Clay City News (Roscoe)

Letter transcription:

June 9, 1943
Lieut. R. S. Yegerlehner USNR
Navy 60 F.P.O. S. F. Calif.

Dear Mother,

All done with morning chores and the most terrific thing I could do was take a fellow’s finger nail off. He had a little infection back of it that wouldn’t heal so I just jerked it off.

I think I told you about receiving a letter from Rev. McCloud some time age and I just got to thinking of some of the things he wrote. He explained that Kentland was having dim outs or black outs and that he and Chet L. were the big bosses

[page 2] in their block. That’s a laugh. I don’t mean the He and Chet but the black out – business. From our stand point or view point it is amusing but in a way it isn’t so bad because it gets the people at home in a better frame of mind. I remember at Norfolk when Mr. “Such a Nice Man” had a dim light on in his upstairs room and was bawled out something terrible for not turning it out. And also one wasn’t allowed to smoke even on the porch, but such is life in different places

[page 3] and under different circumstances. We’ve been here now for some time as you know and we’ve enjoyed what we are doing and I might say almost all have gotten a kick out of doing it.

I haven’t heard from Joe R. or Hicky since writing them but I expect an answer very soon because as I’ve said before we aren’t far apart. Of course I could be mistaken.

Yesterday two Clay City news came and some cigarettes from Ruth M. The cigarettes were in A-1 condition. Not a mark or mar

[page 4] on the entire package. I really don’t get much kick out of the C.C. news because many of the names are foreign to me. However there was three items about the family – Wilma graduating, Floyd moving and Mrs. R. S. Yegerlehner and three sons visiting. They were the Apr. 16 and 23 issues, and of course I knew all of those items before. I did see where lots of the boys were home on leave which makes one wish more than somewhat.

Well parts of this have been very vague but as strong as I could make them –

Love Daddy

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2 thoughts on “Clay City News (Roscoe)

  1. davidmadison1942

    Yikes! Too much information. I could never have been a doctor: “the most terrific thing I could do was take a fellow’s finger nail off. He had a little infection back of it that wouldn’t heal so I just jerked it off.” WHEW!

    These comments give such good glimpses of what life was like during the war conditions: “I remember at Norfolk when Mr. “Such a Nice Man” had a dim light on in his upstairs room and was bawled out something terrible for not turning it out.”

    Glad to hear it wasn’t all grim: “we’ve enjoyed what we are doing and I might say almost all have gotten a kick out of doing it.”

    Contemporary corroborating documentation! “three items about the family – Wilma graduating, Floyd moving and Mrs. R. S. Yegerlehner and three sons visiting.”

    Reply
    1. Genealogy Lady Post author

      I am thinking of getting someone to look up the Clay County Newspaper to see if they find the article that mentions the family members. 🙂 There have been several newspaper articles that have been mentioned that make me want to try and find the articles.

      Reply

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