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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to Parents, 1944

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Object ID: WV0383.4.054

Description: Reeves is starting a new round of physical training. She describes going bowling, a trip to San Francisco, and visiting old friends in the area.

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 Folks,

Today we started some more training and I expect we’ll all be pretty stiff from the physical side of it. The fresh air and exercise makes us all feel better and so athletic. It’s a nice change because we haven’t been doing much lately.

Did I tell you about our bowling. The bowling alleys are right next to us and very handy. I improved about 30-40 points from my Washington record but really believe it’s the alleys, not I.

Kate, Jackie Adams and I are going into San Francisco again. After days of calling I finally go ahold of Rosemary Freese and Tiny Steele another Bloomington girl is there also. Sope had moved quite some time ago it seems and no wonder I couldn’t find their name in the book. Rosie is working at the State Farm in Berkeley.

Think I wrote you about meeting the fellow from Illinois Washington we had a wonderful steak dinner that night.

I have gotten several 616 films but if you get anymore at any time please send them on. They have no films here at all. The cigarette supply, gum and candy is plentiful— Too bad I don’t smoke.

About time to fall out.

Lovingly, Jean