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Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) to Morris "Moe" Weiner

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09414.0038 Author/Creator: Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) Place Written: [Brooklyn, New York] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 19 May 1943 Pagination: 6 p. ; 28 x 21.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Sylvia took the car to work and had to visit a Greek Catholic Church and found the priest charming. He acted as a Polish interpreter for her client. Sorry Moe has had bad weather and bad food, and reminds him he will have good food again when he returns home. Sylvia says she will send him more money so he can go out; she doesn't go shopping so much anymore and won't miss it for herself.

People: Weiner, Morris "Moe" (1909-1988)
Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008)

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: MarriageSoldier's LetterWorld War IIWomen's HistoryMilitary HistoryWoman AuthorReligionCatholicismChristianityDiet and nutritionMilitary ProvisionsMilitary RationsMerchants and TradeFinanceSoldier's PayAutomobile

Sub Era: World War II

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