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Personal Letter


Katherine Trickey; WWII

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Wed 14 Mar [1945]

6.45 PM

Dear Folks,

I was glad to get your nice letter today, Mother. I hadn’t realized that you had been so sick for so long. Dear, I hope you’ll feel all right now.

I keep thinking of camp also. I hope Dad can have time off when I do and we can all be at camp then. If nothing changes I’ll have my next furlough sometime around the first of July – But nothing is ever certain. If you people can save enough gas to drive over I could go right to Bangor and I could get my furlough gas there.

Nothing much here since I wrote Monday. I played baseball – Mon even[ing] & went to glee club Tuesday evening.


Tonight Cory’s Girl Scout Troop is having an ice cream & cake sale at their troop room and some of us are going and then going to #3 Theater to see Earl Carroll’s Vanities.

Marj & I both have the Sat PM before Easter off so we’re trying to get a room in Atlanta for that week-end.

We’ve been busy at the office today moving furniture. Major Tuttle says I’m happy only when I’m moving like any woman. Anyway, we have moved the “Dead Files” over to another building for storage as we seldom need them and that gave us a chance to rearrange the other files so that none of our windows are blocked and we have no files in the middle of the room – just around the walls. It seems so spacious light and airy we scarcely


feel at home in it, yet. It will give us all possible ventilation for summer.

We can wear our summer uniforms off duty beginning tomorrow although we will still wear the winter one to work until April 30th. There are a few advantages to this climate and I think the months of Mar and Apr are 2 of them.

Mother, you asked “why the Chemistry”. I wanted to study something so thought I [would] take a physics course to finish what I started at night school that year. When the course finally came it was chemistry instead, but as I had never studied that either I decided I might as well take it as send it back for an exchange. It’s very interesting though hard.


If it isn’t going to make the work to[o] hard for you, Mother, maybe Dot’s idea of an apartment might give you a rest from the care of Bobby for a while.

I don’t need any more pyjamas, now. I have the flowered ones which are still good. I may get me a pair of short ones if I can find any down here. I doubt if they would have them up there at all.

Isn’t it wonderful that both those Maine girls should come through that experience. I had read of Alice Zwickers but hadn’t heard about Ruth Harris.

It has been a long stretch for Mrs Merrill. I am ashamed that I haven’t written. I’ll try to get something off this week.

I am enclosing some snaps for my book. I’ll have some more soon taken at Fort Valley which have me in them. This set happened not to have.



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