Jello in a Little Dish (Roscoe)

August 27, 1945 envelope

August 27, 1945 envelope

Letter transcription:

August 27, 1945, p. 1

August 27, 1945, p. 1

Aug. 27, 1945
San Fran (12)
Calif.

Dear Mother,

Monday just after noon day chow and the chin strap and buttons came but no letter. I’ve forgotten what day I wrote you for those things but they seemed to have made good time.

I sent my gray suit to the cleaner and my laundry out. The suit is supposed to be back in 24 hours and the laundry by Thur. Not bad if true.

Kennry came back this AM after his trip east and

August 27, 1945, p. 2

August 27, 1945, p. 2

[page 2] set about getting himself detached for oversea duty he thinks. Of course, he has been here for some time and was due for a little trip in that direction. He had an 18 hour lay over in Chicago and some of his brothers and his wife came up.

The show last night was “Caribbean Mystery” and it was as rotten as the one the night before. The plot was thin and the acting was possibly a half step above high school dramatics. The one tonite doesn’t even sound

August 27, 1945, p. 3

August 27, 1945, p. 3

[page 3] good so I think I’ll continue with my mystery novel reading. We don’t have an officer club here so there isn’t anything to do but read. Maybe that is a good thing.

I’ve about half way contracted for a watch – $34.00. Maybe that isn’t too much to pay. It seems to be a good deal. Did Mark ever find that old watch of mine or has he forgotten all about it?

How cold has it been there? Last night I had to go to bed to get my feet warm. The decks are several feet off the ground

August 27, 1945, p. 4

August 27, 1945, p. 4

[page 4] and that cold wind sure keeps the lower part of the room in a semi frigid condition. There was an earthquake this AM at 6 but it didn’t seem to disturb me. So far as I know it was just a little wriggle – like Jello in a little dish. Maybe it was the Yanks taking the nips.

Well, I must get doing something before I fall asleep or something less “exciting.” Lots of Love and all that Stuff

Daddy

©2016 copyright owned and transcribed by Deborah Sweeney
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2 thoughts on “Jello in a Little Dish (Roscoe)

  1. davidmadison1942

    “Kennry came back this AM…” I wonder if this is a reference to Art Kenny. It’s hard to tell if he wrote Kennry or Kenny. ….since his wife came up to Chicago–presumably from Kentland.

    “I’ll continue with my mystery novel reading. We don’t have an officer club here so there isn’t anything to do but read. Maybe that is a good thing.” His descendants would agree!

    “So far as I know it was just a little wriggle – like Jello in a little dish.” 🙂

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