World War II;Ruth Kessell
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12 December 1944
W A V E S
OKLAHOMA A & M COLLEGE
Dear Bryant Service Club,
I want to thank the members of the service club for making it possible for the graduates of their college to receive a remembrance at Christmastime.
In my two years at Bryant I didn’t think too much about it when “Joe” Brown came around to our classes once a month with a tin pan in his hand, and a super-duper sales talk on the tip of his tongue. I’d drop a quarter or fifty cents into the pan and think nothing more about it. But today, when your Christmas package came, I realized the meaning of what my small contribution each month must have meant to someone in the service last year at this time.
I’m not too good when it comes to this sort of thing, but I want you all to know that your candy was more than appreciated. It isn’t so much the gift--as the thought behind it--and I’m proud to say that I graduated from Bryant. (It was tough sledding but I dood it!)
Join the WAVES gals, and find out for yourselves how much just a note or package can mean to you when you’re away from home.
Merry Christmas and “thanks a million” to you all.
Ruth M. Kessell S 2/c
(Class of ‘44)