November 2, 1942 (Gladys)

V-mail November 2, 1942

V-mail November 2, 1942

Several weeks past, Roscoe mailed a box of shells and coral to the family. He had spent many an evening combing the beach on his tropical South Pacific island to find these treasures. The box finally arrived and the contents made the voyage across the ocean (and the United States) relatively intact. As predicted, the older boys were pleased by the new treasures and took them to school to show off. Gladys didn’t mention another item that was included in the box. Roscoe had taken a souvenir bath mat from the S.S. Alcoa Pennant. The bath mat was used as extra stuffing.

Letter transcription:

LT (JG) Yegerlehner MC
Navy SSA (White Poppy)
c/o Postmaster
San Francisco, Calif.

Mrs. R.S. Yegerlehner


Dear Daddy,

The box came this morning. The boys were very pleased over the collection and each took some of the various pieces to school. They will both write and thank you. That was very good time the box made in coming – a month. I am mailing your laundry to you today. Would have sent it sooner but didn’t know what to do with it. I finally got the letter you mentioned it in – the later was posted Oct 18 and was missent to Columbus. I think I have received all your letters now. Sometimes one will be sent elsewhere then I get it after getting later ones. Had your picture enlargement made and send to your Mother. You might send her a box of shells if you can. The buckle was very nice – now I will have to buy a dress to wear it on. My checks came this morning. I get two separate ones each mo. 170 & 30. The check A. Taylor gave me bounced. Don’t know what to do with it if anything. It is time to feed David – and he is about to wake up – have him in his basket by the desk. Tried to take more pictures of him Sat but it was too chilly to keep him out – he squirmed so we couldn’t get him still long enough. He is growing so much. When he is two month old will have Hubertz make a picture of him.


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4 thoughts on “November 2, 1942 (Gladys)

    1. Genealogy Lady Post author

      LOL…it’s like it was just yesterday. It is amazing how involved we are all becoming in the story. I’ve been transcribing a little bit ahead and in a way it seems like they are channeling each other. He complains that she is doing something and the very next letter she answers the question (even though she won’t been seeing his letter for a couple weeks).

  1. davidmadison1942

    LOL: “The buckle was very nice – now I will have to buy a dress to wear it on.” 🙂


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