Letter(s) to Craig (USA)

Letter 1

Hello my dearest Craig,

I am sorry that I was not on the phone yesterday.
I injuried my leg at work and had to stay in bed as it hurted while walking.I hope my friend told you about it.Next time I will be there by all means.I am sorry for this darling.
Borsch is a kind of soup and it's healthy like all soups.I can cook it and I like it very much.I will cook it for you when we meet.
I can not tell you that Dnepropetrovs is a nice city.You can not even imagine what Ukrainian cities look like.If we are going to meet,I don't want us to meet in Dnepropetrovsk.Kiev is better.Is that o'k for you?
I am not going to scare you,but you will be a bit shocked from our air and dust.I just want you not to think that here is everything so good like in your city.
You know Easter in your country sounds good.I am sure you had a great time with your friends.We have Easter this weekend.
On wekends I was celebrating my birthday in a family circle.It was nice. If you don't find anybody for your dog,you must take it with you or plann my comming to you:))))
O'k darling,we must think when you can call me next time.
But now I close and send you kisses and hugs and you take care as well.

Yours Lena.

Letter 2

Hello my dearest Craig,

This is a good news that you found a dag sitter.I hope your dog will like him/her?
I am very glad about your coming here and June is a very good time. I will try to take the vacations and come to you to Kiev.I think we will spend a great time together.
I have some news as well .I found one more job for me.I decided to get more money for my trip to Kive ,for my stay there and for the ticket and for all expences.This is a shopp assistent in a small shop not far from my house.After my work at club,I will go there.I think I will manage to do this.
My birthday was on Sunday and I so wanted to tell you,but I wrote about the day of my birth in my first letter and I thought you remembered about it.
This weekend we will celebrate Easter. Easter is a religious holiday and celebrated all over Ukraine. It's celebrated on the first Sunday after the first spring full moon. As for this year it was on the 27 of April. This day all the Orthodox people go to the church to bless food and to memorize the Christ Resurrection.
Here in Ukraine I can not use the phone card.We shoul better fix the day next week,when you have time.

Ok darling,all my love and kisses to you .Have a good day!

Yours Lena.

Letter 3

Hello dearest Craig,

I miss you and think of you.Good that we met.You are not guilty. We will celebrate it again in Kiev,when we meet.I look forward to meet you and to accompany you for a dinner.

I still want to work at shop,as extra money will never much. I'll work ther from Monday.It's good as next week we have one week holidays and my club will be closed.And i can work without any problems.
I don't want to go to Kive by train,as it takes 12 hours.It's too borring and uncomfortable.I bear trains not good.
But if you pcover my expenses to Kiev ,it would be very nice. But I still want to get a bit money to buy a new cloth for me and to buy a present for my sister.She will have her birthday 28 of May. She will be 14,young Lady!

I will be able to take the vacations for two weeks,but you are right we will see how it will be going.But I am sure it will be great.

The weather is great and it's warm.

I sign off and tell you buy,but remember that you are always on my mind.

Kisses,Lena.

Letter 4

My Dearest,

I am sorry,but I can not write you a big letter now,I must bake Easter bread and color Easter eggs.
We have Easter tomorrow and everything will be closed. So I will be able to reply to you only on Tuesday. But remember that you are on my mind and i miss you, as you mean much for me!!!!!!
The second job is sales right.
Give me your address,i will send you my picture.

Kisses,Lena.

Letter 5

Dearest Craig,

The Easter was great.My friend who is married,her husband and me gathered together to celebrate Easter.We baked Easter bread and colored eggs.We cooked many delicious dishes.In the evenning we started Easter dinner and then at night we went to church to bless food,Easter bread(paski in russian) and eggs.And in the morning after visiting church all the people must have holy breakfast. This is tradition.I wish we could celebrate Easter together and not only Easter.
I looked at the appartment and must say that it's nice.How much does it cost?
O'k,now i must go to the shop to work.My club is closed till the next week and I can quietly work in shop.

O'k my darling ,I leave you,but keep you in my heart!
Send you my kisses.
Yours Lena.

Letter 6

Dearest Craig,

Sorry, sorry, sorry,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
I missed you very much. As I told you before we had holidays because of Easter and on the 1st and 2d of May all the people of Ukraine celebrate 'all working people holiday'. So we have one week holiday, this is the reason of my silence and my new work of course. But you are always on my mind.
Holy breakfast is any food blessed in the church,Easter Bread(paska), eggs(krashanki),any sausage,cakes,sweets,,,,,,,,
This work in shop is much harder than my work at club.Ukrainian old people are so hard to deal with.They constantly find faults with me.And the boss is such an ass.
You know 60$ for one night is too much.Usually such appartment costs about 300-400 monthly.
It's rainy today,but warm.Tomorrow is a holiday again.All people go to the semetory to memorise all who have passed away.We are going there as well.
So,I look forward to meet you ij Kiev soon and hope that we will enjoy each other's presence.

I wait news from you and kiss you very, very tenderly.Lena.

Letter 7

How are you doing my sweetheart today? Do you miss me?
Yesterday was "Victory Day" and I had day off from both works. Me and my friends went for a pic nic and it was so cool.The weather is wonderful.It was so funny,but i thought only of you and how it was great if you were with me.
I really think much of you lately and want to meet you in person. You are so nice man,handsome,funny what else need the woman in a man? Do you agree with me that you are the man for me and i am for you? What plans for the weekend?
I finaly found the Video I was looking for some months"Kayote Ugly" and I am going to enjoy the film on the weekend.
I want us finaly to talk on the phone.How do you feel about Tuesday the same time?
I would like to hear your night dream .if you don't mind?

Kisses and hugs,Lena.

Letter 8

Sweetheart,

Wonderful dream!May be soon it will become true:)
This is the number: +38 056 797 03 71
The film was not so cool as i expected:((((((
Untill tomorrow,sweet darling!!!!!

With love,Lena.

Letter 9

MY DEAR GRAIG,
THE FOLLOWING I WILL TELL YOU IS NOT A JOKE AT ALL BUT TRUTH. IN THE MORNING IT WAS MY TURN TO CALCULATE THE FUNDS AND ACCOUNT FOR THE PRODUCTS SOLD.THERE IS A CARRIER IN THAT SHOP AND HE WORKED THE SAME SCHEDULE I WORKED.HE STARTED WORKING A WEEK AGO .AS OPOSSED TO ME HE DIDN'T DECLAIR HIS PASSPORT AND THE MANAGER HAD NO DATA ABOUT HIM AT ALL. WHEN I WAS TO MAKE A REPORT ABOUT THE MONEY, I FOUND OUT A GREAT SHORTAGE OF MONEY.IT IS 3 THOUSAND AND 200 GRIVNYAS.IT IS ABOUT 600 AMERICAN DOLLARS.THEY CANNOT FIND HIM AS IT WAS PROBABLY HIM WHO STOLE PRODUCTS.THERE IS THE SHORTAGE OF SUGAR, VODKA AND RED\BLACK CAVIAR.ALL THESE PRODUCTS IN SUM OF 3,200 GR, HE STOLE AND I AM TO BLAME .THEY TOLD THEY WILL PUT ME IN PRISON FOR THIS DEBT.IF ONLY I GO TO JAIL,CRAIG I WON'T BE LET EVER TO MEET YOU. I AM SCARED,I COULDN'T DECIDE WHAT TO DO.I DIDN'T WANT TO PUT YOU IN THIS MY TROUBLES,IT WAS ME WHO DECIDED TO WORK IN THAT SHOP AND NOW I AM IN SHIT FROM TOE TILL HEAD.I HAVE NOT THIS MONEY,600$ WHICH I MUST PAY TO THEM TILL THE END OF THIS WEEK ..I AM SO SORRY,.DARLING,I SHOULDN'T BE SO STUPID AND WORK THERE.I HAD TO LISTEN TO YOU,BUT I WANTED ONLY THE BEST.
I AM DEEPLY DEPRESSED AND DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO.IT IS SO SCARING THAT I CAN BE TAKEN TO JAIL.I DO WANT TO BE WITH YOU AND THE MOST SCARING IS THAT IT CAN INFLUENCE IN SOME WAY THE ARRANGING OF OUR MEETING. BUT IF I PAY THIS MONEY IMMEDIATELY THE SOONER THE BETTER THAN THEY WILL TELL NO POLITIA ABOUT IT AND MY REPUTATION WILL NOT BE UNDEMINDED. MY ONLY HOPE IS YOU,YOU ARE MY HERT AND SOUL !
PLEASE WRITE ME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND ADVISE SOMETHING,DARLING.
I AM ABOUT BECOMING CRAZY.

YOURS LENA.

Letter 10

My dearest Craig,

I am so so sorry,but I have arrived to Dnepropetrovsk only two hrs ago.I think that grandma will leave this world soon.This will be terrible.I pray she won't soon.
Truly say,my mother drink too much as well now.She can drink one month without a pause and then she doesn't drink at all.Her new husband has nothing against it,as she stays then at home and he has affairs with anopther women .I have seen him with other's not once.
Yes,I like dressing casual.I like jeans,shorts,but for the evening party I wear evening dress.
I read the info about the flight.But you do not need to book it. thank you,but I will buy it by myself.
How are your dogs?
You are going to pay to nurse to look after them right? I can not stop thinking of you and our meeting.
Missing you.

Kisses and hugs and love,Lena.