You could be starving (Roscoe)

Letter transcription:

Apr. 13, 1943
Lieut R. S. Yegerlehner USNR
Navy 224
% F. P. M.
San Fran. Calif.

Dear Mother,

Nothing much to write and so on and so on, but must keep up the daily schedule and as I said yesterday I know our my mail to you will be “bunchy” and I’m afraid you will worry. And this letter won’t be there to tell you not to worry but it will save you that in the future. What I mean is this. The mail won’t be regular but don’t worry it just doesn’t get going. That is I think that is the case.

I’m still very much in the midst of censoring and many of the boys are sending home money

[page 2] orders but for the present I’ll just let mine pile up on the books unless you need it. Of course by the time you get this and back again to me you could be starving but sending money out of here I think is a little to [too] uncertain.

I’m washing again today trying to get the rust stain out of my clothes – used bleach and everything but it’s so hot I can’t get much worked up.

I guess I’m a little late but hope you have a pleasant Easter
Love Daddy

Russell Islands  Image by Kelisi at (Wikipedia Commons license)

Russell Islands
Image by Kelisi at (Wikipedia Commons license)

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6 thoughts on “You could be starving (Roscoe)

  1. davidmadison1942

    Interesting that he could allow his pay to “pile up.” This was long before direct deposit!

    Wonder where the rust stain came from. But it was too hot for him to care much. Sounds wretched all around.

  2. Genealogy Lady Post author

    The y were apart from the end of July 1942 to February 1944. He was stationed a couple places stateside for the remainder of the war. At one of the bases, the family was able to go stay with him.


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