Something about a kingdom (Roscoe)

Letter transcription:

May 15, 1943.
Lieut. R. S. Yegerlehner USNR
Navy 60
F.P.O. San Francisco

Dear Mother,

Got 3 letters today from people other than you – One from Ruth M. One from Geo. Sondergrath and one about the uniform check. Saying they had been sent, but no mail from you – Maybe later in the day some will stray in – at least I hope so.

Just had two interruptions but both were easily disposed of – however, those always break the train of thought – Even now in comes Chappie – (Chaplin) and said something about a kingdom of which

[page 2] I didn’t pay any attention. Not getting on so well because there is some conversation and writing and talking and listening don’t work out so well. Chappie just now had me all worried said he had lost his watch and after looking all around He found it in his pocket just where he left it.

For the past few days we have had very fine weather but the only indication we have of winter is the early setting of the sun.

I am enclosing a picture we had taken a few days ago and that’s all I can say about it other than some of the fellows as well as myself took very rotten pictures.

[page 3] By now your garden should be coming along in good condition – Don’t know if I told you or not but my potatoes are rotted before even getting a chance to sprout. I have a few more to try so I may yet raise potatoes but the garden seed you sent are still someplace in transit.

Have to make two trips today – one an inspection and another to give some shots so will be rather busy and besides will take a beating in a jeep because those things ride hard.

Lots of 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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2 thoughts on “Something about a kingdom (Roscoe)

  1. Genealogy Lady Post author

    I only have a few pictures of him that I assume where taken during the War. Only one was dated so I have no way of telling which pictures were sent. Gladys of course was so good at dating her pictures. 🙂

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  2. davidmadison1942

    “Even now in comes Chappie – (Chaplin) and said something about a kingdom of which I didn’t pay any attention.” Well, chances are, Chappie was talking about the kingdom of God referenced in the New Testament. 🙂

    The difficulty of being in such close quarters: “Not getting on so well because there is some conversation and writing and talking and listening don’t work out so well.”

    I was afraid that the potatoes would rot. 😦

    Has the picture he mentions turned up anywhere?

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