Coming Home (Roscoe)

April 18, 1944 envelope

April 18, 1944 envelope

April 18, 1944, p. 1

April 18, 1944, p. 1

Letter transcription:

4/18/44

Dear Mother,

No mail today – maybe it takes it longer to get here if you address it to the station but on second thought I guess it’s because it was Sunday when you would have written a letter which should come today so that probably solves the mystery of the missing letter. I mailed one on Sunday but I’m not sure that it leaves the base on Sun.

I had a talk with a fellow who has the rental of houses and he seems to think we will be able to get a house. He took my name & address, etc. I’ll keep looking otherwise myself however.

So far so good on my coming home this weekend. My plea is in to the commanding officer and I believe it will go thru from the way the assistant executive officer talked. If one lives more than 75 miles he has to put in for leave so that in case an accident

April 18, 1944, p. 2

April 18, 1944, p. 2

[page 2] or some such he will be legally covered. Then when the leave is over the paper is destroyed so that the leave isn’t counted against you in Washington. Just an old Navy custom.

We had a medical meeting at the base so I just stayed and ate there and it is now after 10 PM. It was a lecture by some Chicago Dr. on infections of the hand. It is one of those you must attend things so I went.

Yesterday I got a letter telling me I hadn’t done my correspondence work in the past two years and a little not was added to the bottom saying this is the second warning. I’ll have to drop in and give them the glad hand or something.

Well, it’s bed time so I must stop and see what I can do about some shut eye
Love Daddy

©2016 copyright owned and transcribed by Deborah Sweeney
Post originally found: https://genealogylady.net/2016/01/20/coming-home-roscoe/

2 thoughts on “Coming Home (Roscoe)

  1. davidmadison1942

    “Then when the leave is over the paper is destroyed so that the leave isn’t counted against you in Washington. Just an old Navy custom.” Sounds like bureaucracy at its finest!

    “It was a lecture by some Chicago Dr. on infections of the hand.” Hmmmm….might have been something there to help Gladys with her hands.

    “I hadn’t done my correspondence work in the past two years…” I wonder what that was about.

    “a little not was added to the bottom” should read “a little note”

    Reply
    1. Genealogy Lady Post author

      He was required to take a correspondence course on navy regulations (I believe). I have his final grade report amongst the military papers. Will be posting it soon.

      Reply

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