Packages (Roscoe)

Letter transcription:

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

Dear Mother,

Finally I got the M.O. for Mark and it will go out in the mail tomorrow so that is that.

I’m writing this before mail time today again and will add a note later letting you know if anything comes along. Now I’ve written that same line that appears in every one of the letters.

There is an ambitious Dr. outside my window practicing golf. I mean just swinging a club. No he has a ball tied to a string.

[page 2] He seems to be enjoying himself lots. Lentz is out playing again this P.M.

The mail came it was packages. Your other Christmas package came this one had socks. I didn’t know you had sent tow. This one today was crushed up a bit with a little candy on the socks and some sticky on all the boxes parts including some on the writing paper, but I’ll be able to use the paper I think. I’d hoped the picture of D might arrive but no such luck.

A letter also came from Joe R. He seems to be doing OK and still wondering about the 18 mo. just like all of up us are doing.

[page 3] Geo. Wingfield also sent me a Christmas present. A sterling silver name plate with chain for around the wrist. You know an identification tag. It sure is a swell one. Needless to say all these packages went to Navy 60 and that is the reason for the lateness and the bad condition. Your packages are always in worse condition than those from anyone else. I can tell that you secure them as well as anyone else but I think they must read who they are from and then someone gets them down and stamps them and then

[page 4] use them for a football and then just for good measure gives them a final kick. Maybe I’m a little hard on the mail carrier.

It seems to me that chewing gum has changed or maybe it’s the heat but it really don’t seem the same at least this that you sent doesn’t/ They don’t have the stuff here so I really get a kick out of that. I possibly won’t need the socks but I can always use them sooner or later.

Well Dear thanks loads for the package and

Lots of Love


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1 thought on “Packages (Roscoe)

  1. davidmadison1942

    “I didn’t know you had sent tow.” Should read “two”

    “A sterling silver name plate with chain for around the wrist. You know an identification tag. It sure is a swell one.” Hmmmm…..I think I’ve seen that somewhere in my odd bits of stuff. I’ll have to look again.

    “you sent doesn’t/” should read “doesn’t.”


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