Besides reading letters he receives, Sonny Boy can be entertained by singing with the other soldiers and watching a kind of "picture show" (2). Thus, Sonny Boy requests that his mother send him lines from certain songs that he desires to be able to sing.
Social life and customs- 20th century; Army Life; Music -- History and criticism -- 19th century
Digital reproduction of a 4-page letter
Ashley M. Glirbas
Box C612, folder 16
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Smith, Sam Ellard, "Letter from Sonny Boy Smith to Pauline Smith; March 13, 1944" (1944). Ellard-Murphree-Pilgreen-Smith Family Papers Collection. 374.