Listening to the News (Roscoe)

June 6, 1944 envelope

June 6, 1944 envelope

Letter transcription:

June 6, 1944, p. 1

June 6, 1944, p. 1

6/6/44
NFPS
LIBERTY MO

Dear Mother,

Most of the day was spent by the radio listening to the radio news. There is a radio in sick bay and we used it most all day.

I’m just wondering what day you have for reservations or rather what day you plan on coming. We may have to park you and the boys in the streets. The Dr. here isn’t planning on leaving until the 14th or 15th and then the lady wants a couple of days to redecorate before she vacates the house for us. This hotel is so crowded. I got the only room vacant Sun. but if you come before the house is ready I guess we can do something.

I talked to the supply officer and we think best that you buy your tickets and ship the stuff and then we will put in for your expenses later. If we knew which train, etc., we could get the tickets but we believe it best for you to get your tickets which best suit you as to time and route.

I’m listening to the radio and scratching ciggers and I’m not able to concentrate. And I might say the ciggers have an almost upper hand. I’m going to try to devise something to keep the little pests away if and when we have another garden party.

June 6, 1944, p. 2

June 6, 1944, p. 2

[page 2] It has been so cool here since Sunday. I was really cold all day. Guess I’ll get warm in bed tonight.

Our house is one Kansas street and I think the number is 324 but I’d better check that before I give that to you for our permanent address. I got a letter from Mom, one that was sent to USNH Great Lakes today. So far no letter from you but maybe you haven’t written since we made the telephone calls.

As soon as you can tell me when you have your train reservations I’ll see what and how I can arrange to take care of you until the house is available.

Well, the news goes on and one. Most of it now is repeat but one keeps the radio one in case something new comes on.

Up to now this is about all I can think of tonight so
Lots of Love
Daddy

342 W. Kansas Street, Liberty, MO (Image courtesy of Google street view)

342 W. Kansas Street, Liberty, MO (Image courtesy of Google street view)

©2016 copyright owned and transcribed by Deborah Sweeney
Post originally found: https://genealogylady.net/2016/02/23/listening-to-the-news-roscoe/

5 thoughts on “Listening to the News (Roscoe)

  1. davidmadison1942

    I remember looking closely at one old photo, thinking “Where in the world was that taken?” But when I saw that color photo something clicked.

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  2. davidmadison1942

    “…but if you come before the house is ready I guess we can do something.” Not very reassuring!

    “… scratching ciggers and I’m not able to concentrate. And I might say the ciggers have an almost upper hand.” I had to do a Google search for ciggers and came up with chiggers.

    ” the news goes on and one” should read “on and on.”

    Re: the color photo of the house on Kansas Street: I may be wrong, but I seem to recall those three steps at the sidewalk in one of the old photos of me and/or John and Mark.

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