A Room of One’s Own (Roscoe)

Letter transcription:

Lieut. R.S. Yegerlehner USNR
USN Base Hosp. #4 Navy 133
F.P.O. San Francisco Calif.
Nov. 10, 1943

Dear Mother,

In talking with individuals here I find that mail is much slower in these parts than it was in the last area in which I was located, so don’t worry if my letters are slow in coming – I’m writing daily again so when things do get going again you should get them the letters as regularily if not as soon. I used to write I the morning but now that we can use lights – (good lights) – as long as we wish I write at night after the show – yes we have a show 2-3 or 4 times per week with some other features thrown in on other nights. Last Last night we had a type of variety show by a bunch of entertainers – singing, dancing and musical. A little girl 10 years old stold the show with her singing and dancing. She was really good. The other parts of the program were just fair but it was something to pass the time. I’m sure John would be a hit on that program with his playing.

We have had some rain today and it has been rather cold. I’m getting a little more accustomed

[page 2] to the weather now and I really like it. Even if it does rain, for here, one can get inside and turn on the heat and dry things out.

Each officer here has a room about 8 by 10 with a clothes closet in one corner, a bed and a desk dresser combination and one chair, a throw run on the deck and of course a window – my window faces South I think. It’s so much different than living in a tent and I surely appreciate it. To some individuals it might be classed as a hole in the wall but after living in various manner and modes this is really a delux affair. I can read in bed and after 10:00 P.M. also.

Yesterday my woman’s influence got the best of me so I moved the furniture. I didn’t like the arrangement so the three pieces of furniture were re-arranged – It was a job but I made it without too much of a struggle. I thought of you rearranging the furniture at home while I was doing this. In fact I moved the bed twice before it really suited me. I’ll leave it this way now until spring or maybe fall house cleaning which ever season comes up next.

Well Dear I’ve just about exhausted the paper so much get to bed –
Lots of Love
Daddy

©2015 copyright owned and transcribed by Deborah Sweeney
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3 thoughts on “A Room of One’s Own (Roscoe)

  1. davidmadison1942

    “I used to write I the morning” should read “in the morning”

    Too bad he didn’t provide a little more information about the entertainment. I wonder if the 10-year old girl went on to become famous.

    “To some individuals it might be classed as a hole in the wall but after living in various manner and modes this is really a delux affair.” 🙂

    “I thought of you rearranging the furniture at home while I was doing this.” 🙂

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  2. Sally Pavia

    My mother didn’t save any letters my father wrote so it’s nice to see something written during the war. After Daddy came home from the Pacific, he never said anything about his time there. He was a SeaBee and spent all of his time in the Solomon Islands.

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