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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: WV0333.4.055

Description: Pozyck mentions shopping at the Quarter Master and the PX, visiting patients at the General Hospital, her pet parrot, and received the cologne she asked for.

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,

I had my P.M. today & so did Vivian, so we had quite a busy afternoon. First we went to Quartermaster to buy some shirts but they didn’t have any. So then we went to a nearby P.X. to buy some things. After that we went out to a General Hospital to see some of our girls who are patients there.

Well, yesterday I got another package. It was the cologne & you couldn’t have please me any better. You know how crazy I am about Yardley’s Bond Street anyway. The other is nice too. Tell Mamma I think those little cakes of soap are cute. Vivian & I ate one can of the chicken last night. Sure was good too.

You should see “Pedro”. He gets cuter every day, & he’s so spoiled. He’s learning to climb on my finger. Why this afternoon I sent our little tent girl out to buy some bananas, & I paid 5¢ apiece, just for “Pedro”. Extravagant, ain’t I?

Last night I saw a good movie here in our club. It was “Practically Yours”. Sure was cute.

Not much other news for this time. I’m fine, & still just living for a letter from Louis.

Lots of love, Annie Edith