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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945

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Object ID: WV0333.4.014

Description: Pozyck notes her activities, including receiving mail, seeing "Meet Me in St. Louis", and swimming.

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,

Hope you will excuse the pencil, but I left my pen at the quarters at noon, & I’m writing this on duty. We’re not so busy this afternoon.

I’m going swimming when I get off at 5:00, down at the beach.

Everything is fine & I’m feeling good. I haven’t had anymore mail since the letter you wrote on Jan 28th. In fact I haven’t gotten any mail in the past three day[s]. I got Aunt Esther & Uncle Clifford’s Valentine, & also a birthday card from Miss Sweet. [?]

I’m still liking the work here in the Dispensary as much as ever & I would like to stay here for a while, but I doubt if I will.

I’ve been to several shows since coming here, & last night I saw “Meet Me In St. Louis”

Well, I’m finally getting back to my writing, & now as you can see, I have my pen.

Its been pretty dry here the past week, & it is awfully dusty on all of the roads. Every day we have at least one shower, but not enough to settle the dust. I think this is supposed to be the dry season, & it is very hot.

I hope I’ll get some mail to-day. We haven’t had any in 3 days, so maybe some should be coming thought soon. I HOPE!!! It seems like mail boosts your morale more than anything else.

I guess this is all for now. Here’s hoping to hear from you soon.

Lots of love, Annie Edith