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Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945

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Object ID: WV0333.4.040

Description: Pozyck discusses Mother’s Day, the upcoming end of her night-duty shifts, and Jay's transferred back to the United States.

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, it is about 1:00 A.M. here & just the beginning of Mother’s Day over here. How I wish that it could be spent at home with you all. Of course it is still yesterday back there in the States. But I’ll be thinking of you Mother, & hoping I will be back with all of you by next year.

Just one more week of night duty to go, & I sure will be glad. It’s terrible trying to sleep in this heat during the day. In fact to-day, I slept only about 3 hours, & then I’m pretty busy at night & don’t catch any shut eye.

Well, Jay is on his way back to the States on rotation, & I’m sure going to miss him. We had quite a few enjoyable times together- seeing shows, swimming, etc. he says that he will write you as soon as he reaches the States, & then later on, if he can, pay you a visit. I would like for you all to meet him. He’s a very unusual person, & has such a different philosophy of life from anyone I ever met. I hope he can get to see you.

I would like for you to send me a bathing suit, preferably blue. I want a plain color, with a skirt, & right up to date. I guess it will take about size 38 or 40. My other one is getting pretty well worn, & you sure need a bathing suit over here. That’s one of the main pastimes- swimming.

Every day I keep hoping that I will have some word from Louis. I do hope that we will hear something soon.

So good-night now. Hope everything is alright at home.

Lots of love, Annie Edith