I know that many of you were following my “Amanuensis Monday” and the letters between Pvt. Paul Moore and Elaine Cummings. Through those letters we have been able to take a peek into their lives from the first meeting to
February 1, 1944 Omaha, Nebraska Dear Dad, Received you gift today and its really swell. The locket & bracelet are just beautiful, so tiny. They are a little big now but I can hardly wait to put them on
Jan. 28, 1944 Omaha, Nebr. Dear Dad, Well I’m home now so will try to get my letters caught up on. It really feels good to be out of the hospital. The baby is fine and I’m feeling
January 22, 1944 Omaha, Nebr. Dear Dad, Just a line to let you know I’m ok and feeling fine. The baby is doing swell too. By the way I named her Carol Ann Moore. Everyone seems to like it.
The difficult part about reading these letters are they are only one sided, that was until now. We now learn that the love between Elaine and Paul grew into not only a marriage but also a new born. Like most
The letters from Paul to Elaine continue to offer insight into the relationship of love during a separation that neither could avoid. Both anxiously await an exchange of photographs while the concern of possibly forgetting each other. There is a
Here are two more letters from Paul Moore addressed to his darling Elaine Cummings. Showing concern that he has already been forgotten only to find out she still thinks and cares for him. Times are hard and letters take time
These letters happen to be from another large purchase that was made from eBay. These letters show the loving relationship and the hardship between a young couple during the tough times of war and separation. Paul L. Moore was with