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Personal Letter


World War ll;Correspondence;Work;Camaraderie of War Wives;Censor's Marks;Letting Hair Down;Readjustment;Weather;Aviation;Mail as a morale builder

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Hi Honey-bun – Guess who I got a letter from today—Mary Ellen—and written in her own hand writing! Can you imagine it? Or do you recall just how crooked and helpless her hands were when we were home. She’s writing a book about the hospital & her own funny experiences she tentatively calls it “Horizontal Holiday” which ain’t bad. She was quite ecstatic in her praises of you—which of course I just ate up—some time when you’re feeling particularly low I’ll let you read it. She considers me very lucky—but even at that I think she under estimates what I consider myself. I sent Mom a pair of good white gloves for Mother’s day. She just got a new coat which has a white collar on it so evidently she looked very good—Don wired her some flowers so she was quite thrilled...

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Handwritten Letter