Author Archives: S. Kay Nash

About S. Kay Nash

S. Kay Nash is a writer, editor, and bibliophile. She lives in Texas with a mad scientist and a peaceful contingent of dogs and cats.

July 15, 1943: My Life in the Service

July 15 – Just another day with two exceptions. No. 1 (in order of least imp.) The Profs. Have decided to simplify Physics. Now I’m not in the least worried. No. 2 – Got a letter from Mona with several … Continue reading

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July 13, 1943: My Life in the Service

July 13 – Just another day. Went to school & had History & Geography for the first time. The Geo. Prof. seems to be a lecherous old B., but interesting. The Hist. Prof. is young and seems to be a … Continue reading

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July 12, 1943: My Life in the Service

Monday, July 12th. Well, well, well – I’m a college student again. From 8-10 I had P.T. I did 12 push-ups. Jumped 92 in. & swam 50 yards in 46.6. In 9 months I should improve a helluva lot. Maybe … Continue reading

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July 11, 1943: My Life in the Service

Sunday, July 11th. Didn’t get up until about 12. Ate and dashed down-town to see Cab Calloway. He was grand, but his show wasn’t too good. He sang “Minnie the Moocher” & “St. James Infirmary.”

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July 10, 1943: My Life in the Service

My day off – and I didn’t have enough sense to really enjoy it. What I’d give to have the money to go where I want to! Hildegarde is at the Big Hotel here. Gee, how I want to see … Continue reading

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July 9th, 1943: My Life in the Service

A.M. What fun we had this morn. The co. fell out & “drilled.” It was a mess. Our Co. C.O. was a sad SAAC. He got so unbearable that the entire 320 men were booing & laughing every time he … Continue reading

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July 8th, 1943: W. T. Jack—My Life in the Service

Two things happened to-day. Neither of much importance. I got my text books. I got a letter from Lois. The texts are all big, heavy and look tough, but will probably be easy. The letter was mailed the 30th of … Continue reading

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July 7, 1943—W.T. Jack: My Life In the Service

Well – I am now a student of B.U. We registered today. Two or 3 Cols & several (-unreadable-) made speeches & entire “student body” had to sing the B.U. Alma Mater. What nonsense!

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July 6, 1943—W.T. Jack: My Life In Service

July 6, 1943 I shall begin with my first furlough-Jne 3rd, 1943. I went by bus from Elgin Fld, Fla. I hate to say it, but I almost wish I hadn’t gone. Conditions at home still bad—worse, even. None of … Continue reading

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Introduction: W.T. Jack: My Life In the Service

My favorite hangout is a small semi-private forum and one of my “invisible friends” hosts a diary thread where they transcribe pages from old diaries. Forum members often confirm places, people and events mentioned in the diaries, and it’s a … Continue reading

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