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Letters from Nellie Nelson

Nellie March 12th, 1945

Officers Dance

Officers Dance

“Dearest Kids,

Tonite Susan and I are alone. The folks went to a party. They went for supper and then dancing. Its a party for the Weapon Officers that Lorne is in. Milly wore her black formal and looked so nice. She also had a gardenia in her hair. Such big shots. They sure are on a go all the time.

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Nellie March 7th, 1945

Paris 1945

Paris 1945

“Dear J. & J.,

Got a letter from Beany today written on Feb. 23. He had been to Paris on a short leave and he and 2 other officers and a Red Cross American girl had taken pictures. He sent me one. Its just grand of him. The first thing we noticed was his dimples. He was leaving soon for his new job. He hadnt gotten mail yet but said he expected it to come soon as he got there.

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Nellie February 21st, 1945

Eating Canned Rations On The Battlefield

Eating Canned Rations On The Battlefield

“Dear Jerry and Jean,

Got your letter today Jean. We sure were glad to hear from you. This was the first letter in two months so it really was time you wrote to us.

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Nellie January 29th, 1945

Bayer Aspirin Ad, 1945

Bayer Aspirin Ad, 1945

“Dear Jerry & Jean,

Today Monday I finally got a letter from you. I really didnt know what to think. I thought maybe you had forgotten your mother in the South. It took 6 days to get here.

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