Ellard-Murphree-Pilgreen-Smith Family Papers Collection



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From the Ellard-Murphree-Pilgreen-Smith Family Papers Collection. Letter from Christine Smith to Pauline Smith; November 28, 1943. Christine writes of how her Sunday went, noting they all woke up early that morning. Christine also mentions Betty and Loretta 'dressed up' and went to church, saying she would have joined if she didn't have work. She mentions a house with a 'somewhat scraggly front yard' that has a poinsetta bush with several flowers on blooming, notes that one of her roomates picked a number of them and put them in one of their floor vases on either side of their fireplace afterward. Christine mentioned a Mrs. Walsh called her and asked her to go out with a friend of both her and her husband, Lt. Kenneth States, on a double date. Noted that a friend of Kenneth's called and told her Kenneth had died in a plane crash and killed himself and seventeen others that were with him, just outside of Rio. Mentions Marine activity in recent weeks in the South Pacific and the heavy casuality numbers. Notes she got the money from Leon, made note that she recieved received the pictures that had been sent. Also mentions the fruit cake that was sent.


Well-being; Social life and customs- 20th century ; World War, 1939-1945


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Brooke Vickery




Box C612, Folder 12


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Letter from Christine Smith to Pauline Smith; November 28, 1943