July 20, 1943
Lieut. R. S. Yegerlehner USNR
Navy 60, F.P.O. San Fran.
I’ve spent 10 min. on this letter up to now – I suspect you are tired of hearing me say that in the beginning but it seems the putting down of a few words helps to break the ice.
Dr. Gardnier here after Jim – received a June issue of Readers Digest and I spent most of yesterday P.M. reading it, at least I got the meat out of the whole thing. The articles were just like they used to be some good some bad.
Another hours delay – a store keeper 1st class came in to have me sign some papers for his promotion and then he seeing me writing got to talking about married life – he isn’t married but has been going with the same girl for 5 years, but she won’t marry him because she is older than he by 5 years. And again I tried to play cupid by agreeing with him that that much difference in age wouldn’t make
[page 2] any difference – I’m getting the love questions now on the average of about one each day, and I joined the Navy for war. To me it only goes to prove that a family physician can be the same whether at home or elsewhere because lots of these kids really are serious. Maybe it’s just because I’ll talk to them about a subject which is most interesting and most important to them at the moment, but who should I go to?! I have it. Only to you thru the medium of writing as I have in the past. And I might say it has worked and possible that is why I’ve been able to help some of the fellows – I have a wonderful inspiration.
Just received yours of July 4 to July 7 mailed on July 6 & 7. I’m glad you took your mother to have a thorough exam. I’m sure bephron wasn’t strong enough because I think she is rather enemic – I’ll be looking forward for a report.
Don’t feel badly about my love talk – I don’t mean it that way. I’m trying to be complimentary but you know me it’s hard to get it out.
Lots of Love Daddy
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