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September 21, 1941 Dear Pauline

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

U. S. S. Cuyama (A0 3)
Aboard Ship

Dear Pauline,

Received your sweet letter, I sure will be glad when you are out here.

I will let you know our schedule before leaving here.I don’t think now it will be until December until we get back then we will get some time in port. We will have some definite information the last of the week our schedule has been changed to our disappointment. You can make your plans for your transfer in December. I want you to have some time off with me so we can go places. Sweet. I hope you wont be disappointed at their late time, you are going to be my sweet wife if you just have patience with me and I know you will.

I am mailing you a small package tomorrow, some things I got you in Honolulu and Tuesday I will mail you the wrist watch it is a “Balova” $39.50 I was going to give it to you when you were here before.

You and I are going to be happy together and we will have some fun with our friends, Mother told me you go to the same church she goes to.

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Say. Woody and Pauline sure do kid me, wait until we married & we will kid them too.

Honey I want us to be happy so you can tell your folks and friends. And I will try & get some time off next summer so we can go back to Nashville & meet your folks.

Say. How many sisters & brothers do you have? I have one sister “May Russell” at Lyle, Brother Henry “The Navy”, Russell “Nashville”, “Woody” & “Day” at “Turlock” California. Mother is at Day’s now, His two boys Billy 9 & Johnnie 7 has the typhoid fever, in the hospital.

I wrote to Russel & Bessie at 1516-9 ave N Nashville Tenn to go around & see you. They are very religious he works in the carpenter trade.

Say. Write me something about your sister & brothers and their name and your little nephews & nieces & their names: I like children.

By by for this true
Abb.

P.S. Write me sweetheart. I will be looking for a letter the last go the week.

September 19, 1941 German capture of Kiev is now formal. The Red Army forces have suffered many casualties in defending this chief city in Soviet Ukraine.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_World_War_II_(1941)
Family lore is that there Abb’s parents eloped and promised to name their first child after the man who helped them elope. Their first child “Abb Roach Truett” died at birth so they also name their second child, My Grandfather, Abb Roach Truett.
1900 – Liles, Hickman County, Tennessee
Back: Jim Hogan & Lula, Estes, Bill Bird, Clabe Luckett, Mark Moore, Bud Hassell, Uncle Dave
Front: Abb Truett, Ed Truett, Sallie Truett, May Truett (in lap),Caroline Truett, Henry Truett.

Pauline’s Letters:

  • April 1917 April 1917

    An excerpt from “The Life Story of a lucky Tennessee Sailor that Lived to Retire” by Abb R. Truett:
    November, 1940, I was ... Click to Keep Reading ...

  • June 3rd, 1940 Dear Mae June 3rd, 1940 Dear Mae

    Dear Mae, Read your letter this morning, sure was glad to hear from you. I am having a good time but not as ... Click to Keep Reading ...

  • November 1940 November 1940

    An excerpt from “The Life Story of a lucky Tennessee Sailor that Lived to Retire” by Abb R. Truett:
    November, 1940, as we ... Click to Keep Reading ...

  • July 5th, 1941 Dear Pauline July 5th, 1941 Dear Pauline

    Gee jack I wish I had more time off while you are out here, so I could be with you more.

  • August 12, 1941 Dear Pauline August 12, 1941 Dear Pauline

    Sam’s Birthday is September 15 that will be the code for the date we will arrive in San Diego or any name ... Click to Keep Reading ...

  • August 15, 1941 Dear Pauline August 15, 1941 Dear Pauline

    I haven’t heard from you since my last 2 letters. You probable haven’t recovered from the shock. As soon as you get your ... Click to Keep Reading ...

  • August 17, 1941 To my Dear Future Sweet Wife August 17, 1941 To my Dear Future Sweet Wife

    I received your letter today as we will be sailing early in the morning for Honolulu. I will tell you how glad I ... Click to Keep Reading ...

  • September 10, 1941 Dear Pauline September 10, 1941 Dear Pauline

    I will get some time off for Christmas. I told Lieut Lett confidential about us but it was too good to keep secret ... Click to Keep Reading ...

  • September 18, 1941 Dearest Abb September 18, 1941 Dearest Abb

    Received your letter yesterday, Honey. I sure was glad to hear from your, I missed your letters so much. Just counting the days ... Click to Keep Reading ...

  • September 21, 1941 Dear Pauline September 21, 1941 Dear Pauline

    I have 1 sister May Russell at Lyle, Brother Henry “The Navy”, Russell, Woody & Day at Turlock Ca. Mother is at Day’s ... Click to Keep Reading ...

  • September 24, 1941 Hello Darling September 24, 1941 Hello Darling

    Honey I will try to make you a good wife so we will be happy. Of course we don’t know each others disposition. ... Click to Keep Reading ...

  • September, 29 1941 Dear Abb September, 29 1941 Dear Abb

    I received the package Sat. I was excited as a child on Christmas morning, they were lovely. I like to wear beads. And ... Click to Keep Reading ...

  • September, 29 1941 Dear Pauline September, 29 1941 Dear Pauline

    It will be just like going to heaven when we come in to home port and I can see you. We will never ... Click to Keep Reading ...

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September 18, 1941 Dearest Abb

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Nashville Tenn

Dearest Abb,

Received your letter yesterday, Honey. I sure was glad to hear from your, I missed your letters so much. Just counting the days until I see you again.

I haven’t asked for a transfer yet and I guess it will be my luck not to get one when I want it.

This is what I have planed, if you know what month you will have more time off I will ask for my transfer for that time and try to get some time off before I start to work out there.

I told three if my best girl friends about us and they are glad that I have found someone like you. They have been married over 10 years. They say I will be happier than I am now and I think so too.

I heard from Pauline today she said that Louise was married so I guess the love bug bit her too.

I will be looking for the watch, I broke my old one and I didn’t like it anyway, so I won’t have it fixed.

Love,
Pauline

September 15, 1941 “Moving Aktion” in Vilna Ghetto. Of 3,500 Jews “moved” between ghetto sections, only 550 arrive. The remaining 2,950 Jews are shot at the Ponary massacre death site.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_World_War_II_(1941)
Mae, Homer, Lucille, and Pauline.
I love this photo, my Grandma Pauline is lower right. .

My mom and me. Do you see a family resemblance?



Pauline’s Letters:

  • April 1917 April 1917

    An excerpt from “The Life Story of a lucky Tennessee Sailor that Lived to Retire” by Abb R. Truett:
    November, 1940, I was ... Click to Keep Reading ...

  • June 3rd, 1940 Dear Mae June 3rd, 1940 Dear Mae

    Dear Mae, Read your letter this morning, sure was glad to hear from you. I am having a good time but not as ... Click to Keep Reading ...

  • November 1940 November 1940

    An excerpt from “The Life Story of a lucky Tennessee Sailor that Lived to Retire” by Abb R. Truett:
    November, 1940, as we ... Click to Keep Reading ...

  • July 5th, 1941 Dear Pauline July 5th, 1941 Dear Pauline

    Gee jack I wish I had more time off while you are out here, so I could be with you more.

  • August 12, 1941 Dear Pauline August 12, 1941 Dear Pauline

    Sam’s Birthday is September 15 that will be the code for the date we will arrive in San Diego or any name ... Click to Keep Reading ...

  • August 15, 1941 Dear Pauline August 15, 1941 Dear Pauline

    I haven’t heard from you since my last 2 letters. You probable haven’t recovered from the shock. As soon as you get your ... Click to Keep Reading ...

  • August 17, 1941 To my Dear Future Sweet Wife August 17, 1941 To my Dear Future Sweet Wife

    I received your letter today as we will be sailing early in the morning for Honolulu. I will tell you how glad I ... Click to Keep Reading ...

  • September 10, 1941 Dear Pauline September 10, 1941 Dear Pauline

    I will get some time off for Christmas. I told Lieut Lett confidential about us but it was too good to keep secret ... Click to Keep Reading ...

  • September 18, 1941 Dearest Abb September 18, 1941 Dearest Abb

    Received your letter yesterday, Honey. I sure was glad to hear from your, I missed your letters so much. Just counting the days ... Click to Keep Reading ...

  • September 21, 1941 Dear Pauline September 21, 1941 Dear Pauline

    I have 1 sister May Russell at Lyle, Brother Henry “The Navy”, Russell, Woody & Day at Turlock Ca. Mother is at Day’s ... Click to Keep Reading ...

  • September 24, 1941 Hello Darling September 24, 1941 Hello Darling

    Honey I will try to make you a good wife so we will be happy. Of course we don’t know each others disposition. ... Click to Keep Reading ...

  • September, 29 1941 Dear Abb September, 29 1941 Dear Abb

    I received the package Sat. I was excited as a child on Christmas morning, they were lovely. I like to wear beads. And ... Click to Keep Reading ...

  • September, 29 1941 Dear Pauline September, 29 1941 Dear Pauline

    It will be just like going to heaven when we come in to home port and I can see you. We will never ... Click to Keep Reading ...

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September 10, 1941 Dear Pauline

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

Hawaii USA

Dear Pauline,

I am having a new crystal put in the wrist watch and as soon as I gt back to the mainland I will mail it to you.

I am crazy to see you again. While I was writing these few lines to you I received your letter written August 20, so I will stop and read it.

I am missing this letter from Pauline.

So your family think you are kidding. It will be a surprise to our friends and relatives. The first time either one been married. It’s alright with me any arrangements you make about your job and your mother just so wwe can all be happy.

I will get some time off for Christmas. I told Lieut Lett confidential about us but it was too good to keep secret so all the Naval Officers aboard ships know about it and they are planning on giving us a party and giving us a big time when we get married. So we will be a “King for a Day” ha.

I will let you know more later when I get back to the mainland.

My “Precious One” I think about you every day and think you are going to be part of me and I know we will be happy, we will plan together, live and be happy alwasy until we are old. My father was very tough on us kids but he was a Romeo to my mother. We will have lit of thing to talk about later.

I was over at Mr & Mrs Halley last year and ate supper they are very nice to me. I think lot of them.

I will write you more when I get back.

“Say did you say your birthday was September 19th”

By by
Abb.

September 10th, 1941 German armies now have Kiev completely surrounded.

September 11th, 1941 Franklin D. Roosevelt orders the United States Navy to shoot on sight if any ship or convoy is threatened.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_World_War_II_(1941)
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James Edward Truett Family
Top left to right: Abb R Truett, Bessie (Martin) Truett, Sallie (Turpin) Truett, James E Truett, (woman with baby Gladys May Truett?). Bottom left to right: Russell Truett, Charles Truett, far right William Day Truett.
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