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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

1944 Aug. 3

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - Letter describes Maida's busyvacation with Ruth, Jean, and Steve in Torquay, as well as "dodging buzz bombs in London," and news of friends.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Apr. 15

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - V-mail describes family matters, Easter, attending a Royal Air Force dance, watching a performance of "The Messiah," clothing items from home Maida needs, and visiting the Cardell family.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Mar. 20

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - Letter describes how busy Maida is working for the American Red Cross in England during World War II, and how quickly time passes. She writes that Ruth and Jean always get in trouble with the censorship office, so Maida's missing letters may be sitting on a desk somewhere waiting to be reviewed or never to be sent due to information included in them. She also describes bicycling around the English cou... more

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

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 Jan. 3

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - Letter describes how much Maida misses her family and how she is striving to live in the present while working for the American Red Cross during World War II and the emotional work that is required to help the lonely soldiers. She describes leading the Clubmobile while their Captain Ruth Kniep is on vacation, the phrases men whistle at them as they walk by, living at their new house in the cold weathe... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Feb. 4

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - Letter describes Maida's new portable typewriter, the "nomad feeling" of working for the American Red Cross in England during World Ward II, traveling to Oxford, and teaching others how to drive a giant truck.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Apr. 13

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - Letter discusses what the American Red Cross workers in England during World War II do in their down time. Also describes watching a choral performance of "The Messiah," going to a Royal Air Force dance, going on a date, watching people in the park go out for Sunday bicycle rides with their loved ones, and visiting the Cardell family for Easter.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Jan. 21

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - Letter describes dinner parties and food while working for the American Red Cross in England during World War II. She describes feeding American troops donuts from the clubmobile, painting their names on a ship, her apparel and health as winter approaches, sleeping with air raid sirens playing, and talks about pictures and newspaper clippings she sent with the letter. She tries to write about a compar... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers