Letter from Philip F. Van Pelt to his family, October 6, 1945

Title

Letter from Philip F. Van Pelt to his family, October 6, 1945

Description

Van Pelt discusses the birthday gifts he received.

Publisher

The Citadel Archives & Museum

Date

Rights

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Relation

Van Pelt, Philip F. Cadet Letters, 1945-1949

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application/pdf

Language

English

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Text

Identifier

https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/1959

Text

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6 October 1945

Dear Folks,

Well, the birthday was quite a success. I got letters and cards from Chuck and [illegible word] and from Aunt Blanche and Uncle Henry. Also $1 from Blanche and the “reprobate”. I can’t really tell you how handy that $7 you sent came in. I was down to the last dollar that you sent me off with, when along came my birthday and restocked my meager supply of lettuce. Jane sent me a box of fudge made with her own little hands, and promised me a picture of her in the “near” future. The fudge I received today. I’m

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eating it now. Yum-yum!. Almost as good as yours, Mom.

I haven't done much today. Mel went home alone today during leave, and I didn’t go on leave until late this afternoon, when I went down-town for a steak dinner. I came back and now I’m just loafing around in my room.

Only seventy-five more days till Christmas! Oh, joy! Can hardly wait. I’ve joined the choir & have to sing in the chapel tomorrow.

I’ll write a long letter tomorrow

Love and kisses
Phil.

Citation

Van Pelt, Philip F., “Letter from Philip F. Van Pelt to his family, October 6, 1945,” The Citadel Archives Digital Collections, accessed January 31, 2023, https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/1959.

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