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Letter from Home

Ancient Instruments

January 6, 1946. Iasabel Pawluc, the secretary for the choir back home, writes a letter to Dad. Isabel writes that she has ”been constantly on the go since Xmas.” There were some changes at the church with a new choir director taking charge and many of the members of the choir leaving in protest/solidarity. Isabel … Continue reading »

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Terry Loves Uncle Stanley

December 28 and 30, 1945. Stanley wraps up the year home in Albany, NY with two letters to Dad. It seems that a few people in the house have colds. Stanley’s was so bad that he was unable to go to work.  He reports that he could hardly get any sleep. “My throat was sore … Continue reading »

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It is a White Christmas Here

December 25, 1945. Stanley writes a letter to Dad from the home front in Albany, NY wishing him “a Very Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year, and hope sincerely that you come back to the homestead as fast as you can. …we have a bed and an extra chair all reserved for you … Continue reading »

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Wishing You the Best and Happiest Christmas

December 16, 1945. Stanley writes Dad from Albany, NY on a Sunday afternoon, where Old Man Winter has the home town in his grip. Their brother-in-law, Eddie, left “bright and early” to go “ice fishing, of course”, while Stanley and his sister Anna went to church. He details the weather conditions. “This morning it started … Continue reading »

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Christmas Won’t Be Christmas Until You Are Here

December 8 and 9, 1945. Stanley manages to write two letters in as many days. They are both rather short with details about life around the house and news about friends and neighbors who are home from the service. Saturday the eighth was a holy day of obligation, so Stanley went to church with pop … Continue reading »

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You Have Been There Long Enough

December 2, 1945. Stanley kicks off December with a three and a half page typewritten letter. He has pretty much taken over the letter writing duties from home since Anna is “quite busy with the two little ones”. Even so, Stanley writes that Anna has given him a note with “some ideas of what to … Continue reading »

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Everything on the Home Front

November 18 and 25, 1945. Stanley writes two letters to Dad on Guam from home in Albany, NY. He is writing the letter of the 18th at about 2PM on a Sunday afternoon. He reports that “there is not much news from the home front…” and “everything seems to be going okay…”   Little Terry is … Continue reading »

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Always on the Go

November 11 and 16, 1945. Stanley writes two letters to Dad from home in Albany, NY. The eleventh being a Sunday is Stanley’s day off.  He mentions going to church and seeing some of their friends who were in the service, specifically Steve Miskiewicz who “came back to the states after being in the Chinese … Continue reading »

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Polishing his Discharge Button

November 4, 1945. Stanley writes a letter to Dad from home in Albany where he reports everyone is “in a pretty good state of health.” He apologizes for not writing sooner, explaining that he has “been running around looking for a job here and there.” Among the many companies he’s applied to are “The New … Continue reading »

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I am Now a Civilian

October 26 and 30, 1945. Stanley has been officially discharged and is writing from home where he exults, “Yes sir brother, I am now a civilian.” As the situation was when Stanley had his 30 days R&R after getting home from England, he acknowledges that it will be his duty to keep up the correspondence … Continue reading »

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