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Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945

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Object ID: WV0333.4.026

Description: Pozyck descusses Easter and playing with a neighbor's pet monkey at Jay's.

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 and Daddy,

I just couldn’t let to-day go by with out writing to you all, because I’ve been thinking of you all day and just wondering what you are doing. Did you get all dressed up in your Sunday toggs and march in the Easter parade? Gee, but I wish that I could have been home for Easter. I worked until noon, and now I’m out to Jay’s writing this. There is the nicest breeze coming in from the ocean right now. A friend of Jay’s and his girl friend are here too. We have just come back from supper, here on the post.

There is some nice Easter music coming over the radio. Of course it is only transcription, but it is really pretty. I went to church this morning, and our chaplain preached a very nice sermon.

I received a letter from you all yesterday that you wrote March 20th. I always look forward so to letters from home, and to know that everything is alright. But still I look for news from Louis, and I keep hoping and praying that I will have some word soon.

There is a little monkey from next door playing around here in the room. We are keeping him this afternoon. He is so cute, and so affectionate. His name is “Saki”. I wish I had one of my own. Maybe I will have one of my own before I get out of here.

We are still pretty busy at the hospital, but it is a lot quieter than it was for a while.

This is not such a long letter, but it’s just to let you know that all is well, and I’m feeling fine. I’m still trying to be as brave as possible, and keep hoping and praying for some good news soon.

Lots of love, Annie Edith