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Letter from Charlotte Schuck to family, 1945

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Object ID: WV0203.4.010

Description: Charlotte Shuck discusses being on desk duty in the barracks, eating a delicious pineapple, being sore from a game of tennis. Because she hasn’t received any mail since the last time she wrote them doesn’t have much to report. She encloses some photographs of her and a friend at 17 Mile Beach.

Creator: Charlotte Lavone Schuck

Biographical Info: Charlotte Lavone Schuck of Cleveland, Ohio, was stationed in Bronx, New York, San Francisco, and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, as a member of the U.S. Navy WAVES from 1943 to 1945.

Collection: Charlotte Lavone Schuck 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:

30 June 1945

Dearest Mother, Daddy & Baby,

Just had several pieces of the most delicious pineapple. It must’ve been at least a foot long! Well, gee, there really isn’t much to write about this time as I haven’t received any mail since I last wrote you.

I’m enclosing those pictures I promised you. It is of Virginia and me taken at 17 Mile Beach.

What I need today is a pair of crutches. Guess I really played a hard game of tennis last night. But I didn’t expect to be this sore. However, that’s not going to stop me from playing more.

It rained quite hard this evening which isn’t at all unusual. This finds me on duty at the desk in the barracks just wishing for 10 o’clock to roll around so I can hit the sack.

Well, for now I’ll sign off with loads of love and kisses to you all from your loving Char.

Charlotte L. Shuck Y 1/c

U.S. NAS, Navy #24

C/O FPO San Francisco Calif.