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Letter from Home

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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Now the Baby is a Catholic

July 30 and August 1, 1945. Stanley writes his last two letters from Albany while on a 30 day R&R at home. In a few days he will be reporting to Fort Dix in New Jersey for his next assignment. He reflects, “I’ve had a pretty eventful month home. I was home for the 4th … Continue reading »

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The Month Went By Too Fast

July 27 and 28, 1945. Stanley writes two letters to Dad as his 30 day Rest and Recuperation furlough is starting to wind down. He is due to report to Fort Dix by midnight of August 3. He even comments that he is likely to be back at Fort Dix by the time Dad gets … Continue reading »

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Now We Have Another Tiny Tot

July 23 and 26, 1945. Anna writes her first two letters to Dad since she has returned home from the hospital with baby Judy. She notes that she “had all this equipment with me when I went to the Brady [Maternity Hospital] but I just never got around to writing to you.” Nonetheless, she thanks … Continue reading »

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Her Baby Sister Gets More Attention

July 22 and 24, 1945. Stanley is still home in Albany with “a little more than another week” on his 30 day R&R before it will be time to “go back to the same old grind.” He expects that when he gets back he “will have a lot of work” and “a lot of things to … Continue reading »

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