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[Letter from Don King to Captain Charles R. Griggs, May 2, 1945]

Description: Letter from a soldier named Don King to Captain Charles R. Griggs concerning his status in his current company as first sergeant but will probably be moved back once a new man is assigned. King tells Griggs that he wants him to spend time with him and his wife after the war is over and that he really would like to see him and talk to him in person.
Date: May 2, 1945
Creator: King, Don
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

[Letter from Mrs. Sophie Gabrick to Captain Charles R. Griggs, May 17, 1945]

Description: Letter from Mrs. Sophie Gabrick - written by Mrs. C. R. Carlson - to Captain Charles R. Griggs thanking him for his letter regarding her son's death. She thanks Griggs and the other men and women for their service and hopes that the war will be over soon. Included, also, is the envelope the letter was delivered in.
Date: May 17, 1945
Creator: Gabrick, Sophie & Carlson, Mrs. C. R.
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

[Shoe Ration Letter from William A. Molster to Earl Yates, August 7, 1945]

Description: Letter from William A. Molster to Earl Yates discussing "Amendment 107 to Ration Order 17, which permits the selling on a ration-free basis of men's and women's lox priced shoes." The letter walks him through the application process, and contains the form needed to be filled out and sent to his district office.
Date: August 7, 1945
Creator: Molster, William A.
Partner: City of Grapevine

[Letter from June Yates to his Mother]

Description: Letter from June Yates to his mother describing his actions and activities in Germany; he says, though, that he will not be home early as he had originally planned. He also goes into detail about the weather in Germany and talks of the letters he has received from other individuals.
Date: 1945-06-22~
Creator: Yates, June
Partner: City of Grapevine

[Letter from Earl Yates, Jr. to his Mother, May 9, 1945]

Description: Letter from Earl Yates, Jr. to his mother saying that "is seems as if Hitler finally gave up being the superman," and that he hopes this is the last trip that U. S. O. members will have to make.
Date: May 9, 1945
Creator: Yates, Earl, Jr.
Partner: City of Grapevine

[Letter from B. R. Wall to Earl Yates, June 1, 1941]

Description: Letter from B. R. Wall to Earl Yates inviting him to "smoke the pipe of peace with the BBraves and Warriors of Caddo Tribe No. 30" on June 20, 1941. Also enclosed is a card with with "I am" and other "I" phrases highlighting the individual's citizenship and devotion to the United States of America. The envelope these were placed in is also included in the record.
Date: June 1, 1941
Creator: Wall, B. R.
Partner: City of Grapevine

[Letter from June Yates to Cal Yates]

Description: Letter from June Yates to Cal describing his travels across Germany after the war was over. June notes the destruction that the bombs inflicted on some of the large cities and testifies for the accuracy of the horror stories told from the concentration camps; they are still very busy as they are the only hospital for miles.
Date: 1945-05-21~
Creator: Yates, June
Partner: City of Grapevine

[Letter from Mrs. Rattavee to Gypsy Ted Sullivan Wylie]

Description: Handwritten letter from Gypsy Ted Sullivan Wylie to Mrs. Rattavee, stating that she had lost her previous list of choir members and had to write a new one - included with the letter.
Date: 1948
Creator: Wylie, Gypsy Ted Sullivan
Partner: McMurry University Library

[Letter from Alsie H. Carleton to Robert B. Wiley, May 25, 1944]

Description: Letter from Alsie H. Carleton to Robert B. Wiley (sic.), recognizing her group's performance of the "Nautical Knot.", marveling at the "limited number of boys" used that day.
Date: May 25, 1944
Creator: Carleton, Alsie H.
Partner: McMurry University Library

[Letter from Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Griggs to Charles R. Griggs, April 17, 1945]

Description: Letter from Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Griggs to their son Captain Charles R. Griggs of the 49th Armored Infantry Battalion. The letter mostly talks about the death of their grandfather who died suddenly, Mr. Griggs had been away in Big Spring as it happened. The rest of the letter talks about the grandfather's dislike for smoking and drinking; finally Mrs. Griggs says that they pray for her son's safety as well as the rest of the boys.
Date: April 17, 1945
Creator: Griggs, Mrs. C. K.
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

[Letter from C. K. Griggs to his Son Charles R. Griggs, April 8, 1945]

Description: Letter from C. K. Griggs to his son Captain Charles R. Griggs telling him that they are not worrying too strongly about him while he is away; his parents did not want to think they did not care about him. C. K. Griggs describes what is going at home, "Otto Carter is home from the Pacific, he and Lillain Pratt are to be married soon."
Date: April 8, 1945
Creator: Griggs, C. K.
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

[Letter from C. K. Griggs to Charles R. Griggs, March 27, 1945]

Description: Letter from C. K. Griggs to his son Charles R. Griggs concerning daily life back home; the letter actually is written by Charles' mother as she says "Daddy and I were hot and hostess at the USO for Sunday night." Later she discusses the new lace cloth being made and saying that cloth at home runs "from 10 cents to 25 cents per yard."
Date: March 27, 1945
Creator: Griggs, C. K.
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

[Letter from Mrs. C. K. Griggs to his Son Charles R. Griggs, April 19, 1945]

Description: Letter from Mrs. C. K. Griggs to Gharles R. Griggs regarding daily life back home in Sweetwater, Texas; Mrs. Griggs tells that "190 Sweetwater people donated blood." She mentions the marriage between Otto Carter and Lillian Pratt, as well as her and Mr. C. K. Griggs' attempts at getting the yard in better shape.
Date: April 19, 1945
Creator: Griggs, Mrs. C. K.
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

[Membership Certificate to Elmer Wheatly]

Description: Membership certificate to the Dance Masters of America, Inc. presented to Elmer Wheatly in 1949. The text on the certificate reads: "This is to certify that Elmer Wheatly is an active member of the Dance Masters of America, Inc., and is hereby entitled to all privileges of active membership in this organization for the year 1949."
Date: 1949
Creator: Dance Masters of America, Inc.
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Letter from Lt. Col. O. W. Hartwell to Captain Charles R. Griggs, March 31, 1945]

Description: Letter from Lieutenant Colonel O. W. Hartwell to Captain Charles R. Griggs discussing different battalions and regiments; Hartwell has had his battalion for a while and had recently been pulled out of the line. Hartwell also says he has seen only "one of the old gang" in Chris Daley; there is also indecision on who will go to Rucker and "who would go on the list."
Date: March 31, 1945
Creator: Hartwell, Lt. Col. O. W.
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

[Letter from Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Griggs to Captain Charles R. Griggs, April 7, 1945]

Description: Letter from Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Griggs to their son Captain Charles R. Griggs discussing the house work that they have done recently including replacing fence posts, and wondering if they should get a barbecue pit. They also tell Charles that they do not worry about him as they "had the assurance of God [that he] would take care of you."
Date: April 7, 1945
Creator: Griggs, Mrs. C. K.
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

[Letter from C. K. Griggs to his Son, April 12, 1945]

Description: Letter from C. K. Griggs to his son, Captain in the 49th Armored Infantry Battalion, Charles R. Griggs. Among the other things discussed, Mr. Griggs mentions the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt that had happened that evening, and the assumption of the new president Harry Truman.
Date: April 12, 1945
Creator: Griggs, C. K.
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

[Letter from Mrs. C. K. Griggs to Captain Charles R. Griggs, March 28, 1945]

Description: Letter from the parents of Captain Charles R. Griggs concerning their recent efforts in spring cleaning their home: "I started spring house cleaning, the xxxx living room and [dining] room have been finished." Mrs. Griggs also would like her china from France but "it was bought when sets of six were made, now I need eight."
Date: March 28, 1945
Creator: Griggs, Mrs. C. K.
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum