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Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945

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Object ID: WV0333.4.020

Description: Pozyck's eye infection spread and she has just returned to work from sick call. She details fixing up her tent and its leaks, listening to radio shows with her roommate, using new stationary she received as a Christmas gift, and her eagerness to receive some word about 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

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Full Text: Dearest Mother & Daddy,

It’s been several days since I wrote to you. In fact I think it was last Monday. But you know I told you then about the infection in my left eye. Well it went over and I got in my right eye. So I couldn’t see to write very well. I was in quarters for 3 days putting ice packs on them & ointment. Then, last Wednesday we moved out here to our hospital area from town.

But my eyes are alright now & I’m back at work in full sway. Sure am glad I didn’t have to go to the hospital. I’m still going to the Clinic every day to have them looked at.

How do you like my stationary? This is my Christmas present from Margaret & I got it March 8th. Better late than never. The box was rather battered up but the paper is O.K.

We have had very little mail in the past few days, & the last I had from you all was a letter last Tuesday. Maybe some will come in to-day. I’m so anxious to know if you’ve had any more word about Louis. It seems so long, & it’s so hard just waiting. I hope we’ll hear some good news soon. I keep praying to God every day that he is alright. He’s got to be.

We’re living in tents again & ours has about 4 leaks. But as long as it drips around things it’s alright. Right now it is pouring down rain.

Vivian & I have a tent together & we’re getting it fixed up pretty good. Wish I could take a picture of the inside. I’m also using my radio too. Of course all we get is transcribed rebroadcasts, but that’s as good as anything. Last night I heard The Great Gildersleeve, & the Amos & Andy Show. I heard Kay Kyser the other night. they have news broadcasts, locally.

Well, I guess this is all for now. By the way, send me some of that stationary like you’re using. It’s nice. Hope all is well at home.

Lots of love, Annie Edith