Furniture Builder (Roscoe)

Letter transcription:

Apr. 22, 1943 [April 23, 1943]
Lieut R. S. Yegerlehner USNR
Navy 60
%Fleet Postoffice San Fran

Dear Mother,

Yesterday when I wrote I said I was going to build some furniture but just didn’t get started so my intentions today are the same. So if I can find a hammer, saw etc I’ll be in the furniture business. We have an oil stove in the galley but it don’t seem to work – seems as if they have had all the engineering brains present to work on it and still no go. I told them at breakfast I could do the job, but

[page 2] that was out – guess they were afraid I could – I’ve fixed many of the things around the house and could have at least tried.
Just had discussion about a nudist colony in Nevada. Had to stop and listen – These boys insist I’ll have to come to Reno after the war but I say for only a visit. These officers here are all line officers and it’s a little different environment than I’ve been in before, but we all get along – However, we do have verbal fights but in the next few minutes things quiet down to a loud roar.

[page 3] we are going to have fish for dinner – one of the fellows went fishing yesterday and had pretty good luck. These fish are all strange to me no bass, blue gills or cat fish all tropical, but fish are fish – really I think the sea fish make one more thirsty afterwards due to the salt.
Well, guess I must get going –
Love
Daddy

Russell Islands  Image by Kelisi at Wikipedia.com (Wikipedia Commons license)

Russell Islands
Image by Kelisi at Wikipedia.com (Wikipedia Commons license)

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3 thoughts on “Furniture Builder (Roscoe)

  1. davidmadison1942

    LOL! “I’ll be in the furniture business.” He was ALWAYS in the furniture business!

    “Just had discussion about a nudist colony in Nevada. Had to stop and listen” I guess Nevada had a weird reputation.

    “….but in the next few minutes things quiet down to a loud roar.” 🙂

    Since we were in Indiana, we didn’t eat much fish when I was growing up.

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