Thursday, May 5, 2011

Treasure Chest Thursday: WWII Souvenir

My husband's parents, Harvey and Florence (Moore) Logsdon, had been married less than two years. Harvey was stationed aboard ship with the Navy during World War II and it was near the end of his tour. He was anxious to return home to his young wife, toddling daughter and infant son in Louisville, Kentucky. This silk souvenir, measuring about 5" x 5", was tucked inside a letter Harvey wrote to Florence dated August 17, 1945...

Excerpt from the letter where Harvey mentions the enclosed panties...

"Well Honey I got you a pair of pants and I will send them in this letter. I thought they were pretty cute."