Pack O’ Good Nights, 1943
See/read sample pages from the 1943 book, "Pack O' Good Nights" by Onolee Jones.
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Pack O’ Good Nights, 1943

Photos: Pack O’ Good Nights by Onolee Jones, Wetzel Publishing, 1943


For men* shipped abroad during WWII, this book was meant as a keepsake they could leave at the bedside of their beloved. It’s small—just 4.5″ wide x 2,75″ tall—and its 86 pages are filled with night-time wishes, words of love and prayers the war would soon be over.

I wonder how many bedrooms had this book on the nightstand? Have you ever seen a book of this sort? If so, I’d love to hear about it.

*A shout out to the 350,000 women who served in the United States Armed Forces during WWII. They apparently didn’t get a book to leave behind.