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Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945

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Object ID: WV0333.4.066

Description: Pozyck describes a dinner on a ship, a dance, and her off-duty activities.

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,

I suppose you were beginning to think I had dropped off in a hole, but there’s been so little to write about, & then I’ve been going out some. Last Wednesday night we went out on a ship for dinner, then Thursday & last night I went to a dance. So that’s the way it’s been & I know you will forgive me.

I think there is a letter from you all that is missing somewhere. Because in the letter that you wrote the 12th, you said something about Uncle Bob feeling much better, & I didn’t even know he was sick. What is the matter with him?

Sure was sorry to hear about Mr. Cassell & Dr. Rowan. I didn’t know that Mr. Cassell was so seriously ill when he resigned as principle of the high school.

I’m off duty this morning- go to work at 12:30. I slept until about 8:15 & then I got up & had some toast & fruit juice. It’s about 9:30 now, & I’m out here in our club where it’s nice & cool writing this. I should go to church at 10:00, but don’t think I will. As a matter of fact, I’m still sleepy. Probably will take another nap before I go to work.

“Rebel” is sure growing, & she gets cuter every day. She’s getting pretty smart too. She’s learned how to open the screen door by herself. She pushes it open to come in but she can’t get out.

Well, I guess this is all for now. I want to write a couple more letters before going to work.

Love, Annie Edith

P.S. Here is another coin