• Creator
  • Puckett, Beth
  • Created Date
  • 1945-01
  • Publisher
  • [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified]
  • Description
  • Letters written by Beth Puckett to her husband Lewis Puckett who was serving in the US Navy in the Pacific Theatre. The letters feature frequent expressions of loneliness, longing, and affection. Other topics include housework, social interactions, errands, memories, conversations with other women about having to manage households on their own, making airplane models with their son Stephen, cutting their daughter Sherry's hair, the psychologic... more
    Letters written by Beth Puckett to her husband Lewis Puckett who was serving in the US Navy in the Pacific Theatre. The letters feature frequent expressions of loneliness, longing, and affection. Other topics include housework, social interactions, errands, memories, conversations with other women about having to manage households on their own, making airplane models with their son Stephen, cutting their daughter Sherry's hair, the psychological strain of the homefront, the emotional connection brought by hanging up a map Lewis sent home, rationing, playing the piano, snippets of poetry, updates on the children's behavior, the lengths to which one must go to find tobacco in stores, updates on friends and acquaintances, upcoming birthdays, the draft, and immunization shots. less
  • Format
  • correspondence
    7.25 x 10.5
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