Mobile Hospital (Roscoe)

August 26, 1945 envelope

August 26, 1945 envelope

Letter transcription:

August 26, 1945, p. 1

August 26, 1945, p. 1

Aug. 26, 1945
San Fran. – 12

Dear Mother,

Just after noon day chow – veal cutlets, asparagus, watery mashed p., celery & a salad & ice cream. Now what to do for the rest of the day?

The show G.I. Joe is a stinker, I think, and the theater here also leans to that side. Last night was the first show I had a chance to see. The other times I planned something came up.

Tomorrow will be one full week and I’ve been outside the main gate once and that to Hunter’s point where I found the meat points. For all practical purposes this place could be on a south P. island. It was intended to be one of the mobile hospitals for overseas but it was stopped here and located in a place which in the future is to be a water storage place for San Francisco. In other words, it is a large valley. The main part of the hospital is down in the very bottom with

August 26, 1945, p. 2

August 26, 1945, p. 2

[page 2] the wards and living quarters on the hill sides. All the buildings are temporary, just bolted together – no windows, a flexi-glass with screens – Just like overseas but for the small gas heater in each room. It gets very cold at night even with the windows and doors closed. There is no mail delivery today and no mail pick up so far as I’ve been able to find out. So maybe this letter will be a little short. I should write the folks but at the moment I’m not in the mood, maybe later on yes. I still haven’t written to anyone other than J.B. Moore. I just wanted to find out how things were going.

Well, I hope but this time next week something will be a little more settled but I doubt it. Personally I think ??? I’ll stay right here until they finally decide what is to be done with old fuddy duddies like me and that could be a long time.

Anyway lots of love

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1 thought on “Mobile Hospital (Roscoe)

  1. davidmadison1942

    “Now what to do for the rest of the day?” Gladys would have had a stack of books… 🙂

    “….a place which in the future is to be a water storage place for San Francisco.” I wonder if that indeed is what happened. Too bad there are no photos.

    “old fuddy duddies like me” LOL 🙂 40 years old!


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