June 18, 2021 In Books, Love, World War II
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.