Next Sunday (Roscoe)

June 11, 1944 envelope

June 11, 1944 envelope

Letter transcription:

June 11, 1944, p. 1

June 11, 1944, p. 1

Liberty Mo.

Dear Mother,

Sunday Eve and I’m listening to the radio. In fact that is what I’ve been doing since leaving the school at 1500 and it is now 2020. I didn’t eat an evening meal – Had a big noon day meal so just skipped supper. I’ll probably get out and have a bar of candy or some such.

The P.O. was closed today so didn’t get the bag sent out. If it’s too big for parcel post I’ll send it express. It should get there in time that way. You might have to pick it up at the Depot if it comes by express. I’ll let you know in tomorrow’s letter how I’ve sent it.

Several of the officers and families seem to have a habit of eating Sunday dinner at the school. Of course I ate there. The head of the commissary is a civilian employed by the school and he doesn’t charge the Dr. He says that is the regulation. I’ve been eating 2 meals a day there and one here at the hotel – Breakfast. Their breakfast at school is at 0600 and that is a little early. Meals cost 35₵ to those who pay.

June 11, 1944, p. 2

June 11, 1944, p. 2

[page 2] I’ll  have plenty of typing for you to do when we get settled. I’ve almost finished the book.

One of the pharmacists told me I wouldn’t have needed any bed linens because I could borrow enough from sick bay. That might be OK but I wouldn’t want to do that unless in a pinch. That is a course that could used if necessary.

One of the pharmacist mates is a piano player and is planning on taking lessons at a conservatory in K.C. At least he is going to find out about it in the near future. They don’t have much of an Art and Music school here, but do have a voice instructor.

Well it’s been a long and dreary day and I don’t mean rainy. Hope next Sunday will be more pleasant –

Love Daddy

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6 thoughts on “Next Sunday (Roscoe)

      1. Genealogy Lady Post author

        Oh no! He was doing a correspondence course for the Navy. He was doing the lessons and then waiting for Gladys to get there so she could type them up for him. 🙂

  1. davidmadison1942

    One of the ways he kept his weight down over the years was skipping meals. And not going for the candy bar!

    “Their breakfast at school is at 0600 and that is a little early.” I agree, totally.

    “Well it’s been a long and dreary day and I don’t mean rainy.” 🙂


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