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Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945

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Object ID: WV0333.4.069

Description: Pozyck's husband will be visiting her parents soon and she wants an update on his physical and emotional health. She is attending another dance with Russ, with whom she is not romantically involved.

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,

Received 2 letters from you to-day, one written the 22nd & one the 24th. So glad you heard from Louis & how I envy you all being able to see him soon. Gee, I wish I could come home. When he comes I want you to be sure & tell me just how he looks, has he changed any, or lost any weight. Just all about him. I would also like to know how badly that wound in his leg is. It will be the next best thing to seeing him myself.

I have a half day to-day, & I just got up from taking a nap. I took a sun bath for a while right after dinner & it’s now about 3:15. It’s pretty cool here n the club. In fact I can’t stand it in the tent, it’s so hot.

It just makes my mouth water to hear you tell me about all of the things you’re getting out of the garden. What I wouldn’t give for some corn on the cob, & just 1 fresh tomato. Mmmm. I’m getting pretty tired of this dehydrated “stuff”.

I got one of the Church papers the other day- “The Inspirer”. It had a picture in it of the new preacher & his family. It was quite “Newsy” too. Hope I get another one soon. This one was for May, & it had in there about Louis being liberated.

Yes, every day I realize more & more how very, very fortunate I am that my darling came back to me safe, & I keep thanking God for that. So even though I may not get back to the States soon, at least I know he will be there when I do get back. I hope & pray that they won’t send him out here.

Am so glad that Mr. Boyd is getting along alright. And you just tell Uncle Bob I wish I were there to nurse him.

I had a letter from Aunt Bess yesterday written May 21st. It came straight mail.

There doesn’t seem to be much other news. I’m going to a dance tonight with Russ. He’s the Lt. I’ve been going out with. We go to a dance at his Officer’s Club every Thursday night. He sure is a swell guy. He’s been married 5 years, & is very much in love with his wife, & he knows I’m very much in love with Louis. He has a son a year old that he’s never seen, & he’s the proudest thing of that kid. So we just go out for companionship, & we have a grand time. He’s the one who gave me the dog house for “Rebel”.

Well, I’ll say so long for now. I’ll be writing again in a couple of days.

Lots of love, Annie Edith