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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: WV0333.4.070

Description: Pozyck spends her free time sleeping, reading, and taking pictures, and encloses some photos. She mentions Kay Kyser’s band touring the Philippines.

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 received your letter yesterday written July 26th, & as usual it was very welcomed. Thanks for the stamps. They are sure a big help. I also got a letter from Louis, & one back that I had written Feb. 21st. But as you say we can take all of that now.

I’m off duty from 12-3:30 to-day. It’s about 2:30 now & I’ve just had a nap, so thought I would write before going back on duty. We’ve been rather busy on my ward for the past few days. Busier than usual. But even so it’s not too bad.

Yesterday I was off all afternoon & I just sort of loafed around- slept & read & took some pictures. I got some good shots of “Rebel”. Will have them developed as soon as possible. I’m enclosing some snaps we’ve taken recently. If you will look on the back I will explain them. Some were taken with Vivian’s camera & some with mine.

There isn’t so much news. Kay Kyser & his show are all on the island. His whole band isn’t with him I don’t think, just “Ish Kabibble” & a couple of others

Well, I started this yesterday, & now it is to-day (naturally). It’s about 6:30 & I’ve been off since 3:30.

I received your letter to-day written Sunday, July 29th. Hope Uncle Roy is better. As you say you will just about have to rent a wing of the Hospital.

I guess I’ll say “So Long” for now. I want to be sure & get this in the morning mail.

Lots of love, Annie Edith