Collection of Pictures (Roscoe)

Letter transcription:

Sept. 2, 1943
Lieut. R.S. Yegerlehner USNR
Navy 60 F.P.O. S.F.C.

Dear Mother,

I believe summer is returning for it seems the weather is more continuously hot than previously – maybe it’s just my imagination.

A few days ago I received a letter from Red & Ruby Brewer – It was the second one. I answered the first and in it I said I was surprised that they remembered me. And she said there was never a day passed but what my name was mentioned because Charles in his prayers each night asked my protection and she said it was a mouth full but he got it out. She is going to send a picture of him. I’ll really have a collection of pictures, Funks, Walkups, the Warrick grandson. I can remember that name – you know out north of town – Seems so darn funny but those names get away so easy but then I forget it’s been well over 1½ years since I’ve seen many of those people or about 1½ years I guess.

[page 2] Took dinner out last evening – Their food wasn’t any better than ours but it was a change. It was a group of medical men only – I almost felt out of place since most of my dealings have been with line officers. At least we have no medical arguments when only line officers are present.

There has been some U.S.O. men with us the past few days. Ray Whitley a singer of cowboy sons as well as a movie actor in the same class is with them. They are good if you like that kind of entertainment and the men sure go for it in a big way and I suppose that justifies the program. Men only are sent – I’m sure if women were on the program it would take more guards than somewhat to keep the crowd from overrunning the entertainers because these kids are as a rule pretty women crazy and some of the officers like to brag as to what might happen when once back to civilization which I think only makes more dissatisfaction.

Love Daddy

©2015 copyright owned and transcribed by Deborah Sweeney
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1 thought on “Collection of Pictures (Roscoe)

  1. davidmadison1942

    “my name was mentioned because Charles in his prayers each night asked my protection and she said it was a mouth full but he got it out.” HA HA LOL 🙂

    “a singer of cowboy sons” should read “songs”

    That’s a fun clip of Ray Whitley. I’d never heard of him. “They are good if you like that kind of entertainment …” It would be hard to name any type of entertainment that Roscoe did like. How did he grow up in southern Indiana and not like Country and Western music? Of course, with John around the house he got far more exposure to symphony and opera than he otherwise would have.

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