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Personal Letter


Katherine Trickey; WWII

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Camp Wheeler, Ga

9 Aug 1944 [Letters says 1943]

Dear Folks,

So Dot and Bobby have gone Hampden. Does the house seem rather quiet without them? I did get your letters acknowle[d]ging receipt of the money. I was glad to sent (sic) it. Only wish it had been more.

Monday night, Marjorie and I went to the last baseball game of the seasons (sic) for the WAC team. We lost but only 4-1 so it wasn’t too bad a game. When we came back we had a watermelon picnic in the regular day room. I can’t remember when I wrote last, but it seems as if I wrote you about it. But no, I guess it was the Sunday night watermelon party I wrote about. You can see that watermelon seems to be our main treat nowadays. 25¢ not cold. 75¢ cold.

Last night, I washed my clothes, ironed three shirts and two skirts, then got dressed again and went to the Service Club for ice cream; came home and Marjorie hung my off-duty dress for me. Now I’ve only got to hem it and press it to have it ready to wear. It will be good not to have to wear a necktie in the evening and on Sundays.

Don’t know what I’m going to do tonight. Sew or go out. Tomorrow night Marjorie is on K. P. By the way did I tell you we have four colored women to do K. P. until 4.30 each day so that we only have to take it for the evening meal and for Sundays. Not bad at all now.

Kerner and Minnie Long and I are going to Lakeside tomorrow night for swimming and supper. Marjorie and I are planning to go to the Hotel Dempsey in Macon again this weekend if we can get a room. We both have Sat. P.M. off.



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7.30AM 10 Aug

Got your letter written “on a high hill in Maine” Wouldn’t I have liked to be with you there. It sounded so inviting. I bet the blueberries will taste good.