Yankee Doodle Dandy (Roscoe)

Letter transcription:

Lieut. R.S. Yegerlehner USNR
Navy 60
F.P.O. San Fran Calif.
Oct. 20, 1943

Dear John,

I’ve just finished writing Mark and I find that this was the only paper I had. So you will have to excuse it at present because it is raining and the store is closed.

The last letter I remember getting from you was the one thanking me for your birthday present. So I guess it really was my time to write.

Mother wrote the other day that you were playing foot ball – in your Ph. Ed. Class. That should really be good for you – give you some muscles and make a tough boy?

Do you ever write any compositions anymore? Our show the other nite was “Yankee Doodle Dandy” and in it the hero was always composing songs. It made me think of you. I could just see you sitting there pecking out the tunes.

Right now we have news commentators on – Raymond Gram Swing is on – It’s nice and clear – sounds just like we used to get them at home.

Love Daddy

P.S. Don’t forget that kiss to Mother.

John (January 1943)

John (January 1943)

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1 thought on “Yankee Doodle Dandy (Roscoe)

  1. davidmadison1942

    I can never see John playing football! ….except under duress during phs. ed. class.

    I wish he had pursued composition. That was nice of dad to mention Yankee Doodle Dandy, the classic WWII movie about George M. Cohan (not sure about the spelling). We saw a few minutes of that just the other day.


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