African Front (Roscoe)

Letter transcription:

May 11, 1943
Lieut R. S. Yegerlehner USNR.
Navy 60
F.P.O. San Fran

Dear Mother,

I’ve been up or rather awake for some time because our roommate had to get up early to hold services and his moving around awakened me and I was unable to go back to sleep but that doesn’t matter because we are getting plenty of sleep so I was able to watch the sun rise.

I was able to listen to a radio last night and got some more news on the Africian front and that sure sounds good – hope it can be kept going right on up thru the European countries. We don’t hear much over the radio about our own situation but I guess we can learn about that first hand.

There are rumors of mail around but as yet none has arrived so we just set and wait and that sorta seems the way yours comes because you told me once that you received 12 letters in one day.

We were talking about Florescent lights last night and I just happened to think. I believe you asked me about the one in the office – Why don’t you have it placed in the kitchen at home? Of course it may be

[page 2] worn out by now. If you want to put it there I think it would be swell or even in the basement around the laundry. It probably would be of as much value there as far as lights go as the big ones you have, but do as you please.

Our laundry seems to be drying rather rapidly and I’m going to watch for sprinkles so that it won’t be like last week. I noticed one of my sheets had some mold, but that isn’t unusual. Even ones tobacco molds very rapidly and all leather goods have a constant film of mold.

I finished another story yesterday – another mystery – “Death at Bratton Grange” just another story written in a different manner but something to occupy the leisure time.

Well, I’ve run down so
Solong
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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1 thought on “African Front (Roscoe)

  1. davidmadison1942

    It is amazing what the Allies accomplished in WWII–essentially two major wars on opposite sides of the planet.

    I’m guessing the florescent light were new at that time.

    I don’t think I want to live in the tropics: “I noticed one of my sheets had some mold, but that isn’t unusual. Even ones tobacco molds very rapidly and all leather goods have a constant film of mold.” Yuk.

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