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[Birthday Card to Johnie Louise Bruyere, December 24, 1945]

Description: A card addressed to Johnie Louise Bruyere on her birthday. It reads: "When someone has a friend like YOU/Steady, kind, staunch and true/A friend who can always understand/And gladly lends a helping hand./Then what a pleasure to express/Best wishes for your happiness/And what a pleasure to extend/Birthday greetings to you, my friend." It is signed "Miss Sallie." It has purple flowers on the front, as well as the words "Birthday Greetings to You."
Date: December 24, 1945
Item Type: Letter

[Certificate Presented to Clara Evans Willis]

Description: Certificate awarded to Clara Evans Willis for her work with the USO during World War II. It reads: "In Recognition of Meritorious Service in USO War Work, this certificate is presented to Mrs. J. T. Willis. February 5, 1946." It is signed by the chairman and the president of the United Services Organization.
Date: February 5, 1946
Creator: United Services Organization
Item Type: Text

[Letter from Clara Evans Willis to John C. Lattimore, January 6, 1943]

Description: Letter from Clara Willis to John C. Lattimore on January 6, 1943, lamenting the entrance of Lattimore and Clara Willis's son Todd into the army, and their subsequent departure from Waco. She goes on to mention the weather in Grand Rapids, where Lattimore is stationed, and discusses the weather in Waco. She mentions that her son is on leave in Richmond, Virginia, and expresses her pride in Lattimore's entrance into the army.
Date: January 3, 1943
Creator: Willis, Nancy Clara Evans
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from James M. Kendrick to Clara Willis, July 18, 1944]

Description: Letter from James M. Kendrick to Clara Willis on July 18, 1944, asking after her health. He suggests car rides as a means of convalescence, going on to say that he believes he's outgrown them and he hasn't been sick in a while. He goes on to describe the rain and the effect it's had on his tent and the ground where he's stationed. He asks after Clara's son Todd, imagining him in Rome sight-seeing. He tells his aunt to get his mother to settle down, and asks after the rest of the family.
Date: July 18, 1944
Creator: Kendrick, James M.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to Clara Evans Willis, May 31, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to Clara Evans Willis, on May 31, 1944. He entreats her to get well and be careful while recovering from her operation, and thanks her for some boxes of food she sent to him. He tells her his company has moved into tents, with six men to a tent, which he finds to be a relief from living in a room with thirty other men.
Date: May 31, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, 1942]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. in 1942. He tells them he is sending home all of his extra clothes, and denies having met Lt. Seally [Seley] who claims to have seen him recently.
Date: 1942
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr., in 1944, apologizing for not writing more. He tells them he's going to the Rest Camp in a few days, so they won't hear from him for a while. He also says that it's been raining a bit, but he doesn't mind since his tent doesn't leak at all.
Date: 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, April 5, 1943]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on April 5, 1943. He reports getting promoted and acquiring a mattress. His company had their tents floored, and he tells what he did for his day off in honor of the first year anniversary of the formation of his battalion. He also straightens out money matters.
Date: April 5, 1943
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, April 16, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on April 16, 1944. He went to visit Wilbur Crawford and brought him newspapers from Waco, and he and his friend Harmon Gilbreath ordered swim suits from the service so they can go swimming soon, since it's warming up.
Date: April 16, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, April 22, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on April 22, 1944. This letter is marked Letter 1 of 2. He went to an Texas A&M meeting for Muster Day and saw some men he knew from home. He guesses most of the men from his graduating class are in the Pacific. He briefly mentions seeing Vesuvius erupt, as well as spending time with his friend Harmon Gilbreath and Wilbur Crawford.
Date: April 22, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, April 22, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on April 22, 1944. This letter is marked Letter 2 of 2. He went to a U.S.O. show with Wilbur Crawford and Harmon Gilbreath the other night, and he tells his parents that it's up to them whether or not they sell their house, although if they decide to build a new one he wishes he could be there to help out.
Date: April 22, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, April 23, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on April 23, 1944. He wishes he could meet a girl, Jean Wood, mentioned in one of his parents' letters. He says he went looking for a place to go fishing in Italy, and wishes the Red Cross or Special Services could fix up a boat to take the soldiers fishing.
Date: April 23, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Item Type: Letter