Letter from Wilson Ashby McElveen, Jr. to his mother, postmarked December 7, 1945

Title

Letter from Wilson Ashby McElveen, Jr. to his mother, postmarked December 7, 1945

Description

Letter written by Wilson Ashby McElveen, Jr. at The Citadel to his mother in Sumter, S. C.

Publisher

The Citadel Archives and Museum

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Language

English

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Text

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https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/1695

Coverage

Charleston (S. C.)

Text

[Page 1]

[Handwritten on tan paper with header “The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, Charleston” in top middle]

Postmarked December 7, 1945

Dear Mom,

Well here it is just 2 weeks before the night that I can come home to a good family, eat, date, and not putting my bed down. Gosh - I won’t be there but for 18 days and that will be like heaven.

I got a telegram from Sis to-day [sic] about sending her the car license receipt. I mailed it immediatly [sic] by special delivery and it ought to be there at noon tomorrow. I sure do hope that she isn’t in any trouble.

Ray is going on a Methodist conference in Columbia this week-end [sic]. He will be in Sumter on Sat. (maybe) and I told him to come by and see you. Please send me something to eat back by him.

Over.

[Page 2]

I haven’t heart from or [illegible] this week except Dad and he didn’t write a live. He only sent a $50.00 Christmas check (I ain’t [illegible] if he didn’t write) and I haven’t heard but a post card from you since Thanksgiving.

Well Mom, this isn’t much of a letter but you said just to mail you something - gotten put down old cadet bed now.

Love,
Son

P.S. Am in very bad need (for Christmas) of bedroom shoes and bathrobe. What does Pop, Sis, and Sarah want for X-mas? Tell that big fat good old fussy cook who is going to really cook during Christmas hello for me.

Your devoted son
W.
A. Jr.

Citation

McElveen, Wilson Ashby Jr., “Letter from Wilson Ashby McElveen, Jr. to his mother, postmarked December 7, 1945,” The Citadel Archives Digital Collections, accessed June 21, 2024, https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/1695.