New Washing Machine (Roscoe)

Letter transcription:

Apr. 29, 1943
Lieut R.S. Yegerlehner USNR
Navy 60
Fleet Post Office
San Fran. Calif.

Dear Mother,

Yesterday I had to forgo the washing because the machine was new and had to be adjusted but we got things going today. One of the fellows from Reno used to sell this machine so he knew what to do and we pooled our washing. His shirts are all 15 ½ and his pants are accordingly large so we had no trouble separating the finished product. Of course we took our work very serious and did the whole thing very thorough. Even to rinsing the thing twice and using the agitator to get the soap out and wringing the final twice. Now if

[page 2] just had an iron we’d be all set and maybe in time we will have those things.

We had a little party last night to celebrate the departure of one of our gang – sang songs and drank a little beer. And everyone was sober when the thing was over. We really needed some onion sandwitches to make things more complete but there was none to be had. Wish I had about one pound of onion sets but they would spoil before getting here.

Yesterday P.M. got a v-mail letter from Uncle W. saying he had sent some writing papers. His letter came thru without being photo – because he put his address in both places on the inside and left mine off. So it had to come that way.

Well must get going – Love Daddy.

Russell Islands  Image by Kelisi at (Wikipedia Commons license)

Russell Islands
Image by Kelisi at (Wikipedia Commons license)

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3 thoughts on “New Washing Machine (Roscoe)

  1. davidmadison1942

    Well the washing machine sounds like a pretty good one.

    ” And everyone was sober when the thing was over. ” 🙂

    Yes I remember the onion sandwiches. Not habit forming for moi.

    Don’t understand this: “His letter came thru without being photo”

    1. Genealogy Lady Post author

      I don’t know. It does seem like an interesting snack. I will have to check and see if it something he had when he returned home (if my father remembers them). 🙂


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