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The Union of Lonesome Marines, Dec. 21, 1942

 

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Dec. 21, 1942

Dearest Wilma:
Received some of your belated mail today, from the 1st, 10th and 23rd of August. Good mail service, eh? Most of the news you have written in later letters. Oh yes! I understand what you mean about your social security card, now. Wilma! I am surprised at you!READ MORE

Far out upon the foaming brine…

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Many of the pieces of old, handwritten ephemera in my collection have serious content: they are notes from lawyers, financial ledger pages, or pages with messages about far-away loved ones or troubled times. But, occasionally I’ll find a handwritten letter with a delightful, whimsical content. This was one of those finds.READ MORE

With the Tommies

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Image caption (front): The Tommies joyfully greet the coast of France during their Channel crossing. 

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“…so now I am in France…”

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This nostalgia-filled letter tugged at my heartstrings. You can feel the connection this soldier is yearning for as he asks about old friends and recalls carefree moments before the war. READ MORE