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Nellie January 20th, 1945

Trying To Survive Winter, Battle Of The Bulge

Trying To Survive Winter, Battle Of The Bulge

“Dear Kids,

Am sending you the letters I got from Beany today. I feel bad, very bad about him and I’m so helpless to. I cant do anything for him but as he sais its nothing serious. I would rather he’d be were he is, at least I dont have to think hes on the battlefield fighting. He must have been on this fight they had around the 16 of Dec.

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Nellie January 15th, 1945

Soldiers Playing Bingo

Soldiers Playing Bingo

“Dear J. & J.,

This is Sunday eve. Its been a grand day here. We went out for a ride and then Lorne took us to the Officers Club for supper. The folks danced  a couple of times then Lorne took Susan home and Milly & I stayed and played Bingo. Milly won 90¢.

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Nellie January 11th, 1945

Notice Of Classification

Notice Of Classification

“Dearest Kids,

Well hows my kiddies. Fine I hope. We are on the tail end of our cleaning. We cleaned Milly’s room today and we just have the sun porch left upstairs and we’ll do that tomorrow in 2 hrs.

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Nellie January 8th, 1945

The Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia

The Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia

“Dearest Kids,

Today has been Sunday. It was a very nice warm day. Lorne took us for a ride all around the Post and tonite we were to a show. It was ‘Here Comes The Waves’ with Bing Crosby. It was about 3 ladies there besides Milly and I. All the rest was army men. I really enjoyed it and I seemed so close to  my boys. It was a bunch who is soon ready to leave.

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Nellie January 5th, 1945

Hanging Laundry

Hanging Laundry

Dear Jerry & Jean,

I rec’d your letter and pictures today. Thank you so much. It sure done me a lot of good as I must say I get lonesome for you. I also got 2 letters from Cliff. One dated Dec 18 and 23. He thinks the folks have moved and I’m in Robbinsdale so he wrote me a 5 page letter he said some day Mom will have a home of her own again. He is a wonderful boy to his mother. His letter really was just grand. Bless his heart.

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