More Fun Than Monkeys (Roscoe)

Letter transcription:

Lieut. R.S. Yegerlehner USNR
USN Base Hosp. #4
Navy 133
F.P.O. San Francisco Calif.
Jan. 27, 1944

Dear Mother,

The only mail today was the Nov. 18 issue of the Kentland Democrat. That was the one in which I was mentioned as having seen Hicky Reinhart. That seems like ages ago since I’ve seen him. I’m supposed to send Marg a statement that I want the paper so that she can send it second class. So if I want the paper to be continued I’ll have to write some sort of a note. She probably has erased my name from the list already because it has

[page 2] been so long.

Just now turned on the radiator because it was really getting a little chilly. It always does in the evening and the extra heat seems to help lots.

Well I finally was able to buy a pair of shoes today – a pair of Florsheim – a pound and 11 shilling I think – Just a little better than $4,.00 or maybe about $5.00. Buying a watch and a pair of shoes between pay day really cuts a hole in the cash but that is the penalty of civilization. Before any kind of shoes were OK and one didn’t need a watch because you never got far enough

[page 3] away from chow to miss it.

Lentz just brought me a drink of water – don’t know why he wanted to be so nice but probably he is after something or wants me to do something for him which means more than a glass of water. There is always something back of little kind deeds like that. I’ve had to chase him out 3-4 times while I’m trying to write this and finally got him out but had to get up and shut the door after he left.

Sometimes I think there is the nuttiest bunch around here but when you get a group of Drs. anything might happen.

[page 4] Just as I finished that page Lentz came in again and after about 5 min. he finally left what is that saying – Who has more fun than monkeys? Or monkeys is the funniest people? I sometimes wonder about Drs.

It seems I’ve written about all I know so you can see what a blank I am because if there is anything interesting or intelligent in this I’ve missed my guess.

I haven’t said anything about the weather today – fair – Now I think I’ve written all the usual things – so solong
Love Daddy

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One thought on “More Fun Than Monkeys (Roscoe)

  1. davidmadison1942

    ” a little better than $4,.00 or maybe about $5.00. Buying a watch and a pair of shoes between pay day really cuts a hole in the cash but that is the penalty of civilization.” So strange to hear the prices of things in the 1940s!

    “There is always something back of little kind deeds like that.” !!!

    “Sometimes I think there is the nuttiest bunch around here but when you get a group of Drs. anything might happen.” LOL !!!

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