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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: WV0333.4.054

Description: Pozyck's mentions her second anniversary, waiting for a letter from Louis, receiving mail, her new maid and past problems communicating with native domestics, and attending movies.

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,

Married 2 years to-day. Actually it seems such a short time since that day when we were “bustling” around Charleston, & we really were in a “stew” about this time. I had hoped last year that we would spend this anniversary together- Louis & I. We’ve had a lot of heartaches & sorrows the past year, but we’ve had equally as much joy & happiness, if not more. Louis has been through a great deal too, a lot more than any of us will ever know.

But I’m still glad we got married when we did. I think if we both had it to do over we would do it the same way. We love each other so very, very much. But of course I guess you know that already. It’s very obvious.

Every day I go dashing over to the Chief Nurse’s office to see if I might have gotten a letter from Louis. I’ll probably be so excited when I do get one I won be able to read it. But I know it will be along soon.

To-day I got a copy of “The State”- the April issue. I also got a copy of this little paper called “Home Town News” from the Central Methodist Church. It’s news about the ones in the service from Concord. I noticed Jewell Warren is the Editor. You might call her & tell her that I got it. I also had a letter from Aunt Esther & Uncle Clifford to-day.

Yesterday I got 2 letters from you all- the one written the 3rd & one the 5th. Yes, about half of those little kids at Martha Anne Frexler’s party, I either took care of or helped deliver. Gee, sure makes me feel like I’m getting old.

I know you must have enjoyed having Vivian & Roberta there to visit you.

Well, we’ve got a new tent girl, & she’s very good. I think I told you about the two we had who neither spoke nor understood English. They were with us for about a week, & we sure had a “gay” time. One day I was trying to make them understand that I wanted my shirt & slacks pressed while I took a shower. They couldn’t get what I meant even though I went thru all sorts of antics. So I finally ended up by getting one of the other girls to explain what I wanted. By that time I was practically pulling my hair out.

Say I would like to see that “ritzy” table. Know it’s beautiful.

So Florence has come back to Uncle Roy. That is the limit. I wonder what will happen now?

I’m having my P.M. to-day. We aren’t able to get any more days off because we’re so busy. But a half day helps.

We’ve had some good movies lately. The other night we had “It’s a Pleasure”, with Sonja Heine, & to-night we’re having “Practially Yours”. Its so convenient having them right in our Club next to our quarters.

Well, I guess this is all for now. I have to go take a shower. Will write again in a couple of days.

Lots of love, Annie Edith