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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

Letter from Mary Cugini Necko to her sister Dena, August 1945

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Object ID: WV0094.4.001

Description:

Creator: Mary Cugini Necko

Biographical Info: Mary Cugini Necko (1924-2009) of Brighton, Massachusetts, served in the Marine Corps Women’s Reserve from November 1944 to May 1946.

Collection: Mary Cugini Necko 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:

Hi Sis

Tuesday

Todays thoughts & happenings:

Did you go and see Jim Mctarren[?]? What do you think of him?

Well, what do you know? Russia is at war with Japan! This shouldn't last much longer now.

These are all scattered thoughts, eventually, they will work themselves into a letter:

Also today was a typical N.C. day. It is heavenly like this, but tomorrow, no doubt, it will be hot & humid as usual.

We go to a Co.[mpany] meeting tonight. Something must be cooking—

Something tells me that from now on everything will break lose, huh?

Thursday—The meeting yesterday was about misconduct of Marine Girls. The usual "Facts of life" was given us and a lot more. Boy! You sure learn a lot about things, in the service.

Saw that picture "You Came Along"—go see it. It's real good & very sad.

What's new with you-especially between you & Jim?

By the way, is it lonesome at home now that Barney[?] is gone? Seems like you won't have to[o] much responsibility now. Do you?

How is your job? When I'm home you hardly ever mention. It's because your men come first huh? Me too—My Man

The war news look good again today. Boy! Would it be heavenly if it did end soon?

At least life isn't as bad as it seemed. More people have higher hopes that we are finally approaching the end of this war.

1945

Friday morning:

Well-wasn't I right—

The war is over!!!

G[illegible]

Mary