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Personal Letter


Katherine Trickey; WWII

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Written on letterhead paper from The Falmouth Hotel, Portland, Maine

8.50 PM

Nov. 16, 1943

Dear Mother,

I hated to say goodbye, but don’t let yourself feel too badly because I shall be doing what I want to do. I’ll be seeing new places & doing different things.

The ride down was glorious. In the light from the bus, the trees on the edge of the road shone bright & glistening. The evergreens were loaded with snow and even the deciduous trees were coated on the bare branches. The fields were white and often I could catch a glimpse up a snow covered country road. The lights in the houses shining out on the snow covered lawns made cheerful spots in the dark landscape. There was snow even (in) the Deering Park. There couldn’t have been a nicer farewell ride between Lewiston & Portland unless it had been in the summer. I was glad it was snowy before I left.

I have room 104 with 5 other girls none of whom have arrived yet.-----------2 single beds & 4 cots.

I’m going to try a cot tonight in hopes I’ll like it better than the Falmouth beds.

Tell Dot that the Woolworth store near the Lewiston-Auburn bridge had a big selection of toys in the window tonight.

I am going to mail this tonight in hopes you will get (it) tomorrow afternoon.

Much, much love


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