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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: WV0333.4.061

Description: Pozyck mentions attending dances and movies, hoping to bring her dog back home with her, and wishes she could be home with Louis.

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,

Well, to-day is Friday the 13th, but so far nothing unlucky has happened. I’m having my P.M. to-day. When I came off duty at 12:30 I undressed & lay down for a couple of hours, & I just woke up about 30 minutes ago, & I still feel half asleep. I went to a dance last night & didn’t get in until 1:30 A.M. We had fun though.

We’re having a movie in our club to-night. Don’t know what is showing, but I guess I’ll go. It will help pass the time.

We’ve had a couple little showers of rain this afternoon. It’s helped cool things off some.

I’m sitting out here in the club writing & I have “Rebel” out here with me. She gets cuter every day. You should see her sit up for her food. I sure would like to bring her back with me.

There isn’t so much news. It seems like every time I write, there’s less & less to say. Nothing exciting or new is going on. Just the same old routine of work, day after day.

All of the time though I keep wishing I were back there in the States with Louis. He’s awfully lonesome & so am I. maybe it won’t be too long until we will be together again. I hope not.

Must go now & see where “Rebel” has chases herself off to. I’ll be writing again in the next couple of days.

Lots of love, Annie Edith