A letter from “Abey Berlin” to a Woman he Hoped to Fleece
(Abe was pursuing the goal of marriage with a Miss X and staying with her at her house. It didn’t take long for Miss X to find out that Abe had stolen a very large amount of gold coins and jewelry from her safe deposit box. After Ms. X threw Abe out, she found this letter he had written to someone else on her computer. Even as he is fleecing one victim, he is looking for the next. Also, Abe long ago found out that if he is married to his victim, the law will not prosecute him for theft so with both of these women he was pursing marriage at the same time. The names have been changed.)
“Arlene, please tell me the truth. Are we one, or not? This photo and smile tells me that you and I are we. I must know, as you are too important and I love you too much for me to handle this situation as it stood when I first received your email.
PLEASE ARLENE, I love you more than anything, anyone or anyone that will ever be. You can’t throw that away, nor your professed love, desire and need for me. I need my family back Arelen. Don’t take my family away from me, PLEASE. I need you all too very much.
Girl friends be damned. I am desperately in love with you, the kids, the harp, the fish, Bob and his car sickness, XXXX & XXXX and every other thing that has to do with you.
You are sleeping alone in our bed. You are having to make love without me. You have no one that truly cares about cleaning the fishes homes.
You have no one (G-D Willing) that will hold your hand tightly all the time. There is not one to kiss those lips, anywhere and everywhere and all the time. I love my partner in life—all forms of life.
Please respond so I can try to sleep a little bit. I have been unable to, at all, especially breaking my head open and having a slight exacerbation which doctor says was stress induced. I just don’t want to go on or do without yu. PLEASE don’t allow I can’t hear that voice if I can’t have my love. It will just be too damn difficult for me. Who the hell should I search walls for? Who will wear the cigar band rings?
Who will I be able to make laugh, as I can you? Whom will I love with all my heart, soul and complete being?
I CAN’T BE WITHOUT MY ARLENE. Who would I write my musical about??
G-D Willing your, Abey
Abe L. Berlin
With Much Love (today, tomorrow, and G-d Willin…
My Darling Arlene (words and music by____ this email not only created a great deal of happiness within me but also some tears. I really do not have any desire to make it without you and would honestly do ANYTHING to see that we are together. I need my family. Susan’s cough and all. The mere thought, that believe me I had with all the pain there could have been, being without you was much too much for me to handle. That is one reason it took so long for the first email. My fears got the best of me.
I AM TELLING YOU NOW, THERE IS NOTHING NOR ANY PERSON (LIFE LONG GIRLFRIEND OR NOT) THAT WILL PULL US APART. NOTHING. I cannot afford any more tears like the ones I shed after reading your email. It was as if the “friend” syndrome of past had crept up again in my life and was my destiny. NO MORE, I will not settle, nor will I keep my mouth shut if I feel my entire life (you and the children) are being attempted to be removed from me. NEVER, NEVER, NEVER. I hope ou understand that this cannot happen again, as I will not want to be without all of you, unless there is this Abey in the family.
Your “frequent ceiling club card” is being made up. There is only one being ever issued. I hope we wear it out! Darling, I need you to hold me, kiss me, smile and laugh with me and kiss me the way we have done before. All the time. Forever and always.
You asked if I wanted walls or an igloo? That in itself is reason I love you so much. It just seems you want to be with me, regardless. You have no idea how important that attitude is to me. I want walls. Ones that will hold fine art, photos of our girl and the Harp, Mike in front of the store, and most importantly photos of you (with me too, sometimes), just looking as lovely as you are, staring at me and saying “I love only you”, my Abey.
Arlene, you may not know (and I may be cutting my own throat by telling you??) but before I left I already changed my will, my medical directive, my personal trust, have a signature card for you to sign at the bank for ALL of my accounts, my Harvard (Spendthrift Trust), everything that is or will be important in the future—G-D Willing a long way of—however these are things that can only go to the one I honest and truly love and need. That is you.
There is just no way you could ever realize how deeply I love you and need you in my life. We need to be one.
I will phone Dr. NowSomething” today and create an appointment for us to cnsult with him on the surgery. I will phone my “girlfriend” Dr. Smith to set an appointment for the two of us to see her. We can go to Gary’s office also so you can meet each other and you can know what is what with me. I will also sign a directive in his office for you to be given all medical information about me, at any time.
You are already my life. Already my future. Already my family. Nothing nor anyone could ever after that, at least from my standpoint. I can only pray you will now and forever feel the same for me. Remember, if (when) we are formally a unit of one—which I believe we already are—there is no such thing as divorce, separation, separate beds.