[WWII: Letters – Soldier]
Sometimes even a short text message or a written note can mean so much.
Back in the WWII days, cell phones were unheard of and usual phones were a luxury. Internet wasn’t yet created and therefore the only way to contact someone was through handwritten letters (unless you had a typewriter, but that was also rare during the war).
I can only imagine receiving a note from someone who is away from home and in constant danger.
I would read that piece of paper over and over and over again, tracing the letters with my finger, inhaling the smell of the paper.
I would read it and breathe a silent prayer of thanks: “He’s safe, he’s okay…”
July 12, 1941
Hi mom and sister Nyusya,
I am alive and well and I wish you the same.
We are stationed not far from Kyiv.
For now, farewell.
Tell all relatives and friends hi for me.
Your son, V.