Ants in the Pants (Roscoe)

Letter transcription:

Lieut. R. S. Yegerlehner USNR
Navy 60
F.P.O. San Francisco Calif.
Aug. 12, 1943

Dear Mother,

From where I’m sitting I can see those poor clothes on the line trying to get dry and maybe they will today but they’ve been there since Monday. Maybe I should take them in and hang them around the stove.

Today marks another milestone in this career of mine – Six months ago today I left the last station. At that time six months would have seemed an infinity but looking back now it seems only a short time. Many things have happened since then and I will say the time has gone very rapidly and as pleasurable I’ll sure be pleased.

I don’t believe I’ve ever mentioned it

[page 2] before but we have had open air shows here for the past 3 or 4 months. I haven’t been a very regular attender but went last night and it was Fibber, Molly, Edgar B. and that bunch. It was a pretty good show but not as good as they are over the radio – just a little disappointing. Imagination of characters sometimes is better than the real characters – anyway it was a pretty good evening’s entertainment.

I’ve wondered lots whether Jim has any idea of when or where he may be sent out. Possibly he was just as certain as we are – That is he knew nothing. We all get itchy britches now and then to be on our way to someplace but now since I’ve been away from home I’m getting the proverbial ants but that possible won’t help any.

Love Daddy

©2014 copyright owned and transcribed by Deborah Sweeney
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1 thought on “Ants in the Pants (Roscoe)

  1. davidmadison1942

    Part of a sentence is missing: “I will say the time has gone very rapidly and as pleasurable I’ll sure be pleased.” Should read: “I will say the time has gone very rapidly. If the next six month pass as rapidly and pleasurable I’ll sure be pleased.”

    Come to think of it, he hasn’t mentioned the open air shows in a while. “Fibber, Molly, Edgar B. and that bunch.” I remember those from my distant youth! 🙂

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