MRS. R. S. YEGERLEHNER
Dear Daddy – No letters so far this week but had several last week. After all the wind rain & snow of yesterday it is sunny today and not much wind. I have a line of clothes soaking up some vitamins (I hope). Hadn’t hung anything out so far this week – due to cloudy and rainy weather. I looked over our garden this morning and we have some radish lettuce & onions peeking through. I have more potatoes to plant when the ground dries enough. The neighbor children are out playing – we have quite an assortment now. Bobby has on his overshoes. He always manages to get in the mud puddles. He is as cute & clever as ever. I intend to go to T. H. one day this week or next to get Mother. She is coming up to stay. I am going to find someone to go with me. I don’t want to drive that far alone. Servies go down quite often and I am going to see if they want to go. I will see Watsons when I go. John is to play an oboe in the band. Carol Josserand had it and decided it was too hard to play so gave it up and Mr. Webster wants John to take it. I had to buy a reed for it – (1.50) I told John that was pretty high but he doesn’t spend much on shows, tec. Mark is to play a trumpet solo Thurs nite at the Jr. Band concert. I am going to either have his horn rebuilt or get him a better one. I can take some pictures of David today – Have 3 more of this roll to take. He is about to go to sleep – after his bath & vegetables – he takes them instead of cereal at 10 – and potatoe at 12. – then cereal at 6 P.M. 18 lbs now will be 7 mo Fri (23).
Love – Mother
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“I have a line of clothes soaking up some vitamins (I hope).” I know that people can get vitamins from sunshine…..but clothes? Maybe she was just joking.
“John is to play an oboe in the band. Carol Josserand had it and decided it was too hard to play so gave it up and Mr. Webster wants John to take it.” Not that I know from personal experience, but I’ve heard that the oboe is very hard to play. I’m surprised that Mark was ready for a trumpet SOLO.
Was David born while Roscoe was away?
Yes, Roscoe shipped out in August and David was born in September. It took over a month for Roscoe to find out that David was born. There are actually some letters that are missing from the weeks around David’s birth. Roscoe was at his first posting in New Caledonia so it is likely that the letters got lost in transit.
It’s so hard to imagine being in that position. Their letters are so positive. I’m afraid I would be pretty discouraged to be in their shoes and it would probably show in my letters.