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