A1 Condition (Roscoe)

September 21, 1945 envelope

September 21, 1945 envelope

Letter transcription:

September 21, 1945, p. 1

September 21, 1945, p. 1

21 Sept. 45

Dear Mother,

Probably will have time to write before the regular weekly inspection. Inspection is always held here on Fri. PM. That is the word inspection – they don’t have personnel inspection here only every 3-4 months – I’ve been here for one so maybe will miss the next one.

There has been no new news on orders – navy policy, etc., since yesterday. So we just sit and wait and expect. I think I told you I was going out to Stanich’s again tonite for dinner. I feel I should take them out to dinner someplace one of these days but I don’t know where to take them. We will see about that as “time marches on.”

September 21, 1945, p. 2

September 21, 1945, p. 2

[page 2] The party last night was about what one would expect. I went to the show afterwards but it was rotten – something about “Wild Geese Flying.” The guest of honor was a Lt. Cmdr. Nurse and I think she was properly “recepted.” I’d say she is near 50 and looks the part very much. She used to be at Great Lakes while I was there so when she talked with me I put on the dog and reminded her that we were “old shipmates.” I’m not just sure what I mean by old but I don’t think she caught the word at least her eyebrow didn’t twitch when I said old. She and I were quite a bit alike – neither of us

September 21, 1945, p. 3

September 21, 1945, p. 3

[page 3] danced – we just let that to the younger generation. I always say I like to see the younger set enjoy themselves, they always seem so “gay” as digger might put it.

The ship’s service have some very nice pursers here – alligator hide. They are supposed to be very, very good. The prices range from $25.00 up. Now would you be interested in one at that price? If so tell me about the color – size, shape, etc. Or if you can suggest some other articles – you know your birthday. That seems a little high for a purse since possibly styles change but

September 21, 1945, p. 4

September 21, 1945, p. 4

[page 4] if you think you could trust my judgment in selection and want to part with that much “doe.”

I sometimes wonder if this ship service here isn’t on a regular civilian price scale. They sell a little bag of peanuts for 25₵ which I believe can be bought for 19₵ at any cut rate drug store.

Well, I guess I don’t have to buy anything there if I don’t want to.

It is almost time for that inspection to come off so must get out and go over the ward and see if everything is in A1 condition.

Love Daddy

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1 thought on “A1 Condition (Roscoe)

  1. davidmadison1942

    “That is the word inspection” Should read “ward” instead of “word”

    “She and I were quite a bit alike – neither of us danced – we just let that to the younger generation.” I got the no-dance-talent from him!

    $25 for a purse? That was a fortune! But for her birthday, why not?


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