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Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945

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Object ID: WV0333.4.010

Description: Pozyck has just taken her first shower since arriving in the Philippines. She is eating coconut and reading letters from home, and hopes to send home pictures.

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,

Well, here I am writing another episode of my life in the Philippines.

Yesterday we had a shower for the first time since coming to the island, & believe me it was wonderful. No more baths in a helmet- at least as long as we are here.

I was off at 2:00 today and I had another shower this afternoon & washed my hair. Then I washed my clothes. Its’ so sticky & hot over here that it doesn’t take long to get things dirty.

Well, the light[s] here in the tent are flickering & getting very dim so if they go out I’ll have to wait a while to finish this

Well, I’ve moved out here behind the tent where it is much cooler, & I can see a lot better. I’m sitting right under the coconut trees. We had another coconut from our back yard again today.

Last night I reread all of my letters that I received the other day. Gee, i[t’]s wonderful to read them over & over again, & that’s exactly what I’ll keep doing until I get some more. I hope that will be soon.

We are going to try & take some pictures around the tent here & if they turn out good I’ll send you some. Of course it takes quite a while to get them developed because they are sent to Australia. But maybe eventually I’ll get some to you.

There doesn’t seem to be much of importance to say this time. I’m fine so don’t worry about me.

Love, Annie Edith