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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1944

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Object ID: WV0333.4.001

Description: The ship Pozcyk is aboard has just crossed the equator, and the crew put together an equatorial initiation ceremony. Pozcyk is enjoying the on-ship food, attending church, and has purchased a Valentine's Day card for her husband Louis.

Creator: Annie Edith Sherrill Pozyck

Biographical Info: Annie Edith Sherrill Pozyck (1920-2007) of Concord, North Carolina, served in the Army Nurse Corps during World War II. After her discharge, she continued her nursing career, retiring from the Salisbury, North Carolina, VA Hospital after over twenty-five years in the profession.

Collection: Annie Pozyck Papers

Rights: It is responsibility of the user to follow the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). Materials are not to be reproduced in published works without written consent, and any use should credit Jackson Library, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Full Text: Dearest Mother & Daddy,

Will dash off a note, & even though there isn’t much to say (as I’ve said before), it’s just to let you know that all is well.

I’m getting quite a nice sun-tan, & of course as usual my freckles are beginning to appear. Everyone thinks they are cute.

Recently we had an initiation when we crossed the Equator. Of course, having been across before, I didn’t have to go through it all again, but I was part of the “Royal Court.” We really had fun.

The food is still wonderful, & I’m about to eat myself to death. You know me.

I’ve just come from church. We have it on the open deck every Sunday morning.

I hope all is well at home with you all. I’ve almost worn out those two letters I’ve got on board ship- reading & rereading them. It’s the last bit of news I’ll have from home for a while, I expect.

I’m writing this on deck & it’s so nice looking out over the water, & the breeze feels so good.

I bought a Valentine the other day at the P.X. to send to Louis, but I don’t know exactly when he will get it.

Well, I guess this will be all for now. Take care of yourselves.

Loves of love, Annie Edith