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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: WV0333.4.051

Description: Pozyck discusses the inconsistency of receiving mail, her parents' receipt of a telegram from Louis, saving money, her new tent, her breakfast, and her plans for free time.

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,

Haven’t had a letter from you all in about 3 days, but then, the mail hasn’t been coming in very well for anyone. So maybe I’ll get one tomorrow.

As you can see I’m saving a little sum of money over here. There’s no place to spend it. So you can just put it in the bank on my savings account.

There isn’t much news over in these parts. I’m still working on a Surgical & Orthopedic ward. To-morrow is my day off for the week. Vivian is off too. So we’ll be able to “snooze” in the morning.

I hear that you are having some pretty cold weather back there. They announced it over the radio this noon- 52° in Tenn. they said.

By the way- that money I told you to send to Lydia, make it $7.20 instead of $4.00. Vivian said it was $7.20. hope you haven’t sent it already. You can use some of this money I’m sending home if you need it.

Must stop now because it will soon be time to go on duty. I’m off 12-3:00. I’m feeling fine & still looking for a letter from Louis.

Lots of love, Annie Edith

P.S. Got 2 newspapers yesterday dated Dec. 6th & 7th. The very latest news.

Another P.S.

Well, I didn’t get this mailed this morning, & now I’m glad I didn’t. After the noon mail I just ripped this letter & so I’m writing more.

I was so happy to get the telegram that Louis sent to you. It made me feel so good just to see some of his own writing- even if it was printing. I wonder if he is back home now. I didn’t think he knew where I am. I hope I will be able to get back to him before too long. I miss him so much.

That was sad about Roy Croops. When I read about things like that, I realize how lucky I am that my darling is coming back to me safe & sound. As Jay told me the day that I got the word that Louis was a prisoner of war- he said I was among the fortunate ones. He wasn’t because he lost his only son.

Vivian & I have been very busy all day. First we got up about 8:30 & fixed our breakfast. We had coffee which we made over a little burner, grapefruit juice, bread, butter, jam, & ham left over from last night’s supper. You should have seen us sitting at our little table in the tent. Then we had on more than finished our breakfast when the Chief Nurse told us that we had to move to another tent. Soooo- we’ve spent the rest of the day moving. We didn’t even go to dinner.

It’s about 6:30 now & we’re pretty tired out, so we’re just quitting for the day. However I think we’ll rest until 8:00 & then go to the movies in our Club. “Something for the Boys” is on. Should be good.

But before saying good-night I want to say that I’m happiest girl in the Philippines to-night.

Lots of love, Annie Edith