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Wartime Letters55 of 75Letter from my fathers box, 1956 US Army letter  about Hurricane "Besty"V. M. I. 1937 Class Bulletin of May 29, 1945, Very Interesting Reading.
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    Posted 11 years ago

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    Things haven't changed much in the almost hundred years since this letter was written after WWI. I help a 90 year old with errands, de-cluttering and such, and this was a letter to her mother asking that the money they gave her to help with her seven kids when her husband was killed in the War be returned. Apparently, intelligent single mother of seven that she was, she started a little egg business, but it fed the family. When the government got wind of her family business, they decided she was no longer considered eligible and would she please "remand" said monies. My friend assures me her Mother probably didn't give it back, but so much for a single Mother having any support making it in America!! Michelle

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    1. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 11 years ago
      So glad to see you're back in the saddle! We missed you!

      As always, you have something quite worthy of our attention, and thought-provoking. Thanks! miKKo
    2. mrmajestic1 mrmajestic1, 11 years ago
      Sad commentary on our government bureaucracy even back then.
    3. lundy lundy, 11 years ago
      hi ,ur back ,good ,yes that merkin is to much ha
    4. musikchoo musikchoo, 10 years ago
      This was an early start to the Lunacy !!!
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