Between sick bay and laundry (Roscoe)

Letter transcription:

Feb. 27, 1943
Lt. (jg) Yegerlehner
Navy 224
% Fleet P.O.
San Francisco Calif.

Dear Mother,

News – It didn’t rain last night but it has been off and on this A.M. There doesn’t have to be many clouds but it just opens up and showers.

So far today I have had nothing on but shorts & shoes and have been busy between sick bay and laundry. All we have to do is get them good and soapy and then hang them on the line and the rain water washes out the soap – we hope.

So far I have been lucky about the lizards. One fellow put his shoe on and felt something squirm-

[page 2] ing inside and then realized there was a lizard present with his foot. Others have been awakened at night by them crawling on them. They are only about 6 in long and look like a sanke [snake]  with legs. Thin tail are a bright green. The ants are the most abundant and can be found anyplace and any size. I suppose they are hungry and are doing only what nature intended for them to do – eat.

As I told you before – write the folks because my stamps are very few in number and I want to make them go as far as possible. I hope you are getting these letters for I doubt that our connections are too good, but here’s hoping.

Lots of Love
Daddy

P. S. Don’t worry we are doing fine – beard and everything.

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