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Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945

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Object ID: WV0333.4.017

Description: Pozyck is disconcerted that letters she sent to her husband in November have been returned. She assumes that he hasn't received any of her letters and does not know she is overseas.

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

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Full Text: Dearest Mother & Daddy,

Well, here it is Sunday morning, & I’m having an A.M. off. I slept until about 9:15 & it’s 10:30 now. Thought I would try to write you before going on duty.

We’ve been awfully busy at the hospital for the past couple of days, for which I’m very glad. The busier I am the better off I am.

I received your letter yesterday written Feb. 13th & addressed directly to my new APO. I was just hoping that we would have some news from Louis by this time. Waiting is so hard. I also had a nice note from Mrs. George Richmond.

Then in the afternoon mail I got one of my letters back that I had written to Louis. It was one that I wrote Nov. 7th from Ft. McDowell. So I guess he never got any of my letters, & didn’t even know I was going overseas. I don’t suppose he got the packages I sent to him either or my picture. If I only knew where he is & if he’s alright. Deep down inside I can’t help but feel that nothing will happen to him though.

Right at present I’m not trying to write to anyone but you all & Mr. & Mrs. Pozyck, but I know everyone back home understands. I’m still writing to Louis too. They may come back, but I’m going to continue writing. Maybe someday he will get one.

Must stop now because it will soon be time to go to work. I’ll write again in a couple of days. I’m trying to be brave & you all do the same.

Lots of love, Annie Edith