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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to her father, 1945

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Object ID: WV0383.4.011

Description: V-Mail to Jean Holdridge Reeves' father expressing her support of their move from Iowa to Ohio. She also mentions forming a singing group and her other recent activities.

Creator: Jean Holdridge Reeves

Biographical Info: Jean Holdridge Reeves (b. 1920) of Marion, Ohio, served in the Pacific as a member of the Red Cross from 1944 to 1946.

Collection: Jean Holdridge Reeves 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 Daddy,

When this arrives you will undoubtedly be sweating it out by yourself in Atlantic. I am very glad that you have decided to move to Ohio because I’m sure you’re all be much happier. It must have been a hard decision to move I’m hoping you’ll never be sorry for it. Now I think of your being settled for keeps and once again being to call Ohio home.

I am now waiting transportation to go to the hospital to see one of our girls and a P.O. friend of mine. Much keep in good or we get no mail. Penny has been in for a week now and the two of us run the club.

We got one of the hospital ARC girls to sing with us and now have a trio, singing “Don’t Fence Me In”, “Don’t Sweet heart me" and “Cuddle up a little closer”. Have radio talent shows from the club each Thurs. and we’re going to join in.

Hope you are fine and all the office—my regard to love especially.

Lovingly, Jean