Personal Means of Locomotion (Roscoe)

Letter transcription:

Lieut. R.S. Yegerlehner USNR
Navy 133 USN Base Hosp. #4
F.P.O. San Francisco Calif.
Nov. 8, 1943

Dear Mother,

It seems it’s about as hard to think of things to write from here as it was at the last place but I know if I can ever get mail from you it will be easier again.

There is a fellow here from Anderson Ind. that I had a chat with this Eve. I mean he chatted with me – His tongue was a little on the run away order and he did most of the talking. He knows a few people that I know so we did have a little in common.

Took another walk this P.M. Just a short turn around the valley – Not a long walk – about ¾ hr. all in all and I was about all in when we returned. You see I’m still not used to walking too much and here I don’t have a jeep like at the last place so must use my own personal means of locomotion. The roads are mostly black top so it’s much better walking than from cocoanut to cocoanut. The varieties of vegetation are so much more numerous here and really is beautiful this time of year with all the fresh green and also the various wild flowers. As time goes along I want to go on

[page 2] longer walks in order to see as much of the country as possible. The cities doesn’t don’t hold nearly as much for me as the country because they are somewhat like our own.

It seems I have a devil of time with shillings, pounds, etc., but possibly in time I’ll be able to carry on a transaction without feeling I’m being robbed. It’s almost a necessity to be able to use the money even in our own compound. Rumors have it that we will be paid that way but I rather doubt that.

I had an extra half strip put on my blue coat and it came to six shillings and I’m having the suit and rain coat cleaned & pressed and I thik think that will cost around 10 or 11 shillings. I think 6 shillings is about the same as one dollar but I’m not sure.

Well, Dear I hope your mail is getting thru to you better than mine is coming this way for it sure does seem a long time since I’ve heard from you but it’s still –

Lots of Love
Daddy

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1 thought on “Personal Means of Locomotion (Roscoe)

  1. davidmadison1942

    “The roads are mostly black top so it’s much better walking than from cocoanut to cocoanut.” 🙂

    “It seems I have a devil of time with shillings, pounds, etc., but possibly in time I’ll be able to carry on a transaction without feeling I’m being robbed.” I know the feeling, except the part about being robbed!

    Reply

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