Hamilton County

Eleanor Bernice Olson





SERVICEMEN WRITE (to Joy Hanson, Editor of the Ellsworth News)

From Eleanor Olson

Synthetic Training
Corpus Christi, Texas
N. A. T. C.

I have almost a half hour left before my next class, so I’ll attempt to write a letter.

It will be a little difficult to write anything since the type of work I’m in cannot be told to the public. However, my hours are the same as when I was teaching in the grades. We are on duty from 0800 until 1630. (In other words from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.)

I do from two and one half to four hours of instructing each day and also have a few additional minor duties. I am enjoying my work very much and have some fine co-workers.

The only thing I don’t like is the heat. It really gets hot and especially when one is so fortunate to work in an air-conditioned room. In fact, the sun is even encouraging freckles to appear on my face. I have to admit, though, that so far I’ve been able to sleep evenings. It has been nice and cool.

This is a very peculiar letter, but since I have to practically weigh the words I use in telling about my work, it’s difficult to write.

I am also enclosing my correct address. Greetings to Ellsworth folks.

Eleanor B. Olson, S 2-c Sp(T.)
Synthetic Training, N. A. T. C., Corpus Christi, Texas

Source: Ellsworth News, July 7, 1943

Eleanor Bernice Olson was born Sept. 21, 1916 to John H. and Annie E. Erickson Olson.

She served with the WAVES in the U.S. Navy in World War II at NAS Corpus Christi, TX.

She died Aug. 1, 1998 and is buried in the Radcliffe Cemetery, Radcliffe, IA.

Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA