Sleeping Partner (Roscoe)

Letter transcription:

Lieut. R.S. Yegerlehner USNR
Navy 133
F.P.O. San Francisco Calif.
Feb. 1, 1944

Dear Mother,

It’s really mail time but nothing as yet has shown up but it could be late. My last letter being Jan. 12 makes this a pretty long mail famine again.

We were looking at the ads in the paper today and their wording is different than ours and we get a real kick out of some of them. One I remember in particular was a business in which a partner was wanted. And instead of saying a silent partner they called it a sleeping partner. There were others which weren’t so funny but we were in a funny stage and laughed more than much about most of them.

The mail just came and your v-mail of 1-18 and 1-20 arrived. The one on the 20th told of Tommy B. saying I had called from San Francisco – He surely can stretch stories

[page 2] for that one reached for miles. Hope it isn’t for such a long time.

I didn’t get to send Mark’s money order today because I find they don’t sell money orders every day so I’ll get one the first day they sell them and it should still arrive in time.

It seems as if D. is still very much an active boy and giving his mother plenty of running to do. Maybe I don’t get the ruder side of life but I’ve never heard of him getting a real old fashioned spanking – Yes you have mentioned about slapping his hands. Maybe he is good enough that he doesn’t need any more severe punishment.

Some hours later – It seems I was detained by supper and a stage show which I wouldn’t class as too good but it was pretty good entertainment. I think I’ve told you all about those Tue. Evening shows before and they are about all alike. They make have a habit of singing old songs. A favorite I believe is “For Me & My Gal.” That one has been used every week since I’ve been here. Well time to turn in –

Love Daddy

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One thought on “Sleeping Partner (Roscoe)

  1. davidmadison1942

    “instead of saying a silent partner they called it a sleeping partner.” Yes, that IS funny! 🙂 Years ago–I believe it was the Shrewsbury parish–the story still circulated when I was there, about a former pastor, originally from Australia. He was scheduled to provide a lift to a woman the next day, and he said–instead of “I’ll pick you up in the morning,” “I’ll knock you up in the morning.”

    “I’ve never heard of him getting a real old fashioned spanking…” I think that all the spankings were in my earliest years, because I don’t remember them.

    “I wouldn’t class as too good but it was pretty good entertainment.” Well, make up your mind, Roscoe!

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