Army and Navy Masonic Service Center Letterhead [Transcription begins]
26 Mar 45
I am writing this here in Macon at one of the nice little writing desks. Marj and I are waiting for 9.30 to go to a lecture by Ericka [Erika] Mann. (1) We came in early so that I could check bus & train schedules about going to Charleston S.C. I was hoping that I might be able to go to see Vera Fenlason at Stark Hospital this week-end but I find that I’d have to have Monday morning off to make it and I don’t know whether I can do it or not. I’d certainly like to see her. She may, of course, be transferred North by this time. I saw the notice in Friday’s Bangor paper which came today. I’ll check with the Red Cross before I go anyway.
Yesterday I had Donald Goodness from Brewer up to dinner. He seemed to enjoy it and I was glad to have him.
Saturday night Marj & I went to a college play at Wesleyan Conservatory. It was a mystery play “Ladies in Waiting”, a very good play for an all girl cast.
Tomorrow is glee club again and baseball practice. Can’t decide which to go to. Glee club will stop in about 2 weeks; I hope.
I played 3 sets of tennis yesterday got beaten as usual 7-5, 6-2, 6-1. Drake is certainly much better than I am.
I have on my summer tropical worsted suit tonight and it is plenty warm for it. I hope it stays warm for over Easter.
By the way, our sunrise service from 7.30 to 8.30 Eastern War Time will be broadcast over the Columbia Network.
I don’t expect to be there but you might care to listen anyway.
Marj & I had planned to go to Atlanta – had a room and everything – Then she found out she was going to have to work Sunday. So we gave up our reservation. I’ve have (sic) volunteered to do KP Sunday but if I find that I can go to see Vera I’ll try to beg off but probably I won’t be able to get Monday morning so won’t go away.
You can be pretty sure, I guess, that I’ll be doing K.P. Easter is one of the holidays that the officers & 1st 3 graders do the work so the
girls may have a real holiday. As I never have to do it now, it is only fair to take it on holidays but it is a purely volunteer proposition.
Well, must stop now as the time is getting on.
Love to all
(1) Erika Mann was a German actress, writer, war correspondent, and daughter of the writer Thomas Mann. She opposed and spoke out against Nazism.
Recommended CitationTrickey, Katherine W., "Letter Written by Katherine Trickey to Her Folks Dated March 26, 1945" (1945). Trickey, Katherine W.. Paper 109.