Candy Stains (Roscoe)

Letter transcription:

Lieut. R.S. Yegerlehner
USN Base Hosp. #4
Navy 133
F.P.O. San Francisco Calif.
Feb. 6, 1944

Dear Mother,

You will note I’m using the paper you sent for my Christmas present and you will also note the candy stains on the inside. I had to throw only 2 or 3 sheets away so that wasn’t bad.

The wind today sure is whipping around. Due to our not having storm windows or the building being built too good the dust sure does pour in on windy days. The whole day reminds me of a March day at home – clear, cloudy, windy, etc. No rain as yet but it could most any time from the way it looks.

Had to stop long enough to open a coke. I just put the case under the bunk and

[page 2] when the urge comes on to drink one it isn’t hard to get it. Really no strain nor pain. I’ve often wondered if coke is to be had in the states or if it is rationed. If I remember correctly it was a little hard to get at times before I left.

Another Rotarian and I are planning on going to a meeting this coming Tue. I should have gone long before now but all of their meetings around here are noon meetings and it’s a little hard to get off and get transportation at that time of the day.

I’m on regular O.D. duty today. It really doesn’t amount to very much only being on the phone for a 4 hour stretch and that gets pretty tiresome before the 4 hour period rolls around. It’s a little painful if any calls come in from New Zealanders

[page 3] because I have a duce of a time understanding them over the phone. It’s sometimes bad enough in a conversation with them.

The outing season is still one here. I can see cars parked along the roadside, from my window, or picnics along the river and the mountain side. That sentence is a little mixed up but I think you can get the meaning. The cars and the mountains are not having the picnics.

I haven’t written the folks as yet today but will get started just as soon as I finish yours. That is always a good Sunday sentence as you well know because it appears in all my Sunday letters.

Just checked up to see on what day

[page 4] Easter comes this year. Yes, maybe I’m thinking of the same thing you are but I’m still not counting on anything like that. I suppose the 4th of July would be a better date to look forward to. It seems that that business crops into every letter I write anymore. It’s the most vital topic I can think of so I guess it’s bound to break into print or I should say writing very often.

Well, it seems as if I’m just about all washed up for anything else to write so
Lots of Love
Daddy

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One thought on “Candy Stains (Roscoe)

  1. davidmadison1942

    “… just put the case under the bunk and when the urge comes on to drink one it isn’t hard to get it…’ As I remember, Jack used to drink warm coke, so his grandfather shared that taste.

    I guess noon-time meetings for Rotary were common around the world.

    “‘It’s a little painful if any calls come in from New Zealanders because I have a duce of a time understanding them over the phone. It’s sometimes bad enough in a conversation with them.” We are so heavily exposed to British, Australian, etc. accents via TV and movies….but of course Roscoe did not have that advantage.

    “The outing season is still one here” should read “on”

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