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G-ma Ruth’s Diary – August 22, 1943

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August 22, 1943 – Sunday

“Arose early and sure did a lot of chasing around trying to get package ready.  Jerri helped me.  Was quite a problem as everything has to be in certain containers.  However have it already except one lbs sugar which I will get in the a.m. before I mail it.

My grandmother even saved the package contents. You can’t really tell from this scan but the 1 lb sugar was added later in pencil.

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G-ma Ruth’s Diary – August 21, 1943

DiarySee this post for more information about my Grandmother’s diary.

August 21, 1943 – Saturday

“Found out by radio today they have changed the date for mailing package to be in New York by Aug 27.  Afraid it will never reach there in time.  The Gripsholm is to sail Sept 1.  However I’ll try and have it ready to mail Mon a.m.

From the Dawe Collection

The Swedish liner, the SS Gripsholm was chartered to the US State Department during World War II, from 1942 to 1946, as an exchange and repatriation ship, under the protection of the Red Cross, hence the term “mercy ship”. The Gripsholm also carried mail and food packages to prisoners of war.

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