Pensacola (Gladys)

#WWII1943-11-04 (GRY)Letter transcription:


Dear Daddy – Yours of Oct. 27 & 30 came today. Some service I would say. I haven’t seen any of Hickey’s family yet to tell them his hello! I am much relieved to get your last two letters and am anxiously waiting more. Hope you are getting mine right along. I wrote Lt. Palmer a thank you note for sending the flower order to Bergens. Some of roses are still pretty. The bouquet was red roses & white mums. I got two ton of Ind. coal and with what was in the basement think we will get along for a while – at least until after the first of the year. I am keeping the thermostat at 70 in this weather but will probably set it up when real cold sets in. We had a heavy frost last nite & the temp was 29. It is warmer now. I have clothes whipping on the line. David is “loose” at present walking around the furniture & walls having quite a good time. John & Mark are trying hard to get him to say words. It’s still mostly jabbering. He has another tooth which makes seven and another about thru. Dr. Van K. is back – He is retired from the Army so I image [imagine] will re-open his office here. The Myers twins have been sent to Pensicola, Fla. for final 3 months training. Do you remember we once thought of that station? We could dream couldn’t we?

Love – Mother

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3 thoughts on “Pensacola (Gladys)

  1. davidmadison1942

    So that’s about one ton of coal burned per month….by just one house.

    ” David is “loose” at present walking around the furniture & walls having quite a good time.” 🙂

    Given my father’s weariness with the tropics, I’m not sure he would have hankered after Florida at that time. But mother loathed the cold, so she eventually prevailed. Ruth and Floyd were staying (or living in Sarasota) one year (when my folks were living in Lafayette), and they drove down to visit them. When they left Lafayette it was full blast winter, when they arrived in Sarasota, it was summer. They moved to Sarasota about two weeks later! 🙂

  2. A.M.B.

    I’ve never been to Pensacola, but my husband is heading back from there today (he was there for work). He got to see dolphins from his hotel window. I think he’s a little sorry to be returning from the beach so soon!


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