A Better Christmas Present (Roscoe)

Letter transcription:

Lieut. R.S. Yegerlehner
USN Base Hosp. #4
Navy 133
F.P.O. San Fran. Cal.
Dec. 10, 1943

Dear Mother,

Two air mail letters today one dated Nov. 23 & one Nov. 26. The pictures were in one and believe it or not I think you couldn’t have sent a better Christmas present. Those are the first pictures I’ve seen in a long time because the ones you have sent are packed away and are supposed to be sent to me. You see most of my gear had to be shipped because I traveled by air and couldn’t take everything. I sure went round and round there to tell you I didn’t have your

[page 2] pictures with me.

A letter from the folks came yesterday today also. It seems as if they are getting along fine. Mother’s writing has improved lots and I’m sure she isn’t nearly as nervous now as a year or so ago.

When on our trip we had some pictures taken and when they come back I’ll send them to you if they are good. They might be good of the hills, etc., but the subjects in question were both poor so I know they can’t be too good. The pictures I mean – I’m run down –

Love Daddy

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©2015 copyright owned and transcribed by Deborah Sweeney
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2 thoughts on “A Better Christmas Present (Roscoe)

  1. davidmadison1942

    “I think you couldn’t have sent a better Christmas present” 🙂

    “Mother’s writing has improved lots and I’m sure she isn’t nearly as nervous now as a year or so ago.” I wonder what her ailment was….other than having worked so hard all her life.

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    1. Genealogy Lady Post author

      I took the line to mean that she was nervous about her son being in the war, and now that he has survived a good long stretch so probably isn’t as nervous about Roscoe being overseas.

      Reply

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