Document Type

Personal Letter


Katherine Trickey; WWII

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3 July 1944

Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia letterhead

Camp Wheeler,

Dear Folks,

Tomorrow is the 4th. It doesn’t seem possible. Will Dad have a holiday? There will be no celebration here just work a usual. Macon stores are closed both Tuesday & Wednesday, however.

Friday night I went to the Service Club to supper and then to the movies to see “Home in Indiana.” It is a very good technicolor horse racing picture. In fact I liked it so well I went to see it again Saturday evening. I had Saturday afternoon off and rested a while then did my washing & ironing; then went to the Service Club for supper & to the movies. I didn’t get up in time for breakfast Sunday, so Kerner & I took our writing materials and went to the Service Club. – had breakfast there about 9.30 and then wrote letters until noon. I dozed all Sunday afternoon. Not quite asleep, but not really awake. I went to the movies again Sunday. This time to see “Ghost Chasers” a crazy picture – not much good.

Tonight we had a baseball game and I have just returned. We lost but it was a fairly exciting game, nevertheless.

Minnie Long finally got her corporal (Tec 5) rating the 1st of July. I’m thankful. It has been so long since she was promised it that she had about given up in despair.

I am sending the money to Mr. Somers for the auto insurance. He will send the policy home. Will you please let me know when it comes?

I received the box of clothes, the razor & the solitaire book OK. Thanks for sending them.

I am sitting on the bed looking at that picture of Bar Harbor. It certainly is restful and cool looking.

The weather this week has been much cooler with many showers. It has been really liveable – OK in fact.

I must close now

Love to all


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