WWII News Clippings 10
FRENCH MOTHER THANKS CLIFFSIDE LADY FOR CLOTHES
Mrs. Jesse Honeycutt Forwards Clothing For French Children
Forest City Courier, July 27, 1944
CLIFFSIDE – Mrs. Jesse Honeycutt of Cliffside has received a letter written in French from a French lady in Corsica. Mrs. Honeycutt’s brother, Sgt. Clyde Sorgee, who is stationed in Corsica, wrote her asking that she send some baby clothes for the baby sister of a little French boy who is mascot of Sgt. Sorgee’s company. It is impossible to obtain these over there, and although the baby’s mother can well afford to buy them, they cannot be found in any of the stores. The following letter is the English translation of the letter the baby’s mother wrote to Mrs. Honeycutt:
June 28, 1944
Your brother, Mr. Sorgee, has given me all that you have sent for my small daughter and I do not know how to express to you all the pleasure that you have made for me, and all my thanks. I have been very touched on receiving all these pretty little things. You who have children understand what a joy it is for a mother to be able to dress her little ones. I thank your mother for the pretty little shoes which are the first that my little daughter has, and also the small slips that are rare in France. My daughter is 10 months old and since her birth I could not dress her like the rest of her brothers. Thanks also for the white cloth with which I will make some clothes, also for the thread, for there is no more here. Our poor France is very unfortunate, but we hope for some better days. Your brother is good to us, and he is a good friend to my son. He is very kind and I am grateful to him for the thoughtfulness that he has shown for my daughter. I have seen the photos of your children. In spite of the great distance I write to you, Madame, all the thanks from a French woman you have made very happy.
Sgt. Sorgee is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sorgee of Cliffside. His wife is the former Miss Irene Mitchell of Caroleen.
Researched and prepared by Don Bailey