Good Friday and Easter (Roscoe)

Letter transcription:

Apr. 24, 1943
Lieut R. S. Yegerlehner USNR
Navy 60
Fleet Post Office
San Francisco Calif.

Dear Mother,

I’m still in the midst of my furniture building but I’m progressing and think I can finish today if not bothered to much.

Good Friday came and went and Easter tomorrow – Really I wish I could find a nest of bunny eggs. There isn’t any fun in finding a can of powdered eggs. Just isn’t the proper atmosphere for our present tropical abode.

I’m wondering what the Easter parade will be like this

[page 2] year at home – coming as late as it does I imagine it will be warm enough to allow people to don their finery. Here the predominate color and preferable design will no doubt be Khaki with a dash of olive drab now and then.

Last night a commander and I sat and talked until about 1 A.M. Just plain talky talk neither of us realizing that the time was as late, but the moon was out and if we forget our personal grudges of the tropic it really was beautiful.

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)

©2014 copyright owned and written by Deborah Sweeney
Post originally found: https://genealogylady.net/2014/05/04/good-friday-and-easter-roscoe/

1 thought on “Good Friday and Easter (Roscoe)

  1. davidmadison1942

    Well, Jake could be eloquent! “Here the predominate color and preferable design will no doubt be Khaki with a dash of olive drab now and then.

    Last night a commander and I sat and talked until about 1 A.M. Just plain talky talk neither of us realizing that the time was as late, but the moon was out and if we forget our personal grudges of the tropic it really was beautiful.”

    I think he was speaking figuratively about an “Easter parade”–I don’t ever remember an Easter Parade in Kentland! 🙂

    Reply

Tell Me What You Think

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s