend was at school till second year of univercity. Then he had to leave with his parents to Ukraine, and we left. We was a good friends, and he wrote me couple of letters but now he is married. We lived like a brother and sister. Then I met another boy, but after three months of communicating he became to drink a lot and became very ungry for anyone. He leaves from univercity and he lies me a lot. I did not imagine what happened with him. Then they take him to army and after last talk with him, I understood, that its not my choice. I dont think that he loved me. Anyway I would not like to continue any relations with him and to say a true, I would not like to have any relations with any Russian man. And I am so happy that I met you and its mean so much for me!

Dear Jerry now every day when I go to bed I reading your letters before sleep and I am always thinking about you when I waking up. It's my first thoughts! Please write me more about you, about your mood, about what are you doing these days!

Your russian friend, Marina

Letter 5

Today after I wake up I had only one dream. It was to check a mail from you and to receive news from you! I so attached to you now! I run to Internet club before work but there are no any free computers there. It make me a little sad, so I decided to go to my father to tell him about us at launch brake. I prepared launch for him, he does not at business trip now. At a lanch I tald him about us and about our correspondence. He was really surprised to know that I meet you through Internet. He asked me how I did it and asked who are you? He asked where you work and asked a lot about you. He asked if I wrote you first or you first wrote me. I answered for all his questions I sayd him, that I make my choice by myself and I am very happy that I did it. He was really shocked and surprised because he knows that I am modest woman. He likes you very much and he askes me to say hallo from him.

My dear Jerry! What do you thinking about our relations? What does it mean for you? Please tell me, it's very important for me. How do you imagine our relations at the future? How much does it serious? Please say true for me, as you know, I like always true, as bad it can be. As for me I think, that I found a man which I seeking for all my life. You looks like very seriouse, intelligent, reliable and responsible man. A man of my dream. I understand that may be I mistaken, but I believe that you are that man that I imagine from your letters. I am so sad that we have no any other communications that e-mail. I so would like to hear your voice!!! But I hope that soon I will make a business trip to Irkutsk and may be I will have a chance to call you from there. I so cant wait for that moment!

Today I baught a book about your country, about your culture. And I found a map of you country and I searched for a place of your living. I know that we are at another parts of earth now, but it did not make my feeling less. Its seems for me sometime that we so close! And I saw that dream about lake once again!

Kiss you, your Marina

Letter 6

My dear love Jerry!
It was so pleasant for me to get your letters! With every your letter I feel that we bacoming more closer and closer! Every time, when I reading your letter, my mood become well and my heart is knocking so strong! I miss you very much and all my thoughts last time only about you! When I coming to Internet club and saw a letter from you, I pleasing as a small girl. You are the unique man that can understand me now and can support me in difficult situation! I am sure in you and I can trust you in any case. I think a lot about you and about us and I understood that I dreaming about making a family with you to have a honest, loving, reliable husband like you, who will be sure in hisself and in myself. I dreming about that time when I will be helping you in all about house, to work and rest together, laughing and solve common problems, because your problems will be my problems and on the contrary. I think, it has to be so if people love each other.
I thought a lot about this all and what we have to do now. I think, that we have to meet in person and I am ready to arrive to you for us. How do you think about it? I dont see more best way to know each other, I think, we cant get such result just communicating through letters. But I am very serious about you, and about our meeting. We did a big step for making serious and longterm relations. I think we dont have to stop here, we have to make next serious step, the meeting which will let us to know each other better and it let us to continue our relations.
I talked to cousin what do I need to come to you, is it real or not. She know about it because she visiting sometimes another countries. She sayd that I need visa and air ticket only. She sayd that it-s not a big problem to make a visa for one or two month. She advised me to go IVA (Irkutsk Visa Agency) and to ask there about it. So I will ask my chief to go home early tomorrow and I will go to Irkutsk to the IVA to ask more about it.
My sweetheart, how do you think, if I will come to you, where is the best place for my living? At your home or at a hotel? I would like to stay at your home, if its not a problem and if you want it. I hope my wish to come to you to meet in person is not confuse you. Please tell me the true.
My dear Jerry! I do not have a big salary but it's not bad for Russia. I saved some money for any case, but I was not sure for what. I think, that this case is come. I dont sure if this help us for visa and ticket both, I dont know how much does it all cost, but I hope it will help us. Also I would like to go to cash departments of airport to know how much tickets cost. My dear Jerry, I need some information for this. Please write me closest airport to you and what date is better for my visit? My love, what do you think about duration of a trip? Please write me you opinion about this all. I shall be waiting it with impatience.
Forever yours, Marina

Letter 7

Hi my sweetheart!

I so happy to get your mail and to write mail to you again! Dear Jerry, I have some good news for you!

Today I was at my father and spoke a lot about you and me. He can't understand, why I found my soulmate so far from me, but he understands that if I love someone, nothing can stop me. Its seems he like you. He is very glad for me that I met a man who I seeked for a long time. He believes in you and he trusts you. I asked him a lot about our future how it can be. He told me that we have to meet first and then to decide what to do. Also he told that if our relations after it will be successeful, he will present us his village home or he can sell it then we would not have any financial problems with visiting our country few times a year. Its enough big and old house and it costs about 40 000 dollars. But it can be sold only after it will be privatized and it can't be ealy then in 8 months. My father dreaming to sell it and he think that now there is a good reason for it. He hopes all will be fine in our relations. He tells that this money should be enought for us for the first time for living, for period seeking for job.
The photo on a beach have been made last summer on the Black sea. This is most recent photo! All my photos have been taken by my girlfriend. She is the photographer. She have a digital camera.
Unfortunately she is in Moscow now, therefore I cannot give you my new photos.
So , I have another news: I just returned from IVA. I was so worried if it will impossible to get visa for me yesterday. And I was so happy today talking with communication manager of IVA today when he tolding me that I have a great chance to make a visa and to get it approved. He asked me a lots of questions and he suggested me to fill some documents but I rejected because I am not sure now about some details of my coming to you. We have a lots of questions without answers now, some unresolved questions. So here is information about visas that I ßan do:

1) Tourists visa. It allows me to come to your country for period from 2 weeks till 1 month. It cant be prolonged and on the expiration I have to back to Russia. It costs about 210-250 dollars USA depending duration and including ensurance and neccessary medical tests and other.
2) B-2 visa. It calls "visa of the bride" also. Its good for period from 2 weeks to 3 month. It can be prolonged maximum for 2 additional months and then I also have to back to Russia. It costs about 340 dollars USA including all services.
3) I forgot a name of this visa. For approve it we both have to visit Russian Embussy at your country and fill some documents. This kind of visa allows us to get married. I can't get it and approve it at my country. We shall get it for my next trip if we decide to get married.

Any kind of visa will take 2-3 weeks to be ready and approved.

My dear Jerry, how do you think, which visa is better for us? I was really sad to know that visa costs such money. Tommorrow I will try to get news about a cost of the ticket. When we shall have all information we shall decide how to do better. Please write me all your ideas.
Yours, Marina

Letter 8

My love Jerry!

Today I have no much time to write you, one of my girlfriend has a birthday today. Thank you for all your warm letters! My love, I am very serious in my intentions for our relations and I am ready to do anything for us. Please write me more about you I need more of your pics! I need more about you, about your day and about what do you like/dislike. Please write me! You did not wrote me closest airport to you - why? I hope you are really attached to me as I attached to you and you are serious. As for me, I cant sleep last days not thinking about you! So, I will go to birthday, please write me more! I hope to be together soon.

With love Marina.

P.S. I will congratulate my girlfriend from me and from you too, is it ok?

Letter 9

My sweetheart Jerry!!! I just so happy to have such great frieand and soulmate as you! Every night I thinking about you, sometimes I can't sleep thinking of you! You can't imagine, how much do you mean for me! You become so close man for me!
Today we had a greatest holiday of out town. It was the Day of City. There are lots of flags, baloons, fireworks and shows. I was so sad, that you were not with me, I would like to hug you or just keep your hand. That so important for me now, that's my dream. I like such holidays. All people look very happy.
I want to receive the B2 visa. I shall receive the visa in 2 weeks after purchase of the ticket. I can remain with you about 2 months, but I want to remain with you forever if you want!!! Is it possible? Today I talked with my cousin about us more and she is so happy for us! I ask her about transferring money, she said that the best way is to use western union system and she said, that everybody in America know how does it works. I did not hear about this system of money transferring and I just searched Internet for this to read something about it. And i found this site, where anybody can get nearest bank, which included to western union system. Here it is:
www.westernunion.com . You can visit it and look how does it works.
Closest bank to road service station is:
ALFA BANK
GAGARINA BULVAR, 38
IRKUTSK, 664000
Phone: 73952240503

Then I went in bank and the clerk has told to me is necessary to use control number in transfer of money (MTCN) . You will receive this number at bank and you have to give it to me. I need this code, your name, your adress and your zip code to get money. The clerk has told that without MTCN it is practically impossible to receive money.

Its seems all information that you need to send me money is my name and my surname. You know my name, it is Marina and my sirname is Garshina. Please let me know is this information enough for you?
Please let me know.
I kiss you and hug you, my love!
Forever yours, Marina