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Letter from Home

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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Judith Anne is Improving

July 20 and 21, 1945. Stanley writes two letters, which he describes as “more jabbering and gossip rather than a letter,” to Dad from Albany. I’ll spare you the jabbering and gossip and get to the meat of the letters. It’s been a few days since Stanley has been able to write “between taking care … Continue reading »

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Face Things as They Come

July 15, 16, and 17, 1945. Stanley writes a few letters to Dad from Albany. Anna is still in the hospital after delivering her second child. She is expected to be home “sometime the end of the week or so.” In the meantime, although there has been no date set for the baby’s baptism Stanley … Continue reading »

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A Baby Sister

The last few days have been kind of busy for me. First off, I would like to welcome the new subscribers to the blog who have found this project as a result of the column that Chris Churchill wrote in the Albany Times Union this past week. I hope that you have had a chance … Continue reading »

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I Will Be Godfather

July 8 and 10, 1945. Two more letters from Stanley while he is home on 30 day R&R. On the eighth he is at the house typing a letter while Anna has been taken to the hospital at “about 4 in the morning”.  As he is writing the letter there is no word yet on … Continue reading »

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