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Box 1, Folder 1

Letter written in a booklet from Veramay to Wright 1953-01-09-1953-02-03

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Item is a small booklet of short letters written by Veramay for Wright.
Box 1, Folder 1

Veramay to Wright 1953 January 11

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Veramay started her letting to Wright by telling him that she was sad to hear that he didn’t have to leave so soon. She apologized to him for crying in the airport and told him that she already missed him. She told Wright that she would not write too much and that she hoped to hear back from him soon.
Box 1, Folder 1

Letter No.1 1953 February 8

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Item is a letter from Veramay Spencer to her boyfriend Kenneth L. Wright who was serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Veramay starts the letter by asking Wright how the land of the Rising Sun, Gooks, and Geisha’s is. She apologizes for taking so long to write and says that she has been very busy. She updates him and lets him know that her father has been in bed for two weeks and that her mother has been coughing up blood. She lets him know that her highness Liz is back because she did not have enough money to pay for school. Veramay writes that Mr. Dahlkes son who is in the Air Corps is being sent to either Japan or Korea. She tells Wright that he was sent overseas for a month to read maps. She ends the letter by telling him that she must end her letter if she is to reply to his mother’s letter.
Box 1, Folder 2

Letter No.2 1953 February 12

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Item is a letter from Veramay Spencer to her boyfriend Kenneth L. Wright who was serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Spencer writes about her everyday life such topics include work and family matters.
Box 1, Folder 2

Birthday Card from Veramay 1953 February 17

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Item is Hallmark birthday card from Veramay to Wright.
Box 1, Folder 2

Letter No.3 1953 February 18

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Veramay started her letter to Wright by telling him that she still couldn’t believe that such a wonderful person like Wright could be in a place like Korea. She informed him that his mother had called and that she had not been able to get her phone call. She told Wright that work at the office had picked up for her and that she was busy. She updated him with news of everyone back home and told him that she loved him.
Box 1, Folder 3

Valentine's Letter Veramay to Wright 1953

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Item is a Hallmark Valentine’s Day card to Wright. Envelope states the card was received on March 24, 1953.
Box 1, Folder 3

Letter No.4 1953 February 20

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Item is a letter from Veramay Spencer to her boyfriend Kenneth L. Wright who was serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. She starts off the letter by greeting Kenneth as rat face and lets him know that she is frustrated because she has not heard back from him in two weeks. She writes to him that the fair is over and that his parents went over to visit. Veramay writes about their trip to the fair with his parents and says they had a good time. She writes about the floats at the parade and tells Wright that Sara purchased a 50 Mercury. She goes on to write about her every day occurrences.
Box 1, Folder 3

Letter No.5 1953 March 1

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Item is a letter from Veramay Spencer to her boyfriend Kenneth L. Wright who was serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Veramay starts the letter by telling Wright about her lousy morning in which she attempted to bake a cake but ended up upset and with a terrible cake. She says that Joan, who never goes out, called the day before and that Ralph who goes out all of the time had gone fishing. She mentions that she went out and watched “Hangman’s Knot” and “When Worlds Collide”. Veramay tells Wright about Mr. Baker and his jealous wife. Letter includes a newspaper cut out of a cartoon.
Box 1, Folder 4

Letter No.6 1953 March 3

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Item is a letter from Veramay Spencer to her boyfriend Kenneth L. Wright who was serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Veramay starts the letter by asking Wright why she has not heard from him in two weeks. She says that a girl who used to work at the office stopped to visit and said that her boss Willis had fired her because she used the last piece of toilet paper. She mentions that she went uptown for a barbeque steak birthday dinner. Veramay ends the letter by drawing a picture of the birthday card that she got for his father.
Box 1, Folder 4

Letter No.7 1953 March 6

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Item is a letter from Veramay Spencer to her boyfriend Kenneth L. Wright who was serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Veramay starts off the letter by telling Wright how relieved she was to have received a letter from him. She writes that it has been very frustrating for her knowing that he is in that horrible environment. Veramay reassures Wright that he will survive and tells him that she loves him. Veramay says her heart is about to break knowing that he is so far away. She asks him why they positioned him in a place where he was not trained to be. She jokingly calls him Mr. Ratface and tells him not to call her Stinky ever again. She tells him that she is baby-sitting a 12 year whose parents are away in Tennessee for a funeral. Veramay tells Wright that she will send him money in case he might need it in the future. She ends the letter by asking him what the doctor said about his neck pain.
Box 1, Folder 4

Letter No.8 1953 March 14

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Item is a letter from Veramay Spencer to her boyfriend Kenneth L. Wright who was serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Veramay starts off the letter by apologizing for not keeping up with the letters and responding. She says that she does not believe that Wayne’s marriage was rebound, she believes that they really love each other. She tells Wright that she has not been seeing anyone else and that she hasn’t been out much. She mentions that the last two shows that she saw were “Battle Circus” with Humphrey Bogart and June Allyson and “The Clown”. She tells Wright that Vivian was fired for taking extra time off work. She writes that Lillie was coughing up blood and was tested for TB while at the hospital. She ends the letter by telling him that she loves him and to take care.
Box 1, Folder 5

Letter No.9 1953 March 15

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Item is a letter from Veramay Spencer to her boyfriend Kenneth L. Wright who was serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.Veramay starts off the letter by telling Wright that she is very happy to hear that he is no longer working in the office and that he likes his job. She says that everyone back home is eager to know when he will return home. She tells him to be very careful and to stay safe. Veramay asks Wright not to call her a widow and scolds him for using such a term. She tells Wright that she saw “She’s Back on Broadway” with Virginia Mayo and Gene Nelson in technicolor. Veramay thanks Wright for the poem that he sent and tells him that she has sent him one titled, “Loving a Soldier”. She ends the letter by telling him that she loves him.
Box 1, Folder 5

Letter No.10 1953 March 22

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Item is a letter from Veramay Spencer to her boyfriend Kenneth L. Wright who was serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Veramay starts off her letter by telling Wright that she is sorry because she has not been writing as much as she should be.She writes that she doesn’t believe that they have sand storms out where Wright is stationed because the weather isn’t dry. She answers some of his questions regarding certain people and what they are doing back home. Veramay tells Wright that she is sorry that his back has been bothering him. She talks about some of the newspaper clippings that she sent him and tells him that she went to Palm Springs for sport car races. She tells Wright that she tried to make some fudge for him but that it was too soft and she would attempt again. Veramay wraps up her letter by saying that she is far too sleepy to continue writing and says she will see, “The Stars are Singing” Tuesday night.
Box 1, Folder 5

Letter No.11 1945 March 24

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Item is a letter from Veramay Spencer to her boyfriend Kenneth L. Wright who was serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Veramay starts off her letter by telling Wright she had been napping because the night life was way too hectic for her. She says he was right and that, “The Stars are Singing” was indeed a good picture and that Rosemary Clooney as well as Anna Maria Alberghetti were really good. She writes that she also watched “Angel Face” with Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons, and Mona Freeman.She informs Wright that Alice Dodge is in town and that she was using them to talk to Nick.She makes fun of Wright for being afraid of a mouse. She ends the letter by telling him how much she loves and misses him.
Box 1, Folder 6

Letter No.12 1953 March 26

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Item is a letter from Veramay Spencer to her boyfriend Kenneth L. Wright who was serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Veramay starts off the letter by telling Wright that she has been so tired lately that she has had to take naps before responding to his letters. She mentions that she is relieved that she was finally able to balance the book. She tells him that he saw in the news that it had been windy in Korea and asked him if this was so. Veramay writes that she can’t imagine what it must have been like be in the morgue. She thanks Wright for the explanation that he gave her of the rotations system. Veramay writes that she will expect him home by July 2, 1954. She apologizes to him for not being able to send candy to him. She ends the letter by apologizing that the letter is so short and says she just doesn’t have much to write about.
Box 1, Folder 6

Letter No.13 1953 March 28

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Veramay started the letter by asking Wright if he was mad at her and if he was that he should at least write a letter letting her know his location and that he was alive and well. She wrote that she was worried because the newscasts had been reporting on how terrible the fighting had become. She mentioned a few others who had received notifications that if they were called by the army, they should report to San Diego within six hours. Veramay wrote that she couldn’t wait to meet him in either Seattle or San Francisco, wherever he arrived. She responds to his questions about their future together and says that she could not predict the future but that she hoped that they were still together. Veramay told Wright that she was happy that he felt like time was passing quickly and that she felt the same way. She responds to Wright’s comments on the pictures of her and Veramay jokingly tells him to call her Marilyn. She ends the letter by remembering a short story and telling Wright that she will save it for the next letter.
Box 1, Folder 6

Letter No.14 1953 April 5

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Veramay started her letter to Wright by playfully telling him that his jokes were not funny. She told him that she didn’t agree with him that she had more to write in the letters than he did. She wrote that Liz was still with them and that she had been recovering from the flu. Veramay tells Wright that she watched “Destination Gobi” and “Star of Texas” with Richard Wedmark and Wayne Morris. She told him that she would make an effort to send him a studio photograph of herself. Veramay asked Wright who the girl was that he claimed reminded him of her, she told him to think twice before he answered. Letter includes newspaper clippings.
Box 1, Folder 7

Letter No.15 1953 April 8

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Veramay started the letter by updating Wright of all of the couples who were expecting children. She told Wright that she believed they were going through a political war and that it was just an excuse for Wall Street to keep prices up. She informed him that everyone back home had recovered from the flu. Veramay wrote about her responsibilities at work and how she was always kept very busy. She apologized for being unable to write as much and apologizes on behalf of her parents for not writing to him. She told him that although she would like to go on the trip, she believes that he should go with his mother and take her instead. She ended the letter by saying telling Wright that she loves him and will be there waiting for him when he returns.
Box 1, Folder 7

Letter No.16 1953 April 11

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Veramay wrote an angry letter in which she complained about Wright not being fully honest about the number of other girls that he had been writing to. She mentioned that it was unfair of him to complain about her not writing often because she had been so tired and busy with work. Veramay warned him that if he continued to insinuate that he had been writing to other girls then she would do the same and go out with guys that had invited her out. She ended the letter by telling Wright that although she was very upset she still loved him.
Box 1, Folder 7

Letter No.17 1953 April 14

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Veramay started her letter by telling Wright how much she loved him. She wrote that she loved his future plans and that she felt like such a lucky girl. She informed Wright that her parents thought it would be a good idea if she took a trip to Indiana to visit him and that she ought to get to sending him that pudding. Veramay asked Wright how long it would be until he returned home. She promised to do a better job at responding to his letters. She ended the letter by telling him that it was every difficult to catch up and respond to his letters but that he better do the same.
Box 1, Folder 8

Letter No.18 1953 April 16

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Veramay started the letter by complaining about the wind. She asked him how the Post Office was going and that he had so many responsibilities because he was so smart. She jokingly told Wright not to ever tell anyone that he didn’t know the definition of rancid otherwise they might think she is stupid. Veramay asked Wright to tell her more about Tent City. She proceeded to update him about everyone at the office. She told him that Ralph was getting more “Okiefied” by the day. In addition, she informed Wright that he had been reading The Kinsey Report.
Box 1, Folder 8

Letter No.19 1953 April 19

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Veramay started the letter by asking Wright if he was still working long hours.She went on to write about the long list of things that she got done for the day. She let him know that she finally had studio pictures taken. She jokingly told him that she tried hard to look sexy for him.She told him that she almost ran over a spaniel and her puppies while on her way back home. She told him that her family decided to keep them. In addition, Veramay mentioned that her parents bought the trailer park to the left of theirs under her name and that she would help pay for it. Veramay explained that they pay $50.00 per month and that it should pay itself off very soon if they rent it. She ended the letter by letting him know how much she missed him and that she wanted him to return back home.
Box 1, Folder 8

Letter No.20 1953 April 22

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Veramay started her letter by apologizing to Wright about not writing the night before because she worked longer hours and went to Cathedral City afterwards. She told him that she had gone to see “I Love Melvin” She updated him with gossip regarding everyone back home. She wrote about how much she loved Wright. She told him that she had gone out with her friend Liz and two Lieutenants to Western Gameforce (Okie Stomp) at the veteran’s center. She mentioned that eventually they went to a bar and she had half a drink. Veramay ended the letter by letting Wright know that she loved him.
Box 1, Folder 9

Letter No.22 1953 May 2

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Veramay wrote her letter on flowery stationary set paper and told Wright that his mother had given it to her for her birthday. She congratulated him for his upgrade to private first class. She told him that she had been so busy now that she was considered a land lord. She wrote about her busy day and told him that a “yellow” from the gas station helped her when she got a flat tire. She told Wright that she had a dress made which only cost her 35 cents and she jokingly told him she would make such a conservative wife. She mentioned that she was curious to know what picture was used to make the oil painting portrait of her because she had noticed that her high school graduation photograph had gone missing. Veramay apologized for not writing as often as she had intended to.
Box 1, Folder 9

Letter No.21 1953 April 27

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Veramay started the letter by letting Wright know that she received his latest letter and that she would respond to it after. She told him not to complain about her going out and told him they both knew that he was no angel. She reminded him of the time that he went out with a girl while she was bed ridden and sick. Veramay wrote that she had been having urges to go back to Balboa, she explained that the best time to go to the beach was at night. She told Wright that she loved “The Gift of the Magi” and that she had seen “Full House”. She informed Wright that her hair was more like Nellie’s from South Pacific and that she could never have hair like Jean Crain. She asked him if he would be back home in a year and said she would be the happiest girl if he was back home soon. Veramay told Wright that she felt like her father treated her like a two year old when she wanted to go out and stay out late. She asked Wright if he could send the oil painting once he received the photographs of her. She continued to write about a couple of times that she went out to the Indio Hotel for drinks with friends. She concludes the letter by responding to Wright’s question about her having a clear conscious, she tells him that the happiest day of her life will be when he returns.
Box 1, Folder 9

Letter No.23 1953 May 4

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Veramay started the letter by apologizing to Wright for looking like a wild woman in the photographs that she sent him. She went through each one of the letters and captioned them for him, she told Wright that she would send more in the near future. She told him that she felt afraid anytime that she heard stories of bombing and war knowing that he was out there. She told him that she was getting ready for her 16 day vacation but that she might end up staying home to take care of the rentals. She asked Wright why he needed her measurement and she included them in the letter. She ended the letter quickly because she said that she was out of stationary supplies.
Box 1, Folder 10

Letter No.24 1953 May 6

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Veramay started the letter by telling Wright to take care of himself because he was in a dangerous zone where bombing was occurring. Veramay proceeded to write about everyone back home and updated Wright with what was going on with everyone. She went on to write that perhaps it wouldn’t be a good idea for her to meet him at the port when he arrived home, but she said she was afraid he would return to Riverside without seeing her. Veramay apologized if Wright had any doubts about her going out but if he did, she said that he wasn’t being fair. Veramay answered many of Wright’s questions that she had not answered in his previous letters. Afterward she went on to write about some photographs that she had sent him. Veramay ended the letter by telling Wright to take care and be careful.
Box 1, Folder 10

Letter No.25 1953 May 9

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Veramay wrote a letter about how upset she was when she read Wright’s previous letter to her. He claimed that she didn’t love him and warned her that if she didn’t see things his way then he would not write back. Veramay told Wright that it was unfair of him to expect her not to go out. She explained to him that she would not tolerate his unreasonable demands. All throughout the letter she wrote about how unfair he was being and how she could not continue to be his girlfriend if he was to be so demanding. Although she expressed much of her anger and despair in most of the letter, toward the end she made sure to tell Wright that she truly loved him and that she hoped that he would write back.
Box 1, Folder 10

Letter No.26 Empty Envelope

Box 1, Folder 11

Letter No.29 1953 June 10

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Veramay started the letter by apologizing to Wright for not writing to him sooner. She wrote a brief description about each one of the photographs that she sent him along with the letter. Veramay asked him to send her more photographs of himself so she could see his surroundings and his complete uniform. She answered some of his questions from his previous letters. She ended the letter by telling him that she was far too sleepy to continue writing but promised that she would answer all of his questions in the next letter.
Box 1, Folder 11

Letter No.30 1953 June 14

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Veramay started the letter by telling Wright that she was hopeful that the war would end soon and he could return home. She wrote about one of her outings with a group of friends and was upset because Wright believed she had gone on a group date. In the first part of the letter it was evident that Veramay and Wright were having problems due to the distance between them. During the second half of the letter Veramay wrote about the photographs that she sent him and she agreed that they should take a trip to the Salton Sea upon his return. She told Wright that she could not write about a future that she knew nothing about, instead she asked him if he had any ideas regarding their future together. She wrote that she could give him ideas regarding his idea of their future plans. She jokingly told Wright that if she didn’t hear back from them it was because she would be busy making films like Marilyn Monroe. She thanked him for the scarves that he sent her and wrapped up the letter.
Box 1, Folder 11

Letter No.31 1953 June 16

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Veramay started the letter to Wright by apologizing because she had not been writing every night as she promised. She admitted that it would be very difficult to do so within the following nights because she was planning a baby shower for Anne. Veramay complained because she did not agree that her wedding should be held so far from home in Ventura. She confessed that she felt that Anne was making a mistake because it didn’t seem like she was ready to settle down and because her fiancé would have to leave for the army weeks after the wedding. She continued to answer Wright’s questions from previous letters. Veramay ended the letter by saying that the war was getting worse not better, she signed off the letter as Marilyn.
Box 1, Folder 12

Letter No.34 1953 June 20

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Veramay started the letter by expressing how worried she was that she had not heard back from Wright. She apologized in case he was mad at her and asked him to please write him at least a one sentence to let her know that he was alive and well. Veramay wrote about the problems that her family was having with the family who was renting off their trailer. She apologized because she had forgotten their two and a half year anniversary. She reassured Wright that she would continue to answer his questions in the next letter. Veramay ended the letter by telling Wright how much she loved him.
Box 1, Folder 12

Letter No.33 1953 June 25

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Veramay started her letter by expressing how concerned and worried she was that she had not heard back from him. She asked Wright about the previous map that he sent her of Kumhwa and asked about the Iron Triangle. She went on to apologize to Wright if she ever hurt him and told him they should not fight and just be happy upon his return. She wrote that the McKay’s were upset because she refused to go on a double date with Liz, a friend, and Tom Hairabedian whose father was the owner of Bate’s machinery.
Box 1, Folder 12

Letter No.32 1953 June 23

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Veramay started the letter by saying that she was worried sick because she had not heard back from Wright. She wrote that she was so worried that she couldn’t help but call his mom to ask if she had heard from him, she said she felt somewhat relieved when his mom informed her that he told her that he was going to be very busy as Post Master General. Veramay wrote that although she enjoyed his mother’s company that she felt that it would be best if she and Wright took a trip alone so that they did not feel restrained and embarrass his mother. She responded to his question about what she wanted from Japan and told him that he might never be in Japan again and that he should stop spending his money on gifts to send back home and treat himself instead.
Box 1, Folder 13

Letter No.36 1953 July 1

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Veramay started the letter by congratulating Wright on his promotion to Generals Aid. She told him that absolutely nothing new had happened back home. She told him that the family that they were renting out the trailer to was finally leaving and that they were afraid to rent it out to anyone else because of their previous experience. The remainder of Veramay’s letter consisted of answering his questions from previous letters.Veramay told Wright that she would only answer the questions that were not related to their future. She said that it was very difficult for her to write about something that she was not sure of, especially because it seemed like Wright didn’t care much after reading his previous letters. Veramay told him that although she still loved him that she could not lie and write about a future that she had no idea about.
Box 1, Folder 13

Letter No.35 1953 June 30

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Veramay started her letter to Wright by saying how thrilled she was to hear back from him. She said that on Friday night she had spoken with someone who had been in the previous war who told her that if something would have happened to him that the family would have been notified within three days. She congratulated him for his new assignment and told him that he was fit for the job because he was so intelligent. She told him that she could not find Munsan on the map that he sent her and asked her about the dangers of his new job and whether or not there was a risk that Seoul would be bombed again.Veramay was upset that Wright had not answered her questions in his letter. She asked him what he meant when he said that if the truce was signed that he would have to fight his way out of Korea. Veramay congratulated Wright for earning the Infantryman Badge that he was awarded. She ended the letter by updating him about everyone back home.
Box 1, Folder 13

Letter No.37 1953 July 5

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Veramay started her letter to Wright by asking him what he had been doing with all of his free time. She mentioned that nothing excited had happened since her last letter. She asked Wright what she did for the 4th of July, she mentioned that fireworks were the last thing that she wanted to see because they reminded her of the war. She ended the letter by telling Wright about a woman who was interested in renting their trailer.
Box 1, Folder 14

Letter No.38 1953 July 7

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Veramay started her letter by telling Wright that she was very worried and afraid because she had not heard back from him. She told him that she was wondering if he had been moved to a different station and wasn’t receiving his mail, or if he was mad at her. She wrote that she heard a commentator say that the “police action” of Truman would go down as one of the most futile in the history of war. Veramay told him that she included newspaper clippings of his monthly horoscope for his entertainment.
Box 1, Folder 14

Letter No.39 1953 July 9

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Veramay started her letter by telling Wright that she was very worried because she had not heard back from him. She told him that he had gone to visit Liz and that she wouldn’t stop talking about her wedding. She told Wright that she was finally caught up with work at the office. Veramay wrote a smaller letter the following day because she had fallen asleep the night before. She said that she was going to visit Liz in Riverside because she wanted to help her pick a pair of new glasses. She ended the letter by telling Wright that she would try to write a letter at night.
Box 1, Folder 14

Letter No.40 1953 July 15

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Veramay started the letter by telling Wright that in the past few days she had realized how much she loved him. She told him that she was very disappointed when she found out that he had been writing to everyone else except to her. She told him that he was confused as to why he had told her to go out, have fun, and take advantage of all the dates she could, otherwise she would become an old maid. She continued her letter and updated Wright about everyone back home. She thanked him for being honest about the photographs that she sent him. She ended the letter by telling her to please write back and jokingly told him not to spend too much time with the Red Cross nurses.
Box 1, Folder 15

Letter No.41 1953 July 16

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Veramay started her letter by asking Wright about the weather, she told him it was very hot in the Coachella Valley. She jokingly called him a dirty dog for tricking her into thinking that he was going to send her pictures of himself. She told him what her parents might like back from Japan. She asked him about a shooting incident that occurred between Wright’s men. She ended the letter by telling him that she loved him and that she could not wait for his return.
Box 1, Folder 15

Letter No.42 1953 July 18

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Veramay started her letter by asking Wright why he had not written a letter to her when he told her that he had so much time on his hands. She informed him about the newest addition to the Spencer family, a kitten which she adopted. Veramay updated him with news about friends back home and telling him about her job at the office. She ended the letter by asking him if he had been to Seoul yet and if he had that he must tell her all about it.
Box 1, Folder 15

Letter No.43 1953 July 20

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Veramay started her letter by telling Wright about the fire that she drove by on her way back home. She told him about her trip to Riverside and her trouble getting there due to car complications. She updated Wright about all of her friends back home and told him that she stopped by to see his parents in Riverside.
Box 1, Folder 16

Letter No.44 1953 July 23

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Veramay started her letter to Wright by telling him she received the picture and asked Wright to send her more. She updated him with news of everyone back at home. She told him that she couldn’t wait until he was back so they could spend time together.
Box 1, Folder 16

Letter No.45 1953 July 26

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Veramay started the letter by telling Wright that she heard that the truce had been signed. She told him that she heard from a commentator that G.I.’s would begin to get released at the end of the week and that everyone should be back home within 2 months. She told him that she would understand if he was too busy to write much. She included a note dated July 28th in which she mentioned that the prisoners would begin to get released on August 5th.
Box 1, Folder 16

Letter No.46 1953 July 30

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Veramay started her letter by telling Wright that she was sure by the time he received her letter he would probably be tired of sending prisoners back home. She told Wright that she did not understand why he was going to be sent back to the Service Co. if the fighting had stopped and the war had ended. She told him she was happy that he enjoyed working with his group of men. Veramay told him she had seen a film in 3D and that she did not enjoy it. She ended the letter by telling Wright to be careful and to take care.
Box 1, Folder 17

Letter No.47 1953 August 4

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Veramay started the letter by telling Wright about her busy weekend. She told him she had gone to dinner with her father in Coachella and that she met a man who had just gotten back from Korea with his same last name. She asked Wright if she had heard about the father who refused to accept the Congressional Medal from Truman when his son was killed. She told Wright that his insomnia had affected her as well because she had been having trouble sleeping. Veramay ended the letter by telling Wright that she loved him and to take care.
Box 1, Folder 17

Letter No.48 1953 August 7

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Veramay started her letter by telling Wright that he was probably not seeing the brightest light of day. She wrote that commentators said many of the prisoners were in very bad conditions. She wrote that she had lost the one thing she had to look forward to but that she kept reminding herself that Wright was probably too busy to write considering the circumstances. She told Wright that some of her friends’ boyfriends had been drafted to Japan. She explained to Wright why she had gotten in a fight with Liz. She ended the letter by telling him that she loved him and to take care of himself so he could return home to her.
Box 1, Folder 17

Letter No.49 1953 August 9

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Veramay started her letter to Wright by telling him about her dream the previous night. She wrote that in her dream he had been given a 7 day pass to go home but that it was very difficult to see him since she worked until late at night and because there was always someone around him. She wrote that her mother heard on the news that one of the prisoners was released from Riverside. She mentioned to Wright that her letters would probably be much shorter since she was no longer talking to Liz and she would have much less gossip to write about. She ended the letter by telling Wright that the 9th had passed and that after 12 months he would be back home with her.
Box 1, Folder 18

Letter No.50 1953 August 11

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Veramay started the letter by telling Wright that she missed him so much and that she could not wait for him to go back home. She told Wright that her father had gotten around to fixing her room and that she had to choose a color scheme. She told him about the cloudy weather in Indio and apologized for writing such a short letter.
Box 1, Folder 18

Letter No.51 1953 August 12

Scope and Contents

Veramay started the letter by telling Wright that here had been a storm in Indio. She told him that her father was still working on her room and that she was unsure of what she wanted it to look like. She told Wright she missed him all of the time but that she missed him the most when she thought of all of the trips that they could take together. She told Wright she included newspaper clippings from the Riverside paper. She ended the letter by telling Wright that she will continue to write more often even if that meant the letters were short.
Box 1, Folder 18

Letter No.52 1953 August 19

Scope and Contents

Veramay started her letter by apologizing to Wright because she had not been writing as often. She told him that she was offered a job weighing and packaging meat that paid her more than her office job but that it was difficult work and that she would rather stay at the office. She told Wright about some new films that she had recently watched. She wrote about the dress that she had been making and ended the letter by telling Wright that she loved him.
Box 1, Folder 19

Letter No.53 1953 August 23

Scope and Contents

Veramay started her letter to Wright by telling him that she was surprised at how quickly time was passing by. She wrote that she might as well be working during her vacation, that way she would at least get paid instead of doing nothing. She informed him that Liz called and gave her explanation about what really happened and why they were upset at each other. She apologized to Wright for not having anything else more interesting to write about. She told Wright that her mother heard in the news that a prisoner under the name of Moss had been returned to Riverside. Veramay ended the letter by telling Wright that she knew that he was busy but that she would like to get at least a short note form him saying that he was safe and that he loved her.
Box 1, Folder 19

Letter No.54 1953 August 24

Scope and Contents

Veramay stated her letter by telling Wright the weather had not been so bad. She told him that she had gone to Beaumont for peaches and that she did not want to return home because of the cool weather. She ended the letter by telling him that Liz had been sent off to work in Palm Springs.
Box 1, Folder 19

Letter No.55 1953 August 27

Scope and Contents

Veramay started the letter by telling Wright that it was good to hear back from him. She asked him what had kept him so busy during the nine days of vacation that he didn’t write to her. She wrote that he must have feel great knowing he was helping prisoners get their freedom back. Veramay wrote that by the time he got back home he would have so many stripes that he would be unrecognizable. Veramay ended the letter by telling Wright that she was tired and sleepy and that she would write a nice letter to him the following day.
Box 1, Folder 20

Letter No.56 1953 August 30

Scope and Contents

Veramay started her letter by telling Wright she understood the time difference between them. She included a newspaper clipping of Diane’s baby who won a beauty contest. She updated him about everyone back home. She thanked him for the newspaper clippings that he had sent her and told him that he was expecting him home any day. Veramay told Wright how happy she would be upon his return home. She asked him not to judge her based on the photographs that she had sent him, she told him that the sun made it very difficult to be photographed. Towards the end of her letter she told Wright about her trip to Palm Springs and the change in weather.
Box 1, Folder 20

Letter No.57 1953 August 31

Scope and Contents

Veramay started the letter by asking Wright what he had been doing that was causing him to get hurt so often. She updated him with news of everyone back home and she told him that she loved him.
Box 1, Folder 20

Letter No.58 1953 September 1

Scope and Contents

Veramay started off her letter by stating how proud she was that she had been writing to Wright so often. She wrote that she was going to take the bus to visit Sara since her father did not want her to drive alone to San Francisco. She admitted to Wright that she did not have much to write about and wrote a list of jokes for him. Veramay ended the letter by informing Wright that Liz was leaving the following morning.
Box 1, Folder 21

Letter No.60 1953 September 7

Scope and Contents

Veramay started the letter by telling Wright that she heard news that the prisoner exchange had concluded. She asked him about the photographs that he had promised her and told him that she would not send him any more until she received his. She told him that he was sorry that the girl of his dreams was engaged. Veramay wrote about Liz leaving and about her room finally being painted. She ended the letter by telling him that she wished he could know how much she missed him.
Box 1, Folder 21

Letter No.61 1953 September 9

Scope and Contents

Veramay started her letter by thanking Wright for sending her “cute” letters. She told Wright she would visit his parents over the weekend if all went well. She wrote that she was glad to have received a photograph of him but she asked him what happened to the rest of the roll. She updated Wright about her situation with Liz. She ended the letter by telling him she expected to hear back from him often since he was no longer working his night shift.
Box 1, Folder 22

Letter No.62 1953 September 16

Scope and Contents

Veramay started the letter by telling Wright she had gone to visit his parents and that time just went by so quickly that she wished that she could have stayed longer. She told him that she was considering taking a serving course and that perhaps she might learn to cook. She told Wright that Liz had written her a letter which she included in Wright’s letter. She told him that Percy said he should visit Kuri, Japan.
Box 1, Folder 21

Letter No.59 1953 September 12

Scope and Contents

Veramay started the letter by telling Wright that her letter would be brief because she had to wake up early in the morning to go to Riverside. She told him she received his change of address and asked whether his mail would catch up to him. Veramay informed him that Percy was going to join him in the U.S. Army. She told him that they were renting out the trailer to a new family and ended the letter by telling Wright that she hoped he was enjoying himself.
Box 1, Folder 22

Letter No.63 1953 September 21

Scope and Contents

Veramay started the letter by telling Wright that although she was sad because he would not be home by Christmas, she was very happy to hear that he would return in April. She told him that by the time that she got his letter he would have already been assigned a new job. She ended the letter by telling Wright that she was far too sleepy to continue writing and promised him a very long letter the day after.
Box 1, Folder 22

Letter No.64 1953 September 23

Scope and Contents

Veramay started her letter by telling Wright she got an early start on his letter to make sure that she had enough time to write before she got sleepy. She told him she hoped that he liked his new job and that he should visit the other side of camp when he felt like he was alone. She updated Wright on her work situation and let him know that they were letting go of employees. She told Wright she was going to start a sewing class. In addition to her sewing class. She continued her letter by answering some of Wright’s questions from his previous letters. She ended the letter by telling Wright that she probably would not write until Friday because she had her sewing class at night.
Box 1, Folder 23

Letter No.65 1953 September 26

Scope and Contents

Veramay started off her letter by telling Wright she would dedicate the entire letter to let him know the things she wanted back from Japan during his R & R (Rest and Recuperation) leaves. She included a list of gifts for everyone back home including herself, she requested silk and jade jewelry among other souvenirs.She told him she could not describe her hair color and eyes, however, she included a lock of brown hair in the letter. She ended the letter by telling Wright that it was very windy and that she would miss him during winter.
Box 1, Folder 23

Letter No.66 1953 September 28

Scope and Contents

Veramay started off her letter by thanking Wright for sending photographs. She told him that her coworkers talked her into running for cotton queen but that she did not win, however, she received fifteen dollars and a Rose Marie Reid bathing suit. She updated him with news from back home. She shared that employees at the office were given new “Snorkel” point pens, which were considered new at the time. She ended the letter by asking him to send a postcard to the office.
Box 1, Folder 23

Letter No.67 1953 October 4

Scope and Contents

Veramay started her letter by asking Wright how business was going, she admitted she thought that he would write more frequently since his position was changed. She wrote about family and friends back home and ended the letter early because she had been up late the past two days.
Box 2, Folder 1

Letter No.68 1953 October 7

Scope and Contents

Veramay started her letter by telling Wright that she agreed that one of the guys got very lucky with his promotion but that Wright had better experiences that he could not trade in for a couple of stripes. She told him she was glad that he got to speak with some of the prisoners from Riverside. She continued to write about everyone back home and her sewing class.
Box 2, Folder 1

Letter No.69 1953 October 11

Scope and Contents

Veramay started her letter by telling Wright that she had been cleaning the new trailer that her family bought. She asked Wright about his friend who was getting married. She ended the letter early because nothing eventful had occurred but she told Wright that she could not wait for him to get sent back home.
Box 2, Folder 1

Letter No.70 1953 October 13

Scope and Contents

Veramay started her letter by telling Wright how much she loved him. She told him that every time she received a letter from him she felt great, especially after not hearing from him in eight days. She informed Wright of the projects that she was working on with her sewing and the trailer. Veramay wrote to Wright that she did not care if he wrote to other girls at Riverside but that she was afraid of what that might lead to upon his return. She told him that they had a meeting at work and that if anyone were to be fired it would be her because she was the last one hired. She told Wright that there had been many articles about the “wets” and immigration. She ended the letter by telling Wright his package had arrived and that she would not open it.
Box 2, Folder 2

Letter No.71 1953 October 19

Scope and Contents

Veramay started off her letter by apologizing to Wright for getting behind on writing, she explained that she had been very busy. She updated him with news of everyone back home. She told him that she hoped he could spend his R & R (rest and recuperation) wherever he wanted but that he should be careful in case the war were to break out again. She informed Wright that she could not send him her new photographs because they were so horrible she would have to retake them.
Box 2, Folder 2

Letter No.72 1953 October 26

Scope and Contents

Veramay started her letter by apologizing to Wright for not writing in so long, she informed him that she had been busy every day. She answered some of Wright’s questions from his previous letters. She told him that she did not win the Cotton Ball and that she believed the judges were not honest.Veramay continued to ask Wright what he wanted for Christmas.
Box 2, Folder 2

Letter No.73 1953 November 1

Scope and Contents

Veramay started her letter by updatting Wright of the latest news on everyone back home. She told Wright she did not have a creation to share for the sewing class fashion show. She wrote that she didn’t have anything exciting to write about and continued to answer his questions from previous letters.She ended the letter by asking Wright to tell her about his trips to Seoul.
Box 2, Folder 3

Letter No.74 1953 November 2

Scope and Contents

Veramay started off her letter by telling Wright that she did not have anything interesting to write about because there was not much activity in Indio. She told him that she was sorry that he had lost money on the Dodgers and told him he should learn a lesson from his bad gambling experience. She congratulated him for winning the “ Reg’t Champ”. She told Wright that her father mentioned that although he would have liked a harmonica, he preferred a German instrument called a honer. She reminded Wright that she thought her dad would also be happy with a Japanese doll. After giving him a refresher of what everyone wanted back from Japan, she ended the letter by telling Wright how much she loved him.
Box 2, Folder 3

Letter No.75 1953 November 12

Scope and Contents

Veramay started her letter by apologizing to Wright for not writing often. She told him she sent him photographs of her and she gave him a brief explanation of each one. She told Wright that she was flattered that he wanted to enter her photograph to a contest, but assured him that he would get lost among the photographs that the other men sent in.Veramay ended the letter by telling Wright how much she loved him.
Box 2, Folder 3

Letter No.76 1953 November 22

Scope and Contents

Veramay started the letter to Wright by asking him if he still remembered her. She told him that some of her mother’s relations sold their house in Oregon with the hope that they would move to Indio. However, they only lasted one day because they could not stand all of the Mexicans. She updated him with the latest news on everyone back home. She told him that his parents had stopped by to pick up the box he sent her. She apologized for her bad photographs but reassured him she would send him more.
Box 2, Folder 4

Letter No.77 1953 November 30

Scope and Contents

Veramay started her letter to Wright by telling him she hoped that time continued to pass as quickly as it had been doing so. She told Wright Liz was back in town and that Liz gave her a haircut. She wrote that Riverside was getting a lot of publicity because of the new university U.C.R. She apologized for not sending him the book that he had asked her for. She told him that she was not able to find it in Indio and that she had to get it sent from San Bernardino. She told him that in the mean time she sent him an article on the book, which she believed was much more helpful and concise than the book.
Box 2, Folder 4

Letter No.78 1953 December 27

Scope and Contents

Veramay started her letter by telling Wright that it was nice to hear back from him. She admitted that they had almost come to the conclusion that he was probably on his way back him since they had heard rumors that the 3rd division would be sent home. She asked Wright why he hadn’t written to her in four days. Veramay explained to Wright that she was hopeful that he would return soon because she heard in the news broadcast that 2 divisions were being sent home from Korea. She congratulated him for being such an efficient P.X. Keeper Plus and because the commander had so much faith in his abilities. She apologized for not sending him anything for Christmas, but she let Wright know that she received his package. She told Wright that they did not have a Christmas party because people were tight with money. She ended the letter by telling Wright how much she loved him.
Box 2, Folder 4

Letter No. 79 1954 January 11

Scope and Contents

Veramay started the letter by telling Wright that she was not going to apologize for not writing. She told Wright that she could not believe that it had almost been a year since he had left. She continued to ask him how everything was going and she updated him with news of everyone back home.
Box 2, Folder 5

Letter No.80 1954 January 19

Scope and Contents

Veramay started her letter by telling Wright how worried she was because she had not heard back from him since the 15th. She told him about her car battery dying and her car not starting. She complained about Jimmy who helped her with her car and told Wright that he was rude. She included more gossip in her letter about other people back home. In addition, she told Wright she included a photograph of herself which she called “Saturday Night Bath”. Veramay ended her letter by telling Wright to write back soon.
Box 2, Folder 5

Letter No.81 1954 January 21

Scope and Contents

Veramay started off her letting by telling Wright that his mother sent her the stationary that she was using for the letter. She told him that she sent him foot mittens and a cut out of an article that she expected her to send out to him. She went on to write about how much she missed him and how she knew that it had been over a year since she last saw him but that she still thought of him all of the time. She asked him if he thought that he would be discharged in May and that she was happy that he could finally go on R & R. She told him that pearls were the one thing that she wanted back from Japan. Veramay ended the letter by telling Wright that she loved him.
Box 2, Folder 5

Letter No.82 1954 January 24

Scope and Contents

Veramay started her letter by telling Wright that time was just going by so quickly. She told Wright all about what she had been doing during her days.She updated Wright with news of everyone back home. She ended the letter by telling Wright that she missed him and that she truly loved him.
Box 2, Folder 6

Letter No.83 1954 February 3

Scope and Contents

Veramay started off her letter to Wright by telling him that every time that she tried to write to him something always came up. She asked him what his excuse was and whether or not he was in Japan at the moment. She updated him with news of everyone back home. Veramay told Wright how much she missed him and that she could not spend another summer without him. She ended the letter by telling him about work.
Box 2, Folder 6

Letter No.84 1954 February 13

Scope and Contents

Item is a Valentine’s Day card from Veramay to Wright.
Box 2, Folder 6

Letter No.85 1954 February 18

Scope and Contents

Veramay started off her letter by asking Wright if he was mad at him, if he was in Japan, or if he was just too busy writing to others. She updated him with news of everyone back home. She apologized to Wright for being the world’s worst romantic writer but she made sure to let him know that she loved him. She asked Wright about the photographs that he had promised to send her and told him that if he didn’t send them she would no longer send him new photographs.
Box 2, Folder 7

Letter Sgt. Farrell Robertson to Wright 1954 February 19

Scope and Contents

Item is a short letter from Sgt. Farrell Robertson to Wright. He wrote to confirm whether he had Wright’s correct address and to ask how he had been doing.
Box 2, Folder 7

Letter No.86 1954 February 24

Scope and Contents

Veramay stared her letter to Wright by asking him about his trip to Japan. She told Wright that she had gone to the fair with his parents and that the weather was just great! She updated him with the latest new on everyone back home. She ended the letter by asking him why he had not been writing as often or as much.
Box 2, Folder 7

J.M. Scarans 1954 February 24

Scope and Contents

Item is letter from Mr. J. M. Scarans. He asked Wright how he had been and told him he was happy to hear he was being sent back home. He informed him that he was now a married man and that his wedding ended up being perfect. He informed Wright that it felt great to be a civilian once again. He ended his letter by asking Wright to write back and said he would send a photograph of him and his wife in his next letter.
Box 2, Folder 8

Letter George Lawrence to Wright 1954 March 3

Scope and Contents

Lawrence began his letter to Wright by asking him how he was and if he was healthy. He informed him that each division had “operations traffic” in effect. He told Wright that he was enclosing the money that he owed him and that he hoped to hear back from him.
Box 2, Folder 8

Letter No.87 1954 March 8

Scope and Contents

Veramay started off her letter by telling Kenny how worried she was because she had not received a letter from him. She informed him of the few things that happened she had last written to him. She told Wright that his mother was also worried because she had not heard back from him and that he better have a good excuse for not writing.
Box 2, Folder 8

Letter No.88 1954 March 11

Scope and Contents

Veramay started off her letter by asking Wright about Korea. She told him that there had been a sandstorm the previous night that knocked down 17 telephone poles. She told Wright that she picked up sewing again and that she was making a shirt. She asked him why he had not been writing back and asked him to please take some time to at least send her a note to make sure he was okay.
Box 2, Folder 9

Letter No.89 1954 March 14

Scope and Contents

Veramay started her letter to Wright by telling him that that she was flabbergasted by the package that he sent her. She thanked him with for the pajamas, the pearls, the earrings, and everything else he sent. She told Wright that everything was lovely and that it was much more than she had imagined. She thanked Wright for finally sending her a photograph of himself and told him how much she loved him. Veramay ended her letter by telling Wright that everyone from the office and friends were going to stop by her house to view her new treasures.
Box 2, Folder 9

Letter No.90 1954 March 20

Scope and Contents

Veramay started her letter to Wright by telling him that she would begin to write to him from work because she just could not find the time while she was at home. She asked him if he had heard about the earthquake that occurred at 2am. She said although everyone else was afraid and startled, she went back to sleep because she was too cold. She informed Wright that the employment department was trying to pass a law where a rancher could only hire Mexican workers if there were no local workers available. She ended the letter by telling Wright that if she did not hear back from him soon she would give up.
Box 2, Folder 9

Letter No.91 1954 March 22

Scope and Contents

Veramay started her letter to Wright by telling him that she was still waiting to hear back from him. She wrote that nothing much new had happened aside from the fact that it was raining and that she had gone on a picnic to Palm Canyon with her coworkers. She ended the letter by telling Wright that she did not have much to write and hoped to hear word from him soon.
Box 2, Folder 10

Letter No.92 1954 March 26

Scope and Contents

Veramay started her letter by telling Wright she was very happy to hear from him, even if it was through his mother. She let him know that she was very upset because he didn’t take 5 minutes to write a note to inform everyone back home that he was safe. Veramay said she was sorry that things were not going well for him and that he would not be back home when he expected. She ended the letter by telling him that she did not expect him to write long letters when he was busy but should at least send a small note.
Box 2, Folder 10

Letter No.93 1954 March 30

Scope and Contents

Veramay started her letter by telling Wright she hoped to hear back from him soon and that she loved him very much. She told him she had to take her mother to the hospital in Riverside to see a specialist but that the doctor was not sure of what illness she suffered from based off her symptoms. She told Wright that she was very busy with house duties and that he might not hear from her as often. She included a little note that she wrote while at work.
Box 2, Folder 10

Letter No.94 1954 April 4

Scope and Contents

Veramay started her letter by telling Wright that had not heard from him in a week. She told him that she had gone back to Riverside to visit her mother after her operation. She told him that she stopped by his parents’ house to visit but no one was home. She ended the letter by telling Wright that she had taken the letter to work but that she did not have much more to write.
Box 2, Folder 11

Letter No.95 1954 April 11

Scope and Contents

Veramay started her letter by telling Wright that his letter was a wonderful shock. She told him that it was very possible that her mother would have to return to the hospital in Riverside. She updated Wright with news of everyone back home. She informed him that her family started to grow their own strawberries and that she wished he was there to eat them with her. She ended the letter by telling Wright that she paid his mother a visit and that she included a letter from Liz.
Box 2, Folder 11

Letter No.96 1954 April 14

Scope and Contents

Veramay started her letter to Wright by telling him she had been promoted at work. She updated him with news of everyone back at home. She told him that she was happy to hear that he loved her even though they were miles apart. She scolded him for sending her a birthday gift and told him that he had already sent him enough for a dozen birthdays. She ended the letter by asking Wright if there was anything that he wanted her to send him.
Box 2, Folder 11

Letter Mother to Wright 1954 April 19

Physical Description: Item is a letter from Wright’s mother, she started her letter by writing that she had not heard back from him in 4 weeks and that she hoped that this was because he was on his way home. She mentioned that she had given Bill Elliot’s mother a call and that she informed her that the trip back from Korea was to take 34 days if the long route was taken. Wright’s mother updated him with news from everyone back home and told him that she hoped to hear back from him soon.
Box 2, Folder 12

Letter No.97 1954 April 26

Scope and Contents

Veramay started her letter to Wright by asking him if she still loved him even though she had been too busy to write to him. She asked him what he meant when he said, “we’ll all be a lot happier Mother’s Day”. Veramay started to question him whether he meant that he was returning back home. She informed him that if he did not respond to her letter that she would stop writing in case he was on his way back.
Box 2, Folder 12

Letter Mother to Wright 1954 April 27

Scope and Contents

Item is a letter from Wright’s mother, Mrs. Carl C. Wright. Mrs. Wright started her letter by telling Wright that she was very excited to hear that he would be back for Mother’s Day. She informed him that she had had lunch with Veramay and her parents. She ended the letter by telling Wright she had included a newspaper cut out of the 45th division parading in New York.
Box 2, Folder 12

Letter Mother to Wright 1954 May 3

Scope and Contents

Item is a letter from Wright’s mother, Mrs. Carl C. Wright. She told him she was very excited to hear that he would be back home soon. She mentioned that she was told that if soldiers got back to the states before they had served their 21 months that they would have to serve the full 24 months. She told him that if that was the case with him she would not mind as long as he was back in the states. She ended her letter by telling right to be safe and to remember to pray.
Box 2, Folder 13

Veramay to Wright 1954 May 12

Scope and Contents

Veramay started her letter to Wright by telling him that she had gone up town to handle some business regarding a job. She informed him that there might have been open positions at some of the offices up town. She included a business card with the address of an office which she was told to go to. She ended the letter briefly and said she hoped that Wright could make out her writing.
Box 2, Folder 13

Sgt. Bill Gentile to Wright 1954 July 10

Scope and Contents

Sgt. Gentile started his letter to Wright by asking him how he had been since he arrived back home and asked him why he had not written to him. He asked Wright if he had already started school as he had planned and whether he was still interested in working for the FBI. Gentile asked Wright whether he had decided if Veramay or Eloda would be the “lucky girl”. He ended his letter by telling Wright to write back even if it was just a brief letter.
Box 2, Folder 13

Letter from Jack Shannon to Wright 1954 August 18

Scope and Contents

Item is a letter from Jack Shannon, who shared the same compartment with Wright on the Marine Phoenix on their way back from Korea. He asked Wright how he was doing and sent him two photographs he had taken of him and his buddies. Shannon ended his letter by asking Wright to write back to let him know how he was doing.
Box 2, Folder 14

Letter H. Miller to Wright 1954 August 29

Scope and Contents

Item is a letter from H. Miller to Wright. He told Wright he decided to write to him because he did not have much to do. He wrote that he felt that everyone was being sent home except for him. He mentioned that he would be going to Japan for a 10 day leave and to let him know if there was anything that he wanted him to send him. He ended the letter by asking Wright to send him a short letter back.
Box 2, Folder 14

Veramay to Wright 1954 August 30

Scope and Contents

Veramay started her letter to Wright by telling him that she had gone up town to handle some business regarding a job. She informed him that there might have been open positions at some of offices up town. She included a business card with the address of an office which she was told to go to. She ended the letter briefly and said she hoped Wright could make out her writing.
Box 2, Folder 14

Veramay to Wright 1954 November 9

Scope and Contents

Veramay started her letter to Wright by asking him how his cold was and that she hoped he had not gotten sick while visiting her. She updated him on the status of her car and when it would be fixed. Veramay gave Wright a brief explanation on everything that was happening back in Indio and she told him she would write later in the day if anything new occurred.
Box 2, Folder 15

Christmas Card Hans to Wright 1954 December 14

Scope and Contents

Item is a Christmas card from Hans to Wright. Envelope is postmarked on December 14, 1954 and is addressed to Wright’s Riverside address.
Box 2, Folder 15

Christmas Card Robert and Christine to Wright 1954 December

Scope and Contents

Item is Christmas card signed by Robert and Christine to Wright.
Box 2, Folder 15

Christmas Card Elmer Taylor to Wright 1954 December 15

Scope and Contents

Item is a Christmas card from Elmer Taylor. Envelope is postmarked December 15, 1954.
Box 2, Folder 16

Christmas Card from Raymond Lee's to Wright 1954 December 16

Scope and Contents

Item is a Christmas card from Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Lee to Wright wishing him the best during the holiday season.
Box 2, Folder 16

Christmas Letter from Eastman Family 1954 December 18

Scope and Contents

Item is a Christmas card from the Eastman family to Wright. Envelope is postmarked on December 18, 1954 and is addressed to Wright’s Riverside address.
Box 2, Folder 16

Happy Holiday Season Chuck 1954 December 21

Scope and Contents

Item is a Christmas card from Chuck “Dor” McQuade in which he included his sales representative business card.
Box 2, Folder 17

Christmas Card Charlie Horman to Wright 1954 December 21

Scope and Contents

Item is a Christmas card from Charlie Horman wishing Wright a happy holiday season.
Box 2, Folder 17

Christmas Card Halfer to Wright 1954 December 24

Scope and Contents

Item is a Christmas card from Halfer, an old friend of Wright from the 3rd Division. Letter is postmarked December 21, 1954 and is addressed to Wright’s Riverside address.
Box 2, Folder 17

Veramay to Wright 1955 February 23

Scope and Contents

Veramay started her letter to Wright by telling him visitors had just arrived at her house but that she would rather continue her letter to him. She told him all about the fair and asked him why he had not gone to control the traffic with the other Riverside cops who attended. She told Wright that she hoped to see him sometime during the week.
Box 2, Folder 18

Veramay to Wright 1955 March 8

Scope and Contents

Veramay started her letter by asking Wright if he was surprised that she had written to him and never to underestimate her. She told him that they had been having amazing evenings that made her want to do something drastic like play tennis and asked him if he had started playing any sports yet. She wrote that she hoped to see him on Saturday. She ended the letter by telling him she hoped that he got the letter because she accidentally addressed the envelope to the wrong address.
Box 2, Folder 18

Christmas Card from Snyders to Wright 1955 December 10

Scope and Contents

Item is a Christmas card from the Snyders wishing him a great Christmas season!
Box 2, Folder 18

Christmas Card from Bob Teichman 1955 December 12

Scope and Contents

Item is a Christmas card to Wright from Bob Teichman. Enveloped is post marked December 12, 1955.
Box 2, Folder 19

Christmas Card Bill Gentile to Wright 1955 December 15

Scope and Contents

Item is a Christmas card from Bill Gentile to Wright. Letter is postmarked on December 15, 1955 and is addressed to Wright’s Riverside address.
Box 2, Folder 19

Christmas Card Joe Traverse to Wright 1955 December 18

Scope and Contents

Item is a Christmas card to Wright from Joe Traverse. Enveloped is post marked December 18, 1955.
Box 2, Folder 19

Christmas Card Charlie Horman 1955 December 19

Scope and Contents

Item is a Christmas card from Charlie Horman to Wright. Envelope is post marked December 19, 1955 and the letter is addressed to Wright’s Riverside address.
Box 2, Folder 20

Christmas Card Wiseman to Wright 1955 December 21

Scope and Contents

Item is a Christmas greeting card from Charles, Veneise, and Randy Wiseman.
Box 2, Folder 20

Christmas Card Ed Cris and Sandy Diane Butch to Wright 1955 December 21

Scope and Contents

Item is a Christmas card to Wright from Ed Cris and Sandy Diane Butch. Enveloped is post marked December 21, 1955.
Box 2, Folder 20

Christmas Card from the Fogarty's to Mr. and Mrs. Wright 1955 December 23

Scope and Contents

Item is Christmas card from the Fogorty family to Mr. and Mrs. Wright. Envelope is post marked on December 23, 1955.
Box 2, Folder 21

Photographs

Scope and Contents

Envelope contains 21 black and white photographs. Photographs are of Wright and other soldiers while serving for the U.S. Army.