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1943 Nov. 22

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - Letter describes a weekend with Jean visiting Jean's friend from college and the views of the countryside she witnessed from the train's window. She describes popular dances, finding their housing and taking a train at night during a blackout in wartime England, food, the Battle of Britain day service, the architecture of English churches, the weather, and wild ponies. She also described in detail get... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1943 Nov. 29

Overturf, Jean M.

Memorandum from Jean M. Overturf to Don Momand

England - Letter discusses what American Armed Forces call "Englanditis" and the daily life of working on a clubmobile for the American Red Cross in England during World War II. She describes a lively scene where a crew of GIs joins forces with their clubmobile, the "Minneapolis," so the food and drink would flow smoothly, and another in which their clubmobile broke so they had to borrow another crew, and serve... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 May 2

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - Letter describes the English weather and scenery in the spring, Maida and Jean’s new housing arrangement at the St. Peter's Rectory, some gifts from her friend Steve, playing field hockey and suffering a hand injury, visiting the Cardell family, and playing tennis. Their new Clubmobile is formally named "Spokane," but they spray-painted the name "Hot Stuff" on the vehicle's side.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1945 July 16

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Arles (France) - Letter describes Maida's trip to Nauheim, visiting her first German bath house, driving through the back roads of north German countryside, traveling to Czechoslovakia, seeing a beautiful church in Frankfurt, staying in the Post Hotel in Franzensbad (Czechoslovakia), a legend about the women who traveled with Adolf Hitler, and what she did with her down time.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1945 Mar. 2

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Holland (Netherlands : Province) - Letter describes in detail Maida's trip to Nice, Cannes, and Marseille on her winter leave, her discharge from the hospital after recovering from jaundice, comparing train travel in America, England, and France, the weather, and the sights they saw from the airplane. Now in Holland.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Jan. 16

Riggs, Maida L.

Memorandum from Maida Riggs to Don Momand

England - Describes their first week in a redacted location. She describes the experience of bidding farewell to United States Armed Forces on the fort "Hell's Angels," and watching the speeches of General Robert Travis, General Robert B. Willian, and Lt. Col. Ben Lyons. She describes the patriotic spirit surrounding the troops and the American Red Cross workers. Certain words are redacted with a black line dra... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Jan. 19

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Doris Buck

England - Letter to sister Dottie describes her upcoming vacation to Scotland, seeing movies in the theater, sightseeing in London, being on the set of the movie, "They Came To a City," and watching it be filmed, seeing herself in the news reel after watching the movie, "Lassie Comes Home," and trying to walk down the street at night during a blackout in wartime London.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1943 Dec. 14

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Alfred D. Riggs and Winifred L. Riggs

England - Letter describes the weather in England and talking to Bill about Maida's hometown of Grafton, Massachusetts, while sitting in the English woods. She also talks about a visit from her friends from Bournemouth and Jean's departure for a few weeks. She writes her duty will be doubled soon as there will be many Christmas dances to attend in addition to regular work, describes her athletic schedule, and w... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1943 Nov. 21

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Alfred D. Riggs and Winifred L. Riggs

London (England) - Letter describes receiving a Christmas package from her Aunt Mils, working with the GI and at a GI dance, and daily life as a female American Red Cross worker in London during World War II.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Dec. 18

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

France - Letter describes family matters and wishing them a Merry Christmas, makeshift Christmas decorations, books read,her progress fighting jaundice, a dinner date at a mess officer from Spokane's house, and her Christmas plans. Letter is written on the American Red Cross Form 2247 stationery.

Maida L. Riggs Papers