Just so much to write about (Roscoe)

Letter transcription:

Mar 23, 1943
Lieut R.S. Yegerlehner USNR
A.P.O. 43
% P.M. San Fran.

Dear Mother,

A swell rainy P.M. and I’m reading a book. “A bullet thru a cap.” A very exciting drama but thought I’d better stop before darkness came on and get this letter written. Really though I can’t see that I do any better even if I am rushed because there is just so much to write about and the subjects are quickly exhausted.

Our trip yesterday was the most extensive I had taken on land and was quite interesting but there again I’m stopped because

[page 2] no description allowed. We did see a lot of cocoanuts trees and a lot of water and the water was fine swimming but shells are almost absent. We did see a small amphibious fish along the bank that when it was frightened it would scamper on land and run along then jump back into the water. Tropical fish are really a sight to behold. Almost all colors imaginable.

The rain is almost stopped and all our buckets are full of nice rain water so I can rinse those clothes I put to soak this A.M.

Well I’ll go back to my book for a while now.
Love Daddy

©2014 copyright owned and transcribed by Deborah Sweeney
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1 thought on “Just so much to write about (Roscoe)

  1. davidmadison1942

    Well, his comments about the brightly colored fish are interesting, and finishing the washing with buckets of rainwater. So hard to think of daily life without easy access to running water.


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