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Letter from Annie Pozcyk to her parents, 1945

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Object ID: WV0333.4.002

Description: Pozyck tells how she passes time aboard ship, including playing Bridge and writing letters. She lists meal times, and reminisces about time spent with 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,

It’s been about a week since I wrote my last letter, but there isn’t too much to say, and anyway I imagine you will get them all at once.

Everything is still going along fine. We’ve still been playing a lot of bridge. In fact I played about all day today. It’s quite a good pastime though.

I’ve written to almost everyone I know so that before too long I should be getting quite a few letters back.

I sure will be glad when we get some mail. I’m anxious to hear from you all & Louis.

When everyone around home there gets the letter I’ve written they are going to think I made carbon copies, because I said about the same thing in all of them. There isn’t a lot to tell about anyway.

I started this last night & got so sleepy I couldn’t finish it, so believe it or not I’m finishing it at 7:30AM- before breakfast!!! We have breakfast at 8:00, lunch at 12:45, and dinner at 5:45. The food is still very good. A couple of nights we had fresh milk.

Remember this time last year Louis & I were home on leave having a perfectly glorious time. Everything was so wonderful an[d] we were both so happy. Little did I think I would be on my way out again now.

You should [see] my sun tan now. It’s getting more & more brown every day.

I think I had better bring this episode to a close. Will write again before the end of the voyage.

Love, Annie Edith