i've been wanting to share poppy's letters from war for a while, but just haven't taken the time to get them all scanned and figure out how i wanted to post them. so for memorial day, i'll go ahead and put a couple of them up here. his first two letters home.
in honor of my favorite soldier.
letters from my favorite soldier.
21 Nov. 1944
Here is the first letter that I have had time to write since we left Georgia. We had a nice trip and all went well. The train was made up of pullmans, a kitchen and a couple of baggage cars. Traveling by pullman really beats the old coaches.
The weather here is pretty cool and it has been raining for a couple of days. I suppose that it will really get cold when the rain quits. My blanket-lined jacket really comes in handy now. I wish that I had a sheep-skin vest for really cold weather.
Will you have Daddy oil my guns every couple of
Don't worry about me for I am o.k. and will get along o.k. Tell the rest I said hello and will write as soon as possible.
Lots of love,
25 Nov. 1944
Well here it is Saturday night and I am Duty Officer to-night. There really isn't very much that I can write about as we have very little news.
I'm sorry that Tech let Notra Dame beat them so bad. Tech had been riding along on luck for a long time. I guess that it really hurt Daddy too.
Martie, Buddy, Pramer, Lillie & I met in the big town last night and spent the day sight-seeing. I knew that it would be a large place but wasn't expecting it to be that large. I don't know whether I would like to live up here or not. I believe that I will still take good ole Georgia for my home.
We saw them ice skating and it looks as if they do it so easy. I believe that it would really be fun. I'd like to make an ice sled with a motor on it and ride over the lakes & rivers when they freeze over.
Has Elizabeth heard from Walt since he called her the other night? Martie & Buddy said that they hadn't seen or heard of him. I suppose that he just didn't have any time off to call her. John Jr wouldn't have anything to do with me the first time I saw him but the next time he seemed very glad to see me. I believe that he was just sleepy the first night.
I am going to close now and go check on the men.
Mamma I want you to snap out of it and quit acting like you have been about my going to the
Tell everyone I said "hello."
Lots of love,