14 Aug 45
This is certainly one great day. It doesn’t seem possible that it is true. –
I was in the movies in Macon when the President’s announcement came tonight. I was alone and although I had just gone in – the movie no longer interested me! I took the first bus back to camp. Macon was beginning to be noisy when I left it . People were standing in front of the stores under the awnings (It was raining hard!) – And all the cars & buses were blowing their horns.
About halfway back to Camp the sun came out and there was a gorgeous rainbow which seemed so fitting.
The trainees were marching back to camp and they were singing –
At the detachment it was quiet. Many of the girls had gone out, and those left were listening to the radios.
About 9 o’clock, Lt Kennedy came around and invited us all to raid the mess hall for an impromptu snack. Some of us went down and brought back sandwiches etc for a barracks picnic and we’ve been enjoying ourselves ever since!
I just wish it meant we’d be going home soon – but I’m afraid it will be Easter at least before we’re through. – There are many, many to be discharged and someone is going to have to do the paper work – I expect we’re the ones who are going to do it.
Of course, the war is over for the civilians – not for the armed forces! All the broadcasts tonight kept emphasizing – 2 day holiday for whom – the civilians, Military personnel report for work as usual!!! Who won this war, anyway –
We will have a big big parade and review soon. That will be all the time off we’ll get I imagine!! Oh well, we should worry, so long as it’s over.
It has been hard the last few days while we waited for the final word. – Today I took one of the girl’s radio to the office and we listened all day – I can’t even remember when I wrote last! I hope it wasn’t too long ago.
Boy – I wish I were leaving for home tonight – We all do. – as you can well imagine. I expect there will be many boys who will do so. I don’t envy the AWOL Section for the next few weeks!
Much love to all of you
Recommended CitationTrickey, Katherine W., "Letter Written by Katherine Trickey to Her Folks Dated August 14, 1945" (1945). Trickey, Katherine W.. Paper 127.