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1945 Apr. 1

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Germany - Letter is written on Easter Sunday and describes an Easter parade and the weather in Germany. Maida also describes going to a Catholic Easter service in a gymnasium that had been devastated by war, witnessing the Russian and Polish people forced to move out of their homes, and living in a dilapidated apartment building. She remarks that the way of life in Germany seems most similar to America out of a... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1945 Jan. 17

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

France - Letter describes the presents Maida received from her family, her current satisfactory lodgings, her recovery from jaundice, navigating public transportation in Paris, seeing the Opera, the weather in France, food, sightseeing and shopping, a new friend, the other girls in the hospital service, and family matters.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 May 18

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - Letter describes celebrating Maida's birthday while volunteering for the American Red Cross in England during World War II. General Bohn invited her to a dinner, and the American Armed Forces made her a big cake. She describes her chance to go on a vacation soon and hopes to go to the beach where she can relax without pressure.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1945 Jan. 28

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

France - Letter describes recovering from a hemorrhoidectomy, how her tolerance for pain compares to the male patients' tolerance for pain, social activities, typewriter repair, visiting Paris, Parisian cuisine, various theater and music performances, books she is reading, and her excitement to reunite with Jean and Ruth.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Mar. 9

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - Letter describes Maida and Jean's trip to Scotland. She describes sightseeing, watching a circus, spending time with Jean and other Armed Forces members, bicycling around the Scottish countryside, attending a Scottish dance, similarities and differences between Scotland and New Hampshire, and attending church and a wedding.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Mar. 31

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - Letter describes family matters, meeting up with a loved one, blackout during the seasonal time change in wartime England, the furnishings of her hotel, visiting the Cardell family on their farm, watching a rugby game, exploring various English colleges, examining architecture of cathedrals and arches with Jean, and various items she needs her family to send to her.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1945 May 11

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Germany - Letter describes the celebrations in Germany with the end of the war in Europe, her views on dating and marriage, refugees, moving into houses while the families are still there, the many refugees, the weather, and when she will go back to America. Letter is written on blue "Par Avion" stationery.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 July 6

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - Letter describes Maida getting invited to a dance, but wanting to stay home to write her weekly letter. She discusses visiting her friend Steve with Ruth, the duties of volunteering for the American Red Cross on a Clubmobile in England during World War II, extracurricular and social activities with friends, and family matters.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Dec. 3

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

France - Letter describes Maida's progress through jaundice, the view of the city rooves and smoke stacks from her hospital room window, listening to the Army-Navy football game on the radio, and family matters. Letter has no formal salutation.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Sept. 25

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Mirecourt (France) - Letter describes Maida and Jean's new and more comfortable living arrangements, the arrival of Maida's new niece, the rain in France and how it differs from New England, taking warm public showers, buying a new camera and the pictures she had developed and sent home, fall foliage and landscape, the problems posed by cows and geese, and seeing movies and Bing Crosby perform.

Maida L. Riggs Papers