Letters from Beth Puckett to Lewis Puckett (January 3-10, 1945) [Puckett Family Papers]
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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.
- Puckett, Beth
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- University of North Carolina at Greensboro
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Greensboro (N.C.)--History--20th century
World War, 1939-1945
World War II
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- correspondence7.25 x 10.5
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- Puckett, Beth. Letters from Beth Puckett to Lewis Puckett (January 3-10, 1945) [Puckett Family Papers]. 1945-01. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://libcdm1.uncg.edu/cdm/ref/collection/ttt/id/35646. (Accessed October 20, 2018.)
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- Puckett, Beth, (1945-01) Letters from Beth Puckett to Lewis Puckett (January 3-10, 1945) [Puckett Family Papers]. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://libcdm1.uncg.edu/cdm/ref/collection/ttt/id/35646
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- Puckett, Beth. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://libcdm1.uncg.edu/cdm/ref/collection/ttt/id/35646>.